Monday, December 27, 2010

Out of the mouth of Babes- McKenzie edition-

McKenzie is quite verbal now and we're often caught laughing hysterical with what comes out of her mouth-
* It's my lucky day(In reference to anything out of the ordinary happening)
* You have to share,____(Her way to manipulate you into sharing something she wants)
* You're a good sharer(She succeeded in her manipulation)
* I gotta pee! I can't wet myself!( this cracks me up)
* Mama, You're my best friend(this one melts me)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The many faces of Brenton at 10 weeks old

The I'm loading my diaper face!The I am manipulating you with my smile face!

The Happiest boy in the world face!

The pleased with Mommy's antics face!

The you're not coming close to amusing me face!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tis the season

A good friend of mine recently had a blog about favorite, meaningful, ornaments.

This one I actually bought for myself. It has "The Lord is my Shepard" verse written on it. It reminds me of all of my loved ones that have left for Heaven. It's a reminder about how blessed we are each time I see it. We try not to get involved in the commercial reasons behind Christmas. We don't expose McKenzie to Santa and she calls him "Grandpa" every time she sees a Santa in the mall or a decoration. When she is old enough we'll tell her about Saint Nicholas and the true story of him without the whole Fat man forced down a chimney side!

On Christmas eve we read to her the story of Jesus' birth. This ornament symbolizes that- it's so simple, yet so profound that the sweet baby Mary and Joseph are holding would soon become our Savior-
My sister gave this to Duane and I on our first Christmas as a married couple. It's wicked heavy and often breaks branches- but it's our first one given to us together- and it remains on our tree yearly.

Bought this one this year- Our family. Finally complete!

Brenton's baby ornament-(These uploaded in opposite order, grr)!


My dear friend Danielle sent this on Zoey's first Christmas. It was THE only thing given to Zoey that year and it was our hardest Christmas ever as we were without our baby girl and had no other babies. Our house was quiet and calm and dreary. I'll never be able to thank her enough for including Zoey in Christmas that year. It's by far my favorite ornament-

It reads: "Zoey's first Christmas in Heaven 2006"

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just a photo share-

Been really trying to work on this whole photography stuff. Below are some of this weeks results-

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Brenton: You're two-months old today!

Baby boy- time really does fly. I've said that over the last three-years as I watched your sisters infancy rush by me, leaving me in the dust. I guess what I've been praying for is that you'd slow down a bit, let me enjoy the last sounds and smells of a newborn, before you grew right before my very eyes.

No such luck! You're growing at an even faster rate than your sisters and I'm trying to savor your babyhood, day by day, moment by moment if need be.

It's insane the difference one-month makes when you're referring to a baby. You're such a sweet boy. You're no longer fussy(unless it's time to eat) and you're really enjoying the world around you.
I often forget that each time you see something new, it's brand new to you. You've never seen Christmas lights before, so of course it's fascinating to you. You're learning about your new world right before my very eyes and that fascinates me little guy!

You're incredibly strong. You almost never get tummy-time as this could be hazardous to your health(think wild three-year old sister and even wilder dog) and yet you have no issues holding your head high!
You make the sweetest baby sounds and smile ALL the time! You've laughed out loud a few times while awake, but do it all.the.time. in your sleep. It's hysterical! I'd pay good money to know exactly what you're dreaming about.

You love to eat! Every time someone sees you they comment on how much chubbier you are from the last time they saw you. You're sleeping through the night(Thank you!), and eating 5 ounces every 3 hours! You love bath time and if you're fussy this almost instantly calms you. You also have found that it's great fun to suck on your hands! You have some amazing suction power! You love your paci, car rides, and your Sissy! You're an awesome, easy going, calm natured, little guy!
We've nicknamed you Chubba Bubba, Boody(no idea, don't ask), and Bubba! I don't think you'll ever learn your real name as oftne as you're called one of the above names!

In closing- we love you. So, So, much! We never knew we were missing YOU before you. But you are the link that completes our family. We're blessed to be your parents.
Love you to the moon and back,

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Need a reason to smile?

My heart is melting!