I have the pleasure of getting to stay home with my kids and know that this time goes by so quickly. I try to eat up every hug, every “mommy”, every slobbery kiss, every forehead bump (Braden’s way of kissing from time to time), every “I love you so much” (which was the best thing ever said to me when Ellaina said it for the first time with the “so much”), every running hug, every climbing fest the kids have when I lay on the floor, every “rock me mommy” I get when I lay Ellaina down, every loving gaze I get from my kids, every time Ellaina asks me to sit next to her at the table, every time Braden climbs onto the kitchen table to sit with me, every everything.
With that said, I wanted to remember the feeling of my first mommy sandwich! Ellaina always throws her arms around my back, when I am changing Braden’s diaper. Today I was sitting on the floor playing with the kids when Ellaina came and hugged me from the back, and Braden came and hugged me from the front. We sat there rocking back and forth in one big hug for at least a minute. I was soaking up all the love and enjoying the best part of being a mommy!