Wednesday, September 29, 2010

love fall

i just love fall! days like today are just so lovely, they make me smile. i wish you could just bottle it up and save it for a rainy winter day. yesterday i even planted mums for the porch...lets see how long it take before they die! i do not have a green thumb, but i am still hopeful.

guess what??? mya has been napping during the day...longer than 30 min at a time. i had to make a parental judgment call....we started cereal and i am still waking her up at 5:30 am. it seems to be working. she actually took a two hour nap this was so great and what was better was than she woke up so happy. hopefully this will be an ongoing thing. not that i would complain about anything she does...she is just too great ;-)

on a funny note, lainey today, had gone to the i go in to do my motherly duty and wipe her little fanny. as i was proceeding to do this i say, "lainey, you really need to wipe your own butt!" she responds with, "mom, i'll wipe myself when i am in high school." wow, really!! do i really have to do that for that long??? too funny. high school??? i wonder what made her think of that. she is just too much.

i know this was a hodge podge post, but i wanted to tell lainey's story before i forget it!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

all five

finally.....we have a picture of all five of us. i had to put my foot down...ha, ha! it was killing me that mya is three months old and we have only one picture of the five of us...and it's blurry. thanks d for taking a few pictures of us.

it still feels a little surreal when i look at them and see not just two kids, but three.....and not only that, but to see how big kylee and alaina are getting. our three pretty little girls. we are so blessed! i want to slow things down just a bit. it really hits me when i am rocking mya at night, i just want to savor every moment, yet all day long i move everything along so quickly. i am sure every mother knows what i am talking about?!?

mya is finally back on track at fact she has been sleeping 13 hours....seriously!! however, she doesn't like to sleep during the day. i am wonder if she is getting too much sleep. the last two days i have been waking her up and feed her at 5:30 am, then put her back to bed. she seems to do a little better. she is such a good baby.

we went to the pumpkin patch this weekend and you wouldn't have even known she was there she was so quiet. she is so serious (she hasn't laughed again since that one time). it is going to be so interesting to see her personality come out....not that i want to rush things. little miss has also officially found her thumb, but doesn't use it all that much. she is also on the verge of rolling over. i have forgotten how much they do and how fast they change the first year. it is so amazing!

i need to post some pictures of the pumpkin patch, but i am really tired and need to go to bed. i want to start the week of off i go! night, night!

Monday, September 13, 2010

:3 mo:

i am just a few days behind in posting...imagine why? i can't even believe that our little baby is already three months old. how can this be? our very sweet, but oh so serious little girl. i know i have already said this before, but i will say it again...she has captured my heart. she has changed so much in the last few weeks. even though we still don't like to sleep much during the day we are getting better again at night. two days before i went back to work we started putting her to bed at 6:00/6:30....which helped a lot. the bonus of that was that i am able to feed her before i go to the cow only has to be milked once at night during my shift, ha, ha!!

she "coo's" all the time now and is typically pretty smiley...until i try to get the camera out, then she pulls out the serious face, furrowed brow and all! seriously, i think i only have one or two pictures of her smiling. one of the cutest things she does is after her bath, she LOVES to have her legs massaged. she starts cooing and gets so excited...and she doesn't stop until i put her jammies on...then the tune changes dramatically. she knows exactly what is happening next...bed! from that moment on, she cries, that is until she gives up the fight or i start singing "you are my sunshine." why she would like it when i sing is beyond me...poor thing has to endure that!

oh, and late this afternoon she made my day....she laughed for the first time! that sound really is the sweetest sound. that first little laugh can just melt your heart. i am so thankful i was able to record it (unfortunately i didn't have the video camera handy, but i did have a digital audio recorder...that way alan was able to hear it too!) we just love her to pieces and are so glad she is a part of our family...i already couldn't imagine it without her. love you baby girl!

on a side note....kylee is doing very well in school and has overcome her fear of going over to ask to play with the neighborhood kiddos (i have to mention that they are great kids...they all have a good time together.) in fact we have been able to get to know our neighbors as well, and i just have to say that it has been awesome! we are having a lot of fun getting to know them...they are wonderful "salt of the earth" people...and great parents too! you can't beat that. i think it's actually funny to see....all the guys will be out in there yards on the weekends and within a short while they will all congregate together on the sidewalk...sharing "tips" or helping each other out. it's really awesome! and the kids (our kids anyway)...oh my, they just wait by the door waiting for one of the other kids to emerge from their house so they can go out and join them. this is so new to kylee and alaina that they are a little obnoxious about the whole thing, but i guess you can't blame them! we knew from the beginning that this house was a God thing....this just proves it all the more! he is so good and so faithful, why do we ever doubt? anyway, i need to run...lots of work to do and pictures to edit! good night ;-)