Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Her Superheros and Mine Too

Well, we returned home from the world's best wedding to some boys who missed their sister (and I think us, too)!  I've had particular boys ignore me for hours upon returning home from a trip, so to see them all so excited when we walked in the door did my heart good.  

The next day I laid Sophie in her little mini-crib and snapped a few pictures.

I left the room to throw a diaper away and came back to this...

and then this...

If we've heard once, we've heard one hundred times that Sophie will be well protected.  I completely agree! They already adore her.  I think it's also safe to say that each of them will care for each other in the same way (at least that's my hope), as Carter came to me the other day out of the blue and said, "Momma, don't worry.  If Peter gets hurt, I will hold him 'til you come."

And then, I was having a little moment the other day and Carter asked why I was crying.  Even I didn't really know, and you know how I feel about crying in front of kids.  Anyway, I told Carter everything was okay. It wasn't for him, and he started crying.  Then he said, "Momma, you're a gweat mom!  Do you want to cuddle?"  Then when we were curled up on the couch and after apologizing for "being angry" with me earlier, he said, "Daddy will be home soon and will make it all better."  

Later that day, he woke from his nap, pulled up a chair next to Sophie and me and said, "Momma, God gave me you, and He gave me to you.  And, He loves us very much.  Then Jesus gave us Sophie, too!"

He's a good soul.  They all are, and while everyone may say they are Sophie's superheros, I'd have to say they are mine too.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Top Stay-at-Home Mom Blogger

So...I have no idea what this means, really, but I received an email last week notifying me that I had been nominated as a  Voice Boks Top Stay-at-Home Mom Blogger.  If any of you nominated me, thank you!

From the email, I've learned that people can vote, once per day, from July 21st to August 21st.  To do so, you just click on the nomination button on the right sidebar, and go from there.

Again, I don't really know much about this, but if you feel so inclined, cast a vote (or even one/day, if you'd like)!

Thanks a million.

They thank you too :)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sophie's Newborn Photographs

When Sophie was five days old, we had some newborn photographs taken.  She is the only child I've ever had who was awake the entire (well mostly) time.  So, to me, she looks older than she really was.  And, she was making some funny faces too!  So glad we have these though.  All thanks to Michael Graham!

Here are a few of my favorites...

We signed up for some newborn pics and walked away with great pics of the boys, too!  Can't beat that :)