Monday, February 25, 2008

Mommy Moments

**Submitted as part of 5 Minutes for Mom Mother's Day photo contest...

After 2-1/2 years of being a Mommy, I often find myself still amazed that I am a mom. Most of the time, I'm not sure how we've managed to make it this far. And now that there are 2 kids under my care?! Well, let's just say I'm winging it!

BUT then there are the moments I like to call "Mommy Moments." The times when I really feel like a Mommy. Times when I feel like I know what I'm doing. When things feel natural and "right."

New Year's Day was one of those moments. There was tons of snow on the ground that day, and Jeff really wanted to take Emma outside. So after a quick trip to the store for some snow boots, I bundled Emma up and sent her out to play with her Daddy. She was so excited, and I just loved watching them make snow angels and stomp through the snow hills. I think Emma face-planted into the snow a half-dozen times -- and she loved every minute of it!


But then I saw my baby's cheeks getting rosy, and I knew it was time to come in. So I peeked my head out the door, and told Emma to come in and warm up, and I'd make her some chicken noodle soup.


After shedding the layers, I bundled her up on the couch with some warm (rice) milk while I made her soup. When it was ready, she came to her chair, but the soup was too hot. Remembering my mom's trick, I got an ice cube out of the freezer and put it in her soup to cool it down. It was ready to eat in no time. There was such a wonderful peace inside me when Emma took that first slurp of soup and smiled at me with her rosy cheeks. All felt right with the world.

The only thing missing? Hot chocolate. But not to worry, I finally got around to ordering these, so Miss Emma may get a treat before this cold weather leaves us for good.

Any other Mommy Moments out there?


aunt nenni said...

Awww....nobody commented on this one? I read it, can't believe I didn't comment! Well I think they look adorable! Emma has no idea what greatness she is about to sink her taste buds into! :)

DaRcI said...

So cute! Kids love having ice in their soup, at my house it's always please, please, please can I get some ice. Then when you want to make a smoothie there is only one or two cubes left.