Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Holy sunshine!

 Carter passed out in the car on the way to the Spring Fair. Nolan had to walk for awhile so Carter bug could rest up in the wagon.
 Not the biggest fan of the cute little bunny.
 Bike ride to the bakery for some ice cream.
 Pool party in the backyard to rinse off the ice cream.
 Dinner with Grandma & Grandpa Becker to end the evening.

When the sun comes out in Seattle, we take full advantage of it. I can't remember the last time we were swimming in the backyard before July. We soaked up the sun and our skin was browned to prove it. Nothing I love more than seeing little diaper bums running around outside. Oh sunshine please come here to stay, you will make this mama and her boys very happy.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy b-day Erica Anne!


Rolling down I-405 listening to the hum of breastpumps pumping and old school beats bumping is a sign of the times. Us ladies headed out on the town to celebrate Erica's birthday. Although it has been awhile for most of us, don't you worry because we all still got it. Our conversations have definatly changed over the years, they revolve around pregnancy, husband venting, our little babinos, breastfeeding, what our "girls" look like after child birth,  keeping up with life and how it is vital to make time for each other. Cheers girls, I love ya!
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Smile. . . ha!


Getting these two to hold still and smile at the same time is impossible now a days!
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Never. . .

I told myself after doing it one time, I would never do it again. I vowed to never google anything having to do with Down syndrome. The Internet can be a wealth of information but it can also be a reality that we may not be ready to face. Upon reading another blog tonight I came across the subject matter of whether or not an individual with Down syndrome is able to conceive. I could feel my heart racing as I read it because I knew the answer. Most males with DS are sterile and unlikely to conceive. And even though I knew this I still looked it up as if I would read something had changed.
The love that I have for my children is indescribable and I can't imagine not experiencing a love like this in my lifetime. After having a baby you naturally envision their future, who will they look like, what will their hobbies be, what will they want to be, who will they fall in love with, and will they have babies? I do my best to remain positive but I also have to prepare myself, our path in life may be different. I can't lie, I wish he could have babies. . . I have dreams for Carter just as any other mother has, I hope he gets married, I want him to do well in school, I want him to have friends, I want him to play sports, I want him to be accepted for who he is. But sometimes I would also like to say out loud that it hurts and some days it is hard and some days I do still cry. I want to protect him and make sure that he is happy. I want to know that it is going to be okay on these days when it is tough. I strongly believe Carter is going to do big things in his lifetime and I know he has a very promising future. But letting my vulnerable side speak I understand there may be some of life's moments that every mother wishes for that I will secretly miss.
*picture above taken the first day we brought Carter home from the hospital, he was 4 days old.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ladies weekend!


Mama put her big girl pants on and headed over to Eastern Washington with the girls. We had soooooooooooooooo much fun! We sipped wine during the day while painting and eating apps. We painted nails and toes, and even did each others make-up and hair. I felt like I was back in college! Then we headed to the local dive to sing a little karaoke. I feel refreshed and I am thankful my husband survived the babes this weekend. Thanks so much to Amanda and Kate for hosting our ladies weekend. Until next time girls. . .
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Monday, April 16, 2012

My bakers


Every time I start to bake I hear a pitter patter of little feet running to get their red chairs. They slide them up to the bar and patiently wait for what their instructions will be or when they will be able to take the first taste!
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter at the Grandma & Grandpa Tharaldson's

Headed to the woods to see the in laws last weekend. We enjoyed two gorgeous days of sunshine and spent all day outside soaking up the rays! Sunshine makes me happy, kind of like red wine. Warm and fuzzy!
Both of the babes enjoyed the outdoor egg hunt and checked out all of the animals on the farm. They are getting much braver around the goats and chickens. My little city boys are coming out of their shells. To bad the only animals we will ever have in this house will be stuffed with cotton. I don't need another member in the family who's poop I have to clean up. No thank you. When they are in high school and can officially wipe their own bums, we will discuss animals.
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Easter baskets!

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