Thursday, May 28, 2009
Oh and I have decided that I will not be going back to work. I will go back for a day/day and a half and that is it. I let work know on Tuesday. I have to admit that I am not at all looking forward to going in tomorrow. Not one single bit. Hopefully I will have time to get on and catch up...even if it is just a little bit.
For now, know that I am thinking of you all and miss you!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Now my sweet girl loves them. They are part of our nightly routine and
totally relax her. She knows that after her bath she eats and then
goes down for the night. She is starting to kick her legs more and
more. It's so cute. She doesn't mind at all if water gets in her face
either. She's such a good baby girl. :)
Eli and the babies took me to dinner at Red Lobster. Sunday morning we
all got up and had breakfast and then they gave me my gift. I am so
blessed to have such sweet baby girls and a handsome little boy.
Their mom picked them up at 10 and they were excited to give her her
present. They picked her out purple flip flops, each drew her a
picture and signed her card.
Eli and I spent the rest of the day at my parents with my family and
having a BBQ. His parents came up for a little bit and had a drink. It
was so nice. It was a lovely day and I totally enjoyed myself. It was
so wonderful. And I love, love, love these sweet babies!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It's hard to believe my sister is 18. It's hard to believe she will be graduating in less that a month. I feel older thinking about that than having my own child, being married and having two amazing step kids.
I love you sweet sister. I hope you have the most wonderful, special birthday. Thank you for being a great sister and wonderful friend. I love you!!!!!
**I wanted to post pictures but the home computer is acting up.**
OMG Love, your expressions are truly amazing. Right when I began reading your letter to Skylar I got tears in my eyes....I can "feel" how close you are bonding to one another. In the begining of your letter you were stating how when someone else is holding Skylar she will look around until she sees you and then she will feel comfort. Remember, this happened tonight when I was holding her in the office?! I remember she was a little fussy in my arms, but then right when she made eye contact with you she settled her little self right down.
There is no doubt how much she loves and appreciates her Mommy! She will always feel this love you have given her....even from the day when she was curled up in your little tummy! Stephanie, you are beyond words of an absolutely wonderful Mother! The way you hold Baby Skylar, look into her eyes and comfort her when she is happy and sad are only expressions of your love for her. The things that get me are those things we can't see, can't touch, but can only be felt from the heart! These are deeper than words can say, but you "say" them so well. I can "feel" how much you love her but I can only imagine giving birth to a beautiful, healthy baby and having her be your everything! Oh, how lucky the two of you are....to have each other's love.
I know when she gets older and reads these letters you have written for her, she will get a deeper understanding of your love for her. I only wish my mom would have done the same for us. And just remember that as your letters pile up, and time passes by, she will always be your little girl!
Skylar, Auntie loves you with all my heart! Thank you for letting me hold you and not getting too fussy, and for letting me burp you and spitting up on my pants :) and maybe one day feed you (when you're on peas and carrots....yummo). I really cherish all those little moments with you! You have brought so much joy into my life for the little amount of time I have known you. But even when I'm not at your house I can feel your love! You are always in my heart little niece! I am so grateful to have you both in my life....beyond what words can say.
I love you, I love you, I love you!
Love, Tara & Auntie Tara
Thursday, May 7, 2009
One of my good friends is going through a really rough time. Her life has turned upside down and I feel just awful for her. While she admits to her own wrong doings, she had made and continued making changes for the better...something she will continue to do. For now, her heart is breaking and as a friend I don't know what to do. Of course I am there for her and talk and listen, but that doesn't ease her pain or make anything better. I just wish there were something more I could do to help, to make it better. I am hoping it is enough just knowing she can come to me and I will listen. I hate when people are sad. :(
Oh another thing I need to do is find both my mom and MIL their presents for Mother's Day. What are all you getting for your moms???
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Sweet Skylar, today sweet girl I am reflecting on one of the best days that has happened in my life thus far. You are such a joy and pleasure to have for a daughter. These last two months have been sheer bliss. Yes, you have made me question myself and parenting skills, but at the end of the day I know that I am doing a good job...I feel that I was made for this mommy thing. You are a true delight. Every single smile, every single coo warms my heart.
In the past month you have become much more alert. You are constantly looking around and trying to figure out your surroundings. I love so much to see you look around when someone else is holding you until you find me - you get a look of comfort and that is such a cool thing to see coming from such a small little girl. Yes love, you are a mommy's girl. I have no doubt that you will become a daddy's girl so for now, I am relishing in our time.
Our time..I cherish our time. I love spending every minute of every day with you. I was away from you for the first time during a dentist appointment (a mere hour) and it was so hard. Thank goodness you were just in the next room and were sleeping. Your daddy took you to see Papa and Grammie the other night for about a half hour too and that wasn't easy either. I guess I need to learn to let go. :) I'll work on it!
You are one strong little girl. You hold your head up and can hold your own weight "standing." You are starting to enjoy laying on your back and looking at your toys. And you are getting used to tummy time. You still aren't a huge fan of it, but it is growing on you. I think that you will learn very quick how to roll over. You are such a smart little girl already.
One of your biggest (well, our...) biggest accomplishments this last month is you sleeping in your cradle during the night. It wasn't easy on me at all at first. In fact, I admit that there were a few nights that I cried myself to sleep while you peacefully slept a foot away all snuggled up in your soft jammies and blanket. I honestly could stare at you for hours. I lay in bed long after you are deep asleep and look through the slats on the cradle and just watch you snooze...you are so peaceful. I love the sound of your breathing, the little noises you make when you move and stretch. I just love everything about you. You sleep through the night for the most part. Right now you go to bed between 9-10 and will sleep til 5-6 with some stirring between 3-4. And once you feed between 5-6, you go back to sleep for at least another hour and a half. Oh how mommy loves this. And I LOVE mornings with you and your sweet smiley face. You have got a big smile and the cutest little dimples. And you talk to me and tell me good morning and all about your sweet baby dreams. You have the sweetest little voice.
Naps are more of a challenge. During the day, your bright eyes don't want to miss anything and therefore you already like to fight going to sleep. You like for me to hold you until you go to sleep for nap and even then you will fight those heavy eye lids. While it is cute, it is frustrating when you cry because you are so tired. We are working on it though and I am figuring you out and what you like and what helps you take a good nap. And there are days when I decide that naps are our snuggle time. I love to snuggle with you baby girl.
You still love the swing and you enjoy your bath so very much. It doesn't matter how tired, hungry, or unhappy you are, you get silent and just relax. You get a bath every night before bed. You know that after your bath you get to eat and get mad if it doesn't happen right away. You are a bright little girl.
You have the best big sister and big brother ever. They absolutely adore you and you them. Swae can't wait to see you and hold you first thing every morning and she is always by my side to help throughout the day. Seth loves to hold you. And he is always talking to you. Man I wish I had a tape recorder because he says the cutest things to you. Just today he was singing to you in the car because you were fussy. They both hate when you are sad and both light up when you smile and "talk" to them. The three of you are my loves, my angels. The three of you complete me and I love you all with all my heart.
Oh sweet girl how I love you. Your daddy and I are so truly happy. We are so truly blessed to have such an angel in our family. While I can't believe how big you are getting, I am looking forward to this next month with you and the changes that come with it. You are so beautiful and so very wonderful. Happy two month birthday my sweet girl. Mommy loves you...always and forever...to the moon and back!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to sleep like that!?
Friday, May 1, 2009
*I'll post pictures this weekend :) We weren't home today.
And now we are going back to sleep.
Happy Friday everyone!! :)