Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Great Grandparents

My kids have been blessed with some fabulous Great Grandparents. I have had so much fun watching my Grandparents enjoy my kids...

Papa George and MorMor with Caitlyn

Grandpa Mel and Caitlyn

Mama Pita and Caitlyn

Grandma Postma came to town just before Caitlyn got here. She played trains with Isaac, prayed for Caitlyn and Mama and loved on us all.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A hat... no small thing...

This hat is no small thing. I must not loose it. I pray I never have to face that! I cannot misplace it. I cannot give it away and I must never, ever, put my daughter to bed without it.

You see, with this hat on her head (Mind you it is size 12 -18 months) my daughter will sleep 4 hours a night. But without it, she won't sleep more than 2 hours at a time. I must not loose this hat!

Thank you JESUS for this hat! I have no idea where it came from, but please, please, please, bless the people who gave it to me! I LOVE THEM!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

30 days, 1 month, Praise Jesus!

30 days ago we were settling into our room at the hospital. We were getting ready to go to bed, you, me and your daddy! It was a busy day, lots of people came to see you. You were born just after midnight and by 7:00pm we were ready to snuggle in and enjoy you!

Your big brother was the very first person, other than daddy and mama, to hold you. He was so excited! He loved you from the minute he saw you on the screen, at the doctor office.

You slept right next to me, in my bed, I couldn't bare to put you down. I was intoxicated by your sent. I wanted to hold you for as long as I could. I had waited a very long time to see you, kiss you and hold you. And I could not get enough!

In the past 30 days, we have continued to snuggle. We take naps together, I kiss you every chance I get. Ask your big brother, but part of my job as your mama is to smother you with kisses and I have loved doing just that.

You have been blessed by some of the most treasured people. You have been given precious clothes and blankets. People have taken care of your mama, daddy and brother by bringing over food and groceries. The Lord has provided in ways we couldn't have imaged.

Your brother reads stories to you. He sings to you. He kisses you. He LOVES you! You are the most blessed little girl in the world, because you have the BEST big brother!

It has been a wonderful 30 days, 1 month and I can not Praise Jesus enough for the moments we have had as a family. Home cooked meals, afternoon naps, daddy's days off spent relaxing as a family of four. It has been precious. You are precious.

Happy 1 month birthday beautiful, smart, wonderfully made daughter of mine! I love you!

May Jesus bless you beyond measure!

Monday, November 14, 2011

4 Weeks ago...

4 Weeks ago today I met you for the first time. I heard you cry for the very first time and was over come with joy. I saw you as your daddy held you and I was in love. You are my daughter, the daughter of the One and Only King. You were knit together in your mama's womb, my womb, by the hand of the Creator. You are precious in His sight. You are precious to me.

I love you sweet daughter of mine. I have loved our time together over the past 4 weeks. I cannot believe you have been here for so long already. May you love Jesus with everything you have, may you laugh uncontrollably and may you be blessed beyond measure over and over again.

Thank you Jesus for this gift, thank you for the reminder of who you are. Your promises are true and your word is powerful! I love you! Amen

Picture taken by CLB Photography.

Monday, November 7, 2011


We are now spending time at night doing homework.

It isn't much, just a page or two.

But we pick a marker, take a seat at the table and the homework is done.

It adds something to our nightly routine, it is simple, yet fun.

Notice that Isaac wrote his own name at the top of the page, he didn't need help spelling it either!

I am sure a day will come when homework isn't fun for Isaac or Mama, but for now, I enjoy the time together and I have loved watching Isaac learn!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A look back...

Back in September, Isaac spent a few days with Grandpa and Grandma and they did lots of fun things!

One of the coolest things Grandpa does with both Isaac and Mercedes is he takes them to build things at Lowes. Isaac LOVES the things he builds with Grandpa.

They also spent LOTS of time outside, and there is nothing this little boy loves more than to ride bikes and play outside.

This little boy LOVES hanging out with his Grandpa and Grandma. How blessed is he!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


This year Isaac went as Spider Man for Halloween. Spider Man has been HUGE in our house, for his birthday he wanted Spider Man toys and a Spider Man costume. And so, Spider Man he was...

We went to Fort Collins to trick or treat with Isaac's cousin Mercedes, you can read her mama's blog by clicking HERE. Mercedes went as Batgirl and later changed her clothes and was a ballerina!

We went trick or treating while it was still light outside, then came in and had some pizza, the kids answered the door for a while and then Aunt Mandy took them out again in the dark!

Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt Carol, Uncle Jim and Aunt Mandy were all there! It was a fun way to trick or treat.

The kids did such a great job ringing the door bell, saying "trick or treat" and "thank you" for the candy. They had a great time, got lots of candy and laughed A LOT!

Halloween just happens to be Mandy's birthday, it was a fun way to get together, spend some time together, watch the kids be kids and celebrate Mandy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This is what happens...

... when a little boy wants to play in the snow, but his snow clothes are packed...

... when a little boy's mama lets him play in the snow as is, just a boy, a coat, jeans, tennis shoes and a shovel...

...when mama needs to pee, big brother needs help in the bathroom and baby sister needs to eat...

... when baby sister can't stop crying and big brother, fresh from the bath, sings and sings to his sister to help her calm down...

Needless to say, life with two kids has been so fun over the past 14 days!

What a precious time in life!