two years ago, he came full speed into our life. he was born less than two hours after we left our house in route to the hospital (which is 60 miles away). obviously, he was in a rush to meet his family.
levi owen. if i could shrink you down to your little tiny baby self again, i would. just for a day. i know how little you were, but i have already forgotten how little you felt. holding you in one arm while i multi-tasked with the other. ah, those days seem so far away now.
seriously, it is hard to look back at these pictures without immediately wanting to either shrink you or give you a sibling. omg.
i am so glad you became part of our family that day. you fit perfectly. you are so much like your brother, but yet so very different at the same time. your little personality keeps developing and i think you might be the one to eventually give me my first gray hair. you try to do everything your brother does. your mind does not register there are FIFTY MONTHS between the two of you. i have a feeling that all of those months won't make a bit of difference as you grow up together.
i love you to the moon and back kid. you make my world better and i'm so thankful to be your mom.
it was taken one morning when we were all headed out to the car to head to school/daycare/work. tucker brought a book for his teacher to read in class. of course, the deadliest animal is the mosquito. REALLY. a great book to read right before camping and fishing season. anyways, levi wanted to be just like him. so he brought a book too. his wasn't so scary. or maybe it was. it was BUBBLE GUPPIES. yep, he's got the ONE book they have. we read it a lot. oh, and levi also had to bring along FOOD. crackers to be exact.
after i snapped this shot, levi and i brought tucker to school. that's been our school day routine since september. levi loves to bring tucker to school (and to pick him up in the afternoon with dad). that's all starting to change though. tucker rode the bus home today ... and is planning to ride to/from school the rest of this week. that kid just keeps growing up on me. he still wants me to meet him at his locker tomorrow morning though. which i think is cute. i know that the day will come when he won't want or need me to be there ... so i'll soak these days up while they last. i don't mind. and neither does levi. if i would let him stay at school all day, i'm sure he'd find plenty to do. but i don't let him stay at school. we loop around and head to daycare. i say my goodbye to the little dude and then drive a couple blocks to work.
i know this is all kind of mashed together tonight, but it is what it is. a little clip from our daily life.
the last couple weeks have been busy. and by busy, i mean crazy. and by crazy, i mean exhausting. do you follow? yeah, me either.
i have lots to blog about (hey, what's new?!) ... but i simply am putting this place holder here to promise (YET AGAIN) that i will be back. i'm starting to figure out how many things i can juggle before i start dropping them. i feel good about it.
the only thing i don't feel good about is the complete lack of sleep i've been getting. for the past two weeks, i have gone to bed before midnight approximately three times. i am a night owl, but i will admit that i'm even pushing my own limits. do any of you other moms feel like you can FINALLY get something done once the rest of the house is asleep? because i do. and i thrive on that. until i crash. and burn.
okay, enough rambling. i'm going to bed. i've got ten minutes before i turn into a pumpkin.