Monday, February 27, 2012

road trippin' in pj's

Pawpaw was diagnosed with brain cancer a few weeks ago. It's making major changes to who he is very swiftly. We're trying to see him as much as possible. Pj's are the comfiest way to travel.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

playtime in snapshots...

grant's babysitter is out of town for a few days so we have the privilege of spending time with him.

grant and md have had the best time and I've hardly seen either of them all day. they play so well together and it's given me a little time to relax and smile as I hear the play going on in michael's room.

the day's high point for me, though, is easy. while riding in the truck on the way to the park, the boys are carrying on a serious conversation. grant is idly playing with the seatbelt, glancing over at michael saying, " your mama loves you and your mama loves me. my mama loves me and my mama loves you. both our moms love both of us. they think we are really cute." michael responds with a simple, "yeah."

and I think, "you have no idea how right you are, grant. no idea."

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

cuddle bug...

there is just nothing quite like cuddling your first baby while your second baby kicks inside you.

I feel infinitely blessed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

random pictures

i was going through pictures from my camera and found these pictures that i love so much.  i had to share.

 mr. blue eyes at his 2nd birthday party.

 md and gray while trying to fly kites with mamo and pa.

 i don't know why he's crying and, apparently, neither does gray.


 gray, md and ellie and a jack-o-lantern from halloween 2011.

md, pa and gray reading at christmas 2011.

md's favorite things...

his pa.

any iphone he can get his hands on.

to have them at the same time? his dream come true.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

baby update

i don't know why blogging seems to be so much trouble sometimes.  but, here i am to try...again. :)

i am 24 weeks pregnant now.  wow.  time seems to be going too fast! at about 17 weeks i started to feel those little butterfly kicks.  at 19 weeks, we found out we are having a girl! we've even chosen a name, which is a little unusual for michael and i. :)

camilla joy.

camilla joy jules kotze.  millie, to her very excited aunts. :) she moves all over and it seems too soon! it's crazy. i can see it and feel it.  michael can see it and feel it.  it's the most wonderful feeling in the world.

she already has a stash of little girl things.  some very cute hand-me-downs from friend, mya ramirez.  several dresses and outfits, some shoes and nestles (so her hair smells heavenly sweet all the time). :)

michael david is very excited about the prospect of a new baby sister in the house.  it might just be a tiny bit confusing since he already refers to ellie as "sissy". 

so, things are going well for us here.  we're just takin it day by day and trying to enjoy every moment. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

bucket heads

being silly with my boy. it just about beats out everything else. :)