Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Reminder From Derek

Take time to smell the roses.

Derek had his 18 month check-up yesterday and it just reminded me that these kids grow up WAY too fast. Before Olivia was born, I felt like he was still a baby and now he is expected to be the big brother. Truthfully, he is still a baby, and a harder one than Olivia. He is in that frustrating stage of knowing what he wants and not being able to tell me. He is in to everything and would much rather open cupboards full of "no-no's" than play with a toy. He is cutting 4 molars and cries more than my other three kids combined. However, I feel compelled to enjoy and eat up all of his moments because I know they will be gone so quickly. I want to remember him as a little boy and not have a void of Derek memories because I was so busy with the baby. I'm not sure how to do it, but I want so badly to live in the moment and enjoy each of my kids.


Heather said...

Love the picture! And we got the flip flops yesterday. Thank you!

john and amber said...

What a darling picture! I'm sure that it must be a challenge to enjoy Derek at a young age when you are busy with baby Olivia, but you are a great mom! I can't believe he's 18 months!

Ronae said...

Kacey, what are the chances we are going to Idaho Falls the same weekend the Landers are coming up, though with Jon's new job we are not sure if we can get Friday off, if we are in town we will let you know for sure!