Saturday, January 19, 2013

Oh, the places she will go...

Ugh...I'm tired. Been wrestling my sweet baby girl to sleep. Yes, I said wrestling.
She isn't sleeping well...correction - she never sleeps well, but the last few nights have been worst then usual. 
I don't get much sleep. 
Gabe doesn't get much sleep.
Callie doesn't get the GOOD sleep that she needs.
And Max just sleeps thru it all:)
Not sure if it's teething, an ear infection, a tummy ache...but whatever it is needs to go away. And fast!
As much as my baby girl drives me crazy, tests all the limits, and makes me think about pulling my hair out most days...I love her more than I could have ever imagined. She is truly one of a kind. 
I did snap this sweet photo of her tonight and thought to myself...
"Oh, the places she will go..." (can you tell I'm a book fanatic:)!!

Well, since she is finally sleeping and all seems quiet around here - I'm gonna snuggle in while I can. Good night all!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Snow" much fun:)!!

We officially survived a "blizzard" at the end of December/beginning of January in southern Indiana - and even had fun while doing it:) I LOVE getting snowed in - and we were definitely snowed in a couple of days (our driveway is pretty scary when it has snowed/or is icy)!! It was even bad enough to keep Gabe home for one day, which NEVER happens...we mostly just relaxed, watched TV, ate lots of yummy goodies left over from Christmas, and of course had to play in the snow a little. Uncle Caleb and Aunt Mallory even came to visit one day and make a snowman and have some target practice with Caleb's new gun. 


I also wanted to get some family photos in the snow - so I set my camera on a timer and we got some cute ones. My mom also came over in the middle of our photo session and snapped a few for us. I thought they turned out really great for an impromtu session!

We also got our new puppy right when all this snow fell - which makes potty training so much fun...ha ha! I've cleaned up more messes than I care to remember...from both kids and pets:) 

My family thinks I need to start potty training Callie - but I don't even know if I want to tackle that with her only being 17 months!! She has started telling me "I POOP!" and then bringing me a diaper. Today while we were at my grandpas, she told me she pooped, got a diaper, laid her blanket down to lay on while I changed her, and then went back for the wipes ( I never said a word to her about getting anything out). She is such a stinker - surprises me everyday with how clever she is.  This is Callie when her and I got hung up in our driveway in the snow one day this week - she is saying "STUCK!"

Max decided what he wanted to spend his Christmas money on - he came home one day from school wanting to order a Colt's jersey. After  browsing all the options, he decided on "Hilton," which I know nothing about, but Max can tell you the guys stats and his whole life story:) Max has a crazy, awesome memory that he uses to store all kinds of sports statistics and information. He is too smart for his own good, I tell ya - this kid is so funny!! His jersey came in the mail today, but he is at his dad's - I can't wait to see the look on his face when he sees it! I think this is the first time he has ever spent his money on anything - he usually hoards it and his piggy bank is busting at the seams!

 Max and Elisha having some fun in the snow (above).  Max wrote me this note one night and had it waiting on my pillow - oh how I love this little man (below)!!

Happy New Year, everyone:) Prayers for a blessed and joy-filled 2013!