Collin has the car today so we three at home will have an adventure on the train! So excited!!The lovliest. Loved the oscars! And that frozen won two categories!!
March 4, 2014
I was feeling blue so I spent some time with my mom and kids, then talked to my parents in law on the phone and then picked up Collin after work and we had an extraordinary family night. We picked up treats, played at the alligator park well after dark, then ran over to AMC to see Frozen again on the big screen. Hattie slept the whole movie and Fred and daddyo and I all sang along!! It was the best. Love my family and friends who lift me up and love me. Today has been up and down. I think I might be experiencing a little pp emotion so I'll stay on top if it, keep busy, keep w good people and love on my children extra amounts. It's beautiful outside. Today we returned to the gym! It went pretty well. I wish someone would hold Hattie the whole time instead of putting her in one of those swings but it's only an hour and I'm going to kick this weight's butt just in time for summer!! Gotta be happy and same so that everyone else can be.
February 26, 2014
The link above is to a story---something that I really relate to and I think will be a lot of how I will feel someday when my breastfeeding relationships end. Who knows how long Fred and I or Harriet and I will go. My plan is for "as long as we both want." We will see. It's not always perfect but we love it and it's a huge part of who we are.
Moving on comes to us all. I've heard from many who have gone through weaning that it's a bittersweet time--that one can be so depressed and so ready all at once.
Well that time isn't yet for us so for now we will just enjoy our nursing time. I love these little stories from other peoples lives. Moms and babes are all so unique. I enjoy learning from others and sharing my experiences.
Freddie's really growing up and wanting his independence from me big time. I love when he comes back to check in, wants mommy and wants some "milky." I know how fast the baby stage will go with Hattie. I'm soaking up every second, just staring at her! I also long for one on one time w Fred recently. We've started a little intro to sports class at the community center and my mom holds Hattie while Fred and I have fun together!! I love that guy!! He's getting better and better at learning to be gentle with her and in general. He's so so gentle with the kitties now!! But he loves to growl at monte and scare the wits out of him, haha poor guy.
I love my children and recently realized and verbalized that I love being a mother.
(Remember when Freddie wore the above picture???) there will be lots of these comparison photos as Hattie gets big enough to fit in lots of our favorite Freddie outfits. It melts my heart!
February 22, 2014
Fred: I can kick Hattie?
Me: absolutely not!
Fred: absolutely sure?
(In sacrament meeting)
Fred: Where's daddy o?
Me: right there
Fred: (loudly) He's in the potty!
(Feeling under his hair in front)
Fred: WHERE IS MY EYEBROW???!!!
He begins his prayers with, "thank you for da father."
Fred: where is daddy O?
Me: at work
Fred: he's workin' in the shop
Fred: (playing in the dirt) I'm working at my job. In the dirt.
Fred: (in crazy monster voice) WE HAVE NO CHEESE!!!!!
Fred: I LOVE milky, mommy.
Fred: I LOVE the rain!! (It rained all day Saturday!!--one of just a few times in the year.)
"I'm so happy, mommy!!!!" (In the photo below because I said he could help me make eggs.)
Sandy money and Frederick's first Suns game of the season! It was a lot of fun: two babies in tow!! We four were squished into just two seats plus dinner but it was so much fun! Freddie was soooooo excited---absolutely giddy about going at all and had a great time watching the players, yelling at the lights to GO, and dancing his little booty off to the music. He loves "baskagaul" very very much. My mom and I had fun dressing up (I actually curled my hair!!! And felt nice!!!) and Hattie just nursed and slept most of the time. She was interested in looking at the court for a little while. We love my dad's season tickets this year: 4th row behind the opposing team's bench. We played the Spurs (double, triple puke) and killed them!!! That Duncan was crying in his seat, haha!
Fun night. Collin was out with Joseph having a guys night!
February 19, 2014
Harriet Jillian. I love her so much!
Dear friends and sisters, Amy and Katie. Amy's going to have a baby girl, whom she will call Valentina, this spring!! I'm so so excited for her and can't wait to see her become a mommy. She and her man, Steve, are intelligent, interesting, strong, kind people. They are entrepreneurs and world travelers and will be incredible parents.
My heart is aching over these pictures my sister in law, Ashley, posted because I miss them so much!! I miss all my in laws and family. Can't wait to see them this year.
Freddie w mini mustache, riding bikes at the children's museum.
Collin got Hattie this mini doll while he was in Orlando for a week for work. She LOVES it. It's the only toy or stuffed animal that she will hug, suck on, wrestle, nuzzle, and smile at hehehe!!!
Trotro and LUNCH
Best thing to happen to a girl always in search of the perfect waffle. The plain waffle itself is to die for and toppings put it over the top. My order: waffle rolled in cinnamon and sugar, topped w biscoff and a scoop of vanilla ice cream!! These are going to blow your pants off; this I guarantee!"
Sweeties Paige and Hattie
Playing in the side garden at grandmas. It's too gorgeous not to be outside at all times.
Mission accomplished. Naptime. Side note: we were all asleep I. The nursery here, then I got up after an hour and did some stuff, then Fred got up after another hour and joined me. Hattie stayed in, sleeping for another couple of hours. This girl loves to sleep and does well on her own. My children are different from each other in many ways!
Uncle Joe Joe and Hattie Hat. Happy together. They have bonded so much already. What an incredible uncle he is.
Been having a beautiful Saturday morning! I was realizing how few Saturdays we've had together (and time in general) recently. Even Sundays are so busy!! Some stuff was cancelled this morning and we were able to get up, nurse, relax, make and eat breakfast very casually, play around, watch a show together that we all like (jimmy Fallon's tonight show!!!!! Collin and I LOVE it and Fred loves all the music. Hattie...well she's indifferent at this point!!) ..it was so nice. So we decide that we aren't going to go to things on Saturdays at all anymore unless it's altogether as a family or a very important/close friend/special exception.) :) Saturday will be deemed relaxation and family day!!
I guess my children just sleep w their eyes open. Only other person I know that does it is uncle Dave.
Bye bye honeys.