Life is once again crazy as usual.
The last time I posted it was freezing in February and well now it’s SPRING! 🙂 Those winter months get the best of me…. I suppose. And my poor project 52 pretty much went down the drain! 😉 Who am I trying to fool?! I have high hopes of trying to accomplish the things that I love to do. For instance, Project 52 that I thought I could easily squeeze in and do. I mean, how hard is it to take a few pictures a week and post once a week. Sounds simple, right?! Well, apparently for me it is not. I am realizing more and more just how much of my time is devoted to my little family. I wish I could scramble up more energy, at those times that maybe I could jump on the computer, but either I am completely exhausted or there is something waiting to be done. I know that I’m not alone when it comes to feeling this way. Just a part of Motherhood and LIFE. Trying to balance out all the things that take place and all the things that need to get done during the day can sometimes be a struggle for me. But, ultimately I do know that my girls have a mom that is present – maybe a little crazy at times, but present… I wouldn’t trade it for the world! They mean everything to me. Hopefully with the weather being warmer it will give me the burst of energy that I need. Vitamin D PLEASE!
The girls seem to be growing by the minute and I may be growing grey hair by the second! Don’t know what I would do without these little girls in my life. We truly have so much fun together. I gathered up some happies from my Instagram feed to share a little glimpse of our lives lately. They are getting so big! It boggles my mind.
Stella is 18 months almost 19. She’s still my little baby. She doesn’t think she has to talk much with her older siblings doing it for her. 😉 She will say some words: Momma, Mommy, Dada, ball, bottle, bye bye and both of her sister’s name occasionally, Si Si and Jo Jo. There are probably a few other things she will say as well. Her new thing is to hit you to get your attention and she has a way with communicating without verbally communicating. She’s a silly girl! She can often seem really calm and quiet to most, but it’s really a cover up. At home she is FULL of personality! It’s like someone can just suddenly put a quarter in her and she comes to life! She’s still very much a Momma’s girl though. She has me wrapped around her little finger. Not sure what we do without our little Stella Bell. She loves being around her sisters. She wants everything that they have always… trying to keep up and be as BIG as them. I guess that’s just what siblings do. But my girls love each other, and it makes me so happy. I think siblings are one of the greatest gifts we can give our children — I am so grateful they have each other to giggle together, to pester each other, to run around in circles together, to dance, and to hug one another.
Every once in a while I love to take Sienna out for a little one-on-one date. We drop Cambree off at school and Stella off at Grandma’s and we go grab lunch together or go get our nails painted. She is in heaven! And so am I. One-on-one dates with each kid is so precious, isn’t it? Sienna is my girly girl, love her.
We’ve spent a few afternoons at the park when the weather allows us. Spring here in Utah is always interesting… one minute it’s warm and beautiful and the next it’s cold and snowy. Love seeing things starting to bloom though. On another note, my little Jo Jo LOVES to go grocery shopping and I love taking her. I’m hoping I can count on her to go for me all the time when she’s sixteen, because I’m not exactly a fan. Do you think she will?! Love this little girl so much. It seems like she rarely does anything wrong. She’s too good to be true most of the time.
Watching Stella with my grandma is the sweetest thing yet. I am so lucky that I have this lady in my life. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before. She makes my life SO much richer! It makes me happy that she looks forward to us coming to her house, even if it’s just the kids for a couple hours. They bring her so much happiness and the fact that it makes her day — makes mine. All of my children have gotten to know their Grandma Great really well. Time is a precious thing, isn’t it?! These photos speak no words just pure LOVE.
Conversations with 4 year olds….are pretty awesome! Jo tells me the most funny stories and her imagination is pretty amazing! I can’t believe that Kindergarten will be wrapping up in a couple months.
Baby Stella with her baby dolls… one of my favorite things to lay eyes on. She sure does love her babies!
Morning Donuts with the girls before gymnastics and LOVE notes that melt my heart…
And one adorable little bunny rabbit…
Easter weekend was absolutely beautiful! We spent everyday doing fun things… Grandma Kathy had a entire day full of fun games and Easter crafts. The girls decorated cupcakes and colored eggs and ultimately enjoyed being around all of their cousins the entire weekend. Sunday morning (Easter morning) the girls were so excited to see what the Easter bunny had left them. We enjoyed church as a family and spent the rest of Sunday with Grandpa and Grandma Miller for yet another fun Easter egg hunt and dinner. So much FUN…LOVE my family!
I love how my heart grows for them each and every day — like just when I thought it would burst from too much love. there they go, making me swoon all over again. Being a momma is so wonderful that way.
lots of happies. lots and lots of things to be grateful for.