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September 2013

In the big bed

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I love my husband.  I love that my husband is the father of our children.

Yesterday Jason told me we should let the boys sleep in our bed just because.  They never get to do that except the 2-3 times they have been sick.  And I love that he reminds me to do things like that.

When I was growing up I never really dreamed of being a mom.  I don’t remember playing “mommy” with dolls but rather remember collecting baseball cards and playing with my brother.  When Jason and I decided to try to have a baby I never really thought about the newborn phase much.  Each year that passed and the desire for a baby became bigger and bigger I dreamed of things that came with motherhood.  I couldn’t wait for our kids to come get in our bed on Saturday mornings and to snuggle and make a big breakfast.  I couldn’t wait to do things with my kids like take them to the park or zoo.  The newborn phase just wasn’t something I thought much about.  I looked forward to sweet, innocent conversations with my kids or to teach them things like painting for the first time.

Life tends to get busy and every parent knows the time to get things done is after bedtime.  As a photographer that is my time to edit and work.  As a mom it’s my time to get laundry done and clean the kitchen.  So, when Jason mentioned letting the boys sleep in our bed I brushed it off and said I had too much to get done.  Fast forward to our bedtime.  I looked at Jason and said, “now I wish we had let them sleep with us.”  What did we do?  Well of course we went and woke up our kids and brought them to our bed.  Sutton slept through the entire thing but Fynn got upset and said, “I wanna sleep in my bed.”  We tried for a few minutes but Fynn was all over the place, even bonking heads with Jason and smacking Sutton in the face.  Both settled down for a little bit and for a brief moment my arm was wrapped around both boys and I could feel their heart beats.  In that moment I stopped and prayed to God.  I thanked him for those two heart beats.  There was a small window of time in our lives where I didn’t know if we would get to be parents or not.  Laying there, feeling each beat of their hearts I thought about those days of worry and fear and sadness.  Looking back I know the timing was all God’s work and He had it SOOOO right!  Those days of tears and frustration all lead to today.  Today I have so much more faith in God’s plan and much more comfort in knowing God has control.  I choose to trust Him.

We were a little bummed the boys didn’t last long in our bed.  What kid doesn’t want to come sleep in the big bed?!

I’m just thankful for a husband who reminds me to stop and do things like this.

September 16, 2013

Nothing But Happiness

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Life is full of HAPPINESS!  We are so blessed with two boy who are seriously SO MUCH FUN.  They have become so close and sometimes we wonder if it might be a little codependent but who cares..they are 3.

Fynn is somewhat of a “mama’s boy” but he is also so tough and loves things like wrestling with daddy, playing football, jumping on the couch or bed and anything that screams BOY!  He is super sensitive and says the sweetest things to me.  Today when I picked them up from their 2nd day of school this year he said, “I love you mama.”  And we will be driving and he will say, “you’re pretty mama.”  They hear it from their daddy! 🙂
Fynn literally wants to eat all day long and he is still a good sleeper.  I can usually count on him to take a nap.  In the morning he will go over and wake up Sutton and ask, “you have sweet dreams bubba?”  He really does enjoy learning how things work and what things mean.  I get about 300 “why” questions a day.
Fynn could eat mac n’ cheese every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I would let him.  He really loves to color and draw and is getting really good at writing letters and numbers.  Fynn also minds really well and rarely gets in trouble.  When he senses he might get in trouble he pulls out one of his “I love you mama” and smiles with his beautiful blue eyes.  Already working it!

always say Sutton is going to sing and dance through life.  He is so full of life and extremely expressive.  He has the attention spam of a typical 3-year-old boy.  He is my emotional, sensitive and outgoing child.  He can make friends with anyone he meets.  On his first day of school he informed me he had a girlfriend and that night he wanted to pray for her.  He has a great imagination!  He can come up with fun, descriptive ways to play with his brother.  He still doesn’t love sleep.  Naps are few and far between.  But, when he does nap it is a LLLLOOONGGG one.  Sutton loves to REALLY describe everything in detail.  And I just want to bottle up his belly laugh and keep it with me forever!  When he is in the right mood he will give you LOTS of hugs and kisses.  When he gives hugs they are the biggest, sweetest hugs you will ever get!  He enjoys reading books and will sit and “read” them forever.  And yes he still loves movies and now really loves iPad games.

To say we enjoy these two would be a major understatement.

The Mamarazzi


September 6, 2013