A Birthday Party.

This weekend (March 23rd) Amar'e turned two. It's hard to believe that the little tiny baby, I once held in my arms, in now two years old. It it bittersweet watching her grow up. It's hard to see your baby get older, but it a joy to see them grow. My latest read is Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children and this book is helping me be a more mindful parent. It touches on such things as dwelling on your children growing, and how it should be celebrated and not mourned. This also helps with dealing with Damien, who has grown up so fast, right before my eyes. I've come to realize that being a mother is all I've ever really known. It has become my identity in some sort of way. I was a mother before I was an adult. I was a mother before I was an employee. I was a mother before I could drive a car. I was a mother before I was me. I don't know how it feels to not be a mother. I've never really gave it thought as to whether I wanted to be a mother when I was younger, like some young girls know that they want to be a mother and have have a family. For me I never thought about it, so I guess being a mother chose me. I'm glad it did...

*Sorry about some out of focus pictures. I was in a hurry when taking a few of them knowing that the moment could be over in seconds. *

Now, for some more fun, I asked Amar'e 20 questions on her birthday. (Elisabeth Stone gave me the idea):

1. What is your favorite color? Blue
2. What is your favorite toy? Baby
3. What is your favorite fruit? Apple
4. What is your favorite tv show? Dor (Dora)
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Soup
6. What is your favorite outfit? Blue Shoes
7. What is your favorite game? Yup
8. What is your favorite snack? Cookie
9. What is your favorite animal? Baby puppy
10. What is your favorite song? La la la (Itsy Bitsy Spider)
11. What is your favorite book? Up
12. Who is your best friend? Baby
13. What is your favorite cereal? O's
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Jump
15. What is your favorite drink? Apple Juice
16. What is your favorite holiday? Birthday
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Buba (Breast milk)
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Soup
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Soup 
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Big

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  1. Happy birthday to your little lady! I don't know why, but subconsciously, I have never really felt sad or something for the fact that Nereus is growing up. This book must be too awesome! I really really really wanna read it!

    1. Thanks! That is good that you haven't felt negative about your little one growing older. I am working on feeling the same way. The book is awesome!

  2. happy birthday amar'e!! wow hard to believe it's been 2 years since all of our lives changed so much...and Amar'e was the blessing in all of it!! Great photos love the dress love you all...

    You're a wonderful mother Dez!


    Aunee San


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