Sunday, February 17, 2013

{ those first few weeks : things i want to remember } ::

There is something about bringing a baby home for the first time that is magical. It is magic unlike any other. i said the same thing here with brody. 

 I have been thinking a lot about what it is I want to remember about this phase of my life when my children are grown. Just thinking of my children being grown up and moved away brings tears to my eyes - if I could keep them little forever I would. Days come and go so quickly and there is always so much going on, that I know that I won't remember every single detail, and I am pretty sure I won't really care about what I had for dinner or what park we played at. I really just want to remember the feelings - I want to remember how much love was felt in our house when we brought Sydney home from the hospital. I want to remember how content and happy I was and how fulfilled I feel being a mother. I don't care to remember the exhaustion but I want to remember the positive energy and the sound of little feet running through the halls and little squishy hands squeezing my cheeks while I get a big wet kiss on the lips. I want to remember all the snuggles and millions of hugs. I want to remember the joy in brody and sydney's faces and hear the laughter coming from their bellies. I want to remember what it was like seeing things through my childrens' eyes and their wonder for the world. I want to remember the innocence. My family is my greatest joy and I don't want to take that for granted. I want to remember brody and his crazy imagination and silly dance moves and telling me "i so very love you". I want to remember how my kids look at me for approval and how they light up when they know that they are getting attention from tyson and i. These are the days and this is my happiness! 

 Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. -Elizabeth Stone

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

{ all smiles } ::

6 weeks 

 say it isn't so! Sydney is 6 weeks old today!

 i say this all the time, but i can't help myself...she is just so yummy i could eat her! those sweet yummy cheeks are oh so kissable and she is just so squishy cute, it's so easy to hold her ALL. DAY. LONG. ...all three of us have to take turns! brody would hold (drag) her around all day long if we let him, he is so in love with her. it's pretty much the most adorable thing ever. she's been all smiles for a couple of weeks now. she continues to pretty much want to sleep all the time. so we are quite happy when she decides to join us for a few hours here and there. she loves her baths and still being blow dried. she eats 4 to 5 ounces each feeding. she loves watching brody run all around and when he lays by here and shares his toys, she gets so relaxed when he's around even with how incredibly loud he is. she loves her soft loveies (her blanket). she sleeps every time we go out and she definitely likes it when the car is moving. she loves to be snuggled. she gives the best coos and really coos at tyson probably more than any of us, it's so sweet. we think she is so much fun and so happy she is in our family! we are so in love!

{ a day of Love } ::


we've had a whole day full of lots of love, doing lots of lovey things! wishing all a very lovely day!


Friday, February 8, 2013

{ my world } ::


They are my world and I wouldn't have it any other way!

{ 1 month check up } ::

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this little yummy love had her 1 month check up today.

 little miss stats are :: 
 head : 15 inches 
weight : 11 pounds 12 ounces 
height : 22 inches