Friday, December 11, 2009


Any of you out there who have at least two children, know that there is a certain amount of adjustment that takes place when you go from one to two children. Well, over the past few weeks I have been learning to adjust and adapt, and most times juggle (I feel like the performer juggling bowling balls, pins and chairs-all at once). Things have been crazy, but I'm learning and figuring things out (going to the gym in the morning with a baby in her carrier and a toddler takes some planning). Unfortunately for our blog-it's suffered. But if that's the only real casualty, well I'm OK with that (the house is clean, the kids are fed, and the laundry is being done!).

Today when I grabbed a spare minute, I thought I'd share these few pictures that I'm fond of. I was lucky enough to find a photographer here and in time to get some newborn pictures of Olivia. These were taken when she was a week old (I know, I know-that was weeks ago-I'll work on getting some updated pictures).

Besides the craziness that is adjusting to a second child, things are great. Olivia is a great little eater and sleeps pretty well (daytime is good, but at night she's waking up a couple of times just from congestion-the poor girl sounds like a pug). Tristan is being sweet and learning how to be gentle. On the downside with Tristan (he's always presenting me with some sort of challenge, that I find myself asking friends and family about)-he's boycotting his one nap. He still goes down for a nap, but he doesn't end up sleeping. As we speak he is playing in there with his truck. If someone was to say to take away the truck, well than I wouldn't be able to get him in the crib at all. So...if anyone has any suggestions about getting an almost 2 year old to sleep at nap time (instead of play) please send them my way!
As the Christmas season approaches, I find myself feeling very blessed for family and friends. We were blessed this Thanksgiving that my Mom, Dad, and sister Laura were able to visit. We loved having them all (especially my Mom as she had stayed a few weeks just helping out), and are delighted that we are now within driving distance. Soon we will be driving to NY for Christmas and enjoying the company of family. We hope that during this holiday season you will be filled with the love and warmth that comes as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.