This is one of our apple trees in the backyard
I love Spring!!! It could not be more beauiful in Tucson right now. I love that it is still cold at night and shorts weather during the day. I love that the bunnies are out in full force and the baby quail are starting to flood our bay window. I do not love that bathing suit weather is around the corner. I love that I can let Delaney outside and she won't burn herself on her tricycle. I have been thinking lately about how nice it will be when I can let Brody just wander outside with Delaney and not have to hold him or walk with him.Well, that day randomly happened today.
And he's off......
I put him down and watched as he drunkenly stumbled from one end of the porch to the other. My mouth was wide open the whole time... so was his. I could't believe it! I was so excited and so sad all the the same moment. That feeling is a wierd one. I have been experiencing that a lot lately. I was so excited that my little man was so independent and strong that he was walking on his own, plus the proud look on his face was priceless. But I was also sad. I got teary eyed as I realized that I will never have another baby take his first steps again. This was it...this was one step closer to being a toddler and not a baby. Just like that, my baby grew up. I don't know that I have 'stopped to smell the roses' like I had intended too. I don't want my kids to hurry and grow up....they can stay little forever (they just really need to sleep through the night). I am accutely aware that my life is full of blessings and that I don't acknowledge them. I need to stop dwelling on the bad (even though that has sort of taken over in my life) and I need to notice things more and be grateful for them.
Seriously, how did she get this big?
So spring is here and my baby walks....wow!