October 31, 2007

Bird is the Word

I'm not really a baby person. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE my kids but lets get on to the family bike ride days, the no more nap days. You get it. That being said I'd like to hypocritically list my faves about my sweet new baby.

1- when she feels sorry for herself, it absolutely melts me. She curls her little lips down and says "Maa". Ooh!

2- the sweet smell of her soft little black furry head. She's my first baby to have hair and I Love it!

3- It's bitter sweet but I am the only one who can calm her.

4- They way her rough and tumble and tumble... AND tumble brothers are so sweet with her. Don't know if it's because she's a girl or a baby but they love her!

5- I love the way my arms miss her when I'm not holding her.

6- I love the first little babblings that are coming out of her!

7- the way she so femininely wears her blue cowboy jammies handed down from her brother.
okay, enough. I love my kids!

Tag's in LOVE!

I showed up to help in Tag's class today only to find him transformed into a bumbling, goofy, macho-man around this little cutie. Her name is Melanie! Tag has told me all about her over the past month but I had no idea how serious it was. I couldn't even get him to look at the camera, he was too busy pulling ninja poses and trying to keep the Hulk from invading his turf! We've scheduled a play date but the rest is up to Tag...Good Luck, Dude! Fortunately, I think she likes him too!

October 30, 2007

The Finnish Corner

I just thought I would share this picture, definitely one of my favorites. As a buddy of mine once said to me, "the thought of us actually being parents is completely absurd. Really, there should have been a test to pass, a class to attend or a permit to obtain (via application)". However, there are those moments when my kids reach out a helping hand, or offer up the simplest of things, a hug or words of encouragement (to each other). And, then, I know something is going right! (I just wish I knew what it was)

It's probably that they are 25% Finnish!

But, then I quickly realize, that my child landed on the rock that I told him to jump from!

And, it all makes sense again, they are their own person! Save it the 25% Finnish in them, that is just Sisu baby!

October 29, 2007

The world can't run on the right brained alone!

Being my first Post and a first timer (although, I am a closet Blog stalker!), I'd like to give the disclaimer that I am one of the least creative people I know. BUT, the world can't run on the right brained alone. It, for some unknown reason, requires the no-brained as well! Most of you checking out my Blog will see Kami's too and I just felt the need to let myself off the hook!

WHATEVER...on to the post!

Seems like when things get tough I tend to turn inward, really lean on that trusty support circle we've hopefully all got on those rainy days... or months. Thank goodness mine is so strong!
Thank you Dave, Tag, Thatcher and Tally for putting up with me. Good days are a comin'.
Next is you, Mom. I don't have the words!
And my sisters: Shauna, Kami and Karolyn. With plenty on your own plates, you all stepped up for me when I needed you!
My friends...Whoa, some of the best! Thanks Kim, Jen, Aimee, Edie and the rest for the hours and hours of phone calls and offers! Hope I'm as good a friend as the ones I have!

Enough! Because that's just... WHAT IT IS!