Wednesday, November 18, 2015

almost four

i'm feeling like i'm coming out of the newborn fog and my kids have all grown by leaps in the middle of it all. especially her. she has had her little world turned upside down with a new baby in our family and has done beautifully. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

margo at four

oh margo, when you were just a tiny little thing in my arms i knew you would be something special but i never could have imagined how wonderful you would really be. you were the sweetest baby and have gotten even better with time if it's even possible. you were such a quiet, mellow two year old and have surprised me by being so full of life and personality. you are a peacemaker and yet you've really gotten so sassy and know how to hold your ground with your big brother especially. you keep up with him so well which is really saying something. but you are so happy and content to have quiet moments and are so refreshing to have around. you love to go places and are always trying to get me out the door. but you are so much fun to be around and i feel like i have a little friend everywhere i go. you've struggled with your belly this past year but it's finally eased up the past few months and you are really so much more chipper and pleasant. i love seeing you be happier. you have a tender heart and you're generous with those margo kisses and hugs that we all love so much. i adore you and can't wait to see what this year will hold for you. xoxo, 

“My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning, and may be many; but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that of your earthly one. The more you love and trust Him, the nearer you will feel to Him, and the less you will depend on human power and wisdom. His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength. Believe this heartily, and go to God with all your little cares, and hopes, and sins, and sorrows, as freely and confidingly as you come to your mother.” -Louisa May Alcott

Halloween 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

the boys

cole's still so smitten with his little brother. he still smothers him with loves every day. it amazes me we've gotten this far with how rough he is but it has gotten so much easier with taxis being older. now that taxis is crawling cole will lay on the floor and they'll crawl towards each other and they both think it's hilarious. it's pretty fun to watch the whole thing. they play tops a lot these days too. for long periods of time they'll sit on the floor and get all the tops going and cole giggles every time tavis lunges for them. they're lucky to have each other and i hope they always get along so well.

11.12.2015 || watching the snow

The thought of being entrusted to these little people overwhelms and humbles me each day. Their wonder and happiness is too much to ask for. This was one day in November when it had started to snow.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

too good to be true

you're just too good to be true. i was sick with the flu this week and it brought back way too many memories of being pregnant with you. the flu isn't half as bad as being pregnant but it was a small taste at what a sacrifice that was to get you here. still i would do it all over again. i know you were meant to be in our family and i'm so grateful every day for you.