I can hardly believe that the year is winding down. Its even harder to believe that Emerson is 9 months old.
My sweet Emerson, you are growing and changing so fast! Your little personality is shining through and you bring so much joy to this family. I can’t imagine my days without you, for you complete our family. Your siblings still just adore you, which makes my heart so happy. You love to be with them, crawl to find them and play right along side. Your fit right in. You let us know when you want to be heard, you let me know when you need a snuggle and you have the sweetest smile. I adore you my baby girl. I love you more than you will ever know…Forever and Always..PROMISE.
I had to post this picture because it is important that I remember the little things about these amazing days. This blue ring is what makes you happy. It is part of the stackable rings, rainbow color, and no matter how we mix them or present them to you, you will always grab the BLUE ring!!! You crawl with it, hold it, have it next to you during meal times, put it in your mouth, along with what seems like everything these days, you love this ring!
Last week we went to PA to visit Tim’s family. The trip is a long one for the kids, and I to be totally honest with you, and because of that and my job we don’t get to travel there as much as we’d like. This trip was nice, it was packed with family gatherings. The kids really enjoyed seeing their cousins! I love watching the bonds grow stronger each time we are in each other’s company!
A family is a little world created by love!
November is here, which means the leaves are falling, cold temperatures are sneaking up on us, and cleanup for the winter is upon us! The kids love the leaves….piles and piles of leaves to throw, to jump in, to help us be reminded of our childhood!
My four babies!!!!
Layla in the leaves.
Emerson’s first time in the leaves. Couldn’t get her too close, she puts everything in her mouth!
Carter jumping in the leaves.
The months are flying by, Emerson is approaching 9 months and changing by the day. she is a joy to be around. She is showing more and more of her own personality too, it is a joy to see!
I love you my sweet Emerson. You complete our family, you made my heart grow, and I adore you!
October is always a CRAZY month..birthdays for the boys, and then of course Halloween. Now that the older 3 are in school, there are Halloween parties, parades, and fall parties to attend, and of course we cannot forget Trick-or-Treating. We have started a tradition of having our closest friends come for pizza and trick-or-treating. Carter and Madison have been friends since they were infants.
Layla’s School Parade – The parents didn’t attend the celebration inside the classroom, but we handed out candy for their costume parade!
Emi’s first Halloween..my pumpkin for sure.
Preston was a huge help handing out the candy for me!!!!
My four babies…a jeddi, Ironman, spider-girl, and super-girl!
Emi with her godmother, Beth!
Carter’s Fall Party…unfortunately Vestal Hills doesn’t allow the kids to dress up. We had treats and games! Carter was excited to have us there, and that is all that matters!
Oh boy, things are about to get crazier in this house…Emerson, you are on the move! Just in time for your 8 month birthday. Happy 8 months my sweet baby girl! I knew this day was going to come, as you have been preparing for it for a couple weeks now..on your hands and knees. Now though, you have taken off. You are babbling, clapping, crawling, even pulling yourself up. Slow down baby girl. And to make momma proud, ma ma ma is your first word! Thank you, makes my heart melt!
I Love you more than you will ever know my sweet baby girl, forever and always, PROMISE!
Some more favorites from this past week…Halloween preparations!
Three of my FAVORITE pumpkins!
5….definitely not a baby anymore and nor are you a toddler or a preschooler. Turning five you stand at the door to big kid, and I am excited for you, but sad for me. Gone are the days you sit in my lap or need me as much. I am excited for you to spread those wings of yours though. I see little changes in you my sweet Preston. I see confidence and you figuring out just who you are and who you want to be. Your voice is getting louder and you know what you want. I am proud of you. You are special and unique and I am so happy to be your momma. Though the moments when you rely solely on me are fading into the past, I want you to know I will as always be right by your side. I will cheer you on in everything you do, and I will pick you up if you fall. Always know my precious boy that you can do and be whatever your heart desires. Reach for the stars. I love you more than you could ever imagine, forever and always….promise!!!
The past few weeks have been full of excitement here in our house. Carter’s birthday, we went to the cider mill, family visiting, and days filled with our usual chaos and love!
I still can’t believe Carter is 7…how is it I have a 7 year old, surely I am not old enough.
New York is amazing in the fall. The leaves change, there is apple picking, cool mornings and warm afternoons, and so much more. The cider mill is a place where there is apples and mums for sale and pumpkins too. Inside you can tour the facility and see them make doughnuts and cider. I love to see the amazement on my kids faces as they see doughnuts and cider being made. I love to tour it year after year, it never gets old.
Every year we take the kids apple picking, we end of with a lot of apples, but it is wonderful to stand at the top of the hill amongst all the apple trees and see all the beautiful colors of fall. This year we had Tim’s brother and his family in from PA.
Preston is still playing soccer, he is loving it this year. Last week he scored 3 goals, and I wish I could have captured the excitement on his face, it was priceless.
And a few of my favorites…The loves of my life, my family. My life is blessed!
Emi has teeth!!! Lots of them. Stop growing baby girl.
Nothing better than tiny hands that hold tiny feet.
Unsure about the apples..
Smiles and giggles nothing better than that!
~Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breathe away!
I love Pink….I love how girly it is….and I also love that October is dedicated to Breast Cancer awareness. It is important, and it touches close to home. Breast Cancer has touched a few of my family members and I too have to have regular mammograms and ultrasounds at the young age of 35, and hopefully they never find cancer. Awareness and detection is key!
My baby girl Emerson
My daughter Layla
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Oh my where to begin…..I just cannot believe that my first born is already 7. Where does the time go? I don’t remember as a kid time going so fast, but as an mother it seems to me that I miss minutes, hours and days, because before I know it another year has passed. As much as I enjoy each stage of my babies lives, I want to slow it down and have more time with them just the way they are, at this very moment.
A letter to you my sweet Carter on your special day.
I want to start of by saying that you will never know just how much I adore you. I remember 7 years ago today, at this very moment in labor with you…and soon after that, because you sure didn’t take too long to enter this world, holding you and all your tiny baby-ness….I know that’s not a word, but you were so little. You seemed so little to me, even more so, because it was real, I had a newborn. I was so nervous, but so overjoyed. My heart was bursting with love for you, from the moment they placed you in my arms. I didn’t think it was possible to love something so much, and even today I am still in awe as to how my heart has grown, my love for you grows with each passing day. I want to thank you for making me a mother. Giving me the most sacred and precious gift and title. I am blessed by you and your love.
You are such a sweet and sensitive boy. I want you to know that you can do great things. I want you to reach for the stars and know that no matter what you are awesome. I will always be right by your side. I will cheer you on, and celebrate your successes. And with life there are always moments when we may not succeed, or things may not always turn out the way you had planned, but I will be right there beside you in those moments too. Always know your worth my sweet boy, you have so many amazing gifts to give this world.
I hope this next year of your life is all that you wish it to be. I love you with all my heart and soul….Forever and always..PROMISE!!!!
Happy Birthday Carter.
Your littlest sister LOVES you.