Saturday, March 13, 2010

{rememberings}

the little moments worth remembering...

...jillian up on her knees...getting ever so close to forward motion...oh my!

...the endless amusement of blank paper, coloring books and crayons...this occupies both kate and elizabeth for hours on end right now

...jilly's belly laughs when zerberts (does anyone else call them zerberts...or was that just a word from my childhood) are blown on her belly

...laying on the floor reading stories to elizabeth and kate...with one sweet, freshly bathed body snuggled against me on each side

...jillian blowing raspberries while eating carrots...resulting in little bits of carrot everywhere...

...bananas...the only "solid" jilly seems to enjoy...however, you can disguise lots of things in bananas...like carrots and avocados...

...blowing bubbles and watching an incredibly delighted, giggly spin in circles and chase them

...watching elizabeth take off down the sidewalk on her bike all by herself

...the way kate "gallops" around the living room in circle...like a horse...laughing and giggling like crazy

...being in the phase of life where going to the grocery store on saturday afternoon is actually considered "quiet" time for me

...kate's freshly washed curls

...elizabeth eagerness to learn

...jillian's fascination with anything in her reach (and even things that aren't)...and the way her little fingers "scritch scratch" as they try to grasp things...the way she pinched her puffs last night and promptly refused to put them in her mouth...just about the only thing that doesn't land in her mouth these days...go figure!

...elizabeth's delight in drawing pictures of buzz lightyear again and again and then writing his name on them..."Bu33"...when i showed her the correct way to write a "Z", she did it correctly, then looked at me and said, "that's nice...but i like z's better when they look like 3s"...yep, this one most definitely has a mind of her own...

...even the tears and tantrums and arguments...because, truly, i know that someday my house will be much too quiet...bare of the little toys i am constantly tripping over...and i will want to look back and remember...remember the noise and chaos and exhaustion...the life that bursts at the seams every moment of the day right now

4 comments:

Long Family Chronicles said...

What a beautiful and creative post!! Very moving!!

Chantel Monet said...

Is that what its like to be a mother? Sigh... I can't wait. Such a sweet post!

JODI said...

inspiring....reminding me to be equally as thankful for my crazy life!!! :) thanks Amanda!

Nikki said...

Hi Amanda! What sweet, dear little moments to remember. Zerberts made me laugh--we called the raspberries. I wonder what people in other corners of the country call them??