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Four Months Old

You are 4 months old today! Wow, seriously, my lady, where is time going?

You are still as sweet as ever. You laugh quite a bit now and you really enjoy your big sister playing with you. We have to watch her because she thinks she is stronger than she is and likes to pick you up and carry you!

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You babble so much and you are constantly chewing on your hands and anything else that you can get your hands on.

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Your hair is so wild and out of control, it is so cute! You got your first “pony tail” this month. You are not very interested in tummy time or rolling… You are perfectly content in the bouncer or bumbo watching everybody around you.

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You still spit up often, you bathe Daddy and me quite often! You once spit up right as I was kissing your lovely lips. Yum!

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You are growing too fast, my little lumpia…. I am trying to live every moment and enjoy your most precious and fleeting times.

Love, Mama.

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Snow in the desert

Wednesday we had a very rare sight here in the desert. We woke up to a delightful winter storm and got some snow!

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By the time we got bundled up to go outside, the snow had already melted, so we drove to the nearest town, which is right under the big mountains.

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The Bundle was full of contagious joy. I was reminded of the awe and amazement “ordinary” things like snow can seem through a child’s eyes.

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We stopped by a rural road to play in the snow. I will never forget this magical day.

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Our cue to go home was The Bundle’s need to go potty. 😉
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The Wagon

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The other day was one of those magical days that you want to remember forever.

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These little kiddos were playing at Nana and Tata’s “farm”, some way or another they came up with the brilliant idea of tying the wagon to the bicycle…and that is where the magic began.

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This, this is what childhood is about, learning through play. I was so in love with what my eyes were witnessing that I grabbed my camera and chased them around snapping pictures.

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Children do not need fancy toys, all they need is the right terrain to sprout their imaginations.

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Dispite the age difference among them, they came together to play and discover, the big ones taking turn on the bike, the little ones sharing the wagon and making sure everyone grabbed on. This, my friends, is free learning at its best.

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I even joined the fun!

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The day she turned two.

Right in the middle of the chaos of our move, The Pumpkin (or Sister Lou), had birthday number two! I would have liked to make her day more special, but in the midst of boxes and whatnot, it was very hard. I also had my home visit from my midwife that day and I could barely walk from working myself too hard the previous days.

That didn’t stop her from enjoying herself, though. Soon after Pam, my midwife and the student midwife left, the girls decided to have some water fun. First they were playing with tiny cups and making mud pies, then they asked if they could have the hosed turned on and their bathing suits put on.

A car wash was in order for this coupe.

Eventually, things got a bit “crazy”. The Bundle decided to put mud on Sister Lou’s head. So she did the same. After a bit, I couldn’t help it any longer and washed them off.

And we headed inside for a quick rinse.

A melt of a Mama’s heart. The fight like cats and dogs a lot of times, but their love is ever present, it is so sweet to witness it.

Later that evening, when Daddy got home, we went to the park. Sister Lou made sure she brought her Dora balloon from Daddy. She loved it!

A quiet birthday, but still memorable. Happy Birthday, sweet, energetic girl. You have filled our lives with so much joy these past two years, I am so blessed to be your Mama!

Unexpected Nap

The Bundle stopped napping the summer she turned two. Yes, it was very devastating to have a two year old who would not nap and being pregnant as the same time. She does make up for it by waking up at eight every morning. She will occasionally nap when my mom watches them because they wake up pretty early. Other than that, the only quiet time I get is when she watches a cartoon while The Pumpkin naps, sometimes, I will admit, I doze off on the couch next to her 😉

This one particular day, she took an unexpected nap. We were running errands and fell asleep on the way home. Usually she wakes up when I take her out of the car, but not this time. She stayed asleep for a good hour.

So, I busted out my camera. Duh.

It was such a sweet mommy moment to watch her deep in sleep in the middle of the day. To feel her musty, sweaty hair, to kiss her and just watch her be still.

Sweet little moments, worth treasuring in your heart.