Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Eight Month Birthday Baby Bear

8 months, 34 weeks, 238 matter how you look at it, it has gone FAST.

Since you are my last baby I am trying very hard to savor all of these little things. Right now you are all about crawling up to me and climbing up my leg and holding on, blowing wet sloppy bubbles on my legs and bouncing with glee. You are still nursing but it is a battle to do it anywhere but a dark room as you want to see what is going on in this big world. I cringe at the thought of my grocery bill in a few years because your little eight month old self can put away a massive amount of rice cakes, watermelon, crackers, peaches, noodles, sweet potatoes and french toast.

You are into and onto EVERYTHING in sight. You sweet baby crawl has turned into a full on race to keep up with brother, Muppet or whoever is heading out the door. You love being outside, which is not a shock but you have started making us aware of your displeasure when we bring you in before you are ready. You did get the red head doubt about it! One of your favorite activities is playing in water, be it the bath, the pool or Muppet's water bowl.

You have wormed your way into our hearts and again, we will never be the people we were before we met you Grey-Bear!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays

Mother's Day Hike 2010

We started a new family tradition this year by going on a family hike on Mother's Day morning. The weather could not have been any more beautiful. We all had a blast and I am still shocked that we escaped a poison ivy infestation. Along the journey, we were reminded once again that our life....and our drastically different than it was a few short years ago.

Once upon a time a 3 or 4 mile hike was a leisurely outing. Now it seems to require so much more energy, focus, planning and the like. Our little 1.5-mile outing was pretty tiring simply because we are not only hiking, we were making sure the 2-year old didn't fall off an embankment, carrying the 7 -month old (and 2-year old), dodging redwood sized poison ivy, attempting to keep Muppet out of said poison ivy, throwing rocks in any available water, climbing trees, scaling rocks and so so so much more.

Setting out....

One down.....

And the other one down....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mommy Day

Lucky is not a good enough word.

Blessed seems so passive.

I can't quite put my finger on a single word that describes how I feel each time one of these little people gives me a hug, crawls up my leg, nuzzles his drooly mouth in my neck or asks me to play.

Becoming a mother was not a split second decision but I continue to be surprised by all the ways it has changed my life.

Wishing all you mommies a day filled with sweet baby snuggles and loads of love.

I thought I had accomplished a lot, but being a mother is by far my greatest accomplishment.

I thoroughly enjoy being your servant, disciplinarian, nurse and chef.

I am not and will never be the person I was before I become a mom, and that could not make me happier.

Happy Mother's Day