|Asher walking Charlotte to the park|
|Boys having snack at the park|
|Benjamin walking Charlotte home from the park|
|"Hello, baby squirrels! Hello, baby birds!"|
With the boys' 5th birthday looming, I'm going back into my overly-sentimental mommy mindset. Remember when they were curled up tight in my belly? Remember when they were itty bitty babies with skinny chicken legs? Remember that time that I sat on the couch with a crying baby on each side of me, crying myself because I didn't know how to help them? Remember our first, hot summer, walking the hills of the neighborhood because it kept both boys content? Where did the time go? The phases we've been through- they all feel so conquerable compared to what is ahead. The needs of babies seem so simple compared to things like the social ins-and-outs of kindergarten and managing schedules of multiple extra-curricular activities.
Will the day come where I don't look at them with wonder and awe, and marvel at who they are? On the one hand, I hope not. On the other, it makes me feel a little squeamish to think that my parents would still think of me that way! In the meantime, I'm making sure to take several moments each day to capture them as they are in my mind, because I know this won't last forever.