Three weeks ago I left my family for five days to attend SoFabCon. For those who don’t know, it is an amazing conference that Collective Bias put on for their blogger community to learn, get to know each other and meet with brands. It was the first time I had ever gone anywhere without my kids overnight, and even though I was really nervous about it I came home with a renewed sense of what my goals were, where I was in my life and TONS of ideas for the future. There were a number of fantastic speakers, but one that really hit home for me was a keynote speech by Tiffany Romero of The Sits Girls. She talked about the importance of powering down and taking time to be with your family IN your life rather than just writing about it. The core of her message was that no matter what is going on in your life, wherever you are or whatever you are doing, there is always time for your family. Even if all you have is one afternoon each week, take that afternoon and give it to just them. No phones, no emails, no other duties. Just them.
The day I got home from my trip I looked at my babies and saw toddlers. When in the world did that happen? Kaia will be one in a few weeks and Judah will be three a month later, and I realized that this time of them being tiny, innocent and oblivious won’t last much longer so I have to really savor it while I can. I completely unplugged yesterday and it turned out to be the most fun I’ve had in a long time! The highlight of our afternoon was when I dug out some of my craft paints, put down a sheet and some canvases and let them go crazy. I had to take some photos to preserve this perfect afternoon, so here they are. Pure awesomeness.
Judah has never liked to get dirty or have things on his hands, so being able to hang out with paint all over him was a HUGE step for us and I am so glad that I got to capture it on camera! This last picture is my favorite, he had enough of the paint and was trying to shake it off of himself. I love how in the moment he is! I hope to start having many more days like this one, relaxed, fun and most importantly together.