Right now it's 7:50 and we've already had breakfast, made beds, brushed teeth and are dressed and ready for the day. It was one of those mornings when everything just clicked. The kids are now sitting on the couch looking through photo albums of our past trips to Florida and are, generally, being very sweet to one another. It is moments like this that I will miss.
There are some days, like yesterday, when I just feel like the world has come to a halt and I'm stuck in an awful, never-ending twilight zone. And then there are days like today, when I just so cherish the time I have with these kids when they're young. I know it will go by too fast and I will long for these times back. Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of that.
Sloan is so expressive right now. He's funny and smart and in general a very sweet natured little guy. He loves to sing and be silly. He's a great athlete, but not overly competitive. He is so friendly and genuinely loves to be with people. He is navigating through the waters of respect right now and there are days when it feels like a battle all day long, but we will prevail and I know in my heart he's going to be a great young man someday.
Katya is also extremely expressive. She takes her cues from her brother, which is hilarious because she looks just like him when she imitates him. As she starts to talk more she is providing so much entertainment for all of us. She is strong willed and fiercely independent and full of spunk and zest. She is wildly competitive and is proving to be extremely athletic - her dad is thrilled with the possibilities.
Then there is my sweet Landon. I don't know if it's because he's my last baby, but I so cherish this little boy. He's so sweet natured and fun. He loves to mimic sounds right now. He giggles and laughs all the time, much more so than the other two did at this age. He is a snuggle bug and big into kisses, which are usually open mouthed and involve a lot of tongue. His dad's so proud. I treasure him very, very much.
So, there it is - a good morning for reflecting on the good things I have. My sweet, sweet children who are definately a handful, but I wouldn't trade any one of them for all the riches in the world...