Friday, March 29, 2013

Is it Spring yet?

We all know that Mother Nature doesn't pay any attention to our calendar,
so when we decided spring 'arrived' last week, she promptly laughed in our faces and let it snow.
Today, however, feels decidedly spring-like. (although i wouldn't put it past her to snow on us again...)
 And so, i am going to say buh-bye to winter...

What really went on this winter:

New life was breathed into old places. The dog ate pucks. And infants played hockey. 
We are, after all, Canadian : )
Thanks for the memories winter, now beat it!!!

Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Four Months

Dear Emmitt,

A chunk a chunk of man you are turning into!

There are the best little giggles and squeals, and you love to be tickled under your armpits.
You roll over onto your belly but get stuck there, then get really MAD about it.
You started to suck on your fingers, your thumb, a soother, but haven't really committed yourself yet.
And you love to talk, we have been having great convos lately, mostly about how smitten i am with you.
I think you feel the same.

 But it is hard, juggling you and your brother. 
And as much as i love this stage of sweet smiles and giggles, i catch myself wishing it away;
wishing you were bigger, that you could be set down for a minute, that you could run and play with your brother.

But then i kiss your sweet cheeks (and your chin and your lips and your nose and your head and your belly...),
smell your delicious baby smell, and you breathe your sweet milk breath on my face,
and i change my mind.

I want you to stay this little forever :)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Brotherly Love

I love scrolling through our photo library, because you never know what you might find:

"wanna play dinkies emmitt?"

I think he was about two months old here, and already Jake's taking his big brother role seriously.
Now he says 'Emmitt too little to play car cars', but he will always make sure that Emmitt's got his blankie,
and never complains if i say he has to wait while i feed/change/snuggle our baby.
Let's just hope the first time someone takes someone else's toy garners the same reaction:)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Photo of the Week

You will have to forgive me for not being here lately.
It has taken me pretty much all day to bring you these pictures.
  Two photos. The whole. entire. day.
And it's not because i don't want to be here, i just have two really good reasons not to:

Week #49

Week #15

My beautiful babies, how fast they grow.
I'm pretty sure next week Jake will be asking for the keys and Emmitt will be wearing size 12s : )

Friday, March 8, 2013

Hockey Head

I could comment here on how when i took this picture i didn't realize that he was watching a fight,
and how cute i thought the whole late afternoon hockey-with-dad scene was.
I could talk about how i hate that he is exposed to so much violence every single day,
in hockey, tv shows, those ufc commercials on sportscenter every morning, and even his cartoons.
I could tell you all how worried i am that i am doing him irreparable damage,
in this and in so many other ways.

Or i could just say "forget it," (or some other word that starts with the same letter)
and worry about something else... he does, after all, already have the hair.

Happy Friday!

In case you didn't figure it out, i DO care, immensely, about all of the above : )

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Now and Then

Emmitt: February 19th, 2013

Jake: February 5th, 2011

Guess you can tell which one's the attitude : )

Friday, March 1, 2013

Snow Days

It's snowy outside once again today, so i thought before winter says goodbye 
and leaves us to our rubber boots i should put these pics up.
This year was the first Jake really got out in the snow and played :)

Obviously my snowman making skills leave something to be desired.
Frosty stayed all matrix-ed out for at least a week,
melting before his head hit the ground.