I've been so bad at blogging lately that I never even posted pictures of our Ineke on her second birthday...
days before CHRISTMAS.
But, therein lies the problem.
Back then I was scrambling to finish all the gifts that were supposed to have already been done. I was preparing for guests and for going to parties. I was eating fudge. Too much fudge.
So here they are- because I can't really think 'SPRING!' if I am blogging pictures with Christmas trees in the background.
When she was a teensy one, I called Ineke my little sloth because she really slept most of the first few months of her life. My mother was actually concerned with how much she slept. So when I saw this little sloth at HobbyLobby (having a 40 % off coupon handy in my purse), I about died.
I sewed some cute little clothes for it and sewed velcro to the hands and feet so it can be attached for a hug or a piggyback ride (or on her bed at night).
When asked if what she wanted for her dessert she said "ICEWEEM". The other children might have used a bit of coercion there, I can't be sure. So she got a simple ice cream cake. Simple is key a few days before Christmas.
Ineke is the exact opposite of a sloth now- sometimes she just randomly runs around in circles over and over again. Why does she do it? I know not. But when I look at the sloth, I remember that wee little baby that has already grown too big too soon.
I can't bear it to see her grow so quickly but it is how God made the world and I will marvel at it, even through the tears.