February 11, 2017

Dear Indigo: 2 months

Dear little Indigo,

You, my dear, are quite the precious one.  You love to sleep and are quite content most of the time.  Your preferred awake time is in the evenings and fussy times are 9-10pm.  We've discovered you are allergic to dairy like your brother, so none for me.  This month you've gained weight and height, now 11.5lbs and 23 inches!  I love your beautiful brown hair and think it is here to stay; I cannot believe how long it is already.  Your eyes are still blue-blue.  You love bath time, and being held while the holder is standing up...basically every child amiright? You are tracking faces, and making some coo-sighs every so often.   It melts my heart every time.  And your little smirks and pursed lips slay me.  Despite attempts on your life due to ignorant, innocent roughness, you are resilient.  The little dude loves you, most of the time, and simply wants to play.  We've been for a few walks, warmer weather permitting, and you prefer the carrier to the stroller much to James' joy. You are all outgrown from your newborn and 0-3mo clothes.  But you still can fit into your 3 month things.  I must say that they make little girl pants rather fitted, I bump you up a size so that your little legs and tummy are squished.  We love you little girl.  So much looking forward to watching your grow.

Snuggles,
Mama

February 6, 2017

2017 January Garden Update

Its been rather quiet on the gardening front.  But that means more time for snow angels.
So here is a throwback to when we were getting the front garden area ready for planting.

February 2, 2017

Life Lately: My favorite time of day

My favorite time of the day is the middle of the night.  Or at least it has been lately.  You see, lately, it has been musical beds around here with bringing Indigo home.  James is going through wicked sleep regression, she had been crying around 10pm for an hour or so and is now simply awake from 10-midnight.  So you could easily walk through our house and find people sleeping in random places...Brad or Susan on the couch hoping for some winks sans crying baby in ear, Brad and James in James' room, James in with me, Indigo in crib, Indigo in with me, Brad and me in our bed, Brad in James' bed alone, all of us in the same bed.  And since it has been so crazy, I love it when we are all together and quietly resting in the same space.  Usually this occurs around 3am.  I am awake feeding Indigo in our bed, and James wanders in bleary eyed, and crawls over me and snuggles next to Brad.  And for a brief moment, my loves are all resting and contented and quiet.  It is beautiful. 

January 31, 2017

Monthly Portrait: January

Those eyelashes slay me every time I look at them...just like his Daddy's.
Family selfie: I couldn't resist Indigo's blue eyes and James' peanutbuttery smile.  Happy January!

(I debated continuing this monthly feature, but I love looking back at them)

January 16, 2017

Get outside: winter wonderland

 Our goal is get outside every day.  every. day.
 So some mornings we wait...
 And watch the snow fly out the window.
 Until coats are zipped, socks are doubled up, and child-sized gloves are improvised.
 The thing is, no matter the weather, getting ourselves outside keeps us, me...James, sane, happy and healthy.