Friday, April 29, 2011

simple days

There are days when I have moments of, "wow, I really am a mom." It felt like it was just yesterday when I was sitting in the backseat of our Dodge Caravan while my mom drove the 3 us around to dance, soccer, and swimming.

I took a quick glance in the rearview mirror while I was driving the other day. There I spotted my 3 littles and was reminded that I am the one now driving the minivan.

It freaked me out a bit. Time truly does fly. I don't know who coined that phrase, but they weren't messing around.

As we piled out of the minivan to enter the YMCA, I was reminicent of the scorching summer days we spent at the recreation center by our house in Orange County.

And as I followed my boys into the center, I tried to digest how blessed I am to call them my own. There are certain moments when it hits me.

While they kicked, splashed, and blew bubbles in the pool, I watched with a happy heart.

I want them to remember these moments. These simple everyday moments. Yeah, I'm sure they'll remember the big parties and Legoland days, too, but these are the days I want to be forever etched in their hearts.

Just a mom and her boys enjoying simple days.


hannah singer said...

they will remember the simple days! my most fond memories are the simple ones. such a treasure to have siblings!!
how did time fly so quickly-good grief!
happy weekend, sweet katie!

the lowes said...

it goes tooooo quick!!!

Jennifer said...

Time does fly! I have such a hard time dealing with the fact that my baby is almost 3 years old..... One day (when he was younger) I asked him, "Where does time go?". His response, "Away.". So true. I'll never get these days back. I will cherish them forever!!!

april@gingerbread girl said...

your boys are so cute!!!


Rachael said...

wow, i have definitely had those moments. love your banner photo!

Betsi* said...

Ok, again, I have both those photos of MY boys! Hehe. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and enjoy these little moments while they are small.

Michael Elkins said...

First, I love your header picture!!! Since I had my second time has been flying by. I try to take in these moments too. Thanks for the reminder!

Brooke said...

I know you feel. It hits me like a ton of bricks most days. It is weird, right?!?
They will remember these days. And what they don't remember, they will read about on your blog! Hee :D