Thursday, December 10, 2009

Elf Hat

Don't you just love her new hat?
Tidbits of things you are doing now:

Turning over onto your side
Bringing your hands together
Sucking on your two middle fingers on your right hand
Being very alert to what is going on around you/following an object around a room
Smiling at your goofy older brothers
Reaching for an object close by
Going to sleep on your own (although I still spoil you often by rocking you because you are so addicting to me!)
Holding your head up on your own
Pushing up on your arms
Sleeping all through the night starting at 8ish

My dearest, sweetest Caroline. How can it be that you are already 3 months old? You have really started showing me that you are indeed a little girl. All baby coos are so sweet but yours are all sounds of a little girl. Little squeaks accompanied with the most precious smile I have ever seen, and what makes it even more special is that you are smiling all for me. You are so happy that I am your mama as I am overwhelming thrilled to be your mommy! I look at you and am so proud just for the fact that you are you.

I also look at you and know that someday down the road you will hurt my feelings, going through the teenage years, as I did with my mother; however I will try my hardest to remember that you won't really mean to hurt me, as I didn't really mean to hurt your Grandma. We all go through a transitioning period as we grow older and I guess that is just part of the ride even though it is an ugly part. This phase is a necessity so that once we have gotten to that magic age (whatever it is) we can truly appreciate the beauty of our mothers and just how much they mean to us. We will transition from a mommy/child relationship to a mother/daughter to a mother/best friend/forever daughter relationship, and I am looking forward to all the growing pains in the process, because ultimately I know you and I will be like me and your Grandma and therefore it is all worth it. It is a special bond, a mother and a daughter, and you won't be able to truly understand until you yourself are blessed with a daughter of your own and then I suspect that at some point, you will be writing close to the same thing to your daughter as I am you.

You are my forever pride and joy, forever my little girl. I love you!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fall Fun

This is how we do it....

Loving sitting in the leaves! He thought he was sooo funny :o)

My Favorite Thing to Hunt For

A True Boy

Good Bye! Blow everyone kisses Isaac!

Monday, November 02, 2009


My little cottontail

Calvin and Hobbes

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Passion. Do you have it?

Lately I am finding myself a little short on artistic passion, which is what has inspired me to change the look of my blog. I have also journeyed into a wonderful world of jewelry making; stamped sterling pieces of all shapes and sizes, soldered wonders flat or bubble glass and I still feel like I'm not fully using all my potential I know that lies inside of me. Maybe it isn't a lack of ideas but rather too many flowing into my head. Or it could possibly be because I have yet to finish my "working" room in my house that will double as our mud room. Not only am I wanting to make unique phenomenal jewelry but I'm wanting to catch those split second, wonderful, magical moments that my children make and are impossible to duplicate once they've gone. I want that keen eye for different angles and light that make a regular picture look spectacular. And trust me when I say that I really meant well when I got my ukulele for Christmas last year and I taught myself to play a couple songs but sadly it has been sitting in the corner of our room since then. I think ukulele lessons will be on my list this year for Christmas so I can follow up on that. Now tell me, when am I supposed to perfect all of these things bursting from me in between toddling toddlers and a cooing infant? How do I fit it all in between the continuing home improvement projects, daily vacuuming, washing dishes, tumbling clothes, and dinner bubbling in the oven? What about that book I bought and have been wanting to read, or flipping through my magazines to gather more great ideas to try and accomplish? So mothers out there in the world who have tons of things they'd like to do on their plate how do you manage to do it all or don't you? How can you find that true, deep, awesome passion for each different thing you do?

Okay, now for pictures!

Caroline 7 Weeks!

Shaake's Pumpkin Patch 2009

On The Hunt

Ewwww! oops not that one...

This one looks good!

Boys Fascinated by Tractor Wheels

You Talkin' to Me?

How Tall Are You This Fall?

Me Want Coooookieee

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Ideas

Please visit my Facebook page to see photos of my new unique personalized sterling silver jewelry that I stamp. New shapes and sizes now available. Place orders soon! Click on post title and it will take you there to browse. :o)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Randomness That Makes Me Smile

Sam's first drawing of a face with eyes, nose and mouth!
He said it was Grandpa.

Isaac trying on mama's fun heels :o)

Big Truck Lookin'

Brother Love

Mama's Rings

My Pretty Girl

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Caroline Marie Kellen
Born: 09/11/09
Time: 2:15
Place: Menorah Medical Center
8lbs 2oz
20" long