I just e-mailed a client who is due in a few weeks to confirm our newborn session, which made me want to visit my blog posts from 2008, when I was pregnant with Emma and Acadia was about a year and a half. I have become obsessed with these simple days, which I thought were somewhat boring at the time. Acadia looking at snow for the first time, feeling a bit sad about having my second child (only because I knew it would take away the precious time I had with Acadia), cooking meals in our little house in Colchester, video taping Mercedes, laughing with my Grandparents.
Why does life go by so quickly? The quote I can best describe my life is, "The days are long but the years are short" - so cliche but true. Acadia was just 18 months. How is she 5 now?? How is she going to start Kindergarten in the fall? It doesn't seem possible.
Looking back at my blog, as I did today for the last hour, I realize that what I love and miss most are the most "boring" details. Having Acadia sing a song in her little 2 year old voice. Seeing Emma as a newborn, nursing and snuggling with me. Laughing with my Grandma B and Grandpa G. Making meals while trying to get a two year old in her seat, and an infant in my Ergo.
All these details that we take for granted as parents, really and truly are tiny miracles. I feel so blessed with all of our amazing memories we have as a family, and feel lucky to live in a day in age where we have something like blogs where we can keep pictures, videos and stories of our children and lives.
Over the last year, I have seen this blog as a waste of time. Not because I don't love blogging - I would do it as a full time job if I got paid for it - I love it! But because of all the demands I have as a stay at home mom. Pick ups from preschool, Kindergarten registrations, laundry, cooking, cleaning, making beds, playing with my girls, reading to them, etc. When I'm on the computer, I am thinking of a million other things I "should" be doing. But looking back at this blog is a good reminder of how important it is, to keep our memories preserved.
We have an amazing life. And I feel like the luckiest woman in the world to be able to document it all!