Monday, November 12, 2012

...on two months

Oh the Quinn man.  I can't believe this guy is already two months old.  It seems like we have had him forever.  He's just the sweetest thing.  It's pretty fun to have a baby around again!  Here is this little guy at two months.  A whopping 10.7lbs!  He definitely looks more like me than Jack did/does but also looks a lot like Jackson.  Quinn has more olive skin (like me) and I'm pretty sure that he is going to have brown hair!

As a frame of is Jack at 2 months in the same outfit!

...on birthday festivities

Well here we are.  Another year has gone by and we are now the proud parents of a very energetic two year old.  Honestly, some mornings I could swear that he has a stash of sugar in his crib-he wakes up FULL of energy and super chatty!  Speaking of sugar...we have been celebrating Jack's birthday since Friday!  We had a small family "Big Truck" party-here is the cake.  

Jack was more excited about the m&ms on the cake than anything else.  I think Quinn wanted a bite...

He did a great job opening his presents and really loved each and every one of them.  

This morning (his actual birthday) I made banana pancakes-candles included!  He LOVES blowing out candles and is really good at it!  He also loves pancakes but I think they might just be a vessel for the syrup.  

We went to the doctor for two year and two month check ups and met Adam at Chick'fil-a for lunch.  Did you know that you can trade in the toy for an ice cream cone?  Well, you can.  It's probably not a good idea to do it right at nap time thought because this can happen...

Wasted ice cream.  Such a tragedy.  

Oh, Jackson.  Happy birthday little buddy.  Here are a few of my favorites Jackisms so far...

When asked where the milk is:  "It's in the fridgegador"
"Where'd the weedweeder go?  
"Is papa making money for the man?"

Again, I'm sure there are so many more things to add but I just can't think of them at the moment.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

..on giving thanks

As with most of my posts lately, i'm just not really sure where to start.  Lately I have been overwhelmed with the feeling of thankfulness.  Thankful for Jackson, Quinn, Adam, our families, our wonderful friends, our beautiful home, even our crazy little dog.  Maybe it's the hormones and the lack of sleep but I find myself much more sensitive to everything lately.  I feel like things that I used to once view as a burden I'm beginning to view as a gift.  I have even found that (most days) I have more patience for Jackson.

It's funny, I have noticed lately that a lot of people talk about what we "deserve".  Like, "oh, you deserve so much better."  That word has really stood out to me lately.  What do we deserve, really? I don't believe that I deserve all of the wonderful things that I have.  I believe that God has been gracious with me and has given me these things even though I don't deserve them-because he loves me despite the fact that I'm so undeserving.  ( I would try to elaborate but I think I'm still processing it all!)

I think it is that fact that has overwhelmed me and made me more thankful for the things that I have.

So...I'm thankful for a toddler who wakes up every morning saying "Hey mama!" "Mama, where are you?"  And who falls asleep like this in the stroller after a walk to Starbucks.

I'm thankful for a tiny baby who is healthy, chunky, and starting to smile.

And for a husband who doesn't mind drying off with a hand towel because all of the regular towels are dirty.  

So, so much to be thankful for.  :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

...on stickers and sushi

Ah stickers.  I'm ever so thankful that we do not have them stuck to the windows in our car.  We do, however, have some randomly strewn about our house.  Have I mentioned that Jackson loves to share-sometimes?  Just yesterday he offered to give Quinn and m&m-pretty good for a kid who loves sweets! (I can't imagine who he got that from)  Well, I don't know if it's because the holiday are coming up but Jackson was feeling very generous with his stickers last week.  See for yourself!

Such a sweet, sweet boy!

Here are the boys little halloween costumes.  A sushi chef and a sushi.  As usual, I got kinda scrappy with their costumes and this is what we ended up with.  

Not great pictures but it's incredibly hard to get any good shots of a two year old who only wants to move and a seven week old who can't really move.  

..on life lately

I have really missed blogging over the last couple of weeks.  It seems like every day I think to myself, "I should write a blog about that" and then I get distracted with something child or household related.  Of course, now that I actually have time to sit down and write my mind is a total blank.  I'm not quite sure where to start.  How about on life with two kids?  Well, that seems like it needs a post of its own.

I suppose I'll just add in some pictures and go from there.

My sister came to visit a few weeks ago and it was so much fun to have her here!  I love to have here here and I know that Jackson does too!

We had such a fun time relaxing and talking.  She also helped me go through my closet and get rid of some things.  A lot of things.  I think I ended up getting rid of over half of my clothes.  She held up the clothes and I told her yes or no.  She also perfected the art of saying, "what about this one" but really meaning, "this one needs to go!"  It's very freeing (in a strange way) to look in my closet and only see clothes that I actually wear.

Hammy and I took Jack to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago.  He was totally overwhelmed at first (as he always is when we go somewhere new) but warmed up pretty well and had a great time.  I think we have prayed for the bunnies, goats, cows, and horses every day since we went.

Probably his favorite thing was pulling the wagon and picking out pumpkins.  He insisted on pulling the wagon himself.  We walked down one row of pumpkins and right as we turned the corner Jack saw one he just had to have.  He walked straight up to it and said, "I want this one" while trying to pick it up himself.  After that he chose two more and would have kept on putting them in the wagon if I had let him!