Sunday, August 14, 2011


I wish that I could have recorded my night tonight. I hope I never forget it. It was nothing special--just hanging out at home with my kids. Kevin has been gone quite a bit at work so I was here again just me and the girls. Aurie has taken forever to crawl and she hasn't even been interested in it until tonight. She kept on getting on her hands and knees and crawling-then flopping on her belly. Ava thought it was hilarious! So there we were, all three of us on our knees crawling around and laughing because it was so funny that the baby just decided that tonight was the night. Then I tried to get Aurie to stand by herself so I would stand her up and let go with my hands close by just in case. Every time I would let go, the baby would crack up-knowing that she was doing something risky! Every time she would crack up, Ava and I would crack up! So the whole night all three of us were laughing so hard. We were tickling each other and laughing. What a special night. While all of this was happening, I realized that I take my time with them for granted. I feel like I have been so busy lately with moving and all, and I haven't taken the time to just be with them. What precious little gems they are. I have nothing but the most tender feelings of love for my kids and these precious little moments. I love being a mom. What greater job is there? There is nothing else I would rather do.


  1. I can tell from this post what an awesome mother you are :) I love the fun times when we're doing nothing the most, too!

  2. I love your family pictures; they are so cute! I love your short hair curly, now I think I'm gonna have to try that too. And your little night together made me wish I was there. It sounds like some of the fun nights you, Katie and I had back in the good ol' days. I'm glad your having fun in your new place. Liji and I made it to our new place and we're really liking it so far. I'm sad we never got up to see you. We almost didn't make it home we had to stay an extra day in Oregon while the car was at the mechanics. Luckily it wasn't too expensive of a fix. We should be back up for Christmas though.