Sunday, September 22, 2013

::boys will be boys::

love that finn kept putting the pencil behind his ear, just like ryan.

and girls will be girls

we had a sweet afternoon of the boys helping ryan doing jobs outside.  

and lily so tenderly taking care of della.

these are the days...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

::two peas in a pod::

these two spell trouble.

but not really.

i am so glad they have each other.

::may may::

this precious one of ours is changing every day before my very eyes.

she is at that adorable stage where she thinks her own hands are  you can put her down just about anywhere and she is completely mesmerized by her own two hands.  i love it.  whether they are just flailing about over her head or landing in her mouth, she thinks they are pretty awesome.  and so do i.

with lots of encouragement, finn got her to flip from her back to her tummy this morning.  he told me he wanted to take care of her while i did a few morning chores.  he laid down on her rug with her and just talked sweetly to her and she kept turning more and more to see him.  it made my heart flow over.  

i am definitely a softie when it comes to our newborn sleeping in our room.  lily stayed in our room for a whole 5 months before we moved her out.  she had been sleeping though the night for 2 months before we gave her the boot, but i just wasn't ready for our roommate to go.  finn did not stay quite as long because he outgrew the bassinet.  but, crosby roomed in for quite a while due to monitors and oxygen and such.

della should probably be moving out pretty soon, but i am just not ready for her to be alllll the way across the hall from us.  i finally told ryan i needed to move her away from my side of the bed because i was getting up over and over every night to feed her.  so, she has been relegated to her own little corner and it is going much better.  i have a feeling this little one might not be moving out any time soon...

Friday, September 13, 2013

time is flying by before my very eyes.

how is my sweet della may over 3 months now?  

i am trying to not let her have the fourth child syndrolme -- the one where she has no photos of her infancy due to her being 4th in line.  i am not taking nearly as many as i took of lily (although the amount i took of lily probably bordered on crazy) but i am trying to capture her sweet moods and personality.  i am mainly taking them for selfish reasons -- so that when she is grown i can look back and relish these beautiful memories.

oh how we adore you, della may.

she is constantly trying to put her hands together and then chases them with her mouth.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

::cheers to you::

cheers to you, whitney alexandra biber!!

i LOVE how much you love your birthday and we are celebrating you today!  i only wish we were together so i could give you lots of extra bday love!

we adore you!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

::sweet finn::

our big man had his first day of pre-k today.

i can hardly believe he is this old.

 i am so very very excited for him.  but, also can hardly believe that my sweet boy will be in kindergarten in less than a year.

 it would make me sad, if not for the immense joy and excitement it brings to both him and lily.
 they could not stop talking this morning about being the "big kids" and how soon they will ride the bus together.  she couldn't stop hugging him as he got ready for school.  and he wore his backpack to walk her to the bus and never took it off for the hour and 15 minutes we waited to head to his school.

his mama may not be ready, but he is ready.

and i could not ask for anything more.

we are so proud of you, finn wiley.  and we pray that this is a year of much growth and that your love of learning would flourish!

we adore you!

::labor day::

as usual, whit could not have said it better.

so instead of trying to put it into my own words, i will just tell you that our weekend was absolute bliss.  and lead you to her awesome blog

and leave you with a few photos of my own.

thank you so much, mom and dad, for a perfect labor day trip.  it was beautiful.

lots of time for snuggling.

the fellas.  finn was sure to always ride with his role models. :)

beach ready!

lots of digging and building with skippy!

farewell BHI.  we miss you already.