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!!

Ahoy!  With a few minutes left of National Talk Like a Pirate Day I bid you adieu for the night with this silly little pirate movie!  

"There’s a storm a comin’!"

Dear Sweet Pea and Bumble Bee:

I found out at 3:00pm that today was National talk like a pirate day (thank you Huffington post)!!!

By 3:00 we had on some costumes from things we had around the house (you two have very well stocked dress up bins, so that helps)! Before we knew it we were watching videos on youtube to learn how to talk like a pirate and making movies (to be posted soon).

We made our way down to Krispy Kreme and enjoyed a lovely free box of donuts for dressing up and asking in our nicest pirate voices for a donut!

Such a serendipitous afternoon!!

Dear Sweet Pea and Bumble Bee:

I realize that a lot of the photos I post are of our little projects or a well framed shot.  I have been so busy with life (for some reason having 2 kids, a full time job, a husband, 5 animals, and a house will do that…crazy!) that I feel like I haven’t posted much or our real day to day life. 

Madden, at the beginning of August you and your sister had your first bath together!  You initiated Monroe with a lovely flute song (ok, that’s mom being generous about your musical abilities), you shared your bath toys, and then you dumped water on her head.  

This is our real life!  Ring around the tub, water dumped on the head, a little blurry kind of photos, and a whole lot of laughing fun.  It really is a lovely life my little lovies!!

Love,

Mom

Dear Sweet Pea:

You walked out into the kitchen to show me how awesome you looked with butt cream on your face:) Luckily our “butt cream” is only Vaseline!

I was a little less thrilled that you were, but laughed none the less! And yes madden, you do wear butt cream on your face rather well!  I’m sure we could market this and make a toddler facial moisturizer, but the name will have to change!

Thanks for keeping this mama on her toes!

Mom

Dear Bumble Bee:

Ok ok, I will stop with your half b-day events and pics…I just loved this photo too:)

Dear Bumble Bee:

This is one of my most favorite projects that I do!  I take a 1 second a day video of you (there is an app)!

It amazes me how fast you grow right before my eyes and that 1 second doesn’t seem very long, but I get a glimpse into time.  

This is what your first 6 months of life looked like…

You amaze me!

Love,

Mom

Dear Bumble Bee:

We have a family tradition of celebrating half birthdays.  It’s a no gift kind of celebration and it’s more about spending time together as a family to celebrate life.  

This was a special celebration.  Not only were you 6 months old, but you got to have your taste of real food and your great auntie from England happened to fly into town!  

You had your first bite of sweet potatoes and you were neither excited or unhappy…it just was.  Then all of a sudden it hit you (or your tatse buds rather) you kept grabbing the food and sticking the spoon in your mouth.  YUMMY SWEET POTATOES!! Your first food was chosen and handmade by your Unchi:)  You are such a lucky girl.  

We danced, we ate pink chocolate dipped Oreo,we watched your one second video (I will post that soon), and we celebrated you. 

This is a wonderful life darling and remember that you are LOVED!

Love,

Mom

Dear Bumble Bee:

Week  26 photos!!

Blue eyes and pink bows.  Lace and smiles.  How has 6 months come and gone so quickly?I will never tire of your chuby cheeks and your amazing laugh.  Keep up the great work darling!

Love,

Mom 

p.s. You are crawling like a pro!  Just like Madden, you both are crawling at 6 months of age!

Dear Sweet Pea:

A few beautiful things happened tonight and I don’t want to ever forget!

  1. You stole a piece of broccoli and a brussels sprout from my dinner plate tonight.  I pretended not to notice, but inside I was jumping for joy!  You were wanting more vegetables! What kind of toddler are you!
  2. You wanted to give ro ro an extra kiss tonight.  You kissed her twice on her forehead and she was beaming with happiness looking up to you!  Way to be a great big brother! Kind and gentle.
  3. Lastly, this is the moment that I want to hold near and dear to my mama heart.  We tucked you in and said “sweet dreams”, then we walked out. Half way down the hall you you called for me. “Mom, mommmm.”  ”Yes Madden,” I replied as I walked back into the room.  ” I LOVE YOU TO MOON AND BACK!” Instantly tears of pride and joy welled in my eyes.  Oh darling, I love you so!  I replied, “thank you Madden, and I love you to the moon and back!” You called down the hall once more,” you too dada.” Thank you for that moment!

Moments and memories that are near and dear to me.  Its so much fun watching you become you.  

I love you to the moon and back!

Mom

Dear Bumble Bee:

Oh my sweet Monroe!  We celebrated your half birthday on the 1st and you got to taste your first bite of real food, sweet potatoes! 6 months has flown by like the blink of an eye.  I feel like it was only yesterday that I held you for the first time and in a completely opposite way I feel like I have known you my entire life!  Funny how that works!

You are amazing little darling!  You are such a sweet and good baby.  You are full of laughs and smiles.  You are learning so much so quickly.  

More pics to come, but I wanted to post one.  

I love you to the moon and back!

Mom