Thursday, May 19, 2011

.....flashback.....

.....with our new family schedule being so sporadic, I have not had any time to close the office door after my little ones are nestled in their cozy beds to pull out photos from that day or the day before and happily recollect the memories onto my virtual slab of paper.....on the contrary, I sit here flipping through pages of pictures that we have taken over the last month and overwhelmingly wonder, where do I begin?

.....don't get me wrong, I have gladly forgone my beloved little blog in exchange for savoring every minute with my newborn, as he is growing faster than I would prefer......and now that he is beginning to extend the feeding stretches, I am optimistic that soon I will be able to make my dates with my laptop; as I love to run back through my posts and relive these cherished times.....

.....and to keep the blog in sync with our life at the moment, let's free fall and scatter pictures taken over the last month in random order.....because as much as I am loving all of the moments lately, my mind has been scattered, my orderly life in chaos, unfinished projects that I have started all over the place and my home in complete disarray.......let's start with missing our Mimi, Stefan's Mom.....who we tearfully said farewell to just less than two weeks ago......

                                                                            May 3, 2011
.......her arrival allowed me to sleep in every morning opposed to getting up at the crack of dawn with the girls.....she cleaned our home, bathed the girls, burped our baby, unloaded our dishwasher 1000 times, folded laundry, ran our errands, prepared our meals.....and it's the visits like hers and the one we enjoyed with my Momma that make life adjustments so much easier and enjoyable......it's a reminder of what we give up to live our life in the big city......the ease of having family around who know exactly what you need without having to say it......the comfort of simply having our Mommas close.....and as much as we adore the change of seasons, the building family we have in our little concrete mecca, the career opportunity that Stefan has in his future, there are times when the distance slaps us with its hard hand......so we try to focus on the beauty of our world as it is today......





                                                                          Easter Sunday family picnic, April 24, 2011
.......but it brings me to tears when I think of how helpful they were and I pray our Mommas would be blessed for being such kind and compassionate spirits in our home......and I hope that someday I can pay it forward and serve my daughters and son when they have their babies......

                                                                May 5, 2011

                                                                          May 1, 2011

                                        May 1, 2011
......and every time our Mimi makes her visit, we request a night of her cheese enchiladas......they are melt in your mouth, can't eat just one delicious and it isn't very often we get a homemade recipe of genuine texmex for a Friday night meal......





                                        May 6, 2011
......but we remind ourselves after each visit with family, that we take one day at a time and pray that we make the right choices about our life.....where to live, where to work, how to spend our days.....because life is passing by so quickly.....

                                       One of the many views from our backyard......Carl Schurtz Park.....
......and it's the bittersweet acknowledgement that our babies are changing before our very eyes......

                        Easter Sunday egg hunt April 24, 2011



                                                                        April 26, 2011

.....they are becoming their little own people, independent and in love with the only way of life that they know......their home is an apartment, their front door is shared with 14 other little people that also live behind it, their street has festivals every year with bouncy houses and face painters that offer pure fun and delight for a 2 and 3 year old......


                        Street carnival April 30, 2011


......we walk everywhere, our car is a Phil and Ted stroller and our backyard is a famous park....... 



.......and maybe one day we will live close enough to the family that we love......we will have the comfort of having a Momma, a Dad, or a sibling drive to come over for dinner or take a short road trip for an extended weekend......but for now, we cherish our visits with the ones we love and soak up every ounce of delight with our new party of five......

                                       Family picnic May 1, 2011

.......and just as Elsie tells Brody when he cries, it will all be otay.........


.....and it is....

.....thank you Mimi and Bambi for your memorable visits......we love you......

2 comments :

Barbara Jean said...

Tracy, your mom shared this with me. Loved peeking into your life for a few minutes. Such heartfelt thoughts, and what a beautiful way to share them! I will visit again.
Barbara Jean

Tracy Balderach said...

Great to hear from you, Barbara Jean! Hope to see you soon the next time we are in Fl. XXOO