Sunday, September 21, 2008

How lucky are we?

When I look at all these beautiful babies, I am humbled. I forget sometimes how truly blessed we are. The little things are what make me smile. I enjoy every minute with these gorgeous babies. (Even if it is at 2:00 AM) Friday, Matthew had his one year check-up with shots. He didn't like that very much. He screamed bloody murder!! I feel like I should be a pro at this but when he started screaming, my heart melted and I wanted to punch the nurse. (even though she is only doing her job) He has had a fever for a couple of days and has been irritable, nothing unexpected. Both of my babies are doing very well and I am so lucky to have them. Here are a couple more pictures of my two and my sweet nieces. We spend a lot of time together. It is like a mad house when we get all four of them together. So much for a clean room!!! Hannah (6), Reeves (3), Haylee (18 months), Matthew (1) - WHAT FUN!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

One Year Later

September 10th was Matthew's FIRST Birthday and I am completely amazed that it has already been a year. I look back over the past year and wonder where the time went. Although when you were born, our first week at the hospital was a shakey one. I look back on those moments and wonder how we kept going. God truly blessed us with your brother and you. I can't believe I am the mother of two wonderful boys! I adore you both so much and my heart is filled with love for you two. I am so very proud of both you and your brother. It is so hard for me to imagine that it has already been a year. What an amazing time we have together. I enjoy every minute we have (even at 2:00 am when you just want to play). One year ago, I was anticipating your arrival into this world. You decided to make your arrival 4 weeks early and I was a little scared. You didn't want to waste any time! Always remember that I am very thankful and truly blessed to have you and your brother. I thank God for you daily. Here are a couple of pictures of Matthew's First Birthday.

Monday, September 1, 2008

First Day of Preschool

This was Reeves when I had to wake him up early for his first day of school. He has always loved his sleep so I knew this was going to be difficult. I wake him up around 6:45 Am every morning for school because I still have to get Matthew dressed and fed and all of us out the door. That is my excuse as to why I look so bad every day.
Look at my big boy!! I can't believe it is time for you to go to school. It amazes me how much they learn at this age. School has been a little difficult for us. This is Reeves' second week and I hope now that he is used to the routine. I have been spending a lot of time at the school. He did not want to be there AT ALL! The teacher has been wonferful. One day, I stayed until 8:45 trying to get out of there. His teacher tried everything and I tried to make a break for it a couple of times. Reeves was not having that at all. After a few adjustments, he is now well on his way. We have npt accomplished daycare yet for after school. He has been coming to work with me since he started school and let me tell you, I get nothing done with him there. He says he has had enough changes and he could just come to work with me to make pennies. I am so proud of him and how much he is learning. He came home one day last week saying his months of the year and days of the week. I was very impressed on how much he is learning. We will see how this week goes to see if he will finally make it to the after school program. WHo knew how hard this could be!!