Saturday, June 15, 2013
Me: Reilly, what do you think we should name the baby?
Reilly:...Is Reagan going back in your belly?
Me: No, honey, it's a new baby! So what else do you think we should name the baby?
Me: Reilly?! We already have a Reilly baby silly!
Reilly: OH! HOW ABOUT ADEENA?!
(Adeena is her little BFFs name)
Reilly: GASP. We have to name the baby Ariel!!
Me: I love that name. What if it's a boy?
Reilly: It's not gunna be a boy.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Clearly, we had to dress the part. I mean, you didn't think we'd go to a farm and not dress like a farmer, do you? ;)
But there was a newspaper there, who tracked us down and said, "I had to get a picture of the girls in the hats!" :)
Hiking the path with Daddy, looking for the perfect grasses for the goats.
It was such a nice day at the farm! I'm so glad to live in a place where these experiences are ones our kids will grow up with. And so glad to be able to dress them up for the occasion against their will. ;)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I truly love every stage my babyhood and toddlerhood that I have experienced so far. I am a sucker for a newborn...man, I love that stage. I love being in our little newborn cocoon as a family, tending to baby, breastfeeding baby, and not wanting to do anything else but stare at them while they sleep. \
But I also love the new things that each growing-up stage brings. Reilly's new 3 year old age has brought maturity that is new, an ability to be a helper and want to help, a mothering side that loves tending to her Rea Rea, and a big girl who truly loves and appreciates special outings and surprises.
And Reagan's age has brought something that I have never gotten to experience before- the budding relationship of these little sissys. (That's what Reilly has starting calling Reagan - Sissy. I can't even.) She really understands Reilly when she says, "Come in the playroom, Sissy, let's do a puzzle." She follows her right in and plays so calmly like a big girl! When Reilly plays pretend and makes her a little bed to sleep in on the fireplace hearth, she climbs right in and lays down, like a perfect little playmate. On another note, if Reilly tries to take a toy out of her hand, she will swing that toy around so fast that even I would barely be able to grab it. :) She's a smart cookie, that one.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Baby number three is 14 weeks along! I'm feeling very good most days, and am so thankful for that. Just some fatigue, headaches, and of course always the hunger! But this is definitely a feel-good time for me and baby. :)
She told me yesterday, you better finish your Lucky Charms mommy, or baby will be sad. We don't want baby to be hungry! And she is always the first to remember to pray for baby every night when we say prayers.
Love you already, little baby bean!
These are a few of my favorite things, the little things, in my day to day life with the chickies. These are the things that make me smile the most and give you that feelings inside that makes you feel like your heart is glowing. You know that kind of happy? The really content kind that always makes you smile.
When Daddy comes home and the girls start SCREECHING and running around the house in complete uncontrollable joy. I mean, it's the best thing ever to witness.
When Reilly does adorable motherly-big-sister things for Reagan. Here, she went in the cabinet, got 2 bowls, went in the fridge, got 2 bunches of grapes, went over to the table, and took each grape off the stems. She separated them into both bowls. She said, "Mama, I'm just getting a little snack for me and Rea Rea." Then they sat together giggling and snacking. She was SO proud to have taken such good care of her sister, and making her smile so much.
When Reilly becomes so overwhelmed with love and affection for Reagan that she just squeezes her and hugs her. And Reagan always looks kind of uneasy with the whole deal, but bless her heart, she let's it happen. Love that baby. LOVE her cheeks.
Those are just a few of my favs lately! Off to enjoy the sunshine today.