Wednesday, December 21, 2011
But lets keep it real, we're no longer DINK's and our real life consists of three kids in their pajama's most of the time! Amazing how just about every year, there has been a new baby in our photo or at least one on the way.
Mommy, Clara and Judah enjoying some story time before Clifford came out. See him in the background?
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Seriously? I will announce once again that Isaac is single! And now we can see why. Just kidding, if this picture says anything, it's a true representation of how much fun the kids have with Isaac on a daily basis. Isaac truly is great with the kids--now if we could get him to be great with the house cleaning we'd be onto something. Ha ha.
Here's my special dude. Mr. Cheese at the moment. Can you see his 4 teeth? Yeah, you're right, how could you miss them? They're huge! Wesley had his 9 month appointment several weeks ago already and at the time he was 18 lbs 1 oz. He's doing all the normal 9 month things and is happy and healthy. We're so thankful for this joyful and peaceful addition to our family. Quiet. Content. Determined. Focused. And pretty darn handsome if I do say so myself.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
We went on a family hike up 'A' mountain on Thanksgiving weekend. Yep, Clara and Judah hiked all the way up the mountain by themselves. I knew Clara could do it, but Judah has a tendency to have an "I can't monster" riding on his shoulder. He did fantastic! He needed help in a few places but was totally confident all the way up and all the way down. I wore Wesley in the moby wrap backpack style...he was a happy camper. When we got to the top we posed for a family picture. Here is where my husband and I differ...There was a couple below us just a bit that I wanted to ask...but conveniently there was a 10 year old boy right next to Owen...Guess who got to take the shot? Yep the 10 year old boy. Hence the reason we look more like we're standing in front of a prison. Gotta love it. At least in this one all five of our faces are in the frame.
I am still training for the PF Changs Half Marathon. I still can't believe that I am doing it...well I've paid for it and if you know me, if I've paid for something I am going to do it! I have been running 3-5 times a week depending on the week...several miles each weekday run and a long run that I just got up to 7 miles this weekend. A blessing from the running? I am getting to know a lovely new friend who has also committed to this torture--I mean running. We are able to run at least once a week together and it's been a blessing to have accountability and encouragement along the way. It's amazing what training can do...I am at a place that 4 miles seems easy-ish and 7 miles did not kill me. I never thought I would get to this place. I can honestly say that I am running and enjoying it (not the super long runs) and I can see/feel my body changing.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Another special thing was that my mom was in town for Callan's birth and to help afterwards...we realized that this was the first Thanksgiving that we have shared together since 2002. How did that happen? More than ever, the deeper I get into this motherhood thing the more I am thankful (and amazed) for my mom. She had her hands even fuller than me! And she survived although she doesn't remember much. Haha. Here she is with mr. Cheese himself!