Wednesday, August 18, 2010

rounding the bend...

It's almost that time of year again.

The end of Summer.

The 1 year anniversary of when I became a mother.

Most importantly, the 2nd year anniversary of when I became Ben's wife.

I watched this today and it made me think of that day and how the beauty and gravity of the pledge we

made to each other unfolds and reveals it's self with every passing day...

"I promise to be true to you ..."

Sunday, August 8, 2010

That SURE is a handsome man!

I just wanted to post this super cute picture of my sweetheart-honeypie-smoochy-smoochy-husband! He makes my heart sooooooo happy!


In 21 days Declan will be a year old. He's the sweetest, snuggliest boy! Today we asked him who is best friend was. Did he say "Dadda"? Did he say "BaaMaa"(That's his attempt at "Mama")? No, He furiously made the sign for "Milk". Ha!

He spends at least 25% of his waking day laughing at Stella and playing with her. He spends another 25% cruising around the living room holding onto Georgia. I am so incredibly blessed to watch those three sweet little souls play all day long! Declan is all- boy in his love of canines (seriously, he smiles, waves and laughs at every dog he meets and every picture of a dog he sees!) and I can't help but think that  it's in part to how sweet and gentle his own pups are with him. I'm one lucky Mama!

Today, we also discovered that Declan will give hugs and kisses if you ask him for  a "Hug and a kiss!". 
Here is a video I shot with the phone and edited on the computer of Declan bouncing, playing with Stella and his new snuggly, huggy trick! 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Not another video!!!

Double click on the video to bring you to the youtube site and watch the full screen...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

little tiny heartaches...

My son just took 5 deliberate steps. With every little pound of his feet I could feel my heart simultaneously swelling with pride and breaking... and the quiet little voice in my head started singing "You're no longer the mother of an infant... he's officially a toddler".  Time to buy someone some shoes.