Sunday, March 25, 2012

Love these kids.

Leah is too funny for words, and Brayden's personality is shining.  They are so much fun and I am constantly reminded how blessed I am.  Yes, it is hard, but I am so in love with my kids.  I am so proud of them, and so blessed to be their Mommy.  My husband is better than I could have ever imagined, and he makes me a better person every day.  I love my little family!!!!!  

We've had fun the past couple of days.  Enjoy the fun pictures.

Monday, March 19, 2012

18.5 months.

Brayden is still nursing at 18.5 months.  I have been nursing the kids non-stop for over 3 years.  Leah had her last nurse on her 3rd birthday, and although she has asked a couple of times since, she doesn't seem to mind they are all Bubby's now.  I enjoy nursing Brayden.  He is the sweetest little guy.  I was able to get a gorgeous picture of him nursing last week taken by a friend.  I will always treasure this special bond with my babies.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beach and Bubbles.

Let me start off by saying that Leah is such a big girl!  She insisted on wearing underwear to bed last night, which we have tried a few times (our idea) and it never ended well.  We told Leah when she had to go potty, she had to get out of bed, and go to the bathroom, then wipe (hehe) and get back in bed.  I checked the monitor about every hour last night, and she looked nice and cozy.  Brayden woke up at 4am to nurse, so I checked on Leah since I saw her hippo light on.  When I walked in I heard:
L: Hi Momma!
Me: Hi Honey, do you have to go potty?
L: Nope, I already did.  I did it by myself Momma.

Yay!!!!!  I checked, and she did!  I told her I was going back to bed, and she said she was too.  She slept until 7:45 and didn't have a mistake at all.  We are so proud of her!!

We went to the beach twice yesterday.  The kids had so much fun.  In the morning we went with Aubrey and Aunt Cassie.  We found some sleeping jelly fish, and got to make seats in the sand.  The kids had so much fun that we decided after their naps we would go back.  We stayed for 2 hours, and wish we could have stayed longer.  They are really starting to enjoy everything about the beach.

Leah's prize for wearing undies to bed was to go to the store and pick out a toy.  We got a bubble machine, and they had so much fun this afternoon.  Leah had a bit of a rough mid morning, but she did much better this evening. Oh, we found a frog too... Leah didn't want to touch it (very unlike her Momma at that age!!) but Brayden went right for it!

Enjoy the pictures!

Friday, March 16, 2012


The past few days the weather has been amazing.  It feels like summer already, and we're loving it!  We went to the beach on Wednesday, the park on Thursday and Friday, and Grandpa and Grandma's too!

Brayden has been getting so big lately.  He isn't acting like a baby anymore, more a little boy.  It makes me so happy and so sad all at the same time.  He is starting to talk more too.  His new favorite word is "Delko".  When we were at the beach every single dog he saw he called Delko.  It was so cute.  He is running, climbing, wrestling, and has more scratches and bruises on his legs than I can count.  He is a rough and tumble kind of guy and I am so in love.  He loves snuggling with his Momma, and I love every second.  He is still nursing at least 2 times a day (normally at night or when he gets hurt) but he also refuses to nurse every once in a while.  It kind of makes me sad, I don't want him to wean so soon.

I can't believe he's 18.5 months.  He is almost the age that Leah was when he was born.  He loves doing puzzles (and is really good at them), driving and crashing cars, and tormenting his sister.  He's still tiny.. only 19.5lbs but he is sure tough.  I think I kiss him thousands of times a day.  I cannot get enough of him.  I can only pray he loves my kisses as much when he's older.

Leah has had a rough couple of days.  She gets into these funks and sometimes it takes a while for her to get out of it.  If things don't go perfectly her way, she has a fit and it ruins almost the entire day.  I ended up taking away all of her dresses tonight as that has been the root of most of our problems.  She insists on wearing a dress, and when she can't (like when we went to the park today) she freaks out.  She now won't have a choice... she owns zero dresses.  We'll see how tomorrow morning goes.  I did go clothing shopping for the kids today, so hopefully she is too excited about the new clothes to worry about the dresses.

On the way home from the park today, I noticed a turtle walking in the parking lot of our community center.  I asked Cavan to go back and show the kids.  Leah was excited to see it, although she didn't want to touch it.  Brayden was petting it as it was hissing at him.  He thought it was pretty funny.  Cavan ran it back to the pond when we were done admiring it.  I love showing the kids all the fun creatures God made.

I have my wisdom tooth removal scheduled for Thursday the 29th.  I am looking forward to getting them out, but I am a little nervous.  Luckily my mom is coming down to help me with the kids.  I am so happy she is able to spend time with the kids when I am going to be recovering.

We're excited for a great weekend.  Hope you enjoy your's too!