This is a random Wednesday post. I've been so sad about Boston and hate feeling helpless. I'm so heartbroken for the parents, kids, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews who have to bury their loved ones or make heartrending medical decisions. I'm just sad. It feels weird to go on with our lives, but the reality is that we can't let evil win. We can't stop doing the things we love or talking about the little things. So I decided to continue to write about the little moments with my kids and pray that the world gets it figured out before they are old enough to understand.
These little memories, below, from the last few weeks are just ordinary, every day moments in our lives. But it's the ordinary that I don't want to forget.
Aiden has been in love with his baby doll. He carries him with him everywhere, including car trips. He calls him his "baby" and gives him kisses and cuddles. He rocks him, feeds him, and even sets his baby with him in his high chair and the couch. He is going to be such a sweet daddy when he's older. (Isabella could care less. She refuses to hold the "baby" and throws it whenever I hand it to her!). Such opposites.
He continued his kissing phase another day in another picture. So precious.
I thought it would be funny to take a picture of what Isabella sees when we're engaged in our straight-jacket wrestling match:
Lately the kids have been enamoured with looking at pictures. My mom was showing them pictures of all of us on her computer. So precious. Aiden and Izzy point to the screen and call out who they think it is. "Daddy?" "Mama?" Connor, lovingly, with a giggle says, "That's not Mama, Isabella, You're SILLY!" I need to make a little picture book for each of them to have, because I think they'd just love it.
Connor calls Isabella a princess whenever she's wearing a dress. He also calls dresses "princesses," as in "Isabella, you're wearing a princess" or "that princess is so pretty!" I have absolutely no idea where he has learned that, as I don't think I've ever said the word princess when referring to Isabella. They must play it at school. My mother-in-law made this adorable dress below for Isabella to wear. It has pants that go with it, but they are a little too big for her to wear yet. Isn't it just the most adorable dress?!?