Sunday, May 10, 2009

Judah finally learned to ride his bike! :)

He's been quite content to ride his trike until about a week ago - didn't take long for Bella to teach him to ride! :) He's a determined little man and she loves to teach! :)

Pregnancy Belly

For those of you who keep asking me for a picture of my pregnant belly - here it is - six months along (HUGE already, I know!!). I had Bella take the picture for me right before I ran out the door to work! She did a good job! :) Maybe she'll take after her auntie Breeze and be a good photographer!

Easy Bake Oven :)

So, we found an Easy Bake Oven with all the pieces the other day at Granny's, so I caved and finally bought it. It's been probably a year since she has continues to ask for one... They are all either $30 or don't have the parts that you need, so when we saw it a Granny's the other day she didn't even ask. hehe - Then I brought it to the counter and I wish I had a camera there to get the look on her face when she realized that I was going to buy it - totally priceless! And $2 none the less! ;) Since then she and Judah have made a sign for their "cafe" and created menus and are constantly in there cooking pretzels (already made ones, just heating them up... - hehe) and peanuts and cookies (ok - those were real)... It's been pretty funny! Now they have added drinks to the menu and keep walking around asking everyone to make orders - it's pretty funny! Anyway! Here are a couple of pics of the crazy kiddos! :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009


My Gramma Peg just sent me this poem:

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or
not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just
because I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body…
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could
make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy,
the love, the heartache, the wonderment or
the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Little Swimmers!

Bella and Judah have been taking swim lessons from Dana Rogers for the last 6 months - she's amazing, by the way, if you are looking for someone to teach your kids how to swim!!! They are LOVING it and really making progress! What a blessing!

Judah just jumps in the water with NO fear, which can be a little frightening at times! hehe - He's funny! Jumps into the water and then pushes himself off of the bottom and "swims" - he still sticks his tush up out of the water and doesn't get too far, but don't tell him that! It's too cute!

And Bella is getting to be quite the swimmer! She's funny - all timid and then just goes for it. She swims pretty well! It's been fun to watch her gain her confidence in the water! She loves to jump under water and hold her breath for a while someone is counting. Too funny!

Recently my sister Brooke went swimming with them with her camera, which is waterproof - love it! And she took some fun video and pictures! Here are a few of them! :)

Sorry Brooke - I just couldn't resist the goofy picture!! :) hehe

It was great to have Brooke here for a while - we really miss her!

Notice Alexia in the background??? :) Bella's little buddy takes lessons with them! :)