Friday, April 27, 2012

Quick Post

Walker stealing the candy off the cake as we sang happy birthday...

This was my attempt at being creative with the cake- don't mind the truck that was too big!  We've had another busy week here with the birthday party, dr appointments, playdates and a baptism coming up.  I'm looking forward to relaxing next week!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


 Remember this guy?  Now he's this guy:

Two years old and full of personality.  Happy birthday Walker!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I See Myself in You

Two nights ago, as we completed our bedtime routine of reading one story before shutting off the light and rocking for a little while, you told me that you were going to hold on to your Archie comic.    I love reading too and am often not ready to put down a good book.  But that is not what made me see myself in you...  No, that came about ten minutes later as you insisted you had to go to the potty again.

We got off the rocking chair and I followed you out of the room and around the corner into the bathroom. 

Followed you as you held that Archie comic open, in front of your face, and watched you "read" it as you walked.

I distinctly remember doing the same thing as I cleaned dishes off the table many, many times.

Of all the things I could pass on to you, a love of reading is one I'm absolutely going to encourage.  Read on dear son, read on.

But remember, the book will still be there after you complete your current task.  It's okay (and I'd actually recommend this) to look up once in awhile.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Boys

In the past year I've learned that it takes about a month for me to adjust to a new schedule or change in our life.  And that has been true for bringing this sweet little man home.  He'll be six weeks on Monday and it's only been in the past week that I've really ventured out with my boys.   

We were actually out five days by ourselves.  For a homebody like me, that's impressive! 

Walker loves his little brother.  He's a big help, always sharing his toys and giving kisses.  We found out what we were having this time and although I wasn't sure if I really wanted to do that, I was so excited to learn we'd have two boys close in age.  One to throw and one to catch as my Aunt Sandy has put it. 

My hope is that they become and remain good friends.  There's nothing like that sibling bond.  

Friday, April 13, 2012


We welcomed Conner Jeffery into our lives on March 5th.   He was 12 days overdue but once he decided to make his enterance, he came quickly- all 10 pounds 1 ounces of beautiful baby boy. 

People tell me again that he looks like Aaron (or Walker), and while I know that's true, everytime I look at him I just see Conner. 

He's the perfect addition to our family.

I'm Not SuperMom

With all of the cool ideas out there on the blogosphere and pinterest, it's easy to feel like you're not enough.

Not crafty enough
Not clean enough
Not organized enough

Not doing enough with your kids
Not teaching them enough
Not creating enough

Not ...  You get where I'm going, right?

I was having a bit of a hard time not feeling good enough when I realized- I need to give myself a break.  I'm not super mom and you know what?  That's okay. 

I will never be the one who has an immaculate house all the time.  I will not be the one who does her dishes right away.  I will not be the one who is completely organized.  There will be days when I decide on what's for dinner a half hour after I should have started it.  There will be days that I have a hard time getting out of my pajama's. 

There will be days that I will be glad they are over because I didn't have much energy for playing.  And there will be days that I waste too much time looking for things to do instead of just doing something- anything!

But I'm not beating myself up for it anymore. 

I'm not supermom. 

I am a mother who does the best she can. :)