This Summer is H*O*T, HOT. We have been doing just about anything and everything we can to keep cool. Otter pops. Lake trips. Community pool play dates. Sprinklers. Milkshakes. Extra baths and lots of hose and mini pool time in the back yard. My little girl is probably happiest when I hand her the hose and stick her in a little plastic tub to play. She gets so smiley and starts chatting in her cute little baby language and oh how I wish I could understand what she is saying (soon enough I know). She melts my heart over and over again.
My little gal is a bundle of energy and life to say the least. I'll admit, sometimes I go a little stir crazy being cooped up in the house everyday with my little tornado. I try to keep us busy so that there is less whining and less boredom but, we can only do so much in this heat. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't remind me to cherish every little second with my daughter because she will be grown before I know it and I couldn't agree more. The last 16 months flew by (like really flew!) and I know the same will be true of the next 16+ years. Isn't it unfortunate that even in knowing how fleeting the moments are with our little ones that we can still find ourselves sometimes rushing through a day, or getting stressed over little nothings that are insignificant in the overall scheme of things. I mean how could I not want to sit and play ALL day long with that cute little face below?? hehe
I feel like the Lord is constantly urging me to cherish, savor and soak up every little moment in life, so I try to do just that! I'm so thankful for His constant reminders as they keep me in check and remind me to slow down. Make every moment count. Savor the morning cuddles. Linger a little longer at the kitchen play set. Laugh when the food is flung on the floor. Did I mention that my little gal coughed a mouth full of Pintos and Cheese into my face and hair last night at Taco Bell. Oh my goodness it was hilarious. I literally started busting up laughing and disrupted the entire room. Those are the moments I don't ever want to miss! Life is messy, surprising and wonderful! Are you soaking it all up too?