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To our family blog! We love having a spot to record the Grand and not so Grand events in our lives! Thanks for keeping track of us and for tagging along! And don't forget to check out my photography blog!


February has not been great in the picture department. I have felt exhausted and hardly inspired. I have taken fewer pictures, but enough for the week. Some days I only pick up the camera out of obligation and I am glad I have somehow been able to do it. This week we had our 23 week ultrasound and confirmed that it is a boy. We are excited. The kids are excited and want to kiss and hug the baby all day long. We have had an exciting week! 2013 has just started and it already feels like it will be a huge year for us and our extended family! I'll start with my lovely Emma. She was in total denial when we told her we were having a boy. She really wanted a sister. When I gave Emma the news she ignored my statement and said she was hungry and wondered what we would eat for dinner. A little later she said she was happy and thought the baby would be just as cute as her brothers. She truly is a beautiful soul. I ADORE my Emma.  photo 4_zpsa4d3abf4.jpg  photo 1_zpse7d2fd6c.jpg This is Alex. Pancake lover. He seriously wants to eat pancakes every day. And this week I may have made pancakes every day.  photo 2_zps9ea33988.jpg  photo 3_zps919671ac.jpg Here he is, "fixin' my hair, Mom" he said when I asked him to put the stuff down. Then I saw this little bit of light over him and told him to keep on "fixin' his hair" I love this boy!  photo 5_zps67ce3295.jpg Another little slice of light. Emma thought it was fun.  photo 6_zps74742167.jpg Emma is a deal maker. She knows how to make me give her what she wants. I sometimes say no to what she wants knowing she will make a deal and I will get some cute pictures! This time she wanted her Strawberry Shortcake coloring book that I had picked up and put away. She traded for pictures.  photo 7_zps4123179f.jpg Later, I caught Alex "reading" and he was so interested that didn't even notice me!  photo 8_zps7af51a9f.jpg And here, you can see how much fun my kids have together. Really, they love playing together. I guess it's one of the perks of having them so close together. I love seeing them like this.  photo 9_zpsa7234482.jpg Valentine's day. I have to brag about Ryan's present to me for Valentine's. Ryan had given me a pair of diamond earrings a few years ago. And as is my custom, I lost one. It made me so sad to have lost one that I couldn't really even talk about it. It was sad. Well, for Valentine's he had it made into a necklace and got me very similar, almost matching earrings. I love them! They are beautiful and I just love the thoughtful present and man! And also, as usual, my Mother-in-law heart attacked us! The kids caught her red handed though and she had no option but to hand over the little pez dispensers she had gotten them!  photo 11_zpsfb2f633d.jpg I had made sugar cookies to decorate with the kids and so that night we decorated delicious sugar cookies and ate lots of frosting.  photo 10_zps70970cfa.jpg Here we have Benjamin. This child comes to my bed every night. Every night. And stays in my bed until morning. I will be honest and say that even when it's tiring and I dislike interrupted sleep, I love cuddling with my little boy! He truly is the craziest of the three and so, getting to cuddle with him is top on my list of favorite things!  photo 12_zps6f748e63.jpg Alex and his IPad.  photo 13_zpsef449c99.jpg  photo 14_zps3ecc575f.jpg I only got a few photos on my IPhone this past week. This new week seems to already be better on the photo front. We'll see...  photo 16_zps7f3e89d1.jpg  photo 15_zps1a74c0ca.jpg


Baby brain. I believe baby brain is real. I believe I suffer from Baby Brain Syndrome. It can sometimes take my every memory of the previous day, and since I am already forgetful, it can take a whole week and more away from my short term memory. I seriously cannot remember much of what happened last week. All I have to show for it is pictures. No words to add. It would take too much energy to try and go back through every image and think hard of what was done or said.  photo 1_zpsbd8378cc.jpg  photo 3_zps65032c85.jpg  photo 2_zpsc7205489.jpg  photo 4_zps64889843.jpg  photo 5_zpsa941e752.jpg  photo 6_zpsbc63fb98.jpg  photo 7_zps3e0148e6.jpg  photo 8_zps0f94a935.jpg  photo 9_zps86a43442.jpg  photo 10_zps6e1e9d9b.jpg  photo 11_zps46404b57.jpg  photo 12_zps02c06bde.jpg  photo 13_zpsd88aa2bd.jpg  photo 14_zps555b0129.jpg  photo 15_zpsa902c11c.jpg  photo 16_zps0bda0c37.jpg  photo 17_zpsd81b9067.jpg  photo 18_zps087449fe.jpg  photo 19_zps36ea61f2.jpg  photo 20_zpsb88121d9.jpg  photo 21_zps057d2229.jpg  photo 22_zps9b6b01cf.jpg  photo 23_zpsee11fe1b.jpg  photo 24_zps8e087727.jpg  photo 26_zpsc046339c.jpg  photo 25_zps1d4f3715.jpg  photo 27_zpsd93e7d30.jpg  photo 28_zps6ab368e6.jpg  photo 29_zpsa21260f5.jpg  photo 30_zps1899c2fd.jpg  photo 31_zpsb3866de8.jpg  photo 32_zpse2fdf1e6.jpg  photo 33_zps047ee86d.jpg  photo 34_zps4451a9c5.jpg  photo 35_zps605783b6.jpg IPhone goodness  photo 37_zps7228b2fd.jpg  photo 38_zpsb04df528.jpg  photo 39_zps5302c2b1.jpg  photo 40_zps4e6451ae.jpg  photo 41_zps0bf167ea.jpg  photo 42_zps27e9de02.jpg  photo 43_zps67643184.jpg  photo 44_zps3e111847.jpg  photo 45_zps34e57a2d.jpg  photo 46_zps2bee83d1.jpg  photo 47_zpsabc2006a.jpg  photo 48_zpsad5c2649.jpg