Last night, after a long day of fun, Roo and I had we lounging around the bedroom, just she and I. She was fresh from the bath, still naked as the day she was born and smelling sweet. After chasing her around and covering her with kisses, she and I both collapsed (as best we could) in her beanbag to watch cartoons.
It's during these moments when she's still enough for me to snuggle as close as I want. This is the opportunity for me to stick my nose in her hair and inhale the scent of her. Right then and there, I can close my eyes, feel her smooth baby skin, and wish it would always be like this. All this simply perfection rolled into this beautiful little girl and this moment.
Of course, as soon as Daddy walks through the door, or the new puppy charges at the baby gate, that Mommy and cartoons are forgotten and she's off and running again.
But I have that sweet memory just for myself, one I didn't and could never take a picture of. That memory will forever be burnt into my brain as one of the best moments of my life.
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