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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