It’s crazy how time flies (I think I write this in almost every other post?)… Especially with two little girls! I have a hard time remembering what we do each day, because they keep us so busy and make our lives wonderfully full to the brim!
This weekend, we took a trip out to Harpers Ferry (about 30 minutes Northwest) with Joe’s family, and enjoyed some late summer swimming in the Shenandoah River. We found a little private “beach” and spent a few hours splashing in the river, digging for seashells, sliding down tiny waterfalls, resting under the shade of a sprawling limb.
We learned lots about the girls this weekend. We found out that Naomi has absolutely no fears, and Zoe would rather stand a bit back with her life vest securely buckled. Naomi prefers to lay on her tummy and make her way [backwards] into deeper and deeper water until she’s got a mouthful of river water. She’ll dive out of daddy’s arms, no questions asked and with no warning. Also, take your toddler to the potty before you venture to the beach and are miles from the nearest restroom. Bring snacks to extend time at the beach.
Sometimes I find it so difficult to make time for this sort of rest and relaxation, but when I do, I’m so thankful for that time together with my family. I tend to want to make the most of each weekend day (while Joe is home), write myriad to-do lists, and dutifully check items off said list, all weekend long. Having two little girls has been such a blessing, in so many ways. I’m trying to learn (emphasis on trying…) how to escape for the day, no agenda, just savoring the last days of summer together. Do something spontaneous. Make memories. Cherish each moment. Savor my babies while they’re still [kind-of] my babies.
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