Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Six-Month Chunks of Time

First of all, don't fear! I will post the recipe for the Strawberry Sprite Cake soon! It is SUPER easy and tasty! Look for it soon.

I am feeling nostalgic today.

Probably because I have been with Andrew 24-7 for almost two weeks (with short breaks) and am About. To. Wring. His. Neck.

So I started trying to put things in perspective and thought about how he is just about 3 1/2 years old, and Benjamin is almost 1 1/2 years old.


Six months of time.

Over and over.

And over.

Here is a snapshot of my life as a mother, starting at the very beginning.

Six months at a time.

(Or something like that. Sometimes five or eight. But roughly half a year.)

October 2005--Expecting Andrew (Blissfully unaware)

March 2006--Newborn Andrew (Calm before the storm)

October 2006--Andrew's first Halloween

May 2007--Not realizing how easy life is with only one kid

September 2007--First carousel ride (I'm expecting Benjamin.)

April 2008--Two brothers (Let the real insanity begin!)

October 2008--Halloween (post-heart operation)

March 2009--Hanging out in the yard (Finally starting to get in the groove.)

September 2009--My silly boys and me (Expecting baby #3)


In roughly another six months, I will have a four-year-old son, a two-year-old son, and a newborn Katherine or Thomas.

Lots more love in my heart.

And fewer brain cells on which to operate.

Stay tuned...


Sarah said...

Frank had a lot to say about your guys. I couldn't tranlate though. Cute!

Adrienne said...

Ahh, I've love "look backs" (that's what I call them) You are simply glowing by the way!!

Jackie said...

Nice to meetyou in church the other day. I didn't even realize you were expecting. Congratulations!

Christia said...

<3 you :) You look fabulous and it's fun to see you over the years! Crazy to think I've 'known' you for over 4 years! WOW!

Sara said...

Hey, I have known you in almost all of those pictures. :)

You are completely crazy for having a 3rd, when I can barely manage my 2. That being said, you will be so amazing at it. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a Kate this time!

Allison said...

You have a perfect little family. Can't wait to find out with the rest of the world what you are having.


jmason said...

I can't wait to find out what you are having! The last pic is so look so happy!

Laura said...

I love the pumpkin costumes. That is what Luke is going to be for his first Halloween this year.

Laura said...

I love the pumpkin costumes. That is what Luke is going to be for his first Halloween this year.

The Soldatke family said...

What a cute idea for a post! That is fun to see the boys grow! And love your new backround for your blog! Can't wit to find out if it's a Katherine or a Thomas!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

So pretty that last photo!!!

count it all joy said...

Beautiful, beautiful boys and a beautiful Mama. The days are long, but the years are short....Meredith xo.

jenn said...

Oh, I like this--fun, fun! yeah, lots can happen in 6 months--unbelievable some times! these kids grow too quick.