A place for family and friends near and far to keep up with our growing family.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

To My Sweet Girl

Dear Annaka,
Happy Birthday sweetheart, the time is going by too fast. You are becoming an independent, smart, funny, bright, strong little girl. You make me laugh everyday with your funny faces and your smooth dance moves. Even though I still call you baby girl you are no longer a baby. You have lost those chubby cheeks and thighs. You can run so fast and climb almost anything. You have opinions and preferences. I am so grateful that you still enjoy my company, I hope that never ends. You keep me on my toes, you are always learning new things and showing me new "tricks". You have lots of words that you are using to express yourself. I love watching movies with you and seeing all of your reactions, it's my favorite when you say, "Oh, no!" in your sweet little high pitched voice. I am so grateful that you still eat lots of yummy food. You really enjoyed the lamb that we had with your auntie and uncle. Uncle Nic is still your most favorite person, you both have so much fun playing together, you love ALL things Australian.

You are becoming such an amazing big sister. I know that it has been hard on you; sharing your mommy and daddy time but you are doing such an amazing job. It seems to get easier and easier everyday.

I am always praying for you and I am always praying that the Lord will give me wisdom how to raise you to be the kind of woman that He wants you to be. I make lots of mistakes but you always forgive me and I am grateful that even with all my mistakes you will still be who Jesus intends you to be.

I love you so much my sweet little girl, everyday is an adventure with you and I am loving being your mommy. I am so excited to see how much you will change and grow this next year.

With all my love my Sweet Little Cuddle Bug.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

I can not believe that our little girl is two years old. How did this happen? Yes, I know they all say that it goes fast and I believed everyone but to actually be in it is a whole different story. Here are some photos from Annaka's birthday celebration! It was over a couple days since our little one had a fever on her actually birthday!
On the 24th we had a birthday brunch with family, then when she was feeling better on the 26th we had cake!


Monday, December 16, 2013

One month for our Thaddaeus Finn

I know that everyone says this but I can't believe that our son is already 1 month old. Those first few weeks are always the longest and quickest. You are so exhausted not knowing which way is up yet so in love and trying hard to soak in all that baby goodness. I also think that it being my second time around I remember how fast it goes so I am trying to juggle the toddler and enjoy our sweet little baby. the toddler in the mix does seem to make things go by even faster.

Kyle had three weeks off which was WONDERFUL. I am so grateful that he was able to be upstairs with us, since he works from home he is always "home" with us. Annaka is beginning to realize that Thaddaeus is not going anywhere. She is still learning to share mommy and mommy is learning how to be shared. I am so grateful for Kyle who is an amazing support.

Here are a few photos of our sweet little man. (more to come)


Dear Thaddaeus,
What a perfect fit you are to our family. It was of course love at first sight when you came into our lives a month ago, how could we not love you. You sleep much more than I expected. Sometimes I wonder if you sleep too much! You like to sleep during the day and are more alert in the evening. Maybe you are a night owl like your daddy? You make lots of funny noises while you are sleeping, Mommy and Daddy are still getting use to it. Your are a snorter, your sister honked, my musical children. You love to look around and check out your surroundings. you enjoy sleeping on Mommy and Daddy's tummy. You don't really care for swaddling and you enjoy when your hands are free to suck on. I'm still trying to figure out what makes you happy at night so we can maybe get a 4 hour stretch in soon! You are nursing like a champ and have been since day one. I can't wait to see how much you have grown at your appointment next week.

I love you so much son and I can not wait to get to know you better. Thank you for being patience with us as we get to know you.