This is my life at the moment. My days are filled with diapers and tickles and singing and dancing. They are filled with bouncy houses and playgrounds and the beach and pool. They are filled with very little silence and even less time to myself. I think I hear the words, "why?" and "Mommy" in my sleep. But, luckily for me, I'm living my dream. I dreamed about getting married to the man of my dreams (enter Jim Clark) and having gorgeous little children running around. I've blinked and I have three of them. And they're perfect. I don't take that for granted. Jim and I have been married for six years. Hannah is already five months old. Her gummy grin will too soon have little teeth poking through. Her spiky hair will inevitably fall down--it can't grow vertically forever, right? But I want it to. I want her hair to stick straight up because that's who Hannah is. She giggles and squeals and squeaks and makes everyone around her happier. She made her pediatrician feel guilty this week as she was smiling at him right up until the second he gave her her shots. I want to freeze this time.
|Lilly, dressing herself and doing her afternoon yoga.|
|Jack loving his Phillies jersey from Uncle Joef. Joef gave it to him when he was just 2 months old!|
|"Where did my play mat go?"|
|My moving 'helpers'|
|A breakfast picture to send to Jim, who is out the door so early for work now that he doesn't get to see the little ones in the morning anymore.|
|One of Lilly's quiet time creations--a drawing of Minnie and Mickey mouse|
|Another quiet time project--her tree, complete with real leaves and acorns!|
|The girls hanging out with an exhausted Hannah who wanted to play with us instead of nap :)|
|Hannah has just discovered how amazing her thumb is!|
|Jack, with his little boy grin that melts my heart every time.|
So, while I could go on about how happy (and exhausted) I am at the moment, it's getting late and another day of puzzles and trains and books (and coffee) awaits me. I'll end with a snippet of our afternoon yesterday. 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates' is Lilly's absolute favorite show at the moment. So when I played some of their songs on Spotify for her, she couldn't believe her luck! (At the end, Jack is saying he wants a drum, so you can imagine how much quieter my afternoon got from here).