Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Today was one of "those days". :) I got Jude to preschool late, Benjamin wet through a diaper and his clothes while out running errands, Selah dumped a bag of nuts on the kitchen floor, I stood out in the rain trying to get an attachment on my stroller to work and never could... and my house, let's just say has seen cleaner days. You've all had those days too... right?! :)

I'm not complaining, though. I've had sooo many moments lately where I just have to stop and say, "Wow. Thank you Lord. You are so good. We are so blessed." Life adjustment with three kids has been going better than I expected! I think I braced for the worst and instead it's been going realy well. Benjamin is a really easy baby and I just can't put him down. I love to snuggle him and hold him and kiss his big cheeks... he comes by those honestly. ;)

Jude and Selah have been playing well together and welcomed Benjamin into our family without hesitation. They are so loving toward him and interested. Josh has been an all-star husband helping to keep me sane by making dinner many nights, letting me nap when I can, and he took me on a date last week which was wonderful (thanks Mom for watching the kids)!

So yes, my life these days is a bit crazy, and I'm getting less sleep than usual, and I seem to always have someone 3 feet tall asking something of me. :) But I'm savoring this sweet season of life with this little princess, this silly boy, and this snuggly baby and wouldn't trade these days for anything!

(Grandma got the kids cameras for Christmas and we've been surprised at how quickly they've figured out how to use them!)

(There's nothing like those cute skinny newborn legs complete with wrinkles! Or baby's breath. Or that soft head of hair. Or those tiny finger nails... so in love!)


Christy. said...


Oh how I feel ya about "those days"!!

Danya said...

Adorable Bethany! 3 beautiful kiddos! You sure are a blessed momma. How fun they got cameras for Christmas. they need a photo blog "from the eyes of Jude and Selah" :)
and what you wrote reminds me of that poem

"Cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'til tomorrow
For babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow,
So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep."

A big hug to you

Matt n Gina said...

I'm one lucky Auntie.. I love you guys and those kids so so much! :D

shoeboxofphotographs said...

What a doll! Congratulations, Bethany, and family! I love the photos. Very cute, and very clever! And that cute face, and all of precious! I love the leg shot! I kept trying to figure out a cute way to take a pic of those little pencil legs, and I just couldn't figure out a cute way to do it. You nailed it! Now I want to copy your idea, except those cute pencil legs are turning into chunky legs on my baby!
Take Care!