the look in the eyes of a six-month-old learning to eat solid food.
and the relief found in the bottle when he's tired of that strange new stuff :)
a dinosaur raincoat
savored chocolate chips, melting in the hands of a 2 1/2 yr old who's potty training.
a six-year-old who does care about the puppy he (usually) hates because now she's sick.
clean sheets on a bed.
sharing secret whispers with a toddler.
the tickle monster.
pesto made with my garden basil--delightful.
excitement shared with others about trips and travel.
boots for splashing in puddles.
an eleven-year-old who thinks she's sixteen.
browsing through Food & Wine in the late afternoons at work.
the feel of deep-down cares and concerns not lost or forgotten...but...dormant?
conversations with mom about who I am (and who I'm becoming).
vanilla chamomile tea after work.
small (and big) things my heart thanks God for; so much taken for granted.
and--last but not least--rain down the gutter when i'm falling asleep...