For starters, I receive help with the cleaning by this little guy...
....who is so excited about his new cleaning set that he goes around the whole house sweeping and mopping and occasionally bopping the dogs in the head with the biggest smile on his face.
They say a picture says a million words... yes, he really is this excited about cleaning. He certainly did not get this from me.
And the "staying at home" part certainly is not us. We've got things to do and new places to explore.
We've got soccer to play, baby.
He is absolutely fearless on the soccer field, dribbling right along with the big kids and drilling shots in the goal.
Of course, always making time to take instructions from Daddy.
This is me. Momma to Jacob, wife to my Philip, and yes, that's right, St. Louis' 2010 Nickelodeon Parent's Pick Winner for Best Family Photographer (yay!).
Goalllllllllllll!!! There is so much to cheer about.
And at the end of the day, when Jacob must be swept off the field because the real game is beginning, when I sit down to this computer and reflect on the day and what has become of our life, I can't help but think that, yes, my friends, it really is this good.