31 May 2008

firsts and lasts

Addison enjoyed her last day of preschool on Friday. It's off to kindergarten in August for her and this momma is not ready! She is, though, so that will make the transition easier on me : )
Here's a picture of little Addi on her first day of her first year of preschool.

Here's a picture of big Addi on her last day of her last year of preschool.

22 May 2008

Oh, the cuteness!

Cute things I've been looking at:



and, of course, this!

Okay, so I'm a little biased about the last three, but I'm really objective about cute (reasonably priced!) kids stuff. That's what Sweet Bug Designs is all about. Check it out for your own kids, grandkids, or neighbor expecting her first precious one.

15 May 2008

Patience really is a virtue

I know my blog has turned into somewhat of a joke with a post coming once a week or less, but, honestly most days I don't even venture in to turn on the computer until naptime. Some days the computer is never used. I've been focusing more on things like feeding my children and since one of those eats 8 times a day, that's a time consuming task. When I'm not devoting my time to the baby, I feel like I either need to tidy up the house (or deep clean - it really needs both almost all the time!) or spend time with my older 2. With Addi starting kindergarten in August, I'm realizing how short and precious time at home with my children really is, so spending time with them has been trumping cleaning lately. Fortunately I'm not one of those "can't go to bed with a dish in the sink" kind of women : ) Although I do hate waking up to a mess. But, I'd hate to wake up 15 years from now and realize I kept an organized home for my family or a detailed account of our "events" on the blog, but forget to enjoy my family or those "events". All that to say, I don't know when I'll be blogging more regularly, but one day I'll get back to it. There are just other things higher on my priority list right now. For instance, I've got to go break up a fight at this very moment and then feed a baby who suddenly woke up and is starving! Why does everything happen at once?!

06 May 2008


Levi is 2 months and 2 days old today.
I don't remember life without him.

04 May 2008

My Sweet 2-Month Old

Dear Levi David,

You are precious to me, a surprise blessing I didn't even know I wanted. My life was so full and so happy. I had a husband who made me smile and two sweet daughters who melted my heart. My family was complete. I didn't want or need anything else.

Then I found out I was going to have another baby. Nine months later (give or take a couple weeks), I found out that baby was you, a beautiful baby boy. A baby boy?! That was your second surprise for me. It was more like a shock. I really never thought I would have a son. I never longed for a little boy. I didn't know there was already a spot carved out for you in my heart.

I've had other babies. I've been through all this before. Yet, I find myself staring at you in amazement. I have trouble putting you down after I feed you. I start to miss you if you take a long nap. I'm so excited to watch you grow into a little boy and later into a young man.

God has a plan for your life and I have no doubt it will be full of surprises.

I love you, Little Man.


03 May 2008

Whoever said you need to wear a hat to keep your body warm knew what he was talking about

It's a brisk morning here in Dallas and the girls opted for winter hats over pants and shoes while playing outside. Before I was a mom of 3, I would've insisted they put on warmer clothes. My how things have changed!

(Addison also had a jacket in the beginning. Reagan's jacket was soon lying on the grass as well. - I'm trying to use Reagan more because Libby has started to introduce herself as that. Plus, you know, it's her name!)