A big thanks to everyone who linked up yesterday.
I loved your thoughts and honesty in relation to motherhood.
It sure is a tough job and lonely career some days.
Today I want to share some of my feelings I have been having this week about my Liberty.
They are mixed feelings and I am having trouble working my way through them.
You see, she is growing up way too fast.
Actually she is growing up at an alarming rate - insert sobbing and tears.
Liberty is my youngest child, my baby, who is turning into such a big girl before my eyes that I am having trouble keeping up. Everyday she is changing and growing.
I am feeling a mixture of happiness and sadness at the same time.
I love that she is increasing her vocabulary (expect when she told me to 'shut up' yesterday!) and participating more in our family conversations.
I love that she can get herself dressed, can brush her own teeth and help herself to food in the fridge (alright, only on some days I like that).
I love that she wants me to read books to her more, that she always says she 'needs a drink' etc instead of 'I want a drink', that she can take herself off to the toilet and put her own seat belt on (when she is in a good mood).
Liberty is doing a great job with her toilet training - not having many accidents at all and I am happy to report that she is 'offically toilet trained' woo hoo! insert massive cheering and clapping!
Before we started the toilet training if you asked her what her name was she would answer:
"Liberty Little One"
as I always call her my 'little one'.
Now after toilet training if you ask her what her name is she answers:
"Liberty Big Girl"
even Liberty knows she is getting older. Sob!
To deal with this, I think I need to take more pictures.
To capture those moments I want to remember forever.
I think she is growing up so fast because she is always trying to keep up with the boys.
I want to remember the sad days and...
...the happy days.
What do you do to treasure your children growing up?
Are taking pictures enough?