And my heart becomes a puddle of goo.
Here are some "keeping it real" pictures:
Ignore the fact that it's 4:00 in the afternoon and she's wearing her pajama top with black leggings. Instead, pay attention to that ponytail and those rocking bangs! My girl is getting so big...
Saturday, after I put Margot down for a morning nap, I couldn't find Sylvia and the house was quiet - never a good sign. I discovered her in her room, putting her stuffed animals down for a nap, tucking them in with her and reading to them from her gigantic princess story book. Usually I feel like I'm putting her on hold while I tend to Margot, so I asked her if she wanted to play and she said, "No thank you. I'm reading to my friends." So I grabbed my camera instead and took some pictures!
Sylvia picked out a Mother's Day cake from Kroger, one of those bigger-than-a-cupcake-but-not-as-big-as-a-real-cake deals. She was VERY excited to eat it after dinner on Saturday, and Sylvain was working, so I broke out the fancy French dessert plates and we had a lovely girls-only Mother's Day celebration! She painted her hands with icing. Margot and I actually ate the cake.
Two things about Margot: 1) She's losing her mohawk and it kind of makes me a little bit sad. 2) She's still wearing these adorable jammies (sized 9 months!) that used to belong to Sylvia. I was sad when Sylvia grew out of them so I'm kind of glad Margot is teeny tiny enough to still wear them. They are SO COZY!
I did my best to capture a profile so I could make a one-year silhouette of Miss Margot. Look at those sweet cheeks!
And finally, here's the funniest picture I've ever seen. Sylvia and I were snuggling on the couch watching Poppy Cat (which has now become a part of her bedtime routine...sigh). Sylvia was snuggled on top of me, which never happens anymore, so I asked Sylvain to grab the camera and take a picture. The camera was within reach, so in the ten seconds it took him to get the camera, Sylvia decided snuggle time was over and this happened....
Finally, since I'm keeping it real tonight and hoping to remember what life was like in May of 2013, I guess it's worth noting that Sylvain's job at CCHS was not renewed for next school year. We have mixed feelings about this turn of events. On the one hand, losing a job stinks. On the other hand, he's been contemplating a change for some time, so this is a good way to get out of a job he didn't love and move on to bigger and better things. What those bigger and better things are, we have no idea. But I have faith in him and in God's plan for him, so I know that whatever happens will be the BEST for us and our family. I just hope that something happens soon because not knowing what's coming is a tiny bit stressful for a Type A Control Freak like me. Any day now, God. We'd love to know your plan. We'll wait patiently but....pick up the pace, will ya?