There are so many things that I need to blog (i.e. even some '10 birthdays)! I am usually behind in my blogging and when this happens I tend to forget the important parts of the event or memory! I blog to record our life's moments. I started blogging in 2005, when a teacher friend went to Japan as part of a project. We, my school, conferred with her through the comments as she posted about her trip. This was fun and I like journaling, and if you know me well enough you know my love for journals, books, and paper (mostly anything paper...my bonus room can fully tell you this story). Since 2005 there have been many changes to communicating live...FB is now the main one that everyone uses and is aware of! It's a very different IM! The paper crafts now have become anything made on Photoshop or Printshop! I still love to blog and I tell my stories on this blog! I want C to know how things were and what we did when she was a little girl! This would be like for me, how when I was little, my mom put all of our tons of pictures in albums, etc. for us girls to look at and laugh over for when we got older! There aren't that many captions and so the "story" of the picture isn't fully there although mom can remember the event and what was happening! I do appreciate all of the pictures but like I said I love to journal and so the story that goes with each picture captures the moment!
I have even met a new friend from my blog! She commented and questioned some of the things she found on C's first birthday blog and now we are friends on FB! I call her my CA friend!
I said all of this to say things like how I love the above picture and the story it tells! Yesterday I picked C up from Ms. Leah's earlier than usual! It was a pretty day for outside play and so C wanted to play outside in the sandbox! She talked and played with the sand and all of her sandbox toys the whole time! She even asked me "mommy who bought this for you" meaning the sandbox! I had to tell her that it was hers not mommy's but that mommy gets to play in the sandbox, too! I loved how when it was time to go in and make dinner that she didn't want to but we had to eat and I told her that we would come back outside later! After dinner we baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and ate them on the back porch patio step! It was dark outside and we heard lots of night noises like bugs and birds and cars and sirens! It was the best time for spending with my little girl! A nice weather day/evening with lots of playing outside and baking cookies together and sharing them on the back porch patio step while hearing the noises of the evening! I didn't want the night to come to an end but bath and bed times were calling so we wrapped it up with the promise that we would do it all over again today!
These are the kinds of stories that I like to blog about so that when I'm 100 I could read over the times in my life (whether good or bad; happy or sad) and remember what all has brought me to that point in my life in the first place!