I've been feeling sentimental lately, what with R "graduating" from preschool last week and getting ready for the big K in the fall. It was in this frame of mind that I clicked on a video Slacker Mama had posted on her blog. If you don't feel like crying, don't watch the video. You've been warned.
This video made me think of this book:and this one:
and how, as in "Let Me Hold You Longer" you move so quickly from "firsts" to "lasts" with your babies.
We are quickly moving toward the last day of preschool for R, with only a few more weeks remaining. G is approaching the big boy bed stage and I soon won't carry a diaper bag (I can hope, right?).
Milestones are usually bittersweet, aren't they? I once heard it said that the reason we have a hard time losing a stage, time or period in our lives is because eternity has been written in our hearts...we long for a holding on to each moment.
So on this side of eternity we do things like record each moment so we can watch the videos and remember. To that end, here's R's rendition of a classic:
While I waxed sentimental this weekend, I also planned out some meals (hey, a girl can be emotional and practical at the same time, right?):
Chili Maple Salmon, Couscous Salad, Grilled Veggies
Grilled Steaks/Veggie Burgers, Basil Succotash
Quick Paella (new recipe)
Oh, and do you need a new recipe for all your strawberries? Click here.
Have a great week,