Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Finding your niche in pictures

A few days ago I talked about the girls trying to find their niche and here are some pictures of them trying to do just that.

Skyler sure is improving in her soccer game.  She has started being more aggressive, which is a must in soccer, and her passing/dribbling have gotten much better.  She gets pretty warn out towards the end of the games since soccer is running, running, and more running but she hangs in there pretty good.  We could not be more proud of her.  Way to go Skyler

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Madison has been doing gymnastics for a few weeks now and even though she is in with mostly older girls she is holding her own.  She is doing cartwheels, the splits (almost all the way to the floor) a back bend (with head off the floor), has recently learned how to do a handstands, learning the bars, and balance beam.  Way to go Madison.
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We could not be more proud of the girls these days....they are working hard, trying their best and are doing great.

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Girls, Girls Girls

The picture people came to daycare one day and captured some cute pictures of my little girls so I had to scan them in and share them.   :o)

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Hayden is 4 Months old and has "bling"

It worked out this time that both Schuyler and I were off and able to take Hayden to her 4 month appointment.  It is wonderful that at this age they don't fear the doctor yet but I know it is only a matter of time before she will...she will start realizing that that is the place where she gets shots and pokes and prods.  This time she happily let them examine her while she reached for their faces and stethoscopes so we...scratch that...I decided that it was the right time to get her ears pierced since next time she may not be so happy.  Daddy happily stepped out of the room and the doctor began marking the spots on her ears where he was going to pierce, while oblivious to what was about to happen Hayden smiled, coo'd and touched the doctors face.  Then as they pierced her 1st ear there was a pause and she began to cry, he quickly pierced her other ear.  I picked her up and loved on her to which made her stop crying and I was able to see how stinking cute she looked with her new diamonds.....or shall I say bling.   :o)  Granted the pain did not stop there as she had to have 3 shots but Hayden is tough and with the help of some mommy lovin' and her binky she was fast asleep and ready to go home. 
4 months stats:  11 lbs. 14oz. 15%  25.5 in. long 90%
So she is long and skinny

So please take a gander at my little beauty and her "bling".
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After a few pictures mommy and Hayden laid down for a little nap.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The kinds of stuff that brings you to your knees.

Today I checked in on a blog that I have been following for a while and I was brought to my knees.  You see....they are a young family, with two little girls and one was born a year and half ago with a rare illness.  After logging on I discovered that the little girl's body could not take it anymore and she has gone to heaven.

Moments like that - moments where your heart drops into the pit of your stomach, moments where your entire body aches for a family, moments where you are brought to your knees in sadness for a family are the moments that make me thank god for all of the blessings that he has given me and my family.  I read blogs of families who are in the midst of horrible situations such as this and I pray....I pray for them and I pray for myself.  I pray that I do not forget this moment, this feeling, this pain, this sadness for what I feel for these families is nothing compared to what THEY are actually feeling.  How can a parent lose a child and....well....I can't fathom that....I just can't.  I can tell you this....I love my children, my little girls, they are the meaning of life and the kind of love that a mother has is the kind of love that can't be broken.  So just the thought of what these parents are feeling just bring me to my knees and make me want to go and hug my girls.

Yes...I am rambling...I have thoughts and feelings rushing in that can't be tamed.

I feel ashamed that I am grateful that I am not in their shoes, ashamed that I never want to feel what they are feeling, ashamed that I am happy that my girls are healthy, ashamed that...well...that I am happy.  How is it that I can be so blissfully happy all while families struggle like this on a daily basis?  I am blissfully happy and that makes me sad.  That sure sounds confusing....but I guess the more correct wording would be that I feel guilty, guilty that I am so lucky to have all that I have, guilty that I would not trade my life for theirs.  {Does that make me a horrible person?} 

So here I sit praying for that family, praying that god give them strength to make it through these horrible days and thanking god for my blessings.  Please pray for this little girl who has gone to heaven and for her family left behind.  They may be strangers to us all but they are no strangers to god.  So pray....he will know who we are praying for.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Toes, Toes and More Toes

Who likes to play with their feet?  Hayden sure does.  I am sure it is only a matter of time before she has a good ole' fashion yummy toe sandwich.
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Fall is Fabulous

We have all been enjoying this totally awesome fall weather.  When we get home in the evenings we try to head straight outside where we do everything from swinging, doing homework, cooking on the grill, playing with toys, laying on blankets watching the clouds, doing cartwheels, and just enjoying life.  Ohhhh...it has been so nice and relaxing.

Please ignore the sloppy hair....they had been at school all day and then playing hard in the back yard before I took this picture.
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Fall weather exhibit A: Homework outside
Fall weather exhibit B: Daddy's lap top outside doing his homework
Fall weather exhibit C:  No more sleeveless shirts
Fall weather exhibit D: Hayden in her Bumbo on the table watching her big sister
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The weather has made it actually enjoyable for Schuyler while he has been building our back yard fire pit.  And Madison....well she HAD to put on her leotard in order to do some tricks in the yard.   LOL  Check out these sweet pictures I caught of Daddy and Madison having a conversation while I laid on the blanket with Hayden in the grass.
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Seriously???  Could this be any sweeter?
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Miss Hayden and I laid on the blanket and talked and tickled and giggled while I tried this super cute hat on her.
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FALL IS FABULOUS!!!

Hayden at 4 months

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Sharing with Hayden

Hayden would like to
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share some
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super awesome
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super cute
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faces with
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everyone that
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she knows
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and loves.
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Happy Monday!!!
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