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November 5, 2011

Such a Simple Gesture

We had a busy, fun-filled morning...

The girls had an absolute blast at their first Pancake Breakfast. We joined our Mothers of Multiples group for pancakes, muffins, bacon, eggs, and fresh fruit. They really enjoyed their breakfast, they had fun playing with crayons and paper, and they loved experimenting with a super-duper cool parachute. And it was so much fun to see them running around with their little friends.

On the way home, we realized the Veteran's Day Parade was happening downtown, so we stopped to see the first part of it...complete with horses and clowns and Corvettes and lots and lots of motorcycles.

When we got home, we went for a walk in the neighborhood. It was just too beautiful of a morning to go inside...crisp, cool air, vibrant blue skies, and the most gorgeous leaves in every direction.

When we finally went inside, the girls were so sweet, snuggling with their baby dolls whom they'd no doubt missed, having been away from them all morning.

After lunch, the girls went straight back to their babies, while I cleaned the kitchen. I went to join them in the den, and found them tucked in the corner beside their kitchen, next to their toy shelf. They each had their baby with a little basket, a stuffed dog, and a small toy car.

"We're somewhere!" they exclaimed when I approached them.

Where are you?

"We're at the hotel!"

"There's not much room, but you can come in, Mommy," they said, as they started squishing themselves tighter into the corner, making room for me to join them on their little "adventure".

Mommy would love to come in, Babies! Thank you!

It was such a small gesture, but it brought tears to my eyes.

While the going and doing of the morning was so much fun, this is what it's all about...seeing my babies playing together, and having them invite me to join them.

And I could not ask for more.

8 comments:

Holly Ann said...

That is so sweet! Reading this post made my eyes a little cloudy too. :)

Johanna said...

Aww! How cute are they? I relish these moments with mine as well, because I know that in 10 years, I may not be their favorite person in the whole world anymore. Isn't that the saddest thought? I hope you enjoyed your hotel stay with your little angels! :)

championm2000 said...

I wonder where they learned to be such gracious hostesses? Hmmm....I think I know!

Barbara Manatee said...

Ok, I just read this right at a very sentimental part of Parenthood and the two combined brought tears to my eyes!

So very sweet!

Deanna said...

Precious!! The sweetness might have made me tear up a little too. M has recently started saying, "I love you, Mama" unprompted, and it still gets me every time! : )

Marcia (123 blog) said...

aaawwwww, they have such good manners!

I love how loving they are toward their babies - they definitely get that from you :)

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

That's so nice.

Typically, the Crazies banish me.

Can we trade kids?

reanbean said...

This is one of the reasons why I love the parent participation piece of T&R's preschool. They play so well together at home, but I'm often so busy preparing meals or cleaning up or getting us ready to go out, that I don't often get to join them in their play. It's truly remarkable the things they can imagine and the scenarios they're able to put themselves into. I love being invited in for a while. It feels so wonderful to share that with them.