Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Deep Conversations with Ava

Today driving home from school Ava and I had a priceless conversation....
Ava: One day I am going to be a mommy.
Me: Oh that's wonderful, you will be a great mommy.
A: How does the baby get in your belly anyway?
Me: God puts it there.
Ava then starts giggling to herself in her carseat - I can tell that she is thinking about something.
Me: What's so funny
Ava: Well Mommy God is so high up there (she is talking about Heaven), how does he get that baby in there all the way down here.. (she is starting to stump me here
Me: When Mommies and Daddies are wanting to have a baby, they pray to God and hope that one day he will answer their prayers and put a baby in the mommies belly.
(This is followed by even more laughing..)
A: Well mommy that is really silly because God is to high up there, I don't know how he gets down here to get that baby in there.

Well then I was laughing, and to be quite honest I did not know how to answer her question. I think three is a little too young for the real answer to the question...so we just left it at that. I got lucky this time that she did not continue to ask more question on the topic. It seems like everyday she is asking harder and harder questions, and of course there have been lots about babies lately! What is a mom to do. If anybody has any wisdom I need all the help I can get! One thing I do know is the God made little three year old minds too smart - but so darn cute! Oh how I wish I could remember all these priceless conversations forever!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

St. Patties and First Outing

Last Friday Reece and I took Ava to her dance class. It was the babes first outing, she slept the whole time! I am happy to report though that we were all clean, dressed, and at Ava's 10:00 class ON TIME - and I didn't even forget her dance shoes!!!! I know yall are all so impressed - but that is a major feat with a one week old! You forget how long it takes to get out of the house with a newborn - get Ava dressed and hair fixed, me showered, dressed, make up on, etc, Reece a clean diaper and dressed - and then you think it's time to go - but wait - I have to feed the baby first! So what seems like hours later we can finally leave. So, I was proud of myself that we got there on time!
The green pictures are Ava and our good friends Mallory and Natalie after her St. Patty's day party at school. So cute to see three girls in green - no pink! Also, notice we don't have a single picture of them all sitting up and looking at the camera.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This is the Life...

I mean seriously, is this the life or what. Babies don't realize how good they have it! It is such a shame we can't remember life when it was this good - sleeping all the time, always being cuddled, and cozy, comfy things to sleep and lay on. I know Reece won't remember these days, but she is definitely enjoying them. She is always so content, and all about some sleep!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Family of Four

Here are the girls in their big sister/little sister shirts all dressed up with no place to go - but home! This was when we were leaving the hospital. You know the girls had to look good for the 3 minute car ride home! It was a sweet moment for me though to get my two girls ready.
We are just loving our new family of four. Ava is such a great big sister with almost too much love to give! So far Reece is a great eater and sleeper. She is very content all the time. We feel very lucky and blessed for that - and just praying that this is her temperament and the good eating and sleeping part won't change. I am just amazed at God's goodness when I look at our family. He has blessed us immensely - and we are so grateful to him. Like I have said before - to God be the glory great things he has done.

She's Here...

Reece Elizabeth

6 lbs 11 oz 20 in

March 4, 2009 11:50 p.m.

Our sweet little girl was born Wednesday night. She looks just like Ava only with strawberry blonde hair - just like my moms! It is so pretty - we hope it stays. I know I look terrible in the picture - but that was after natural child birth - so I am just glad I am alive to tell about it. When Reece was ready to come, she was ready to come. I labor fast, and this time was extremely fast - so there was no time for an epidural. I started having contractions at 10, got to the hospital at 10:45, and Reece was here at 11:50! Everything in under two hours. We are all doing great - and loving our family of four!!