Thursday, February 2, 2012

Something I Never Want to Forget

Tonight I found a very old baby blanket of Eden's buried in a box in Levi's room. She was never really attached to it when she was teeny...but I thought it would be fun to show it to her. So, I did.

I told her someone had gotten it for her when she was an itty baby, but I didn't remember who.

Several minutes later, Eden said...

"Grandmother gave this to me. It smells like her."

I'm not sure why the blanket smells like my mom and I'm pretty sure she didn't give it to Eden. But something about the way she said it made my heart so happy. You could just hear the unspoken connection between the two of them.

She loves her Grandmother. And with very good reason.

It was a very sweet (and simple) moment.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Before I forget...

Yesterday in the car Levi was humming in the backseat. When I asked him what he was humming, he said, "That wasn't me. That was God." hee hee

Totally need to catch up on my blogging. After Halloween...I promise!

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Morning with Levi

Today's Tiny Treasure: A quiet morning with Levi.

Levi never gets up before Eden. Never. So when I saw him coming down the stairs first the other morning, it was a happy surprise. We shared a nice little moment, before the rest of the house woke up. He drew me a picture with his tongue out for concentration...just like his granddaddy Simmons. Way too precious for words.


PS - That's a dolphin he's drawing. Just in case you can't tell.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sweet Little Conversations

Today's Tiny Treasure: Conversations with my Kids!

I love to hear them tell me...

all about their day,
who they sat with on the bus,
the play they made up with friends at recess,
how that bounce house birthday party was such a blast,
that they love me 139 (which, by the way, is a really lot),
that their pet leopard is eating his dinner,
the steps of a project we're working on together,
100 times a day to "Watch, Mommy!",
their favorite butterfly,
their "night, night" prayers...

And all the other tiny conversations we had today that have already slipped my mind.

Note to self: Get the video camera out more and record these precious moments. They are flying by too quickly and I just know I'm going to miss those little voices when they are all grown up!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Little Man is Five!

Once again I am behind on my birthday posts. It's like some little part of me goes into denial after the party is over. They can't really be growing up. Right?

I guess it's time for me to face the music. My little man is five.

Levi is the sweetest soul I know. Always thinking of others, always giving you that sideways smile that melts your heart and always in a happy mood. Sometimes I can't believe how lucky I am that I get to be his Mommy!

At five, Levi loves to...

Play baseball in the backyard.
Make up stories about his day.
Give hugs to his Leopard.
Laugh.
Eat Watermelon.
Swim.
Sing Justin Beiber with his sister.
Play with his puppy.
And kick a soccer ball.

He is all boy and is honestly the coolest boy I know.

We celebrated his family birthday at Gatti-town (a little piece of Heaven on earth if you are a 5-year old boy). And topped off the festivities with a Leopard Bowling party with his friends.

I hope he felt special and loved - since that is the way he has made me feel every day of the past five years! Mommy loves you Levi...all the way to Pluto and back.



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Binge Blogging - Part Eight

Part Eight brings us up to date...

Today's Tiny Treasure: Playing the "Lava Jump" game with the kiddos before bed. Each level I would move my legs a little further apart and if they didn't make it all the way across they would fall into the "hot lava". The first time Levi stepped in the lava, he quickly informed me he had on his "hot-lava-proof shoes". Smart boy.