March 10, 2010

free...

the other day...Monday specifically I guess ~ after school for the girls...

we had some free time ~ and it was a beautiful day ~ absolutely beautiful day ~ although they played outside at school ~ I wanted some outside time with them...just us three ~ well four including Miss Cadence...

I love to surprise them on Mondays by bringing Cadence in the car when I pick them up...every week I tell them "I've got a surprise for you...you want to guess?"...

hmmm....and they still keep guessing, and I love that...



Easy surprises make me happy...

{So} in our neighborhood we have quite of bit of area that hasn't been developed...

and I wanted the girls to be free for awhile ~ we live on a corner lot without a fence so you know that really doesn't happen much to where I don't feel like my 2 year-old is running in the opposite direction as my soon to be 4-year-old is wanting to be in another...



I drove to the back of our subdivision in an empty cul-de-sac with a decent view...this area was perfect...because my girls love "fluffs" or so that is what they call them ~ there was a ton of fluffs!



...and it was peaceful just letting them run around for awhile picking as many "fluffs" as they could in those tiny little hands

and what I love to do best is watch my girls interact...of course they don't always get along...that is sisters for you...BUT they do most of the time and their interaction just melts my heart...

they have a sense of freedom between them that I find is also bringing them closer as they grow together




It makes me smile...a little bit of time I can sit back and actually do nothing other than watching them together in a place where I don't have to worry about the noises of cars...maybe a few airplanes here and there...

but the quiet where I can just hear their voices, the breeze, you know that peacefulness {is that a word?} or maybe hearing myself bribe my youngest to stand still long enough to take a picture with big sis...


but regardless...

feeling the freedom of doing nothing feels so good sometimes...
feeling the breeze
and the quiet of your surroundings is so wonderful...


seeing them grow as sisters together is so important to me for so many reasons...
I love that we were given the chance to have them close in age...

their bond makes me

laugh
smile
love

I am the happiest when I can watch them and have those special moments with them...

and I just followed them around trying to do justice with pictures to how peaceful our hour or so was

and do justice to how the breeze moved their hair and the "fluffs" in their hands...


the part that made this moment special for me as a mom was the fact that they are not just sisters by blood...I mean they are...but they are sisters also by love and acceptance...they have a special bond that goes beyond blood

Madison is so aware to Hayley's needs and Hayley never forgets to do something for Madison...

And I will not and am not too naive to always think it will be this way...because I know they will have their times as they get older where it won't be...but I am hoping they will know their is a solid foundation between them to come back to ~ at least I hope...I'm not perfect but I am trying to show them that without really saying it to them...


I love this age {maybe because it is the right now}
but now when they have the conversation between them makes it interesting to say the least...I sometimes laugh so hard I cry ...

like a couple of evenings ago {maybe Monday too}...Hayley started talking about Donkeys at dinner...where donkeys entered the mind of that little one I have know idea
but Madison chimed in...

'Hayley we don't eat donkeys...that would be disgusting!"
Hayley: "donkeys...wa-custing [her disgusting}...eat donkeys"
Madison: "we don't eat horses Hayley {since I guess they are like donkeys too}...disgusting"
Hayley: "yes disgusting"
Madison: "or hippos, giraffes"
Hayley: "donkeys"
Madison: "no Hayley...we don't eat donkeys"

and what do you know it repeats all over again...dinner conversations at our home get interesting and repetitive...I promise you don't want to know what was discussed at Madison's first birthday dinner...I won't even go there...

but anyway...

I loved this hour or so after school...where I wasn't stressed about my list for a moment...or dinner...or anything...but just letting them be free and letting them be

and I cannot wait to do more of this kind of fun when the spring and summer weather is finally here...
so please get here quick Spring...please come early because you see the girls and I want some more days like this outside:)


Here's to another day of just being...

11 comments:

Laurie said...

LOVED this post, and the pictures are just beautiful! I have to ask- where did you get Hayley's shirt/dress? I LOVE IT!!

Tish said...

"custing" is priceless. i love how little ones' minds work.

this post so reminded me of one of my favorite blogs of ALL TIME.

http://kristinandkayla.blogspot.com/

blondiensc said...

I love that they are so close to one another, so sweet! And these photos are precious you did a good job capturing their spirit!! They always look soo cute too! xo

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Beautiful post...beautiful photos.

LuLu & Co. said...

Oh i love this post and your daughters are just darling... i love how you described being free... just taking time and witnessing your children!!!
wishing you many days like this,
xo,
LuLu

Angela Harris said...

Oh they are so sweet! Love their cute little outfits :)
You know about the Wentzville Flea Market right? If you do not, we need to make a Date for an upcoming Sunday!!
Oh, I see her snow white photo, I need to go see that post:)
~Angela

Seizing My Day said...

I love your pictures... they are wonderful! I also love love days like that!! I miss the littleness of my children! they are only 7 and 9 ... but such a huge difference! We cherish days like those and try to make them happen often! =)
Just Jenn~

Farmgirl Paints said...

Such cuties...great pics of them picking fluff:) Not a speck of snow in sight either. Can't wait for that.

koralee said...

Your images are beautiful...your girls so darling. I love your new banner as well. Enjoy the sweet times with those two. xoxoxo

Shannon said...

They are so adorable. I love the pictures and their cute outfits!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

These pictures are great. I love their outfits.