Thursday, February 16, 2012


Katelyn at birth
3 weeks old.
1 month old in the dress my mom wore as a baby. My mom's great grandma Mary made it for her! Each of the girls have worn it.
2 months old at our family photo shoot
3 months old opening her first Christmas present
Remove Formatting from selection 4 months My cousin made this for an invention contest. it is a mosquito net bassinet for babies. Katelyn got to model it :)
In a few days she will be 5 months old! my how time has flown!

Self Photo shoot

Hadley found my camera. She somehow turned it on and was taking pictures of her self. when I uploaded them I had to laugh. silly girl!

riding a two wheeler

We have been talking about taking Ellie's training wheels off for awhile but we couldnt decide if she was really ready and we didnt want it to fail and her be scared to try later. She tends to not forget so a bad experience would stick with her. Well on February 4 Ellie decided it was time. She begged jess all day long to take the training wheels off her bike. So he told her if he took them off he was not putting them back on. Five minutes later she was riding it without training wheels! The next day she decided to show and teach the neighbor girl how too!
I will admit as I watched her ride away I thought of her as a baby and how big she has gotten. Made me cry and I know a few blinks and she will be driving a car and then off to college! Time is just flying.
*disclaimer she always seems to wear her bike helmet (even not riding a bike) but for some unknown reason we were all so excited we forgot that step. she now wears the helmet all the time :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

I love you because.....

well hello my good friends. how have you been ? I know it has been awhile but give a momma a break she now has three kids! in reality it is just to hard to blog from my phone and ellie hogs the computer and if she is in bed then I am too busy winding down (aka too lazy!)
anyways I found an idea on pinterest (yes I am addicted) that shows a frame where you enclose a paper that say I love you because _____________________________ and after you frame it you can fill in the blank by writing on the glass. I love it and plan on making it soon! But the idea got me thinking. Do I tell the people around me I love them enough? But more importantly do I tell them why? I know when I hear I love you from anyone in my family it melts my heart but when they add why it brings tears to my eyes. It reminds me that I AM LOVED. what I do is appreciated. what I do matters to them. And God gave me this moment to find JOY in all he has given me. Im trying hard to not just stop with I love you but adding why. I dont want those words to get overused. i want my family to know why I love them.

Im going to share a few that I have been really feeling but without getting too wordy ;)
Jess I love you because you are my best friend. I may have some really great girlfriends but you are my true best friend. I know that no matter the obstacle you will be right by my side to hold my hand or help me up.

Ellie I love you because you make me laugh. You say the funniest things that have me laughing out loud months after they happened. You get this from your dad. I love that about him too. You are everything I ever hoped for and more.

Hadley I love you because you are most like me. You are so stubborn and although sometimes it has me so frustrated I know that you will grow to be a strong woman who will not let others change what you know is right. Stand strong my love (but please, PLEASE stop being so stubborn and just go poop on the potty!)

My dearest Kit Kat. I love you because you melted my heart today. A simple game of patty cake turned into loads of giggles from both of us. Making you smile and laugh is one of my favorite parts of the day, even if it is at 4 am :)