i wanted to take the kids to disneyland and i wanted to go to newport.
and all miles wanted was a chocolate covered banana.
so we went. and it was one of my most favorite times ever as a family.
we laughed, we relaxed, we rode rides, we saw old friends.
it was perfect with all its imperfections.
i had an hour in anthropologie by myself.
we rode bikes on the newport boardwalk.
we walked around balboa and my kids cuddled the whole time.
there is always money in the banana stand.
we went to disneyland and she thought she owned the place.
we watched the sunset in california adventure.
we gave minnie mouse kisses.
we walked up and down main street admiring the lights.
we enjoyed the ocean.
we all held hands.
and i got to celebrate being a mom of these two beautiful children.
and how they have shaped me into someone who is different because of them.
i am more stressed out, and often times grumpy.
but i am also happier, i smile more, i am more gracious, and i am learning to be more patient.
all because of them.
it was my favorite mother's day to date.
sun down on a fantastic vacation.
i simply can't wait to do it again.