Monday, March 28, 2011

Keepin it real

Do you have one of those places in your house, a clutter trap that drives you ten shades of crazy?  Well I sure do, a couple of them to be exact!  And here, for your viewing and feel-better-about-my-own-clutter-traps viewing pleasure, are some pictures of these areas in full clutter glory:).  Just keepin it real folks:).

p.s. if you're one of those people whose house never looks like this, then... I bite my thumb at you!!  Totally kidding:).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Beauty (X4)!

In order of their appearance, each at approximately one month of age:
Emma Grace
 Chloe Paige
 Sawyer Michael
 Autumn Mae
Each uniquely themselves and yet unquestionably belonging together:).  I am speechless and humbled...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Autumn Mae, One Month!

To say this past month has flown by at lightning speed is an understatement!  Autumn Mae will be one month old tomorrow, I just can't wrap my mind around it.  How in the world did she go from being too small for newborn clothes to comfortably wearing size 0-3 months in just four short weeks!?  I guess my milk agrees with her;).  Here are a few pictures taken over the past week or so. 
 such a good little sleeper!
 learning to focus
 nothing like a snooze on daddy:)
 meeting grandpa for the first time
 I think Emma might have her lips permanently attached to Autumn's head if she could.
 Loving her baths!
 sweet profile, complete with a milk double chin.
 rosebud lips
 Sleep smiles, melt my heart!

Just for record sake, here's what she's doing at one month old:
-waking up once, rarely twice, to eat during the night, but goes right back to sleep.
-focusing her eyes on people and things with great interest.
-eating every three hours and taking great naps in her bed (which is so great for a mama with so much to do:)).
-holding her head up with good neck strength.
 -gaining more control of her hands, not scratching her face anymore.
-making a few random cooing sounds while awake, so sweet!
-being the apple of her siblings eyes!  They still fight over who gets to hold her next and for how long
-fitting right in to our family, we just don't know what we would do without her:).  We know she was meant to be our sweet little caboose;).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  From our little leprechauns to you! 
(This picture was taken right before the parade this past Saturday)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sending you to her...

You all probably know by now how much I adore Ann Voskamp over at A Holy Experience.  Her words, her heart, the wisdom God has given her, all penetrate my heart like few others.  I just have to share her most recent posts with you.  These both made me smile, and breathe, and take new joy in my  life and my many roles.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Two Weeks

They change so much so quickly!  This mama is trying to capture each moment in time lest it slip from memory without a trace.  My last newborn, such heartache in those words and yet, such gratitude for "now".  Enjoy!
These two pics were taken during week one.  Her face is less "swollen" already
Crazy how much this pic looks like my baby pics!
Emma is such a proud big sister, she cannot keep her hands or eyes off Autumn.  I ordered some prints for her to take to school as she's been dying to show off her baby sister to her teacher and friends:)
Love the funny faces newborns make:)
she's already making such good eye contact, it's amazing! 
love this look!
precious sleeping beauty...

Saturday, March 05, 2011