Friday, July 29, 2011


This week's Writing Prompts from Mama Kat's Workshop... This week I chose:

1.) A moment your realized your child was growing up.

I'm not sure that there was one actual moment where I realized it.  It's been more of an ongoing thing and I'm slowly realizing it.  He's going to be 1 next month and it's just the little things that make me step back and look at how big he's gotten.  Such as when I hold him during one of his naps.  He's so small, yet he's so much bigger than when he was born. 

Today, I actually got applause from him when singing The Itsy Bitsy Spider!  He clapped his hands at the end of each rendition and waited patiently for me to begin again.  I was so proud!  And I'm not sure who I was more proud of, him for clapping at the right time or me for being entertaining enough to him to warrant his applause!  Either way, I was beaming! 

Later, he wanted some Goldfish for a snack and he was reaching all the way to the bottom of the bag (there were only a few left and I had to hold it) and he would pull one out, examine it, determine if it got eaten or not, and if not, he would put it back in the bag. 

It's just so amazing, the things he's learned so far.  He's walking all over the place and gets into everything!  But I just love his curiosity... as much as it is frustrating to me to have to run after him constantly, it's just as fun to see him explore.  Some of the looks he has when finding something new is great to witness!  And his frustration at being told "No." or not being able to reach something (like magnets on the fridge that are too high) is hilarious.  I'm sure, at some point in time, it will stop being funny and be more frustrating to me than to him, but for now, it's entertainment on a simpler scale.

To watch the joy in his face when he lights up after he's just accomplished something that is so simple to an adult, yet so big a step for him... I love him more than I ever thought I could love another human being.  It's the most amazing yet terrifying feeling of love that one can never imagine until actually experienced.  And to watch him grow... so fast.  I knew it would go by quickly, but I never thought that in a matter of minutes, he would be almost a year old.  I blinked and he grew up.

So, when is the moment that I realized my little one is growing up?      
Every moment.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thoughts Upon Waking

I took yesterday's idea of handwriting my entry then taking a picture of it.  Here are some of my random thoughts upon waking this morning.

Monday, July 11, 2011

One of my favorite things...

(Now I have the Sound of Music song stuck in my head... "These are a few of my favorite things" la la la la la la.......)

Welcome to another one of Mama Kat's Writing Prompts. I just love this next idea!

5.) On a piece of paper write down something that makes you happy...take a photo of your paper and wa la...there's your post.

So, here it is. (I may even do this again... maybe on a regular basis... if I could actually write in my blog on a regular basis, that is!)

I absolutely love vacationing at Disney World in Florida.  But it's gotta be with the addition of staying at the Polynesian Resort, one of their Deluxe hotels.  Pricey?  Yes.  Worth it?  YES!  I hope to, one day, take my boy to Disney World and have him experience the wonderment that I did when I was little.  My first time was when I was 7.  Things have changed, of course, but it's still holds the magic for me and I hope it will for him too.

I know I didn't need to add anything to this post... just the picture was the idea, but I felt like telling the "why" as well.  That makes me happy too :o)  So there! 

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