Thursday, February 16, 2012


I haven't felt much like blogging lately (you probably noticed since I haven't posted in awhile) and when I don't feel like doing it I don't. I feel no pressure to blog. I do it because I enjoy it and don't worry about how many posts a week happen. But as time for baby girl to come draws near (surely it will be any day, I've been contracting for four days now. ) I thought I better write down somethings before I forget. 

It's amazing to me the things I hear and see with my kids each day that are so precious. I swear I'll never forget the tones they use or the way their little fingers move while their talking, yet somehow I do.  I'm thankful for places like their baby books and this blog that jog my memory of special times I've already forgotten.

Elijah is at such a fun age of communicating while V is still not putting many words together. (but don't worry she somehow lets us know exactly what she wants.) They are both so expressive. His hands move as fast as his mouth when he talks and when she looks at us out of the corner of her eyes we melt.  

He'll start asking for something and forget what he's saying mid-sentence. He looks at me, shrugs his shoulders, tilts his head and says, "mom what was it that I wanted?"

His love for playing with Vanessa has grown so much over these last couple weeks. He's always telling me that he's taking care of her cause he's the big brother and she's the little baby. He holds her hand and they walk through the house together and recently he's started asking her to marry him. He takes one of my rings puts it on her finger and says, "I'm the Mr. and your the Mrs." 

One night V was crying in her crib and Caleb and I were debating what to do. She stopped crying right away though so we didn't think much about it. Then we heard something and knew Elijah was up. Caleb went to investigate and found Elijah in V's room with the light on and door open. Elijah told us that Nay was upset and he was taking care of her. He said he went in the room and asked her "what's the problem Nay?" 
Then the other night I laid in bed and over heard this conversation.
Caleb..."don't worry about it. Pajama's don't have to match."
Elijah..."yes they do. I NEED my other pajama's. The bear one with the red sleeves."
Caleb..."mom is washing those. You'll have to wait till tomorrow to wear them."
Elijah..."I can't. I NEED to sleep in them tonight."
Caleb..."why? It really doesn't matter what you sleep in." 
Elijah..."dad I very much NEED my matching bear pajama's."

This continues on for about ten minutes. Finally, Caleb comes and asks me what to do. All I can do is smile and say I don't know. I deal with these issues all day, everyday, but I don't have the answer. I take them one at a time. 

Sometimes it's surreal. Conversations and issues Caleb and I have are nothing like what I pictured. I'm not sure what I thought my life was going to look like with small children, but conversations about what pajama's to wear never crossed my mind. 

Way too early one 5:00 a.m. Elijah crawls in bed with us. After holding him for about an hour my preggo body couldn't handle anymore. I whispered gently, Elijah, could you give Daddy some cuddle time? Hoping he would slid to the other side of the bed and my neck and back could get a break. He grabbed my cheeks and put his forehead to mine and said, sometimes boys just need to be with their mommy's, okay. You can imagine I just kept holding him. 

These are irreplaceable moments. I love each interaction I have with my babies and am amazed watching their personalities come to life. 


bandofbrothers said...

your kids are so so precious. it's obvious to me that you must have something to do with their sweetness:)

Sharstin said...

i love reading your blog about your sweet family--i am with you on the blogging front--haven't felt up to it these days

kenzie said...

this is so sweet...makes me tear up seriously! love those kids!!

Simply Domestic said...

What precious kids! Lifting you up in prayer! Hopefully the baby will come soon!

Kelly said...

So sweet.

Brooke said...

That is precious! I love this season so much and have started recording the little conversations we have because I never want to forget! Praying for you as you are about to have that sweet baby girl! Love and miss you LOTS!!

Emily Anderson said...

You have the cutest kids! I hope that Finn will be that sweet with his little brother and with me. :-)

Darcie Santoyo said...

What a sweet little boy, oh my gosh!

a girl with a smile said...

too sweet!!

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