Thursday, September 30, 2010

Taylynn


Taylynn is doing well in preschool. She really loves it. For a while I would ask her what her snack was at school and she'd say things like corn dog, pizza, cereal, cinnamon roll. I wasn't sure what to think. Were they really giving her these things or is she making it up?
So I just had to ask the teacher. Turns out the preschoolers get the leftovers from breakfast that morning, sounds like some good stuff.
Preston and I are having fun too. I think he enjoys the time, but misses Taylynn.
Alayna typically sleeps the whole time, so this makes getting things done much smoother.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Shrimp Boil

A couple weekends ago we had a shrimp boil with our neighbors. We blocked off the street and had a party.

We have been so blessed with such great neighbors especially the ones right next to us and across the street.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stella and Dot 50 dollar giveaway



If you read my blog you know I LOVE Stella and Dot jewelry. I now have the opportunity to host a giveaway for a blogger friend who is a Stella and Dot Stylist, Annette. She is the sweetest and would like to give you a $50 gift certificate.

If you love jewelry for your self or your daughter, you'll love Stella and Dot.
Here are some of the little girls items- they are so sweet and adorable- Taylynn has the necklace with the three charms. I normally cluster them together, but with some outfits she only wears one charms- its like that four necklaces in one.

The adult jewelry is inspiring. When I get a new piece I want to buy a new outfit to go with it. I love it all.Here is how you can enter

Entry:
For one entry check out Annette's page and leave a comment here letting me know your favorite piece of jewelry

Extra Entries:
One entry go to Annette's blog, Swanky Tables and become a follower

Three entries, blog, tweet or facebook about this giveaway- you'll get nine entries if you do all three.

For 10 entries, purchase something from Annette and come back and leave a comment on what you bought.

Good Luck to all. I'll close the giveaway on October 2nd.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby Jack is here




Jack Hudson Omenski was born September 17, 2010 at 6:49am
He is adorable. I can't wait to hold him again.
Mollie and Doug are doing great, they took Jack home yesterday.

Taylynn and Preston only got to see him for a second through a window, so they are excited to see him, hold him and kiss him. We'll be back to see him soon.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Here comes the bride

Taylynn has been wanting to be a bride the past few months. It all started with her obsession to want to watch Aaron and I's wedding video. She loves it and would watch it over and over if I let her.
She will tell Aaron and I to kiss, then she announces that we are now married, so cute. She loves putting on her white dress and dancing around tell us she is going to get married.
The other day her friend Aiden was over and she told him they were going to get married. She got the flowers for her hair and her purse (?not sure why she needed a purse?) Aiden put a necktie on and they got married. Luckily their were no kisses involved.
I snapped these pictures of the celebration:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The start of goodbye

So much has changed for our family in the last couple weeks. Taylynn has begun to grow up.
Life with three babies is no longer; I officially have a big girl.
It started off pretty innocent with soccer, then it went to starting AWANA and now PRESCHOOL. Why does this all have to happen at once?
It does help that Aaron is her soccer coach and I am there for the practices and games. For AWANA we drop her off and leave her :( The same thing goes for preschool. It's like she now has this life that I am not involved in. She is doing things without me :(
I am a very attached mother, probably a bad thing, but this time is so short. I actually haven't cried about it yet, but writing this I might. When Taylynn was a baby going out on a date without her wasn't much fun because I would miss her and want to be with her. I took her with me everywhere, she loved it as much as I did.
The only times I have dropped her off regularly were twice a month for MOPS, last year once a week for Bible Study Fellowship and the nursery at church. The difference was I stayed in the building and I could go check on her at anytime. Now with Preschool the teachers take her right from the car. I know some of what goes on in preschool, but I don't know about that cute little comment Taylynn made, or what color she told her teachers she liked, or what fun toy she played with. She now knows things I don't. She is independent and a big girl.
I pray that I have raised her to be sweet and kind and treat others with love and respect. This is just the start of when she takes what she has learned from home into the big world. It doesn't matter if she can count and identify her abc's. What matters is her attitude and how she treats others. The preschool she is going to is a preschool for children with disabilities. Taylynn is a peer model so it is important to the preschool that she is gentle and kind. I love that she is exposed to all types of children at a young age. I think this will teach her early on to love all and treat everyone the same.
But still I wish she was here with me. It is nice to not break up a fight between Taylynn and Preston every 5 minutes, but I miss her. I know I am only away from her for 2 hours and 45 minutes, but this is just the start. In a couple years she'll be going to school all day, then the next thing I know she'll be getting married (oh wait she already got married last week, pictures to come) But really fall in love and give her heart away and probably get it broken a few times. I am not sure how to handle this, but I know it has to happen until she finds this man I have been praying for, this guy that God has made for Taylynn.
Anyway, back to the now.........
AWANA is a great outlet to learn more who Jesus is. Taylynn has already memorized some of God's word, the hard part is getting her to understand it. I think the best way to do this is live by example, sounds easy. Not for me, I am far from perfect, but I try hard to be like Jesus and when I fail, I'll confess it and ask for forgiveness even to Taylynn. I would want her to do the same.

She is growing up and I have to slowly let go. She loves school, I always knew she would. I am glad she is happy. That makes the start of goodbye a bit easier.
First Day of school


AWANA
First soccer game- she looks more like the cheerleader in this picture

This is all hard for Preston to, he doesn't want to stay with mommy, he wants to go to soccer, AWANA and school too :(



September 21, 2010
Taylynn-
I know one day you'll be reading this. If you can't already tell I am crazy about you. Crazy in love with you. My life was perfect the moment you were born.
I am already looking back in time wondering how it went so fast.
When I tell you I love you, you'll say back... I love you much! So sweet.
I wish I could hold you forever. Sometimes I just lay down in your bed with you because you have gotten too big to hold. Sometimes when your sleeping I still pick you up and rock you and pray for you.
Your my sweet pea, with a huge personality and I love every piece of you.

Your momma

Monday, September 13, 2010

2 months old



Alayna is two months today. She is beautiful in every way. I love having a little baby around, I love how much she needs me and loves me.
She is probably 13.5 pounds now. She is wearing 3-6 month clothing. She loves to sleep and she has been doing great at night. She sleeps from about 8pm until 4 or 5 am. She loves playing games like peek-a-boo and she lights up when she is sung to.
She hasn't lost as much hair as I would have guessed, so maybe she'll keep some of it.
She sleeps in Preston's room at night. Preston doesn't wake up when she does. I quickly change her diaper in the room (which she is always quiet, unlike two other babies I once knew) then I go to the living room to feed her.
I am very attached to her, I seem to want her everywhere I go. She is even doing a Beth Moore Bible study with me on Tuesdays :)
Here are a few pictures of Alayna:

First smile on camera
Taylynn giving kisses
Preston loves, loves to hold Alyana
and Alayna adores him
God has blessed us with a wonderful little gift. We are all so in love.

My sister is due to have baby Jack anytime now. She had a sonogram today and it looks like he is already 8.1 pounds and she is 37 weeks. We have BIG babies in this family.