Thursday, December 10, 2009


My Jeffrey.
I love that he doesn't mind having bubbles on his face.
I love that he doesn't know he is sitting in a purple chair, thanks be to his sisters.
And I love that he has no clue that there is a poop on his shoulder (which is why he is in the bathtub in the first place!).
Most of all, I just love him.

Friday, December 4, 2009

caught red-handed

Tonight, Karin had her potty treat while in the bathtub. I was excited to have my camera with me to capture any fun photos. Well, looking for the perfect photo-op, I decided to just snap some shots of her eating her lollipop. After she was in bed, I looked over the photos I took, and giggled like crazy to the series of pictures below. If you don't know Karin, and want to know what she is like, this pretty much sums it up:

She's too funny.
Gosh, I love that girl.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Karin got a new small stuffed animal at the zoo this past weekend. She is a little more than obsessed right now (not as much as her "mama" though, of course). This morning, as we were about to leave home for a doctor's appointment, she just had to get her baby elephant, as she calls it. She finds it fairly easy, but frantically says:
"Where's the mommy elephant?" With a worried look on her face.
The search begins.
We find the slightly bigger stuffed elephant, that she has had for quite some time. Her mood changes instantly.
"This is Karin Elephant," she says while holding up her small weekend prize.
"And this, this is Mommy Elephant," she exclaims with a very big smile on her face.
She then hugged both into her chest, and rocked them lovingly together.
I love it.


It is amazing how much you can love someone so tiny.
How you would gladly give up your life for theirs.
I don't think anyone can quite put into words what a child brings into your life.
The hardest, most beautiful job in the world is being a mother.
It can take so much, yet leave enough for you to still give more.
What a wonderful privilege.
I am proud to be called "mommy" by these precious children.
I simply cannot get enough.