Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sometimes Fast, Sometimes Slow

As I've said before, sometimes life can be painfully normal. The everyday, 24/7 of parenting is relentless. Should you mention this aspect to someone older than yourself, you may be told, in somewhat of a hostile voice, "Don't wish this time away!." And I totally get that and agree. They do grow up soo fast. Ady is already 9 months old and I can't believe that we are that close to turning 1. But at the same time, it has been how many nights since we did not have an infant in our bed? Can't answer that since I don't remember. Or the last time I have slept through the night, without interruptions. I know, I know, it's part of parenting, blah, blah, blah. I'm just saying that sometimes things fly by, and other things, well, they take their own sweet time.

This weeked was a flying by kind of weekend. Denver had asked me off-hand how to tie. And so I showed her with a ribbon, and just like that(insert snap) she got it. She then ran upstairs where she dug around till she found a pair of lace sneakers she could wedge herself into(since they were a size and a half too small!) And then displayed her handiwork for the household to admire. I really was so proud of her for this very simple task. It seems in the midst of the doldrums of everyday life, she is leaving little bits of early childhood behind her. This after a Dentist appt. where the Dentist, not surprisingly, told us she would need to give up chewing on her blankie soon since her adult teeth are coming in. This was not good news. And I find myself very upset at the idea of forcing her to give up yet one more thing from these "baby years." I don't think I'm ready.

And then, the girls had a Holiday Dance Show. It's always entertaining to watch small children dance. They did great, even though Willa bit it pretty hard...twice(darn slippery tap shoes) she still got right back up and kept dancing. The show was simple, 1 hr. and really fun to see how much the kids absorbed in only 3 months. Last year Willa was so pooped by the end of the day, she wouldn't go on stage. So yeah for Willa! She felt pretty good because she got to lead her class in a big skipping circle and ,"I didn't even look at the helpers Mom, I just went(insert strange Willa noise) at the right time!"

And these pics are just cute naked pics from a bathtub full of princesses.


  1. Cute pics Kor
    Love the one of you and Dever and Willa. So adorable.

  2. Oh they are growing too fast. And we haven't even met Ady! We are possibly going to be in DC in March for a conference. (Going to try to have Jer come with me.) Would you guys consider coming down to meet us there? I hate asking you to always come to us. But life doesn't get us to Rochester much....
    Anyway, I miss you guys and girls!
    How big and adorable is Ady getting??? Amanda

  3. I to feel the pain of no sleep and can't remember the last time I didn't wake in the middle of the night. Aren't you surprised you are functioning?! We've gone to making beds on the ground next to the bed because we don't have enough room...ha! OH, there is a country song that talks about not wishing these times away too. I actually sat in the car in the drive way, the other day and listened to it. It's a good one.
    Your girls are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.