Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Amber

I just can't believe that my firstborn is already five. It makes me feel old. She is growing so fast and is too smart for her own good. I swear that she is more like a 15-16 year old an a 5 year old. She keeps me on my toes, that's for sure. She really is a great helper around the house and keeps me laughing. She has a big chunk of my heart. I love you Amber. Happy Birthday, babes.

Here is a picture from every month this last year. The first is from her birthday last year and the last is from about 2 weeks ago. It is so fun to see her grow right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how much she has grown and changed in just a year. Enjoy.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Looking back

Lately I have been looking at my three little people and am almost stunned how fast they are growing. It doesn't seem at all possible that Amber is almost five. I was looking at pictures with her the other day during nap time of her when she was a newborn. Wasn't it just yesterday!? Then we looked at some of Elle as well.

Shortly after that Nathan woke up from his nap and I looked at him and couldn't believe how big he looked (probably because we had just looked at tiny baby pictures). Wasn't he supposed to be my baby still? After looking at him, he really isn't really a baby anymore, he is growing up too. It got me thinking about him as a newborn and all the months till now and how it just was all too fast.

Then I came back to the present and looked around and decided I need to stop trying to live in the past and enjoy the present. It seems like I have been spending too much time lately either thinking about the past or wishing time away. When I sat and thought about all the time during the week I am just hoping for it to be this day or this time so we can do whatever it is kinda sad. I am wishing time away and then looking back wishing I could have it back. Does that make sense? Anyway I am really going to try and work on enjoying the present and making fun memories instead of wishing time away or trying to go back in time. My kids will keep growing regardless of what frame of mind I am in. It already seems to be going too fast and so I better make the memories now so I can look back on them someday when they are all grown up and think of all the fun things we did. Here is to hoping time slows down and that I can enjoy all of it. Here are some pictures of the little people that I so love and adore.
Dress up fun
Jazz hands
Nathan hard at work
Amber and her little friend Jagger at Creative Minds
Nathan's new favorite pass time
Big girl in papa's hat