after working so hard this entire summer (more to come on my next project soon!), i decided to take a day for myself. a lot of mama's would choose a spa day or a day just to be doing something alone. trust me i crave those days too, but this time i wanted something different. i chose to pull nate out of summer school/camp for the day + take him to the perot museum. we met up with some friends we'd been missing all summer. while he's been having fun at school with friends + i have been able to get a lot of work done without him at home, i've been having working mom guilt. this was the perfect excuse to spend the day together without worrying about who i needed to call, what emails i needed to respond to, + my ever growing to do list. here is a little peek into our day together. sadly i didn't actually get a picture of the two of us, but i will always have the memories of that giggle filled day of discovery.
rockets were a huge success, our friend noah had to help launch.
nate just could not get that jump right.
nathan's car he built beat the daily record + kept getting faster (final time 1.83).
we tried hard for the all time record, but it was a no go.
i am one lucky mama to be able to spend the day with this one.
i don't know if you are active on instagram. or if you follow some of these pretty amazing mamas. [@helloamerikaw, @woolful, @heyitscissy, @julsgarces, @tissespieces, + @courtneybabyccino] but there is a lot of craziness happening in the world of instagram and their censorship issues.
as i look over my instagram feed i can look back on some pretty amazing memories. the time nathan wouldn't wear a shirt for a month. the time he splashed daddy from the bath for the first time. the time he stripped down to his bare bottom in public. and his recent love of shaking such booty.
the photos i have posted are photos of beautiful memories that would all be deemed inappropriate on instagram, especially if nathan were a girl. all the accounts mentioned above have been affected by instagram censorship. courtney's [of @courtneybaccino] account was shut down and all her photos taken away because she posted a photo of her daughters adorably round belly. people are fighting to get these accounts back + i plan to join them.
i believe that it is a mother's right to share beautiful pictures of her children. wether it be a shirtless child, a baby's tooshy, or a breastfeeding mother. that should always be our right. whatever is happening is wrong. if no one speaks, nothing will change.
if you would like to help me in fighting these ludicrous censorship rules then please first go sign this petition. then go to motherbleep.org and hear some stories as well as tell your own.