I want to be in all senses of the words, All. Things. Mama.
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to be a mom, not just any mom, but the mom that stays home with her kids full time. The mom who loves even when she is not loved back, who can't breathe without thinking of her kids first. The mom who loves teaching, playing, cooking, baking, laughing, and kissing owies. The mom who is ALL THINGS MAMA. My husband and I scrimp so that dream can be fulfilled. Being a mom is not part time for me. It is something that has captured my heart. All of the going ons of my life start with thoughts of my kids. My kids consume my love and my life and I allow it because, with God's help they are the essence of what makes me a mother. This is me...

kids: the reason for moms

kids: the reason for moms

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A hairy first...

Waiting for the haircut was fun..but the actual cut brought on a plethora of emotions!
Nervous, scared, sad, and finally a little bit happy...:)  My baby looks more like a little boy..a hard transition for me...one more step towards letting him grow.

The final product..and a new friend!

Afterward, we went to Target and browsed the aisles together, bought a few things and had fun. Easton showed us some of his dance moves in the electronic aisle. I wanted to put the video on here but for some reason it isn't working...for now you can watch it on Facebook! 
Here's to letting babies grow up!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make a memory...

It is one of my all time missions as a mama to make memories for my kids, this is why we packed up and headed to the lake house on a cold Saturday, that threatened rain last weekend. And oh my did we have a blast! It was an all day play date with Tia (Auntie), cousins, and Papa.  Poor grammy was sick and couldn't make it, but don't worry, there was a certain little girl who made sure grammy got a get well phone call before we left for the day. :)
Although it was a cold, somewhat wet day, we made the best of it.  We played inside watching movies, eating, and taking cousin pictures until the weather permitted a park visit.

One cousin missing/not wanting to take pics--but so it goes with unpredictable kids :)

Grandpa pulled the kiddos in a big wagon to the park, and the kids got to sit back, relax, and eat M&M's on the way there.  Pretty sure it was their little piece of heaven on earth.  When we got to the park, the kids played, played, and played until the adults got too cold and the kids' eyes seemed to droop a little too much.

And so back to the lake house we walked.  We went back inside and cozied up to eat a little ice cream and watch another movie.  It really was a great day.  For everyone.  The kind of day that I would remember if I were a kid because it was so full of things that kids LOVE: Cousins, Grandpa,  Guapo, park, food, and movies.
Both my kids passed out on the way home, and this is how they decided to sleep when I got them into the house.  Can you tell they're related?

And after that much needed nap on the couches with their butts up in the air, dinner at home, and bed time rolled around, I asked Melanie what her favorite part of the day was and her answer was so nice...she said "Papa".
I think all the kids would have answered the same..
Because grandpa makes everyone happy.
Even little girls named Ashlyn who tried to dodge all pictures that day!
And if I were to perfectly put into words the way this day felt for me, and I think the way it felt for my kids, this quote would sum it right up!
"Hmmm, how to "can a day?"  You know, those days that seem just perfect you want access to them whenever the need arises."  ~Jeb Dickerson

On to more memory making...

This weekend gave us a semi good weather Sunday, so the kids and I decided to make more memories at our favorite park right here in little old Eatonville.  And what makes the park more memorable than a fancy little hair do?

And posing for mom...

And chasing birds...

And climbing rocks...

                          Don't mind the finger I accidentally got in the picture...
And all the other things you get to do at the park...

Yes, memories are special, especially when you're little and still learning.  And it's my job to make sure they learn to make happy memories.  I'm not always good at it.  It takes practice.  We sure have a lot of fun practicing memory making though!