Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday's Foto Finish Fiesta

This pic is from 2004. We just updated our computer and now it has this fantastic little feature on the main screen where it shows a running slide show of all our pictures on our computer. I'm enjoying this little update so very much. I'm looking at pics I haven't seen in a while and it's really hitting me how time is flying and I swear it was just the other day my babies were babies. Little fat, pudgy, Haggen-daz (my word for breast milk)babies. Now we're doing spelling words and subtraction, riding two-wheeled bikes and buying cherry lip gloss at the mall. They're talking. A lot. Getting a little sassy if you ask me, but it's all part of the package. I'm enjoying every bit of this Journey of Parenthood. Even the days where I'm a mess (I'm a mess, I'm a mess, I'm a big ol' messy mess...) and my girls give me that look like, Who are you and what have you done with my mother? There's way more good days. But looking back at my babes, I gotta say I do miss those baby days. I can remember being there and thinking, I can't wait until they can walk (talk, wipe themselves, sleep through the night...). Cuz that baby stage is hard. But it's also absolutely wonderful. Now, I don't really want them to grow up fast. I seriously want to slow things down. Frankly, I'm a little afraid of the future. Teenagers. My girls as teenagers. Even tweenagers. Middle School scares the you-know-what outta me. That big bad world out there and the responsibility of preparing them for it is a bit overwhelming. All the while growing them into caring, successful, happy people, God-loving women. But I'll do what I've been doing for seven years now--take it one day, sometimes one moment, at a time. And pray. A lot. And continue to be the picture taking fool I am. Cuz, I'm going to want to remember this.

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JWilson said...

I remember thinking the same thing about my two. You get so excited for them to ahve their first but somewhere along the way that seems to change and now I'm not so sure I want them to grow up.

Adorable pic.

Sunshine Buzo said...

Thanks so much, Jess! Yes, they are so small and cute right now (and easy to keep an eye on)! But they're getting bigger...(yipes)!

Mrs. Romero said...

That is a delicious picture. I want to just eat up all that baby goodness!

careysue said...

I completely agree with you...I miss the baby days as well.

When you're in it, it seems so hard, but looking back those were the easy times...a bit harder when they're teenagers! Still fun though, just different.

Carrie said...

I am so close to getting baby fever that I had to read really fast so I could get to the part where you are happy that they can wipe themselves. Whew, over that.

Thanks for playing

Sunshine Buzo said...

Yeah, that wiping themselves is a big dealie, isn't it?

Thanks for the comments everyone! Happy Friday!

Risa said...

I think it's every mom's struggle to enjoy each day to it's fullest and not rush the future. My "baby
is now 2 and I have come to the full realization that the bakery is now closed. But God is good and it's up to us to find strength in each day and enjoy all his blessings. Loved the picture!

Sunshine Buzo said...

Hey friend! So good to see you here! Yep, each day is a blessing. Even after meltdowns (theirs and mine) and two hours of sleep (theirs and mine). Even in the chaos, we are blessed.