Monday, May 4, 2009

The small stuff matters!

(post dated to 5/4, actually posted 11/21)

We need to slow down and pay attention. Sometimes there is just so much to do and we are running around like chickens with our heads cut off and we just don’t see the little things. We’re always running errands, getting ready for work, trying to get dinner together. Life is crazy and we need to just step back.

Gracie will be my last baby and sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on her infanthood. The little things about her infanthood anyway. Sure, I’ll remember the crawling and the walking and the first time she says “mama” or “dada” (we’re still waiting kiddo). But will I remember the way she grabs onto the back to Eric’s head when he runs her around the kitchen making her “fly”? Will I remember the way she lights up when I go to wake her up in the morning?

Here are Gracie’s “little things” that I don’t want to forget:

Sucking her thumb in between spoonfuls of food at dinnertime.

We may get giggles and laughs but only Jack can get the true belly laughs out of her.

She grabs onto the back of Eric’s head when he runs her around the kitchen making her “fly”. (listed again for good measure)

She lights up and smiles with delight when I go to wake her up in the morning.

She’ll grab onto cloths and massage your arm until it hurts when she’s trying to go to sleep in your arms.

She smothers herself in some sort of cloth and sucks her thumb when she’s trying to go to sleep.

She sucks her bottom lip in when she’s working on a tooth.

She squeals with delight is one of the cats walks by.

If I’m cradling her in my arms and she has to see what’s going on in the room she’ll just hang her head upside down over my arm.

She is NOSEY!

She splashes in the tub like it’s nobody’s business!

I’m sure I’ll think of tons more later.

1 comment:

The Gilroy Family said...

I've been keeping my list of these as well!! :-) Great post!! Glad to see you blogging again :-)