Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Elmo vs. Dorothy

Weird sh#t my kid does was my alternate title...
This is the scene that awaited me on the couch the other morning:

I guess he thought Elmo was hungry?

( For those of you who aren't up to date on Sesame Street,
Elmo's best friend is a fish named Dorothy.  Oh the irony. )

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Day at the Diner

Weekend brunch at the Finer Diner : )
Jake drank the milkers, with the exception of one photo Emmitt maintained his m.o. and slept,
 and after a long 9+ months Eggs Benedict and I were joyously reunited.
And we ate pie. Really really really good pie.

Life. Is. Good.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Two Months

Dear Emmitt,

as i am writing this you are sitting in your bouncy chair smiling at me.
It is very distracting, in the best kind of way.

Another whole month of you! I simply adore you more and more as each day passes, 
and am still ridiculously over the moon for you.
Patience has come easily this time; it's ok if you wake up in the middle of supper, poopy diapers are all in a day's work, 
bath time doesn't give me heart palpitations, and 5am isn't such a bad time of day.
I am happily soaking in these moments of being a mommy to two little boys.

You are growing and growing; eating and sleeping better than your big brother ever has,
and tipping the scales at 13lbs. 7oz. (80th percentile), 25 inches long (100th percentile!)
I am amazed with your strength and your quiet, strong and sweet.

And your smile knocks my socks off, every single time.

xoxo, mom.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Look Out Sidney

Someone has designs on the 'best hockey player around' title...

Training ground:

 The up-and-comer:

I'm thinking that at the rate Emmitt is growing he will be an enforcer,
whereas our slight little Jake might be more along the lines of a Gretsky type... just saying ; )
And while I have made it clear that 5am practices are NOT my department,
it will be so fun to teach these guys how to skate and watch them play!!!
Oh hockey, where have you been?!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


2012 was another epic year of change and growth. 
Another bump was grown, another baby born, another beautiful boy added to our family. 
I feel wonderful about where we are in life. We might not have a ton of money, but we are lucky beyond our wildest imaginings.  
Being a mom to two little boys is more than i could have ever asked for, and it is what i've always wanted to be.  
This new year is all about them. 

I have watched Matt grow into his role as a father, especially in the past few months since Emmitt has arrived. 
I fall more in love every time I see him snuggling one of them on the couch, on the four wheeler with Jake, 
or building a skating rink for 'his boys'.  I cannot wait to watch them grow up with him as their dad. 
They are lucky little boys indeed...

The past few years have been an amazing whirlwind of bumps and babies and building,
filled with so much love i'm not sure that this house can possibly contain it.
I cannot wait to see what the new year brings...