Hard Days

Being a mom is so hard sometimes.  But, the last thing I want to do is complain because I know there are so many women out there who would give anything to be a Momma.  

I feel like the past few days have been one parenting fail / meltdown / mistake after another.  I can tell my patience and tolerance is way out of line and lacking.  I wonder what my kids think of when they think of me sometimes? I know what I would think… “that lady is CRAZY!“ 

I’m so tired and yet I’m so thankful for this time I have at home with my kids.  That time is running short and my heart breaks a little bit each day knowing I’m one day closer to not being a stay at home mom anymore.  Why are my babies growing up so fast?! WHY does it make me so sad to see them get older and do more things and NOT need me anymore?  I am so thankful for their little lives and that they are growing and thriving.  I wish I could just slow down and think of the NOW and not worry so much about the future and them growing up and things not being the way they are right this second.  Being an adult and understanding the way the world works really sucks sometimes.

Kate has hit the terrible twos.. I know the three’s are waaaaay worse, so I have something to look forward to.  ;)   Today has been such a hard day with her.  I’m that mom who’s child is screaming and throwing a fit because she can’t get the cozy coupe to roll in the grass the way she wants.  Have you ever seen that thing showing children crying over the most random / silly things?! That is my life..  You can see it for yourself here.  ;) Sometimes I look through those photo’s to see that I’m not struggling alone..haha.  Tristan NEVER acted like that.  He was so chill.  Kate is the complete opposite, and I’m sure it’s because she’s a dramatic GIRL.  She is so much like me, too.  I think I’m going to have to sit down with my parents and take parenting lessons since they’ve already raised a child just like her and they survived! 

I’m just sitting here on the couch after a rough morning in tears … tears because I’m exhausted and feel like the worst parent in the world – and tears because I love this life and I don’t want anything to change.  Even in the worst days, I am so incredibly blessed and I love those children so much that it hurts.  I feel so undeserving of them, and I am SO SO SO thankful that God was kind enough to bless me with two beautiful, healthy, happy children.  

Here’s to a better day tomorrow ;) Our Nesting Place Blog : T & K

Family Fun Day – Waikiki Beach

Well, today we did something we have NEVER done before – we went to Waikiki Beach for a beach day!  We have been to Waikiki so many times, walked the strip, ate at wonderful restaurants, LOOKED at the beach, but have never actually sat our butts on the beach and put our toes in the sand.  Took us long enough, huh?! 

Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach We got there around 9AM and it was absolutely perfect.  Not too busy and not too hot.

Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach The kids jumped right in and started playing – this is their absolute favorite thing to do!

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Check out the GUNS on this guy!

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Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach It got a lot busier as the morning went on

Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach Kate found a friend … 

Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach 10 seconds later, Tristan runs up to him and says “HEY! Get away from my Kate!”

Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach Another 10 seconds later, Tristan realizes this dude is OK ;)

Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach I didn’t get very many pictures from the beach because I spent the majority of the time playing with the kids or RELAXING!  

After the beach, we went to a place called Teddy’s Bigger Burgers for lunch – It was SO good! I only managed to take semi-decent pictures of my crazy kiddos.Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach Our Nesting Place Blog : Waikiki Beach

Right now we are all in bed – except for Shelby who is working late tonight.  We are WIPED OUT! I loved that today was very low key and relaxing.  No agenda really, just hanging out! It’s just something about being at the beach that makes us tired, though.  ;) 

I hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend!

Family Fun Day – Honolulu Zoo

We had another wonderful Tucci Family Fun Day this past weekend! This time we hit up the zoo, lunch, and our favorite bakery – and we had a blast! I look forward to our fun days and I’m so thankful we are able to spend this time together!

We hadn’t been to the Honolulu Zoo in a while – and it was a perfect day to go.  The weather was beautiful and we were able to get some sun on our skin.  The kids ran from one exhibit to another – which made for a nice nap time once we got home ;) 

Here are some of the photos we took at the zooOur Nesting Place Blog : Honolulu Zoo Our Nesting Place Blog : Honolulu Zoo

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