|Me, Brady (3 mos) and Dave|
|Dave, Brady (20 mos) and I|
It is so hard to not just live each day like a task. I wake up and just stumble through the routine of daily living. I find that more and more, by mid-day, I'm just wishing that it was time to go to bed. Life, as I am living it right now, just seems so exhausting. I get so caught up with packing snacks, carting the boys to their activities, grocery shopping and just the inevitable mile long list of errands that I have to mark off on my neatly scribed check lists. My life reel plays like a rerun episode. My life feels like it is in syndication.
|Grandpa, Brady (2) and Dave at Disneyland 2010|
|Me 36 weeks pregnant with Wes|
And, especially because Brady is now 5 (how did THAT happen?!), it is really hitting me - my life is flying by.
|Newborn Weston (aka the flying baby who was born with one push)|
Watching this video has given me a strong instant message. Treasure every day. Remember that everything is a phase, whether its the good times or the bad. Don't forget to laugh at the horrible experiences because they make for wonderfully funny stories when the kids bring home their first dates (you know - the blow outs, the puking in the bread aisle at Walmart, telling me "my pee-pee don't work" and saying, "I'm a sh*t bird, momma"). Cherish the great and funny moments. The first steps, the first I love you's and first days...all the "firsts" only happen once. It is SO TRUE what they say, it goes by like the blink of an eye.
|Brady (2.5) and Weston (3 mos)|
|Weston (6 mos) and Brady (3)|
|Biking around Coronado|
|The Albrights and Kate the Horse (2012)|
Hopefully the video will resonate with you the same way it did with me. It's a change of perspective that I am really happy about!