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Back to School Family Night 2011

31 Aug

 Our annual Back to school Family Night. The girls decorated their binder paper T shirts and ate packed lunches for dinner.

 We gave them each a bag to do their back to school shopping. (in our Living Room)

 Filling their bags with cute new things is such a blast.

 Especially when it was something they saw in a store and had begged for. Surprise!

 some new shoes

 One benefit of shopping this way, is you we get the deals all year and pack them away for our special night. My mom, otherwise known as Maama, provides a large quantity of back to school items. I have told her many times that she has a problem. But, I am happy to benefit from her issues of over buying 🙂

 There were many poses

 the night was ended with homework and brownies.

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First Pigtails

28 Mar

Im not sure why…

As a mom of girls, you wait for the day their hair is finally long enough to do this!

Cuz, its not like they want you to do it.

Although she did like the end product.

Its not just me right?!

 

So Far So Good…

30 Mar

Today is my first day alone with all my girls.  Vienna woke up at 2:40am and decided not to go back to sleep. So I stayed in bed a little longer than usual. With Vienna finally asleep, I fed the older 2, cleaned the kitchen, and switched the laundry. Kiara and Melania have been playing together so nice without any assistance from me. Yah! Melania had an accident in the bathroom, Kiara cleaned it up. Then Kiara started the bath for them and they got in, played, and washed themselves. WOW! All while I got to catch up on some blogs!

Melania didn’t want to be in the picture!
I have a feeling every day won’t be as easy as this has been so far. But I will enjoy it for now!

Finally, A Picture!

26 Mar


Here she is! Vienna is healthy and happy. We’re home and doing great. Thank you for all your prayers. The day she was born was a rough one, (you can read more about it here), but all is well now.

So far, recovery from my C-section seems to be the best this time around. I’m off my pain meds. and trying (key word) to rest. C’mon though! How does a mother of 3 do that? I’m not quite sure yet! I have had help, which is wonderful and I’m thankful for it, but it’s hard not to just do things myself.

My good friend Kelley, took some great newborn pictures of Vienna this week. Check out her blog Frese Frame to see some more. I’m going to have a hard time choosing like usual. Hoping to have some time to catch up on all your blogs. Miss you all!

Take One Last Look At This Belly!

17 Mar

Cause this is the last time I’ll be showing it off for a while!

Today is the day!  My C-section is at 9:30 this morning. Please pray for me if you think of it! I asked Brian to do a post for me later so more to come to come soon! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Let the Potty Begin #6 (this may be the best post yet!)

10 Mar

A couple of weeks ago…

I had a few hours with Melania so we went and picked up her best friend Jack and headed to the park. We did pee pee on the toilet at their house before the park, but shortly after we got there she told me she had to go. Problem being, there are no bathrooms. So, I picked her up and did the “side of the road squat” thing and sure enough out came the pee pee. Luckily Jack’s mom packed wipes and diapers for him, so I had something to clean her up with.

A few minutes later, she frantically says “I have to go potty!” This made me a little nervous. I tell her, okay, let’s go again, but NO poo poo! If you need to go poo poo, we need to go home. “No poo poo mommy”, she says as I am holding her and poop is coming out quickly on the grass. Jack is staring in amazement. Melania is arching back to see what is coming out. I am so grossed out! My daughter is pooping at the park on the grass! Nasty! But I’m trying not to make it a big deal. I mean at least she’s not going in her underwear and there’s no one else at the park. I clean her up and wonder what I’m supposed to do with the poop on the grass. I mean aren’t wou supposed to clean up after you dog if it goes in public? I think human poop might be worse, at least this one was! I did what I could with wipes. Luckily for you, I didn’t have my camera!

Confessions of a Pregnant Woman

3 Mar

As the date of our third child is approaching, my emotions are running wild. This pregnancy, my concerns are so different than the other 2 times.

With Kiara, I had dreams of her being really ugly and dealing with the guilt of thinking my child was ugly and then misplacing her in my 900 sq. ft house. Crazy I know! Of course I wondered if I would be a good mom. When she first came home we were so freaked out of the responsibility of this little life and that we would accidentally kill her.  We of course figured things out as we went and fell madly in love with her.


With Melania, I would have sleepless nights wondering how I would possibly love her like I loved Kiara. I couldn’t imagine loving another child as much as I loved her. This scared me to death. Once she was born, I was amazed at the capacity to love. It’s so true, that your love doesn’t run out from loving someone else too.

This time I know I will be in love with my third girl as much as the 1st and 2nd. I’m not worried about taking care of her or really even what she looks like. My new concern is, Is there enough of me to give to each of my children and my husband. I worry that they won’t feel the love I have for them as I am stretched thin. I’m afraid of any one of them feeling unimportant or being in need of more than I am able to give. My prayer is that God will fill in every gap that I cannot. Of course I cannot be enough for them. He has to be. So I realize in my head this is the truth, but I need my heart to trust that too.