Monday, September 12, 2011

a little S&P

steele was eating this watermelon today and i thought it looked like pure summer.
a shirtless little boy devouring ripe watermelon, quintessential july.
i wish we were in the heart of summer, but in reality fall is sneaking up on us day by day.

as i've posted before steele is becoming very spirited.
he really is just as sweet as he's always been but has an added amount of energy theses days.
his latest is jumping off everything. and i mean everything. couches, stairs, chairs, laundry baskets....
i believe the cause for this is his crazy obsession with the movie "rio".
as he jumps he shouts "fly like a bird!" and flaps his arms.

he'll be two and half in only a few weeks.
i love having my boy. and is he all boy!
any chance he gets he is outside, preferably on the "jumpoline".
he loves dirt but doesn't like his hands messy.
he is a great eater. he especially loves breakfast.
he loves vegetables especially asparagus, green beans and zucchini.

because the summer has been so busy i haven't been able to
read with steele as regularly as i'd like to. at night we always sing
so in the day i've tried to read more the past few weeks.
a few days ago he said that he wanted to read one of the books.
we hadn't read this one in a while so i was curious as to what he'd say.
he took the book and turned the pages one by one.
the majority of the story was almost perfectly recited. it was adorable!
he doesn't get his memory from his mom, that is for sure.


and then there is this little ray of sunshine.
she has slept through the night 3 nights in a row now!!
fingers crossed but i think this might be it! it has been amazing.

she is now 3 months old and i just can't wrap my brain around how this happened.

all of you mother's know that there are certain things that only a mother knows.
{why some women choose not to have children is beyond me and simply sad}
something i know very well is the feeling that i get when my little perry looks up at me with
her sparkling eyes and smiles as if she's saying "i love you". i always reply with "i love you too".
when ever i get this heart swelling feeling the words "joy and rejoicing in your posterity" comes to my mind.
there is so much joy in motherhood. i truly am privileged to be a mother to my children.

i try to write the positive things about being a mom.
some people find this obnoxious but i have to stay positive.
obviously there are many MANY times that i feel
discouraged, drained, anxious, doubtful and inpatient as a mother.
i try not to focus on these things or compare myself with other mom's.
although it is hard, i try to focus my thoughts on what i am doing right.
one thing i know i do well is love my kids with all i have.

little perry is growing so quickly. each stage gets better and better.
life is busy with two kids but i love it and couldn't imagine not being able to have my baby girl.
she loves to sit on the couch with steele. he'll put his arm around her every once and while.
smiles are her specialty. that and eating. and sleeping.  ok so she is a triple major student.

she doesn't mind tummy time but doesn't love it either.
she has a very strong neck and back.
perry and i enjoy bath time together. i did this with steele too.
it is so much easier to bathe with her since our tub is so deep.
whenever she has a tummy ache i get in the bath with her and she calms right down.
she still loves to have her hair washed and closes her eyes with pure satisfaction.

all around i have been very lucky with both my babies.
i don't know what i ever did to deserve it.
i guess you get what you pay for.....haha.


Nic & Trudi said...

I love this post. It reassures me that Nixon isn't the only wild one right now. He's OBSESSED with jumping on EVERYTHING right now. I can't even count how many times we tell him to stop jumping. And I love the way you write. You're amazing. Let's have a play date soon!

kylee said...

goodness you have cute kiddos. and that watermelon looks divine. as excited as i am for fall i sort of wish i could have both summer & fall at the same time.

The Redford Family said...

So cute! I love your blog so much! I got your message...thanks! I totally am a regular stocker of your blog! I saw your vacation pictures right after our trip. I wish I had seen them before...I would have loved to try that cafe out. Sounded so yummy! next time you are coming...let me know! It would be so much fun to get together! Miss ya.