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Monday, April 5, 2010

Brothers




I sometimes have to pinch myself to remember that I'm a mother... never mind a mother of two boys! How my life has changed from a mere five years ago, when Darryl and I were living aside a loch in Scotland, working in a hotel, with no responsibilities at all! We now have a house, cars, and insurance, we own a washing machine and tumble dryer, we work from 9-5 and submit tax returns, and we have two little souls who depend on us.


Dependents - wow.


I wouldn't change it for the world though - life is certainly more complicated and our time is not our own, but as much as our lives have become chaotic, for every busy moment there is a more love, more understanding and lessons learned.


Malakai is just adorable with Harlan - he'll shoot over at a speed (sometimes I get a fright and think he's going to hurt Harlan) and stick a wet, sloppy kiss on Harlan's face. Harlan is getting cuter every day, giving out many more smiles and even little gurgly noises (like he's actually trying to talk!).


Life certainly is different, chaotic and a tad messy. I'm putting my very own washing machine and tumble dryer to good use these days (LOL!). Our floors at home are filled with toys, stray socks and Malakai's un-eaten biscuit crumbs, but our home is also overflowing with Life, Love and Learning.


As I write this, Malakai is at Granny Leslie (a friend's mom) for the morning, Darryl is off getting his 'bush therapy' on his offroad bike, and I'm at home (still in my pj's) doing some washing, watching Harlan sleep and updating my blog while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. The house is in a rare moment of quiet...

Aaahhh...

6 comments:

The Sanchez Family said...

Lovely!!!!

Lacey said...

What a great big brother he is! They look so cute together!

Ann said...

Coffee and quiet?!.....a potent and lovely combination. Sibling love is a beautiful thing and so are your photos.

Anderson Family said...

I wouldn't change my life either - no matter how hectic it gets - it is still worth it when you get a big smile from someone who depends on you!

Elriza Paul said...

He-he, I hear you, I'm doing the same right now! Hope you get many more moments like that!!!

ParkerMama said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.