Monday, September 29, 2008

Wesley was very proud of the "little city" he built by himself!
Sophia can't sleep unless she's all wrapped up like a burrito!
Okay - Sophia looks like my mother in-law here!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ya know - Sophia smiles all day long, but as soon as I put a camera in front of her, she looks at it in amazement and awe - and wont smile because she's so curious! It's really starting to drive me crazy, because she has the most adorable smile (she smiles just like Wesley did at her age) but I've only caught it on camera once!

Well, anyway, I still take pictures of her because she's so cute, smile or no smile.

Here she is in her new chair... I LOVE this thing!
Big brother leaning in to give her a kiss on the cheek
I have no problems getting Wesley to smile for the camera!
Eskimo kisses!
"How long are you gonna keep that camera in my face mommy?"

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The kids are home and life is slowly returning back to normal!

Here are some pictures of the kids!

I've been trying for weeks to get Sophia smiling on camera, and finally got lucky this morning before church.
I was in a hurry to take the pictures so they didn't come out too great, but that doesn't matter - her smile makes the picture adorable!
Wesley looking cute in his Sunday's best!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I miss my kids

Since my surgery the kiddos have been with Michael's parents, about an hour away. Who knew that I would miss them this much!

I've spent the week laying in bed, watching Wife Swap (on Lifetime), and pretty much just being a lazy bum.

Tomorrow I get my little ones back, and though I am sure it wont be easy carrying little Sophia around (as holding her rubs up against one of my four incisions) I am looking forward to it.

I have missed holding her and cuddling her, and I have missed Wesley running around the apartment and keeping me on my toes.

I am sure Sophia will look huge to me after not seeing her for almost a week!

I will be sure to take pictures and post!

Monday, September 15, 2008

My surgery went well. I am at home now and resting for a few days. I am in a moderate amount of pain, but it's MUCH better than the pain I was in before I had the operation!

So, yesterday we had a ton of wind, and it knocked our power out for almost 24 hours - and guess what... all of our food in the fridge/freezer spoiled. This couldn't have come at a worse time. We had just bought those grocery's, and it's not in our budget to go buy a whole fridge full of food again... nice, huh?

Let's hope life calms down for us sooner than later.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


So, for the past month or so I have been experiencing what I would call the worst stomach ache of my life.

Yesterday morning it became too much to bare, so I headed to the emergency room.

After blood work and an ultra sound, I was diagnosed with pancreatitis and a gallstone.

With that being said, my doctor decided it is best to remove my gallbladder.

So, here I sit at nearly 3am, unable to sleep due to pain, and that fact that I am completely freaked out about having surgery.

I know everything will be okay, but operations give me the heeby-jeebys.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Blog Design

I really enjoyed making our new blog layout! Digital Scrapbooking has now officially been added to my list of hobbies! (Not that I ever have time for hobbies these days!)

I hope everyone enjoys the new look!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Michael thought it would be fun to put Wesley in Sophia's crib with her. (I was a bit bothered by this decision - as we are trying to teach Wesley NOT to get in her crib so that someday she can move from her bassinet in our room to her crib)

Well, I may not have been happy about that decision, but it was a cute photo opportunity.

Wesley is loving his bike. We got it for his birthday last year, and he has finally learned how to ride it. He loves that the bike is Tigger!

The other day he fell off his bike so getting him a helmet was top priority... we went last night and he picked out none other than... Spiderman!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sophia and I are home from our trip to Nevada! It was a lot of fun and so great to see my side of the family.

Before I post pictures I have to share a really heart warming experience I had on our flight out to Nevada and our flight home.

On our way out it was just Sophia and I. Yes, me on an airplane with a 9 week old baby... who I had to hold in my arms for 3 1/2 hours, without the ability to get up and walk around when she needed "bouncing". I was so stressed when we got on the plane. I was so worried she was going to cry the entire time and cause the other passengers to be upset with us.

Well, I sat down in the back of the plane and waited to see who would be brave enough to take the two seats next to me. After a few people walked by and then turned around to chose another seat - a nice woman and her husband (in their mid 50's) came and sat with me.

Through the entire flight the woman was so kind to me. She held Sophia when I needed to use the bathroom, she held her when I needed to make a bottle, and she talked with me and helped me to feel confident in my abilities as a mother while on the plane.

After the plane landed and we got off - I was carrying Sophia in one arm, the car seat in the other, plus a huge diaper bag. I was struggling to say the least - when all of a sudden the kind woman and her husband caught up with me and insisted on helping me to the baggage claim. Then they even helped me to get my suitcase!

I was in shock at how sweet they were to me.

On the flight home I was pretty sure that I wasn't going to be as lucky as I was the first time, but to my surprise, another middle aged couple sat next to me and helped me the entire flight. This time the husband sat next to me, and he was so sweet to help me out when I made her bottle, and his wife help Sophia for me as well.

I just can't put into words how grateful I am for people like them. They were so generous, patient, and kind.

The kindness of strangers is such a wonderful blessing. It just makes me feel so good to know that there are people like that in the world.

So a BIG thank you to the four WONDERFUL people who helped me out when I needed it. I may not know their names, and will probably never see them again, but I hope The Lord blesses them for their kind Christ like attitudes and service!

Now - as for the pictures... well.. I forgot my camera at my sisters house and was unable to get it until the very end of my trip - so I don't have many pics... but the pics. I did get are very special!

Sophia looking so cute as always!
My Dad, my Grandma, and Sophia
My sister and Sophia
My amazing Nephew and Sophia
Uncle Joe... and you guessed it.. Sophia!
My Dad
My Step mom