Friday, February 25, 2011

Pretty in pink

I want her to stay young forever. Dressing Caroline has been a pure joy for me. I just go crazy over these precious outfits. I couldn't help but take a few shots of her this morning.

Caroline Minus the Mullet

The mullet had to go, so I grabbed the scissors and went to work. Caroline got her first haircut by mommy. Here she is modeling her new hairdo. We're still waiting for the hair on the sides of her head to grow in. It's not quite a "bob", but we're getting there.

Bowen's Preschool Birthday Celebration!

I can't believe that I'm going to have a 4 year old come Monday! Oh....yes I can! My new found grey hair is proof in the pudding that my little boy is turning 4! Bowen is sweet, loving, caring, PARTICULAR, STUBBORN, ROUTINE, DEMANDING, adorable, did I say loving? He's all of this and more. I'm so proud of the little man that he's become.

These photos are from his school birthday celebration. There were three children with February birthdays. Each child received a booklet of art from their classmates, a birthday song, blew out "4" candles on a cake and cupcakes with their classmates. I think Bowen really enjoyed his special day. He wore his hat all afternoon.

Good times Davis

Davis is such a happy 3 1/2 month old. I just can't complain. We're so blessed. He is smiling, giggling, having fun on his back and on his tummy. His newest trick is reaching out for his toys on his swing tray and walker tray. Maybe his happiness comes from his latest sleeping success. He is sleeping from 7 pm to 5am and goes back to sleep after being fed at 5 am to 7:30am. Hip hip horay!!!!!!!!

Both Caroline and Bowen have noticed his smiles and laughter. They've become little clowns constantly trying to get Davis to giggle. It's priceless.

Day in the life of Caroline...

Whatever she can do to help mommy out! Caroline always wants to feed the baby. Of course she would want to try out the old breast pump. Ha!

Although she's mommy's little helper, she can't help but want to be the baby. I'm waiting for our swing to give out from her crawling into it.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My baby is turning 4

Bowen's 4 year old photo shoot

I know, I know, a few weeks early, but I couldn't wait. Abby is AWESOME. Bowen did such a great job modeling for the camera. We've come a long way from his 3 year old photography strike. I put together the collage above for a peak at how perfect his photos came out. He's my baby!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Partners in crime

These two are partners in crime. Bowen and Caroline are really sticking together these days. As I spend my day in a routine of nursing, the kids find themselves relying on each other for entertainment, comfort, amusement, learning, etc. It has amazed me how interdependent they are becoming on each other and how independent they are becoming as little people:)

I have to document a funny quote from Bowen. After getting in trouble for a "minor infraction", I reminded Bowen that mommy was the parent. In short, what the parent says goes. I explained that I make the rules that we follow. He stared at me for a moment and then said, "how do I become a parent"? I have a smart kid on my hands. HA!

A day in the house with Caroline:
1. She's walking down the hallway with a toilet brush in one hand and a smile on her face leaving a trail of water behind herself
2. She's standing in the middle of a pile of dry spaghetti noodles that she pried open in the pantry
3. She's in the foyer acting like a paper shredder to the newly delivered phonebooks
4. She's created a mound of clothes in Davis's room by emptying ALL of his drawers
5. She's found a run away crayon under the table and graffitied the living room wall
6. She's on the back porch dancing on the table
7. She's saying, "stop it, stop it" as I attempt to put her shoes on....because she HAS to do it herself

They are growing up so fast. Davis is a great baby. He was 3 months yesterday! 3 months!!!! He's sleeping 7 straight hours at night. When he wakes at 5 am he'll eat and go back to bed until 7:30am. He is super smiley and starting to giggle for me. I really feel so blessed.