Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Emma's Novembers

Emmy,  This is our 5th November together and I couldn't be more proud to be your mommy.  I love you Mimi.


Love, Mama

Monday, November 21, 2011

Max - Month by Month

I can't even believe that my sweet baby boy is almost 17 months old.  It really blows my mind how fast time flies.    Max is the sweetest baby...and I'm so lucky to call him my son.  Some of his most recent words and phrases are "Jakie" (his Uncle Jake), "Mo Mum-Mums" (more num-nums), "Bo-Bo-Bo" (ho ho ho).  His favorite words are definitely still up, Emma, Elmo, Daddy, Mama, and Doggy.  He has started putting 2 and 3 word sentences together and my most favorite recent achievement of Max's is that he HUMS the song "Elmo's World". He is really mesmerized by music and if he is wound up a song can calm him down.  He is consitantly taking 10-12 steps at a time!  I love you Mr. McGhee.

Here's his picture timeline.

 Just a few days old.
 One Month
Two Months
 Three Months
 Four Months
 Five Months
 Six Months
 Seven Months
 Eight Months
 Nine Months
 Ten Months
 Eleven Months
 One Year!
 Thirteen Months
 Fourteen Months
 Fifteen Months
 Sixteen Months
 Seventeen Months

I love you sweet boy.  Please stop growing up so fast!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Look in to their EYES!

Dad - age 1.    
Max - age 1.

My father died very suddenly when I was 15.  It was tragic and unexpected.  The hardest thing for me is that my children will never know him. They will never know someone who influenced me and shaped me and helped me the person and mother I am today.  They will never experience his hands on type of love.  They will never get to walk along the rail road tracks with him in the fall, or fish with him in the summer.  They will never be able to hear his infectious laugh.  One of my biggest fears is that I will forget...I hope that I am able to keep him alive by teaching my children who he was and how he lived his life.  He had a spirit about him, he was happy, he was contagiously silly, he loved with all of his heart and I still miss him every day of my life.

Dad with my sister Anna (age 3) and me (age 7).

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change…
Courage to change the things I can
And Wisdom to know the difference…