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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I am feeling tired the perpetual tiredness. Oh, you know that feeling too? It is probably because of that sweet baby who has decided he doesn't want to sleep through the night...ever. But a certain busy two year old definitely can wear me out too. These winter days tend to get long when the three of us are stuck inside all day. The everyday can get tiresome and monotonous. But there are so many sweet things about the everyday that I don't want to forget. What a blessing it is to see the everyday through the eyes of a two year old.

Everyday after you wake up from your nap you want to watch a "moo-vie". And not only watch a movie, but you always request milk and a cheese stick too. The funny thing is that you would hardly even watch a movie until a few months ago and now all of a sudden you are obsessed. We made a rule that you can only watch one movie after your keep you from asking to watch movies all the time (although you still ask!). You always choose the same Veggie Tales movie and you pretty much have it memorized...and so do I.

Everyday you pull a chair into the bathroom when I am getting ready. (Okay, so I don't really get ready everyday, but on the days that I are there too.) You always bring in the red chair and a few toys to play with. And of course you bring snacks and milk don't go many places without those two things. Every once in awhile I wish that I could have a little privacy, but I know I would miss your company so much.

Everyday you do some sort of farming. You prefer to go to the real farm with dad, but if you can't you do your farming at home. You have tons of tractors and you are always pretending to haul poop  (manure) and corn. You also like to set up all your little cows in the pen and feed them take such good care of those little cows. If you could choose, you would spend everyday in your jammies too. You like to be comfy and cozy!

Everyday you play the piano and sing at the top of your lungs. Papa plays the piano with you whenever you visit him and you have decided that you like to play at home too. You always need music just like Papa. It can be any book though. It is so awesome to hear you belting out songs like "Holy, Holy". I hope you always love to sing your heart out. And you still have your milk and snacks...just in case you get really hungry while you are playing your songs. :)

Everyday you ask to play "pee-dough". Your mama doesn't always have the energy to get out all the play dough stuff and make a big mess, but the play dough comes out quite often. You got new play dough toys for your birthday and you are loving them. This particular day your Uncle Owen stopped in to play with you. You thought that was pretty awesome. You love when people spend time with you.

I love that I get to spend everyday with you, Levi. What a gift. You are turning into quite the little character as a two year old. This is just a small peek into our everdays. Nothings special, but things I don't ever want to forget.


Blogger kirstyauldridge said...

This is so sweet! I hope one day I can stay home all day,everyday with my son.

January 18, 2012 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I loved that post. All the little everyday things are so fun to look back on, all small memories to cherish.

January 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

My oldest son is going to be 18 in a few weeks, he'll be soon heading off into the "real world" on his own. Let me assure you, "nothing special" is everything special... the days are long but the years are short. Don't blink!

January 18, 2012 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Levi is simply and totally devine. How grateful I am that you share these posts Jess.

It has been very rainy here in Brisbane, Australia. And my kiddos (aged 8-1/2 and 5) have not coped at all well with 6 long weeks of school holidays and lots of cloudy weather and rain. Means our backyard pool is, very unusually for January or any time in Summer, almost too cold for swimming in :( Makes for very unhappy small people.

M xxxx

January 18, 2012 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

That's so cute. I love the milk and snacks part!

January 18, 2012 at 6:00 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I love this post, Jess. So simple, reminders of how your days are spent right now. Your little Levi is so is his little brother...and you are a wonderful mother! Thanks for letting us have a peek!

January 18, 2012 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger sthanlon said...

In the first the toes!!! And Levi is my kind of boy...we love pj days too!

January 18, 2012 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Allen and Debby Graber said...


January 18, 2012 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Meggie said...

Awww, I love this! I just did a post yesterday about my case of cabin fever and just about going crazy from being inside. But it's so true about the everyday things being such blessings and things we'll always want to remember. Thanks for sharing!

January 18, 2012 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

It is wonderfully special! I love looking back on the blog and remembering the little everyday things. It's a gift that you have had a blog from the beginning of parenthood.

I love that the snacks and milk go everywhere. He looks like such a sweetie with a dash of spunk!

January 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Where Next Little One said...

Lovely. I'm stood in the kitchen making dinner with my 3 month old, Elis. I just read it out to him. Me talking out loud makes him giggle at the moment, so what better to read than a story about another mummy loving her little boy :)

January 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Sarah Johnson said...

So sweet! I have to ask, what Veggie Tale movie does he like? Marleigh is obsessed with "Wizard of Ha's" and "Pistachio". :)

January 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Absolutely adorable!! Little boys are so awesome and it doesn't take much to make them happy. : )

~ Wendy

January 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Oh I love this post! A good reminder to me to take pictures of the every day and not just posed portraits.

Soon your little one will sleep through the night and your energy will return. My 7th baby was born one month ahead of Griffin and is now sleeping great.

Are you still taking prenatals? I found my energy especially lacked when I got lazy about taking them along with calcium/magnesium. Keeping up with that helped a lot even with less sleep! A friend also recommended an additional vitamin blend with B6 & B12 that she said boosts energy (although I never tried that).

Keep enjoying those little every day moments! :)

January 18, 2012 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger LocalvoreFarmGirl said...

Your little family makes me long for one of my own. I may have had my first real heart ache for my "yet-to-be" family the other day and had real tears with my husband as I showed him pictures of your blog and your cute family and how I want that so much too.
I know God's will make our family whole in His time but I sure hope I have a boy or two as cute as Levi!

January 18, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures Jess and the way you share about Levi's wonderful personality.

January 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Melynda said...

Notice in the first photo he is crossing his feet and has his alligator!

I can't believe how many matching clothes my son and Levi have!!

January 18, 2012 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Lollipoplin said...

do you pinterest?

January 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Miss Harriet. said...

Love this post. I love how real you are. You make me excited to be a mom one day. Excited for the challenges, the joy, the rewards - everything that you talk about! You can tell how much you love your kiddos. :)

January 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Franne said...

Jess I love your blog and I have been reading it for a couple of years now...I have never commented but I really look up to you and respect you! I lost my mom when I was 3 and was raised by my maternal grandmother. I love how you are as a christian witness, wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. You are an amazing writer and I am only constant with reading your blog and another blog, where I saw your blog! We have a lot in common. Our style is so much alike....I love to see the pictures you take, parties you plan and ideas you post. God is a faithful God and even though we won't ever understand why

January 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I would love to know how you get beautiful indoor shots! Do you use any type of flash or does your home just get great light!?? Love following your blog!

January 18, 2012 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger Ceri said...

Hi Jess, while your stuck in side there is an amazing blog my sister found. it may give you some fun ideas on things to do to keep Mr. Levi entertained. :) I love your photos as always! (they are on pintrest too!)

January 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger the barrons said...

Jess......I love love love veggie tales and need someone to watch them with! My niece and nephews don't watch them :( Mo and I should plan a play date!

January 19, 2012 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I love following your blog. I have two boys of my own, the first who was born 5 days before Levi and my youngest was born 3 days after Griffin. Your everyday life so often reminds me of a day in our house. I can't help but laugh at your stories and pictures of Levi, he reminds me so much of Sean. Sean has just started caring about movies, and he spends all day asking to watch "cars movie". I think if he could have it his way he would watch Cars over and over again.

If it makes you feel better, Joshua is not sleeping through the night either, and last weekend wanted to eat every three hours through the night. He is doing better this week , but with two not getting enough sleep is rough for everyone. I hope the sleep gets better for you soon!

January 19, 2012 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Peggi said...

A friend of mine has a website that has amazing craft and Sunday School lesson ideas. It has many crafts that you print on the copier and color. You should check it out, Levi would love it. She has crafts for all ages of children and the lessons are for younger and older also. It is a subscription site, $23.95 a year, but she also has a tone of free crafts on the site also. Check it out, I think you will love it.

January 19, 2012 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Auntie EM said...

What seems nothing special is.....really special. Today as you know is the first day of eternity. You seem like such a good good person and I can tell you are an amazing mother. Those 3 little people are lucky and blessed to have loving faithful god-fearing parents. I admire you and appreciate you sharing a tiny glimpse of your life. Your boys are so cute.

January 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Mommy to Many said...

Where do you buy your little toy cows and tractors? I haven't seen them anywhere! Too cute!

February 22, 2012 at 7:14 AM  

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