Having a baby in the house is a reminder of how joyful the simplest of things can be. Having a baby in the house makes ordinary moments extraordinary.
My heart has been so full on the occasions when we've all been in the living room and have witnessed James wave goodbye and take a couple steps. I felt like my heart would burst this morning when we all saw James walk from the coffee table to the chair and everyone erupted in cheers and praise. He was a little shocked, but I was overwhelmed by how the smallest, simplest things can bring such joy to a family. Joy is multiplied when the people we love share in it, in't it ? I'm so happy and grateful to be sharing the commonplace experience of a baby "growing up" with my children (and said baby's siblings!). Because although it's commonplace and is happening at every moment everywhere, a baby growing up is always amazing, and it's never ordinary :)
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In semi-related news... James lights up when I pull a blanket over us to make a fort. It's just him and me and cozy fort time - so much to love in such a simple moment!
(thanks for pretending the photos weren't blurry!)
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