One Month!

May 27, 2014

I blinked and Calvin turned a month old!  We celebrated Cal’s one month birthday with the obligatory monthly photo.

This kid is nuts.  He’s so completely different than his sister that it feels like we’re first time parents again!  It’s funny how two kids can come from the same parents, yet be soooo different.  We’re working hard to figure him out all the while Elena is happy as can be!  She does a good job of taking it easy on Mom (most the time!) so I can handle all the squawking that Calvin does.   🙂

We had a great Memorial Day weekend.  Saturday, we attended the annual Frey “hogroast”.  This year was the 8th anniversary of the beginning of Chad and my’s relationship.  Boy, things have changed quite a bit in the past 8 years!  Never imagined we’d be toting two kids, a stroller and a giant diaper bag to the party!  Goodness!

Chad enjoyed going to the race on Sunday, while I held down the home front (kind of!).  And yesterday, we barbecued with some friends and relaxed a bit.  It’s hard to believe summer is finally here!

We’re going to enjoy some free time in June, which I’m very much looking forward to.  My taxi service is going to get a break…ha!  Elena is on break from the Jackson Center until August.  She also had her last day of “school” last Friday.  She has loved going to the Mother’s Day Out program for the last two years.  It’s given us both a nice break from each other!  So, we’re looking to a couple free days a week this month…bring on the pool time!

Elena’s last day of school

Happy Summer time!

All tuckered out on Memorial Day

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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