Monday, August 25, 2014
This year she is starting Kindergarten at West End Elementary with her teacher Ms. O'Gorman. We ordered her brand new big kid back pack with monogram and everything and I can't believe how big she looked trying to carry it! (Poor thing, it is already heavy!)
We're praying this year would be full of excitement and growth for our super inquisitive, observant, and smart girl. She will surely keep her teachers on their toes and hopefully let her light shine for Jesus among her new friends!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Dishwashing is a favorite new activity in this house... Mommy's not complaining!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
One very big boy loves watching the train go by in front of our house. When we started building out the attic and Matt said he wanted to build a bench seat at the window, this is exactly what we were picturing.
And don't worry little brother, with as fast as you are growing you'll be up there with big brother before you know it.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day!
Friday, January 24, 2014
This sweet, sweet little boy. Where do I start describing him if not with those long, dark, lady-killing eyelashes? Those sweet cheeks that are losing their baby chubb because he's so much more of a wild, active little boy than toddler anymore.
Today I laid down with him in Mommy & Daddy's bed at rest time. He'd rather be in his own bed, but he shares a room with Gunnar who is already sleeping. Two little tears about not being in his bed & not having his paci and suddenly his little breaths have changed to soft sleeping ones- he falls asleep so fast, like his Daddy. When you play so hard, you sleep quickly.
He's getting bigger and can ask for what he wants. He can keep sister on her toes and can help himself a little more... putting on shoes, picking out his own snack or candy from the jar... big pouts and the cutest disappointment when I tell him no because he didn't eat his lunch. Little tiny arms crossed in defiance, he learned that from sister for sure. Stealing toys from her and running off with them, but also sitting and playing with her so nicely sometimes. He loves to play 'bad guys' (any super hero) and 'super mens' (spiderman). Loves to chase & be chased, loves to be tickled & loves to laugh.
He sleeps every night with his soccer ball pillow stacked on his truck pillow & his little head on top. Difficult to potty train so far and so busy, rarely sitting still unless he's completely engrossed in a show (also like his Daddy!). Loves to watch superwhy and mickey and buzz. Loves his new "woodee" toy he got for Christmas.
Comes straight to me for kisses when he's hurt, and can instantly be cheered up with pretend arm biting, ticklish nibbles.
Mischevious. Constant motion. SO much sweetness. Finnfinn, we love you so.
Friday, November 8, 2013
i grew up with a really talented mom in the sewing/generally crafty department. i mean REALLY talented.
so talented that i probably had a false sense that everybody's mom sewed their clothes & costumes from scratch & "just" brought their kids' ideas to life even though i had no idea how much work & expertise it would take to do so.
even though i have nowhere near her skill or repertoire of knowing how to do just about everything, i think i can understand how she felt now that i have my own daughter. so when my sweet girl found this little stuffed lamb at a yard sale for something like 25 cents, started carrying it around everywhere calling it "lambie," & asked me to make it a skirt, well... i had to oblige. (lambie is thanks to her current love of doc mcstuffins.)
all it took was a $3 roll of pink tulle that's been sitting in my craft stuff forever, a little scrap of elastic & some pink ribbon tied in a bow.
little lambie went to bed a yard sale toy & woke up a sweet pink character loved by a little girl, and mommy gets to be the hero. sounds pretty good to me!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Gunnar around three weeks: