Friday, November 30, 2007

I'm still here, really!

I know, I know!!! It's been forever since I posted last! Bad Rachel! For my 2 or 3 loyal readers, please don't give up on me yet! :)

This past month was pretty rough--illnesses (yucky stomach bug), major tiredness (mostly due to my sweet baby girl not sleeping--Read this as Me not sleeping either--), long stretches of days when my husband had to work, etc. etc. Just a tough time. Hopefully we're past all that!

Anyway, lots of cool things happened during that time too. Our Katie got three teeth (2 on the bottom, 1 on top), she learned how to roll over both ways, she started crawling and pulling herself up, waving, clapping. It's crazy! She's growing and changing everyday and I totally feel like I'm missing it because I'm either trying to get dinner on the table or I'm trying to calm down Sterling Alexander when Kate starts getting into his toys ("Move her Mom!!!) or I'm trying to spend a minute of quality time with my husband (It's okay to hide in the closet to try and have a conversation together, right?). Thank goodness for cameras and pictures!

I keep trying to remind myself to enjoy this time. Especially when my son asks me, like he did today, to sit next to him on the couch during the dinner rush to read to him. So stinking sweet! It would have been so easy to put him off, but then I stopped and thought about what life is going to be like in a few years..... Yeah, I'll be lucky if I get a "Hi mom" let alone a chance to really spend some quality time with him. So, I figured I better take advantage of it while I've got it. Who cares if every room of the house has toys and dirty clothes and dishes in it!! RIGHT NOW I've got a little boy who loves me and wants all my attention. I better cherish this time, DARN IT!, even if it did mean that we ate dinner at 9:30 PM!

Here's some pictures of Kate in her ever changing state! Plus, you be the judge....Kate has two holiday dresses and I'm not sure which one to have her Christmas pictures taken in. Let me know which one you think is better! Thanks!


Denise Crawford said...

Oh my goodness, do you have to choose??? She's a GIRL, for heaven sake, and girls love to change clothes. I say take BOTH dresses and change midway!!! She is adorable, of course. Man I wish you guys were here, not there. Thanks for the update. You are a wise mom to stop and cherish those precious moments with the little ones - time passes so quickly, and you can't get it back. I was in the car with Eryn today, and Hayden was in the back seat having a total conversation about meeting Sterling and Auntie Wachel at the airport!!!

I love you guys,
Grammy Denise

Rachel Kesler said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! I miss my nephews so much! They are so sweet!
I wish we were there too. I've been feeling pretty homesick now that it's the holidays. It's just not the same....
And, I miss seeing all of you. What I wouldn't give to meet up with you and Eryn at a Starbucks!
I love you too!

Eryn said...

Oh...what a cutie pie! I think I like the black and white dress the best too...but I agree! Take both if you can, although if you're doing family pics, it may be hard to do a wardrobe change...

Love you! thanks for the update-Finally! :) I'd love starbucks too, for the record!

Denise Crawford said...

We miss you so much too, especially now that it's Christmas time! Where do those gigantic eyes come from? I just love Kate's gorgeous big eyes. What a cutie. Whichever cute little dress you choose (if not both!), be sure to show us the photos, okay?
We're all supposed to be going for Christmas trees this morning - it's pouring rain and they are expecting high winds (40-50 mph), so it could be a disastrous outing. Maybe we'll settle for a family breakfast (I'm making my famous cinnamon rolls...want to come?) and drag out my fake tree instead!

Grammy Denise

Eryn said...

mmm. Still no bloggedy blog...have you abandoned ship?

I got your message...thanks! Glad you liked the gifties. I debated about HiHo Cherrie-O's. Will the baby eat the Cherries? Maybe. Oh, well. Your job to worry, not mine! Ha ha.

We got H Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. He Loved candy land! It's fun to be able to do those things now.

Love you lots!

Eryn said...

any chance of getting an update here? (no guilt trip intended, just an Auntie anxious for little girl's first birthday pictures!)

Love you and hope the party went swell!