So much of life is spent looking forward. Thinking about the future. Working toward something bigger, and therefore, supposedly better. Right now I found myself at a time in life where I have hardly any free time, hardly any extra money, and it's just going by too fast. The present is such a sweet, fleeting time that I just want to hold on to it. To cuddle my babies just a little bit longer. To spend my entire evenings smushed in between two boys who can only go to sleep when they are cuddled up against me (actually, I think I'm ready to move past that last part...).
Anyway, here is a little project I did last night to try to hold on to a little piece of this tiny babyhood. The first "shadowboxes" I've ever made. Here they are. First footprints, ultrasound photos, umbilical cord stumps, first baby hats (and Noah's has a few other little trinkets I've collected along the way, like a curl from his first haircut).
Sorry they're a little blury, but you get the idea. Also, I like how you can see me in that last one.