Back in January I did a post about things that I wanted to remember at that moment in time, and since it’s been five months, I thought I would do another. These are some of life’s little things that aren’t very important in the scheme of things, but they are the day to day things that make up our lives right now, and that’s what makes them so special. I know that things like these could easily slip my mind eventually, so I thought that it would be nice to write them down so I can remember them forever.
O N E – Olivia Waving Bye in the Morning
During the week I take Jacob to school and B takes Olivia to school. Jacob and I leave first and Olivia always wants to watch us leave. She stands in the garage looking tiny next to her tall Daddy, and it just melts my heart to see her sweet little smile and excited wave as we pull out of the driveway each morning. On this particular morning she wanted to be a “butterfly” so she was wearing her wings.
T W O – Aaaall the Character Clothes
I always swore that I wouldn’t let my kids wear those tacky character clothes. You know the ones – you can find them at Walmart and Target and they have Disney Princesses/Superheroes/Cartoon Characters plastered all over them… they’re bright and cheap looking and pretty much hideous.
But now that I have kids of my own and I’ve seen how happy those tacky character clothes make them, I’ve caved and they wear them quite frequently. Olivia would probably live in her Anna and Elsa nightgown if we would let her.
I may not miss these suckers when they’re gone, though. (The character clothes, not the kids.) #ByeFelicia
T H R E E – Jacob Telling Me What We’re Driving Each Day
Every time we get in the car now, Jacob holds up whatever toy he’s holding and he says, “Today you’re driving a (fill in the name of whatever he’s holding), Mommy!” Most days I’m driving some variation of a Hot Wheels car, some days I’m driving a motorcycle or the Batmobile, and some days I’m driving weird things like a shovel. #WhateverGetsUsThereOnTime
F O U R – Jacob Sitting on the Couch
Right now his legs stick straight out and his feet barely reach the edge of the couch. I know that one day the backs of his knees will curl over the edge and then one day eventually his feet will even touch the floor. But for now, they barely make it to the edge of the couch and that’s what I want to remember. I never want to forget how tiny he is.
F I V E – Having a Child in a High Chair
Well friends, our high chair days are coming to a close. *Tear* These days Olivia mostly requests to sit in her booster seat at the table with us, and even when we go out to a restaurant she’s started sitting in the booth or in a chair with us some of the time. I fear that she’ll be wanting to make the permanent switch soon and I know that I’m going to cry the day that we haul that high chair out of the house. We fed two babies their first solid foods in that chair, they both ate countless meals in that chair, and they both (well, mostly Olivia) threw tons of food on the floor from that chair. It will be dearly missed. Until it’s gone, though, I’m going to soak up these last days/weeks with it.
Now that I’ve made you wistful or maybe even a little bit sad, go have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones!
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