Saturday, December 20, 2014

And then there were 3?!

Not sure if I was as ready as I thought I was.... but here we are now.

I can't even begin to explain what kind of couple of weeks it has been.  They say the first two weeks are the worst and I have felt it.  I think things might finally be calming down a bit, but in the meantime it is helping me be better as a person- and boy do I need it.  There is so much I want to say and write  but I am limited to what I can.  The point of this blog was to educate potential birth mothers about who we are and seeing how we aren't really on that path anymore I feel this blog can serve me in other ways that I can't share publically.  So this will be my last post before I go private. 

Our family won't always look like this, but I will enjoy it while I can - and hope that by updating this blog on a more personal/private level for myself I will better be able to preserve the special and hard times through pictures and posts for my future family and hopefully future children. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Schephf Farms

Apparently - I didn't post these - so here are some oldies from October from our trip to Schephf Farms

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My favorite stage is now

I love being the mom to these two sweet and energetic boys.   I love that D is finally at an age that he and Max can really interact and play.  Nothing warms my heart more then seeing these two get along and being kind to each other.  What's even better is when these two get each other laughing.  I hope in the next life we will have the ability to look back on these times in our lives and replay them as I know there are already so many little moments I have already forgotten that I hope I will get to see again.  In the mean time I hope I can try to capture part of this stage here on this little blog of mine to look back on in years to come.  Like the way D will wrinkle his nose and bare his teeth when he tries to be funny.  Or the way how Max watches out for little D and will come tell me if he is up to no good.  I love the way Max likes to carry D around or when he uses his "sweet" voice to say things like, "here play with this little D" or "Do you want to come play with me"  Max has become much better at sharing his toys with D and bringing D along his little Max adventures which usually involve a flashlight.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Max and D lately

How do I even begin to explain this sweet boy? 
 He is a gem.  Here are some of the sweet things he says and does lately.   

I start to vacuum the floor and Max asks, "Mom is it cleaning time?" I say yes and
 Max proceeds to pick up all on his own without me asking.

Today while I was reading in my room he pops in his head and asks,
 "Mom, do you want me to turn the fan on for you?"   

He and D had to part and Max said he needed to give D a hug and a kiss.

Max loves to dance and has the silliest dances I have seen.  The picture above of trying to capture
one of his signature dance moves. 

Max loves to cook and takes every opportunity to try to help me.  
Right now he is in training how to cook eggs.

This fellow is a ham and we can't help but smile every time he does.

D's vocabulary is exploding.  He is constantly repeating the most random words we say
and he will repeat at the most random times.  His favorite word right now is "go" 

I am amazed at how much he understands from us as well. 

He loves hats - hence the kids wearing these beanies for these pictures

He loves to nuzzle his head into blankets and stuffed animals

He is a snuggler!

He now has 12 teeth and is finally starting to fit into 12 month clothes even though he is 19 months old.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ostrich Farm Part 2

Part 2 of our adventure takes us to the goats!  The kids thought they were hilarious.  I did feel kind of bad for these goats trapped way up high. 

D was itching to feed one of these animals and the goat seemed the safest to me.  He was laughing historically every time the goat took some food from his hands.  I couldn't get enough of it.

These girls win for being the bravest with these birds.  For them this was the highlight of the trip

Max refused to hold out the cup for the birds to drink - so I helped him out - Only wish I got a picture when one landed on my head... just glad nothing came out of him when he did

The one and only Kat and her newest addition

Love these two more than they will ever know!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ostrich Farm Part 1

We took a little drive to visit Merrill's sister Kathryn in Casa Grande while her kids were on Fall Break. We love taking any chance we get to hang out with these fun cousins. We decided to be adventurous and check out the Ostrich Farm which was more like a glamorized animal feeding experience, if you can call feeding animals glamorized.   The kids loved it and they had some good laughs as did we. 

 Max loved seeing these eggs... they actually weighed quite a bit too
 While waiting for Kat to arrive Max entertained D with an ostrich feather -D loved it...obviously

 Merrill's other sister Ginger joined us on our adventure

 The goods

 Had to stop D before he ate this stuff * and no he didn't feed the Donkey - I wasn't about to let that happen with his sweet tiny hands
 And here are the deer - they where less intimidating to feed than the donkeys for the kids

 These two!  I love that Max has a cousin close in age

Love this boy!  And I love how he will randomly run up to me and will give me a kiss and hug.  Not sure why I deserve it, but I'll take it while I can get it.  Wish I could freeze him in this age for another year.  He is really growing up so fast...literally!  He is super tall for his age.