Life is all about love! We, as your parents and through oodles amounts of love, want to document your lives. I hope this will serve as a reminder of the small things in life that make up the big picture. Take time to smell the roses and enjoy life's simple treasures. YOU ARE LOVED!

Dear Sweet Pea &Bumble Bee

Every Day is an Adventure!!

Dear Bumble Bee:

Here are your week 6 photos.  

You are getting so strong!  You are holding your head up rather well and starting to push with you feet and hands.  

You are smiling more often, which is a life saver at 3 am.  You flash me a smile and instead of wanting to try and get you back to sleep ASAP and am happy to hold you and look into your beautiful blue eyes.  

You are eating well, as you can tell by your chunk cheeks.  Sleep is getting a little better because we are starting a routine.   

Your brother sure does look out for you. He is constantly giving you toys.  I will walk by the swing and you might have a rubber frog and a wooden block on your lap.  When you cry he tells me ” Mama picka up Roe Roe.”  He has your back and it’s wonderful to see. 

I am happy and so very grateful for you and our family.  

Keep up the great work!

Love,

Mom

p.s. I still have 6 weeks maternity leave and I intend to make the most of it!  You and me darlin, we are going to have fun!

Dear Sweet Pea:

Friday’s distraction: Shaving Cream Slide!

 Boy oh boy did you get into it!  It seems like our Fridays are flowing rather well as long as I plan a few activities and the rest of the time we can improvise and do as we wish!  Your sister graciously slept while we were playing in the slide which always helps:)

I will hold these days close to my heart.  I know our days are numbered and you will grow up one day, but for now we are living in the moment and enjoying life!

Love,

Mom

Dear Bumble Bee:

You have started smiling!!!  You are so beautiful!

Love,

Mom

Dear Sweet Pea and Bumble Bee:

We are finally there!  We are at that comfortable spot where things seem normal and feel like it’s always been.  I came to this realization last Friday.  The challenging part of being a mom of a toddler and a new born is trying to fill the needs of both of you when there is only one of me.  Last Friday was the first time it seemed to flow seamlessly.  

I prepared a fun activity for you the night before.  I froze rubber creatures in a dish with food coloring and had you chisel them out with a plastic hammer and a plastic screw driver.  You were immersed in this activity for an hour!!  We played in the sprinklers and ran around the back yard laughing!  Monroe was content to sit and watch and. you so graciously shared your creatures with her by placing them on her lap.  

We are a family, it’s comfortable, and I am most certainly a happy proud and mama!

I love you both to the moon and back!

Love,

Mom

Dear Sweet Pea and Bumble Bee:

Your first National Sibling Day (a few days ago)!  May you two be the best of friends forever!  Be patient, be kind, and remember to forgive.  Blood is thick my little ones!

Love,

Mom

Dear Sweet Pea:

A snow monster (from Frozen) in toddler form:)Well done!

Love,

Mom

Dear Bumble Bee:

Week 5 photos!

You are wonderful and I am enjoying our time together.  I spend hours of my day holding you and soaking this all in.  We make a fantastic team:)

Keep up the great work growing big and strong!

Love,

Mom

p.s. I adore this sailor dress!!!

Some Instagram Photos from the last few weeks:

1. Enjoying the spring weather and reading outside

2. Celebrating your dads birthday

3. The most adorable sailor dress (more of the dress pics are coming…it was what Monroe wore for her weekly photo shoot).

4. Maddens amazing eyelashes

5. Birding from our front window

6. Madden reading to dad while dad sleeps on the sofa

7. Monroe plotting to take over the world…or at least poop

8. Father daughter snuggles

9. Sweet Dreams

Dear Sweet Pea and Bumble Bee:

I just downloaded the photos from my phone (I fill my phone with photos every few weeks!!) and I found these from our fort adventure.  I just had to post them.  They are not the best quality, but they show the sweetness between you and Monroe and as a mama that just makes me beam with happiness!

Treat each other with love and kindness in life!  There is no better best friend!

Love,

Mom

Dear Sweet Pea and Bumble Bee:

I’m sure this is how Madden feels as a big brother sometimes:)  I bribed him with a jelly bean to sit there and smile. Well worth it!

Love,

Mom