Friday, November 11, 2011

Well Hello There

It seems like forever ago that I have looked at a blog, let alone posted on my own. What has kept me so busy?? My Master's program and chasing around 4 children. For awhile there, I wasn't even taking time for myself. After being in the program a few months, I feel like I have been able to find a little bit of a balance. I only go to school one night a week for four hours, but the amount of reading required and assignments (both group and individual) keeps me busy. I am proud to say that I am rocking this whole school thing so far, but it definitely hasn't been easy.

Our little angel, Sierra, is almost one! Two and a half more weeks. I can't believe that it has already been a year. And it has been so fun. She is a very independent little one and that has been an adjustment for me. She likes to sleep in her big girl crib, not with me. I know I shouldn't complain, but there are many times when I just want to hold her close and snuggle her tight and all she wants is her bed and blanket. She started crawling just before she turned 10 months and is just now thinking about seeing what walking is all about. I am in no hurry though to be honest and am quite thankful that she is in no rush like her sister was. She has to most beautiful smile and eyes. I love hearing her say "ma-ma" and even "da-da". She is an angel and my little love.

Skylar Marie is two and a half and my little buddy, but at the same time a daddy's girl. She loves doing everything "by myself". She is becoming quite a helper with her little sister...she even goes to the extent of trying to pick her up and move her. This terrifies me because Sierra is quite the chub. Skylar loves to play with Swae and Seth and wants to do everything that they do. She is always on the go. I love that at night she still loves to cuddle up close and I hate to admit, but I love that she sleeps in bed with me at night. Yes, it's bad habit and one I am not looking forward to breaking...again. I love how much she loves to explore, the way we are able to carry on conversations, and her overall love for life.

Seth is in first grade and doing amazing. We have had no complaints about his behavior and not getting anything but S and S+'s. He is quite the reader as well. We couldn't be more proud! I love that he is still affectionate. It warms my heart when I drop him off at school and he will stop, turn around, wave, and blow me a kiss as I am driving away. It blows my mind to have him in school all day and realize that he isn't a baby anymore. He is such a good brother to his sisters and such a little helper. It is funny how much him and Skylar butt heads though. Skylar adores him and follows him around like crazy. This of course gets old for Seth and there are many times that he doesn't want to share his toys with her. But when that isn't happening, he is so loving and helpful and I melt listening to the two of them.

Swae is in fourth grade and doing well. She is quite the little mom to her sisters and brother and such a huge help. She absolutely LOVES to read. She is still the most selfless little girl and an absolute joy to be around. I couldn't ask for a better little girl and cherish every single moment that we spend...especially the time that she just wants to spend with me.

Eli and I are doing wonderful. We just celebrated three years of marriage. That definitely went by so fast! I think that I am going to plan a nice little get away for our fifth!

That is where I have been. Hoping to get in a groove of posting and reading more...we shall see..

Monday, June 13, 2011

Study Time

Tomorrow marks the end of my first official class in my master's. So far, I have a 98% in the class. I am praying that I am able to maintain that which is putting a lot of pressure on this test. I think I would have preferred writing another paper or maybe even a multiple choice test. Instead, we have to apply theory to our own lives. It is so easy learning theory and applying it to case studies and others in general. However, when it comes to analyzing yourself, it gets a little tricky. It definitely isn't as easy as it seems. I have all my notes complied and now I am going to walk through and start applying all these concepts to my life and get down into what has shaped me into the person that I have become, what I strive to be. Then tomorrow, I get to put it in writing for my professor to read and PRAY that she gets it!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sierra enjoyed her first big girl bath...shared of course with Skylar. Skylar won't let anyone shower or bath alone these days. :) 

Perfect Saturday

This morning has been fabulous thus far. Sierra, Skylar and I slept in till a little after 8. Then we all laid there together with Sierra babbling, Skylar talking and playing, and me soaking in every second. I absolutely adore the way that Sierra looks at Skylar and lights up with happiness and love just looking at her. Skylar loves being a big sissy. Now, mommy is enjoying a couple cups of coffee and doing some laundry while the girls are playing.

Next up, studying for a final that I want to ace so I can keep a solid A in my class!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Skylar Biting = A Sad Sierra =(

The above picture is what Skylar did to Sierra just a little bit ago this morning. Really?? She bit her?? Ugh... Poor little Sierra didn't know what the heck happened and cried out in pain with real tears. So heart breaking.

A First for Sierra

Today marks the first day that the little princess has done more than lay in her crib for a few short moments. Today, she is actually napping in there! She cried a little bit, but once I went up there and gave her her binky and the Scentsy pig to snuggle, she was out like a light! She is so darn adorable and getting so big, so fast!

She looks so little laying in there as opposed to the cradle next to my bed. I wonder when I will have the courage to move her from our room at night...??