Monday, August 20, 2012

These Days

This weekend was easy and slow, full of quiet time as a family.  We recuperated from
Isabelle's first week at school, cooked good food and made a trip to the grocery store.
We caught up on movies and took a Sunday afternoon nap, Isabelle and I read books and
did laundry.  Brees went through my make-up bag and scattered its contents inside her
toy box, smiling her big, mischievous grin as she held up my half-eaten tube of lipstick in
her hand.  I couldn't help but laugh at her, knowing what the toddler years hold.
I treasure these weekends so much, they give me a renewed sense of energy as I start
another work week.  When I am home, I hug my family every chance I get, rarely turning
away from an open set of arms.  It's the small, simple gestures of love that mean the
most: rocking my baby to sleep, painting my daughter's nails, making my husband a cup
of tea in the morning.  As parents, we are so often told, "Cherish these moments, they go
by so fast".  These words are so true: this time is so precious.  This time together as a
young family is a magical time, a phase I can not get enough of.  I want to remember
every chaotic trip to the grocery store, every mess and broken dish.  I want to squeeze
every ounce of love out of every moment, no matter how simple or small.  These are the
days worth remembering.

Mama wore>>Top: JC Penney//Shorts: AE//Shoes: Tom's
Belle wore>>Top: Old navy//Shorts and sandals: Target
Brees wore>>Dress: Carter's//Shoes: Tom's

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A few snapshots from our weekend:

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Melissa Juliet said...

Always oh so stylish!

Caitlin A. said...

Always love reading your positive, uplifting voice :) Also love how much of a ham Isabelle is for the camera!

Olivia said...

Thank you!! Isabelle dresses me most of the time:)

Olivia said...

Thank you! I don't always succeed in being positive but I try really, really hard to remember the blessings daily! And Isabelle has been a ham from day one, she is hilarious!

Daisy Nguyen said...

LOVE all the kid pics! Makes me miss mine when they were that age!

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parentingbydummies said...

Oh my goodness the baby is SO big! How has she grown up so much already?! I really need to come over to check you out more!