Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
We did it. We have conquered colicky baby. I thought we were over it at 4 months but now that we have got to 5 it is so much better, I really do have a pretty happy little lad and am pleased to be out of the heat of it all. He has started to chunk up so much, filling his little cheeks out and getting the scum out of his neck folds is always fun. He naps happier, sleeps a bit happier and makes lots of noises. Last week he was caught rolling from his back to his front. He hasn't done it since but that is okay. He likes Henry and wonders most of the time what Julia is doing in his face. Today he pulled a funny one at church and decided to spit up a fair amount of his breakfast all over the two chairs in front of us. They had to vacate their seats while Erin cleaned it up. Graham. His nicknames have ranged from: Grahamburger, Grahambolini, Grahambo, GrahamPam and Boy Boy.
Happy 5 Month Grahambo.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A little over a year ago I had a funny thought about adding a third child to the family. Two kids, piece of cake. Fast forward to our family photo shoot last weekend and you could probably ask me if I thought that three kids would be any easier?! Easier or more difficult, I love it all the same. These kids are mine, their personalities are mirrored in both Erin and myself.
Our kids are off the hook crazy mostly, someone is usually in tears, flinging shoes, fighting over a stuffed animal, whining about being hungry or thirsty (always) BUT there is a bit of sweetness to it all. Sweetness that is all mine and Erin's and I love it.
Our photographer, Sarah Cal, captured my little kids' personalities to the point. It was messy and we didn't get one good family photo together but dang, we made a good memory here. Thanks Sarah for a job well done.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Last week was a doozy. On Monday morning life was proceeding as usual. Graham got dropped off at daycare, Henry at school and I was at work. I got a text from Graham's babysitter mid morning that she was too stressed and felt that what patience she had left needed to be used on her son. My stomach fell out of my body it felt like and I couldn't get there to get Graham soon enough. I knew the instant that I left that I couldn't bring Graham back there ever again. I am relieved that she notified me that she was too stressed to take care of my baby but in the same way I was very peeved that she agreed to take a position that she could not uphold. It makes for a great story and one that I can't wait to tell Graham, how he got kicked out of daycare after being there just 3 short weeks.
On went my daycare search Monday morning...I interviewed three different people in hopes of getting a daycare for Graham worked out for this week. I vowed to not settle on just any one person and put him where I truly felt he belonged. During my search I reached out to my vast group of friend women and by the end of the week I had probably called 20 people. The feeling of friendship that I had last week could not be measured. I am proud to be in a community of women where they aren't afraid to reach out to friends in order to help another friend out. I felt very rich in life last week when I knew that the situation was very poor. We got it worked out and Graham started in his new place today. I couldn't have picked a better fit for him and it was all because of the extra mile a friend went to help me out. I can never repay in thank yous, sewn keychains, or gift cards what friends mean to me. Seriously.
And while we are on friends...I had my bestie Michelle for 20 some years come hang out on Friday. She lives in Nashville but our time together never skips a beat. She makes me laugh like no other and I miss having her so close. I need more laughter in my life and she always delivers. I am glad for the time I had to hang out with her even if it was just for a night and with my other bestie Stace. My close friends power me through the shitty times and the best of times. I am so blessed.