It’s been a long time since I’ve last written. Two years taking care of our daughter from newborn to the toddler years can go by like a flash, and once they hit those toddler years, things really take off. I have reflected on all of this by looking through my photos I’ve taken of my kids and seen how much growth and change has taken place. When I see how I could literally hold my newborn in one arm at that time, to now where I have to wrestle to actually keep her IN my arms, on my! It’s really quite humorous to watch a toddler develop; little minds racing into the new day with gusto. While I sit here in my 45 year old body slowly walking into the day, especially if I get only 4 hours of sleep. And yes, I admitted my age, because I’m not afraid to say it! Ladies, walk confident in your age. (rant over)
I’m writing in to tell you about a transition I’m taking in my life – and this blog’s life. No longer will I only write about recipes, those are lovely, and I like to keep them as my big kids really look to them for pancakes and some other staples and treats. I will be showing our little lives, and a snapshot perhaps of the day, or maybe an event, or something really amazing that happened. Also, I have been toying with photography and really love the creativity that goes behind the lens. It’s challenging and some days I could throw in the towel, but if I had, then I wouldn’t have gotten this photo.
Do you know what it took to get her in this dress? She screamed, kicked and cried for her “tea” dress. It’s her favorite and I was NOT going to put that one on for two reasons. One, it’s spring colors and I needed a photo with fall vibrant yellows to go with the environment. And two, she is a model for some companies, and well, this dress is for one of them. Maybe in this blog I’ll add that in, but for now, I keep that to her Instagram page. Yes, the kid has her own page. HA!
I’m relabeling this blog to be more of a lifestyle/personal title. Two teens and a toddler. How many of you out there are in this same journey? I’m actually relieved to find quite a lot. Some days I feel like a lone wolf out here – all of my moms friends with teens are venturing out do more adventurous journeys with their kids while I backtrack a bit, and bring my teens along for the ride to see through the eyes of a toddler. There isn’t one right way I realize, though there are days I envy their ability to do things like go on a difficult hike to a waterfall, while I research like mad to find just one waterfall I can safely take my child to. And trust me, this road I have found to be difficult! There are not so many options, at least from what I have seen. So, welcome to our lives. I hope you enjoy!