Sunday, September 8, 2013

Eliya is 1 and Logan is 4!

I truly miss blogging, reading, writing, sharing. I love it. I wish I wasn't so torn and overwhelmed with the rest of our crazy life and I coudl be more regular around here again...
We are doing amazing!
Our sweet girly turned 1 on March 22!
(and since she's crepping up on 18 months I should share!)

 We had an elephant themed party with gray and pink. I am thrilled with how
it turned out! We were blessed with lots of visitors and fun on her special day!
 Eliya has grown way too quickly! She's so sweet and fun and smart and strong.
She's my indepdent little lady! She knows what she wants and lets you
know when she's not happy!
At just shy of 18 months she is talking A LOT! Today she said her name!
She is also my little climber! She still sleeps great in her crib but I've lost
the convenience of the pack n play! EEK!
She is still nursing, which I am so grateful for.
She's a good eater and sleeper. She loves her balnkey and baby and
insists on bows and accessories daily!
She's my girly girl.
My sweet Logan turned 4 in July.
This kid is special. There is just something about him.
He's sweet and soft, and affectionate.
He's a pleaser, and he loves his mama.
I'm so afraid he's going to get hurt in this scary world.
This boy made me a mama, he's a dream come true.
At 4 he can spell his first and last name, as well as a handful of
other words.
He can recognize all his letters and numbers to 10. He can count to 20.
He knows his shapes and colours
He adores his sister and is an amazing big brother.
I'm jsut focusing on loving the heck out of these two and being the mommy
they deserve. I love them more than anything.
I'm working part time as a nurse still
And I'm slowly working closer to completing my Masters Degree.
I have faith that this work and sacrifice today will pay off.
I will get a job somewhere I love. I will be home in the evenings, and at night and holudays and weekends. It will all be worth it.
For now I'm tired but in love with my life.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Eliya 9 months!!

Eliya you are 9 months old!! You are the light of our lives.
I wish I could put into words how much we all adore you, especially Logan.
He is an amazing big brother to you, and youjust light up the second you see him!
Nothing has brought me the kind of joy you sweet babies have, and seeing you love on
eachother makes my heart explode.
You are such a fun and happy and BUSY girl. You have been crawling fast for sometime,
you are into everything. You pull up quickly and efficiently, often with a toy in your hand!
You can squat down to pick something up and easily be back up!
You can walk with furniture or a push toy and just receantly you have started letting go and standing
for a few moments at a time with no support!
You are so happy and smiley. And its contagious!
You are growing quickly but seem so petite to us at the same time!
You are 19lbs and 30", which is the 66th %tile for weight and 95th fir height!!
You wear size 3 diaper, size 6-12 month clothes and size 2 shoes!
You LOVE to eat! You eat three solid meals a day and you eat everything.
You still nurse 5-7 times, a few of those times are still at night! You will finally take a bottle
which makes things much easier on your mama!
You sleep well in your own crib and think mama's bed is just for fun. Stinker.
You have 6 teeth! 4 on the top and two on the bottom, although I think the other 2 down there
aren't too far behind.
Your hair is just starting to come in and it sticks straight up in the back, I adore this.
People always comment on your eyes, they are a beatiful shade of grey and very unique.
Your asian features seem to be much stronger then Logans. You are absolutely beautiful.
You babble lots and we hear consistent mama, dada and Hi, still listening for your version of Logan, I'm sure it will be one of your first words, you just love him so!
Your a happy girl, you do well in the car and you like to shop, especially if I remember to bring snacks. You drink well from a sippy cup!
You favourite toys are your brothers cars! You still like to jump and your exersaucer.
Auntie Dee just taught you how to growl and its pretty hilarious.
Ellie, you are an amazing gift. You are strong willed and determined, I think you have quite a bit of your mama in you. I hope that I can teach you to be a strong confident women, to know that there is no limit to your success. You deserve everything  you desire if you work at it.
I thank God everyday for blessing me with you and your brother.
I love you both to the moon and back.
I just don't write as much as I should or want's a bit of catch up if anyone is still reading, or perhaps just for me :)
8 months November 22, 2012
7 months October 22, 2012
A few random photos of my loves. These kids are amazing, some days
I'm not sure ho I got so lucky, and most days I know we are all exactly
where we are supposed to be.
They give me more joy then I knew was possible. And while our lives are mostly chaos, its amazing and worth every single second of it, even the nights we don't get much sleep!
Ellie January 2013, playing princesses!
Logan and Eliya January 2013, playing before bed!
December 2012 Christmas shopping/napping!
Eliya New Years Eve!
Walking with her baby!
Santa Visit December 2012
Christmas photos December 2012
Christmas Eve 2012
Logan & Elle missing their Auntie
Pumpkin Picking October 2012
My pirate and parrot Halloween 2012
Ellie in her baptism gown, October 2014. I had it made from my wedding gown.
I adore it and hope she cherishes it as much as I do one day.
I'm not making promises because life is just insane. But I really hope to update more and soon!