Friday, April 27, 2012

Off we go

We leave early in the morning for the Dominican Republic, already missing my girlies, but looking forward to our trip!

We spent time together today

Sarah and I hung out for a bit


 and we had a family movie night! DSC_0818

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sarah {7 months}

Say What?  Sarah Eileen is 7 months old now!

My easy going, happy, cuddly baby

I want to cherish these days with you, not knowing if you will be my last baby or not.

You are just so much fun!  You squeal, you eat like a champ, and you have to be able to see what is going on at all times!

I mean you will eat anything, you have not turned down any food, in fact you have inhaled everything we have giving you

You often tilt your head to the side when looking at people or things, it is so cute I hope it never goes away

You still take 3 naps a day, but you are down to nursing from mama just 4 times a day (which is great for me)!

You love your bed, I never even hear you when you wake up, you just lay there and play, and you love to play with the yarn eye of your lion

You get sucked into the TV if there is a baby show on, like seriously in a trance

You can sit up on your own and you love to just sit on the floor and play with toys

You love mum mums and puffs and could eat them all day

You got your first hair cut sarahhaircut

We like to hang out together a lot

I love that you have gotten to spend so much time with Grammy, I hope she can cherish all of this
 time with you

No signs of mobility yet, besides rolling, which is fine with me
Still not teeth yet either.

 My friend Lindsey took some photos of you ( I have so many great photographer friends) between the age of 6 & 7 months.  She did such a great job!!

 silly yawn


My favorite

Monthly Progression

I love watching you grow and interact and see the very reason God put you into our lives

Monday, April 23, 2012


Sometimes at night after Maya and Norah have gone to bed I spend just a few minutes with Sarah........

Sometimes we sit together in her rocking chair and I sing to her

Sometimes I realize how terrible my voice is, but then I get over it and I keep singing

Sometimes as we sit together, Sarah stares up and me and touches my face

Sometimes I begin to wonder......I wonder what if something happened to me, would she remember this moment of us sitting together, of me singing, of my voice? would she remember me?

Then I begin to wonder what Norah was like as a baby.  did she look into her mommy's eyes, did she keep that memory with her? does she remember her voice, her face, her smell?

Sometimes I wonder why this has all happened

Sometimes I wonder what it will be like when Norah has fully realized everything that has happened

Sometimes I wonder why my family

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if Fran were here playing with her grand daughters

Sometimes I wonder what my dad would have been like as a grandpa

Sometimes I wonder if my brother would have gotten married and had children of his own

Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like for Carrisa to be a mommy of an almost 3 year old

Sometimes I wonder why everything is always so hard for us

Sometimes I don't have know the answer to Why, I just want to be allowed to wonder

Sometimes I just want to take this moment with Sarah and put it in my pocket and keep it forever DSC_0793

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Maya's 4th Birthday Party

 Look at this beaut!


 Can you believe she is 4? DSC_0986

This year Maya's party was completely different the others we have celebrated in the past.  It wasn't a huge all of our friends with their kids invited event.  This year, it was a girls only ballet party at a dance studio, Turning Pointe.  Maya got to pick who she wanted to invite this year, and she has such sweet friends!

I loved loved loved having a party somewhere else, seriously BEST IDEA EVER!  It made it so much more fun for me because I did not have to be in charge.  All I did was make the cupcakes and party favors and the rest was done by Miss Jennifer (the dance professional)!

Maya could not contain her excitement and asked all day if it was time to go to her party.


All decorations and party favors hand made by mama mayafour1

Let's get started with some stretching mayafour2

Ready to get started

 Oh My GOODNESS! This little Cora (only 17 months old) was one of the highlights of the party, she wanted to jump in and dance with all of the big girls and she was even following Miss Jennifer's instruction


 Look how SWEET she is! DSC_0924

 Introducing all of the cuties mayafour3



and of course the princess of the show

They all did such a great job listening DSC_0885

and they danced away

that's me with el camera DSC_0879

ok everyone, now close your eyes mayafour5

What is on your head?
Norah you are peaking...


love their little feet

Taysen just taken a little break DSC_0930

I thought Norah did really well, and she had so much fun!! DSC_0890

although, she did get slightly distracted a few times DSC_0929

Time For Happy Birthdays DSC_0948

so dainty with her cupcake now

all of the girls had to huddle around while maya opened gifts DSC_0971

Group Photo, seriously they are all sooo cute!

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 Look how much you have grown! maya1234