Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Mom Yesterday I wanted it to be Tomorrow but I woke up and it's still Today. So when's it going to be Tomorrow?"

Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ellie 2nd Bday

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December 2011

My kids were being EXTREMELY facetious, and I didn't get a single pretty girl second birthday shot.  It went like this: went to Balboa, lost kids inside museums, fed our picnic to seagulls, took pics of wild animals as they were running away, licked the frosting off the tops of ice-cream-cone-cupcakes that I baked at 6am.
So, these pics will have to suffice.  It has been a rough one.
Still, those Wild Things sure are cute.
No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you, after all you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.- Unknown


Having a baby is like meeting yourself for the first time.  In an instant you are changed.  Your life becomes split.  Ashley-before-Carter. Ashley-after-Carter, Ashley-as-a-mother-of-two.  I don't even know who those other Ashley's are anymore.  


Sometimes I am just in awe as I watch that tiny firecracker run through life- nothing can stop her.  Taking care of Ellie is like having a tiny piece of God.  I knew her before she was even born.  From day one I knew she was a girl- no ultrasound needed. I picked the name specifically because I was certain she would be a feisty, curly haired, red-head.

Today is exactly two years since the birth of my baby girl.  Two years since the birth of the best version of myself.  At 11:40 AM they handed her to me.  There she was, and there I was.

Two Year Check-up

Miss Ellie Mahoney
33 inches 40%
22 pounds 5%

My tiny, tiny, baby.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Ellie

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No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you, after all you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.- Unknown

Having a baby is like meeting yourself for the first time.  In an instant you are changed.  Your life becomes split.  Ashley-before-Carter. Ashley-after-Carter, Ashley-as-a-mother-of-two.  I don't even know who those other Ashley's are anymore.  

Sometimes I am just in awe as I watch that tiny firecracker run through life- nothing can stop her.  Taking care of Ellie is like having a tiny piece of God.  I knew her before she was even born.  From day one I knew she was a girl- no ultrasound needed. I picked the name specifically because I was certain she would be a feisty, curly haired, red-head.

Today is exactly two years since the birth of my baby girl.  Two years since the birth of the best version of myself.  At 11:40 AM they handed her to me.  There she was, and there I was.



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Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.- Ricard L. Evans

Today Carter thanked me for a day he spent with me and Chris over a year ago.  He remember tons of little details- he was 2 1/2!  It was just a regular day- not too out of the ordinary, but something about it was special enough that he thanked me for it, out of the blue, while we were driving home from the YMCA.


Fills my heart. 




WE DIDN'T KNOW WE WERE MAKING MEMORIES, WE JUST KNEW WE WERE HAVING FUN.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Party




Today my kids had the most belly laughs ever. Just another reason to love Christmas.


carter licked so much frosting he dry heaved, and ellie shoveled candy in her mouth like nothing i have ever seen.
gingerbread house=success

Monday, December 5, 2011

Building a Portfolio

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I love my Fatima!

Carter's Letter to Daddy.

Carter just said, "Mommy, can you type a letter to Daddy for me?"  So
this is what he said.  Word for word.
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Daddy, I am going to spank your butt when you get home. You better get
ready for me to spank your butt.
Daddy, at Sea World I saw dolphins and whales without you, HAHAHAHA **he
is teasing you**
Daddy, I want you to come get yogurt barn "wiss" us.  Do you promise
that you will get yogurt barn as soon as you will come home?
UUUUUhhhh ***thinking***  Daddy, you must let me spank your butt for ever and ever and
ever. HA!
Daddy, I miss you for longer and longer and longer to the ends.  So you
must come home.  That is where the exit is T-O-S.  And you can take a
test to be my second mommy, mine and sissy's Mommy.  Will you love my
Mommy forever to the ends?  T-B-S to the exit and come love her.

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Me: what is TBS to the Exit?
Carter:  That is directions for how Dad gets to it to come home.
*I think he is talking about using the GPS.

PS- Spanking your butt, is Carter threatening to wrestle.