Monday, March 28, 2011
moments to cherish.
today Alice and i laid on a blanket outside during Ellie's nap time.
i just talked to her.
i told her about birds.
and barking dogs.
and the trees.
(which are full of blooms. hello spring).
we looked up at the blue sky.
it was bright and sunny.
her eyes got squinty and watery.
she loved grabbing at the blades of grass.
before that, when Alice was napping,
Ellie and i got out her littlest pet shop animals.
and we pretended for an hour that they were our best friends.
then we rode around our street back and forth and back and forth on her trike.
we ate grapes and string cheese while talking about which princess was our favorite.
i love and cherish the moments i get to spend with my little girls...
but especially when i get to do it one-on-one.
because i'm really there.
not split in half- getting one a drink while holding the other...sometimes by her toes to keep her entertained.
hey little girl(s).
you've gone and stole my heart and made it your own.
(thank you jack johnson, for saying it better than i could myself).
p.s. i'm so happy it's general conference this weekend. aren't you? i love me a spiritual feast. a few years ago, M and i started a tradition to make ice cream during general conference. well, i guess you can't really call it a tradition because we haven't done it again since. but i want to do it again this time. what traditions does your family do during conference? i'd love for you to inspire me....since you always do. hug!