Mother’s day is a day that makes moms feel special, I don’t particularly need a day to make me feel special, just because I have kids, but it is nice to have a day to celebrate the love I have for my mother, the mothers in my life, and the abundant love I have for my babies. Each year is special but this year was extra special because we completed our family with the arrival of Emerson. I can’t begin to describe how complete I feel in my life. My babies are amazing, they each have their own special way of making me feel amazing and loved. I couldn’t imagine my days without them, even the crazy moments when I feel like I am at the end of my rope, they make me feel whole.
From the start of our day, filled with lazy moments of sitting on the couch to rushing out the door to my mother’s for our annual Mother’s Day celebration, to laughter between cousins and between moms and daughters, to ending the day with more bedtime craziness, my day was just what it was meant to be..PERFECT!
I love you Carter, Preston, Layla and Emerson. You make me want to be a better mommy, I strive to be that for you, make you happy, nourish you and lift you up….You are my everything, and I promise you my love FOREVER!
You are such an amazing woman, and through the years I feel I always knew what you did for me, but it wasn’t until I had babies of my own that I truely saw all the sacrifice and love you gave and continue to give. You are my mother and my BEST FRIEND. You have always been there no matter what, good or bad, and I am so blessed to have you for my mother. I only hope and pray that I am half the mother you are. My babies are very lucky to have you for their NANA…..The love between you and them is such a blessing! I love you more than you know Mom!
Since the weather has gotten nicer, the kids have LOVED getting out to the park! I love it too, I get to watch them enjoy themselves and time with their friends. It usually means I get a little time to chat with the other mommies!
Motherhood holds many things…It gives me ups and downs, but through it all, these little ones make life so much sweeter. I get so proud of my kids when they try something new and I absolutely LOVE watching them while doing it! Last year we signed both Carter and Preston up for T-ball and every week Preston, not even 4 yet, would sit on the sidelines or hang on my husband as he coached the team. Preston is a little more introverted, quiet, and shy. I would get a little frustrated, not because I disliked these qualities in my little boy, but because I just wanted him to try it. I wanted him to get out there and realize the potential in himself that I know he has. I waited and waited, and this year when asked if he wanted to play again, he said no at first, but then finally said yes. I was scared that the season would be just like last year, but much to my surprise the first game brought out my little man….he was happy, confident and enjoyed himself! I enjoyed seeing him emerge from that shell.
Carter and Layla couldn’t resist the urge to get out there and congratulate Preston on hitting and running the bases! I love that Carter was so proud of him!!!
I am so proud of Carter too, he looks like a natural out there on the field at his littel league games!
Layla, my free spirited, crazy little girl, waiting for daddy to come home from work! I love the excitement and I just adore these moments that I get to capture! She patiently waited for him, and quickly ran to give him the biggest hug and kiss!
Oh Emerson, how you are growing….you melt my heart with your smiles, and half giggles (I can’t wait to hear the giggles that will come from you). Please stop growing so fast!!!
Here are your little toes peeking out at nap time!
I love you all more than you will every know…Forever and Always..PROMISE!
I love this challenge theme. I am a mom of 4 and have a passion of capturing my kids doing what they love to do! Most of the time it is playing, sometimes it is a mood, or emotion, but PLAYING is their passion. I believe playing is the venue of which they learn and express themselves and sometimes you find them doing something they see you do on a daily basis!
Here is my daughter Layla…Pretending to call her daddy…..
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Motherhood has brought me such joy. There is always a part of each phase in the kids life that can seem so hard, but the joy far out weighs that. Carter is starting little league..and this past weekend was his very first game. They had an opening ceremony first, where the kids had the chance to step onto the high school baseball field, and their names were called, then they proceeded to their game at a local park! Seeing Carter in his uniform, excited to play and learn and the joy of being with his friends made my heart happy!
Carter, my precious lil man…I am so very proud of you!!!!!!! I hope you are proud of yourself, you are eager to try new things, even when they seem hard at first! I hope you enjoy your first little league season!
Happy 2 Month Birthday Emerson….I cannot believe it. I recently said to a good friend that with the first baby, I looked forward to the milestones, smiling, cooing, sitting, eating solids, crawling, walking, babbling…etc.., and with you, I am excited when new things happen, but I am not pushing for Emerson to do it all so soon. Time just flys by, and no matter what I do, or how much I try to stay in the moment with my sweet baby girl, it doesn’t go slower.
My sweet Emerson:
You are two months old…. and we also celebrated your baptism this weekend.
May you always know just how blessed you are, and how blessed I am because you are my baby girl.
I hope that god watches over you each and every day, on all your journeys, and protects you always.
May you always know just how special you are and that you are a precious gift from god.
May you always know in your heart that you were meant to do great things and to always strive to reach your potential and then some.
You can be and do anything, the sky is the limit my angel.
Your smiles melt my heart….I love you more than you will ever know, FOREVER AND ALWAYS..PROMISE
Its so amazing…….the love and bond between me and my 4 babies….
Before I was a mother, I always told my mother I knew just how much she loved me, I guess because I felt such a deep love for her, and still do, a love so deep that is so indescribable, but I know now that I had no idea. What I feel as a mother to these most amazing little human beings is so amazing, a love so deep and strong that at any moment it can bring me to tears. Tears of joy, fear, and happiness. They themselves bring me such joy by just being mine and loving me. I know they love me, and I know this because of the way they need me, look at me, dislike my boundaries, but desire them all at the same time, the way they hug me and can make me smile in moments of sadness or frustration. I say fear because of the world we live in, and also feeling that my heart walks outside my body, in each one of them. For this I feel what they feel, the sadness, happiness, fears within them, the struggles of life, physical and emotional. As a mother it is very hard to watch or hear those things that we too have experiences in our own youth, and I know I just want to make the world around them perfect, shelter them, but also know it is not possible to make it all perfect. They are my happiness. I take great pride in the fact that I carried them in my belly, and nurture their every need, and seeing them thrive, grow and become amazing children, makes me happy. I see that at times I am there happiness. That makes my heart smile. The big hugs after a few hours at school, or me at work, the smiles of a newborn at 3 a.m., the soft sounds as I feed my child, or the big kisses, and the quiet cuddles on the couch. This to me is happiness.
Love between my babies and I cannot be measured, and or cannot be put into words, it is just the most amazing thing. I am so grateful to be a mother, mother to these most amazing little ones, and for that I will count my blessings each and everyday.
Emerson, I look at these pictures and am glad that I took out my remote to capture you and I together. It’s not often that I am in pictures with you, so I hope you look back at these in the future and know just how much I love you! I adore everything about you, your smiles, your serious face, the way you try and talk to me, and light up when you see me at 4 am. I love the way you are finding your hands and grabbing for me when I feed you. I love the softness in your skin, the light of your eyes, and the way you snuggle into me and seem just so content! I just love you, always and forever…PROMISE.
The way this little boy loves is so amazing….Carter has a gentle soul, loving and sensitive, and is such an amazing big brother! I hope Emerson knows just how much she is loved.
I spend a lot of time doing daily chores and caring for a new baby, and sometimes I feel I neglect the others, without trying of course, so I loved taking a moment out of my busy day to have a little fun with these two, wish carter was there to join us! I hope you all know just how much mommy loves you, because it is a lot….more than I can put into words!
The bond that these two have is so amazing….they enjoy being around each other. I sure hope that this is always the case and that their friendship only grows and gets stronger. I hope that in life they know that brothers are special and that they will always find a friend in each other!
Back to the grind, missing having the entire day with my babies! Soon Summer will be here and we will have lots of time to do fun things together! We have some nice weather this week so far, Layla has definitely enjoyed playing outside, and we did get to go to the park with friends. Wish Carter could have joined us, but unfortunately he was in school….
My free spirit….he enjoyed being at the park with all his school friends. It was so nice seeing him come out of his shell when he was around his friends and just laugh, run, and play with no holding back!
Emerson, oh how you are growing…7 weeks old and I am amazed at how much you have changed. You have also changed me, you have made my heart grow, and bring so much joy into my days! I love you sweet pea!
This past week was a welcomed week off of school for the boys. The weather unfortunately wasn’t what we would have liked it to be, but we filled our days with some downtime, playdates with old friends, and time outside when weather permitted!
Little miss Layla doing what she loves, swinging! I can’t believe how big she looks in the swing..oh how you have grown my princess
Carter loves to use his imagination. It is one of the things I love about him, he is so inventive and creative. Here he is using his imagination to create something out of this box!
Our peanut in the stroller for the very first time.
The kiddos on the go..biking to the park
I love these two boys….more than they know. They did so great on their new bikes!