My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Friday, August 24, 2012

Becca Boo

My little Becca Boo turned 15 this month!  How in the world did that happen?

From this:

becca and mom

To this:

becca 20 mos.

To this!  (She’s gonna love me for posting that!)


We were starting a month of extra healthy eating as of August 1st, so we had her real birthday cake request a week early.  Chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake!  Yum!


On her actual birthday I made her a delicious custard sweetened with honey.  She was a really good sport about it.


The only thing that makes it OK for her to grow up so fast, is the fact that she’s doing it so well.  I couldn’t be happier with the person Rebecca is turning out to be.

She is so responsible.  I don’t worry at all about her getting her homework done on time, or doing her best at the jobs she commits to.  She keeps her word and prepares for her future.

She loves my babies.  I love watching her enjoy her little brothers.  They can tell that she loves them, and are so excited to see her when she comes home.  She will be a great mother.

She is forgiving.  In her teenage world, feelings can get hurt easily, and she has had her share of hurt feelings.  But when someone is unkind, she really tries to give them the benefit of the doubt.  She forgives them and does a great job of letting it go.

She’s learning to navigate well the ups and downs of being a girl.  She is really good at realizing when she is the one “feeling cranky” and takes responsibility for her actions.  Moodiness happens to the best of us, and she is learning early to manage it well.

She is fun.  I love to listen to Rebecca and Savannah giggling in their room. (When they should be sleeping!)  I have countless silly absurd videos on my camera.  Someday I will treasure those, right?

She is beautiful.  I worry a little about all those poor boys that are starting to hover around her.  Her dad is just a little bit overprotective!

She is a good communicator.  I love that she shares stories and details with me about what goes on in her life.  She opens up easily and isn’t afraid to talk about how she feels.

So…. Happy Birthday Rebecca! I’m so glad you were born!


  1. Cleaning my gun as I type. I love you Becca! You are great! And full of cheese....

  2. I cant believe it! She is such an amazing, beautiful girl...I love her