Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Well, E is feeling MUCH better this morning! But, now, Don's got the crud and is home from work today. Man, the sickos have been making a presence around here these past weeks. That is one of the things about having kids, I guess, the constant exposure to all kinds of kid germs and things that make us feel not too hot.
Well, on a happier note, I wanted to share these pictures of E playing in the yard from a few days ago (before he got sick). I love that he doesn't care that he is naked, will run around and chat it up with whoever is walking by in all his birthday suit glory. This morning, he got butt naked first thing. I asked him if he wanted to put some clothes back on, "Oh, no, thanks mama, I want to be naked, look at my butt!"
If we could all have such freedom being in our own skin (and nothing else!)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Our little Chubbas is sick!! And his Grandma is the super hero who took care of him when it all kicked in. So, his trip to Grandma's was brought to an end and we have been camped out on the couch snuggling and trying to feel better. Still not doing too hot, either. I thought he was feeling better but is back sleeping after only being up for a couple of hours this morning. My sweet boy, I hope you feel better soon...
Thursday, August 21, 2008
"I'm Good, Little Rock, how are you?"
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
So I have been sick the past few days. Don was super dad this past weekend, minding the kids while I slept in trying to get better. I say that all casual, but you have to know what a great gift it was to sleep until my body said wake up. I don't think I have ever REALLY gotten to sleep in since having kids. But Don did a fantastic job keeping the kiddos fully engaged in fun activities other than waking mama up. It was so needed! I woke up on Sunday to a full on fashion show showcasing these lovely hats they made! So dang cute they were, showing off their artistry - even Andy doll got one!
My boys!! I love them.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I haven't really written much about our little boop lately. Yes, she is crawling and trying to walk, but there is so much more going on over in her little world right now. For both her and me. I can see her coming into her own person, learning about the world around her, discovering, exploring. Her little personality is starting to emerge. I can't believe she is 10 months old already! This time is really going so fast. I know we've all heard that before, but it is truly amazing how much she is changing every single day! It seems to me she is starting to try and "connect" with us, to discover that she is over there and we are over here. She is her own little person. For me, having a daughter is really unlike anything I ever could have imagined. I didn't really even want a girl until we found out she was one and then the whole idea just mesmerized me. A little woman, a future mama, someday someone will need her shoulder to cry on. I feel the power of being able to share what it is to be a woman with this little princess. Will I be a good role model? Will I teach her to be strong and powerful and independent but soft and nurturing and gentle at the same time? Will she know how to open her heart and share her dreams and love unconditionally? Everyday I look at her and think about the woman she will become.I notice I am trying desperately to keep her close, keep her small, savour her innocence and sweet baby-ness. Before you know it she will be having sleepovers and dating boys and wanting me to leave her alone. But, for now, she nuzzles up to me at night, smiles like this moment in time is her very most favorite, and gives me sweet baby kisses. I feel very blessed and even a little humble in her presence. Being the mama to this baby girl is such a blessing!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
A got her first swing ride last week. I don't know why we haven't done this yet, but we aren't really "park" people. Or when we have gone to the playground, she has been happily konked out on my back. So she finally got to sit in the swing and seemed to LOVE it!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
We had a fun little playdate down by our house yesterday. Can I just say again how beautiful it is where we live?? After a rainy morning, we went out in the woods with some friends. The little baby girls hung with their mamas while the boys splashed and played and ran around. The water was freezing, but that didn't stop everyone getting at least a little bit wet!
And this one (of course) was dressed up as a pirate and found a perfect little perch to turn into a pirate ship.