11.18.2014

naps

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Nap time is a group effort over here.

11.17.2014

looking up

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These two crack me up.  Everyday.

In this newborn phase, I feel like I am playing catch-up all day long. But I never really get there... never catch up.  It is a blurry, exhausting, survival mode kind of time over here.  There are moments where I feel like I am doing everything wrong, and what I am not doing wrong already should have been done yesterday.  It is a time of "just making it" and constantly praying for patience, 30 minutes of more sleep, and 60 seconds of quiet.  

Then I stop and look up because these two crazy monkeys are trying to get my attention.  I make myself take a deep breath and decide to forget that I haven't showered in a while.  I just sit still. I sit and let these two entertain me with a puppet show over the back of the couch.  

It was a great show.

11.05.2014

fall

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leaf collecting

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homecoming parades

napping

pizza picnics

getting acquainted

off roading

first walks

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trick-or-treat

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candy snacking





11.03.2014

evidence: rug

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Must have lost something under there?

11.01.2014

scary part

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This part of the movie is a little scary for them...
a sweet spot for me.

10.31.2014

one month

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One month old little one.

You are growing really well.  
Busting out of the newborn clothes and only swimming a little in the 0-3 month sizes.  
Trying to coo and surprised when it really makes a sound.
Nursing all the time, meals, snacks and just because.
Refusing all bottles and pacifiers - to the point of gagging and vomiting.
Tolerating the swing and loving being held.
Sleeping for a tiny bit longer stretches.
Being amused by your crazy sister and brother.
Seeking and demanding eye contact during all your wakeful times.
Showing a few smiles that light up the room.

We love you Helena.



10.30.2014

celebrate

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Today we celebrate the best daddy and husband I know.
A guy that decided the best way to handle itchy-costume complaints, stranger-danger fears, and make sure our night of trick-or-treat was enjoyed by all - have practice runs.  He pretended to be our neighbors and even changed his voice.  Waited in each room for the proper knock and trick-or-treat call and handed out marshmallows in our hallway.  
We love you.

Happy Birthday!