Sunday, February 10, 2013

Memories Captured

Some weeks seem stitched together with a thousand tiny memories that I want to hold in my heart forever and ever.  The big memories are wonderful and fun and seemingly eternal, but those small fleeting moments of absolute glee glazed goodness seem ever so slippery in my mind.  This is part of what I love about blogging.  I get to write about all kinds of moments and it is recorded forever for all of us to remember and treasure.

This morning Annika cheered big when I came downstairs, wrapped her arms around my neck, and whispered her request for some tea in my ear.  We snuggled on the couch and I tried not to annoy her too much while I sniffed my favorite spot just behind her ear where her hairline is.  I know that she won't always want to cuddle, and even now feel those times becoming fewer and fewer.  She is learning new things by the day and will be registered for Kindergarten by the end of the month.  She loves to sing the lyrics to songs on the radio, and can't wait for spring to come so she can ride her bike more.



Miss Mayzie is blossoming and becoming more independent every day.  I adore our mornings playing together while Annika is at pre-school, and will be a little sad when she goes to pre-school next year.  She loves to play dress-up, and always gravitates to the princess clothes (so very opposite of her sister).  This particular morning, she really wanted to have her picture taken, so I savored the opportunity to snap as many shots as I could on the iPad.


The dexterity and pace with which Annika has been learning new skills has been astounding to me. She got a fun book of snacks she could make herself, and she loves to show me how she follows the directions but then adds her own creative elements.  Those marshmallows were not part of the recipe.  She's so proud and so am I.  

The silly faces of Mayzie crack me up, and one of her favorite games is playing with her face while taking pictures on the iPad.  She insists on seeing them immediately afterward and falls out laughing at her own ingenious hilarity.  I love this, and I hope she never loses this goofiness.  


Together my girls are beautiful and adorable and constant comedic relief.  They are sweet jellybeans, salty pretzels, spicy salami sticks, and crunchy pepper rings.  They are Buckeyes and Berliners and now Hoosiers, and have hearts of the purest gold.  Their chocolate and hazelnut eyes penetrate my soul and keep me grounded in a way that I so desperately need in my life.  Their knobby knees and sharp elbows bring me a happiness that I never could have imagined.  I am proud of them and always, always in awe that I had anything to do with their existence.  




18 comments:

  1. Beautiful girls! Mine love pulling funny faces and using the ipad camera too!! (Linking up with 'memories made')

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    1. Thanks Robyn. I love when Annika plays with the photo booth app too. They're so silly and creative.

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  2. Such a lovely, loving tribute to your girls. Isn't it just perfection, all that they are without even knowing how much they fill our hearts?
    Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Shhh, don't tell them. I know someday they'll break my heart too because of their places in it. Loving someone so much is always a little dangerous though, isn't it?

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  3. Oh so many sweet moments with your girls! Love this ode to them, and to your lovely mothering!

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    1. Tanks so much Galit! That means a whole lot coming from you.

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  4. Darnit. Just sent mine to bed a few hours ago with threats of the orphanage. You are a great mom! Adorable pics!

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    1. Are there other ways to get them to stay in bed? ;-)

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  5. I love those little moments that make up the days. My boys love taking goofy pictures of themselves - and anything, really - as well.

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    1. I also love the pictures they take with their V-tech cameras. I have a whole file of them on my computer.

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  6. Beautiful tribute to your girls! Your love for them really shines through here and they will be so lucky to read these words from you one day.

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    1. Thank you for such lovely compliments.

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  7. They're so cute! They're close together like my girls are, too. I love that. Are you in NE? I didn't realize you were so close to me, I don't think!

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    1. We're in SE Indiana, sorry I can't join you on a run. :-(

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  8. Such a sweet memoir about your daughters. Isn't it amazing how such dramatically different personalities can come from the same two people?

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    1. They are so different, yet so much alike sometimes. They really are amazing all the time though.

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  9. Your girls are adorable! What sweet sweet memories to capture and your love does shine through! I do know what you mean - one of the reasons I love blogging is the opportunity to preserve these memories.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I never imagined how much I would love blogging for that exact reason.

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