Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7 Month Chloe

So much has changed in the last month! So many milestones met! My girl is amazing. She is beautiful. She is sweet. I love her more than I could EVER imagine. I DO love having a girl. 

Here are some of the new things Chloe is doing:

* Eats real food! (She loves carrots and peas) She won't eat pured food (as I found AFTER I made a ton of "baby" food). She has to have food just slightly mashed. Let me tell you, this is a pain in the tooshy, but I do it for my princess anyway! :)

* She is crawling faster and faster (it's an odd little hopping crawl, but it's a crawl nonetheless)

* She pulls herself up

* She cruises two or three steps

* She says "boo!" 

* She puts things over her face, pulls them away fast, and waits for you to say "boo!" or react

* She says "MA!" but only when she's mad

* She loves her brothers SO much. They just have to look at her, and she smiles.

* She gets very excited to see her daddy, too! :) She is a daddy's girl. 

Chloe is a blessing and such an amazing addition to our family. God knew what He was doing when he gave her to us, after the two boys. We are smitten. :) 

I love you, Princess Girl, Sister Bear, Miss C :) Happy 7 Months! 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Matty is THREE!

My Dearest Matthew- 

Oh, Matty, my dearest little man. What a year it has been. I can't express enough how blessed and honored I am to be your mommy. God gifted mommy with you, three years ago, today, and little did I know the impact you would make on my life...all of our lives. The love, the laughter, the frustration...it's all worth it. 

Day after day, you awaken with a smile. A smile that could melt the coldest of hearts, and shine bright enough to fill the darkest of rooms. A smile that sometimes is a little bit naughty and makes mommy wonder what it is you've done! :) A smile that I can't imagine my life without. 

Your health has been up and down, this year. You were in the hospital, last Fall, and we are still trying to get you as healthy as you can be. You're tiny. Sometimes you have a hard time breathing. And sometimes you scare mommy, when you say your "'bellwee' hurts" (aka- his chest is hurting). I am so thankful for the medicines invented, to keep you healthy, and to help you breath. I pray that you continue to grow strong, and that someday you will be able to breath without having daily treatments and medicine. 

Matthew, you are amazing. I love how you love to play on the computer and watch dinosaur videos, on YouTube. I love how you could build "Firecar" (Hot Wheels) tracks ALL day long. I love how you try to act like your brother, but add your own twist to things. I love how to hug me and tell me you love me, out of nowhere. I love how, at bedtime, you say "big hug! little hug! big kiss! little kiss!" before we are allowed to leave the room. I love how you tell me I am pretty, when I put on my makeup. 

Matty, there are so many reasons to love you. You are an amazing little boy. May God BLESS you this coming year, and help you grow stronger and stronger. 

WE LOVE YOU, Matty! :) 

Matty's first ever breathing treatment! Who knew we'd be doing these everyday?!

I was in love, the moment I saw him!