Thursday, May 24, 2012

Damon turns 2!!!

Say hello to the happiest 2 year old around!

                  He really was happy on his birthday, but there also was quite a few tears too. "Terrible Two's" is no joke folks, and it doesn't miss a beat;)
           For Damon's birthday we celebrated in Melba with my family. It was so much fun to get everyone together to celebrate Damon's special day. He is such a sweet little boy and has brought more happiness into my life than I ever thought possible! Here's some pic's of the birthday boy!

Oh my gosh I love this picture.  Damon loves his dump truck!

Well, he's a little cleaner than he was last year!

LOVE this little man!

He got lots of new cars for his birthday. They are his FAVORITE thing. He lines them up like this all the time. These are only about half of his cars. He has to have at least 3 or 4 with him everywhere we go. 

My whole life I knew I wanted to be a Mom, what I didn't know was how soon it would happen for me and how quickly the time goes! It is so much fun seeing Damon grow and change and go through different phases of his life. He is so much fun, and I'm so lucky to be his Momma. He has hit a bit of a rough patch, but he has plenty of sweet moments that make up for the hard times. He absolutely adores Rafe and always wants to be next to him and hug and kiss him. When he's sad, he wants Rafe, when Rafe's sad, Damon can always make him smile. He's so sweet to him, I just hope it lasts! 
Damon is such a jabber box. He just rambles all day and he has a little lisp that is the CUTEST thing! He's learning new words every day and is getting great at communicating with me what he wants. He's starting to love books and wants us to read to him before bedtime, which I LOVE.  He loves to go outside and could seriously play out doors all day long. His favorite movies are Cars, Despicable Me, Tarzan, and Toy Story. He also loves loves loves Mickey Mouse.
Damon is such a sweet little boy and he makes us laugh so hard every day. He does the funniest things. He has a great fake laugh and hilarious face expressions to go along with it. I don't know what I would do without my boys! Here's a few pics of little Rafey too!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rafe's Blessing Day/ Grammy Val Visits!

Rafe was blessed on February 20th, he was 6 weeks old. Dan's Mom came to visit from Florida, so we wanted to bless him while she was here. I didn't get any good pics of our little family or of a group shot of everyone that came, I'm so bummed. But I did get these! They show how cute little Rafe is in his blessing outfit. Thanks to everyone who came! It was a full house. We are so lucky to have such good friends and family!

Rafe is still pretty orangey in these pictures. He had jaundice pretty bad for a little over the first 2 weeks. We were sent home with a billi blanket and eventually had to upgrade to a little tanning bed for him. It was hard not being able to really hold and cuddle him for that first little while. It was a little depressing because he wasn't getting any better and the poor kids foot look like he walked on a rose bush! He had little scabs all over from getting his billi checked. I was so glad when we were finally done with that stinkin jaundice!
Rafe has been a very chill baby since day one. He cries very little, eats great, and even sleeps wonderfully! I was so glad. Damon was a hard newborn, so I was gearing up for the same with Rafe, but no two babies are alike that's for sure! He sleeps from about 10p.m. to 6 a.m. pretty consistently. He only sleeps well if he is swaddled and can't get his arms free. if they get free, he wakes up because he hits himself in the face haha. I actually feel bad putting him in that little sleep sack and strapping his arms down. But I know if we all want a good nights sleep, I have to do it!
Rafe turns 4 months on Sunday, and that's when Damon turns 2! I cannot believe that he is already 2! I just had him! Where does the time go? And when can it slow down?! I'll be sure to put up a post about Damon's birthday and do a little update on that little guy. 

A Busy 2012!

Hello friends! I just got on here and realized that Christmas was the last time since I have blogged! What the heck?! I'll give you a quick run down and maybe some pics too;)
Christmas was amazing! We loved watching Damon open his presents and stop to play with each one before moving on to the next. He got so spoiled between us and both sets of grandparents! He got lots of new toys and clothes. He got alot of new cars. He LOVES cars. That's all he plays with anymore. He's a boy through and through.

Oh and before Christmas, I graduated! Heck yes! So glad to be done for a while!
I was in my last month of pregnancy here, so don't judge me for that sweet chubby pregnancy face!

So the holidays were a blast! We spent a lot of time together as a family, enjoying our last little bit before baby came! I told myself that I would wait until new years and then I could start trying some stuff to get things going. Luckily, I didn't have to try too hard. I had my mom buy some castor oil and she came over and I was debating taking it. She took it with 3 or 4 of us and it worked like a charm every time. (If you're a hippie and are mumbling things under your breath about me even thinking about must have never been pregnant.) I'll keep this short and write the whole story on my other blog, So I just had to think about taking castor oil and my water broke. I went to the hospital. My contractions didn't really pick up so they started pitocin. and around 9 the next morning I had a sweet little baby boy in my arms!
Meet Rafe William Morley
7lb 11oz 21"
So for those who can't read that well or sound out letters, it's Rafe....pronounced like safe....(sorry if that seems harsh, you just wouldn't believe the way some people say his name. Really? Do I look like someone who would name my kid RAFAE? I don't even know a spelling for the way people say it!)
Rafe is the sweetest baby. We are so blessed to have two awesome little boys! Damon loves Rafe so much! He can't get enough of him and is always hugging and kissing on him. Rafe sometimes gets a little annoyed by it, but I love it! Damon has adjusted great! I really couldn't ask for it to be any different. It's not easy by any means, but it's easier than I was anticipating. 
So the last few months have flown by! Between Dr. apts and trips and just being a mother of 2 has kept be super busy. I enjoy days that I can stay home in my sweats and watch mickey mouse clubhouse with Damon and cuddle Rafe. Being a Mom is the best job ever!