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Notes for mommy

by Juliemara
07.4.15

   

 My sweet older girls love art. They can tear through art supplies like a tornado but for hours! Almost every art session produces gifts for someone. Usually mommy or abba. Latley mommy has been the mickey recipient of these ‘notes’. The art is usually something quick, but it melts my heart every time that  they thought of me and wanted to create a little gift with an element of suprise. They come folded or rolled in every which way and the tape job alone is often a work of art in its self. Sometimes I’m not sure if I am even suppose to open them. But when I do and find a hand tracing with a smiley face I’m always glad I did.  I am so lucky to be there mom. 

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These days

by Juliemara
05.20.15

            

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This Time Around

by Juliemara
04.29.15

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This time around I just don’t have the time to write cute little posts about daily doings of Noa’s fun little baby life. I use to have this great job where I could find time to do just about anything, including writing blog post apparently interesting enough to keep dozens of people interested in reading about two tiny humans. I don’t know if it is because being a “stay at home mom” is extremely time consuming, or if three year olds are extremely time consuming or if three kids is extremely time consuming. People just keep telling me my hands must be full, most of whom have kids that are older than mine. So why don’t these women tell me their big secret to getting through this time. if you have a secret, by all mean, leave it in the comments. If not, please enjoy this rare post of my sweet busy children.

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I wish…

by Juliemara
04.3.15

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I wish I could make time stand still.

I wish I could fast forward some days.

I wish I knew if what I am doing now is really helping or not. 

I wish I enjoyed my me time. 

None of this is easy, every moment is such a blessing. 

Kids are so much fun.

I wish they would go to sleep.  

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Little bits

by Juliemara
03.11.15

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Noa – 1 Year Old

by Juliemara
02.17.15

 

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In just a hand full of days

by Juliemara
02.3.15

In just a hand full of days Noa will turn 1 year old. I have been working on photo books and looking back on the last year. When I look at her now I can hardly remember how tiny and different she once was. I’m so glad I took the hundreds of pictures I did, I love looking at them and remembering the moments that surrounded each.

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There is a little Birthday coming up and Momma is feeling a bit guilty that the posts are few and far between. cutest_baby_photos

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In just a hand full of days Noa will turn 1 year old. I have been working on photo books and looking back on the last year. When I look at her now I can hardly remember how tiny and different she once was. I’m so glad I took the hundreds of pictures I did, I love looking at them and remembering the moments that surrounded each.

 

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11 Months

by Juliemara
01.19.15

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Little Noa, you’re still my baby. You always will be. But you are proving to everyone that you can hold your own these days. You made it up the steps to the playroom all by yourself, it’s only two steps, but you did it. And although, not quite as graceful, you can make your way back down as well. Don’t worry sweet girl we will leave the pillows at the bottom until you are completely comfortable, maybe until you manage them on your feet! I feel guilty nearly everyday that you don’t get to nap when an 11 moth old baby should, instead you just have to nap when we are in the car taking your sisters to and from school. I know you can’t wait for your turn to go to school, because you cry when we walk your sisters in, then turn around and leave. In the past week you have been pulling yourself up on everything and anything, and you are starting to get good at it. You wave hi and bye and even say “Hi” and “Bye bye” and “up” and “Manama”, when you are hungry. I’m sorry I don’t blog about your every move, but during those hours in the evening that I would be writing and photo editing, you are still calling out for me at the top of your lungs. It’s ok baby, I don’t mind spending a little more one on one time with you, even if it is at the expense of my down time. You love playing with your sisters, anything and everything they do is entertaining, you three play so nicely in your crib or in the playroom. But what surprises me so much is how nicely you play on your own. You love your toys and you love exploring the corners of our deck all by yourself on a nice afternoon. I can’t believe that in one month you will celebrate a birthday, your first. We are all excited, especially your sisters, they have been celebrating for some time. You are such a sweet baby with the snuggles you give me or anything soft you can smoosh your face on, I feel so lucky that you are my baby. I love you baby girl, happy 11 months old.

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First dentist visit

by Juliemara
11.20.14

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Today was one of those times when I realized too late that it wf those times I needed to have my mommy A game on. All day I thought I was on the right track preparing my children for their first visit to the dentist. We had talked about going for a couple of weeks and they had a dentist visit their class at school, so they knew a little of what to expect. It was just me with all three so I had an ample supply of food and distractions for a potential long wait. Luckily the paperwork was minimal and the wait wasn’t much. But when we got into the room and Jordan sat on the chair and opened wide I realized I had failed twice. Despite the fact that she was acting like such a big girl I could tell she was terrified, I wish I had thought to bring their loveys for them to hold on to during the cleaning. Then as the dental hygienist skillfully addressed my children to get them comfortable and excited about all the tools and instruments I realized I should have read them a book or two about visiting the dentist. But I was so focused on remembering the appointment that I forgot this important step when introducing young children to a new and potentially scary experience. Despite my mommy mess ups Talia and Jordan were star patients, not a tear, or a whine. And it was well worth the bag full of goodies to bring home at the end.

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Jordan said..

by Juliemara
11.18.14

Jordan did while looking at a photo from our wedding day,
“You got married.”
Me, “yes, we got married.”
“Why were you wearing a veil?”
Me, “because when you get married you wear a veil.”
“And abba wore his Shabbat shirt.”
Me, “yes, abba wore his Shabbat shirt.”
(Then she got a sad look).
Me, “what’s wrong.”
“Why wasn’t I there?”
Me, “because it was a long time ago, before you were born.”
“But next time I can come!”
Me, “yes, next time you can come.”
“And I’ll wear a veil just like you.”
Me, “yes, you can wear a veil just like me.”

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