Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am Thankful for...



With this much beauty in my life. I don't think I could be more thankful then I am now.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

binky be gone round 2

Yesterday Addy gave up her binky. I think it is for real this time. She has not asked for it at all since she said I am done with it. Last night she gathered all her binky's and put them in a Fairy bucket and left them for the binky fairy to take. In the morning she found a special gift that she had wanted left from the binky fairy for her. She has worn it all day (a "magical golden heart locket") Now she is sleeping with it. At least it is with her. I don't think she is asleep quite yet. I am so proud of her. I am crossing my fingers it lasts!

Wish us luck....

Monday, November 23, 2009

mom and baby



My sister Emily is an AMAZING photographer. Check her out! More photos to come...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Family Photo


My amazing photographer sister Emily is in town right now and this morning she was able to do a quick family photo shoot for us. It was hard but worth it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sisters



This is what I found after putting Luke down for his nap today. Addy love her sister so much and I know Claire loves her just the same.

I am so glad that Addy now has a sister. I think Luke is off the hook on all the princess stuff. I know these girls are going to be best of friends!

Tent Time


Static head Addy. Gotta love the dry air in UT.
Yesterday we had some fun playing in the Ikea tent we bought a while back. Addy and Luke were the princess and prince and I was the snow queen fairy. It was a lot of fun...as you can see!

Claire of course slept through all of the fun.

Look at those lips. I love it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Conversations

Today I was on the phone with my brother Bobby and he was telling me that he was feeling sick. When I got off the phone I told Addy and Luke that Bobby was sick. I asked them:

Me: "What can we do for Bobby because he is feeling sick?"

Addy response: "We can pick him some flowers."

Me: "That is so sweet Addy"

"How about you Luke? What do you want to do for Bobby?"

Luke response:

"Laundry"

Seriously that's what he said!

Poor Claire is still so sick. She has had the worst coughing spells at night. It is so sad watching her struggle to take a breath when her cough is so overwhelming. I just pray that this sickness leaves our house soon and never NEVER comes back!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ah goo


Today Claire said her first "ah goo" It was so cute! I just had to record the memory. It put a smile on my face during a hard day. I am so glad I have this cute little baby (+ my two others of course) to make me smile.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Our last visit


Claire and I were able to travel home to DC last weekend to visit Nana one more time. They are memories I will always cherish. I am so grateful that Nana got to meet her 3rd great grand child, and that Claire got to meet her Nana.





In Memory


Faith Church Seay...AKA... Nana
September 25, 1925 - November 14, 2009

Nana was the most amazing woman I have ever known. She taught me and everyone around her the true meaning of service, love, kindness, and joy. She radiated love for everyone she met. She was always giving. She found her life's purpose in serving those around her and those in need. She taught me to always see the good in other people. She taught me to smile in the face of pain and she taught me that we always have a greater capacity to love others. She taught me to stay close to the Lord always. She taught me that there is no greater love then that of our Saviors love for us. She loved me and I loved her. She taught me the secret of youth was to always stay young in your mind. She loved talking about things that made her happy. She loved remembering the past and telling stories. I will always cherish my memories of her. Always.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Life of a mom

Still sick in our house. I really hope this is not indicative of how this Winter season is going to go for us. James caught what the kids have and today Luke threw up again all over the kitchen floor. At least it was the kitchen though, easy clean up! I was so hoping he was over that stage of his sickness though. Oh well. Claire threw up all over me today too. Oh the joys of motherhood. I am documenting this for my own memory not for anyone to feel sorry for me. I just want to look back and remember that I remained sane and happy even during the worst moments in my day. I did not get mad or lose it, even though there were times I wanted to. Now my poor kiddies are all sleeping, including my sweet husband, and I am left in a quiet house to soak up the silence. Oh how I love silence. I just hope that it lasts through the night. My fingers are crossed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today

Was going pretty good I thought until I heard screaming from Luke while he was supposed to be napping in his room. I ran upstairs to see what was wrong while Addy kept and eye on Claire. I know what your thinking, "You leave your 3 year old alone in the room with your 6 week old," but actually Addy is very good with Claire and knows she is not allowed to touch her unless Mommy is holding her. As I approached Luke's crib I was first hit with a horrible smell, followed by the sight of a pool of vomit ( sorry I know its gross). He was covered head to tow. Mom instincts kicked in and I cradled the sick little guy in my arms (as I was now covered in vomit as well). I quickly ran him to the bathroom stripped him down and started to rinse him off in the shower. As I did this I heard Claire screaming her head off downstairs so I ran down to get her leaving Luke to rinse for a minuet. I quickly brought Claire upstairs, still screaming hear head off. Then the doorbell rings. I run to get the door (thinking maybe my prayers for an angel will be answered). They were. Lisa showed up took the baby while I cleaned and clothed my sweet sick boy. She calmed Claire, played with Addy and even brought us a yummy dinner. Oh how prayers are answered. I am so blessed. After an hour or so I had things under control again.

What a day!

I really thought that today was going to be different, calm, uneventful.

Not so.

Oh well.

I can only hope that tomorrow will be.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cousins


This past weekend I was able to take Claire home to visit with my Nana who has been very sick. During the trip I was able to sneak in a visit with my newest niece Sabrina. She was born just 6 days before Claire. I know these girls are going to be great friends just as us moms are. We miss you already Sabrina and can't wait to see you over Thanksgiving.

PS: How beautiful does Noelle look. She is a stunning new mom!

Nana


We love you and are praying for you...

Monday, November 09, 2009

Leaves are falling






I just love the Fall

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The many faces of Addy




Claire Baby Blessing

Today our sweet baby Claire was blessed. James gave her a beautiful blessing (where Claire was officially given her name) and we were so happy to have our friends and family participating. Claire looked beautiful in the same dress we blessed Addy in 3 1/2 years ago. Wow how time flies. I was a nice time to reflect on what an immense blessing and responsibility having these beautiful children are. What gifts from God. I often wonder how did I get so lucky to be the mother to three beautiful angels. Despite the challenges motherhood brings the joys and the blessings far outweigh the stressful moments. As I gaze at my little baby I can only imagine what life has in store for her. I know that she will do great things with her life. I just hope I can do all that I can as her mother to prepare her for her many missions that the Lord has in store for her.
And now for the pictures...