"A child reminds us that playtime
is an essential part of our daily routine!"
there are days when i don't want to play. i don't want to dress-up, make pretend tea for a tea party, throw the ball, go outside, bring out the paint, make a creative mess, play candy land, make a craft.
there are days when i would rather read a magazine, put the tv on, clean the house, take a nap (miss those naps), blog, scrapbook, on-line shop, go to the gym, take a shower, run errands...sounds a little selfish, maybe. maybe not.
however, more times than not, i do it! i get up, i look in their little faces and say, "okay. yes, i would love to. let's go!"
100% of the time, i am glad i did it!
first, we went on a long bike ride!
peyton got a brand new big girl bike!!!! this is her third 'big girl' bike. she picked it out herself and did not want our input on her decision at all! thats olay though...she did a great job.
then, we had a tea party...with fuzzy friends, of course!
...made a PEYTON necklace...
...beautiful job, peyton!
beckham painted a masterpiece and...
played photographer. he would fiddle with the tripod just like he sees me do. then, he would run in front of it and yell, "CHEESE!!!!" he amazes me daily. they both do!
tonight, while reading the kids a bedtime story, i asked them both what they wanted to be when they grew up. i didn't expect beckham to even understand what i said, but he sung out in a loud voice..."A cowboy!!!"
a little shocked and very proud of my little man, i then repeated the question to peyton. she thought about it for a while and then in her saddest voice and face said,
"but i don't want to grow up."
i laughed, but she seemed so serious, so i said, "i don't want you to either, baby girl."i guess that is not really true. a part of me can't wait to see the woman will become, but mostly, i want her to stay my baby girl.
becks makes this face so often and it is one of my favorites!!! notice his hands behind his head...he does this every single time we get into the car.
i know deep inside that they won't always want to play with mommy. they may not always adore me as they do today. they won't always be as little as they are today...in this moment. today, i am what makes them happy!
being greeted by their little smiling faces each morning is a like a gift i get to unwrap each and everyday!
we are lucky. very, very lucky that we get to teach, mold, love, comfort, grow these two little babies into the people we will watch become the young adults that we WILL be proud of.
another remeinder that beckham is growing up...
"yay...i'm on the big boy potty!!!!!"
"did something happen down there yet?"
"no dipey here!!"
we love you bubbies and peyton mae!!!!