Friday, July 30, 2010
She was right. Happened instantly. Doubled.
This evening Emma and her Daddy counted the money in her bank from doing chores. She was ready to go shopping (and ride in Daddy's truck). Before they left, Emma came up to me and said, "Mom, I just feel so grown-up! I have on flip flops and am caring a purse just like you!"
Oh Hope, please don't start wearing flip flops or caring purses anytime soon. :)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Her reply, "Ya your belly is smaller but these up here are big now!" (Said as she was bouncing her finger across my chest.)
Of course it didn't stop there...she continued, "Mom, I think when the Doctor got the baby out of your belly some air must have gotten in and went up up up, all the way to there!"
I love how simple she interprets life! She always makes me laugh.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
What a beautiful daughter you are. We have waiting so anxiously to see you, knowing that God had made you just perfect for us. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
You were born on Thursday, July 22 at 3:51 in the afternoon. Beautiful. Beautiful. Your eyes were wide open and your voice so strong. I loved loved loved hearing your cry. It was a sound that at one time we thought we would never hear...God knew. What a lesson in faith you have already taught us.
You weighed a wonderful 7 pounds and 15 ounces and were 20 inches long. Perfect. Absolutely perfect. You made your Daddy and I instantly smile. Did I mention how beautiful you were?
Hope Kaylynn we love you very much. You have been literally our hope and never again will we be hopeless. I can not thank you enough for coming into our family. You complete us and we are blessed beyond belief.
I love love love you forever and always.
Hugs. Kisses. Thanks to our Creator.
Just moments after Hope Kaylynn was born. Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thank you Grover for making me an Aunt!!! I can't believe you are nine today!
Grover holding Emma for the first time.
This picture makes me laugh. When we moved from Liberty to Bloomington, Grover and his Dad came to help load up the U-Haul. Grover, keeping himself busy in basement, had ask me for some tape. Moments later, he was proud to show us his "trap bathroom".
Two peas in a pod. Emma absolutely holds the highest rankings for her older cousin!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GROVER!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Adam can't wait because...well, refer to the above statement. :) Not to mention a few days off from work!
Emma can't wait much longer...to quote, "Mom, I just can't wait till the baby comes here so I can have that Princess Chicken Noodle soup when Grandma gets here to stay with me!"
It's killing her, I tell ya.
Trusting God's plan......patiently.
Monday, July 19, 2010
We know you are safe and snug in Mommy's belly right now, but we have made a very special safe and cozy room for you here too! We can't wait for you to see it, play in it, and grow into the unique person God has designed you to be. We love you so much already Hope Kaylynn!
(The paintings in the last picture were made by Adam and Emma. One night after supper we had a "painting night" and specifically made artwork for the new baby.)
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
A) Be thankful she can't drive, so I know it's not real...yet.
B) Be a little concerned that she can't drive so I know whatever she has done she did here at home by herself.
C) Be honored she thinks like her Daddy and saved money by creating this herself instead of paying a stranger big bucks.
D) Be thinking, "will it come off?!"
She further explained to me it was of a football. And yes, it was....a rather large football.
The star parents we are, we first laughed, then took pictures, THEN disciplined her letting her know to not use markers on her skin. Apparently that wasn't the best order, because the next day there were more tattoos all up and down her legs. No laughing or pictures this time...just a good hard scrub down with a few choice words. (The laughing came later after she went to bed!)
Someone remind me of this story when she comes home from the first semester of college with a real tattoo. Parenting - love it.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Anyhow, on the way home, our little miss Emma was a nonstop talking spitfire. There was a comment for everything. EVERYTHING. Even the conversations Adam and I were having that she didn't know anything about. I quietly whispered to Adam and said, "someone put something in her mouth!" And once again from the back seat comes that sassy four year old voice, "uh, well ya know, putting something in my mouth won't work ya know because I'll just keep talking." This was quickly followed by yet another comment, "and oh ya, I can hear what you say because I have a good sense of hearing, ya know."
Seriously, Emma....you absolutely keep me and your dad in stitches. Like the day you ask me to open my mouth and begin talking to the baby. Or the night your dad and I were talking about getting to know some of the teenager girls in the neighborhood to find a good babysitter and your reply, "oh so you mean we can go out and leave the baby at home?" I just love your thinking.
Thank you so much for coming into my world and making it such an amazing place. Someday you will read this and realize how much your innocent, yet true, comments have been engraved into my heart. Thank you for being the best blond bombshell in the world. Thank you for laughing. Thank you for being my helper. Thank you for being you. The past four years you have been an "only child". Soon, very soon, you will leave that role and become a big sister. I know with all my heart you will be the most amazing big sister in the universe. Hope is going to be so lucky to have you in her life.
I love you more than you will ever know. And I really mean that. You are truly amazing....and beautiful, beautiful.
Hugs. Kisses. Thanks to our Creator.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The design was her father's idea!!! Go Adam!
....and this is how we do it...almost there...
Can you not just see a precious little ball of joy snuggled down in there? Can. not. wait.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
July 7th, I turned 32. All week prior my daughter had been working hard on the perfect present and on my actually birthday could hardly stand waiting until Dad got home to give it to me. I absolutely love her excitement.
As soon as Adam walked in the door she went bolting for her bag. I opened it and found several foam hearts. They were all the hearts picked out from her craft supplies. As I held the hearts in my hand and let them trickle in bag knowing each one was carefully selected from my 4 year old, Emma explains:
"Mom, I just love you so much that I can't tell you all the time during the day. Now you have the hearts telling you and you can look at them anytime. That's what all the hearts are for, I just love you that much!"
Could there have been a more perfect present?