Saturday, August 30, 2014

Little Daredevil

We are entering some new territory over here. Ezra is 14 months old and has decided it's time to climb. Everything. One day I turned around and was standing on the kitchen table. I didn't even know he could get up there! Then it was the grate on the fire pit, multiple chairs, and the full size slide at the park!

It's been so interesting to see our babies grow and see their different personalities. Let me tell you, this fearless, rambunctious, and determined. He wants to keep up with his big brother. He climbs up slides and dives down head first. He is stable and confident on his feet, which is a change from our cautious boy. I know it's only a matter of time before he's climbing out of his crib, little daredevil.

This is new experience for me, so much different than his big brother. He sure knows how to give his mother a heart attack! Good thing he's so cute.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Camping We Will Go...

Even though last year we were brave enough to go camping with a 2 month old and a 2 year old, this year I just couldn't quite pull the trigger on it. My dad wanted to have family camping trip for his birthday, so we decided to give it a go. It was stressful feeling like I was always 2 seconds from someone taking a dive into the fire, but having family around helped a ton!

We have outgrown our four man tent so we gave that to my parents and we borrowed "the mansion" tent from my brother. It has room divider making it a two room tent with a front porch. It's not easy to put up, but it worked well so we could put the boys on on side and we could sleep on the other.

Grampa brought his fishing boat and Cohen and the other kids loved going out for rides. Cohen saw the buoy in the middle of the lake and thought it was the funniest thing he'd seen all day. The whole way back (and back out on his next trip) he would say buoy, buoy, buoy repeatedly.

(And yes it was super humid and my hair was a little out of control, good thing I didn't know until I looked at the pictures!)

There was a big field right behind our campsites which worked out well. We could send the kids out to play and they had a little more room to run. Cohen brought his little bike and walked it all over the campground.

Cohen helping Daddy make foil dinners and marshmallows for dessert!

After one night of no sleep, we almost packed it up, but we stuck it out and survived another night. The boys loved it and I'm excited for next year when they are a little older!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Five Year Anniversary

Our anniversary is coming up this weekend, we've been married for five years. FIVE! What a ride it has been. We had no idea the journey that would be coming our way as we said our "I do's" to each other years ago. I'm not sure a set of marriage vows and a crash course in premarital counseling can really prepare you for what valleys and peaks you may encounter along the way.

 Danny always laughs at me when I say It's only been five years!? But really, we have lived a lot of life in 5 years. We have moved from our little apartment in Seattle. Changed jobs. Bought a house. Got pregnant and found out it was TWINS! Had our world come crashing down when we gave birth to two tiny miracles far, far too early. Spent 4 months living away from home with a critically ill baby. Seen life and seen death. We have lowered our son's casket into the ground and struggled to continue on without him. Been incredibly supported by our family, friends and community. We were given the wonderful gift of our rainbow baby. We've seen a lot of joy and a lot of pain. And we've done it all together and I couldn't ask for anyone one better to be by my side through it all.

I can truly only imagine what the next five, ten, fifty! years will bring us.