And such became this post. I had last Monday off, and was lucky to be home with my littles with nothing else to do and nowhere to go. We took full advantage of spring, and did some planting, and decorating, and spring cleaning.
|I took a ceramic pot that I already had on hand and spray-painted it a creamy white color.|
I am realizing, though, that it's not just the plants and flowers around our yard that are growing up in the spring sunshine.
|I used a black paint pen and wrote 'grow' on it. The kids planted some oat seeds in it.|
Where does the time go with the kids? It seems not so long ago that we found out we were finally pregnant with Eliott.
Then Adilyne came along, and we were now blessed with 2 little ones. Life has been a little crazy. They are almost exactly 2 years apart, and both Chad and I work full-time.
|We had to roll up a paper towel and put it into a glass jar.|
As much time as we spend with them, and focus on them, it can never be enough.
|Then we put some water into the jar.|
Our babies are gone, and have grown into independent little kids.
|We put a bean seed into each one, making sure it wasn't in the water.|
It was as though we blinked our eyes, it really seems to have happened THAT fast.
|Each gave their seed a hug, and we set it on the hutch in the sun.|
How does this happen, and where does the time go? Wouldn't it be nice to slow it down and try to relish this time even more than we already do?
|The kids run into the house each night after school, and run out of bed in the morning to see how much their bean has grown! What a lesson on the parts of a plant!|
I don't think it's possible, so we need to carry on. We need to love them up and enjoy every moment we can with them.
|We also filled our indoor window box with herbs. We start them inside, then transfer them out when the weather is ready.|
It's very cliche, I know that, but I'm sure every parent agrees. They grow too fast!
That's what they do, and we are right alongside them.
Babies are a lot of fun. We'll be there again. But, for right now we are going to take full advantage of where we are. We are going to live up our summer not scheduling our adventures around naps, and bottles, and diapers. They are excited, and so are we!