Friday, August 30, 2013
This is one of my favorite photos of D right now. I know it's not the best photo but it just came out this way and I love it because I think it represents our life these days. Everything around us is a blur, we're moving through it trying to find our pace. At times it's tough but it's nice to know we still have each other.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
We headed back to the east coast for a wedding and to see family. Our first stop was Sharon, to visit Grammie Maillet and introduce miss A to her. M delighted in playing in the yard, especially when Uncle Jeff came home. As Marcia said in her letter before we arrived, "miss A is delicious" and she indulged both girls as much as she could.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I'm convinced there is no other relationship as intimate as that of a mother and her newborn. I realized this the other day when we spent some time together. Those beautiful quiet moments when all she wants is to be as close to the thing that birthed her as possible. I think she would crawl right back inside me if she could. For now, she nuzzles in to my body and calms. My touch will most likely be the most sound thing she gauges the rest of her life experiences upon. It is quit an undertaking and an honor (even if I completely sound like an egomaniac right now).
Everyone asks and I firmly say, "Yes. She is a 'good' baby." She sleeps well, she eats well, she poops well (a little too much for my liking). What else is there to say. She has begun to talk to me too, which is the true prize at the end of the newborn tunnel. I can't imagine when her words come in what she will say but I'm hoping I still hold her number one spot when she wants to talk (Miss M is encroaching in on this prospect daily).
Having two kids presents a whole new vantage point with which to view things. Life shattered when I had Miss M and so it seems fitting that it moved more softly and sweetly when Miss A came into the picture. I do lament that each day doesn't present the life-shattering revelations I learned from Miss M's growth but on the flip side I relish most moments more easily the second time around. I wonder whether it's just being a seasoned parent? I can't muster it within myself to run around neurotically and protect miss A from every danger/germ the world presents. Instead I am more open to welcoming the experience of new life. This time around I've been more indulgent about sharing the joys of a baby with others. I stop when I see little old ladies trying to steal a peak. I embrace the connection and coddle the smiles on stranger's faces.
* Gingy too has easily found a shine to miss A (she was nervous to establish one with miss M). Sometimes I find her sleeping in her room at the base of her crib - a thing she never did with M.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Miss A will get in to the scene next year:
Friday, August 9, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Photos like this make me realize the passing of time because I know one day we will look back and say how much the kids have grown. We met our friends at the Farmer's Market at East High School on Sunday. The kids mostly just played in the fountain as us mom's lamented not having a whole weekend to celebrate a bride-to-be since that's exactly what the guys were doing with the groom.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
"I can't talk to you right now. I have this thing in my mouth."
"One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Nine, Ten,
"Lion's don't eat jelly beans."
(yes. because lion's don't have to potty train...)
"I love Bacon a lot."