Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On Being a Mom

I found an article on another blog by Anna Quindlen, an author and columnist in Oprah magazine. This essay is yet another reminder to enjoy my small child while she is...well, small!

Life is crazy busy, and I already see the time passing too quickly. Last night, I revisited some photos from the past two years and I can't believe how much she has grown...her little legs are so strong, her vocabulary is exploding, her heart is so big.



Today we were sitting at breakfast just chatting as we usually do and she said, "Mommy, when you didn't have me you were sad...", she continued, "but now that you have me, you are so HAPPY!" Oh, if only she knew how right she is! That little girl is the definition of joy to me. She brought color into our life and a spring in our step!

My goal is to really enjoy this and every stage of her life and not wish away a single moment.

So here's to goldfish crackers, twirl skirts, tiaras, and reading Fancy Nancy (which I ADORE) a hundred times a week.


You can read Anna Quindlen's full essay here.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wanna Play?


I saw this on another blog and I can't resist starting this game!

How does it work?

Here are the rules:

I will send a gift (of my choosing) to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "PIF" exchange, and who make the same pledge on their own blog.

The only thing you have to do in return is PAY IT FORWARD - on your own blog.

So, if you want to get a goodie from me, and are willing to do the same via your blog, let me know!

(Note that you'll need to give me your real (snail mail) address... which you can do by private email.) Just leave a comment and I will get with you.

So, who's up for it?

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A House Divided

Well...it's looking like a very real possibility we will be traveling to China either before the end of 2008 or in early 2009. WOW.

So in my usual fashion of indecisiveness in picking out names (I changed Leah's about 80 different times before finally settling)...I've added a few other favorites to the list.

Shawn and I decided that this time, we would wait until we saw her pretty little face to see which name would serve her best. However of the 6 names in the poll, all three of us have a favorite, and of course, they are all different. I love them all, so I don't think we can go wrong with any of them.

Got another name to throw into the mix or have a favorite?