Sadie’s Three Year Old Interview

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite toy? Babies

What is your favorite fruit? Watermelon

What is your favorite show? Peter Rabbit

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Hot dog, peanut butter sandwich

What is your favorite drink? water

What do you want to be when you grow up? i want a baby

What ‘s your favorite thing to do with Mommy? read, polish nails with painishpolish (fingernail polish)

What’s your favorite thing to do with Daddy? wrestle and feed chickens

What’s your favorite thing to do with Jake and Judd? wrestle

What’s your favorite thing to do with Anna Kate and Caroline? play babies




Sadie turns 3.


Three years ago today, you were placed in my arms at 10:05. We had our Sadie Grace. We brought you home and I stared at you, adored you, but it was a matter of survival. Make it to the next feeding, the next nap, the next change… We lived in three-hour increments in between 3 other children under the age of 5.

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She went to bed two and woke up 3.


At three years old, Sadie is so friendly, dramatic, silly, funny,  and cute. These come to mind first. She is also easily frustrated, and can quickly hit a mood change. She talks all the time, everywhere.we.go. She is ready for Caroline to start talking too. She is energetic. She loves being silly, and when we laugh at her, it further motivates her silly shenanigans. She never sits still. Never wants to sit on her bottom to eat a meal.


She continues to be our strongest willed child. She can be very exhausting and demanding, but I can notice changes as we get older. Good changes. She doesn’t get mad as often. You can reason with her (some of the time). She isn’t quite as fiesty. And as much as I love each new stage and the unfolding of each new day, I’m aware that my babies will only be this little for a brief window of time. As a result, there’s a part of me that wants to package them up and preserve them just as they are right now…well, maybe mostly like they are right now minus the whining.

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She LOVEs her blankie even though we have three that look alike you will only sleep with the one that has you name monogrammed on it. She must sleep with her Baby Alive, Blankie and a pit of sun glasses.

IMG_5339  We had a great party for her. It was mini fall festival with a  Peter Rabbit theme. She loves the new Peter Rabbit. We enjoyed ourselves so much. We had a lot of children running around even though we followed our birthday rule,of only inviting the number of people equal to the childs age.

IMG_5285 IMG_5288She is a big girl now. The third birthday means “Moving Day” is tomorrow. She is moving into a big girl bed and sharing a room with Anna Kate. Time just keeps moving forward. And as much as I love each new stage and the unfolding of each new day, I’m aware that my babies will only be this little for a brief window of time. As a result, there’s a part of me that wants to package them up and preserve them just as they are right now.



Hello Happy Baby You’re 3 Months

you are 3 months old.

IMG_5404 You have changed so much this month. Time really is flying by and some days I wish I could just freeze this moment in time with you. You have started to belly laugh and it is perhaps one of the best sounds in the world. You love to talk and ba ba ba… Everyone says you look just like your daddy! You are a GREAT baby! A real joy!

Birth Stats: 7 lbs 12 ozs, 20 1/2 inches
Two Month Stats: 12 lbs 15 ozs, 22.25 inches
Three Month Stats: 13lbs 14 oz
Wearing 3-6month clothes.
You are eating anywhere from 4 -5 ozs every three hours. Even when you have 5 ozs, you are still hungry after 3 hours. Girlfriend, you love to eat (takes after your momma!). You continues to be a decent sleeper, for which we are thankful for!
This month we went to two doctors about the cyst on your forehead. We found out that it is a dermoid cyst that must be removed. We are planning to have your surgery in November.
This is your favorite way to fall asleep during the day. It is usually when I am trying to do school with Jake and Judd.
IMG_5037Just a few fun pictures while we were on vacation in Daytona Beach.
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Sadie always wants me to take pictures of you two lying next to one another.

Happy October

October is probably one of my favorite months. Like in my top 5.  What’s not to like: bugs are disappearing, the fair is coming, fall break and Sadie’s birthday. This has been a great month so far. The past few weeks have been busy with football and soon we will be heading into basketball. However this week we have enjoyed the fair and a quick trip to Daytona Beach for Fall Break. It has been a great time to hangout and enjoy being together and not running in 15 different places.

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Here’s the truth:

Ever since C was born, I’ve had people coming up to me telling me “you have it all together, you amaze me with your patience, etc…” I think these people are C.R.A.Z.Y. Honestly, I’m not sure who they are talking to or about. I sure hope you know that I’m very much a work in progress. I don’t have it together, I make mistakes, and half the time, I feel like I’m just barely keeping my head above water when it comes to parenting and managing our family.

But just in case you ever do think that I’ve got it together even half the time, let me introduce you to Mt. Washmore. You aren’t the only one! I manage to wash the laundry, but have piles of clothes folded to put away (I hate that part).

At this phase of my life, I’m just gonna hold my baby because I can. Because all too soon she will be busting out of the Moby Wrap, on stable, sturdy feet of her own, running in the opposite direction, away from me. So right now, I’m gonna snuggle up to her and feel her baby soft skin against my own. Especially this one. I’m realizing, having a baby is the easiest part of parenting. She only cries, and I meet her needs quickly. She smiles and coos. It’s not until she gets older that she will test my patience, talk back, and disobey. Right now, she’s just this bundle of sweetness. And I’m no Michelle Duggar, so I know eventually I will run out of babies, which is even more reason why I have to enjoy her NOW.