Things I hope never to forget + photos from lately!

I hope I never forget... 

...This little ragamuffin scene above. 

...When Chris cut the grass, and Lucy walked outside + exclaimed, "Something smells soooo good!" - It was so sweet to witness her notice something that is loved by most + not even taught, the smell of freshly cut grass. 

...Running for the porch with the kids anytime it rains. Today as we sat on the couch out there, Abel said, "I LOVE the smell of rain!"- Again with the smells of spring! 

...The head nodding, while she raises her eyebrows up + down at the same time thing that Isla is doing. It's usually accompanied by humming "mmmmm" + is 100% the cutest thing I am experiencing these days. 

...The way it feels to be lifted up by those who love you.

...the other night when isla started kissing charlie + giving him love, then the next day harlow.

...the way Abel's face lights up when he plays "I guess" + you get the answer right -- the way Lucy's 2.5 shows when she plays, by both describing + answering her own turn. 

...Worshipping in the car + seeing the big kiddos in my rear view with hands raised.

...Lucy's first ballet performance to Moana, and all the proud mom tears I cried. 

...Our coffee table being flipped over on it's top 80% of the time these days. Isla has learned to crawl up on it and then taunt us by standing there + smiling because she knows she shouldn't be, so that's how that went. The other 20% of her time is spent climbing in + out of the same yellow cabinet the way the other kiddos did at her age.

...How the big kids love on Isla.

...The GDJ. 

...Abel's first soccer practice, and how excited he was. The way he kept looking over at us, giving us thumbs up, face beaming.

...Isla's over the ear hair.

...All three of their little faces, today... tomorrow they'll already be different. 

...The way Isla reaches out for me or for hugs.

...Tiny hands on the back of my neck.