Thursday, September 29, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

What is it about silence?

Why is silence like medicine for my soul? When all of my babies are sleeping the lack of sound in my home is so comforting. I want to remember this peace. I know that all three are safe. I know all three are dreaming and growing at this very moment.

I usually don't have Owen home for a nap because he is at school, but he had an early dismissal today so he is sleeping away with the others. I was so excited to pick him up. Eli was even more excited. You should have seen them pretend when they got home. It was a full extravaganza, including Ella.

You know, silence is what allows me to reflect on moments like these. Allows me to lock them up tight in my heart and then rush to the computer or their baby books to record them.

Today I will use this silence to remember two little boys pretending to be bees, back packs on their backs, swords for stingers and little arms outstretched like wings. And one little baby bee in her pack-n-play protecting all of the pollen, each boy hopping in, one at a time to make a delivery of tickles and laughter.

Laughter, giggles, singing, a little yelling, more I'm ready for the noise!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thank you for the rocket ship....

This is just a post to remind me of the little things in my life right now. After returning from Florida this year, Eli started thanking God for "the airplane and the rocket ship" in his prayer. It goes something like this, "Dear God, thank you for Mama, Daddy, Owen, Eli, and Ella. Be with the babies Leena and Met. (my dear friend recently had her twins at 26 weeks, the names are Helena and Emmett)And thank you God for the airplane and rocket ship." He never leaves the last part out. We did fly to Florida, but we aren't sure what the rocket ship is about. We do vacation near Cape Canaveral and maybe he heard us talking about things regarding that or heard something on the news...who knows? Either way, it is very cute. He says it with such sincerity. He really is thankful for that rocket ship!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ella Week 46

This baby is on the go. I was lucky to get this shot. Notice she is eating puffs. I'm going to have to get really creative each week to make it to her first birthday.
We love you and all of your crawling and cruising ways, Ella Claire!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Don't Want to Forget

I want to hold on to this moment. I want to savor her sweet smell. I want to hear her giggle.
It's our alone time. Just me and Ella. Just me and my girl. We went for a walk this morning once the boys got on the bus. She babbled the entire time. It was as if she was telling me her dreams. Of course, I joined in on the dialogue, acting as if we were having an adult conversation.

When we got home, a moment happened. I very small thing. Something another person would not even notice. I was holding Ella, walking around the house, when I realized she had her little arm slung over my shoulder. Her tiny hand was patting me. It felt so good. Her sweet, soft chubby little hand giving me a little bit of comfort. She is mimicking her Mommy and Daddy. She is loved and already knows how to show that love. Oh, I know she doesn't know what she's doing, but that makes it even better. She does this out of instinct. She loves me because it's all she knows.

She snuggles me as I put her down for her morning nap. Another moment I want to remember. She sits on my lap, facing me and buries her head in my chest. She snuggles in, slowly relaxing....and then I place her in her crib. She looks at me, smiles and rolls to her side. "Sweet dreams baby girl. Your mommy will never forget these moments."