Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dear Ava

You're my little girl and always will be.
It's not always easy when the baby has to make room for a new baby!
But you've handled it with true grace.
There is not a day that goes by that Annie is not smothered with love and dozens of kisses by you alone.
You've graciously adjusted to sharing your time and have found your own way of contributing by becoming mom's big helper-- you have already nearly mastered the art of diaper changing!
Mostly, I am sincerely grateful that Annie has such a beautiful (inside and out), confident and smart-as-a-whip sister to look up to.
Sisters are so very, very special-- and my heart is full now that you have your very own.
With love and happy tears,

Dear Aaron

Thank you for being the world's best big brother.
Before Annie was even born, I knew you'd be an amazing big brother.
I knew this because of how you are with your other sister, Ava.
When Ava came along, you were still just a baby yourself.
But you loved her.
She made you giggle.  She was your very own personal audience to delight and entertain.
And she loved you back.
And yet somehow, I am still genuinely in awe at just how truly loving, tender, patient, playful and gentle you are with Annie.
You are no longer a baby anymore, but a brilliant and mature young man.
It is simply a beautiful dynamic to witness.
With love and pride,


Our Sweet Babou

10:54am January 19, 2013
8lbs 4oz
Our sweet babou is finally here!
And already one month old today.
We now have three kids-- THREE KIDS!!
While there have been many obvious adjustments made in just about every aspect of all four our lives-- it is easy to say, she fits in perfectly.
Our days now mostly consist of: Sweet snuggles, poopy diapers, tiny clothes, sleepless nights & oodles and oodles of booby time.
And I'm soaking it all in and relishing every moment, the sweet and the trying...
For before you know it,
babes become toddlers,
toddlers become children
& so on and so on it goes.