SO, I was sitting here reflecting today and just realized that it is less than 3 weeks until my youngest turns 1! No one ever thought to tell me that when I became a mommy, time would fly in turbo charge speed. Not that it would have stopped me from becoming a mommy....this has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I'm a bit saddened by the fact that I will never again experience all the baby stages. Madison has already been walking a month, she's drinking from sippy's, eating table food....everyday I'm seeing less and less baby and more toddler. I will never again get to smell that baby smell on a daily basis. I LOVE that smell! Well, unless it's the smell coming from the diaper. lol My oldest baby will be starting school this Fall. Full time, all day, 5 days a week! Though I LOVE The thought of not hearing her and Caleb fight like cats and dogs all day over who had what toy first and who it belongs to, I know I'm going to miss her like CRAZY!!!! I still can't help but think that this fall, I'll be taking her to school. Then one day, I'll wake and she'll be graduating highschool, then another day, I'll wake up and she'll be getting married and having babies of her own. So I say to those who have yet to start a family, and those that are just beginning your family, don't forget to drink in every minute of every day. Don't forget to give as many hugs and kisses as you can everyday. When they bring you weeds from your yard that to them, are beautiful flowers for mommy or daddy, cherish those weeds! When they draw or color you a picture, frame one from time to time. When they do or say something silly, write it down. I never did that and I'm now regretting it. I often find myself trying to remember something they did and all I come up with is a blank. Though I'm not great at writing the little things down, I'm queen of the camera! hahaha! My kids get their pictures taken on a daily basis because they are changing on a daily basis. Have you ever stopped and thought about how neet it would be to watch a plant or flower go through photosenthesis??? Well you can. Your very own flower that by the grace of God, you grew and nourished and brought into this world. Love it! Cherish it! and don't forget to RECORD it!!!