Wednesday, November 09, 2011

my birthday girl


happy birthday my poppy louise.
you've changed me. every morning you make everything seem a little brighter. i could have
never possibly imagined you.. ever.  there is no other person who even comes close. i adore you.
you make me cry, you make me laugh, you make excited, and make me scared. you love soo deeply and can cry (still) so loud. you say funny things, and are way too smart for such a little girl. on any given day i can have this amazing moment with you. life will be crazy, i will be rushing, you will be so naughty. incessantly you will yell, "mom, mom, MOM!!" finally i answer... "yes, poppy?" and all you say is " i love you".  how can i ever end a day unhappy with that? you randomly give anyone you love a kiss, just out of the blue when we might pass your way. sometimes you get a leg, sometimes a hand, sometimes a dog ear. you can't help it. you are just one big, big, BIG ball of everything. it can't be helped. you simply will always be the most contagious part of it all.
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my darling baby... you will always be mine. you will always be adored.
we simply cannot imagine a life with out a shred of you.
i love you forever.

happy third birthday.


Sunday, November 06, 2011

northern california, single mom, AUNT paige

i've been working a bit lately.
i know my blog doesn't attest to such fact, but i have.
i should have saved my money for christmas, or perhaps a little something towards a new house.
but i love my sister. i miss seeing her. my girls needed to see her, and for reasons no one understands HAD to go to china town. 
i went ahead and flew us all too windsor, CA so we could do such.

it was maybe a bit crazy. did i mention dustin was away on business so i flew this ship solo?
who me thinks i am flying single parent style with two small children and being 4 months pregnant?? i really had no business doing such. i think people looked at me on the plane and cringed. they probably had full rights to as well. it didn't really go so smoothly. what in the life of toddlers does?

ahh well... it was worth it.
we had a beach day,
morning strolls to the park,
not a lot of napping,
lazy mornings,
and we even got crazy and spent a day in the city.

all in all it felt like a small victory for me and myself. the good news is, just as i almost have this whole two children bit under control i am just going to go ahead and throw one more to the mix.

photo taking was spent mostly on our big outings.
so our trip may seem a tad more enchanting than reality.
that's what blogging is all about,

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thank you for the semi stay-cation.  it was just what we needed.