Wednesday, February 24, 2010


"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return." 

Okay, so I totally stole this from another blogger (she didn't write it, it was a quote someone sent her), but this quote... it has stuck with me.  I just love it.  I keep going back and reading it over and over again, just to remind myself how lucky I am, to be grateful for each normal second, minute, hour, day, week... that passes.  To relish in normalcy is a true blessing.  

A normal day for us look like this... 

...and this:

...and there's a lot of this:

...and this:

And we love it.

And we cherish it.

And we are aware of the treasure that it is.


Jessica said...

Your post is awesome! and I love those pictures....

Kim D. said...

:-) Just :-)

Wendy said...

just love it. oh that cute belly!

jrose35 said...

I love the pictures Ella! Your daughter is too cute!

just me, dawn said...

perfect.....normal is perfect to me. and I love her photos! so sweet!

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz