Tuesday, May 25, 2010
laughter of my children
warmth of my home
washer and dryer in my home
excitement of reporting the days activities
my new sock sorting system
fresh baked anything(today I am thinking pretzels)
kids who wake up happy
friends who call despite the major mileage between us
walks with the baby(even in a bit of rain)
What a blessed life I live....
Oh and diapers, baby bums, little fingers, wet kisses, boy glasses that need cleaning several times a day, shrek...
Monday, May 17, 2010
When Leila was 15 months old, she was no longer a baby. Two days after her 15 month birthday she welcomed a baby brother into the world. She was bigger than life. She was born quite independent so the change happened quite naturally. I had so much anxiety leading up to Nathan's birth, mostly because I worried about what this change would do to Leila. Was I short changing her? Pushing her off my lap too early? Forcing her to grow up to fast? Probably yes I was. But some gifts you just don't question and we made it work.
But she seemed so big. She was our big girl. The big sister.
Nathan stayed a baby for a long time. He was snugly and sweet. We didn't break his habit of a pacifier and bottle as early as we did Leila. After the whirlwind of two in two years we took a breather. Rather I did. Jeremy was happy with our family of 4. We had fun watching our kids grow. Seeing their personalities and their development. While having them this close together was not a planned thing, it turned out to work very well for our family. Leila and Nathan grew together and so many milestones happened so fast it seemed to be an entire family event.
She is not sleeping through the night yet- we will get a night every few weeks or so. She is getting very good at putting herself to sleep on her own(yay!). She is usually very happy, but happens to have quite a temper on her- imagine that? Tantrums are quite normal and comical(She might not agree with the comical part). She can find her nose and her ears on request. She thinks she is as big as the big kids and will be by their sides as much as possible.
We love you baby K! Happy 15 month Birthday! You won't be getting kicked out of the nest or pushed off my lap in two days... you get to stay our baby!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I never completely knew how much I was loved until I became a Mother myself.
I look at my daughters and know one day they will understand what it means to be a mother. (my son will figure it out too, but I will talk about that on Fathers Day!)
Motherly love can come from anyone: Aunts, sisters, friends, friends mothers.
I am blessed to have my loving Mom, who teaches me about love and nurturing and taught me to love all things baby.
I am blessed to have my dear Mother-in-law, who teaches me how important it is to see life through my children's eyes as she seems to take such enjoyment from this.
I have my very sweet aunties, my precious sisters(including my sister in law), my loving friends(some with, others without children of their own), their mothers who seem to adopt and love me...
One time my mom bought one of my friends a bunch of tulips for her birthday. She wasn't particularly close to this friend of mine- didn't know her too well- But when my friend thanked her, my mom said she loved her because I love her and she knew my friends I chose were special. She also told her she loved her because this friend cared about me and helped me in many aspects of my life. I understand. My mom loves me, my husband, children, my interests- all because she knows how much I love them. That is a lesson I have picked up from her and naturally started in my own life.
What a blessing a mother is.