jesus. husband. babies

jesus. husband. babies

Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh Jesus please don't let me forget this.....

There are a few things that I can vaguely remember about motherhood.

I kinda remember what it was like to give birth.
I kinda remember what it was like to breastfeed.
I kinda remember what sleepless nights are like.

But I ask, no no no, I BEG Jesus to never let me for get how I feel right now.  On Monday September 26th at 4:15. I want to remember this moment forever.




Amen.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A snail of a tale.

Ok, so they are not snails, but slugs. And this isn't much of a tale about them but seriously, could a mama and daddy slug be more adorable? Do you see what they are hugging? Well I assume it is a baby snail egg (do snails lay eggs?) how sweetly adorable.
Well back to my family. The 3 weeks of summer that we had here in Seattle was so much fun and I loved every moment of letting my boy go outside naked. But atlas we are back to after nap play times in our pajamas. Well, I will take what I can get:) I just love watching my boy turn into a REAL boy and relish any amount of time he gets outside.
When we get outside his first request is "Naked please mama" and he tugs at his diaper. Melt my heart, he loves to be naked and for some reason I find that SO endearing. 



This weekend we had Daniels mom and dad over as well as his sister, her husband and their 3 (yes 3!) girls (all 4 and under) over and we hit the zoo. And it was so great (until nap time hit:) And when I say that I must admit that I no longer look at parents with judgmental eyes when their kids throw fits. Let's be serious. A toddler fit has VERY little to do with discipline and MASS amounts to do with luck (time of day, how well a nap went, how good a snack was...I could go on for days on the variables effecting a toddlers attitude).
OK, I am off the tangent...the ZOO!

My boy straight up is a natural at goat feeding. Be jealous. Because God knows I didn't demonstrate this calmness around farm animals to him. 

I always (secretly) want Tenn to pee on his fathers neck.... well just 5% of me does.  I am a terrible person, I know.


This is what my nightmares are made of.

If you can recall our vacation with the Cole/Towell clan last year you will remember Tenn flipped out on a Carousel ride. Well we decided to NEVER pay money again for him to go on one. This kid is out of control. Hand into a goats mouth but won't sit on a fake horse....
Or a chair surrounded by fake horses. This is right about when Daddy got off the ride and handed me my kid with a "you do it" face:)

TAKE NOTES FROM JOELLA TENN!

When we reached the aquarium of the zoo Tenn spent 20 minutes looking for Nemo, and we finally found him.


Happy Sunday.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

And beyond.

Grandmas are good for a lot of things. The least of which is presents. Tenn got the best gift from his gramma during her last visit. Lets just say that her visit lined up perfectly with new Disney store opening at Southcenter Mall:)
Tenn hasn't wanted to take off his new outfit since.....


What can't you do in a Buzz outfit?

Since we need this costume to stay presentable until Halloween we decided that outside is off limits. Beside, Tenn would much rather help his father out with yard work then fly around....

And lastly Tenn moved into a big boy bed (I use that term loosely, since we just took off the side of his crib) and he has been doing better then I ever imagined. From reading other mama blogs I imagined I would have to bring him back too his room 20 plus times a night but he has only gotten out of bed by himself once! In all 2 1/2 weeks of being in a big boy bed he has gotten off his bed once and the sweet boy even waits in bed for me to come get him in the morning.
Thank you Jesus for hearing my prayers!!

HAPPY SUNDAY:)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Getting clean for Jesus.

I shared a few weeks ago about how my son has really taken to showers here.
Well, my sweet boys passion for showers has not let up since. I realized that he can take a shower by himself (while I sit and watch). He doesn't do much beside stand in the water, sit in the water, walk through the water or just watch me but he can manage in there all by himself.
So let us begin.
A face only a mama could love.
 How can a picture go from being SO adorable......
 To so not by a slight push of a nose!
 And back to being precious.

Good thing I clean the shower.
Happy Sunday.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Just a glimpse

It has been a fun week, I am realizing more and more that I need to take in everything about having 1 child because soon (not only will I have a newborn) but there will be a 2nd child, full time, always living with us. I know these last few months with Tenn are so precious and special and even though he may never ever remember them I plan to document them. Our last alone time, before we meet out baby sister who will rock our world and enrich our lives beyond what we could imagine. Our sweet baby Ava Elizabeth.
SO the other morning when I woke up to find it was just about 60 degrees out (and terribly cloudy) I made an executive decision: I would light a pumpkin spice candle and make scones, in preparation for fall of course.

And the boy liked them, just like his mama (who ate 8 during the course of the day).
My boy goes between 2 fantasy's. One if that he is a "Space Ranger" and he wants to fly to the moon. The second is when he squeezes on his cowboy hat (that really doesn't fit, and never has) and becomes a cowboy! He takes it very seriously.
And a little Monday Night football with daddy:)

Then it was a treat, we woke up to SUN and HEAT and even during breakfast we knew our day was going to be great.
SO we headed to the park, a fav hotspot


love this boy.




Such a cool kid, he would grab his snack and then go lean against a tree to eat it:)
After the park we had a picnic at home and capped it off with getting wet because nothing screams summer more then a wet romp in the yard (in your undies) and drinking from a hose.





You can kinda see the bump, right?
Happy Friday:)