Showing posts with label 1st Baby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1st Baby. Show all posts

21-22/52 - Smiles, Etc.

21/52 - Picture Perfect Smiles!

(And they even match clothes!)

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22/52 - A Snack And A Flower Headband

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19-20/52 - Morning and Goofing Off

19/52 - First Thing In The Morning

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I open my eyes and see Gwen.

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I go in Wyatt's room and catch him reading his books.

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This is just a random, cute picture of my kiddos watching a Praise Baby together.

20/52 - Goofing Off

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Miss Gwen learned to roll over from her back to her stomach this week!

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Mr. Wyatt playing with his cars and looking mischievous.  My boy is growing so fast.

18/52 - Picnic

Last weekend we went on a picnic for my grandma's birthday - it was a little cold though.  Miss Gwen wasn't too thrilled.


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Mr. Wyatt, on the other hand, thought the whole thing was great fun!  I was running all over the place trying to catch him!

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We ended up heading back to the house for the rest of the celebration, but it was fun seeing my two year old having the time of his life, and the contrast of my four month old pouting.  Ah, kids!

A Few More Easter Pictures


On Easter morning I woke up a little early and put together the kids' Easter baskets.

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Wyatt got squirt guns, fruit pouches, a wooden car, his hard boiled egg, and plastic eggs filled with yogurt melts (I figured he'd be getting enough candy later)!  Gwen got her hard boiled egg (even though she won't be eating it!), a rubber ducky, new socks, and plastic eggs for show!

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I bought the kids matching outfits for Easter, and they looked so cute!

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(When Gwen gets happy or excited she'll grab the skirt of whatever dress she's wearing and pull it up to her mouth so all you can see is her smiling eyes - it's so cute!)



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Me and my sweet kids!


Derek made us a yummy egg breakfast, and then we headed off to church to celebrate our risen Lord!  After church we went over to my parent's house and they had an egg hunt for Wyatt before our barbecue chicken dinner.

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Wyatt loved hunting for all the eggs once he realized there was candy in them!  He was so cute running around collecting them.


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Family pictures.


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My mom with Gwen.


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Grandpa helping Wyatt open his eggs!


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My beautiful children!


It was a lovely Easter, and special - our first Easter as a family of four!

Magic Days

I was vaguely aware of a an odd noise as it encroached upon my happy dream.  I wasn't sure what it was, but after a couple minutes it got louder and louder - I slowly came out of dreamland and realized that noise was Gwen crying through the monitor.  

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I was exhausted - it had been a long night, and I had stayed up too late the night before, which is easy to do when Derek isn't home.  Usually I'm up at the slightest noise coming from the monitor, but I must have been sleeping pretty soundly for it to take so long for me to wake up.

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I rolled myself out of bed, opened the door and said good morning to Wyatt, who had been quietly reading on his bed like he does every morning.  I grabbed Gwen and followed Wyatt as he climbed up the stairs and chattered about "dinnah", which is what he's been calling every meal lately.  

The trees were frosted outside the window, and fog was resting low to the ground.  I sat Wyatt down with a handful of cereal and some juice, then I grabbed my nursing cover and settled in to feed Gwen.

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She wasn't crying anymore at this point, but she wouldn't settle down and eat like she normally does.  After several minutes of squirming I peaked at her underneath the cover and teasingly said "You are not eating . . ."

As soon as I spoke her little eyes crinkled, and her face broke into the most beautiful smile.  She hasn't laughed yet, but if she was laughing I'm sure she would have then.  And in that moment I realized something again.

These are magic days.

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Lately I've been struggling with the fact that right now I have nothing going on.  No events to go to, no groups to be a part of, no vacation to plan this year.  It seems like the months are stretching ahead of me with nothing particularly exciting to look forward to.  I'm the kind of girl that likes to have something to look forward to, and I've been discouraged.

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But in the past week or two, a word has been niggling at the back of my mind again.  Treasure.  My word for the year.  I think sometimes when we make goals on things we would like to improve on, the Lord gives us plenty of opportunity to practice.  And I remembered that even though it might not always seem like it while I'm in the midst of it, these moments are precious.

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The way Gwen smiles up at me, with her sweet babbles and happy coos.  The way Wyatt searches me out and grabs my hand, drawing me into his world of toys and crackers and songs.  

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This cozy house.  Running errands, sipping a limeade while both my kids snooze in the backseat on the way home.  

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Childlike music playing in the background while I work around the house.  Tripping over toys, washing clothes.  Sinks full of bottles and sippy cups.

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Someday it will all be just a memory, and in retrospect I'll see the magic in it.  How special it all was.

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But I don't want to wait until it's gone to see it.  Because they are magic days.  

Someday I'll want it all back, and I'll long for those days when I had nothing going on.  

When it was just me, at home, with my babies.

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{Photos all taken about a month ago - I'm just now getting around to sharing them.}


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