Sunday, February 28, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
It seems that we took the most pictures of the baby girls. In fact, I didn't get any pictures of Tyler this time. Though, I should have taken pictures of him and Hollins. Tyler had a great time with Hollins, who made up lots of games for them to play together.
Aubrey being tortured, I mean dressed up. :)
(Those tights aren't so tight yet).
I wish we didn't have to live apart from almost all of our family. But these visits where we get to stay together, as we also do when we see my side of the family, are really special to us.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
He's also asked me lots of questions.
"Are there robbers there?" "Are there bullies?" (I think he worries whether she will be safe)
"What if Olive dies in her second life?" (And worrying whether she will suffer again)
"Is she a baby angel or is she an adult?"
"Where is heaven? Is it higher than outer space. I think it is."
"Will Aubrey die?" (When someone dies, it also reminds me of our mortality and of those around us)
I must admit, I have never even considered some of his questions, but it has made me think a lot more about heaven...and realize how little I understand or know. I don't know all the answers, and I'm not sure I'm giving him the right answers. Because, how do I really know? But, I'm glad he's asking, and thinking out loud. And making me think.
The other day, he said,
"Mommy, I'm still sad that Olive died...but I'm not as sad as I was before. Do you know why? Because I know I'll see her again some day in heaven."
Tyler enjoys seeking Aubrey out to see her and talk to her, whether she is happy or screaming, it doesn't seem to matter to him. He helps us fetch things we need, reassures her, tells her "that's how it is in the world" and is generally very sweet. We're still working on him leaving us alone when it's time for her nap, though, as he doesn't seem to understand that he is keeping her awake. Or, perhaps he understands and doesn't care - as I figure he's stalking her because he's bored. Oh well, it could be much harder. How do you Mom's with children spaced closely together do it? I don't know.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I enjoyed some alone time at Target today, and I feel refreshed. Wayne offered to stay with Aubrey and Tyler was at preschool. I really enjoyed the alone time and even found some $15 owl wall appliques for Aubrey's room, which I'm very excited about.
We've been busy adjusting, but I will try post again soon.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Little Miss Olive Hope,
I’m so proud of you and your Mommy and Daddy. You all fought so hard. And I ache for your Mommy and Daddy. They loved you so much. Your life and your story have affected many, many people, more than any other little baby that I have ever known. I’m sorry that I never got to hold you, give you kisses or love on you like I planned. I planned for you and Aubrey to grow up together, to play together, and take on all these boys in our family together. :) I will tell Aubrey all about you and I know that she will love you too.
I will always love you and miss you.
Love you forever, your Auntie Melody
Lynette putting the mess makers to work cleaning up. She is so great with them. I think they enjoyed themselves. :)
Rachel and Jillian were able to come for a visit! Rachel and Wayne swapped babies for awhile.