Friday, September 15, 2017

What we love about Charlie Month Two!

Awe my coat of many colors baby ;). What's not to love about Charles? To know him is to love him. Newborn heaven is real people. It's not a myth! But anyways, I GUESS I'll try to narrow it all down to a few things...


  • He's so sweet, Wyatt and I think he's the sweetest baby we've had. 
  • He loves to cuddle, and he holds on to you!
  • His big gummy smiles, he will smile at just about anyone and everyone. 
  • His sweet baby coo's. Oh my heart! One of my favorite stages of babies is when they babble/coo I think literally anyone, ANYONE, would melt when hearing him coo. 
  • Patience, this baby knows he's the third and is trying hard to make our life easier. His crying isn't even a real cry, it's more of a whine "Oh gosh you guys I said I was hungry forever ago!" 
  • low maintenance, Maddison said he's such a good baby you might even forget he's there!! He's so quiet and patient, he doesn't even make a peep. 
  • He loves his bath, I keep saying I want to give him a bath more often (rather than once a week, sorry Charles). He loves it! I remember when i had Sammy I gave him a bath and he had this look on his face that to me said "Thank you, the warm water feels so good to my little body". I get the totally same vibe from Charlie. He never cries! He loves it .
  • He's just happy to be here. Since day one I told Wyatt that it seems to me that Charlie's just happy to be here. He just has the happiest sweetest disposition. I think he really just wanted to be one of the brothers.  



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hold him a little longer

Every day I try so hard to take in all the beautiful moments life with three little boys has to offer me. It's not always easy, and sometimes it's really overwhelming but at the end of the day I love them so much I think my heart might burst. 
I can't believe how fast they are growing. I keep having these moments where I pause and look around and think "these cute boys are mine? pinch me!". We had dinner at Costco on friday, and I couldn't stop looking at them and thinking "I bet people are thinking I'm so lucky to have these cute munchkins". Honestly, they looked so handsome and were so sweet. 
When I'm home with the kids I listen to the radio a lot. This song in particular has been played sooo much, so now when I hear it I think of my babies and the sweet moments I have with them. 

Con todo mi cariño,

Hold him a little longer,
Rock him a little more.
Tell him another story
(You've only told him four).
Let him sleep on your shoulder,
Rejoice in his happy smile.
He is only a little boy
For such a little while.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I downloaded the Leap second app and I really like it. Basically you take a one second video of your day everyday and make a video out of it. Here's what we've been up to lately. Newborn heaven, a new swing set and our favorite visitors in town! Blessings all around!

xo, Cindy 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


The boys and I baking muffins 

Sometimes I have the most wonderful days. Filled with good feelings, laughter and love. Other days I don't. I imagine that's the normal for most people. Yesterday was one of those days that seemed like a dream. Almost too good to be true even. We played in the backyard all morning and it was the first time I truly felt that I got to enjoy it. We played soccer, we played catch, explored the backyard and loved each other's company. We went inside for Sammy to take a nap and Danny to have quiet time. All these years I've been doing quiet time backwards. Where we watch TV ALL DAY and for quiet time I hoped he'd play with toys quietly in his room. This,  as you might imagine didn't go over very smoothly. I've since then realized it has to be done the other way around.?
One day randomly I decided to break ties with our TV (actually I had heard someone left the TV behind and my competitive spark was lit.

 Honestly it felt like breaking an addiction. It's been a very positive thing for the kids and I. We still watch it, but maybe 1-2 hrs a day. We actually play the rest of it! I don't know how I did it. It just sort of clicked. But I've been so happy about it. Yesterday they didn't watch any TV and we all felt like we were walking on air the whole day. We had a one hour dance party before bed. Totally out of the blue. It was so fun. And wow, my energy. I have no idea where all that energy came from. I was up with them at 5:30pm and all day I had the energy to keep up with them and play with them.
I love my boys they are the treasure in my life and am so lucky they love me!



PS. I deactivated FB and don't have the IG app either. It's been very freeing. though sometimes I miss keeping up with people I love! So once a month or so I'll drop in on them to see how they're doing. last time I did a friend of mine posted a picture of her with her 2 month baby and toddler and. It was a very casual picture. Nothing special, no makeup or matching clothes or clean house. Her description of the picture really hit home with me. It's pretty much exactly how I feel! See below...

The days are long, the pictures (and reality😂) unflattering and the joy and love unmeasurable. I wouldn't trade these sleepless nights in the trenches for anything, these little humans need so much and sometimes it's overwhelming but I know I will not always be so needed and I know that right now I am their whole world and I'm just going to take a minute and soak it all in whenever I can. ❤️

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Well played Samuel

One picture wasn't enough, ugh Sammy you are so handsome!

In an impressive plot twist. Sammy found a loophole in the system. As I previously mentioned Sammy has started refusing his diaper but also refusing to potty train. All day I told him "you have to pick one or the other. You either have to wear a diaper or use the potty". After an hour or so of him running around totally naked and me taking him to the potty every 15 min hoping to stop an accident before it happens, he brought a diaper to me and asked that I put it on him. I obliged. He came back less then 10 min later took the diaper off and handed me his wet diaper. Touché Samuel

Let's see who's biggest

Danny: whoa dad! You are so much taller than mom

Us: you're right

Danny: whoa mommy you have the biggest tummy


Danny: Dad you don't have the biggest tummy

Me:... well you're not wrong