Saturday, November 27, 2010

In a blink.

Ewiza Jane.
hungry bird.

You started growl-huffing this week, and it cracks me up.
You speak fluent "baa" and "uh-oh".
Blowing raspberries and smacking your lips.

Brothers are hugs and clapping.
Smash-face time is my favorite.
(When we squish our faces together and you try to bite my nose.)

You climb stairs with ease.
You crawl on one knee.
Cruising around the room holding onto furniture.

Bananas, yogurt drops, and cheerios are in the top 3.
You like just about all foods.
When you don't want something, you shake your head no. (this kills me!)

I still smell your hair.
I still pat your bottom.
I still rub your cheeks as you fall asleep.

You know the meaning of "no".
You cry generally every time you hear the word "no".
You have this face where you make the most heart breaking frown...

I wonder what you will be like a year from now.
I can't believe a year has gone by already.
I want you to forever be momma's little birdie bird.

I love to watch you and Daddy play together.
I know that you have a very special place in his heart.
I can't wait to watch you grow into the woman that God wants you to be.

Eliza Jane, you are beautiful in so many ways.
You have a wonderful story to tell.
I am so blessed to be your momma.

I love you.
I love you.
I love you.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween... late.

Wow... things have been crazy in our home! I have been blessed to be quite busy with my photography. Which is great. But... I miss just being "momma". So, going out Trick-or-Treating with the kids was a sweet treat. (get it...)

A little background on Halloween in our home. Liam is terrified of it. Period. He seriously freaks out. We have zero decorations. Except a pumpkin that I painted to look like Thomas and one like Olivia. I have had friends that have had to take down their decorations because he wouldn't stop crying. And these decorations weren't even scary. But, we decided to try and go trick-or-treating again anyway. We parked the van downtown Attica, and started to unload everyone. We were walking toward the businesses that were passing out candy when Justin and I heard Liam whispering to himself... "I can do dis. I can do dis. I can do dis." We immediately looked at each other, trying to hold back our laughter. It was just too sweet. He had a grip on Justin's hand and wouldn't let go. Needless to say, he only made it for about 5 minutes. Then he said, "I wanna outta here. I'm ready to be done." So Justin took him to the van while Oliver, Eliza, and I finished for about 15 minutes or so. We went to my mom's house for some chili and my nephew Andrew was there. Liam wanted to go trick-or-treating with Andrew. He did great!!! He went for over an hour. No problems! We were so proud of him and kept cheering him on. It is such a great feeling to witness our child overcome a fear. I was thinking that this must be a very small comparison to what God feels when we trust Him and take a step of faith and conquer a fear, trial, or situation.
I know I have totally sucked at keeping up on blogging. And I don't predict it will get better anytime soon. I am swamped over here. :) But this winter I plan to do a lot more.