Thursday, June 29, 2017

Easter!

Easter, my favorite holiday! I love how simple it is... no wait, Christmas, no Easter!
AHhhhh I love it all!
I love the traditions and this year with a new little baby I loved it the most!
Our girls remember what we're supposed to do each and every year... it's like our traditions are burnt into their brains... I don't think they'll ever forget their childhood...
We may not be the best with daily routines but damn we're good with holidays!












The egg hunt! Thank goodness the raccoons decided to stay away from the eggs the bunny hid! I'm pretty sure the bunny put a spell on them! Hunting for their eggs with baby Julien was just delicious! The scamper of little feet in flip flops running every which way! The way their Pappa turns into a skittish 7 year old boy again... racing them to the eggs he spies... who can get there first! The way the girls check each other's baskets to make sure the other has found enough... just like big sister always gathers loot from pinatas at birthday parties for her little sister... these are the things I will remember when they're grown...


















snuggles

Watching my THREE children has to be my favorite pastime! I seriously could stare at them for hours and let everything go... I thought for sure our oldest would snuggle Julien to pieces and never let him go... ok so she does that... but I'm so pleasantly surprised by our middle girl... her heart may have grown double for her baby brother. He seriously melts her! The 3 of them together with no spaces between makes my heart turn to jell-o pudding. They make all of my mom fears go away... This was all meant to be....








Thursday, June 22, 2017

having a little baby....

I still cannot believe I am the mother of three... I seriously cannot. Sometimes I wonder if I could possibly be happier... I feel so lucky.
Months ago I remember the surprise of the little itty bitty plus sign on the pregnancy test... and then the second test... and then the third... I remember being quite scared and quite shocked. I knew we would be ok... I just didn't know I would be this happy. The months went by slowly and my bump grew bigger... we got more and more excited. Doctor appointments, blood tests... It all felt so surreal and so exciting... I just welcomed it and felt all the feels... I was becoming a new mom again... With girls many years older at 11 and 8 now... I was out of practice but very relaxed and that was ok. At each stage it brought back memories of my previous pregnancies that I completely forgot about in a happy way... I forgot what it felt like to have a life growing and moving inside of me... I forgot how healthy I felt... I forgot the feeling when people noticed I was pregnant and touched my belly... I welcomed it all... I remember buying itty bitty socks and washing them in super organic soap and smelling their newness... I remember feeling the kicks when I wasn't expecting in a room full of people and smiling because it was just you and me honey and only we new that you were tapping...
and then, just like that... I was in labor...