Thursday, April 12, 2012


Do you every have those moments where you are playing, talking, watching your kids and you are blown away by how much they are changing right before your eyes? I know the time goes by fast, and I have fully realized it this year having both kids in some form of school. We don't have babies or toddlers any more. The other day I was grocery shopping and turned the corner and past a mom and her two little girls one just barley able to sit in the cart and the other babbling away in some toddler talk. My heart leaped and kind of sank at the same time. I will never have those years back. I am no longer at that stage. I am shopping by myself while my kids are at school. Such mixed feelings.

I am so thankful for the little bit of time I have to myself the days they are both in school. But I now understand that I will never have the  daily slow mornings, the morning playtime, the snuggles. I know I am glamorizing those times, I remember the fits, blowouts, nightly crying, etc.... But those things are not the things leaving the mark. It is the sweet lovely times that leave the imprint.

I am so thankful I am and was able to stay home and be a part of my kids life. Part of their daily happenings.
These are a few things that are budding in Sydney and Stella lately.

Usually Stella remembers bits and piece of things she has seen or experienced. She would tell you about them in between dancing or jumping. Lately, she has been telling us very detailed descriptions of things. It is so cute to see her try to remember things and the way her little eyes move while she remembers.
She has taken her solo play time to a new level. She can play for 30 minuets with a simple bungee cord. She turns it into a steering wheel, a fishing pole, a backpack. I love to see her imagination take shape and flourish.


She has always been a reader and a drawer, but lately she has become a readers with a capital R. She reads like mad. She goes through chapter book after chapter book. Nancy drew, A to z mysteries, Ramona and Beezus, magic treehouse. We can't keep enough books on hand. She has started to re-read the Magic Treehouse books on her own. When we started them she wasn't quite reading by herself yet. But now she can finish one in a short afternoon.

Not only is she still drawing but now she makes tiny comic strips. The are so funny. Complete with 'POW' and 'BAM'. I love it.

I know things will continue to change, they always do. But I am trying to soak up this special time we are at with the girls. Both of them so unique in their likes and personalities. I am so lucky to be their mom.

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