Oh my sweet Emeline is 3 months old already! Oh my how this time with has has flown! I'm so loving having a little peanut again and adding two big ones to the mix actually has been really fun. Don't think there are not moments of crazy, but seeing the big girls grow in their new roles has been really entertaining! Watching them both "nurse" their baby dolls has been hysterical and we have regular baptism services around here...the most interesting ones are the ones that take place while they are taking a shower!
Emeline is has become a very predictable and content baby. She sleeps 12-13 hrs at a time and eats 4 times a day about 6 oz. each feeding. She is very temperature sensitive with her bottles. SHe likes them HOT which can be a challenge when we are out and about... (so if anyone has found a bottle warmer that plugs into the car or a can coozie for avent bottles, point me in that direction!). Emeline smiles often and easily and hands out a giggles every so often, but you have to work for them a little. She rolled over tummy to back at 2 months, but doesn't do it very often. She likes her tummy time and has a very strong neck and back. She is slowly creeping towards 6 month clothes which is way sooner than my other girls and makes me sad that she's getting so big so fast, but such is life. At the same time I'm daily thankful that she is a good eater and is growing healthy and strong! Such a blessing!
Tomorrow will be 5 years ago that I became a mommy, (Woah.) and my middle sister is looking ahead to starting this phase in her life in April. Each time I see her and her lil belly bump I cannot help but be so excited for her to experience the richness that children will bring to her and her husbands life. I think In some ways I didnt really become "me" fully till I had children. You finally let o of some of those selfish and childish pieces of yourself and begin to really examine what you want to impart upon your children and what parts of yourself need to me "refined" so you dont pass those parts along. Sure its hard, unglamorous, and chaotic at times, but oh my. Wouldn't trade it for the world. So thankful that God gave us Eme to savor this experience one more time!
Oh how I love my lil turkeys and Thanksgiving! It just may be my favorite Holiday for oh so many reasons. Our day usually goes like this...huge lunch with the Knotts, some family bonding, then heading over to the Hooglands for some bowling, leftovers and then BINGO as a appetizer for Christmas! Its lots of food, family laughs, and tradition. All things I am so thankful for! :) The big surprise this year was how much ANabelle LOVED bowling. Not too much gets a huge rise out of this one, but she has caught the bug! She was giddy EVERY time she went up to bowl and would shake and dance the whole time it rolled down the alley and then huge Celebration when it hits...no matter the pin count. It never got old! I tried to capture it a bit on "film" but even pics wouldnt do it justice.
Brad and Lindsey were married in September, 2001. Brad works in the construction field. Lindsey works as a full time mom of Sabrina and Anabelle and works at a local school and as a hobbiest photographer. Sabrina was born December, 2006 and from day one has been full of energy and mischief! She keeps us on our toes and never ceases to amaze us! Anabelle joined the family in June of 2008 and has such a quiet sweetness about her. But watch out, we don't call her sugar and spice for nothing! She definitely can hold her own and has a will that will serve her well as she gets older! We are currently waiting on more pink to enter our home in September! We can't wait to meet our newest member of the family and see what God has in store for her!