And also, we have this incredibly cute, chubby little 7 month old baby, can we just talk about her for a second?! She is the smiliest, happiest, babe and she makes all of our hearts just melt. And that's the thing about kids. Even when you're going through a tough season in your life, life goes on with them. Everyday is a new string of hilarious toddler commentary and exploring new ideas and it's absolutely never boring. It keeps you in the moment. And you just can't afford to waste much time on negativity or the past, which is really a good thing in my book.
There was actually a moment this week when I was shopping at Costco and I lifted Akemi into the cart and realized, this was probably the last time she will ever be small enough to ride up there. The last time that I will gaze down at her little legs sticking out of the cart with that hole in her knee and we will walk by the rugs so she can hold out her arm and feel how soft they are from her little perch up high. And she will ask to get out and strum the keys on the pianos and we will stop for samples along the way and I will be surprised that she likes the spicy food. And it occurred to me that I really can't remember the last time Naomi was small enough to ride, or Henry was light enough I could carry him into bed after he fell asleep watching a movie. The time goes so fast! These things will fade and really, I kind of like remembering them. I like coming to this blog and writing about the silly little things like what the kids said in the car this morning or the art projects we did, or how we made pancakes together on Saturday morning. Of course there are challenges and hurdles that go on as well, but when you look back, these are the important things. These are the little moments that make up our lives.