Having a coffee this evening, I'm thinking ahead to the week. I looked at the calendar to prepare. It doesn't really excite me to think about what events are on the agenda, which days are Kindergarten days, which days we'll take in the music program, skating times, library time, or which days we'll try to make at home days and let Neve have her naps (okay, actually that last one does excite me a little.)
But when I thought about what little everyday moments I can look forward to, I felt much more excited about the week. Will we have a walk again, in which a little babe falls asleep and a big sister wants to kiss the sweetness?
And she's going to take off walking any day now. Yesterday morning, she was standing up on the bed in between us and letting go, clapping for herself as she balanced. She looked so strong and stable, we agreed it wouldn't be long now. Then, with Kellen & I out at the movie night she decided to stand up and take 3 and 4 steps several times by herself. Ian missed it and I had no camera to capture the amazing firsts!
So many little memories that make me smile from last week. I know we'll make many more this week. And, I'm glad I took the time tonight to remember to not get caught up in the agenda. I'm preparing for the week differently tonight, by reminding myself to slow down, look for, enjoy, and be thankful for all the little precious moments of our days.