Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Last Day

We have much to do today.
The house needs cleaned.
A pile of lumber waits for us to complete a project.

But today Bunny and I left Papa and Squirrely sleeping.

We snuggled and nursed on the couch.
We ate dessert for breakfast.
We fed the ducks, and Bunny watered them.
We rolled snakes out of clay.

We talked and chatted about life.
And I asked how old she is today.
 "2!" she replied with enthusiasm.
Then I asked her how old she will be tomorrow.
"FREE!" She exclaimed.

Three is such a magical age. I am so excited for it.
But a piece of me longs to keep her as little as I can for as long as I can.
The others are awake now. Business has begun.

But for a few moments time stood still.
This was the last morning I will ever have with her as a two year old.
This is the last day. I am off to enjoy every second.

Each week I joined several linky parties!  What a fun way to share and learn! 
Natural Living Monday, Mommy Moments,  The Children's Bookshelf,  Monday's Kid Corner, Hey Mom, Look What I Did!, Montessori Monday, Made by Little Hands, Homemade Mondays, Mama Moments Monday {Link Up}The Gathering Spot,  Little Wonders' Days,  Mom's Monday Mingle,  Hip Homeschool Hop, Mom's Library,  Tuesday Tots, (tot school tuesday), The Tuesday Baby Link-Up, Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Tuned in Tuesday, Teach Me Tuesday, TOO Cute Tuesday, Open Call Tuesday, Backyard Farming Connection HopTuned in Tuesday, Kids in the Kitchen,  Waldorf Wednesday,  It's PlaytimeWe Made That Linky, What I Learned Wednesday, Super Link PartyKids Co-Op,  Artsy Play Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Adorned From Above, Frugal Days, Sustainable WaysKids CraftsLink and LearnThrifty Thursday,  Hearts for Home,  needle and thREAD, Made U LookTender Moments with Toddlers and Preschoolers,  Natural Living Link-Up, Small Footprint Friday,  Our Days Homeschool Link-Up,  For the Kids Friday, Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday, Read. Explore. Learn.Creative Learning on Friday,  Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Friday's Nature TableThe Friday Baby Shower,  TGIF Linky PartyFamily Fun Friday,  Creative Friday, Friday Flair Link Party, Shine on Fridays, Friday FavsOutdoor Play Party,  Do Something CraftyTot School Gathering Place,  Sharing Saturday, Share It Saturday, Country Kids, Link and Learn, sharing creative, ideas {all weekend}, Show and Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, The Preschool Prekinder Nook, Fun Sparks, The Sunday Parenting Party, Making Boys Men, Made with Love

And each week I co-host two such parties: 


  1. Don't the years fly by? Happy Early Birthday Bunny!

  2. What wonderful Joyful Moments! Thanks for linking up, we are so glad to have you! I love the sweet baby and daddy picture.

  3. oh thats a beautiful post, it brought tears to my eyes although I don;t know why because my three year old is fantastic and I know you will have just as many happy memories with her as a three year old. Happy birthday Bunny for tomorrow

  4. Three is a VERY big deal. Sounds like you had a beautiful moment together. Enjoy the day!

  5. what a great morning - and she's still little!

  6. Awww...sniff....they do grow so fast. Enjoy!

  7. Two is such a good age--but 3 is a great age! I'm glad you're savoring every minute with your little Bunny.

    1. I have always loved three.. my mama has always loved three... we are excited!!

  8. What a sweet post! Please give her a hug from me! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. This is so sweet. What a wonderful memory. I am following you at Moms the Word.
    Janis Author of Tadeo Turtle

  10. Awwww, so sweet! Happy birthday to your baby girl! I love that you are so intentional about enjoying this every moment. As a mom to two young adults I can say that yes indeed, it does go fast! I would love to relive that last day of two with them! ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)