Sunday, August 24, 2014

33 Weeks -MLEC

 Sweet baby girl, it's been a while since I've sat down and written to you.  We have had a lot going on  over the past few months and of course you know all about being busy.  While you have been working hard on growing healthy and strong the world outside here has been preparing a place for you.  You're full of movements that can rock my core from one side to the other and I'm beginning to get to know your patterns.  Unfortunately you are going to come out a total night owl.  That's alright though, your big brother taught me that if nights are made for anything other than sleeping it's rocking and soothing a baby.  As I write to you tonight your nightly ritual of dancing in my belly.  Moving from side to side and pushing with all your might, I can tell you're quickly running out of room in there. 
We're getting more excited with each passing day about your arrival, anticipating the moment we get to meet you. 
We found the home we will welcome you into and have been busy bees as we prepare it for your arrival.  You now have a place where you will lay your sweet head, sheets cleaned and ready to go.  There is a closet slowly filling with sweet little things; quite different from the closet across the hall pale pinks, vintage flowers and little subtle ruffles line the  wall.
  Your brother and daddy have been talking to you quite a bit lately, and I just know you can feel their love for you through my belly.  Although I've been down this road before, I'm still amazed by the fact that I can't imagine what life will be like once you're here.  Impossible to imagine what your face will look like, how you will smell, or the sweet sounds you'll make.  What I can imagine is you filling a space in my heart that I never knew was there.  A space God created perfectly for you, it grows each day you grow and it's a feeling that won't go away.  Soon I'll place you inside it, and you'll fit like a glove, molded to perfection to be forever mine.  I love you darling angel girl, 7 weeks till you arrive.....or maybe even sooner.  Let the countdown begin.  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Take Me Out to my first MLB game.

The classic tune of Take Me Out to the Ballgame was quickly picked up by our baseball loving 2 year old on warm July day.
He attended his first Reds baseball game and as he would tell, you they were playing the "Caugo Cubs".  He wiggled with excitement as he entered the stadium, saw Homer Bailey throwing a pitch, saw the batters, catchers, and dugout that he had seen on T.V. so many times before.  His mind seemed to be blown for the day as we experienced hotdogs, crunching peanuts and the traditional singing everyone adores during the 7th inning stretch. 
He saw many of the big heroes he so adores.  Unfortunately Joey Votto was on the DL, but that didn't stop him from asking about him a few dozen times.

12 innings later.............someone felt a little exhausted from the big day.  He ate up every second of the experience, yelling "Hey batter batter!" "Go Reds!" or simply laughing a belly laugh.  The only time he wanted to get up from our seats was when he needed a diaper change and when we offered him ice cream.  He walked away with a real batting helmet which he wore until he couldn't any longer.......

He held onto it the entire ride home.  Memories made and a day well spent making our sweet Henry happy. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello Summer, Where have you gone?

What do you mean summer's coming to an end?  

This summer has been a busy blur.  more so than any I can remember.  With us constantly searching for a place to live to finally finding a house and moving this momma (of almost 2) has had very little time to blog.  So I'm trying to catch up and deliver a summer review in pictures.....
We've had a great time along the way from dancing in the rain.........
Enjoying his first ice cream cone was a success. 
 The only place I can lay on my belly....ahhhhhh and floating with this little cutie isn't bad! 
We can't believe Elise turned 5 but we sure had fun celebrating her! 
 We celebrated his buddy Lock finding out he would be having a little sister too! 

We were all pretty pleased to finally find a home!  Henry has given it his seal of approval too. 

We had fun getting messy....and fun cleaning up too. 

Lots of basketball, baseball and golf have been played. 
One of my favorite little mornings was spent taking Henry to Winchells for his first experience with the amazing blue and white pancake.  
Of course we celebrated National Doughnut Day as a family.  :)
 Days spent being 100% boy with our wonderful group of little guys we've been so blessed to be surrounded with.

 In this busy time we have experienced I have savored these moments.  Small frozen portions of time where my growing boy and I have been able to enjoy life, in forms I never knew before this little one.  Lunch stops at random construction sites. 
 A Friday night spent playing family putt putt. 
 Laughing at flying dirt. 
 Homemade popsicles that bring squeals of delight, shaking legs and arms, and smiles from ear to ear. 
Overcoming the fear of the whale slide.

A little boys big imagination.
 Watching his eyes light up and dreams come true as we headed up to Cincy to attend his first Reds game.  (more to come on that soon)
The summer has flown by in a way I couldn't have imagined.  Life is fast and wonderful but when you pack this many big changes into one small period of time it goes at lightning speed.  I'm ready to slow down.  I'm ready to bring a new baby home, who will give us a reason and excuse to say no to busy and yes to boring.  Boring sounds nice.  :)