Friday, November 2, 2012

In the Quiet

One toddler breathing deeply in his bed an arm's length away,
another snuggled to my chest as he settles down to sleep,
and their sister stirring inside me, anxious to join them.

My hands may be full, but so is my heart.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I haven't had the wherewithal to post in quite some time, but tonight I feel the word vomit welling up. My days are full, and the nights are long, leaving little time for composing something worthy of posting for the world (at least my little piece of it) to read. Countless entries bounce around in my head, and I wish for a pause button, a voice recorder, a way to keep these thoughts and translate them for posterity's sake. When I started this blog almost two years ago, it was with the intention of imortalizing memories for my child(ren). These words recorded here have also served as a connection to family and friends far and wide, those loved ones we wish could be a more present influence in our lives. 

All of the things I want to say sound either too mushy ("These men in my life are the best things that have ever happened to me") or too cheesy ("My firstborn is 2!" "The baby has a tooth!") or both (see previous parentheticals). So for now, I'll say nothing and everything, as I nurse my baby to sleep & pray that the toddler doesn't wake too many times tonight. I have much to cherish these days, and I'm doing my best to remember that I'll miss this all too soon.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Sleeping quietly
Wake to Toddler's knocks on his door 
Baby stirs, hearing his brother start the day
Breakfast - yogurt or cereal or granola 
Diaper changes & clean clothes
Shoes & jackets, out the door to play with friends
Momma chats, boys learn - friends, sharing, crafts, cleaning, snacks, stories
Home to lunch - PB&J with juice
Clean diapers and nap times all around 
Silence, if only for a few moments, is cherished
Knocking and stiring, always within moments of each other
Playing & building & driving & banging & learning & sharing & playing
In the kitchen, hands busy with meal preparations, boys nearby
Daddy distracts while dinner cooks
Eating together, family time at the table
Two messy boys into the bath
Towels & teeth brushing
Diapers and jammies, books in the rocking chair
Prayers in bed, kisses, goodnight
Moments alone with a sleepy nursling
Eyes closed, ready to start again tomorrow

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The More Things Change ...

... the more they stay the same.

Nearly six months later, I'm finally back behind my keyboard, ready to continue documenting this life. In an effort to keep a more complete record, retro-posts will likely appear periodically; mothering two babes under two years old prevents timely posting, I'm afraid. Still, I'd rather post late than never. While blogs may be fewer and farther between, updates are always available though other forms of social media:

Twitter: @HillsideRavine
Facebook: Little Misses Kate