Monday, August 10, 2009

Shame on me!

Dear Diary, it's been almost 2 months since my last entry...






Yikes! I was warned that once that second baby joined the family, my journaling would suffer greatly. And, it obviously has...but I am promising myself to do better -starting now!






And, I am also going to give my blog a much-needed makeover. Life with Lily Lin doesn't cut it anymore - Devin would certainly have something to say about that. Or, he would if he could talk anyway. Don't worry baby boy, I'll get you in the title here soon.






Speaking of Devin, he will be six months old on Friday. Time is flying by at a speed that scares me and takes my breath away. I really didn't think I was a "baby person", but Devin has taught me otherwise. I love every moment with this squishy, squirmy, burpy, little thing. I am already getting so sad, knowing that he is quickly exiting his baby-ness and getting big on me. He is eating baby food from a spoon, rolling over (and over and over), smiling, laughing, babbling, trying to crawl, sitting up with help, standing up with help. Stop the madness already! But seriously, he is a JOY. He's content in just about every situation. Only cries when something is really wrong. Smiles almost constantly. Eats like a champ. Sleeps like a dream. (7 pm to 7 am most nights). Jay and I are walking around pinching ourselves that God blessed us with not ONE but TWO of the most amazing kiddos in the world!




Lily is doing really well also. She is, however, starting to show some signs of jealousy of her brother. But, she is good about verbalizing it so I am working hard to reassure her that our love for her has not, and will not ever change. It can't be easy to have to share your parents all of a sudden - when you've had them all to yourself for 4 years. Other than that, she is just up to her usual tricks. Crafts, ballet, computer time, cards, games, dressing up, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, playdates, etc. We are also getting ready for kindergarten in less than a month. HELP ME! We've been practicing our math, sight-reading, writing, and such. She is so excited and ready to begin...I'm excited for her. It's gonna be hard on me, though. I'll miss my girl.


(picture taken at soccer camp last month)









That's all for now...




































21 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA.. can't wait to see the new make-over and Devin is TOOOOO CUTE..
Love that cute little smile..
and as for Lily.. well my girl is always so beautiful and loving..
I say that God gave you two kids that are just like their parents..
AMAZING..
Have a great week.
Love ya and miss ya girly..
Kim
AKA- Aunt Tim....

hollym. said...

Well it's about time girl!!!:) I've been missing your family!! So glad to hear that things are going well. Great pics!! Please, keep em coming!!
love,
hollym.

Jewels of My Heart said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh they are so sweet! I miss you friend.
Your little man is too cute and your little soon to be student is so beautiful.
Glad you are all doing well and will say a pray for you and Lily for the first day of school.
Love,
Daleea

Janet said...

Nice to hear from you again! Your kids are adorable. Simply adorable. :-)

Two Kayaks said...

SO EXCITED to see an update from you!! Glad that you and your GORGEOUS family are doing so well.

Lynn said...

I so missed you my friend! How time flies!! glad to see you alive and well! Devin is gorgeous and Lily is growing up too fast! Can't wait to read more!

Steffie B. said...

Welcome to my life! lol Can't wait to see the new blogby make-over! Sorry we didn't get to see each other.....life is crazy here and getting crazier by the minute!

I am so very happy for you though.....you have your little tribe.....told you.....dreams come true! ;)

Hugs.....
Steffie

kerri said...

Missed you!
Great to see such wonderful pics of the kids, they are growing so much!! Can't believe Devin is already 6 months!!Wow!!
I'll be thinking of you on Lily's first day of school, she is going to love it!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I was SO excited to see an update. Devin looks so happy and sweet....and you sound so happy!!!! I am glad you will journal more. I miss your sweet family:)

Pam said...

I love both of their little smiles. They are beautiful. Hannah has already started Kindergarten. It was hard.

Jen said...

So glad you're back into blogging! I can't wait for another update! Your kids are so beautiful...and way to go, Devin! Sleeping 12 hours straight!!! That's awesome! Miss you all!

Daniella said...

hey there - so happy to see an update from you. Your children are so beautiful :) miss chatting with you...

Juliette said...

Shame on me as well! And we don't even have a baby.
So good to read you and see pics of your sweet children. Your little man is growing so fast and Miss Lily 5 already!
I love to see that your life is good and full of blessings.
Enjoy the rest of the summer!

LaLa said...

So good to see you again : ) They both look happy and healthy!! So glad all is going well!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I have missed you!! I know you are on FB but still I miss hearing about your life! God is so good to you....he sounds so amazing and he has filled out so much hasn't he?

I am so happy for your family;)

Lily's Pad said...

I haven't stopped by for a long while, but I see that your kids are looking as sweet as ever! They both look so happy and cute as can be. Hope you are doing well!

Mommy Spice said...

Well, you certainly haven't lost any readers. :) LOVE the pictures. Both kiddos are getting so big. Devin's smile is so sweet. I can't believe Lily is starting Kindergarten. Wow!! S.G. just started first grade. Sigh....

Kris said...

Devin is so cute and growing up so fast, and I can't believe Lily is on her way to kindergarten, where does the TIME go?! Glad you are all doing well~!

Much Ado said...

Such a cute little smile your Devin has! And I bet your Lily is such a great big sister! Sweet pics!

The Things We Carried said...

He is ADORABLE!

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