Saturday, December 7, 2013

Soaking It In

If you are a parent, you know when I say time goes by so fast, I'm not joking. The last 13 months have flown by. Life has changed so much. Our family of 2 grew to a family of 3, to living in Ohio to moving half way across the country to Texas. I left my job to tackle being a stay at home Mom and James was promoted, causing him to travel on a monthly basis.

If you aren't a parent, be prepared to be BLOWN away with how fast time flies when you have your first little one. If you think life is racing by now, you will be shocked at how quickly time passes when you have a family and a little one to care for.

This time last year, we were fresh parents. Sleep deprived, learning as we went and loving every single minute. Our little guy still had that new baby smell, just a bit over a month old. Now, he is a talking, walking, mess making, fit throwing toddler who has the ability to go from Connor to Frankie in 5 minutes flat.

While both scenarios are ones I'll never forget, it's impossible to bottle it all up. I snap all the photos I can. I include monthly blog updates and plaster C's sweet face all over Facebook and Instagram. While social media helps document Connor's life, it's the every day moments that mean the most.

Connor giving a hug that includes patting our backs. Waving "buh buh" at the front door when I tell him we are going bye bye. "Petting" Rudy with his cars and books. Clapping when Henry Hugglemonster comes on Disney. Those little moments don't get documented. They get tucked away in our hearts. When we look back and tell him, his wife and his children what he was like as a baby, it's these moments I want to remember most.

I want to soak them all in. Lock them away for when he is grown and taking on the world. When he is no longer just a toddler posing in front of Mom's Christmas tree for "perfect" photo. Because as we all know, babies don't keep.


 

6 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean! My kiddo grows and creates new memories every day. Life goes too fast with a little one and you need to hold on to the days of there childhood before there gone.

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  2. Such a sweet post, and I know exactly what you are talking about! Our Connor turned 4 in October and I still relish in the little moments; when he puts his hand on my face to tell me he loves me, or climbs in bed with us early in the morning. The undocumented bits of life are the most cherished, as they are documented in our hearts instead. Enjoy this wonderful season with your wonderful family! God bless!

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  3. gee thanks. i love crying at work. xo

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  4. They do grow up all too fast! I have teenagers now :)

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  5. Babies growing up is one of the most bittersweet things.
    Though we take a million pictures a week, none can ever capture all the little moments that make our lives so sweet.

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