This morning we went to a park that I used to play in as a child. They have updated it since I was last there, but as I sat watching my little ones play I remembered myself and my brother sliding down the big slide that used to be there. And now here I am with my own pair of siblings and it is amazing to think that much time has passed by.
Hannah must have sensed that I was feeling retrospective as she began talking to me about the fact that she will be 4 this year and Blake will be 2. I became a bit emotional at hearing this, how did my babies grow so fast? How is it that every day seems so slow to end but all of a sudden a whole week has gone, and then a month, and then a year! That was part of my motivation for this project, I need to slow down and appreciate the beauty in the everyday. And you know what? I am finding there is more beauty in the everyday than I thought was possible.
That butterfly t-shirt was a $5 special from Kmart and yet for some reason you adore it! It was hiding at Grandma and Grandpa’s house and yesterday while Daddy and I were at the movies they looked after you and Blake. You had a bath there and Grandma dressed you in your favourite shirt. Weren’t you ecstatic! You had to tell me all about the butterfly shirt that was lost and found when we came to pick you up. I’m glad your butterfly shirt makes you happy, but somehow I think we’ll have a fight on our hands when it needs to go into the wash later today ;).
Oh Blakey boy, today you were walking up and down those little stairs as if your life depended on it! Nothing could take you away from your task, especially not my calling out to you to look at me while I took your picture. This was as good as we got, but at least it was good :).