Monday, April 23, 2012

West Eighty Third Giveaway | Okkar Lif

West Eighty Third Giveaway | Okkar Lif

Definitely worth following my friends blog and their journey with adopting their son from China. god is so amazing, and following their family through this reminds me daily of His grace.

Monday, January 18, 2010

And so it begins

Faith has started to pick up little words here and there. Bubbles is the funeest one. She is so cute when she says it. Cracker and cookie are pretty easy for her too. It is so exciting to see her develop and experience so many new things every day. She is always exploring and testing. Her abilities amaze me.

Her laugh is the best though. She has always had a great laugh, but now it is very purposeful. She knows what she likes and doesn't like for sure, and she loves to play and laugh. The time is going by so fast. I know it will just pick up speed, and I don't want it to. I don't want to miss a thing. I don't want to miss a single moment of her life. I just love her so much. She is the best gift I have ever received.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Where has the time gone?

Faith is now almost 16 months. This morning I found her trying to put on my flip flops. They were a little hard for her to manuever so I gave her my house shoes and she stepped into them with no problem. Later I found her in her room trying to put on a sock she had taken out of the laundry basket. She is no longer a baby, she is definitely a toddler.

I am amazed by her everyday. Her laugh is so infections. I think it could be a cure for depression! =)She laughs at everything, and most of all herself. She can stand in the middle of a room, a hall, a driveway, anwhere and just twirl and laugh so hard she falls down. They say laughter is the best medicine. I believe that her laughter is the best medicine. It sure helps me feel better.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

it's been 5 months??? Where does the time go

I can not believe that it has been 5 months since I last wrote. The sure has flown. Watching Faith grow has been the most incredible experience. I could not imagine putting her in day care to spend my days in a menial job with people who truly could care less about my family. I cannot imagine leaving Faith with people who could truly care less about her well being. Not to say that all day care workers are like that. My sister was an excellent caretaker. But she also saw a lot of things that most parents don't know about. I am so thankful that God has directed Mike and I to live on one income. That he has given us the strength to give up the luxeries that we were used in exchange for the luxeries that Faith has provided.

My life is exactly where I hoped it would be at 30. I am a stay at home mom with an amazing daughter that keeps me smiling all day long. Mike (though I agreed to not talk about him on the web I think this is ok to say) is such a great dad. He loves to play with her and make her laugh. His #1 thought every day is her well being. He works so hard to make sure that we are able to raise her without the use of a sitter or day care. She adores him so much and laughs everytime he comes home from the station.

She will turn 1 year old in 21 days. She is almost walking, just needs to build the confidence to let go. She mimics talking on the phone, loves to wrestle with her toys, or tackle Jeremiah or shadow. She loves Nicolas so much. There are days when she is tired and won't crack a smile, but Nic can always make her laugh.

Wow. I just don't know how else I can sum her up but amazing. She is my happy thought when I am down. I will be better about writing. I am going to put it in my to do list so that I don't lose track of time again. Yes, for you who truly know me, I am actually getting organized! =)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Solids & Teething

I started Faith on solids a few weeks ago. Banana's, apples, avacodos & now she's on carrots. Carrots are the first spoon fed solids though. Everything else has been through a little mesh feeder thingy that I bought at toy's r us. She loves food that's for sure. She sees me with her spoon and starts going nuts. I'm going to do sweet potatoes next week. Hopefully she'll get some meat on her bones. She's 5mos and just now growing out of 3mo clothing. She only fits in 3-6mo right now. 7 mos (Christmas) will she fit into 6mo clothing??? Christmas is going to be so much fun with her.

For the past 2 weeks I have had the hunch that Faith has been teething. This morning my hunch was confirmed. I looked into her mouth and saw 2 little white specks shinning back at me. My little baby girl is getting teeth!!! Part of me is so excited, but the other part of me is almost sad. Is she still going to have the cute baby face? What about her smile. The toothless grin is so are teeth going to affect that. She'll still be gorgeous of course. There's no question about that! LOL!!!! Can you tell I'm a proud momma! My house is a wreck of course. Since she has been so fussy and what not I have not gotten a thing done. It wouldn't be so bad if Mike were on his regular schedule, but he has been home all week so I have had to cook every day too. Oh well, time to go clean now that Faith is napping.

So...when do I get my nap!?!?!?!?!?!?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Faith- 4 months

Well, I am sorry that I havn't been very good about sending pics of Faith. I get so distracted by how amazingly cute she is. Every day I am more amazed by Gods creation and how such a little person could affect me in such big ways.

We just finished two wonderful weeks with Grandma & Papa (too short if you ask me) and a quick visit from Ashley (also too short). Papa & Grandma were out for my dads 60th. This was the first time I was able to spend a lot of time with them as I am not working. Well, I am working harder than I ever have before, but you know what I mean.

Okay so Faith has rolled over a few times in her crib. The little stinker of course waits until we are not in the room to do so, but she does it none the less. At her 4 mo appt she measured 25" long and 11lbs 13oz. Long and lean, can't argue with that! Her toes and tongue are her favorite body parts right now and she is able to spend more and more time each day entertaining herself, but her favorite place to hang out is in the sling that Aunt Kathy gave me (thank you so much!!! It's been a real life (and time) saver.

She becomes more aware of the world around her with every passing day. Shadow is a new interest. Just this past week she has started watching her. Shadow is very cute with her and constantly lays next to her, and walks into her room to "Check" on her when she's chillin in the crib. If Faith is crying and I am in another room Shadow will run into the room and get my attention then turn around and lead me to wherever she is crying. I am still not comfortable with leaving her in the room alone with Faith. She's a great dog, but she's still a dog so we're pretty careful about that.

She is "talking" so much. Mike was home with her while I worked at the Opera house last night and said he was teaching her how to roar and she mimicked. If I could just get him to use the video camera!

Well, I know all you really want to see is pics. She is the cutest girl in the world by looks and spirit.

I attached one, but to avoid using all your email storage space here's a link to the rest of our pics.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Article on Measles outbreak

Ok, so many of you have heard about Measles outbreaks across the nation. I have read several articles on the topic, and they are rediculously biased. Not that I am surprised as it is the media. Anyway ALL of the articles make a coment about nearly half of those with measles did not get the immunization. read that again and slower... NEARLY half. Which means that MORE than half of those with the measles DID get the shot, yet STILL got the measles and are spreading it. Yet the tone of the articles are on the irrisponsibilities of parents that do not vaccinate. It kills me how the media can still twist the facts of a story by using specific wording to make it sound like they are right.

Each parent is right in whatever they decide to do regarding vaccines. I would never tell someone that it's wrong to vaccinate. The only thing that I believe to be wrong is making blind parenting choices based on what one is "supposed" to do. Again I say, Parent with purpose!!!