Friday, January 31, 2014

Project || Valentine's Day with Toddlers

Can't Help Falling in Love (Recorded live at Daytrotter) by Ingrid Michaelson on Grooveshark

These two. They own this momma's heart. I was looking at pictures from last
year's Valentine's Day post and could have cried. Time has such an effect on us humans.
Especially the tiny humans. They've grown and changed so much - developing these beautiful
little spirits and personalities that I am positively addicted to. Said every parent everywhere.

I spent a solid hour manning the glue gun for this project.
The greatest lesson I learned: the best gift I give my children every day is TIME with ME.
They don't care about the fact that I haven't had time to shower or that I'm wearing
my yoga pants for the 4th day in a row. They just want me. Unbrushed teeth and all.

The laughter, the chatter, the light in their eyes - working on a project with momma.
Turning off her phone, setting aside her laptop, putting down her tutoring project -
and unlocking, opening the hearts of the little ones who need to know... they are loved.

Buttons, cardboard, and a hot glue gun. It's not about the numbers, the data,
the projects... it's about the connection, the journey, the magic between a parent and child.
Celebrating holidays with my littles is always special.

I want them to remember to stop and celebrate LIFE wherever they go,
no matter how old they get... because momma did.

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  1. I'm just beginning to be able to do projects with my 14 month old daughter, and I think it delights my heart as much, if not more, than hers! ;)

    It is so much fun to watch them delight in the simple things.

    1. Awww that is so sweet!!!! 14 months is such a fun stage. I'm sure you two are MAGIC together!!! XO


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