Sunday, September 27, 2009

daddy gets all the smiles...

the moment that made my day






they are so creative... maiko came up with this new game. we got out the halloween costumes and harvest decorations (i didn't really feel like tackling the mess of an attic but the kids begged me) so, maiko being such a creative thinker came up with the idea to take the boxes and slide down the little slope in the front yard :) looking out the front door and watching this totally made my day and luckily the camera was sitting right there waiting to capture it!

stisters




stister is how layla says sister :) "i love my stister" "but she's my stister!" two of layla's most used phrases...

frozen milk

our first attempt to feed eislee frozen milk failed :( but... we hadn't given her a bottle in a couple weeks... so we have decided we will go back to giving her bottles of fresh milk and try to do it twice a week for a week or two and then try frozen milk again and see... i really hope it works! we are trying to plan a date for october!

mmm... a sleeping baby


this is rare for my little one, she usually dosen't sleep very much and when she does it's short... so this was a nice day, i got a lot done :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

so much love...






i promise i've been taking lots of photos... i just can't post them until matt puts them on his computer... which should be today, so hopefully you will get new pictures tomorrow :) but in the mean time i thought i would share some older ones :) these were never posted... she was not even 24 hours old yet... right after we left the hospital. look at how much they love her and the amazing thing to me is that love has not faded at all... they still love her that much if not more :) i expected so much jealousy but it's not there... just love... i'm so glad i was wrong. another thing that amazes me is how much she's changed and i know that's kindof cruel to talk about how much she's changed when i'm not posting new pictures for you to see it... i promise i'll get some up really soon.... when i think about eislee being almost two months old, it's not like wow that went so fast i always feel like wow it seems like she's been with us so much longer than that... she is the final brick to our family foundation, that last bit of support we had no idea we needed and now i feel like our family is so strong and complete... complete... that describes it so well :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

official first day photos






so exciting... maiko and layla love school soo much... even though it's a little crazy having them both in school this year i'm so glad we're doing it... layla has a very special school and just loves being there, she was sooo ready... and maiko is such a big boy, riding the school bus and matt went to meet him at school and he was already in class doing great (teachers meet them at the bus and take them to class and put them on the bus after school)! i was really glad maiko rides the bus this morning... layla caught a flu bug and was up all night with a fever and even threw up, so come morning we were all tired and layla obviously wasn't going to school... so it was nice to be able to sleep a little late and just have to worry about getting maiko up and ready to meet the school bus and let the girls sleep since we didn't have to worry about actually going anywhere.... and don't worry about layla she's already feeling better :)

without them my life would be so dull...






after some delicous blackberry picking (and eating) maiko and layla decided to flood their sandbox and put their wagon in and use it as a boat haha... i love the added touch of the beach chairs :) these special moments bring me so much joy, i'm glad i was able to catch this on camera and share with you guys :)

baby slingin...


so... i made a baby sling... with some encouragement and lots and lots of help from matt... i wanted a baby carrier really bad and was interested in a mei tai or a pouch sling... i like the pouch slings because they
are really easy to take on and off and you can nurse in them, plus the baby is so snuggly :) i couldn't justify spending all the money on one when i could make it myself.... so i started designing one and it was way harder than what i thought it would be and i was very discourged... but matt being the wonderful man that he is spent two full evenings helping me design a pattern and i took it from there... this was really a practice sling with fabric i had lying around... i'm going to make a lot of changes on the next one and when i get it perfect i will get some fabric i really like and make a final piece :) but for now i'm just enjoying having one... eislee is enjoying it too... she's sleeping in it as i type haha... also, i'm making a matching one for layla's baby :) i will post pics of that when it's finished... she calls it a baby patch... i love that... i think i'll call it a baby patch too, that's a good name.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

maikos first day of school (kindof)

outside his classroom...
dosen't he look sooo cute with his name tag on?
so, maiko had his first full half-day of school.... but it's not his official first day yet... confusing? i'll explain... he's on half-day schedule for one... and half the class went to school thursday, then the other half of the class (including maiko) went friday and he didn't ride the bus, which he will be doing when school officially starts. he is very excited about school and riding the bus! i'm nervous about the bus but the thing that eases my mind is that it's a small school and the bus picks him up and drops him off at our driveway... plus we are gonna meet him at school the first week and make sure he gets to class okay. so, monday is the official first day for maiko and layla i will update you guys on how the first week goes, wish us luck!

laylas visit to school

outside the front gate...
entrance to her classroom...
monkeying around on the playground...

playing in the hidden fort under the stairs (such a cool school)...
well, we came thinking it was her first day of school... but i was wrong about the date... so, it turned into a visit and i'm happy to say layla is ready for school (when i told her it was time to go she said "you go mom, i wanna stay here")

kinder visit





pictures of maikos one hour visit to kindergarten.... he asked me to take that last picture of his legs, i thought that was pretty cute :)

maiko the little phish






maiko had two weeks of swimming lessons and he loved it! he really was a little fish :) he had no fear of the water (thanks to matt taking him to the pool every weekend before swim lessons and getting him used to it). he made a friend and so did i (the boys mother) pretty fun, she's my age, her son is maikos age, and her daughter is not too much younger than bee, and the best part is they live around here! well, back to swim lessons.... maiko did so good, he even jumped of the diving board as you can see in the picture... the really awesome part is all the other kids that jumped had a floatie but maiko jumped without anything and swam to the side with only a tiny bit of help! i was so proud!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

thinking of days to come...


i keep telling myself that someday soon i will have time to think again, that someday soon i will wake up and my head will not feel foggy, someday soon i will not have every thought interupted and there will be no more stopping and saying "now what was i thinking?", soon, sooner than i can imagine i'm sure... and for now i will just forget about free time and enjoy the sweet innocence of my children that seems to fade much to fast and enjoy the snuggles that i will soon be longing for when i have free time... i wish you a wonderful day in the present for tomorrow this day will be gone and it will never come back

i took some photos...


they didn't turn out quite how i had in mind but these are some of my favorites...


notice how maiko is playing with layla's hair in this one, so sweet...


i love this close-up of them, poor eislee looks concerned that they will drop her...
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