Feb 24, 2009

One Month

Without going into too much personal detail, this has quite possibly been the longest month of my life. The combination of having three kids under four, the stages of life they are in, and my own personal struggles have all joined force to keep me barely hanging on. But, I am slowly emerging and starting to breathe again, and enjoy this crazy life we're living as it will pass too quickly and I will find myself with nice furniture and a clean house that is a little too quiet one day. I remind myself and Matt of this frequently. That one day we will look around and miss the milk stains from dropped sippy cups, and the million puzzle pieces scattered on the floor, and the quiet of 3 am when the world is asleep except for you and a warm little baby, and the crying and crying and crying.

So, enough of that! Pictures.....

Bath time....

sweet little baby Henry- in his bouncy seat that gets hours of use each day :) quite a view from this little throne of his.

the little diva who is aware that she is turning two sometime soon.....

and, my big four year old. who gives me hope that these crying babies will one day grow up and ask me funny questions, and buckle themselves in their own car-seats, and (sometimes) go in the potty on their own. oh, what a day!

Feb 18, 2009

Finally....some pictures!

My camera is back! I won't post all the pictures I've taken to make up for not having any for two weeks...but I will post a few to show you what we've been up to lately. Will turned 4 last week and we celebrated over the weekend! Henry will be 4 weeks on Friday (hard to believe), and things have been CRAZY around here. I thought going from 1 to 2 kids was hard but this is unbelievable! I can't wait for some warmer weather so I can throw the older two outside :)

Baby Henry....2 weeks old
Will's cowboy hat birthday cake (sorry so small)- lovingly made by miss Bridget!
Will at his party

His cowboy outfit he got from my parents...every waking moment is spent dressed up in this

Can't leave out the cowgirl!

and because he's changing every day....another picture of baby Henry taken last night

Feb 11, 2009

To Will-

Happy 4th Birthday! It's hard to believe we became parents four years ago today! You have grown into such a big boy. You love cars, trucks, guns, blocks, puzzles, sharks, cranes, books, running outside, and being a great big brother. We love you!!! Here are some pictures through the years.....my how you have grown!

February 11, 2005.....5:38pm. 6lb, 12oz, 20inches... Will turns one! (and had croup that day too...)
Will at two...and almost a big brother for the first time!

Will at three....

and today! The big 4 year old...still has those same blue eyes and dark curly lashes. :)

Feb 4, 2009

Yes, we are still here

We are not drowning under the weight of three kids....my camera has malfunctioned and is being fixed by Cannon. I haven't updated, thinking that people would much prefer pictures of the kids vs me just "talking." We are adjusting well and are still enjoying the added help of family here. Matt's parents arrived Monday and are leaving Friday. We will then officially be on our own to manage our 3. Henry is doing great, and I take everything back I said about him being fussy. He is most definitely NOT fussy. In fact, sometimes I forget he's even around. Most of his awake time is spent in the bouncy seat on the floor watching quietly the chaos that's ensuing around him. He usually doesn't make a peep, unless he's hungry, in which case he wails very loudly. He is by far my most alert baby, (and the loudest), which may be why I jumped the gun calling him fussy. He is still spitting up a TON, but I am watching him closely and it doesn't seem to be bothering him. Will and Annely Blake are both adjusting in their own ways. Will for the most part has ignored Henry and has been very helpful in fetching things for me when I need them. Annely Blake is a different story. She spends most of the day following me around the house crying, which after a morning listening to it makes me want to join her. I'm getting decent sleep....Henry gets up 2-3 times a night, which is do-able for now. We celebrate Matt's 30th birthday last night and will celebrate Will's 4th next week. Hopefully my camera will be back by then! Just wanted to let you all know we are still alive and give a little update.