Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Babies Daddy.

  I love watching Leif with the babies.  I love watching him play with them, read to them, snuggle with them.   Sometimes I envy his way with them.  He's much more patient and calm with them (unless Riley gets food on the rug and couch, or touches his shoe boxes).  I watched him comfort Riley early the other morning at 5 when she was upset... Instead of asking me to handle it since he had to go into work early, he simply laid there with her, talking to her and reminding her that it was okay.  Instead of falling asleep, I watched and was thankful for this man.

  This is one of the things I wanted most out of a husband. Someone who would be a good, loving father. That's what Leif is.  It amazes me how much he loves his children.  Hearing him boast about them to his friends has to be one of the cutest things.  He's such a proud papa.  He's always telling our daughter that she's beautiful and loved. Something that is so important for her to hear.  He takes time to just sit with Beck and talk to him.  Beck never laughs as much as he does when hes with Leif.  My kids are so blessed.  And I'm a blessed woman to be married to such a man.

   I love that Leif is the man I get to have and raise children with.  He is the perfect father for our babies. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Celebrating 4 Months!

   Little man, I still can't believe you're ours.  It seems like yesterday that we were bringing you home from the hospital.  I still remember when Riley saw you for the first time and couldn't believe you were ours to keep! She loves you so much.  I know you know this.  At playdates she's constantly checking on you and giving you kisses to remind you that she's watching out for you. If anyone even comes close to you she pushes them away and comforts you with a pat on the hand. Even though you didn't mind.

   You're a people person and you hate being alone.  Its cute. If you're ever left by yourself you get the saddest little face and let out the most pitiful whimper. Lucky for you you get to share a room with Riley!   You're happiest when you're with Riley and in someones arms. You love to cuddle, much more than Riley ever did so I'm taking advantage of it while I can!  You're like Riley, loving people and smiling at everyone who talks to you.  You're such a content and happy baby.

 Except when you get shots.  It breaks my heart taking you to get shots. You're a bit more sensitive than Riley was so it really caught me off guard when you started screaming after your most recent shots. I cried a little too because I felt terrible... You were smiling up at me and the nurse then a minute later your face was so red. I'm sorry baby boy. I'm dreading going back in two months.  Just remember, mommy loves you so much!

  I love listening to you babble. Its adorable! And you have so much to say.  How does someone so tiny already have so much to share? My favorite is when you and Riley laugh  together in the backseat while I'm driving.  Everyday you interact with us more and more. Its exciting to watch you change. I thought, because I had been through all of this before, it wouldn't be that exciting. But it is! I'm having so much fun. Thank you son.  Thanks for making life even better than it was.  You're the sweetest little baby and I can't get enough of you.

Happy 4 Months Mister.

I love you. Everything about you.  Lets cuddle!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Life is good.

  I'm sitting here watching my children interact with each other and I'm in total awe.  What is this life I find myself leading? A very blessed one I think.  One that is never short of adventures and always has snacks included.  I watch my daughter read to Beck and point things out to him.  He beams of course because Riley is his favorite person and shes spending time with him.  I listen to her tell him all about the animals in her book and he laughs and babbles along with her.  Its one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

  Its hard to remember life before babies.  I miss it from time to time but not enough to wish that life back.  Three years ago we were talking about marriage and babies.  Talking about how we couldn't wait to be forever roommates and raise children together.  Now we find ourselves about to celebrate our 3rd year of marriage, with two adorable children, and living in our second home together. We've learned that life doesn't wait on you, it just seems to happen. So many times we've mapped out plans for ourselves, for our family and over and over again we've watched those plans fall apart or change.  We never mind though because God seems to always have something better waiting for us. Both my children were these better plans that were given to us.

  I am so grateful for the eloping, the surprise pregnancies, the job losses, the moving, 
the really good times and the really bad.
Without those experiences we wouldn't be here today
with these sweet babies who just so happen to be the 
perfect mix of Leif & I

I love my little family.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Catching Up.

  Its 4:30 in the morning and I'm sitting here trying to catch up on blogs I haven't read in... well weeks. Then I'm going to go through emails and attempt to write some people back, unless sleep over takes me. And I'd make some phone calls if it wasn't so early in the morning:)

  I'm in the process of learning how to balance so many things at once.  Can I just say that I really admire mothers who work!  So admirable.  I didn't realize just how difficult it would be for me to keep up my normal house duties while starting my photography business.  My poor little house has been neglected and my poor husband hasn't had breakfast or dinner made as often as usual.  I haven't stepped foot in the gym in about two weeks and who knows the last time I had "me-time". I think though I might be getting the hang of it... I'm really learning time management.  I thought I knew all there was to know about time management but I was oh so wrong.  Things are looking up though and I like to think they can only get better. Soon I'll be supermom! Or something close to that.

 I should be sleeping because morning is fast approaching but its so quiet and I feel refreshed in a way.  I've been able to collect my thoughts and reflecting on the last few weeks.  I can't remember the last time I just sat and thought without holding a baby or making dinner.  This is such a beautiful time of day.


Sunday, June 6, 2010


  This is a picture post:) All of these photos are from our Memorial Day weekend trip in L.A. We had an amazing time and I had such a hard time coming back.  I made sure I took lots of photos this time, especially since it was graduation for a few of my friends. So happy I was there to celebrate with them!  I'm hoping that sometime in the Fall or end of the Summer, we'll be able to take a week long trip down there. Three days just isn't enough!