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I Want To Remember


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1 5  M O N T H S : ANOTHER FAVORITE PHOTO SPOT AT THE DINING ROOM TABLE

I want to remember how much noise you make when you're eating. It's this awesome "I love food" noise that sounds something like a motor going "mmmmmmmmmmmm." Grandma Susan says your Daddy used to do the same thing. Grandma Pati says he still makes those noises now and again.

I want to remember how very much you want to do everything your brother is doing. Wands, lightsabers, legos, books, balls and lots & lots of chase.

I want to remember how confident you are in how you hold yourself and the ways your body moves.

I want to remember this little dance you do when you are delighted, arms swinging back and forth as you walk.

I want to remember how when you are unsure of something you come zooming back over to me and snuggle up next to my legs.

I want to remember how rough and tumble you are...and how you get right back up and keep on going.

I want to remember how you dunk your head under the water at the
swimming pool and come up grinning.

I want to remember how much you like helping us let Lily (our dog) out in the morning. You get upset when you don't get to stand at the door, with the door open of course, when Lily goes outside.

I want to remember all the little moments of love I see between you and Simon. Amidst the chasing and the wrestling and the screeching there are a million little hugs and snuggles and gentle love. Tonight, after I helped you down from your chair at the table, you walked around the living room for a bit and then came back to the table and rested your head on Simon's leg. A short breather in your daily adventures; a nice pause. I notice these moments. I adore them.

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  1. SouleMama says…
    06/01/2010

    wonderful. you will remember. xoxo

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  2. Yvon says…
    06/01/2010

    Oh wauw Ali, I totally love this blogpost!
    I need to keep this idea in my mind if that is oke.

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  3. dawn says…
    06/01/2010

    Oh she is so so sweet. I love all these little things you notice. I wish I knew about scrapbooking when mine were that little. It's all a little fuzzy now. I only remmeber some of Sam's little moments because he was 3 when I finally found out about scrapbooking so lot's of memories of the little guy. Anna is going to be such a mixture of sweetness and rough with having Simon as a big brother, it's a perfect combination. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. sue says…
    06/01/2010

    Your little one is growing up so fast! I love the way you write down the things you notice. Wish I'd done that when mine were little.

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  5. Nicky from Canada says…
    06/01/2010

    Oh they grow so fast - enjoy!!!

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  6. annie says…
    06/01/2010

    lovely memories<3

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  7. Nina Newton says…
    06/01/2010

    You will remember . . . . but how I wish that I had documented even more of the days when my children were small. We have so many scrapbooks, filled with pictures and little snippets of memories written down, but you can never have TOO many memories of those years ;o)

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  8. jesshunt says…
    06/01/2010

    thanks for reminding me to stop and notice some things myself today - life has a way of getting away from us sometimes....
    I had to laugh at the rough and tumble part - Ellie is the same way....Graham would have been quite upset about some of the spills she's taken, but she just kind of rolls over and gets right back up and moving!

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  9. fabiana says…
    06/01/2010

    beautiful memories :-)

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  10. Christel says…
    06/01/2010

    What I really love about your message to your daughter is the last sentence but one : "I notice these moments". How lovely is it to know that mummy's there, watching and enjoying the moment. Anna will fell so great when she reads this.
    I love your blog, unfortunately I don't take the time to scrapbook myself, I simply keep a small diary of the kids' life.

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  11. Leanne says…
    06/01/2010

    Oh, Ali - absolutely lovely moments here, just so sweet. Thanks for helping me stop today ... in the midst of a chaotic morning and people coming and going ... STOP and think about these little things that are so very very important and are really all that matter. I love this today, Ali. Just love it! Thank you!!!!

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  12. LisaZ says…
    06/01/2010

    Ali, I love this!!
    Thanks for reminding me to jot down the 'little things' that happen because I'll forget about them otherwise.
    ~Pino

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  13. Dori says…
    06/01/2010

    Simple and precious! I can't wait to see the layout that this post will (hopefully) become. ***smile***

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  14. Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams says…
    06/01/2010

    So precious.

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  15. Shelly says…
    06/01/2010

    Beautifully put! I am going to share this post with my daughters, both of whom have infants. They will want to remember simple little things about their babies, as well, and your post will certainly inspire them.

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  16. joni says…
    06/01/2010

    You put a smile on my face every morning when I read your blog. Thank you for all that you share!
    Joni

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  17. Peaceliving says…
    06/01/2010

    I love this journaling format, Ali. I'm definitely going to steal it for a future page.

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  18. Lee Currie says…
    06/01/2010

    So lovely. You will remember :)

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  19. Pam Alexander says…
    06/01/2010

    Love this. Thanks for reminding me of these short moments, my "baby" is now 14, and it seems like yesterday, yes I wish I had written these things down, but it does remind me that there are still plenty of opportunities now.

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  20. Sarah says…
    06/01/2010

    Great memories. Touching.

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  21. Jakki says…
    06/01/2010

    How very sweet...with several nieces with daughters under 3 I am now being able to document the girly aspect of scrapbooking and I'm loving it and your ideas! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  22. Melanie K. says…
    06/01/2010

    Oh, Ali. This is why I am fascinated with your layouts ... you really SEE things. What a treasure. If you ever need a new place to 'see', come to my house! LOL!

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  23. Deb J says…
    06/01/2010

    YOu are so good about writing things. I wish I could do this. For some reason my mind seems to just go blank or everything comes out stiff and boring. I love reading about your kids and your family. m the pictures are always great too.

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  24. Jen says…
    06/01/2010

    Oh Ali, what wonderful journaling. I so wish I'd thought of capturing those little moments with my (now very tall 20 yr old) daughter! And that picture is precious. Thank you for sharing :)

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  25. Amber Lee says…
    06/01/2010

    Such tender, beautiful words. What sweetness.

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