Monday, September 20, 2010

Super Spy's Happy Places

Super Spy is a very happy baby (Super Power-ULTRA HAPPINESS!!) but there are certain places where she seems especially happy. In the above picture she is on mommy's lap, and obviously very happy.

Daddy's lap as he listens to music and browses the net. "She's an 80's music girl," says daddy.

Her bouncer/walker thing gives her access to toys, and lets her sit upright to see the world better.
Her floor toy/baby jungle gym gives her access to toys she can turn herself to, and grab (and sometimes even put in her mouth, where everything is starting to go).

And one of her many favorite things to do in her walker is to watch the older kids play in the back room (while also looking at the ceiling fan in the back room too).
Such a happy baby with so many happy places, what more could a Tired Mom ask for?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nursing at 3am

Nursing at 3am

Chubby baby belly pressed against mine
Cheek to my breast, hand to my chest
There never was, ever was a moment quite this quiet
A darkness so comforting, a fog of bliss whispering
Down my body, and enveloping all around

Like magic pouring over me with love sprinkles
Like beautiful brushstokes touching my skin
There never was, ever was, a tired time that
Wanted to be awake, and wrapped up
In a baby’s arms, so I did not want to sleep

That happiness could not let me rest
That long cherished, tiny moment in the wee hours
There never was, ever was, a softness
That could compare to sweet baby breath
On bare skin, under blankets of mildest summer air

So tired, I cannot open my eyes,
So happy, my body cannot contain it
There never was, ever was, a love like
Chubby baby hands, pulling me close
To heaven’s door, knocking to be let in.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Summer!

Why does Labor Day seem bittersweet sometimes? The last "summer holiday" or just knowing that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler? We let the kids play with the hose for an hour today, just because it would not be getting warm enough very many more days for them to enjoy this.
Sorsha had fun watching the kids have fun ;) (in other news, this is the best picture of Tired Mom's neck ever taken!).

Isn't this a cute picture of Kid Catstrophe dancing in the sprinkler?
And, being my kids, they had to make some mud!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Kid Catastrophe Preschooling Down While Danger Boy 1st Grades It Up

Kid Catstrophe started preschool two days ago, and already seems to be enjoying it. She's been wanting to join Vance's classes since she was 2, but Tired Mom was not so sure how she would do without Big Brother to help her with her shyness. This year, she made leaps and bounds in outgrowing her shrinking violet tendencies, so preschool seemed like a good choice.

She got to ride a bus for the first time at the preschool orientation, and loved it. She won't ride the bus this year, but she'll get to ride it for field trips. We also have a friend from church in the same class as her, so she already knows someone in the class.

Here she is SUPER EXCITED to be riding on a bus. She loved all the princess pictures above the bus windows (look mama! Ariel! look mama! Sleeping Beauty!)
Danger Boy started 1st grade a few weeks ago, and seems to be getting into it so far. He talks mostly about who he plays with at recess. We had a "Meet the Teacher" night at his school where the whole family got a picnic dinner, and then we met his teacher for the year. She seems like a really nice lady who has been teaching at his school for 25 years.
Here's Danger Boy showing off his tough boy face. Grrrr mommy, put down that camera and face my dinosaur!