on friday, i dropped leslie off at preschool and headed north to the outlet mall with my friend alison. she is having a baby boy in just a few weeks, so we went in search of a rug for the nursery and some cute baby boy things. the trip was a success. lucy tagged along in her stroller and did great. someday, she will make an excellent shopping partner. since leslie had school, she stayed behind and had a fun day with ma, complete with chick-fil-a AND ice cream. it was late when we got home, so leslie was already asleep. before i crawled into my own bed for the night, i went upstairs to take her potty (some nights when she has a lot to drink after dinner we take her potty after she’s asleep. it’s easier than changing sheets the next morning.). as i carried her back to her bed, she said, “mommy, i want to sleep in your big bed.” i was not hard to convince since i’d been apart from her all day, so i carried her down the stairs and we snuggled down in our bed. as i lay there praying for her, our family, and anything else that happened to pop into my head, i was reminded of this sweet picture michael took when leslie was just a couple of weeks old. someday my babies will be too big to snuggle…probably a lot sooner than i’d care to think about. i hope i can always remember moments like this one.