Jake and I were looking at this first picture last night and laughing about how cute and little they used to be (Ben was 2 1/2 and Emma was 5 months when the pic was taken.) It's hard to believe Ben is already 5, getting ready for kindergarten this fall. He is my sweetheart, always willing to help me do whatever I ask. He's a great big brother to Emma and Josh and loves to play with them and help them. Emma just turned 3 and is my spicy girl. She adds spice and drama everywhere she goes. My mom reminded me the other day that I was exactly the same way... I'm not sure if I was comforted by that thought. :) Josh is already 7 1/2 months, crawling now and getting into whatever he can. He loves giving open mouth, drooly kisses, playing outside on the grass, and being entertained by his siblings. Ben and Emma get him to laugh harder than anyone else. These three are my world. I have to say, I feel like I'm a much better mom to them than I was to Ben when it was just him and I. I've embraced motherhood and found my life to be rewarding and fulfilling. I'm not saying I don't have hard days, believe me, I do. I'm just so happy to be where I am at this point in my life. I know in just a few short years the kids will be in school and I will yearn for this time, when my kids would give me hugs just because, or they would ask me "Why?" fifty times a day, Emma would ask me to button up her princess dress at 7AM, Ben would be excited at Family Home Evening when we learned about the Good Samaritan, etc. It's a hard and wonderful time and I know it's going fast. It's evident from the first pic, seeing two babies who are now intelligent and beautiful kids. Life is too short. Squeeze your little ones a little tighter tonight.
Cub camp. Potentially my last :(
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