Saturday, November 2, 2013

Three Years....

It's amazing to think what has happened in the three years since I stopped blogging.  Grady is almost 6, Finley is 4 1/2 (going on 15) and we had added our last baby to our family - Logan (17 months).  I look at the pictures of G and F from that last blog post three years ago and they take my breath away.  It's almost as if I cannot remember them being that little And now we Logan who is the same age as Finley was in those pictures below.  I don't want to forget anything. I want to soak in their smells, their giggles, their tears, their touch, their smiles, their hiccups.... everything!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Back to Blogging

Three years!  It's hard to believe that it has been that long since I blogged!  I'm not sure where the time has gone.  I ran across a fun challenge the other day- the NaBloPoMo November Challenge.  

NaBloPoMo November 2013

The idea is to blog everyday during the month of November.  So, without thinking I joined the challenge.  Maybe this is out of my comfort zone - or maybe it is just what I needed to get back to writing about life in our little corner of the world.  Either way - it should be fun. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I love these two little munchkins!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hat Heads...

We have had a couple of hat days in our house. Grady LOVES wearing hats! He frequently asks me to get him a hat out of the closet to wear around the house. Finley, on the other hand HATES wearing hats. I was able to sneak one on her the other day and snap a couple of cute shots. Boy am I dreading fall and winter with this girl!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Day of PreSchool

Today was Grady's first day of PreSchool. He will be attending Tuesday/Thursday preschool at the Southeast YMCA this year.

Grady's teachers are Mrs. Shaughnessy, Ms. Maureen, and Mr. Nick. He has 17 children in his class. 4 girls and yes... 13 boys! Thank goodness for Mr. Nick. As a parent and former early childhood educator, I am so thankful that Grady has a male influence in the classroom.

I am looking forward to all of the adventures that lie ahead of Grady this year. He will be swimming one day a week which I know he will love!

I found it interesting this year how I was happy to send him to school. There were no tears. I know that there will be adventures and projects and play time and puzzles and most of lots and lots of fun! I hate that he is growing up, but it is inevitable. So... I am trying to enjoy every moment!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Let's Catch Up...

I've been a terrible Blogger this year. I'm ashamed that I have not posted anything. Looking at my last posts, I am reminded of how much my two little ones have grown. They are just amazing! Let's catch up!

Miss Finn. Currently 16 months & 3 Weeks! (How did this happen?) She is walking (finally- she just started a little over a month ago) & is a chatterbox. She says over 30 words and is constantly repeating everything I say! She is still a Mommy's girl - which I love! Finley loves Grady & now that she is really mobile, she is always one step behind Grady. She is my good eater. She is the one that wants to eat & will try anything.

Look at this BIG boy! Grady is almost 3. I cry whenever I start to think about him actually turning 3! As much as I am so thankful for his health and that he is developmentally where he should be... I am heartbroken that he is ending his toddler phase and starting he preschool years. Grady is so funny! He even says "Grady's funny" which is not something that I am happy about. I have visions of him wanting the label of "the class clown". He knows all of his ABC's. Many of his numbers and all of his colors. He is left handed dominate & loves practicing his letters. Coloring & cutting are fun activities right now. He will sit for an hour and sit at the table with me while I work on something. It's fun to see his interest span growing. His speech is doing well. I was worried so long about it... but he really is right on target.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

What a wonderful Christmas we had this year. So different than last year. Last year we had one little guy and a little girl that was still in my belly. Grady did not totally understand what was going on. This year we have two little ones who are so active and busy! As much as Grady "got" the whole presents thing... so did Finley. She was more than happy to rip presents and grab at the toys.

Ya Ya had spent the night and Christmas Eve and was waiting with us to watch Grady come down the stairs and see all of the wonderful presents that Santa had brought the night before. When I was growing up my Grampa and Grama were always at my house when I woke up and I love having that memory. I'm so glad that Grady and Finley can have that with their YaYa.

The hit of Christmas for Grady was Elmo Encore Live. One of my favorite gifts that Finley got was the Madam Alexander Baby Huggums doll. It's just like the one I had while I was growing up. Good ole Ya Ya.

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