Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

school night craft.

trent and I were in need of some qt.
and he wanted to make an impromptu craft.
so between dinner and bed we made bookmarks.
leftover tags from our craft box.
pictures cut from those free digital picture indexes.
sequins. or farkles as trent calls them.
and some bits of ribbon.
he then had me write special messages for their recipients
"thank you Jesus" "I love you" and "kachiga" 
(the noise the Chick Hicks makes in the cartoon Cars).
a little mess. a little time. a lot of fun.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

first day of school.

top three favorite parts:

1. One sweet boy showed up this morning with two oranges.
one for me.
and one for the ever popular Mr. Burket 
(who he met last night at open house).

2. A child was speaking and after he finished a girl shouted
"I don't know what he is saying, 
he is only talking a bunch of spinach!"
(kindergarten translation= Spanish)

3. Dismissal.
I missed my babies so much it aches.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

green eggs and ham.

scrambled eggs with basil. avocado pieces. organic bacon.

dr. says little miss is just a bit too little.
so we are on a mission to acquire more rolls and dimples.
tonight we had burket style green eggs and ham.

oh, the things we do for love.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

birthday girl.

We celebrated Lilabelle's first birthday 
with a good ole ice cream social.
We had a sundae bar. and cupcakes in cones.
We watched a short video of lila's first year.
and then gave the birthday girl her first cake.
She took her time. was very neat. 
and even shared it with her bestie.
It was a great way to celebrate a sweet year 
and a sweet girl.

Friday, August 13, 2010

happy friday.

life is about celebrating.
and chocolate gelato.

happy friday.
and happy birthday lila.

little miss one year old.

meet little miss one year old.
you can usually find her
sitting by the back door hanging with the dog.
or eating blueberries. peaches. and watermelon.
she loves dancing. hollering.
and playing with her matryoshka dolls.
she no longer cries when we she goes to sunday school.
and is crazy about her daddy.
she smells like sweet milk.
and has hair long enough for a bow.
she is full of sugar.
and our favorite baby.

happy first birthday lilabelle.
we are all so in love.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


little miss lila is 11.99 months old.
in just over a day my sweet baby will be one.
and technically a toddler.

I got upset when we moved to size 3 pampers.
size 1 and 2 have baby elmo. baby big bird. baby cookie.
and then comes size 3.
 big kid elmo. big kid big bird. big cookie.
don't you know we returned and bought size 2
and squeezed her chubby little bottom back in for another month.

I cried in target when I went to shop for pajamas.
I looked and looked for baby ones.
and do you know what 12 month pajamas look like at target?
no onepiece. no pastels. no footies.

I love babies.
I love everything baby.
especially this baby.
and I know it sounds weird but I feel like I am mourning a loss.
I know she will get bigger and that is such a blessing
but little miss 11.99 month old baby lila will be a face I wont always be able to see. 
A drooly slobbery mouth I wont always be able to kiss. 
Chubby legs I wont always be able to rub sunscreen on and in.
you have to get in all the rolls.

and thats a big  reason I do this blog.
So that I can capture these little things.
These moments. smells. noises. and feelings that are our everyday life.
It is so easy to let it all slip by.
Blogging gives you the chance to really enjoy. capture. and relive 
all the daily blessings.
Our life is a sweet reality.
This year has been so filled.
and we are so so grateful.
and as sad as I am about having my baby grow up on me.
I cant wait to see what God has in store for her.
and what she is going to do next.

I finished her scrapbook yesterday.
I scrapbook only the first year.
and the last page is my hope for her...

lila, fall so madly and deeply in love with God.
and the rest will all work itself out.
love, mom

ps. you will always be my baby.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

back to school.

yesterday was my first day.
back to school.
there were tears.
but only from me.

I miss my babies and our endless days together.
so much my heart just aches and aches.

We have a big year ahead.
and I know that God loves us. 
Keep us in your prayers in this time of 
transition and faith.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him"
Romans 8:28

Friday, August 6, 2010

sweet reality.

the sweetest reality.
God is so so good.