Friday, April 29, 2016

5 years ago... made me a mom. I say this with every passing year but I truly can't believe how fast 5 years has gone. It seems like such a milestone birthday...ready to start kindergarten, loosing the baby/toddler face, starting sports, more independent and self-sufficient. 

The moment we met I was hooked. From that day on you've made me happier then I ever knew possible. You make us laugh every day. You are so witty and quick that sometimes your responses catch me off guard. We are so proud of the little boy you are growing up to be. One that truly cares about and loves his family. Your love for your sister is even better then I imagined. She's the first person you want to see in the morning, you HAVE to give her a kiss and huge before you leave for school, and when you talk to her in your high pitch sweet voice I melt. You have been a HUGE help with her. You get burp rags, wipes, pacifiers, hold doors open for me, anything we ask you do it and without complaint. You were always so sweet and loving with Maisy so I knew you would be a great big brother but you've really blown us away.

You are doing so well in preschool and we are excited to see what you learn in kindergarten. You've made so many friends and just seem to attract people to you. You are such a perfectionist (which you get from me and sometimes it drives me nuts :)) but determined to finish everything you start.

Our conversations are my favorite time with you, just one on one. You don't leave out any detail and I love to get a glimpse of your school day. You ask a TON of questions still and definitely have your dads gift of gab. Also you still love to compliment people, "I like your hair mom." "I like your shoes dad."

We are so excited for you to start sports this year, especially t-ball! You also show a genuine interest in music (which I love love love) and according to your granny you have a "great touch" on the piano so I am super pumped for you to start piano lessons this year as well.  

We definitely have our moments like all parents do, not listening or back talking but that is generally the extent of your bad behavior. And even after getting in trouble you still love to snuggle, you always have! We are very lucky!

God has blessed us with a sweet, loving, and smart kiddo and we couldn't be happier he chose us to be your parents. Thank you for being everything you are. There isn't a day that goes by where we don't just look at you and thank God you are ours. We can't get enough of you and like you tell us every night...we love you to the moon and back to the moon and back forever.

- mom and dad

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

3 months!

It's amazing how much can change in one month. My previous job contacted me with a semi-part time position that would allow me to be home 1 1/2 days more. I couldn't turn it down. And at the same time I was offered a work from home part time position at Veritas as assistant developmental director. So now I get 3 1/2 day weekends and I'm loving it! My start time is later as well and you'd be amazed at what a difference an extra hour makes in your morning routine! Being able to get the kids up, fed, and dressed has made me so happy! I will take any extra time with my kids that I can get!

This sweet girl is 3 months! She is officially sleeping through the night...yes I know how lucky I am! I thought for sure that because JT was such a good sleeper we wouldn't be as lucky the second time around but we have been! She is on a great schedule, she gets a bath every other night and takes her last bottle around 8-9 and is out for the night. Usually wakes up around 7-8. I'm pretty sure the only reason she is sleeping so well is because she is a thumb sucker. She has found her thumb and there is no stopping it!

She is such a happy girl most of the time! If she is hungry or has a full diaper it's a different story but happy for the most part. Getting her up in the morning is my favorite time, she is so smiley and happy. When Maisy plays fetch it makes her laugh and JT is pretty good at making her laugh. She is moving all over her crib now but hasn't quite rolled over, she's getting close though. I just want to kiss her giant cheeks all day! 

We are loving our new normal.