Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Little Conga Dancer

Yesterday was a crazy day! After Conrad's party we rushed Bella to her dance recital at the mall. She danced the Conga with her cute little class and did so good! I love my Bella Rose, and love watching her blossom in a talent she loves to do. Can't wait to see what the future holds for her! Enjoy! 

Conrad's 2nd Bday!

I can't believe my baby is turning 2!!! 
He is my little koala bear, my monkey, my sunshine, my cuddle bug, my little man. How I love this kid! He brings my more joy than I could ever imagine, and I am so blessed to be his mother. Happy Birthday my baby! 
The kids playin'

The parents chillin'

The daddies talkin'
Gettin ready for the big Easter egg hunt! 


Searchin' for treasure! 

Some of the kids were still searching, while these younger ones enjoyed their goodies

The cake! 

I think he only ate icing...


Hope your third year is magical, my love. Happy Birthday! 

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

I'm back! 
I feel like it has been forever since I have updated on my little life. I know I have missed out on recording some memorable events in my children's lives and I regret that loss. Every day is a blessing with these children. The past few months have been hard and lONG, but I am so grateful they are almost over and I can start getting back to being ME. I have had a lot of emotions going through me with this pregnancy, knowing its going to be my last. I am SOOOO glad I never have to go through these first 5 months again, (SO GLAD!) but then when I stop and really think that this will be the last time I will ever be heart hurts. I love these last 4 months when I begin to feel the flutterings of life inside me, a life I created inside my body! I love the excitement of finding out whether a little boy or girl will be the next little hoolagin running around the house, I love knowing that I am growing a miracle. Never do I feel closer to my Father than when I am pregnant and especially when giving birth to this divine creation. Its a special and magical experience, and I really do cherish every day of these last months. I am going to miss it. 
I am looking back through pictures, or the lack of pictures, I have taken over the last few months trying to find something to post, but sadly I have neglected that as well. But, seeing as how most days it was an accomplishment just to make sure my children were simply clothed and fed and in bed safe at night, I am going to forgive myself and make a new effort to capture the magic of my days with these kiddos. 
So, here is a quick recap of the last few months: 
(Thank you Facebook!:))
We flew a kite for the first time! Success! 

We FINALLY got up our new swing in our front yard, with the help of our awesome friend (and maker of the swing) Jon Cummard. I LOVE IT! 

WE STARTED A GARDEN!!!! This is a HUGE success, if I do say so myself. :) I have wanted to do this for YEARS, and I finally just bit the grit and got it done. Planted about 10 days ago, haven't seen any sprouts yet though....hhhhmmm....

Bella and Brax have actually ASKED to do the dishes on numerous occasions. Thank you to my wonderful father who showed Braxton just how fun dishes can be, and it stuck. WAHOO! 

Braxton learned how to ride a bike without training wheels...he is growing up so fast! 

We moved Conrad into Braxton's room and made Brax his very own BIG BOY bed from his toddler bed. It was a hard first week, and we are still working out the kinks of siblings sharing a room when the youngest doesn't always sleep though the night, but we are doing better. Its a work in progress. 

Bella is just my happy, loving life little princess. She can be a STINKER, but she is always smiling and just dances her way though life. She is SURE this baby is a girl so she can have a sister to dress up and play "mommy" with... we shall see! 

Conrad is my BABY and I am so sad he won't be for much longer! He turns TWO next week! I can't believe its been TWO YEARS since I brought this angel into the world. He is my snuggle bug, my cuddler, my soft hearted little man and I love him more every second. He definitely needs a sibling to play with so his older siblings will stop ganging up on him and making him their puppet! He is going to have a hard time not being the baby anymore, and I am having a hard time letting him grow up, even though I know there is another on the way. In some ways he will always be my baby. I love this little guy! 

Justin started a new job at Quicken Loans, and its perfect for him. He has been working his tail off as has passed all his tests and is moving forward quickly. He is going to do really well there, and I'm so grateful he has found a job that challenges him and gives him chances to grow. He provides well for us and loves his children so much. I am so grateful for my family and all we have been blessed with. And SO GRATEFUL I made it through these last few months and the light is at the end of the tunnel! Its shining bright and I'm excited to see what it holds in store for us!