Right now, even though most days I am feeling overdone, overwhelmed, and with my hands totally full, I wish I could freeze time. Just freeze it. I don’t want to forget a second of this.
A sweet, blonde headed not-so-much-a-baby girl playing patty cake with her baby doll. A sweet kiss for “mommy”. Brayden wanting to share his toys with Kenley. Her sweet little voice. His “good morning, momma” every day. Kenley finally saying Grandma and Jamie. (Aunt Jamie has waited a LONG time for this!)
A sweet boy playing imaginatively with his new Planes toys. Dance parties in the living room. Fishing off the couch with his blanket. The daily learning and growing that my kids are doing right now astounds me. Absolutely astounds me.
Sweet snuggles at nap and bedtime. I feel they are almost over. She isn’t as interested, but loves being tucked in to her crib with her big girl pillow and all 3 baby dolls. Still attached to the paci’s but I think after her molars are done coming in, they will go, too. She’s more independent now, as is Brayden. While I celebrate their learning and achievements, I also mourn slightly. They are growing. Changing. Learning. In just two short years, I will have two kiddos in school. *shudder*
For now, I take it day by day. Soak them in. Help them learn and grow. Cherish the moments, even the hard ones. And give myself grace, because everyone has a bad day now and then.
I am just lucky I get a new day tomorrow to spend with my kids.