A simple something today, because sometimes I just feel like it.
I've been trying to snap photos of random, daily occurrences more often...things that make me smile, things that make life what it is. Toys scattered, piles of favorite books, picnic parties with her dolls, her beloved stuffed animal, finding my scrapbook supplies used as kitchen must-haves for Blythe (notice the Jenni Bowlin Tart Tin above), little traces here and there of what makes my life so complete right now. I love finding signs of my little one as I go about my daily routine, as with each stage of her life, these signs change and won't happen this way again, and so holding onto them with photos will help me hold onto them as memories.
And, the little things like insisting that she put 38 candles on my cake this year, they barely all fit :) I just wanted the cake and was happy to forget about the 38 candles, but candles are oh, so important to a 9-year old. Life through her eyes is sweet. I'm so glad she exists.
One photo I wish I had taken was of finding her in her closet today, in the dark, on the floor, with her head under a blanket, crying. She was forlorn and distraught...and it was all my fault. I told her it was homework time, and today, the world came crashing down. My heart melted at the sight, and all of the sudden 9-years old didn't seem as old as it sometimes does. I crawled in with her, sat down, and we had a nice little chat, and then it was time for homework.