Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Elizabeth Grace!

Last night I laid my one year old down and awakened my two year old this morning. These past two years have been an absolute delight and I am so thankful for the blessing of my sweet Elizabeth Grace.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17













Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bye, mommy

Elizabeth loves to play the goodbye game. It requires her grabbing keys, a baby, sometimes dragging Hannah's car seat, and giving mama a kiss. It is my favorite game as of late.

This time she put on my shoes.



**note to self: remind silent while filming. does anyone else hate the way they sound on video? I mean really.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

cow-lick?





Ok. What I am meaning to say is this: I can hardly do Elizabeth's hair and it is normal. It is going to be so much harder if Hannah has a cow lick. Sorry that was so confusing.

Ahh...I'm struggling to fix Elizabeth's hair, much less some hair that looks like it has some cow licks in it. I wished I had taken a hair class in school...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

brain-dumpage

Excuse the semi-randomness of this post. It's basically a brain dump and some of the many things weighing on my heart lately.
  1. I know I'm a little biased, but really, Elizabeth is the cutest thing ever.
  2. I was really nervous about the growth of the our family and how I would adjust, but God has been very gracious to me. I think the transition has gone really smooth and a lot easier than I was expecting. But for those who have asked that question "how are you adjusting as a mom of two?" ask me again when Hannah becomes more mobile. I may be humming a different tune.
  3. In just thinking about being a mom, I realize how indispensable Elizabeth has been to me for my sanctification. I honestly thought I would be amazed at how early sin rears it's ugly head in my toddler, but I have been more amazed (or disgusted) about the ugly sin that has surface from myself. Motherhood is wonderfully hard, and daily I realize how inadequate I am to be a gospel-centered mom. I pray that He would lavish His grace on me. I am certainly desperate and needy.
  4. Is Elizabeth really almost 2? I know--almost 2 today, and on the way to prom tomorrow.
  5. Hannah Kate has been a delightfully easy baby. She started sleeping from 11-8 at 4 weeks, and she rarely cries. Sleep has been good for me.
  6. Hannah is almost 2 months. I can't believe that either.
  7. In thinking about Hannah, I can't help but to think of my friend Audrey. She gave birth to her firstborn son, Zachary, around the same time as me. Zachary died 5 days later. When I heard this, I was a glob of emotions (and still am.) I wanted to cry and cuss all at the same time. "THIS ISN'T THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE!" It's not supposed to be this way. It's not. This advent season, I am longing more than ever for Christ to return. I am longing for that Holy City, the New Jerusalem to come down from Heaven. The place where creation no longer groans, death is finished, tears are forever non-existant. Where Christ, our bridegroom comes, and we fully understand and feel (as we ought) the marvelous effect of His blood-bought gospel... where we are eternally satisfied and our joy is made complete. The place where some mothers won't feel the grieving absences of their children, because there they are together, forever in the radiance of Jesus Christ. Yes, come quickly Lord.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sesame Street Remix

When little mama's not hard at work caring for her young one, then she is hard at work working on her singing career.



This is her current inspiration.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Little Mama

My little mama hard at work...




Creating a double stroller for her babies...





Grooming and feeding her baby...


Making sure her baby naps...


blogging about her baby...




and of course, making sure her baby is BFF with baby Hannah.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

...all through town.

Here is our version of the Wheels on the Bus (with a bit of a 'tude), sung by yours truly...




**sorry granna, I tried to get her to say "hey baby" or "i see you", but you can see what she always resorts back to...