Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Man

Blakey will just randomly come up to me and say, "Mommy, you're my girl" and give me a hug and a kiss. He is so good.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Little O

Olivia has taken to signing her name on things recently. She keeps it simple. She does an "O" with a scribble flourish after it. It's quite adorable and thoroughly fitting.

I consider myself a rock star that I got these pictures today. She has been refusing pictures recently by running away or making odd faces. I asked her this morning if she would wear a tutu and she agreed. I knew my time was limited as her mood can change in a nanosecond, so I took 126 pictures in just under 6 minutes. The shocking part is that I actually got some good ones. Behind those eyes and sweet smile is a feisty Little O. I love this little spitfire.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Blake started his first season of baseball last weekend. He really seems to be quickly getting the hand of it and really loving it. We discovered that he has a brand new 'game face' for baseball - the tongue comes out when he is batting. It seems to be his secret formula for hitting the ball harder. I think it makes him good lookin'.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Babies O' Mine

I was greeted at 7:54 this morning to bickering outside my bedroom door in the form of, "Is she awake? Let's wake her up. Should we get her? Let's wake her up. Shh...be quiet. Let's wake her up." It was a stretch that they even let me sleep that late. I was pushing more for a 9:00 am sleep in, but alas I am not 21 and kid less anymore so I will take 7:54. I put my robe on and walked into the hallway to the greeting of song and dance. They put on a dance show for me while singing and weaving through the columns and ended by crowning Mommy with a crown and a pink cape and led me to the breakfast table. Daddy had cooked up breakfast. I ate while they stole food off my plate. It was perfect. We are about to head out for an early dinner at a surprise locale. The children are hoping it's the Burger King with the playground. I'm kind of hoping it's not...
Wish me luck.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Every once in a while, everyone needs a lift of some sort. Today I got my mine from my dear Megan, who sent me a book called 'Lift' by Kelly Corrigan. It was a very quick read, but a very good one...a memoir by a mother about her children. She was writing a letter to her children about things that she wanted them to know about their childhood - things that they might forget and things she might forget. It was very touching and very heartfelt. It made me laugh and cry and mostly think of these sweet, precious babies I have here. One reason I do this blog is so that I won't forget. I want to remember these silly stories after all the years have passed by and the age has caught up with my mind. I want to remember even a small piece of what I am feeling today, and yesterday and the day that each of them were born. That was what 'Lift' was about for me.
So, I nod to Megan and thank her for the lovely Mother's Day gift. It was absolutely perfect. And I nod to my babies, who made me their own version of an absolutely perfect Mother's Day gift last night in the shower. When I came to the shower door with their warm towels, Arabella held up a half empty shampoo bottle with reverence. She said, "Mommy, we made this for you. It's special. It's for Mother's Day." I said, "Is it shampoo?" She replied, "No, Mommy. It's better. It's body wash. It's made from pink body gel and the juices and essence of Popsicle." I smiled at their three expectant faces and promised to bath myself in sugar the next morning.
She actually checked to see if some of it was missing tonight when they got in the shower. To her great pleasure, quite a bit was missing. Good Mommy, right? Best Babies Ever.
This picture is my failed attempt to catch a beautiful rainbow after a rain shower had passed. The rainbow is half blah in the picture, but the kiddies are 100% perfect. It's a bit of a hit and miss, but the hit is much bigger in my mind by their faces.
Best Babies Ever.