As I sit here and watch Brooke play with her Minnie Mouse tea set I can't believe how big she's gotten, and what a personality she's developed in 15 months. I know in just a bit we'll head to the bedroom, cuddle and probably watch Octonauts as she slowly drifts off to sleep. I think with kids starting school, and seeing all of my nieces and nephews grow older it's gotten me kind of emotional. My baby isn't much of a baby anymore, she's a dancing, smiling, laughing, talktive, crazy at times, fun loving, not so little bundle of joy. I think of that saying, "you'll never get this time with your kids again, so cherish it", and believe me Chris and I def do. Some may think we spoil Brooke, but my thinking is you can never spoil a kid with too much love and affection. A friend pinned a picture that I think is so true it said something like, 'No matter who comes into their lives, they will never love them as much as I do'.
My oldest niece is starting Jr high this year. I just need to let that sink in, this young lady who's about my height now that I used to change her diapers, and coached her soccer team since she was 4, is starting Jr high. I think it's hard to fathom that she's grown so much in what feels like such a little amount of time. I feel the same with Brooke, it was just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital wasn't it??
Chris and I have talked about having more kids, and while we def do, hopefully it won't be soon, maybe 2-3 years. Unless God's plan for us is different of course. I think right now we have our hands pretty full with this little gymnast that's climbing onto the couch and attacking us.
With everything that has happened in our life's in the past 3 years of our totally imperfectness. Just sitting here on the couch with Brooke stealing my phone and saying cheese at the camera, and Chris playing a little xbox, it feels pretty perfect to me. I'm sure it helps that we have some pretty amazing people watching over us. I hope everyone has great days back to school, and a wonderful school year!