Wow. I can't believe that I've never blogged before. Being someone who likes to talk, and write (more so in my high school/college days), I should have picked up on this sooner.
I decided that I really want to keep a journal of some sorts, now that I'm a mommy, and am supposed to be more settled in my life. But life doesn't feel settled at all right now. We have so much to be thankful for this day, but also so much turmoil in our lives. I want to be able to keep track of all of my wonderful memories of this time in our lives/ my life really, and I want to be able to share it with you when you're older. I want to be able to share it with our family and friends, maybe sometimes, if not all the time. You, Harper and Zoie, are my two beautiful daughters, and I would regret not writing down these incredible memories of your infancy, and childhoods. Let's see, today is 1/20/2011, so Harper, you are 20 months, and Zoie you are 3 months. Harper, I wish that I would have started this the day you were born, but now that Zoie is here too, it's easy to recall the things that you did as a baby.
I've titled my blog "Five Things About You", becuase I think that is an awesome way to look back on our crazy days. I recently saw a post from a friend about something about 5 Things that make you happy each day, but I lost track of it, and couldn't get in to the link to read about the original author. So I'm using that idea as my foundation. Five is first of all my favorite number, and I think that looking back on each day, no matter how wonderful, crazy, miserable, incredible, or lazy, I want to think of five things about each of you that day that really stuck out in my head. Sometimes your daddy, Dave, gets to be included too. And as much as I want to remain positive, I also want to be able to include "things" of everyday life, whether they be happy, or sad, becuase life is important enough to remember "as is".....
In the past month or so, there have been so many "things", so I'm going to of course back track at times, and also include memories....My time at the computer, will of course be limited to nap times, and after bed times, so I may get quickly interrupted or distracted and have to bolt. But that is the truth of this journal, and I hope that we all get to enjoy it whether that be today in this moment, or twenty years from now. Speaking of waking children, Harper, I can hear you chanting to me through the monitor right now....."Mommy, mommy, paci, paci, mommy, hee hee, paci, paci". I may have a few more minutes before I need to go in and rescue you from the depths of your afternoon nap.
Yes, and the tense. I'm going to try to keep this in the tense that I'm speaking to you, my daughters, and maybe you too Dave. So remind me if I leave this form.
Well...I'm going to post, and see what it looks like. I'll add more pics and maybe more journal tonight. Yay! I'm excited :) Smile girls, your mama loves you.