Saturday, October 20, 2012

Yellow Door

After having a plain au naturale wood door for a few years too many, I decided to paint it a fun bright color.  I pondered my choices over a year ago, here.
About 6 months after that post, I painted my door, a bright yellow (lime-like). 

 It's been lovely having such a fun color, and my neighbors have said great things.  Glad it is cheering up those who walk by. 
Lately I've been dreaming up all kinds of design ideas for the house and started a list of 'projects' which I am now tired of putting off and getting rather annoyed with myself for the continued put off. I will post them here on the blog as they get checked off.     

Thursday, October 18, 2012

One Liners!

It would be in my best interest to utilize this blog as best as I can to document some of those quick moments in time, where your child says the funniest or quirkiest thing. Note to self, make a point to write them down!

Yesterday, was one of those days Hen was on a roll.  Once he got off the bus that he told me he had 'THE BEST DAY EVER!'  So I asked him what happened.  He told me that he got to be a 'patrol' on the bus!  Here's a little background:
Since he started Kindergarten, one of the highlights for him is to ride the bus to school and back.  What a lucky kid (I never got to do that).  Well he is IN LOVE with one of the patrols on the bus, Gracie, who is a 5th grader I might add....(we're in trouble).  So his conversation once off the bus is usually about the patrols and how he wants to be one etc, etc. So yesterday, he go to be one!  "The best part," he said, "is that I got to give high fives to everyone who got off the bus stop!" Woo hoo, little man!  It just lights up my life that something like high five-ing kids getting off the bus, brings the kid so much joy!  LOVE IT!

Then early this morning while having family time in bed (6:45 am), Henry says, "I want to kiss a girl!"  I respond, "Oh, who do you want to kiss?"  "I want to kiss the girl I am going to marry."  "Do you know who you are going to marry?" I inquire?  "No, I don't.  Mom, how will I know who I am going to marry?  What if I can't find someone? "  I'm thinking in my head, 'this boy truly has nothing to worry about.' But I was a little taken by the fact that he was truly concerned about this, as a 5 year old.  This thought popped into thin air as soon as Hen said that he wanted to marry me, "No actually," he said, "I want to marry Daddy."  Ahh, phew! The kid still is really quite uninhibited on the whole subject and we'll go ahead and keep it that way for awhile.  

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy half birthday baby girl!!

Today is Camilla Georgina's official 6 month birthday! 
I can't believe how quickly time has flown.

Baby girl, I promise to do my best to relish in all moments with you. To breath you in, sniff your adorable round head and make you laugh.  A lot has changed since last month. You are now sitting on your own! Rolling over and sliding your little self about is how your are getting around.  It won't be long before you start to crawl!  You love to make spitting noises with your your mouth as well as pursing your lips to make raspberries. In the mornings we can hear you chatting
in your crib and other times screeching out loud telling us to come get you out of your crib.

 You love to sing and chat.  We say our "ba, ba, ba's" together as well as our "tha, tha, tha's."   When we are out and about you love connecting with people. You are so smiley and engaged! 
The mommy attachment is just starting and at times you cry when I leave the room.   

Your brother is IN LOVE with YOU!  He loves to help me out by giving you toys to play with.  He hasn't quite changed a diaper yet, but we'll work on that one!  He gives you about 1000 hugs a day.  His heart is so filled with so much LOVE.  He will tell you that your name is in his heart forever.  Talk about loyal, he will always be there for you.

It's hard to believe that you are halfway to one year!  
Where did my little baby girl infant go? 

We LOVE you! 
Love, Mama