Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Life lately May-August

So its been forever since I blogged last and it makes me sad. I enjoy blogging, writing down my thoughts, posting photos and looking back at old posts (crying on the inside and sometimes outside about my babies growing up!). Some people may think its silly or a waste of time to blog but its basically an online journal with photos to look back on, so that makes it pretty awesome I think. Sometimes I get pouty when I see that only one person read or commented on my post, then I get over it and realize its for myself and my family not a popularity contest. So go make yourself a blog...the end.
Annnnyyywayyy......up next is a ton of photos from May 2015 up until now, August. Life seems like it goes by so incredibly fast, especially with two toddlers to keep up with. River Turned one on May 6th (wahhhh) and grew up in the blink of an eye. She communicates really well with her whines, finger pointing and head nodding and is currently obsessed with her binky. She stopped nursing around the time she turned 14 months, which I had mixed emotions about. She has a feisty personality and a mind of her own and I love that about her. She can be really shy like her brother and is still a huge Mama's girl and gives the best cuddles.
Our Hunter boy just turned the big number three on August 15th! We had so much fun celebrating at Lego Land and then had a small family party for him on his actual birthday. He just started preschool last week, only part time, 2 days a week. He too is a great communicator......ok no he makes me want to pull my hair out everyday but what 3 year old doesn't!?! He has the sweetest heart and loves his family, especially his baby sister even though he loves to torment her constantly. His second language is growling, loves to tackle and do other crazy boy stuff. He's still such a Mama's boy but is starting to prefer his Papa for somethings so I'm going to try and keep him on my side for as long as I can ;)

For some reason all the photos uploaded out of order and I don't feel like fixing them so here they are.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Recent sessions

It has been far too long since I shared some of my recent photography work here on the blog! I've been slacking and just plain lazy when it comes to keeping up with my other passion in life (besides my cute babies and hot hubby ;).
I've been incredibly blessed over the past 4 almost 5 years with my photography business, I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting and encouraging me through it. I find so much joy out of capturing your babies and families.  


Here's a few recent photos I snapped the other day of my sweet girly!! Showing off her new walking skills, with a few stumbles she's already chasing after her big brother! I love this girl so much and can't believe we'll be celebrating her first birthday so soon. What a joy and blessing she has been to our family. 

I had to include this handsome dude and his "rawr" face, that's pretty much his response to everything (typical boy ;) He has the biggest heart and has been cracking me up lately. Not sure where he comes up with some of the things he says, but its pretty funny. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Being a Mom

"The days are long but the years are short".
There is no way to fully prepare yourself for becoming a Mom. All I ever wanted to be when I grew up was just that, a Mom. You can talk to other Mom's to get advice, read books and look to your own Mother, but nothing can prepare you for the long nights, long days, endless dirty diapers, acid reflux, colic, teething etc. Then the real parenting comes into play starting around 18 months with countless tantrums, potty training, talking back, hitting, yelling, the list goes on.
Being a Mom is hard. It means sacrificing your life for these little people that fully depend on you. Its exhausting, somedays I just want to sleep, like all day. I wish I could clone myself so I can take a nap and my clone can take care of the kids, do dishes, laundry, make dinner, clean the house. Being a Mom will push all your buttons and make you feel like a crazy person. Some nights I lie in bed replaying my day and can't remember specifically why it was so hard but just know it was.
Time is not on your side. I wish I had more of it to spend with my husband, my friends, family, my second job, get ready for the day, hobbies, or just be by myself doing whatever the heck I feel like.
Being a Mom is also the best thing that has ever happened to me. The love I have for these tiny humans is overwhelming. I just finished putting my 10 month old down for a nap, nursing her I suddenly burst into tears. The long night I had with her waking every couple hours and not wanting to be put down was exhausting. As I watched her drift off to sleep I couldn't help but feel so much love for this little life. What a miracle she is, God formed her in my body and gave me the privledge of being her Mama.
I need these two babies just as much as they need me and at times that can be overwhelming and scary and hard, its also the best feeling in the world. God equipped me with the ability to be just that, they're Mama.
I'm not the best writer and I wish I had more words to express all my thoughts and feelings but this will have to do for now. I'm writing this not only for myself but for all you other Mama's out there. I have been so blessed by other Mama's in my life and even strangers with words of encouragement.
Even just validating my unspoken feelings, telling me "I know how hard it is when they are this little, your doing a great job".
"Keep up the good work, your a great Mom".
Those few simple words mean so much to me in this time of my life. So to all my Mama friends-
You are enough. You are being the best Mom you can be to YOUR kiddos. Keep up the good work and remember the days are long but the years short.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

9 Months

This sweet girl of mine is growing like a weed and way too fast if you asked me! River will be 10 months old next week, that means I need to start planning her big first birthday! What a blessing she has been to our family, Hunter loves having someone to play I mean fight over toys with :o
One minute he's loving on her with cuddles and kisses then I turn around and he's tackling her! Brothers.....;)
Her new found talents are waving "hi", pulling herself onto her feet and standing on her own for about .2 seconds, climbing onto things, screeching as loud as she possibly can, snuggling when she gets sleepy. She is growing attachments to people other than just Mama (Papa, grandma's, brother), she loves bananas, baby oatmeal, sweet potatoes, any type of carb especially French fries, loves swinging at the park, playing with all of Hunter's toys and dancing!
Still only has two teeth but is constantly sucking on her lips, hopefully those others will pop out soon, nursing less and less (I have mixed emotions about her stopping soon) .I've been working on sleep training her more although she is already a pretty good sleeper.
I'm really looking forward to all the other "firsts" for my girl but also feel bittersweet about her growing so quickly.