Wednesday, August 25, 2010

baths and songs

Clint and I gave the girls baths tonight.  This is fun and sweet in itself.

Afterward Clint jumped in the shower since he'd run right before.  I'd already put a diaper and clothes on Iris.

Evee was dry but naked, playing with the train set in her room.  I moved over from the extra bed in her room to the rocking chair my mom gave me when Evee was born.

Instead of making Evee put her jammies on right away, I rocked Iris and told Evee how I used to rock her in that same rocking chair.  I told her how I used to feed her and sing to her in that chair.  It's been awhile since we've sung to her at bedtime.  There was a time I thought we'd always sing to her.

I started singing the songs I used to sing to her..."You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..." (one I remember my dad singing to me) and "I love you Evee, yes I do.  I love you Evee and I'll be true..."  She joined along and then asked that we sing them to Iris.

It wasn't too long that we sat there...her naked on the floor, singing while she played with the and Iris rocking on the chair. 

Tonight as I put her to bed she said, "Do you love being my mom?"

Yes.  So so much.

These are the blessings of these days.


  1. So sweet! And, I love being your mom! :)

  2. Are you kidding me with this post... love it.

  3. Am crying now... I love you friend! What a sweet, sweet moment with your girls. Thanks for sharing. And GREAT job posting a lot in the midst of sleeplessness and new baby busy-ness. :)

  4. Yeah, I think posting is more for me than anything...choosing to remember all the goodness in the midst of craziness that the first weeks of new life brings. Thanks for the encouragement. :)