Monday, August 6, 2012

Cherishing Each Moment

With 90 days left till baby K's arrival I feel that it's necassary to cherish the little moments with the girls.  Being able to be with them in the backyard and watch them play is one of those moments I'd like to cherish.  I know once little sister arrives its going to be harder to give the girls all my attention that they get now.  I find it important to make sure they don't feel left out.

On Friday (8-3-12) before nap time and before it got way to hot to be outside, I rinsed off the girls play area and asked them if they wanted to go outside and play.  Of course they screamed YES.  So I made a deal with them, I was going to finish sweeping the kitchen and they needed to take all their toys from the living room and put them away in their room in order for us to go outside.  Which they did with a quickness.  After the cleaning up and sweeping was done we put our shoes on and headed outside.  We did go play outside in our diaper because it was still hot outside and well because the girls wanted to.  Kaylee woke up with just her undies on and since Keira has to be just like Kaylee she wanted her jammies off too.  We headed out back around 11 to wear them out before nap at 12.

On Thursday (8-2-12) afternoon after Jason got home from work we all hung out as a family and played and then he had to go run a few errands and decided to take Kaylee with him.  I got her dressed and ready and then left.  Kaylee loves that one on one time with daddy.  Keira of course was not happy that she didn't go, but we had a good time spending that time just her and I.  I love being able to have that one on one time with her.  We brushed our teeth and I gave her a bath.  We read books and snuggled on the couch to watch cartoons until daddy got home. (I tried my hardest to be in the moment with her even though I felt like total crap with a bad sinus infection - daddy went later that night to get my Rx...feeling awesome now).

"May your day be filled with gigles"

This quote just makes my day.  I hope that every morning I continue to wake up to giggles coming from the girls room.  Hearing them giggle just makes my mom heart burst with joy!

Lately I often find that I'm comparing myself with other moms.  I'm 27 weeks pregnant and I've become really hard on myself for not getting out more and taking the girls to the park and stuff like that.  I'm finding it hard to lift them especially Kaylee into the car and it's been so hot that the last thing I want to do is be pregnant and sweating outside.  But I feel bad because most days we stay home.  We play games, the girls play by themselves and watch cartoons.  Not being able to do more stuff with them right now makes me feel like I'm cheating them.  I don't want them to feel like that.  I'm hoping that now that I'm sinus infection free and feeling like myself again I hope to be able to get out and do more things outdoors with them.

So for the next 90 days I'm going to be more present and not make up excuses on why I cant do something.  I don't want my kids to feel like they cant have fun with their mommy.  I want them to be able to say they had fun that day with me when daddy asks how their day was.  I am going to enjoy every minute of everyday a little extra with these girls before it becomes even more crazy with the arrival of their little sister.

"My greatest blessings call me MOM"


  1. You're a fantabulous Momma! Your children are going to have wonderful memories from their childhood. I have no doubt about that. That picture of Keira's eyes is absolutely amazing. I love it!

  2. You are a great mom!!! I know sometimes it's hard not to be hard on yourself...i'm the same way. But just remember you are! =) And I love all the photos!!!!

  3. You are doing a great job as a mama and your girls know that. Keep it up! :) The tiredness from pregnancy and a newborn is only a short time in your life.

    Your girls are so beautiful; they have the biggest eyes!

  4. Looks like a blast! You are such a great mom and always do wonderful things with those beautiful girls:)

  5. I just love all of your always!!! I can't believe how long Keira's hair is getting!! You are such an inspiration to so many should absolutely not be hard on guys always seem like you are doing such fun things with the girls and exposing them to so many opportunities!!!

  6. There is nothing wrong with staying home! I'm a believer that children need to learn to be happy at home as well as going and doing! Good for you for cherishing these special moments :-)

  7. Keep it up Momma! Cherishing every moment is what it is all about, even if it is just the backyard!