Thursday, June 12, 2014

sweet and simple...


I'm dusting off my keyboard and going to attempt a little catch up. I'm past trying to explain my complete inconsistent blogging. It is what it is, a place I keep coming back to, because I can't leave it. Too many hours spent here. 

We spent the almost the whole month of May in California. I took some pictures of the girls (as sort of a document their birthdays thing) before we left and meant to blog them, but it didn't happen. 

So, they come to you in the middle of June. I am no different than any mom I know, their birthdays bring me smiles and tears. I love, love, love them being young. These young years are my favorite. I would go back to the new born stage and hit replay in a second. Yes, my mom told me the other day that the life is just coming back to me now that Amelia is 2. These young years take a lot from me. Even this week has been a dozy. Sleep still seems to be a rare occurrence. I've been up with one or more of the kids since we got home almost two weeks ago. My kids just don't travel well, and coming home is a tough adjustment for them. 

But the sweet simplicity of it makes it all worth it. I want to bottle up their little voices, expressions, smiles, and freeze time. I can't hold them enough. I never feel done. I like that our life doesn't revolve around a schedule, no school, no sports, just our little family doing life together. I don't want to give it up, and I know all to soon, this season will be done. 

Vanessa takes the big sister role very serious, and I'm in awe of the way she loves Amelia. Amelia can do anything to Vanessa and she takes it. She's patient and loving towards her and gives into her way too easily. She over flows with, delicate femininity, playing dolly, picking flowers, and singing. 

Amelia is pretty much the opposite. She would rather wear her brothers superman underwear than a bow any day. She's my little tomboy and I love that as much as I love Vanessa's love for dolls. Their differences are a perfect picture of God's creativity. 

Caleb made Vanessa a swing for her birthday. Its turned out to be the best gift for all the kids. In our tiny yard it brings them hours of outdoor play. They love it. 















1 comment:

Caley M. said...

Oh Jess, I just love seeing all your beautiful pictures! Looks like you had so much fun with your family. And I was almost in shock at how much older your kids look, especially Vanessa! They are adorable. I know what you mean about it taking a lot out of you, but still wanting to do it all over again, and freeze time. Mothehood....such a unique and beautiful thing. :) Blessings to you sweet friend.

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