Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sisters

Here.
Let me show you how to play with your toy.

Yep!
That's exactly what you are supposed to do.
Sometimes I worry that these girls are going to be the death of me.  Spencer has officially reached the 'clingy baby I only want my mommy' stage and Libby hasn't really ever left that stage....  I feel like I'm in the middle of the tug of war rope between those two and their fake cries of attention.  It makes me feel super special and super stressed.  I don't really like people touching me, including my children... especially if they are messy and gross.  And, well, Libby is always messy and gross.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

School begins

Football season came and went.
We spent the first part of the season in shorts...
...the last part of the season bundled up like eskimoes.

And I got to hang out with this handsome fella and perform CPR and basic first aid.
I can attempt to help save your life in the event that I'm not in a major panic about it...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Spencer's summer

She slept on the beach.
See the sand?
She played on her flower mat...
And she took a lot of naps.  
And only wore yellow, apparently.  
She's so cute.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Could he be any happier?

Y'all.  I remember when Libby J was born and we were so worried about how Hayes would love her or like her or even tolerate her.  I remember the most precious picture of his chubby baby hands hanging over her in love.  He loved her.  A lot.  Maybe a little more than the average brother.  It was a miracle and he's been loving her ever since.  He is the most loving big brother I've ever seen.  He gets so excited when he realizes that Spencer is awake.  He cannot hardly WAIT to see her and talk to her and love on her.  He makes her laugh so hard by falling on the floor or jumping up and down in front of her.  He genuinely enjoys being a brother.  He chases Libby around and they often play silly games.  He is beginning to recognize simple words and he loves Spanish at the ELC!  He loves to dress up and be a super hero.  He spends a lot of time creating things.  Art work, projects, new costumes, and ideas about food.  He loves to sing silly songs and has a newly developed love for Veggie Tales.  He has a heart of gold and loves to hug.  He is a quirky little guy who doesn't like to get messy at all.  He would prefer to be completely clean all the time.  He is also learning to tell time and knows he cannot get up until his clock says 6:30.  Clearly, he is not my child.  I don't do early to rise...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Starting with Spencer

She's 10 days away from being 7 months old.  She has two teeth coming out of her bottom gum.  She loves to blow raspberries at anything.  She squeals and growls and laughs.  Her brother entertains her the best.  She wakes up happy from every nap and every nighttime.  She goes to sleep best on her belly and loves her paci while sleeping.  She goes with the flow of our hectic lives and she spends a lot of time eating on the run.  She is the happiest baby I've ever met, and I've seen a lot of little people.  She loves green peas, anything with bananas, and puffs.  She loves to play in her bouncer and loves to be pushed around in her walker at home.  She sits up really well and has started to spin and scoot at home.  She is well settled into a routine of waking, eating, playing, mealtime, and finally naptime;  only to repeat that cycle at least 3-4 times daily.  She wears 6-9 month clothing, though we are almost at the end of the 6 month stuff!  Her laugh is contagious and her smile is infectious.  Sometimes I find myself in tears just watching her because she's so precious.  I am so blessed that she's my baby!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hayes Face

There are plenty of days in my parenting journey where I'm frustrated beyond belief.  I'm exhausted from parenting and feeding and cleaning and being a spouse and working.  I get overwhelmed some days and I feel like I'm not giving anything or anyone the BEST me.  Occasionally I find myself wanting to quit one or two of those duties so that I can give my BEST me to at least ONE of those things.  

Then we have cupcakes with dinner and this kid eats them like a silly goose.  He never makes a mess of himself because he hates being sticky.  He makes all my worries melt with his sweetness and his genuine kindness towards others.  How did I get to be his momma?  I am so blessed just to know this sweet soul.  He simply loves.  


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Elsa in the house




Libby turned 3 in August and got this lovely lady.  She's quite the songstress and Libby loves her 'parkly dress.  I love that Libby loves her so.