my little girls are cute, but i'd rather they know how smart they are. good article above.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
it's crazy how quickly your definition of normal can change. yesterday i caught myself saying how nice and cool it felt outside. it was 94 degrees. and it did feel nice and cool, in comparison to the norm of late of 100 plus degrees. i never thought i would think that 94 is nice. we are settling in to our new normal here quite nicely.
so i have weird feelings about marley nursing her babies. we gave marley a baby to teach her and help her learn how to care for the new baby that was about to join us. so, in that sense, she has caught on gang busters. it just seems like such an adult thing to do. but so is changing diapers and caring for babies. in my experience we have a weird dynamic in our society. we acknowledge that breast milk is best for babies. if you can, you should breast feed. but at the same time, we don't actually want people to breast feed their babies. it's fine if you go into the bathroom, or another room, but never in public. we treat nursing like it's a shameful activity, something dirty to be hidden from view. i don't agree with that and i don't practice that. so i should encourage marley to nurse as much as i encourage her to take care of her babies in other ways.
|nursing her baby|
|davis with sophie at the pool|
|granny and marley at the bluebell pool|
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
davis's baptism will be on july 31st at 930am at christ lutheran church. any and all who would like to join us in this celebration are welcome. please just drop me a line so we can have enough food/snacks for afterwards, as we will be gathering at my mom's house.
|me and my girls during quiet time|
|marley threw a tea party today|
|she served hot coffee (water), cake, berries, and bread. it was great fun.|
|after tea she read stories to her guests|
|davis was the life of the party. well, she at least stayed awake during it.|
Monday, June 20, 2011
we had a nice gathering of family yesterday. davis got to meet her uncle eric and aunt lori. marley loves eric. she's been asking for him ever since they left. tomorrow little davis will be three weeks old. time sure does fly. i guess it helps that we are sleep deprived. you know, if our brains worked accurately and remembered the pain of childbirth, the long recovery, and the sleep deprivation we would only ever have one child. luckily my brain is faulty and all i remember is the joy.
i recently got photos from eric and lori, so i'll be sharing them soon. they range from over the past two years.
|girlfriend has no fear. she'll climb anything.|
|she did this herself. she's ready to roll.|
|first ice cream cone|
|she liked it, don't ya think?|
|it's too bad davis can't relax a little bit.|
|my mom originally made this dress for marley, but she was too much of a butterball to ever fit into it. davis fits just fine.|
|the girls with eric and lori|
|davis and aunt lori having cuddle time|
|eric getting to know davis. it's hard work being a baby.|
|marley "sharing" resa's ice cream cone. more like stealing it.|
|playing daddy's newly finished guitar. she loves it.|
|ms marls and i have matching diaper bags thanks to lori! we both love them!|
Thursday, June 16, 2011
|ms marls at a little over one month old|
|ms davis at two weeks old.|
|being a roly poly baby|
|beating the heat|
|my little bathing beauty|
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
|bath time baby...she has since lost her belly button boo boo.|
|very concerned big sister helping with bath time|
|wearing her baby just like momma wears davis|
|my little desperate housewife. she was smiling and laughing until i pulled out the camera...drama queen|
|big girl headed to the library|
|enjoying her moby wrap. she gets snuggles and i have arms. win win.|
|brenham has a cool old restored carousel. me and my girls enjoying the ride.|
|big kid, big kid slide|