Thursday, May 3, 2012

Look how much we've grown!

WELL HELLO!!!!!!!!   I think this may be a good time to start the blogging adventure again. I have been feeling the call to come back to the wonderful world of blogging for a little while now, but it wasn't until I started reading my friends blog (you know who you are!) that I decided to write again.  So, with no further hesitation, here is a recap of the kids this last year...

1.  Mena has grown up so much!  After much prayer and deliberation, we have decided to enroll her into a brick and mortar school for Kindergarten for the upcoming Fall.  She will be attending Spiritus Sanctus and we are so thrilled.  Seriously, we couldn't be happier!  Here are a few recent photos. 
Mena at her 2012 Tatry Polish Dance Recital
Mena posing with Mary outside of her new school!
2.  Joshua is almost a two year old!  He is really coming into his own. He loves to dance while watching his favorite tv show, the Wiggles.  He is a huge fan of the outdoors and could play outside for fact, he does with daddy.  He is starting to say a few words and I am falling in love with his little language more and more each day.  Joshua is my adorable, blond, curly haired little man!  Check out some recent photos.
All dressed up!
Listening to Daddy's IPod

The BIG news in the family is our most recent addition to our family, little Sophia Marie!  She was born on April 4th at 7:17am weighing in at 7 pounds 10 ounces and 21 inches long.  She has a ton of beautiful brown hair with blond highlights.  She is our pride and joy! 

Happy Birthday!

me and my sis

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How is life with two?

I was asked on Sunday by my sister in law, "How is life with two kids?" My immediate reaction was typical of any new parent of two. I'm tired. I'm getting used to the differences of figuring out how best to shop with two, what order I should get them in and out of the car, how much longer it takes to get ready and so forth. Since then, I have been thinking about this question in any spare moment I have. Usually while laying in bed before closing my eyes after a long day. The more I think about it the more positive and beautiful my response becomes. Here is what I would say now if I were asked the same question again...

Wow! I love being a mom of two. It is the most amazing thing to see my four year old love someone else as much as she does. She is growing up just by having him around. She is learning that the world doesn't necessarily revolve around her. In that realization she is learning patience, understanding, empathy, joy, and love on a whole new level. I can't express in words how truly awesome it is to watch her interact with Joshua.
Joshua has taught me that it is possible to love two children at the same time. He made me realize that in loving him I am able to love my daughter not more or less, but definitely differently. He has brought the joy of little things back into the house and that is something that I had forgotten. His smiles consume me and I just can't squeeze him tight enough. He is allowing me to look into the future and see a brother who stands up for his sister and protects her with his everything, even though she is four years older than him. They are that close already and I know it will only grow. He has helped rekindle that spark between my husband and I that sometimes gets pushed to the background when you have kids running around. We just look at our children and remember what this is all about. Our love then grows stronger.
I can't go into every little detail that has occurred by growing our family from one to two, but I can tell you life is wonderful. Yes, there are times I am ready to fall apart. Yes, there are times I just need to close my eyes for a minute and replenish my energy. I wouldn't trade any thing in the world for my two amazing children. They are a precious gift from God and I am so ready to see what the future holds.

Thanks to Claudia for asking this question that allowed me to ponder this idea. I think we all should take time to think about it. I know I never had.
I love this picture so much! We NEVER get this good of a shot. Everyone actually smiling and not in pj's yet! Hooray!
Family picture taken on the day of Leah's baptism. Sr. Bernanrd Mary and Sr. Clare were actually able to make it too. Very good day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

New pic of Mommy and Daddy

It seems like it's been forever since Dom and I have had to get all dressed up. I insisted we take advantage of it and get a picture of us before the moment past or I got spit up on or juice spilled on me! We were going to a fundraiser dinner for Mena's Polish Dance school.

Rolling Machine

Joshua is rolling front to back and back to front! He is "advanced" in my opinion. Just kidding! He turns four months old today. What a big boy. Here are a few recent pictures...he is so smiley.

Happy birthday to you Mena!

My little baby girl is a big four years old now! I can't believe it. She has grown so much this year. I am seeing more and more of her personality shine through. She loves to sing and dance, she makes up the best stories and says the most hillarious things! She is great. Here are a few pictures from her birthday which we celebrated as a family. She was insisting on a Dora cake for the past year. I think our little family will be eating it until her next birthday! Way too much for 3 people to eat!

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