The Things I Want To Remember

We are at the point in our life, with our babes, that our days are pretty much a roller coaster.  When life is good, it is amazing.  The kind of moments that I have always dreamed of and ones that truly can take my breath away, these girls that we made (we made them!) are so incredible and I am beyond grateful that I get to raise them and forever be their mama.  And then when it’s not, it’s not.  We’ve had more than our fair share of toddler meltdowns this summer and to be candid, they can be an epic trainwreck.  They can easily make you question your sanity and make you want to completely meltdown yourself.  
And sometimes, you do.
But at the end of the day, everyday, I choose to remember the good.  Because there truly isn’t a day where we don’t have SO much of it.  I would take every hard moment ten times over for all the others, these are 100% “the days of my life” and I don’t ever want to take them for granted, or to forget any little part of them.  So I thought I would round up some of of the little things I adore so much about my girls right now, their little habits and tendencies that we have grown to know so well, but that we know from prior experience, will be gone all too quickly.

Miss Waverly Maye.  There are so many things about her vocabulary that I love so much, and that I know I should correct her on, but my heart just wants her to do them forever.  Anytime she is talking to both me & my husband she says “you twos” instead of you two, apparently she is a Jersey girl! 🙂  She calls herself “me”, and says “mama, is me big” or “did me be a good girl today”, and calls the aquarium (which she loves), the “aquariarium”.  She sings everything, especially when she knows she is in trouble, and insists on performing a dance recital at least once a day.  She changes outfits hourly, packs an entire bag of random stuff any time we leave the house, and has to (like really has to) match Avalon’s pajamas each and every single night.  Thunder petrifies her and she comes into our bed every morning around 5:30, she never misses an opportunity.

Sweet Avalon Elle.  She has so many little faces and habits right now that just melt me.  She does them so often that I just feel like it’s part of her and that she will do it forever, but I look back on Waverly from that age and know that she won’t.  She has this little face where she purses her lips together, and anytime she sits down on a couch or bed, she leans back into it with everything she has.  When she wants something, she stands at your feet and opens & closes her hands, and puts her head straight into my shoulder anytime we see a stranger or walk into anywhere new.  She smiles ALL the time, especially when she hears music, and playing peekaboo with her big sister can give her the biggest belly laughs.  She calls her daddy “DA!!”, says “please” with a lisp, and anytime she sees a camera, she immediately says “CHEESE!” (love her so much!).  She hates the vacuum and we are impressed if she lasts ten minutes in a high chair, she has a little baby bunny that I got randomly at H&M for 12 dollars and she is obsessed with it, it doesn’t leave her sight.

And a few pictures from our weekend, we are soaking in these final days for summer for all that their worth.

Hope you & yours had the most lovely of weekends!


  1. August 22, 2016 / 10:58 am

    I hear ya on the moments to remember. Babies don't keep and it hurts my heart a little bit. I love the photos you shared. Sweet little baby bottoms are the best. And Waverly in her bathing suit and boots. Adorable!

  2. August 22, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Agree on things you think they will always do and then one day realize they haven't…in a long time. Then your heart breaks a little bit.

  3. August 23, 2016 / 4:34 am

    There are so many things that pass so quickly with the littles, I love that you wrote these down to remember them. I need to do the same!
    And, can we just talk about your beach babes? Oh. my. goodness.

  4. August 23, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    This is the sweetest post! Those girls are precious and I love that you are documenting this! Something I really need to make an effort to do. Love the pictures!

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