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.


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! "the days go by slowly but the years just fly by"!!

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