Friday, August 1, 2014

these are the days

"The days are long but the years are short."- Gretchen Rubin.

There isn't a day that goes by where I don't wish that I could stop time and slow these days down. Little One has been here for almost two months and it seems like she's been here forever and there is only about six more weeks left until Kennadie is in kindergarten. Before becoming a mom to two there were so many things that I would do for Kennadie because I could, but now that we have two I have had to let a lot of that go or else it would just take way too long to get out of the house or get the girls into bed.

Kennadie is becoming more independent but still loves to cuddle and hug and kiss. She gives me attitude some days. She goes off with her friends while I sit back and watch; I am no longer always needed as her playmate. Sometimes she asks questions that I don't even know how to answer. And when we have conversations she sounds so much like a little adult and I can't believe how we got here so fast. Little One sucks her thumb and carries her blanket around for comfort. She loves to be held and to snuggle. She is talking and babbling so much more now. She gets into everything. She has the highest pitched scream when she doesn't get what she wants. She loves to do whatever it is that Kennadie is doing. She smiles a ton and loves to be silly. And she is so much more comfortable with everyone now.

I love the above quote and it's so fitting for this stage of life right now. I realize these days are so, so special even when there are tantrums being thrown, the animals are driving me crazy, both girls are crying or being difficult, when I am losing my patience, or when I am counting down the minutes to bedtime. Even during the more difficult moments I try to stop and remind myself of this quote.

Little One loves swimming with Papa and Kennadie now

I know that these are the days that I will miss one day.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I often cling to this quote, too. Sometimes it can be difficult to focus on the beauty of the present, but it always snaps me back. Such beautiful pictures, dear - as always. ;)