Saturday, September 12, 2009
ely and i had a mommy ely date last weekend. preston kept josiah and let us hang out alone for a couple of hours. we went to lunch and then to paint and glaze. ely was so excited about painting a bowl, but i had to stop myself (my perfectionist self) and let her paint the way a three year old paints. it didn't come out too bad either and she's so proud!
here are to of the converstaions i had with ely today:
Ely: mommy! why is your tummy so full?
Me: because there's a baby in there!
Ely: (thought for a second) right now there is?
Ely: (another second of thought) you mean you're pregnant?!
we've talked to her about the new baby, but apparently it was all hypothetical until now. after her nap today i asked her about the baby again.
Me: what do you want the baby to be?
Ely: a girl.
me: but what if it's a boy?
Ely: that's ok. i will still love him.
my sweet girl!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
i know that i missed his birthday, but i wanted to share some memories of the sweetest little redhead. he has been such a great and energetic addition to our family. preston and i remember back to his birth and first couple of months and are amazed at the transforamtion he's gone through. i thought that we were in trouble! he came out screaming and finicky! his first two months were spent by us praying that god would calm this baby down! it was a tough adjustment because we had it pretty easy with ely htat we weren't prepared for anything else. it took him a couple of months to realize that life outside the womb wasn't too bad and now he is a happy, curious , vocal little mover. if you've spent much time with him you can just hear the screaming (usually ahppy screaming, but screaming none the less:)). we are so blessed to have him in our lives. he's a great little brother to a wonderful big sister and a great joy to his mom and dad. here's to josiah!