Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mama, that's not my favorite

There are certain things about two year old Caleb I will always remember.  A certain way he holds his eyes when he is thinking, the certain fact that he loves to walk on his toes, and the certainty in his voice when he just has to tell you something.  He has the face of an angel and the heart of a saint.  Caleb has a spirit about him, he is rambuncious and has more energy than any child I have ever met.  Caleb is such an amazing boy to me.  He is as swart as a whip and loves to learn, so much so that he can barely walk up the stairs...because he is thinking of so many other things.  His eyes catch everything, and his curiosity always wins him over.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My, what big eyes you have...

Kinleigh is my one of a kind little princess. At least I like to think she is one of a kind, when my husband will tell you that she is just like her mother! That statement sounds negative, but it isn't. I truly see her as my little jewel, so curious...such a little diva! And as we all are harshest on ourselves, i sometimes forget that those could be some of my traits as well! Most will compliment her on her amazing eyes, huge and a grayish green. I wonder often what color they will be...if they will stay this color or turn into a brown like the rest of us. She is into anything she can get her hands on! All cabinets get opened, all textures get touched, and she cannot help but notice even the slightest or smallest object in her reach. Nothing is safe from her examination. She is so different from her brother in that way that I cannot help but be mesmerized watching her! Caleb is into action...running, jumping, making things go. Kinleigh watches first and she sees all!
I can see her watch leaves sway in the wind, a bird in a tree, and her eyes are always watching her brother. She can't get enough of him, and she loves to be near him. Recently I've realized that she doesn't care what kind of attention she gets from him, a push or a kiss, they all mean everything to her. She loves and adores her brother so much. Caleb is so good at playing with her, although he has little patience for a train track mishap or an obvious train kidnapping! Caleb asks her to follow him, shares his juice with her, and will even give her a kiss...just when he feels like it. He will sing a song he's made up and he says, "Kingey diaper, Kingey diaper, I love you, I love you". She doesn't understand totally but just grins at the sound of her name. Already they are fast friends, and they miss each other when one is away. I hope that always remains! They are partners in crime and best buds for life.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's Been Years...

What a wonder life happens when we aren't looking.  Life swirls around us, consumes us, and it isn't until we feel change that we even realize it.  It's been years since I have even thought about this blog.  I never thought I had much to say, I never knew what to write.  Everything I thought I should type seemed as though it wasn't good enough to blog about.  It seemed that my experience was just like every other stay at home mom in America.  But it isn't, is it?  We all have our own stories, our own memories, our own special spot that is unique to ourselves. And some of us are blessed with the most breathtaking children, that even when they are just plain aweful...they make each second of this life so very special. 
Kinleigh will turn 1 in a month.  I just turned 33 two days ago.  My son will turn three in January.  Maybe these events have motivated me to start writing again.  I'm realizing how quickly life goes by, how each of these moments with my children are so precious.  I need to remember them.  I need to tell my children about them.  That is what makes this blog worth writing.  Even though your experiences may be similar, they won't be the same, they won't be mine.  Life goes on with every second that ticks by, with every breath that we take.  History will not be remembered unless it is written. 
Tomorrow will be the true beginning of my blog.  I'm so excited to write down everything I'm feeling and every cute little detail of my life.  I promise those details will include the munchkins....and my wonderful husband  Until tomorrow...