Sunday, September 27, 2009

Finally a day with the teenager

We went with Tom and his dad to Camp Pendleton for a marine reunion. I was super excited when Nick agreed, and actually seemed to look forward to coming with us. Tom and I spend a lot of one on one time with Steveo, but we havent done something with just Nick since the Day Of The Dead at the Hollywood Cemetery.
We got the grand tour, and Nick seemed to really enjoy seeing all of the tanks and helicopters. It felt good to reconnect with Nick. Im not sure if its the age, but lately, Nick seems interested only in video games, more specifically, Halo. He doesnt like to leave his room unless he really has to. More than anything, I dont want our relationship to ever feel strained, or stressful. I love both my kids more than words can describe, but Nick and I grew up together. He taught me to be strong when I wanted nothing more than to stay in bed and wallow when his father died. He understands me and I understand him. He teaches me so much everyday. Each day I spend time with him, I am more and more amazed at how intelligent and articulate he has become. I hope one day he realizes how proud I am to be his mother. He made our day so much better.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Why I think my son is so awesome

He comes up with his own ideas and creates the cutest pieces of art. He proudly displays them throughout the house.

He listens to cool music while he creates his art. He says the music helps to inspire him better than the t.v does.

Because he decorates his room himself with all his artwork. Notice the prayer flags hanging by a clothesline. He just made those... Im such a proud mama of my little creative/punk rock/energetic/irish/artist/buddhist in progress. He's so adorable and just delicious.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Huntington Gardens with the boys, well minus Nick

So Nick once again is in teenage mode (he's to cool to hang out with us) and we went to Huntington Gardens without him. It was so beautiful. It is a perfect place to just lay on the grass and read a book. Note to self, next time go alone. Anyway, I would love to go back. Steveo wants Tom and I to get married there. I just like that there is so much to look at and no matter which area you are at its just amazing scenery.