The kids were having so much fun visiting with people they never get to see. Sabrina had some pretty bad stage fright when I asked her to show everyone some of her ballet moves. It was cute to see our little extrovert turn into a shy introvert. I could tell she had a lot of emotion because a few times she started to well up with tears as if she had an overdose of love. She is such a sweet girl.
Nora is still a peach and Kai still has red hair, so all is well around here!
I just finished going through a few photos from the last few months on my real camera. Here they are!
I'm worried all of her little peach fuzz and coos and gurgles and HUGE gummy smiles will just be lost and forgotten in time. This stuff does get forgotten folks, the little things, like how she is growing so big and so fast she is already wearing size 12 month clothes. Things like how her brother and sister light up with joy in the morning when Nora finally wakes up. They each run to her and say "NORAAAA" and argue over who gets to hug her first.
Kai loves to bury his head in her squishy tummy and lay on top of her doing this cute little snuggle in thing and Sabrina loves to just give her these huge tight hugs that almost squeeze the wind out of her. She really doesn't mind though.
Nora gurgles and does this gGRlsrlsghhgsh sound talking to us. We all do it back to her.. it's the little language she taught us and it is completely unique to her.
Sometimes Peter and I feel really bad because when we gaze into Nora's eyes, her gaze is so powerful and sweet and sincere all at the same time it has reduced us both to tears. It's amazing, it really is. There is just something so magical and sweet about the look in her eyes I can't even explain it. It's so much that I am sad for anyone who has not yet met her and held her and looked into her eyes.
I am welling up with tears just thinking about it.
I'm in the thick of it right now, three kids three and under. Time moves so slow but so quickly all at the same time. I cannot just go to the store like other people or like I could with just two kids or one. Just going to the store takes immense amounts of planning and preparing. Those tummies need to be full and those eyes need to be bright or else it will just be a nightmare. It's okay though, there is nothing we really need other than the basics anyway. Commerce can wait until the youngest is 3.
Okay, well I really need to get back to it because I have loads of work to do before our house is flooded with company for the holiday.
Here are just a few pics from the day. Just from my phone, my Canon has been sitting on a shelf collecting dust because there is just NO TIME for anything other than food, wipe, sleep, clean, repeat.
Nora turned two months old yesterday! She got to celebrate by hanging with mom at the dermatologist while I got a mole removed, how fun! What more could a baby ask for?
She has been sleeping great at night, usually through the night until 5-6am. Sabrina wakes in the 6 o'clock hour everyday so I've been working on trying to go to bed earlier. Peter and I are such night owls, it's a really hard habit to break. It's just so nice and peaceful at night, it's hard not to want to enjoy our quiet time together as much as we can.
Over the weekend peter brought some slushees home. Kids were loving it and insisted on having the treats in their tent. Sabrina is holding her training chopsticks, the kids love those darn things!!!!!
I took all three kids to open gym at the gymnastics place and was SO nervous I wouldn't have control over the kids. Nora ended up sleeping the whole time in her seat so I worried for nothing, kids had a blast and followed all the gym rules (there are quite a few).
All and all things are good! Well, except for all the stress the whole residency thing creates, but we don't need to there. 10 more months, 10 more months, 10 more months......just keep swimming just keep swimming. That pretty much sums up our thoughts on the residency! It's good though, he is learning a TON! Like taking a drink of water from a firehouse.
Texas is heating up! I havnt been leaving the house much because it really is TOO HOT. Unless I am floating down the river in an inter-tube with a frosty beer, I don't want to go outside!
We have lots of fun stuff to do inside anyway so it's not that big of a deal to just stay home. Later today I'm going to fill our little pool up and the kids won't know the difference between that and Disney World.
Here are just a few pics of what's been going on! Sadly, none involve floating down a river....
We went to our neighborhood pool on Sunday and Nora taught dad how to sleep through a good time like a pro.