What a great day to blog and read blogs. I took time off to do some blog and social media marketing and consultation. So my really good friend called me very early in the morning: Excited she said, “We expecting baby # 3, it’s a surprise, but what can I expect?” congrats I said … am really super excited for her since she is one of those great parents!That is a hard and easy question… each kid is different and each time you add another that means one more mouth to feed, one more person to potty train, one more person to dress up etc…
But I think I am much wiser with number 2 or 3 than number 1…A better parent I am or I tend to believe. Experiences grow us and they change us and allow us to realize what’s important and what’s not. It’s like I was on a test run but not I am parenting.
# I learned that little ones require time and attention!
# More laid back
# I cuddled more since I realized how in a few months they will wiggle out of your arms
# I lay off the parenting books and just parented my style
# Nursing her was enjoyable at number 3 than number 1 since I knew how much time will fly and this will be over too
# Less stress out on feeding her– I knew this is just cycle
# Less anxious over germs getting into everything – but enjoyed each moment
# I focus on the joys and not the work involved
I just feel I’m more comfortable with myself and not prove myself…this is who God made me to be.
So parents do you parent differently with you 1, 2, 3 etc… in what ways? … Please share.
I am one of those people who love pictures. I treasure those memories in pictures but sometimes it could be very stressful! My kids are squirmy! If you read my thankful list, my camera features there!!! So my friend Wendy was very nice to take our fall pictures. My other friend Angie before launching her business used to take our pictures. These are friends not only whose work I like, but ones who makes my kids feel at ease and has fun with them so they naturally smile and laugh.
I do love the outdoors photography, the natural light but am not anti studio – I love the studio look with clean solid color background and props for the kids.We love it when a professional photographer takes our pictures too, but my kids sometimes are not in the mood :)- This time around I used some bribes — lollipop! I tell you it worked, we got some really nice one.. my wall and frames are waiting!!!
See the lollipop?
A good one of the 3 kids
Love the natural light outside
I will post the rest on a private album on Facebook –
So what is your strategy in keeping the kids still when you take family pictures?
So have you been following the Penn State scandal? It’s pretty graphic! I know I can be an overprotective mama sometimes but stuff like this doesn’t make it any better. Particularly when all you want is to always assure them that God will protect them. We always read to the kids these verses when we have to leave to go out on a date or appointments and they are crying scared (I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous Josh. 1:5-6 🙂 and I also like The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:7-8
My son is almost 5 and my dream was always to start in early on community building and volunteering/charity activities but after reading and listening to the Penn State shame that has gone on – I just decided to put on my “over protective” mom hat on again.. Sigh! As a mother to a little boy, my thoughts and prayers to those little boys who looked up to Sandusky trusting him, they were so defenseless.
So my question is; at what age are they are old enough for you to begin to talk about pedophiles to them?
My Baby boy turns 4
Fire Truck Cake
It’s been a nice 4 year having my baby in life… I still get excited when we celebrate another birthday. This time, a fire truck birthday party – yes with real fire men! I loved this cake from the Betty Crocker tutorial and my girl friend Angie help me put it together. My first cake and it was super easy! How fun! The age four is just a magnified 3 years old…If you think 3-year-olds are busy, inquisitive, and fun, Oh! 4-year-olds are all that time’s 10… Lively, energetic, and sociable!
Fire Truck Cupcakes
Fire Truck Cupcakes - My friend & Her daughter
Spraying water - fire truck
LOUD TOYS: On a different, why do manufacturers make toys’ volume so obnoxiously loud? I need ear plugs for
some things… somebody suggested putting clear tape over the speaker, Will need to drag myself to find that tape.
Happy Birthday my baby, you changed my world 4 years ago – God bless you!