Tuesday, June 30, 2009


There are moments and minutes of my days that my love for our children is so overwhelming it takes my breathe away.

Today was one of those days.

I was able to hang out with Sam at school for a bit at the end of his day. He was so proud to have me there and have me join in for a silly song. His enthusiasm and joy was so evident. I enjoyed every second of watching and participating in his class. His teacher has told me numerous times he is "a boy with a huge heart" and shared a story about a classmate of his who fell out of her chair today. Sam ran right over to make sure she wasn't hurt and helped her up. He kept checking on her after it happened to make sure she was alright. He is so protective and caring towards Harper at home so I know exactly what she was describing to me.

When we left we were caught in the rain with no umbrella. I carried Sam to the car and we were laughing the entire way. We sat in the car drying off a bit and Sam told me he likes school but misses me during the day so much. Oh my boy just melts my heart.

Harper is teetering around the house still unsteady on her feet but so very proud of herself. She is a sweet and very determined little girl. She loves her brother and greets him every morning with such happiness. The two of them have so much fun together and the house is filled with silliness and laughter which I love.

I am in a good place with mothering two children. I am really enjoying the small things and taking it all in. I feel myself slowing down and juggling everything better. I ask for more help. I take it a bit easier on myself if I don't get everything done. It can all wait. I am trying to be more in the moment with the kids. So far I am succeeding.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

" Mom. STOP!"

A perfect example of how sick my family is of my love affair with my Nikon D90. I think I need to find some new subjects to practice on!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Playing with Photoshop!


I seem to be on a blog posting roll here so I am going to go with it. I have tons of laundry I am avoiding!
It has been unseasonably HOT here. We are talking 98 degrees hot. Our poor air conditioner can't keep up with it by 2pm and just runs and runs. If it is like this already in June I am scared of August!

We headed to the park on Saturday and I lasted 20 minutes in the shade with Harper. Of course I snapped a few pictures:)

On a side note: in this picture you can see how Harper's hair is getting longer in the back with some curls. We lovingly refer to it as her "baby mullet"!! I had curly hair as a child and it looks like Harper is going to have some curls too. Ooh, they are so cute!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


After a very busy weekend we decided to keep Sam home from summer school Monday and he was able to spend some time with my dad. Off to the pet store they went with fish buying on the agenda! They came home with Sam's first pet fish he named "Thirsty". Sam is in love with Thirsty and sits and watches him quite a bit...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lazy Weekend

We did a lot of nothing this weekend which was so nice. My parents are out of town so we didn't even have plans to see them so they could see the kids. I got a couple projects crossed off of my long ongoing projects for around the house list. One out of three closets is cleaned out and organized. Next weekend I am going to tackle Harper's closet. It is filled with tons and tons of baby clothes she has already outgrown.. sniff sniff!

Here is a picture of Russ and Sam snuggling on the couch watching Spiderman before Sam's nap. So sweet:)