Friday, September 14, 2012

state fair and such

Reese is really the only person who takes pictures of me.. and surprisingly he gets some good shots. Thanks bud! You proved I actually exist!
jovi's first spaghetti. she pretty much LOVED it. 
Reese loved (and still loves) his giraffe. Jovi is obsessed with furry blankets. She is just like me.
watching yo gabba gabba... yes we watch that...
We went to the state fair this week. SERIOUSLY, my it is one of my favorite things. we have only ever missed going when i am huge prego. This year shanea came with us. We did our favorite things like little hands on the farm, ate all the crazy deep fried food, checked out the animals, rode a single ride, bought crap from the stands and of course went on the big yellow slide. When we took reese to the fair when he was 11 months old he LOVED the slide, he smiled and laughed the whole way down. Jovi did not. she handled it, but at the bottom she burst out bawling... she is so like me. scared. and that's ok. Reese and i went down again together...
this is his favorite face for pics... seriously???
jove's first piggy back

Sunday, September 9, 2012

wave in the night

last night jovi melted my heart. she has been waking up in the night very frequently, and it gets a little frustrating some times. last night she woke up and i went to give her a binky, she immediately spit it out and started to cry as i left the room. i waited just a second and went back in, she was on her knees at the end of the crib. i wrapped her in her blankie and laid her on her side. i told her it was time to go back to sleep. she looked up at me, pulled that chubby little arm out of the covers and waved at me until i closed the door. then she went right to sleep.
it was a small moment, but so precious to her momma.
Hey big Pre-schooler! I love you SO much! I am so glad you are my boy. I love it that you want to lay on me when we watch movies. I love that you are the BEST big brother out there. You love Jovi with all of your heart and love to take care of her and keep her safe. You love your friends, and "pop-soles" (popsicles), playing with your friends and especially PS3 games.
You are growing up fast and becoming concerned about things of the world. We read The Lion King together, afterward you were worried that someone might want to come and kill your dad. We talked for a long time about how things like that hardly ever happen and that we have Uncle Bryce to protect him. :)
You also worry about your best friend Ethan, because I told you that he will be moving away soon. You asked if we could call him (of course), and then in your sweet innocent sad voice you asked if we could move too. I am grateful that you care about others in your life. You are so special to me. Love you. -Momma