Most days lately, I feel like I am in a 3-ring circus with whirlwinds all around me....sometimes spinning me out of control, sometimes ingulfing me into the eye of storm...pushing me forward , yet pulling me back. I keep reminding myself to stop and breathe. Rest is hardly a type of moment taken these days. Maybe it's because it's the end of the school year and along with that, many other things are wrapping up & coming to an end..but as we know before things end they get a little intense...maybe it is harder to adjust to 3 little people than I thought it would be....maybe I am still very tired and emotional and I just don't realize how much so. It truly takes so much not only to survive each day, but to be successful at it as well. I'd like to believe that at the end of the day that we had gotten the required tasks done, learned some lessons, created some wonderful moments and are Happy & Well for the most part. When the end of the day comes, I often realize that time flew away on feathered, fast & strong wings. This is a crazy & challenging life....it's loud and it's messy and it's demanding...but more so it is: magical, beautiful and blessed. I think I'm gonna like it here.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sweet Olivia, "How long do you want to be loved? Is forever enough? Is forever enough? "
Ben shares one of his "baby" toys with Little Miss O.
I am not a fan of feet, but I am sort of in love with this pair. :)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Precious Olivia...She is now 1 month & 2 days old. Yesterday, I took her to the hospital for an ultrasound (since she was breech they wanted to check her hips, etc) and got a report, that she is a-o.k. in that department. She has her month follow up appt. with the ped. tomorrow. She is def. keeping us busy & happy that is for sure. I am exhausted...but I know that someday, I shall sleep again. We have been showered with so many gifts, meals, gestures, visits, kindnesses.... We are so very blessed beyond words. Regular life has been a little overwhelming, but step by step, we are getting where we are supposed to be. :) The school year is winding down (although it feels like it is winding up with all the activities and such going on) along with everything that goes along with it... dance rehearsals for Alice (for Isabelle) have been increasing as the performance date is nearing... The weather has been pretty cold and rainy for the most part. Ben killed a toad on mother's day. My computer is basically crashed. I am borrowing my Aunt's laptop for now. Our siding is finally finished and up. Our front porch is complete but the back deck is on hold. Most of the garden is planted (by noah). What a whirlwind this life is. I am breathing it all in. I am trying to be in these fleeting moments...soaking them in...and enjoying , believing , hoping and loving this amazing time....even if there is mud on my bed from the dog.
Sorry, it's been awhile folks. I must admit that life has been a bit overwhelming lately. Wonderful...but exhausting. Here are some misc. pics of Olivia, no order or reason...just throwing them up there (that sounded kind of gross) for your viewing pleasure. More to come soon as I get my act together.