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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Fun Has Just Begun

In the beginning, it was diapers, sleepless nights, onesies, bottles and burp cloths, but in just a few short months, Lucas started crawling and then soon after that, walking and is now talking and communicating with me like I never thought he would and I realize that the fun has only just begun.
I am blowing bubbles and playing chase in the backyard, squishing Play-Doh between my fingers and picking up puzzle pieces from all over the house.
I am taking more photos than I ever have before and making memories to last a lifetime on trips to grandma and grandpa's, the zoo, beach and amusement parks.

I am drawing with sidewalk chalk, crayons and finger paints, playing on park swings, slides and monkey bars, getting drenched at water fountains at the mall and during bath time.
I am planning play dates, packing lunches, snacks and sippy cups and making sure my iPhone is fully charged and is loaded with plenty of kid friendly material.
I'm laughing through family dinners because I'm getting covered in spaghetti sauce, apple juice and yogurt. I'm squishing grapes and pretending to feed choo choo trains.
I am teaching letters, numbers, colors, body parts, manners, patience and more.

I am revisiting the simple joy of Disney movies, Dr. Seuss at story time, pretend and hide-and-seek.

I am kissing boo-boos better, nursing colds, attempting time outs and trying to keep my own temper tantrums in check.

I'm learning to slow down, follow bugs, stop and smell the flowers and delight in the wind.
I'm looking at world in a whole new way....
...through the eyes of my son.

 This post was featured on Natalie's blog, Mommy of a Monster, in her weekly feature, Monster Likes #8 on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
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Blogger Liz said...

How incredibly sweet and touching! I'm stumbling this post for you, Tonya! Adorable!

February 22, 2011 at 4:57 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Very sweet! And you're right.. This is only the beginning.

February 22, 2011 at 5:03 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

So often we dismiss the moments as they're happening. Way to take it all in!

February 22, 2011 at 6:17 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

So sweet! It is so wonderful to see the world through the eyes of our children! It only gets better!

February 22, 2011 at 6:44 AM  
Anonymous Mama P said...

Oh Tonya, I love it! You express so clearly what gets all muddled up in my head!

February 22, 2011 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

This is the best thing I've read all week, possibly all month. You nailed it!!!

February 22, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger John and Allie Fields said...

Don't you just love being a kid again? I think it's one of the most fantastic parts of parenthood!

February 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

It is amazing how our lives change as our children grow.

February 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I feel like you took me back there today! And it WAS fun...the playdates, the water park, the sidewalk chalk. Little boys are a blast.


February 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I spend too much time complaining - this post just confirmed it for me. It's the little things that I love so much but overlook too often.

I'm stumbling this too, and I'm including it in my Monste Likes on Saturday :)

February 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

I was so busy as a single mom that I totally missed out on a lot of this with my daughter.
I'm getting a second chance now with the grandkids. And so looking forward to it!
Thank you for giving me ideas.

February 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss the days when my kids were little. Very sweet post.

February 22, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Ahh This is beautiful! I love it!!!

February 22, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

This is very sweet!

February 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Morgan B. said...

You are entering such a delightful age. I remember those days fondly and I'm looking forward to going through them again. Lucas is so darling and you are such a wonderful mother. I love hearing about how much fun you are having.

February 23, 2011 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Great post! Even though my boys are older, I still feel like I benefit from seeing the world through their eyes. Sure helps keep communication lines open through adolescence :)

February 27, 2011 at 7:16 AM  

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