Friday, September 24, 2010

Homeschool Quote of the Week

Becca was reading her word problem aloud. "If Rose and her mom want to play a game that needs four people, how many more people do they need to play the game?"
Before I could say a word Tyler said, "Her dad and brother."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sigh, Sniffle, Sob

Breeley is three months old.

It's just not fair that there isn't a pause button for little babies. I so want to capture this time with her, bottle the new baby scent, keep that skin so silky-squishy soft.

Sigh, Sniffle, Sob...

Breeley has outgrown all her newborn clothes and most of her 0-3 month sleepers. I want to forever remember her being small enough to curl up on my chest. Her head small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. I want to feel her little fingers that are too small to curl all the way around mine.

It would be so easy to want her to stay tiny forever, but there is so many wonderful discoveries with her growing up.

She was only two weeks old when she flashed her first grin. Now they come so quickly.

Just in the last few weeks she recognized me from Daddy. And loves to hang out with Ty, Becca and Hope. She even let Becca rock her to sleep the other night.

She loves her toys now. Her frogs and butterfly toy bar is a favorite: for both Bree and Hope. :)

She and Daddy so much fun at bath time. Daddy has the patience to let her play and play. She even tolerates a few splashes when Daddy is around.

She hates the pool. I think it's the whole wet diaper thing. As soon as I put a dry diaper on her she's fine. Thankfully Grammy and Papaw have a portable swing we kept poolside for her.

And last but not least, she has the most adorable fat roles. I love lots of dimples and chub and she has it! Dimples at on the fingers, elbows, knees. Rolls on the legs, arms and wrists. Pure baby kissing delight. :)

When I get done putting away those newborn sleeper and pulling out the big 3-6 month clothes, I'll go kiss me some baby fat and thank the Lord for my healthy, growing girl.

Somebody pass the Kleenex, please.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Logical Mind of a Two Year Old

Me: "Hope it's time to go to bed."

Hope: "I NOT going to bed"

Me: "Yes, Hope, you are going to bed."

Hope: "I AM going to bed."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I'm Becoming One of Those Moms

It all started innocently enough. Browsing a popular mom blog and seeing her gorgeous baby wearing skills. Then I started looking around and found other mom's blogs. When I stumbled across Four Little Men and Girly Twins and saw her wearing her twins I decided to look into it a little more. My only experience with baby wearing was a Snugli. I have nothing against the brand, but it did not work for me. A homeschooling friend of mine started talking about wearing her little ones in a homemade wrap. Since she had literally worn her old wrap out she made a new one and gave me one of the extras.

(this is the only baby wearing picture I have. bleh!)
She showed me the basics; that was enough. I am so in love. Wrapping makes it possible for me to grocery shop with all four kids and only one cart. It's so nice not to lug the car seat to the mall, store, or fair. No strollers to mess with either. I'm on my way to addicted though. :) I'm a saver by nature, but when it comes to stuff for my kids it's a different story. My poor husband needs to be forewarned. I could easily spend a lot of money on this stuff. After all, look at the money I'm saving. No stroller..... um, I'll work on that list. ;)
Now I just need to work on eating with her in this. Breeley was covered in powdered sugar after I tried to eat a funnel cake at the fair last month. Oops! :)