Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Not For Long...

Janie won't be my baby for much longer. It's making me sad! I get this way every time a new baby comes along. It's amazing how much your heart grows enough to fit enough love in for another. For now, though, even just for a few more weeks, I want to hold Janie and love on her as much as I can. She brings us all so much joy and laughter! Her personality lights up our world! A few of my favorite Janie things:

Her lisp.
The way she says, "yes." Never ya, always a very pronounced "yesss".
Her run. I mean, what almost 2 year old doesn't have the cutest run?
Her singing. Ask her to sing you a song and she will. She is always singing and loves to combine the songs, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "The Alphabet Song". You can never quite tell which one she's trying to get through.
Her animal sounds.
How she yells my name over and over and over and over and LOUDER until she gets my attention.
How she always finds a way to climb up and sit on your lap while working or eating or any time at all and she could stay there forever if you let her.
Her hugs and kisses. (of course)
How much she loves her blankie and hugs it and sucks on it. (Kind of gross, but very cute)
How much she loves Caleb.
How she says "Lo" (Claire) and "Leb" (Caleb)
Her soft fuzzy crazy hair.
Her soft fair skin.
When she wrinkles her nose and says, "Nooooo" while she kind of laughs.
Bud said his absolute favorite thing about Janie is when she runs up to him and lays her head on his leg and wraps her body around his leg. She does this all of the time and it's enough to make your heart burst!
When she puts her head down, but is still looking up at you giving one scary evil look.
How much she loves shoes. (Sorry Dad, she gets this from me!)
How she'll cuddle you anytime.

I could go on and on. She is such a special little girl with a whole lot of personality! I've loved having her as my youngest and I think she will be one adorable big sister!

Here's a look back just 6 days old. Time is such a funny thing as a parent. It's so precious and goes WAY too fast. It breaks my heart. Isn't she so sweet?!...

 And here she is just the other day. She's crazy and cute. She's crazy cute!...

Gosh I love my Janie Mae. My heart is full.

The Best Weekend!

Buddy got me a weekend trip to Las Vegas to see Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for Christmas and we finally went a couple of weekends ago. It was FABULOUS! I had the time of my life! We went with Ben and Natalie which made it that much better. 

The night we got there, we went to Bahama Breeze for dinner. We used to eat there all of the time when we lived in Philadelphia so it brought back a lot of great memories. One of the last times we ate there, I was pregnant with Claire and I fell flat on my back at the restaurant. Ha! I'm so glad that didn't happen this time!

They're the best...
 So are they... :)
 The next morning, we decided to go to the temple. Unfortunately, it was closed, but we walked around and enjoyed the beautiful weather in January! It was nice to get off the strip and go there...
 Here we are in my pregnant glory. I'm about 33 weeks pregnant here...
 Looking good, you two!...
 And the reason we went... This was the best concert EVER! I am a huge fan of Faith and Tim and have been listening to their music since I can remember. They were one of my first CDs. I was right on the isle and got to shake both of their hands and patted Timmy's back! GAH! It was so awesome and so fun! Buddy really nailed it with this gift. I was in heaven. Such a great time!
 We were so close to the stage. It was a small theater and just the bomb...
 All of us. Thanks for letting me have the isle, guys!...
 I mean... they were so so good. And Faith had a few costume changes. She looked amazing. Just ask Buddy. ; ) Tim was SMOKIN hot himself!
 After the concert, we got a chocolate shake and went shoe shopping. I got 2 new pairs of boots. Talk about a perfect day! I didn't even have to carry them!
 Did you know he had his very own ristorante?
 Natalie took this amazing picture from her phone! They were RIGHT next to us! So awesome!
It was the perfect way to spend time together before Baby #4 gets here! Thank you for the best weekend, Babe!