I love going to these kind of events with the girls. They bring back childhood memories and all the wonder I had back then. I get to not only experience them as an adult but through the eyes of my sweet little ladies. I love building these memories with our children and reliving the ones from my childhood. I want to show them how to love and live big. Not just in the big deals of life, like circuses, parties, fairs, ext..... But also in the small moments. Its important to embrace those blink of the eye moments and cherish them as though they were life altering. In so many ways they really are. How often do we forget to think about or stop and take in all those moments that make up day to day life? How often in our rush to get to the next big thing do we pass over a moment that would have become the gold ticket of our life?
I've tried so hard this year to embrace and savor those moments. The kisses good bye every time someone leaves the house, the way a small hand will sneak into mine while we are out and about. Or the "Mommy, I had a bad dream, can I snuggle with you?" nights. Its so easy to say no, and monsters aren't real. But the girls will only be small for so long, they will only want extra cuddles and good bye loves for so much longer. So, I am trying so hard to carve these moments into stone. To forget that I have a giant to-do list or a billion and one things that need my attention, because in those moments none of it matters. I am a mommy with two beautiful little girls who love me unconditionally.
|My little ring master|
|Celebrating her cousin's Bday|
|Loving her style (excuse the mess)|
|At the circus|
|Silly wake up's|
|She wanted a silly face|
|I just love her silly|