Monday, April 25, 2011

Fixing up our garden

It has been so fun this year to see the plants and flowers come back thicker and in full force in our garden. There were several plants that we had thought died only to be watching the planter and be surprised that we saw double the amount! We ran to the local nursery and had the boys pick out their own flower plants (annuals) so they could water and watch them grow. It was fun to plant them with them...perhaps this can be a new tradition?!?!

Getting Logan to touch the wet dirt can be trying, but he did it and did a good job!

Smile for mom!

Putting it in!

"Smile for mommy!" and this is what he did

Austin loves getting his hands dirty

Smile for mommy...again:-)

The garden! Hopefully we will have some veggies growing up in the back soon!

PS. We are heading out to CA soon! Blogging will be scarce (not like it already isn't though...sorry) I will be getting lots of photos and will be blogging those later. We are very excited to go even though we will be flying 7 hours with 3 kids (yikes!). I can't wait to smell that CA air again, and reminisce in the city that Mike and I started our lives together. Well, I better get packing!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Momma in Focus Friday (a bit late)

One Day At A Time

Yes I am a bit late on this, but at least I am trying! I know you have also seen a picture in this, so I will purpose to get more with my older boys! Hopefully one with ALL of them next time!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Everett's Newborn Photos

Yes I know these are WAY overdue since he is now 4 weeks old! Actually a month old on Saturday. CAN NOT believe that it has gone by that fast. I need to soak up this time! I was able to do his newborn shoot when we was almost 2 weeks old. I wish I would have done it a bit sooner since he was a konked out sleeper before this shoot. Of course he was wide awake for most of it. Oh well, still love my Everett! Poor kid is going to be sooo used to the camera as he grows up. Can't wait to catch his smile soon:-) Which ones do you like? Please do share so I know what style looks good with babies!



Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pictures and more pictures

Here are a bunch of random pictures of what has been going on recently in my life:) There is so much that I want to post crafting ideas! OH how I want to paint or put fabric on a headboard, re-arrange my kitchen, paint a bathroom, etc. And my poor garden! I need to get out there and get those veggies going! AH! Anyways, I have been very blessed to visit with some good friends of ours twice this month! She took my camera a ton and captured so many photos of me and my boys. I am very picky however, because I am still not comfortable with the baby weight. I know I know, with time it will come off! Anyways, not a long wordy post, just some fun pictures! More to come later!

Here is my friend Casey and her little girl Daisy who is growing up sooo fast!

She is such a good momma and reminded me how important and fun it is to spend time with my youngin's. She spends lots of time with Daisy and you can tell because Daisy is in love with her momma!

All my men...I am sure I will have many more photos of all my, but this is the first of all of them!

Dad and Mom with their little baby!

Sweet man, so alseep

Close up (thank you Casey!) she took so many fun close up pictures of him. Here you can really see his birth mark under his nose.

What we do best:-)


Thursday, April 7, 2011

My melting heart

proud older brother

squirting daddy:-)

Who knew that little boys; as dirty, rough, and hyper as they are; could melt a momma's heart so quickly!?!?! Seeing how my three boys have such distinct personalities (yes Everett has a personality already) I melt in different ways for each of them.

Logan is my people pleaser and gets excited over the little things. To show you how tough it can be to parent this kind of child, here is a story. Mike and I are sticklers about finishing dinner before any kind of dessert is considered. Since we have been SOOO blessed with people bringing us dinners and desserts, there have been many delicious cookies:-) The other night, Logan tested our rules during dinner time. He was taking his sweet time eating his lasagna, thinking that at some point after he eats for 40 min he would wear us down so he could get his cookie. Well, it was bath night and late already, so we gave him 10 minutes to eat about 2 tbsp worth of food. I was sitting there, watching him eat, knowing that he was taking too long. My heart was breaking for him! How sad am I? It is just a silly cookie! But I saw how hard he was working at eating the food even though he may not like. So when there was a minute left and I knew he wasn't going to finish it, I also knew what was to come when we told him no cookie. The tears flowed and the face of disappointment and surprise of not getting a cookie appeared. Mike had to handle it because Logan has realized I am one big softie and he looked at me with those big blue eyes saying "but MOMMY!!!" . As I write this I realize what a small moment this was and I can't believe that I almost gave in to him! It is hard to be strong in moments as small as these, but we know that you have to be consistent in all situations.

Water table fun!
yes that is a turkey baster

bending over to get wiped...

Austin is such a character and crack up. He does this little hop when he stands up after sitting on the ground or after falling down. His hair flops up in the air and back down and his little chunky body bounces. Too cute. He has been having a hard time staying in bed at night lately and it is so hard for me to keep a straight face when dealing with him. He usually comes tip toeing around the corner and says "what you doing mommy?". Or walking slowing half bent over with his hands on his knees looking at me out of the corner of his eyes. Seriously, where does this humor come from? The other night I was putting him to bed and he did a sumersault on his own and now when he tries to do it he just put his head on the ground and lets his arms go limp thinking he will roll. He has also decided to potty train himself! We weren't even working on it with him, no rewards or anything, because he isn't afraid of the potty chair and he willingly sits on it. So for the past several days he gets out his potty chair and takes off his clothes and sits with his "puters" (computer toy) and goes to the bathroom! In fact tonight I found him in our bathroom with the lights off, pants and diaper off trying to get on the toilet. Oh how my heart melts at his cuteness!

Everett...yes this 2 weeker definitely has my heart around his tiny fingers. He is going to be such a momma's boy. And by momma's boy I mean that he wants my company. The other boys never made a fuss whether they were being held by me or not, but Everett definitely LOVES his cuddle time. Yes, he loves his cuddle time with Daddy too. He is such a great nurser, and just loves to eat just to snack. I guess I am enjoying it since he will be our last. Trying to soak up every moment! I have gotten most of his newborn pics, but I definitely wished I had done them sooner...when he was a konked out sleeper...oh well, still got some good ones!

perhaps those will be brown eyes someday? You can notice he has a birthmark right under his nose. Just a reddish color. The doc says it should go away after a year or so.

I love this sweet kissable! Another distinction about Everett is his folded ears. This pic makes it look worse than it really is, but they are both folded! Kinda cute and very different...we shall see if it goes away as he gets bigger

Sorry about the rambling, I am just really enjoying and am really proud to be a momma to these three boys!