& it’ll probably be their last for a good while. “good while” meaning when they can walk, eat, dress and potty completely unassisted. 😉
don’t let my mini disclaimer confuse you. we had an absolutely wonderful time with them. and our friends.
yet the reality remains: we’re in a season of life that necessitates that we make plans based solely mostly on them, their needs (nap!), stamina and abilities.
and for now, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
apart from eating and a few overly crowded pit stops, as a family we didn’t venture out very much. mostly we, or at least the sprouts with parental supervision, stayed near our hotel located in an old style hutong, or alley. which in many ways is a slice of simplicity in the midst of the bustling metropolis.
and the treasure this hutong offered us was this door. absolutely beautiful.
made even more lovely by our precious sprouts.and lastly, a blur of love and busy-ness. a reminder that there truly is no time like the present.
to grow together and love one another.
love this sweet, sweet season.