Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Monday, June 29, 2015

Button five month update

Height: 25ins
Weight: 13lbs 13oz
Hair/Eyes: I am pretty positive that you are going to be a gray/blue eye redheaded girl
Sleep:You still hate sleeping during the day but go to bed at 8pm like clock work and wake up between 4-6am. I love that you prefer to nap in my arms though. 
Food: You are strictly on formula now, but you so desperately want real food. 
Favorites: You love to watch and hang out with your big sisters. You also love you diamond ring rattle and lamb that Daddy got you when you were born. 
Dislikes: You still hate tummy time but otherwise you are such a sweet happy baby.
Milestones: You are rolling over and wiggling around on the floor to get where you want to go. You are also almost sitting up on your own. And you finally are blessing us with laughter!
 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Happy Father's Day, Daddy-o! I love you so much and feel so blessed to have you as my dad. You've always been there for me, even when I didn't want or think I needed help. You showed me the kind of parent I wanted to be and taught me I was just as awesome as the boys. 
Dad, you have always been my rock and I can't thank you enough! 
But I think watching you be grandpa to your three granddaughters may be my favorite thing. They are all Papa girls and love you so much. The big girls love to go visit and talk for hours about all the fun they have with you. 
I love that you never treat them different from the grandsons. You have shown them that they can conquer the world. 
You are such an amazing dad and it's very true, the best dads get promoted to grandpas!!!!! I love you so much! Thanks for everything! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our daughters' first love and hero

Father's Day is this Sunday and sadly with the move we won't be able to do much in celebrating. But I do want to write a post to celebrate this amazing man! He is the ying to my yang, the perfect partner, the calm in the storm and so much more. It takes an insanely strong man to raise girls, and he handles are three with so much patience, love and so much more. 
There are millions of moments where I am surprised by just how perfect he is at loving and helping raise the girls. And each of those moments paint such a vivid picture of a dad who truly is his daughters hero and an amazing role model. 
He had taught our girls that they are beautiful inside and out. That they can be princesses and warriors. And that they can do anything they want, no matter what! 
There are so many reasons why I love him and how I couldn't imagine raising our girls with anyone else. I know that he will always be there and will teach the girls how important it is to find someone who loves them for who they are. But more importantly that God made them perfect and they can conquer all there dreams!!!
Happy Father's Day, Hubbins! I love you so very much and appreciate you more every day!!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Ladybug girl Graduates Kindergarten

Friday morning as I laid in bed feeding Button breakfast, I listened for Ladybug's pitter-patter. She's been sneaking into our bed early in the morning for some snuggles and mommy chat. To my pleasant surprise what I heard was her joyful voice singing. "Its graduation day, its graduation day, YAY!" filled our little home and my heart. She snuggled into bed and we talked about the future. What did she want to be when she grows up? Where will she go on adventures? Who will she be? All these questions were discussed in a dream like haze. Finally, I sent her to get dressed and have breakfast so that I could get ready before doing her hair. We meant up again shortly after in the bathroom, where I helped her get ready and made her promise that in 12 years we would repeat these steps. I couldn't help but think back to the day we brought her home from the hospital and ahead to the day she will graduate high school. 
I have watched her grow more confident, find herself and become this sweet golden hearted big girl. Ladybug has truly grown from the shy little girl into a fearless wonder. She is going to full fill all her dreams and be a leader.  Ladybug is our first born, the girl who made me a mommy, and I can't believe we are already here. She is officially a 1st grade, an elementary student. In just another moment she will be graduating and off the conquer the world. I am so very proud of her and can't wait to see what the future holds. But I am ok, soaking in these moment and imprinting them to my memory. 
Name:Aidan Elysia Dawn
Favorite game: Dog pound (apparently this is a form of tag they played in gym)
Favorite color: pink
Favorite book: "Mopmmy, do you love me?"
Favorite food:Pizza
Favorite thing about me: I can climb trees
Favorite subject in school: recess
Best friend: IsabellaAddison and Savanna
When I grow up....: an animal rescuer
Something I learned: to read!!!!!!!!! 
Class of 2027.....I feel old now!
Ladybug's kindergarten class!
After getting her diploma! She is so proud!
Cousins graduating together! In 12 more years this will be fun to recreate!
Rocking it all the way to first grade with my girl!
First and last days of Kindergarten.....It's insane how much changes in a year!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

God is Great

I have had a serious issue with writer's block the last couple of weeks. Truthfully, I feel like there have been so many trials and changes this year, that I am overwhelmed. We are only half way through 2015 and I am already counting down to December 31st. So, I am going to use this post as a therapeutic journal entry thing!

Dear Diary,
I feel like as soon as I have a moment to breath, we are tumbling head first down the next mountain. I don't think I have actually processed anything that has happened this year and I am more than a little sure I am packing all the emotions into a little box labeled "deal with later." I know this isn't healthy and that "later" is going to sneak up on me before too much longer. I know that I have to deal and process. But I also have to keep grasping for a hanging branch as we tumble.

I truly have no clue how I am still functioning, standing, surviving.....Well actually I do, it's my faith in God and His plan for us. I have faith that things are happening for a reason and that he will carry us through this latest trial. It's not easy and I misstep pretty frequently in my faith. But I am praying and reminding myself each moment that He has this. He will provide a home for our little family. We  WILL get through this by His grace.

I am new to religion to my relationship with God. I am still finding my place, my balance, my path...... I am still learning and growing. But I do know that I can't do any of this on my own. I can't get through June without my faith in God. We are moving and have to be out by June 30th, however we have no new home yet. No place to move too or guarantee of a home waiting for us. All I really have is the ability to pack down the house, clean and pray. I look daily for the right house, I pray hourly that God will bless us (He has by giving Hubbins an amazing job at the perfect moment), and trusting in this path.

I don't talk about God, religion or my relationship with God often on this blog. I'm not sure why that is, but I don't. I should and plan to more so. I am proud to be a Christian. I am blessed and oh so very lucky to have God's grace, His forgiveness. He got us through the numerous medical issues with Button, He got us through saying goodbye to my grandma, He helped us in so many amazing ways this year. When I stop and think about those blessing, the numerous times He has saved us in such a short time, I am in awe.

I didn't plan for my post to go this way. Truthfully, I didn't have a solid plan but thought I would talk about my woes. I figured there would be some whining and ranting. But after writing this, after putting it out there, I feel so much more at peace. God has this! He is so great and I have complete faith in Him!