Wednesday, September 26, 2012

future photographer

in case you were curious what happens when your three year old learns the camera function on the iphone...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I love this boy...

...that is all.
(as requested by Nanny, who is going through William withdrawal)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Crazy the Lord

Lily is constantly breaking out in song and this is one of her favorites from school....
...enjoy Lily's version of "Praise the Lord."  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

photo bomb

 (for those who aren't on Facebook or Instagram, from the last month)

  ~first dining out experience at the local bar & grill.  guess he had too much to drink
~good morning snuggles
~these two make for one happy mama
~I'm so in love with this boy

 ~all dressed up for brunch with Grandma
~purple, get ready to roll
~food coma
~ballerina hard at work

Thursday, September 13, 2012

One month

September 10, 2012
Weight - 9 lb, 14 oz. 51 percentile
Length - 22 1/2 inches. 83 percentile
Head - 38 1/2 cm, 57 percentile

A few thoughts:
~William continues to have a very laid back long as you are holding him.  A friend loaned me her Moby wrap and it has been a life saver the past few evenings when Will just wants to snuggle.  He falls asleep the moment I put him in there!
~Lily has been perfecting her mothering breastfeeding her babies.  She also diapers them, puts them in Will's carseat, crib, etc.  She says she is the Mommy and I am Ryan.  :) 
~Will is starting to give a few smiles and it's so sweet to see!  Everyone says he looks just like Ryan.  I love having a mini-me and a mini-him.  
~Lily continues to be a sweet big sister.  This week she noticed Will's bandaid from his vaccination and said "Mommy, I don't like it when Will has to get a shot!  It makes me sad." 
~Though slow and steady, I've been able to run a few times this past week.  It feels great to be back after almost six months off.  I'm itching to sign up for a race, but will probably wait until spring since I had to take so much time off.  Any race suggestions?
~The second round with a newborn has been much more fun for me.  While Lily was a very easy baby, I remember thinking I'd never have my 'normal' life again - I was tired, never knew when I'd get a workout or date night again, could barely cook dinner because she was clingy in the late afternoon, etc.  With William, I have the same 'troubles' but know how short each stage is and am trying to enjoy every moment instead of wishing the next stage to hurry up.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


We had been telling Lily that Grandma would visit after her brother was born.
Once he was here, she began asking daily when Grandma would arrive.
She finally got her wish!

Grandma and Daddy spent most of their time entertaining Lily
with a fun trip to the Children's Museum, the bounce houses, swimming, etc.
while Mommy stayed home and continued to adjust to life with a newborn.
Mommy was so thankful our crazy 3 year old was worn out each day!

Thank you Grandma for spending a week with us.
We loved having you here and William was so excited to meet you!