Monday, January 30, 2012

week 4

day 22
day 23
day 24
day 25
day 26

day 27
day 28

Monday, January 23, 2012

progression of bravery into stupidity

ada is usually a cautious girl. she's terrified of the stairs. she doesn't like any sudden movements while you're holding her. she has a death grip against you while you carry her around. i can literally let go of her sometimes and her body is so tightly grasped against mine that she doesn't move and looks like a baby monkey. it's quite adorable.

her caution is perhaps a thing of the past. early last week, i walked in to see her doing this.

doesn't she look so devious? today, i just walked in to this.

i asked finn to watch her while i went to the bathroom. his response when i asked why he wasn't paying attention? "i was watching her. she's just trying to climb on top of josh's desk." then he went back to his cars. what a stinker!

week 3

day 15
day 16day 17day 18
day 19day 20day 21 - i know it's 4 images, but all were too cute!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

week 2

*note: if you find yourself asking, "why on earth did she pick that picture?" there's a simple answer. it's the only one i had for that day. i hope to get better as time goes on. but until then. enjoy the picture of my newly organized pantry shelf.

day 8
day 9
day 10

day 11

day 12

day 13
day 14

first and third christmases

it's hard to believe that this was ada's first christmas. when it was finn's first christmas, he was just a squishy little thing that wanted nothing more than boob and mommy.
come to think of it, ada wanted nothing more than boob and mommy. so i guess there isn't that much of a difference between the two. ada hit that stage recently of wanting to hang on me at all times and never lead my side. it's adorable with the first child. not so adorable with the second. with the second, it's like, "okay, fine. just ride on my hip, while i whip you around and try to do everything that needs to get done with the restriction of only using one arm. let's do this thing." getting things done is possible, but slightly annoying. this desire to be attached at all times to her mommy was only compounded by the increased number of people and lack of naps that christmastime brings.

whining aside, it was an amazing christmas. the month of december was just an endless stream of birthday parties and christmas events and busyness and GO! GO! GO! but i wouldn't have it any other way. i prayed really hard that God wouldn't let me get in the way of having fun this season. every year, i schedule events for each weekend (and most weekdays) because i am immensely in love with our families and want to spend every possible moment with them. then i freak out because i'm overbooked and stress about the details. it's plain stupid.

however this year, i really felt an answer to prayer. in the midst of stressing out, i would say a little prayer and suddenly be reminded that things don't need to be perfect. that the moments we spend together are more important than food being prepared on time, the presents being perfectly wrapped, the presents costing an absurd amount, and the family being cohesively dressed. okay, that last one may have triggered a tiny meltdown, but i think i'm in the right here. if your entire family is wearing red, black, and white, would you pick a plaid orange and blue shirt? oh men! josh didn't understand that stress and why i cared so much about what he wore. regardless, i liked this christmas. i hope all others can live up to this year.

*note: i'll post on the birthday party as soon as i get photos from alyssa. apparently, when josh said he was going to be in charge of taking pictures, he meant four pictures. luckily, i have a snap happy sister-in-law who documents my life more than i do.

Monday, January 9, 2012

week 1

this year, i've decided to participate in project 365. it's on my list of 30 things to do before i'm 30 (more on that later), so i figure i better start. i'm quickly approaching that cutoff. it's pretty easy. take a photo every day for 1 year in order to see what your life means, what's important to you. week 1 shows kids. big surprise! i'm going to document it week-by-week here on the blog. plus, it will help me make at least a weekly update on here. win win! document life with photos. document life with text. i'm pretty excited about where 2012 might take us. here goes.

day 1
day 2
day 3
day 4day 5
day 6
day 7