Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I absolutely LOVE...

that Taylor snorts when she laughs. I can't get enough of it and I hope she doesn't grow out of it. (although she might not agree with that :) ).

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It happened overnight...

It is amazing how quickly things change, how one day you have a baby and then it seems like the very next day they are a preschooler. How does this happen? I know it doesn't happen while I'm sleeping, because that doesn't last nearly long enough for these changes to occur! :) So, I thought I'd share some ways that Carly has surprised me lately.

She's become very independent lately. One night she decided she could give herself her own bath. Someone stayed in the room with her, of course. But she cleaned herself head to toe and did a great job!

She always wants to brush her own hair and put her headbands in.

She can get her own snack and drink.

The most surprising one to me...We hadn't really played on the swingset since last fall. I didn't think it was a great idea to bundle up a tiny baby and make her sit outside with us while we played all winter. So when we all went outside a few weeks ago to play, I was getting Taylor situated on the blanket. I look up and Carly is swinging by herself! No push from me to get started or keep going. She took off, pumped her legs, and was on her own. I was so surprised I had to hold back my tears. How did this happen? I was so proud but so sad at the same time how quickly things change.

In a book I recently read, it said when you are sitting at your child's graduation, you won't look at them and think "I wish I had cleaned the house more!". You'll be wishing you could go back and spend even more time with them. So, I'm trying to remember this.