Madelynn loves to blow bubbles in the bath now. I hope she will do this well when we start swim lessons.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Madelynn got ahold of her laundry basket and had a great time. She keeps saying "cheese." We took pictures last Saturday and I think that is what she learned from the experience. And yes, she is carrying around my birth control pills. They are her "make-up". She stands on a stool in the bathroom in the morning and "puts on her make-up" with me. I just can't believe how big she is getting.
Monday, October 3, 2011
She says, "I know, I think I've got a bite."
And all this laughing, crying, smiling, dying here inside is what I call living.
And she thinks we're just fishin' by the riverside, throwing back what we could fry, drowning worms and killing time.
Those moments on the boat and sitting on the side of a river bank weren't just about fishing, which I didn't learn until I was older and had a baby girl of my own. It is not about the things we do, it is about being together and knowing, beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are loved by your parents. That love and those lessons are now being passed on to our kids through us and it is amazing how I realize the sacrifices my parents made for us as we were growing up. But I also see as a parent, you don't even care, you are thankful and grateful to make those sacrifices. I am so thankful to experience those important moments with Madelynn and know that it is more than just "fishing."
Saturday, October 1, 2011
she loved it
She was so happy and didn't even cry and neither did I. Then I got to thinking about these little milestones and I don't really ever cry when they occur. I reflected on my sisters' stories about some of their kids' first; and same as me, no tears. Is there something wrong with us? Should we be crying? Should we be more emotional about these stepping stones in life? Maybe it was the way we were raised. My parents never seemed to get very emotional (not that there is anything wrong with it, they just seemed to be happy for us during these moments) as we approached new challenges, stages, and risks in life. Even when they left me at college; none of us cried.