snow day.

January 18, 2018

We had our first snow of 2018 (and dare I hope, the last! I'm so ready for Spring) and Solomon was so excited. Ever since our last snow, anytime it has been really cold, Solomon asks if it's going to snow. When we heard the news that we could get a dusting to 1 inch of snow, I was hopeful it would work out for our little guy. Yesterday morning he woke up bright and early at 6:30, like he knew something big was happening. We were so excited to share the surprise with him once it was daylight outside and he could see the snow. It definitely helped with a morning meltdown, he quickly had an attitude change once he saw all the pretty white snow. I was also excited for Asher's first snow day! It was cold so we all got bundled up for a short 20-30 minutes to explore. Solomon has a cold and Asher is so tiny, so we knew we wouldn't spend a long time outside. Thankfully the hot chocolate was a good way to get Solomon back inside. 

I was very excited to use my baby wearing jacket for the fist time. 
This jacket is so nice since you can wear it 3 different ways, I wouldn't spend the money on it for full price BUT I did get a great deal on it before Christmas. I actually got lucky enough to wish for this for the Eliya Family Exchange this year, it was such a good gift!! 

I love this photo SO MUCH!
& I love how Solomon is staring at his daddy in almost every single picture lately. He's definitely obsessed with Peter and I love it! 

Happy snow day to all of you!!!! Hope you can enjoy it a bit longer before it all melts away, I will definitely enjoy looking at it from my warm spot on the couch! ;) 
Okay, Spring.... we are ready for you!!!!

brother littles.

January 15, 2018

We've had baby brother in our arms for over two weeks now, and I find myself wondering how we ever lived without him. I'm so thankful to say that the transition has been a good one, but like I said, it's only been two weeks. I thought it would be fun to list a few of the little things that I have loved so far and don't ever want to forget! 

one // the way Asher already looks at Solomon with wonder and excitement. I can't wait to watch them grow up together

two // finding out all the little differences between my two boys has been interesting. Things like how Asher needs to be burped constantly and the way he needs a clean diaper almost every hour. Both of those things are very new to me since Solomon never cared or needed that. Asher's sleeping is also pretty new to me though, since Solomon still isn't a fan of that nonsense. 

three // all the many, many kisses that Asher gets everyday from Solomon! And also how he's only had one foam ball to the head so far. We are so proud of Solomon and how he's adjusting. 

four // forgetting how exhausting breastfeeding is and having your toddler wake you up whenever you doze off on the couch while baby brother nurses. "Momma, wake up!!!" Haha!

five // praying as often as I can for these brothers to become best friends and truly love and need each other one day. That would make be so incredibly happy!

Photos are by the very talented, Molly Neely Photography

weekly three.

January 12, 2018

Well, it was my first week at home alone with both of the boys, and 80% of it was wonderful. The rest other 20% of it was exhausting, but my worship music and quick prayers helped me keep my mind at ease and my heart happy. I am very happy that it's friday though! Peter's half day has me excited for an afternoon nap, not gonna lie!! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.

trying my best to write more thank you notes to those who have taken the time to love on us since Asher has joined the family. We are so thankful for our family and friends!!

this boy and his love of coloring or drawing makes all these nursing breaks much easier. Super thankful for his independent and easy going personality!!

chunky monkey in the making, sweet boy was already a pound over his birth weight. I can't believe he's 2 weeks old today! 

Asher's first bath.

January 10, 2018

You know that commercial about babies first bath with their first child compared to the second child? Well, that is totally us right now. HA! My mom has always picked on me for the way we handled Solomon's first bath but we didn't really know what we were doing. I don't know why we decided to give him a sponge bath on the cold bathroom floor?!? First time parent problems.

But, with Asher, we definitely felt a little more comfortable with the whole bathing a newborn thing. He surprisingly loved it too. Solomon also loved helping and he didn't try to drown him, so it was a good time.

sweet little face!! Daddy was sweet enough to snap some pictures.

I've been putting off the bath for a while since I didn't want to wash off his new baby smell. It's my favorite thing ever. He smells like a yummy burtsbees baby now, which is pretty sweet, but he doesn't smell like my new baby anymore. It's kind of heart breaking. 

Solomon was so excited to help us and pour some water over his legs and feet. Such a sweet big brother!

Goals // 1.18

January 9, 2018

I'm a little late sharing these goals but, I've been a little busy. All the newborn baby snuggles and sweet brother love going on in our house has me all kinds of happy. This momma is definitely on cloud nine!! But, I do want to share some of the goals that I have for this month. It's a new year and I'm going to work hard to be more efficient with my time so I can enjoy as much time with my family as possible. 

December Goals
1 // complete the advent study with Solomon - yep, I'm soooo happy that we completed the advent cards and read the bible story ALMOST every night. I shared a bit about the advent cards and some other sweet ways we kept Christ at the center of Christmas and our home last month HERE. It was a good month, for sure!
2 // have a baby!!! - praise Jesus, he is here!! I shared the full story HERE in case you missed it! 

January Goals
1 // find my routine at home with two baby boys
2 // start some fun "school time" with Solomon
3 // finish our 2018 photo calendar 
4 // deep clean the house and get back on our cleaning schedule
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