Saturday, October 31, 2009

Daddy & Skylar's Trick

I know it's a bit blurry because it was taken on my cell phone, but you can totally see what's going on! Skylar loves this. She thinks it is so awesome and Eli and can hold her like that for a long time. At times it makes my heart stop for a minute, but I know she is totally safe!
Watching Eli with her, Swae and Seth just melts my heart. He is such a wonderful father!

Friday, October 30, 2009

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at her!! :)

So Wednesday afternoon Skylar was hanging out and playing around. Lately she has been pulling herself to her knees. But Wednesday, she shocked the crap out of me. I was watching her sitting on her knees and playing and then out of no where, she pulled herself up and was STANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I about lost my mind with excitement. I didn't have my camera close by and was I quickly reached for my cell phone and snapped the picture one handed.

I can't even believe it. Not even 8 months old! It is so exciting and at the same time it makes me a bit sad because I realize that she is no longer just a little baby. She is getting to be a big girl. And it has happened so quick.

--I am just stoked I got it on camera!!!!--

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Big Decision

I made a big decision last week.

I am going back to work at my serving job. I haven't worked there in two years and the boss welcomed me back with open arms and couldn't wait to put me back on the schedule. My best day serving was Sunday mornings and he even gladly gave me back my day. It was awesome.

I will start just working Sundays - every other Sunday will be a few hours (the weekends we have Swae and Seth) and the other most of the day. While I don't like the thought of being away from my family, I think it will be good for me. I think it will be good for the kiddos and Eli. I just feel that I need a little something different in my routine. Don't get me wrong. I love being a stay at home mommy and being with Skylar all the time. I love going to the gym and doing any and everything that I want. But I think I am missing feeling like I am contributing to the family. Eli doesn't really understand me going back. He feels bad, but I keep telling him it has nothing to do with him or him not doing enough. It is a personal decision for me.

I actually went in last night for a few hours. I was nervous/excited all day. Walking in I was all jittery, but then it all came flooding back and I couldn't wait to jump back in and get started. It did break my heart when I was leaving the house and Swae and Seth were bummed out and saying they didn't want me to go. But they had a great night with their daddy. And I was sure to snuggle both of them while they were sleeping when I got home.

I am anxious for Sunday and very excited. It's like starting a new adventure. The good thing? I don't have to give up my gym time! And I still get tons and tons of time with my family!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mommy's Water Baby :)

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Year Ago...

One year ago, I married my best friend, my lover, my soul mate, my partner for life. I am so blessed to have married such a wonderful man. Not only is he a fabulous husband, but an incredible father.
The love we share seems to grow with each day we embrace together.
I love you today and every day Eli. You are my everything and I am so happy to have you be the one at my side in life.

Happy Anniversary Eli! I love you - forever and always!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Today, I about died. Well, actually it started last night.

I couldn't sign into my blogger or my gmail account. Yea, no matter what password I tried, nothing would work. I started freaking out.

All night and day I have been racking my brain and sending in to get help to reset my password. And now, just 24 hours later, I was able to somehow pull the right password out of my ass and sign in. THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was stressing to the max!!


Has this happened to anyone else????

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ready for Halloween :)

I don't think she will be trying to scare anyone this year with a smile like that!!! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

7 Months...already!

Happy 7 Month Birthday Baby Girl!!!

My goodness. So much goes on in such a short month and they pass so quickly. It blows me way that in a blink of an eye you have gotten so big. You are so curious and love to explore. You are one smart cookie - daddy and I are going to have our hands full with you.

In the past month, you have gotten your toes painted, your ears pierced, and you now army crawl everywhere!!!! You are quick little girl and you keep mommy on her toes. You especially love the entertainment center and trying to play with the PS3 and cords. Oh and let's not forget the DVD's. It seems that everything but your toys interests you. You are trying to pull yourself up on things and have a feeling that you will master that soon. You are so strong and enjoy standing. You love to eat and there isn't anything that you won't eat thus far (even peas!). When we are out to eat, you think you are a "big" girl cause you gum french fries. You are talking so much. Before today, it was mostly "babab-ba's" and now I get to hear, "mama, mama." It is incredible how quick you learn new things.
You have a smile that lights up the room and brightens each and every day. And a little laugh that is contagious and leaves me wanting more. I love how much of a mommy's girl you are. You love to snuggle and I always know when you are tired because you lay your head on my shoulder and snuggle up tight.
You adore Sethie and Swae - and they adore you. Swae loves carrying you around and having you in her room with her. Sethie loves to take care of you and no matter what, goes over and rubs your head and gives you kisses. They love to make sure their little sister is good. I can't wait to see what happens when you start crawling after them!!
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't realize how lucky I am to have such a wonderful daughter like you. I enjoy living every day and watching you learn new things, watching you explore. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't overflow with love for you - and I know your daddy, sister, and brother feel the same way.
I love you sweet baby girl. I look forward to all our many more adventures together and I am so happy, proud, and honored to be your mommy.
Love forever and always,

Monday, October 5, 2009

Today's Appointment

Skylar's doctor appointment went well this morning. Everyone loves her because all she does is smile and talk.

17lb 4oz
27 1/2 inches long

Developmentally she is ahead about a month and doing awesome. She got three shots and it broke my heart to see the pain in her face and the tears coming out of her eyes.

She is doing well after a little nap and playing. In just a bit we are going to go see daddy for lunch. Then home for a nap and the Shred for me!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tomorrow =

-Skylar's shots :(
-hang out with my sissy
-finish my thank you's
-whatever blows my skirt up

Well, Hello There! :)

First of all, can I just say it is freaking FREEZING!!!!!!!!!!! Already! Ugh... It is super hard to believe that just last weekend my kids and I were running around in bathing suits, shorts, tank tops and 7 days later, there was snow. That is right, only October 3 and there was already that white fluffy stuff making it's appearance. When it got cool on Tuesday, I actually got excited to wear jeans and long sleeves. But to have to wear a freaking jacket already is just insane. It is making me think that we are in for a very long winter. I only wish I liked the cold.

My husband left early yesterday morning to go hunting with his dad. While I enjoy our time apart, I was a bit sad that he was leaving. The last couple weeks he has been incredibly affectionate and passionate and just...awesome. He even went as far as to write me a letter for me to read while he was gone. Yes, my husband, did such a thing. My heart melted. I miss him like crazy and am beyond ready for him to be home. Just another two hours...thank goodness. I am such a baby being home alone. Last night I woke up every hour freaking out. Skylar was in bed with me and I couldn't sleep with my back toward the door because my mind played serious tricks on me. Yes, I am that big of a baby. Oh!!!!!!!!!!! And it is official. We will be trying for one more! :) That was a big part of the letter that was left for me!!

I have been kicking ass on my workout routine. I work out no less than 5 days a week. I strive for 6, but there was one week that I missed two days. Sunday is my "scheduled" day of rest and let me tell you, I like Sundays. But I am really, really enjoying working out. I go to the gym every day at 9:30 for an hour. I do a mix of cardio and weights. And if I am not able to make the gym (their kids club isn't open all day), I am sure to do the Shred at home. I am starting to see a small difference and it is making me want to work out that much more. I love it. I love the way that it makes me feel.

Today the little princess and I went to get her pictures taken. I wanted to get them taken right when she turned 6 months and didn't - I super suck. But I got them done today and they are so freaking cute. I really need to be better about getting pictures done professionally. I have an appointment for all three kiddos next weekend. I am stoked!

Skylar is army crawling like crazy. I can't at all keep her out of the entertainment center. No matter what is on the floor around her, she goes straight there...and with a quickness. I'm not going to lie, I melt every time she smiles at me. I love, love, love when she wants me and only me. And I can't for a second believe how big she is getting.

Swae is striving in second grade. She is doing so well and she has already read through three books this year. She is incredible. She is such a fabulous big sister. The cutest thing is when she tells me to let her take Skylar for a while so that I can get some more sleep. She loves her little sister and loves doing any and everything for her. Oh and she likes to eat the baby bananas.

Sethie is doing fabulous. He is writing his own name like a champ. And we are always working on writing and learning the alphabet. He can do his name and do capital and lower case A, B, & C's. He is such a smart, loving little boy. He enjoys so much spending his days with his little sister and me. He enjoys being a big brother and is always sure to show off his little sister. He adores the heck out of Swae and learns so much from her. He wants to be just like her. I love it.

So in short, I have three wonderful little kids and a wonderful husband. In just two weeks from today, I will be celebrating my one year wedding anniversary with my husband. One year of being married...incredible.