Saturday, May 31, 2014

MAY...I have some more time....Please?

The birthday festivities string continues with my momma!
Homemade cards
Assistance with opening gifts.
And an amazing dessert....another blessed time with family.
If it's nice outside....that's where I want to this great night called for a dinner picnic in the backyard.
I think Ezra enjoys being outside just as much as I do!
Barista in training made his first delivery!
When I wasn't able to paint the girls' nails....daddy was drafted in for his first pedi and mani.  He did a great job...such an awesome father!
Silly play times.
Zoe often wants to hold Ezra, until she remembers that there is a possibility of him spitting up.  She does love him!
So this....this is out kitchen/eat/play area.  You know the area that I spend almost all my time in!  And yikes, this is what I have been doing most of the month (you know besides the whole raising three kids thing), scraping wallpaper off, layers of it.  Who puts wallpaper on drywall...a mess and truly was driving me crazy.  It felt like it was always dirty, even when everything was picked up.  Can't wait for this project to be done!
Ugly beautiful!  Trying to see the good amongst the crazy of the walls not being done, Beach having the flu and wild girls.  Yummy protein smoothies for dinner!
At our wonderful Chiropractic Office - one day we were there when they were closing and got to take home some balloons, which Zoe loved.

She is always asking to visit the fountain in the shopping center.  So we did that day for a cute picture opp!
So Zoe has yet to see a dentist and I found one near us that may work for our selectiveness.  
Ezra was with us and did well....besides the fact that we had to wait an hour to be called back.  AN HOUR!  What!
Zoe did awesome, though, and I am so proud of her.  She seemed to enjoy her princes toothbrush, a ring and sticker.  I'm pretty sure should would go back any day if she could!
Beach works so hard and gets up so early. I'm impressed that he can just fall asleep pretty quickly anytime, even with the girls running around and screaming.  Shi left him a little present one day...he didn't even notice!
One morning Zoe woke up and sat in front of the window in my room just like this.  She instructed me to take a picture of her and to send it to daddy.  So glad she has moved past the stage of hating her picture being taken, beautiful girl.
So I have been pumping at home to try to build up my milk supply for when I go back to work.  The girls LOVE it and think it is some type of show (which I really don't like btw).  If Zoe has to do something she will even demand that I wait for her to come back before I start pumping.  On this day, Shiloh announced that she had her own pump!
We got to spend some special time with Beach's family and the girls loved hanging out with Julia!  She was such a good sport with them too!
My first official outing with all three by myself.
But Danielle and her girls were at the park too, so I thought I could try it!
It went so well!  So thankful, as it feels like life is more possible now!
Some mornings just call for coffee runs and time outside.
Summer means free movies at the park....this time with the cousins!
And cute babes of course!
Somebody was excited to learn more about letters.  (PS I realize more and more how I would not be good at home schooling.  Pretty sure she would have known this all by now if I had helped her earlier.)

So one Saturday, Beach tackled mudding and sanding the kitchen = huge mess.  BUT thankfully the weather was great and we ate all our meals outside.
Loving it!
This momma got a break to get her much needed hair done!
Although we haven't really watched a Disney movie, the girls hear "princess" songs a lot on Pandora....and are huge fans.  So when I saw that the children's theatre was doing Beauty and the Beast, I thought we had to try it!
I was a little nervous about how everyone would do, especially with the littles, but it went so well!!!
We all enjoyed it (although Zo was not into picture taking).  She kept asking why she could not dance on stage as well....gotta get that girl in dance in the fall!
I was especially glad that there were no screams from little man...just a smile to cap off the night!
Can we just slow down time please!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blink and then it's been 2 months! seems to go so fast yet somehow last forever.  I love snuggling little Ezra and feel so bonded to him.  I think it helps that he doesn't cry much and still really loves his swing (which allows me to do the other things I need to with the girls).  He is eating well and growing!
Pretty much everyday Zoe tells me that she loves Ezra and that she wants to keep him forever.  Then she reminds me that she can't because she has to move away.  Insert mommy teary eyes.  Zoe then explains that she has to remind me everyday.  Perhaps this is how long it will take me to prepare for her to leave the nest.  So thankful that she loves her little brother so much though!
Beach discovered a new app on his phone to make this pic... Ezra wasn't as scared as he looks.
Beach, also, likes to do fun things, like put Ezra next to do a baby doll....can you tell which is which?
 I love how Ezra's eyes are always so wide when he is awake....still has some of his forehead character, too!
Ezra has enjoyed the few times that he has been in a carrier, including on a walk in the neighborhood.
This is Ezra's favorite way to do tummy time, on his momma or daddy!  Shiloh is always trying to get in on the love, too.
Since all he does is roll's one way to make sure he stays on his belly.
The girls enjoy participating, as well, and cheering him on!

I have a few friends that had boys around the same time Ezra was born.  How fun is that!  We had a visit recently from River.
I love how this picture looks like Ezra is trying to tell River something...."Hey better get used to this picture taking thing when you come to visit!"
Obviously they enjoyed the play date.
I just melt when Ezra has his little arm around me and holds on.  Looks like Grammy is a fan, too!
I love how he is starting to smile more.  Changing his diaper is the best.  He has this huge wide open smile that he just seems to want to take everything in with, and he certainly captures my heart.  Zoe and Grammy are able to make him smile a lot as well.  I haven't gotten a good picture of it yet, as when he is doing it, I just don't want to take my eyes off him.  You are one loved 2 month old little Ez!