Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Because I wrote about that awful day I was having a few weeks ago, I had to write about my blessing of a day I am having today.
I woke up early today to work on some sewing projects I need to get done. I turned on the baby monitor downstairs so I would hear when Elizabeth started to wake up. Now because I don't sleep with a baby monitor I only hear Elizabeth with she cries in the morning. But lucky for me this morning I got to hear her jabbering to herself and bouncing in her crib and talking long before she ever started crying. It was one of my favorite moments so far.
Elizabeth is now at a point where at 10:30-10:45 she knows it is naptime and that she gets her binky and blanket. When you ask her if she wants a nap she giggles and says "Na na na na". She did that today and I thought I would rock her for just a second. Within 2 minutes she was totally asleep in my arms, which is a simple and silly joy, but one I had to record. I know that these moments are fleeting and I want to be grateful for each of them that I get.
Additionally, I have two sleeping babies at my house right now and that is pretty awesome all by itself.
And here are a few pictures I love:

Elizabeth LOVED playing in the snow with us and didn't want to come inside even when she was a popsicle.
How excited is she that she can go all by herself.

Thanks Mom Heiner for the family pictures.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Forget Me Not

Today I just have to write about my gratitude to and for my family. Today was a day that I didn't even realize I needed it but was brought to tears several times by the fact that more than one of my family members remembered me. I am so blessed to have a great family, we may have our quirks and our shortcomings, but we are forever a family. Love you all.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Few Things we have been doing lately

The gift I gave to my friend Alisa who just had a baby boy today.

She has a little girl who is 2 1/2 that I made this skirt for.

Elizabeth loves to play with her dad.

Look at those cute faces

We have been using the blocks Bryan's dad made us to build cool things like this castle.

Do you see that yellow table? Yeah, that was my idea and I didn't like it at first but I am glad we painted it now. It adds a splash of color to our boring family room.

How cute is she when she wakes up from a nap? And so happy.

We made Elizabeth a new play area to keep her toys because it was making me crazy to have them all over the living room. Thank you Target for the shelf and bins, and thank you family and friends for her abundance of toys.

Elizabeth loves to sit on the couch by herself lately and read books. I think it makes her feel like a big girl.

So cute.

That's pretty much it. Elizabeth and I have been accidentally going to story time lately and to the park when it's warm. We just got a ft of snow so we will be headed out soon to make a snowman/woman. More pictures to come.