Wednesday, March 30, 2011

if only I could bottle it up...

There's nothing like the sound of littles laughing and running around.

Sure, there's lots of screamin' and cryin' and he-took-my-favorite-(insert object d'jour here) and pull-your-hair-out mama moments, after all they're just 4 and not quite 2.

But...the belly laughs. They make it all worth it. You know the ones. The ones that make your whole body jiggle. The sneaky, steal-your-sister's-banana laughs. If only we could stop time. Just for a little while. After all, this was just last year. And look how much he's changed in just 12 months. *sob* I miss those baby rolls and all that droolin' too.

There may just be something to give those belly laughs a run for their money...the sweet nothings. The spontaneous leg hugs...the scribbly love notes...the stick people drawings...the Mama! with arms open wide...

The "I need to tell you a secret, mama."
- Okay, whisper it to me -
"Happy Best Friends Day, Mama (blows me a kiss)"

Oh, how I love you two! Blessings come in all shapes and sizes.
You two are my biggest ones.

4 comments:

Heather L. said...

Such sweet moments. So glad you are cherishing them - they go by way too fast. Lindsey is now 12 and I feel like she was a tiny baby just yesterday.

I always say that when you have little kids, the days go by slowly but the years just fly by. How I wish we could freeze time.

Kris said...

You "embrace" motherhood, and remind me so much of me, in how I so enjoyed those days when my children were young. And now, I get to enjoy it all over again, as a Grandma!!!

Amy Hightower Murphy said...

I have a few tears in my eyes reading that. This part of our life right now with these young children seems like it has to be the best it will ever be. I could be wrong but right now in this moment it doesn't seem like it could be any better. :) Wish they could stay little forever.

Jessica said...

Amy...I SO agree!

Heather...love "the days go by slowly but the years just fly by"!!
So.very.true.

Kris...I love readiing your posts! You are such a wonderful grandma!!!