Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

As I put Emory to bed tonight, we snuggled, as we often do.  While I was telling him how much I love him & that I am thankful for him, I had a few realizations.  As simple as it seems, I took a minute to actually think about how lucky Matt & I are to have our boys.  We have alot of friends right now trying to get pregnant & we have been blessed with 2 happy & healthy pregnancies that have resulted in our beautiful Emory & Harlan.  Tonight, we go to bed feeling so thankful for everything we have, but especially for our baby boys.  We are also thankful for all of our family & for our friends, who ARE family to us.   Ahhhh.....going to bed with big smiles tonight :) :)

Emory is Thankful For...

As per our dinner conversation tonight Emory is thankful for (or order) noodles, Daddy, Layla, cookies, Harlan, Roy (our neighbor), juice & Mommy. 
Gotta love him!  We are so thankful for him & his health & the laught that he provides for us everyday!  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Someone is getting Big!


I think I know who the class clown will be...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Boys

I love you, all 4 of you.  We had a beautiful day together. 
Harlan, you were your sweet, patient self at church, while grocery shopping & while watching Mommy prep Cam's birthday dinner,  just you & I.   You sat down to watch the football game with Daddy & just cooed & smiled & chatted with him  I love how you look at Daddy & how he looks at you during those special moments each night. 
Emory, you were your silly self from sun up to sun down.  You make us laugh more in one day, than I had in whole weeks before you came into our lives.  You are a true light in all of our lives.  You freeze each moment & do anything & everything to make the spot light shine on you & only you.  
Cam, you were your pleasant & helpful self all day.  You are so sweet with Emory & spend 99.9% of your day with him.  You don't care that he wants to play silly little toddler games, you are just grateful & happy to spend time with him & laugh & smile together.   You are so helpful, even today as we celebrated your birthday. 
Matt, what can I say?  I am more than blessed to have you as my husband & the father of our sons.  You are such a respectable male role model for them.  You show them what it means to be a kind & loving man to your loved ones, especially me.  You tell them that you love them & show them affection & I love that....I love each & every "I love you" you share with them & each & every hug & kiss you shower them with. 
I am beyond blessed & I know it :) 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Funny Memory

Can I tell you where I found out when/where I was pregnant with Emory?
I found out in the bathroom, in the quiet of my own house, after school one day in the Spring of 2008.
Can I now tell you where I found out when/where I was pregnant with Harlan?
I found out in the bathroom of, Target!  LOL!  I found out the day that I went to meet Emory's babysitter (the beloved Jen!) in order for me to go back to work.  I cannot help but laugh at the thought of the ridiculousness of it all! 

From the Mouth of Emory

As Emory & I were snuggling in Cam's bed after his nap, Layla was lying on the floor cleaning herself and he noticed & said
"Layla eat peanuts!!!"
*Note, he refers to his man parts as "peanuts"*

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010

The boys had a fabulous Halloween with many adorable Halloween outfits/costumes!


While driving yesterday
Emory: "Turn on!"
Mommy" "Turn on what?"
Emory: "Turn on Lady Gaga!" 
He then proceeded to ask for "Peacock" which is a Katy Perry song.  I think Emory needs to start spending some more time listening to music with Daddy! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

From the Mouth of Emory

Mommy: What is Santa going to bring you for Christmas
Emory: Pizza!!!

All morning long while we were home
Emory: Do something!
Mommy: Like what?
Emory: Do something!

Emory playing with Harlans hair: Haircut?

He also loves to tell us to "Move" push us aside & say "Ek-cuse me!" and tell us to "Stand up" to play "Sokka game!"

The Best Days of My Life

I am living them & I coulnd't be more thrilled.  I guess this post is a little more about me than the boys, but it is because of them that I can write this.
I've wanted to be a Mom since forever.  I remember playing with baby dolls since forever & I remeber in about 3rd/4th grade my best friend & I got the realist-looking dolls.  I loved mine & loved being it's "Mommy."  We would always play house or school.  Ha...go figure I am now a teacher & a mom.  Pretty ironic, or not.  Some kids dream to be a football player or a famous actress when they grow up, a somewhat untouchable goal.  Thanksfully I've been blessed enough to have my biggest, best dreams come true.  My boys are my world.  Don't get me wrong, I love my "me" time, but I love it because it allows me ot be the best & happiest Mommy that I can be.  The things that my boys do make me glow with pride.  I love showing them off & I also love simply basking in their amazingness all alone on rainy afternoons.

Happy 2 Month Birthday, Harlan Joseph!

-You are developing quite a sweet, little personality
-You are still very laid back & pacified easily
-You now recognize Mommy & Daddy's voices when they are near you
- I think you might recognize Emory's too b/c today you looked up when you heard him today. 
- You are getting stronger & stronger
- You kick your legs like crazy when you try to "talk"
- You are getting better with tummy time
- You wear mostly 3 month clothing
- You are in a size 1 diaper
- You weigh over 11 lbs...thus you are a great eater!
- You sleep almost all morning, cat nap in the afternoon & are awake in the evening
- Most nights you sleep from 10:30 pm - 6:30 am
- You moved into the pack n play, out of the bassinet b/c you were kicking off of the sides
- You big brothers still look at you with awe & amazement
- Your coos are the cutest
- Ypu still love your paci & it solves almost any problem you have
- You dressed up as a sock monkey for your 1st Halloween
- You went on a few hayrides
- You love to be swaddled or held wrapped up in the moby
- You hate to be cold
Daddy, Cameron, Emory, Layla & I love you to pieces.  You are a bright light in our days & a constant reminder of how truly lucky we are in this life.   We love you so much Baby Harlan & not a day goes by that I don't want to freeze time & simply stare at you!

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Good Stuff

Harlans, (yes, I know there is an "s" at the end, but it is a nickname for now)
Our days with Emory are somewhat chaotic.  We run here, there & everywhere, while you just go with the flow & either sleep or peacefully take in the sights.  But now, right now, is the good stuff, the stuff Mommy lives for.  Emory NEVER snoozed on me & I had always wished he did.  You LOVE to snuggle & sleep on Mommy, so we savor these moments in the quiet of the evening once your big bros have gone to bed.  You are the best, Baby Harlan.  Mommy loves you, and your little baby snores :)

Baby Cousins!

Harlan & Emory met their baby cousin, Shiloh this weekend!  Harlan & Shiloh are going to be great playmates since they are only a few weeks apart...not that you can tell by how big our little monster looks next to her! 

Pee Pee on the Potty!

As thing usually happen around here, Emory went pee pee on the potty for the 1st time (for Daddy...not Mommy of course!) last night after we got home from Trick-or-Treating!  Daddy was getting him ready for bed & he said "Pee pee on the potty" (as he usuallt does before nap time, but never manages to get anything out & into the potty).  So I translated for Matt & off they went to the potty & I'll be darned, he actually pee'd!  I was shocked!  We celebrated with a few m&m's & off to bed we went!  Good job Emmy Vaughan!

Happy Halloween 2010!

Happy Halloween 2010!
Momma Beehive, Daddy David Blaine & our Baby Monkeys