Monday, May 7, 2012

April Numbers!

For our april numbers, we were thankful to see some movement again.
Girl Number: 89
Boy Number: 68

We don't anticipate this next month's numbers to move quite as much as the past two, but I am forever reminded that regardless of the numbers, every day is one day closer to our child.

He is good.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My helper

The other week, Ryan took Ava and Kate to church while Olivia stayed home with Mommy to help me clean the house in between showings (we officially surpassed #60 this past weekend).

But I digress. : )

As we moved around the house, Olivia stayed faithfully by my side, sweeping a bit in each room, and just enjoying the chance to be on her own.

She was quite the happy helper.

As we were leaving a room, I caught myself thinking, "cleaning seems simple and fun with just one helper.  Those were the days . . ."

Then I thought back to that time  . . .and how the thought of trying to clean the "whole" house while Ava was awake even then at times seemed like "work."

Oh how perspective and time changes our mindsets - huh?! : )

It was a good reminder to embrace the sweetness of this stage I find myself in with our girls and not just let the parts that can exhaust me take center stage.

Because all too soon, I will be looking wistfully over my shoulder at today and wishing for the simplicity of giggle, hugs and baby dolls.

Besides, you should see my 3 helpers dust.  I'll put them up against your cleaning lady any day.  : )


To help celebrate Uncle David's birthday, Aunt Callie got a pinata.  The girls were super excited and we all had fun.

Olivia takes a swing

Kate's turn!

Ava and Grandma

Then I suppose it was nice of us to let the birthday boy have a turn?

The peanut gallery

 Kate acted like she didn't know what to do with all the candy

Ava happy with her stash

Kate happily posing with her candy and Hallie