Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

We hope you "Think of your fellow men, lend him a helping hand, and put a little love in your heart - We hope when you decide kindness will be your guide, and you put a little love in your heart." The world will be a better place.

Thank you God for sending your son to die for us. We know the pain of losing a son, and I will be eternally grateful for the sacrifice you made to share your son with a world who did not deserve it. Thank you for the joy this holiday brings, and the reason we have to celebrate it.
Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 18, 2009

This pretty much sums up my week...

Kenron has aquired and shared a cold with Axel and me. We are now pretty much over it, and we are smiling again. But we haven't recovered completely yet to clean our shirts or the snacks stuck in our boogies :)

I really do love this cutie
On a high note Axel is falling into a lovely sleep schedule, which includes sleeping 11 hours at night.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This is the latest I've ever put up my tree, and it's not even done. I cant seem to catch up since Thanksgiving. I have this little "Christmas Corner" that feels kind of pitiful..

I feel like I'm bursting with energy to really dig in and make this house "Ours" and yet it seems like its in a constant state of chaos lately..

And have I mentioned Axel cries.. A LOT. SO I dont get to do all the things I would like. Somedays things get done with a crying baby in the background. Somedays having two little kids really kicks my butt.

Then this sweet face shows up and things arent so bad.
Axel and I haven't quite found our groove yet, but I'm so happy he is here I get choked up just thinking about life without him. He has truly filled a very empty spot in my heart that has been aching for another little boy. I cant tell you how lovely it is to have a baby boy this time of year to hold in my arms, when three years ago I was dying to hold my first son who was too far away in the NICU.

So even though I may not feel so comfortable in my body at the moment, or the clutter of my house is making my hair stand on its end... I can take comfort in the joy that I dont get to take any of these things to heaven. Honestly the only things I get to take to heaven with me are my boys, and isnt that really the only thing that matters?
~ remind me of this tomorrow when they are both screaming and I'm opening up my own Ebay account to see how much two fussy boys go for these days :)

Hope your holidays are joyful and remember to slow down and enjoy the little things, because it all goes by too fast.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving 09

Axel's FIRST THANKSGIVING - I'm not sure he was very impressed.

Kenron liked his dinner.

And he liked playing on Mac's chair. He would say "Up-ah There!"

But he loved playing with "Carter" (Claire) more...

Ivy was so good at holding Axel.

Kenron joined in on the tradition of bowling but was more interested in the arcade games behind us.

The little carousel was the BEST!

He played "Marbles" at Mac and Pa's, who he kept calling "Beesie Pa's" He would call Mac, Mac and Pa - Pa, but when we were driving to their house and we were talking about Mac and Pa's he kept singing "Beesie Pa's, Beesie Pa's" hehe too cute.

and OF COURSE Pa worked his magic on Axel-rooney.

I had a REALLY good time, and the boys were awesome on each 8 hour trip! Thank you God for a wonderful and relaxing time with our family.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Axel is two months old

yikes, we aren't going to talk about how fast my baby is growing up. So instead we'll talk about what a huge baby he is...

At his appt monday we found out he is 13lbs 14oz (one full diaper away from 14 lbs!) and 23 1/4" - Kenron was 11.5 lbs and 23".

Kenron is still loving his brother - He is really proud to show him off to strangers in the store and people at church...

We haven't mastered "holding" the baby yet :)