Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blue Skies Smiling at Me

This last month was a combination of rain and sun, work and play.

When we had a little down time ...

We broke open the art cupboard on rainy days and painted.

We went family-room-camping, complete with flashlight tag, a campfire, and s'mores.

On sunny days we spent time riding bikes and working in our yard.

... oh, and basking in the sun.

I am grateful for the little breaks in our busy schedule to spend time enjoying each other.
Every day slips away so quickly and my girls are getting big too quickly!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Got Burp Rags?

Have I mentioned my super talented and incredibly sweet cousin Racheal? She makes the cutest burp rags and baby apparel and sells them (as well as other darling goods) on her etsy site, Mod Tot Spot, found here.

She made matching sister shirts for Larkin and Ady to wear when they met each other at the hospital for the first time, and made these darling burp rags (which I love and use every day).

Go check her out ... if you've got a baby, you've got to have burp rags!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Stolen Saturday Morning


You melt my heart. I love the way you need to be snuggled to go to sleep. I love the way your big eyes search and search for me when you hear my voice. I love your tiny little fingers that curl around mine. I am eager to see who you will become, but already feel each moment slipping away too quickly. I feel like I have loved you forever.


You are my warrior. You are such a joy to me. I love to watch you learn and grow as you conquer each day. You always keep me on my toes, and I am grateful for your passionate and tender spirit. You are beautiful in ways that make me proud. I am grateful and honored to be your mother.


I love to watch you scoop marshmallows onto tiny plates and pour pretend tea with Larkin. I love the way you kiss and sing to Adylade. I love the way your touch instantly calms both our daughters. You make every day an adventure, and I am grateful to be able to raise these little girls with you. You are my quiet place, my champion, my support, my love, and my friend.

It was a stolen Saturday morning. Ordinary in every way, except that all of us were together. For that moment there were only little yellow flowers, and us.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A New Measure of Success

I love my life!
I am SO blessed!

Juggling the needs of two children has added a new kind of chaos to my life, and I love it!

I can feel myself becoming THAT mom. You know the one- who forgets the bake sale until she wakes up the morning of ... who leaves her keys on the counter at the grocery store ... who leaves laundry in the washer (oops) ... who eats leftover cold toast and eggs from breakfast for lunch ... who has to check to see if she remembered deodorant ... who finds missing homework in the stack of magazines by the toilet ...who serves dinner on paper plates ...

But I seriously LOVE my life! I have adopted a new mantra to help me navigate the chaos of my new normal:
"Success is only having one person crying at a time, with bonus points if that one person isn't me."
{Quote from Maria at Ordinary Time}