Saturday, June 5, 2010

Blueberry Afternoons

Recently I've had multiple people tell me to enjoy having only one kiddo. Even though I always know this, and try not to take this season for granted, it's always nice to be reminded to enjoy the little moments I have with her each day.

The other day I was in the middle of emptying the dishwasher when she woke up from her nap. I really wanted to finish cleaning the kitchen, so I put her in her seat and gave her a snack while I wrapped things up. As we both ate our blueberries and cheese while I worked around the kitchen with the sun streaming through the doorway and a breeze floating through the house and Maggie talking and humming to herself (as she usually does while she eats), it was one of those Moments that I wished I could bottle up to have forever.

I truly love my days with Maggie. Don't get me wrong, I know that our family will only continue to get more fun as it grows...but for now I enjoy only having to tote one person in and out of Target, only having to push a single-wide stroller, only worrying about one night time schedule (or lack thereof), still having one extra arm, and being able to sit down and have a conversation about "yayayayayayayayayayayayayaya" while eating blueberries and cheese.

Hey, if you can't put it in a bottle, a blog is the next-best thing, right?


Nicole said...

I'm with you -the blog is a great way to put memories in a bottle. Thanks for being an example of a mom that is intentionally enjoying her calling.

Jessica Baer said...

beautiful photos! You are so right about the joy and ease of one. Enjoy every moment!