I read this quote today in this talk from Elder Ballard and I had one of those flashing neon pointy-finger signs above my head. You saw it too? Oh good. ;)
Really though, I often find myself looking at the clock at 4pm and thinking "Only 3 more hours until bedtime" or even at 8:30am and thinking "Just one more hour until naptime". (Really? because she wakes up at 7, so could it really be that rough?) I think this quote hit me hard because I always want to accomplish something and check it off my list, but spending time with your children and enjoying it isn't something that ever gets checked off, kind of like laundry. Instead I want to cherish Elizabeth a little more this month. I want to be grateful for every moment I get to spend with her, even if sometimes it does involve lots of crying for both of us.
Things I enjoyed about her today:
She got SO excited to see me this morning and flapped her arms like a penguin and I loved it.
She is such a good eater and it is amazing for me to watch her learn new ways of feeding herself.
Elizabeth loves to be held, which can be hard sometimes, but makes me really appreciate this time when she does like me to be around.
She got very excited to read her peek-a-boo book that she got from Gramma today and has started to touch the touch and feel spots like I have showed her.
She sings along with me whenever I sing anything, even if it is just a lip sync.
She is so happy to play outside. She loves to see the plants and animals, to roll around in the grass and try to stuff things in her mouth before I catch her.
|Our little peanut when she was literally the size of a peanut.|
|The day she came home from the hospital, where did time go.|
|Before our first camping trip.|
|A typical pose from one of the happiest babies I know.|
|She loved swimming this summer|
|She would hang out in the grass all day if I would let her.|