Thursday, September 9, 2010

Memories to last a lifetime

It has become so important to me recently to concentrate on making memories.  Yes, having a job and a paycheck is important, but family, in my opinion, is so much more important.  No one goes to their grave saying "I wish I worked more."  Most people end up saying "I wish I spent more time with family."  I don't want to be one of those people.  I want my girls to experience life, not just live it.  

If I have the opportunity to give A and L something to hang on to, I jump at the chance.  Now that they are getting older, those chances are much more frequent and enjoyable!  They are such a joy to be around.  Seeing the excitement and life through a child's eyes is truly amazing.  It makes you feel young and like a child again too!  We all know how much I enjoy the "simple" things in life.  Besides, being a child again gives me an excuse to carry my blanket around!  (Not that I really needed one.  It lives in a box next to my bed.)  

You want an instant smile on your face, ride in a car with my girls.  It doesn't matter where you are, as soon as you get there, both of them get very excited and get wait to get out and conquer the world.  Recently, we took the girls on a few adventures.  We went apple picking, did finger painting, and went to a new park.  I don't know about the, but we were beat after all of that!

Apple picking was a blast with the girls.  It was also yet another opportunity that showed us how different their personalities are.  We took a hayride out to the orchard and as soon as we were on the ground, L was off and running.  She was grabbing the apples on the trees and pulling like she had been doing it for years.  A was more interested in the easy ones, the ones on the ground.  We ran around out in the orchard for awhile and filled up a bag of apples.  A even walked around eating an apple all by herself!  Now, mommy has a bag full of apples and yummy applesauce on the brain!

1 comment:

  1. I am all for memory making too. It looks like they had a great time. I love your photos.

    Thanks for sharing on Mom Loop!