Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was Leah's birthday! I can't believe that my baby is already two, and that I have another baby.... it's crazy! It has been a wonderful two years, and I continue to love every bit of being a mother.

Happy Birthday, sweet Leah!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Two words

Ever since I found out we were having a boy, two words kept coming to mind: sweater vest. I could not wait to have him rock out a sweater vest. Finally, my wishes came true.

I think he pulls this look off pretty well. I thought that sweater vest on baby boys were the cutest thing ever. I was wrong. Check these out:

Yeah... I think baby leggings may be the cutest things in the world. These are the first pair I have bought, and I am definitely going to buy some more.

Fall fun

Last weekend we spent the morning out at lane's packaging having some fall fun.

We played on the playground

the big inflatable slide (which was actually pretty fun for me)

we ran around the straw bale kids maze

picked out a pumpkin 

we even got to pick some flowers. 

They had a corn maze out there as well, but by the time we got around to it both of them were pretty cranky. We would have had to pay to go in the maze, and I didn't feel like spending money to carry around two crying babies. 

Friday, October 15, 2010


Sharing is hard. It's hard for adults, but for 2 year olds (or almost 2 year olds), it's like the end of the world. Generally, when Leah is playing with a friend, it start off like this:

She tries to pick up all of her toys, saying: "my bear, my elmo." Then, like a good parent, I "coax" her into sharing said toys, which ends up like this:

Finally, after a little bit of reasoning (haha), it ends up like this:

Things go a lot smoother when there are two elmos to play with.

In other news, I have been using cloth diapers for about a month now. I can't believe I caved. I'm such a hypocrite, because I used to think that people who cloth diapered were crazy (sorry Brandy and Laurel!) My main motivation was that all the cool people are doing it. That, and they are super cute.

Just an FYI, I bought my diaper from ebay. They are a chinese knock off brand of the bumgenius. They're called sunbabies, and they are only 5 dollars apiece instead of 15. So far they have worked great.

I have a bunch of different colored ones, but I really like the white ones look on Elias.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This is how she rolls






Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Georgia national fair

Now, why this is called Georgia National fair instead of Georgia State fair, I have no idea, but one thing is for sure: it's big. Very big, and very crowded. The fact that we went on columbus day probably added to the crowd. We went with some friends from church, and together we walked around, bought some food, looked at animals, and contemplated going on rides. The rides were so long though, that we didn't feel like waiting. We decided that we would just go to six flags when it opens in the spring.

Leah was not intimidated or scared by the crowds. She had a blast running around, and riding on Tony's shoulders.

She loved the petting zoo; we went through it several times. She did not pet any of the animals though. There was a giraffe, monkeys, a zebra, and the usual ponies, goats, sheep, etc.

Oh yeah... there were camels too.

Elias was an absolute angel the entire time. He just chilled in the stroller and slept most of the time.

By the end of the day she was pretty tired. All in all we had a great time. Tony was upset because he couldn't find any fried snickers; apparently they were selling them at the north gate, and we did not make it all the way over there. Seriously... it's a huge fair.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

random thoughts

So today, when I was instructing Leah for the 10th time that she can't whine if she doesn't get what she wants, I was struck with the thought that I expect more out of my not even two year old than I do for myself. Granted, I don't whine about not getting juice, or not being able to have cookies, and maybe I don't do it audibly, but how many times do I have a negative attitude, or whine to Tony, or harbor resentment and bitterness in my heart when things don't go my way. A LOT!!!! I have just become more proficient at masking these attitudes of the heart, but really, we are all two year olds crying about having to share.

Of course, I'm still going to try to teach her about having a grateful heart, and about having a good attitude, but this realization definitely helped me be more patient with her, and was an opportunity for me to repent of my own grumbling and unthankful heart.