1. Today is my niece Anna’s 4th birthday. I think someone should write a book about what it is like to be four. I forget. Ava has just 6 more days ’til she gets to be four too. She’s been waiting for this day for months! Happy Birthday, Anna!
2. Nina is spitting. It’s one of her favorite pastimes. She puts her lips together and blows until she has to take a breath. Bubbles and drool come flying out of her mouth. Then she squeals and grins. And so on and so forth. I know that all babies in the universe do this, but I am captivated by her genius. 🙂 And she refuses to do it when I have the video camera out.
3. I am doing what I can to share myself equally with my three daughters. I’m not paranoid about doing everything “fairly,” and I’m trying to appreciate/learn more about their individuality, but I do want to make sure not to leave Nina out in the “making memories” department. Trying to take lots of pics/video. (of Livi and Ava too, and not just when they are holding Nina!) I had a dear, dear teacher friend who had three kids. She told me once that she made stockings for each of them when they were little. She still hadn’t finished the one for her youngest, and she was 15. 🙂 Her daughter knew that her momma loved her though, and my dear friend passed away last year in a motorcycle crash. Don’t know why I said all that…just feeling reflective.
4. Not to keep beating a dead horse with this survey thing, but I have 27 now! THANK YOU! www.taviano.com/survey
What are your thoughts about husbands/mothers-in-law answering a few questions for me? More on that tomorrow.
5. My friend Cami just stopped by–the brilliant photographer. http://www.ackermanimaging.com
We had a teary-eyed talk about living each day to the fullest, enjoying our children, not knowing if we have a tomorrow. Her husband is a type 1 diabetic, and she has faced the reality of losing him many a time. I could talk forever about the importance of cherishing those we love and not letting petty things get to us. (oh, I need to work on that!) Instead, I’m going to take my girls to the park like I promised them–far, far away from my computer and my surveys and everything else that competes with them for my attention.
Tell someone you love today–I love you. Take time to make someone feel special. Spend time talking to God. Live like you were dying. (I’m not a big country music fan–just know that’s a Tim McGraw song.)