8 month old Eleanor

My Dearest Little Elly, This letter is very delayed, as we have lost a very special person to us. Your Grandy, my mom, passed away on October 5, and we buried her on your 8 month birthday October 8th. Your momma has been overwhelmed with sadness, questions, and busyness and although I have never forgottenContinue reading “8 month old Eleanor”

7 month old Eleanor

You’ve been blessing our lives for more than 7 months Eleanor and we think you hung the moon! This month has been quite an adventure for you. Unfortunately, you had your first really bad sick spell and got Covid. It really knocked you back for several days and had us very worried. We were allContinue reading “7 month old Eleanor”

6 month old Eleanor

Dearest Little El– You are now six months old! What fun you are! You are growing by leaps and bounds too. At your doctor’s appointment, here were your stats: you weighed in at 16 lbs 13 oz. They said that is about the 70th percentile in weight. And you measured 27 inches long. You knowContinue reading “6 month old Eleanor”

Eleanor Beth 5 months old!

Dear Ella Beth, Another month has come and gone and you are still fabulous! Listen kid, time is flying. I will tell you from experience, that most of your life, it will seem like the seconds, hours, months, and even years are passing at a snail’s pace, but when you get to be my age,Continue reading “Eleanor Beth 5 months old!”

Eleanor Beth 4 months

Hey Eleanor Beth!!!! Happy 4 months to you my precious second born baby girl! Time is flying by and you are keeping your mama very busy. Wow, what a game changer you have been in our lives….in the best way possible. Sometimes in life you can’t really know what you’re missing or how badly youContinue reading “Eleanor Beth 4 months”

Ordinary, yet precious

Life is made of moments. Many are magical. Most are merely mundane. Ordinary life. But within every second of mundane and ordinary, lies the power. The power to be present. The power to choose your words carefully. The opportunity to connect with others. The opportunity to love, show love, and be love. All we reallyContinue reading “Ordinary, yet precious”

Cheers to 7 Years

My Dearest Emma Kate, Happy 7th birthday, my precious darling child! When you were born, I got a lot of advice.  I didn’t ask for it, by the way, but sometimes people just like to give it. One of the most common things I heard was “Don’t blink. They grow up so fast.” I’m sureContinue reading “Cheers to 7 Years”

Emma’s 6th Birthday Party—emoji

I’m running so far behind, I’m not sure I’m coming or going. Three weeks ago, we celebrated our little one’s sixth birthday and I have yet to document this momentous event with pictures. This time, I did it differently. The first five of her birthdays, we have celebrated at home with friends in an oldContinue reading “Emma’s 6th Birthday Party—emoji”

On Your 6th Birthday

My dearest Emma, You are now six years old.  This year has been a whirlwind.  Heck, your whole life has been a whirlwind. How is it that you were so tiny just a little bit ago? A little bundle. It seems so far away, and at the same time, it feels like yesterday. You wantContinue reading “On Your 6th Birthday”

1st Lost Tooth Chronicles

I’m almost certain my daughter’s front bottom tooth was flopping around in her mouth longer than 5 year old’s teeth are supposed to flop. Seriously, I lost track of time, but it began to wiggle weeks ago, months even. We predicted when it would come out, yet all predictions, Thanksgiving, and Christmas passed. Still theContinue reading “1st Lost Tooth Chronicles”