Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's spring

It's spring, although it has felt like spring all winter. I am letting Cody go outside and play with Ani in the back yard. He loves it and she can play her reindeer games with someone new this year. So today, he was playing outside and when he came in, he handed me a petal from the magnolia tree next door and said "mom, I bring you a flower." My heart melted as he stood their grinning. I gave him a big hug and he quickly hurried back outside. In a few minutes, he returned with another petal and shortly after, another. He was so proud and I saw a sweet little man growing up too soon.

I am so thankful for this time with my kids and pray I can treasure these moments!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Eight is enough

My sweet, funny, energetic, creative little girl is 8 years old today. I hope she knows that as much as I push her with responsibility and duty, I really wish she would stay little longer. I'm fascinated with what she knows and how she thinks. I don't always understand the stories or jokes she tells. I just hope deep down she knows that I love her and I'm not too busy raising her to hug her everyday! She is such an awesome kid. I need to do a better job of telling her that.

So cheers to the kid, the love of my life, my sweet baby Ani. I love you and happy 8th birthday.