Friday, May 6, 2011

Eighteen | Indulge

"Life is too short, so eat dessert first."

Because sometimes you need to indulge with something so sinful, but completely delicious. I don't make things like this often, but when I do, I enjoy every bite. And it makes my day so much better!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Seventeen | Goodnight

"Kiss your children goodnight,
even if they are already asleep."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Every night before I go to bed I sneak into their bedrooms to tuck them back in and kiss them goodnight. Almost every night we find him in a new position in bed, and it's never with his head on the pillow. Some days it just makes me giggle how he sleeps. And it reminds me why he has his own bed to sleep in at night, because I'm pretty sure I don't want feet in my face while I try to sleep!

Sixteen | Little

"So let them be little 'cause they're only that way for a while
Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day
Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle
Oh just let them be little."


Because they are only little once and they grow too fast. I want to capture all the silliness, laughter, and crazy things they do!

Like trying to get a picture of all 4 of them together...

Because this is what his idea of "smile for a nice picture" is.

Because right now at age 5 this is one of her favorite things to eat, Peanut butter and chip sandwiches.

And I don't want to forget any of it.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fifteen | Reflection

A daughter is a beautiful reflection of God's grace.
~ Lynn A. Pena

I wonder when she looks at herself if she realizes just how special of a girl she is. I wonder if she knows how much she's grown and changed. Every day she amazes me more. I thank God each day that he trusted us to be her parents.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Fourteen | A half birthday

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."

This week I finally got around to taking Oliver's six month pictures. Thankfully before he turned seven months! He was in a good mood and I had lots of 'helpers' to make him smile. It melts me every time I see those chubby cheeks and toothless grin! Here are some of my favorites.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thirteen | Hero

"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons.
If you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes,
even if it's just in your own eyes."

~Walter Schirra, Sr.

There is no doubt that Daddy is his hero, in uniform or not, but some days he loves to put on Daddy's hat and pretend he's a hero too.
What he doesn't know is that in our eyes and heart, he already is one!

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Twelve | Wonders

"The world is filled with undiscovered wonders.
Come, little one, let's find them out together."

Wonders like what adventures these little feet will go on someday. But for now we are happy with just smiles, giggles and playtime. Everything has gone into Oliver's mouth lately.
Including his favorite fish.