Saturday, July 2, 2011

Recent Randomness

Okay, so I have been like the WORST EVER blogger lately, sorry! I have had so many things going on that I've had to put my personal blog on the backburner while I had several sessions to edit, kids to take care of, summer to plan,etc. etc. You all know what I'm talking about but the main reason I have this blog is so I can look back and remember the things that went on as well as little things my kids say and do and so I'm so bummed I haven't been keeping up on it. There's just not enough hours in the day! So, here's a collection of random things we've been up to lately, not everything of course, but a few of my favorites.
Eli is now 3 1/2 going on 13, I swear! He's so independent and so full of energy that sometimes it's all I can do to keep up with him but he's so sweet in the things he does and says. If you catch a rare moment and he actually wants to cuddle or give you a hug, I have to stop everything and just take it in because it happens so quick and so seldom that I cherish those moments. He's so athletic and I think it's going to be really fun to watch him play T-ball and get into sports in the next few years. He's also very helpful with Mya and always keeps me "informed" when she's doing something she shouldn't :).
Eli is tough, he's strong, very strong willed, he's so smart and remembers every little detail about places we've been and can tell me the directions to drive all over Twin, he's very sensitive and easily gets his feelings hurt. I have to be so careful with him if I have to scold him or punish him for some things, he's a big teddy bear on the inside. He has a belly laugh that makes me giggle every time I hear it. He brings me so much joy and happiness. I love him so much and I can't believe how fast he's growing. Before I know it he'll be in preschool!

Mya is a little spitfire and is a climbing monkey! She is now 1 1/2 years old. She'll climb anything and I have to watch her like a hawk :) She will also eat anything-rocks, game pieces, and so many other things. She's talking a lot more and loves bugs and doing anything that her brother can do. She loves to dance and jump and likes to tell me "no". She also likes to take your ice from your drink, run around with no shoes and be naked. She has a great sense of humor and thinks everything is so funny, wakes up in the morning so happy and is such a joy. She also hits lately, but turns right around and hugs you. She throws lots of things in the trash and in the toilet and is always into mischief. She is so full of life and I just love watching her explore and discover new things. It's amazing how different both boys and girls are...I love them both!

So, here's a few from Redfish Lake, from around Easter time, at the park and then just recently here in July out in the summer sun. Sorry it has been so long, I will try to be better and update the blog more regularly!


Susan said...

Wow, love these! Especially that great furry vest and the pine tree shot. What a gorgeous location for a photo shoot!

Megan said...

youre kids are so stinkin' cute! I hear ya about being so busy... we have been going nonstop!

McKenzie Hansen said...

So cute! I'm dying over the one in the swing with those adorable boots!!!

Jenny Esterbrook Photography said...

Awww... thanks guys! It's been like for-EVER! Why don't they make vests like that in our size for the same price? lol

Anonymous said...

Awww! I love these! I have missed you!