Her toes are so cute that I decided to make it the POTW! :) So here goes, week 34. :)
Monday, August 31, 2009
Check out her toes! (and remember to click for larger pics....the quality is horrible when they post for some reason)
Look at this little booger! We had so much fun with them in town last week. Parker and Nate were like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum; following each other around and playing beautifully! No fighting or anything.....they played fabulous! We love you guys and thanks for the visit!! XOXO
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
The girls are having so much fun with each other! The age (and size!) gap has pretty much closed and they are just oh so cute together. Enjoy a few pics of the two cutest girls in town! :)
***click on the pics for the full picture!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
(Looks like someone found their nose on the first day of Kindergarten!)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Her favorite game. She hides behind everything and then pops her cute little head out. AND....her first little pony tail. Everyone tells me that if I don't start 'playing' with her hair now.....she won't let me when she is a little older.
So here it is! 33/52.
I still follow Jenny's blog (Allie's mom). She has had another baby girl since then and is about halfway through another pregnancy. In Allies memory, she has started a charity to help the families of cancer patients and survivors. She is honoring Allie's legacy in every way she can.
If Allie had lived, she would be 5 1/2 years old. She too would be starting Kindergarten on Monday. I wanted to share Jenny's blog post with you. Read the comments too. And be thankful for what you have.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
What is wrong with me? Seriously...??? I do not feel an ounce of sadness or weepiness. I am ready, Jacob is ready, and I am so excited for this time in his life. I am so happy for him that I can't even imagine feeling any kind of 'loss' of my own. While other moms will most certainly be Boo-Hooing at the "Boo-Hoo Breakfast" (held in the cafeteria on the first day of school), *I* will most certainly be hopping from table to table, recognizing people I haven't seen in a while and asking who got which teacher.
Furthermore, I have a hard time imagining that I will ever feel this "sadness" to see my children reaching their milestones. As previously stated, I feel such joy for them that the pain that I might experience is completely overshadowed....buried (maybe?) so deep in me that I can't even feel it. Or else I am just missing this essential 'mom gene' altogether.
So we will see if something comes over me Monday and the 'mom gene' rears her head.....but it is doubtful. Someone assure me that I am not an unfeeling statue of a person!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
They insisted on riding their bikes...which is fine for Jacob. Parker? Well we all know he is 'Pokey Jones' so it takes him FOR-EH-VER. He just coasts along without a care in the world...meanwhile I am causing a traffic jam by following alongside him at .00001 mph.
Jacob posing before he gets in. Like Father like Son!
So excited to hop in after the 15 minute, .3 mile bike ride to the pool in the sweltering heat.
Playing in the splash area
Jacob being a sweet brother
Finding someones leftover snack on the pool deck.
Oops, as we get a closer look we can see that she is getting a protein filled dragonfly for snack instead of someones stale cheerios. Ick. (and no stone throwing at the fact that not only have I not brought her a snack of her own, but that her nails are in desperate need of a cutting. Cut me a break, summer has worn on me.)
Even though she eats bugs, she is still cute.
Cuz bugs make me "so big"!
Her new look. She walks around like an old man with no teeth all the time. Hilarious.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Out of allll the awesome gifts that Eden got for her first birthday (and thanks you all...because they are truly awesome), She still sits at my feet in the study and does this! She gets the envelopes and the CD's out of the desk drawer and puts the CD's in the box and then out of the box. In the box and then out of the box. Then she'll put them back in the drawer and close the drawer. Open and repeat. She can do this for 30 minutes at least!
Had to share. :)
I'm not sure what I like about this picture since it is so dark.....but maybe that's just it! I love that you can see the light coming through the window onto her, but everything else turned out dark. From a photographers point of view, this is a bad picture, but I kind of like it!