Tuesday, April 30, 2013

25 Questions

20 questions: answered by Ethan turning 5
1. What is your favorite color? Blue
2. What is your favorite toy? Hotwheels, motorcycle Except I don't like when Parker makes a mess and takes the sink out.
3. What is your favorite fruit? Pineapple
4. What is your favorite tv show? Mordicai and Rigby
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Toast
6. What is your favorite outfit? Monster truck shirt and DC shoes
7. What is your favorite game? uno
8. What is your favorite snack? fruit snacks
9. What is your favorite animal? Giraffe
10. What is your favorite song? Alvin and the chipmunks
11. What is your favorite book? Curious george
12. Who is your best friend? Daddy
13. What is your favorite cereal? Doesn't know
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Run around in circles. Riding 4 wheelers
15. What is your favorite drink? Milk
16. What is your favorite holiday? Birthday
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Blue bunny
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Toast and cereal
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Mac and cheese
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Same as daddy...work on the STA busses (2nd class mechanic)
21. Who is your favorite person to visit? Papa and grandma
22. What's your favorite candy? Ring pop
23. What's your favorite movie? Alvin and the chipmunks. I like Alvin.
24. What's your favorite car? Hummer and our red car (Audi A6 station wagon)
25. Who is the cutest person you know? The baby we have...Abby

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cue the excuses

I have about 4 blog posts half drafted. I always think of them at night as I'm laying in bed. I want to get up and pound them out on the keyboard but then I start calculating the risks of waking up the baby and how much sleep I'll be granted if she sleeps her 4 hour stretch or wakes earlier. Therefore they sit in the draft box because I can't gather the thoughts during the day or I don't want to try to write them and be nagged on that I'm wasting our quality time together before Jake goes to work.

Mind you today is our 3 year anniversary. He went to a friend's house to work on his car....and bullshit and drink beer and stayed out till nearly 1am. that leads to being tired and falling asleep on the couch.

I was so irritated to not have anything special to door him even remember it and do something thoughtful that I went and laid in bed and took a cat nap while he napped on the couch with the baby. What a lame day.

I think since he gets his guy time guilt free ill start taking my laptop to Starbucks, getting a coffee and reading my blogs and writing a few posts guilt free and without child or daddy interruptions.

We will see how that goes and until I start that those posts will probably continue to sit in the draft folder.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dear Emery

Today you are 2 years old. I cannot believe how quickly the time has flown by!

I play the day you were born over and over in my head all the time. You made me a mama. I look at you in awe everyday that you are half me and half your daddy. You are the most perfect little boy and so very handsome.

If you had asked me 2 years ago what an excavator was I wouldn't have been able to identify one from a group of machinery. I never would have imagined that I would soon be so excited to see excavators, bull dozers, jeeps, hummers, slug bugs and gangos (durangos).

You are incredibly smart. You've been so advanced for your age that I always just look at you like you are the smartest little boy. For just turning 2 it amazes me all the things you can say. You communicate so well with us and everyone. You are always complimented by strangers on how clearly you speak. You are getting really good at your colors, identifying so many things I never dreamed a 2 year old could.

You have only been a big brother for a little over 3 weeks but you are so loving and gentle. You make me so proud to see what a kind and gentle little boy we have raised.

We have hit the stage of tantrums and boy are they a doozy! You understand what we're saying and communicate but you get so set in your way and what you want that you refuse to listen to us and to chill out. It gets so frustrating but I know that this will pass.

I love watching you play with your brothers, especially Ethan. You love to RACE! and you say "3, 2, 1, GOOO!" and you run the yellow hummer down the hallway. You love to be a big boy and do the stuff that your brothers do including playing games. You constantly want to play War, Slap Jack and whatever game is out that everyone else is playing. You are definitely our child and love games.

You love to snuggle with your daddy and I love to just secretly watch you two together. It's crazy how you alone made me fall so much more in love with your daddy. You and myself are so lucky to have him in our life and I hope that as you get older and possibly rebellious that you realize how amazing your daddy is and you will look up to him and grow up to be a good, hardworking man like he is.

You are such a good sleeper, you go down to bed and roll over onto your side and call out "love you too" to me as I close the door. I love our little goodnights. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night missing you and just want to go drag you into bed with me for the all too rare snuggles.

I tell you I love you constantly. You make me want to rip my hair out some days but then when I see your big blue eyes and cheesey smiles I just melt a little and realize someday I will want those crazy insane hair pulling days back. I love when I tell you that I love you and you then tell everyone else that you love them. If Ethan doesn't answer you get louder and louder until he hears you and says he loves you back. It's silly little things like this that I never want to forget. Along with markles that are marbles and tater pops that are tater tots and that you laugh all obnoxious and cheesey when you realize that we think you are funny. You are so proud of yourself being a little ham and you laugh at yourself.

I hope that you continue to not take things so seriously, that when things may get hard that you still laugh at yourself once in awhile. Yet all the while I hope you stay the observant and cautious boy that you are. I am sure you meld those together perfectly and make me even more proud as your mama.

I'm not sure what else to say, I'll think of the perfect things to add to this once it's published I'm sure. I just want you to know how incredibly much I/we love you. We are so blessed to have you in our life, for all the laughs and smiles, hugs and kisses you give us everyday. Thank you for being the perfect little addition to our family, for making me a mama and being such a wonderful big brother. I love you so much Mister!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dear Abby

You are one VERY loved little girl. I think you are incredibly lucky to have 3 big brothers...especially when they adore you as much as they do.

I can't even count the number of times Ethan has come up to give you hugs and kisses today. When Emery was a baby Ethan was 2 weeks from turning 3 so he wasn't as into the baby thing. Now that he is almost 5 he understands so much more.

Emery is almost 2 but it blows my mind how good he is with you. He always touches you gently (except once he kind of smacked your head for some unknown reason out of the blue, he was still gentle and it didn't phase you), he gives you kisses all the time, helps wipe up your burps, helps mama get you a diaper or grab the wipes, finds your binky and tells you "take it" yet never puts it in your mouth, drags the carseat to us to get you loaded up and he loves brushing your hair. He also demands "hold it, sissy" when he wants to hold you and a meltdown ensues if he doesn't get to. He will practically try to fight Ethan for the chance. It's pretty adorable when he mimics me and says "sissy girl" and "its ok sissy girl". He will get jealous of Ethan on daddy's lap but has never gotten jealous of mama or daddy holding you. Lucky you! He's a stink about his possessions.

Nathan, well he always loves babies and this is the one time he can be up in someone's face and its allowed since you can't see very far yet. Being 10 years older it will be interesting to see the bond between you. He obviously loves you but is very.reserved in his affection...unless its before bed and then he never fails to ask for loves to avoid bedtime for a few seconds longer.

Your daddy and I are so in love with you. Everyday I'm in awe that we actually got a girl and you were so unexpected!!! Your daddy loves buying you shoes, mama is on a kick for "head accessories" as your Papa and Grandma call them. I have tons of pinterest tutorials up on how to make you lots of cute bows, flowers and head bands. You wore one for the first time yesterday and you were stinking adorable. I thought daddy would roll his eyes but he agreed that you were so pretty. Your daddy loves his babies and you can tell he's secretly madly in love with you...and I adore it. You're so lucky to have him as a daddy and I know he's gonna be wrapped around that ungodly long pinky of yours.

I can't wait to see how grow and how beautiful you will be.

Mama loves you honey girl!

(I will have to add the photos of Nathan and Ethan holding you later since they're on my camera and I'm typing this from my phone as I nurse you)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Impromptu Photo Shoot

Unfortunately none of her itty bitty photos had really turned out well. I desperately need my 85mm lens but until that happens I have to deal with what I get. Pardon my bragging but I happen to think I have one gorgeous little baby. I am in love with her eyes and as they continue to lighten up I hope they stay a pretty blue like now.