This Melts Me Into Calm...

You know those days when you think you're SO far behind on picking up the house?    

Now that C is getting older, her toys are now consisting of more and more pieces.  I keep them all in zip lock bags and in a bin, but during the day these pieces can be EVERYWHERE and can start to drive me a little nutty.

Well, the other day, I walked into the kitchen and this is what I saw.  

This is her learning tower she got for Christmas that we have in kitchen so she can help with cooking and such.

As soon as I saw it, all my Type A gotta-clean-up thoughts melted away and I just smiled and felt a sense calm wash over me. 

I can't even tell you how much these little things melt my heart.

I absolutely LOVE seeing my daughter place her toys around the house like this.  It reminds me that she's not a baby anymore and she's growing older and she's starting to play on her own more.

It's SO wonderful to be the observer of her exploring her world around her.  

I especially LOVE how she moves her toys around the house and places them like this.  Then leaves them as so and moves on to something else.  LOVE IT! :)

All the mess in the world doesn't compare to this.  'Cause before I know it, all these little toys will be replaced with more and more grown up things.  :)

Until next time...

{life is beautiful }