This is Matthew. He is more of a threat to our home than the storm that just passed on by. Thankfully, we were left without a scratch. Although I can’t say the same for many in other towns/countries, my heart goes out to all those families that are now suffering loss because of the hurricane. But for us, it just meant time together spent at home with loads of food I bought to keep us entertained. The boys are obsessed with anything that has to do with water, so given that the rain was gone I let them have at it in our yard. It’s amazing to compare photographs with the same clothes months apart… really shows you how much the kids have grown.
Last week on Monday night I sat in front of my computer for the longest time trying to figure out what I would blog about for #twintuesday. I ended up digging through our files and finding our vacation pictures from last year in Tennessee and actually loved the fact I had time to edit them. (They had been un-touched before then and most of the images are still there waiting to be used somehow.) That’s all because the more time I spend working with my clients, the less time I have for personal projects or whipping out the camera to capture the kids. Something about that makes me so sad. The boy’s first year I completed a 365 project almost to perfection.
Dear W & M,
Lately you have got me laughing out loud at all the silly things we do. You both love blowing fart noises in my stomach which means I end up with slobber all up in my belly button. It’s so gross but you both absolutely love it. And I love you, so it happens quite often. You are both sleeping in the same crib nowadays. While you sleep, you hold on to each other. You’ll kiss each other and cuddle as you are trying to fall asleep because you two are the best’est of friends. There is no William without Matthew or Matthew without William. You guys have to be together or you’ll spend the whole time calling out for one another.
While I was pregnant with the boys my husband and my parents used to talk about their worries of how I would react once the babies were here in regards to the dog. You see, Coco is more than just a dog in this house. Coco has been my best pal ever since I got him almost 9 years ago. He was my first baby (fur-baby that is) and everyone was concerned I would neglect my children because the love I have for him is so strong. I would tell them then, just wait and see, everything will fall into place. Why were they worrying about something that hadn’t even happened yet? I knew deep inside my heart they were 100% wrong,
I’d say my favorite time of day is once I have gotten over the grogginess of having to get out of bed, prep milk for the boys and change diapers. We all lay together in bed and I tickle their feet while the drink their milk. This is routine. I know it won’t last forever but somedays I lay there wishing it would. I take their hands and measure just how much they have grown in this past short year. It’s a bittersweet feeling seeing your children grow up. One part of you wants them to grow smart and strong and the other is crying inside at the fact that you no longer have babies. At least that’s how it’s been for me since day one.