Thursday, April 29, 2010

I want to remember.

Tonight is a wonderful night.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

17 Months!

This little lady just turned 17 months.
Yes, I still celebrate the monthly birthdays:)


Wednesday, April 21, 2010


...I won't be the only girl in his life.
I hate that and sometimes I cry a little when I think about it.
Like now.
Until then though, I'll steal all the kisses I can and I'll make sure to tell him
"I love you"
over and over.

Thanks for being my little boy.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy 2 Months!

Time has flown and you my little man are already 2 months old.
Thank you for lighting up my life & being so adorable all the time.
I never get tired of the smiles and I can't get enough of your cooing.
I love your snoring and the way your face lights up when you hear your sisters voice.
Its cute watching you hold your head up and I adore the way you stretch when you wake up.
When you look up at me with those big eyes and smile, I melt.
You and Riley are such blessings.
I love being your mommy.

Friday, April 16, 2010

8 weeks!

My little man is 8 weeks old today!
Whenever he's awake he is smiling and cooing.
Especially when Riley talks to him.
He's always watching us so intently.
I love it.
I love watching him get excited.
He waves his arms all over and kicks.
Its adorable.
I can't imagine life without him.
All I want to do is snuggle with him.
On Monday he'll be turning 2 months.
Where did my newborn go?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Discipline & Toddlers

Leif turned to me in the car yesterday and asked me: "How do we want to handle this?" and by this he meant Riley's tantrums. When she first turned 1, she was throwing them here and there but by 14 months she had stopped. Now they've started up again and a simple "Please stop that" no longer works. I didn't realize just how strong willed my daughter was and I didn't realize how soon we would have to discuss discipline. She can go from happy to upset in seconds and then back again. I'm pretty sure this is normal for children her age, haha. But throwing herself on the ground isn't the best way of expressing her frustration. The question is: How do we discipline her while teaching her a better way to handle these situations?

I'm a firm believer in being a parent first, and a friend second. My child doesn't run things, Leif and I do. I don't care how hard you cry, kick and roll, no means no in this house. But whats the right approach to helping my daughter learn this? What will work best for her? I called my mom this morning and she gave me some advice on how to approach dealing with tantrums and getting Riley to listen. First she suggested Dr. Dobsons The Strong-Willed Child and then she shared her own personal thoughts on parenting. My mom and I butt heads a lot but we share the same views on parenting for the most part.

A lot of the things she suggested Leif has already started to do. Something I've noticed is that Riley tends to listen to Leif more. She doesn't seem to take me as seriously as she does him. I think its because I'm not the best at following through. Especially since Becks been born I've been letting her get away with a lot more and not addressing certain things. I'm learning that follow through and consistency are really important when it comes to discipline. Those two things are important when it comes to a lot of things:)

So, what is your approach to disciplining your toddler? And what advice have you been given that you'd like to share or advice you yourself have come up with? I'm all ears!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I love Spring!

Spring means lots of green
soft breezes
and allergies:)

&here is a song no one gets tired of hearing.
Exactly how I feel today!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

This is love

Riley is so in love with her baby brother.
She was on top of the world when I sat Beck next to her.
When she got to hold Beck she couldn't stop smiling.
She kept kissing him and wiping his mouth with a burp cloth, haha.

Cutest thing ever.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In no order at all

Some pictures from the last few weeks. They're mostly of Riley since I've been posting pictures of Beck.

::Also I'm starting to update my photoblog again so check it out::

Friday, April 2, 2010

6 weeks.

I love when he smiles at me

&I think this face is adorable.

I could stare at him all day and still be amazed that he's mine.

Mr. Beck, you're growing up so fast!