What a glorious Spring weekend we had! I finished planting most of my flowers and now we get to enjoy watching them grow!

And of course there’s Mother’s Day! It always reminds me of how much I love my little munchkins!

Motherhood has forced me to slow down, focus on something other than myself, and I am so aware of how my actions and the state of my heart influence them.

Like marriage, motherhood had exposed my real self – my way-too-selfish heart, my pride, and has forced me to deal with the parts of myself that need to change.

Because my children see everything that I do (or don’t do). Every day. There’s no hiding or pretending. They see how I react to the driver who is driving way too slow. They see how I react when they don’t obey me. Or how I act when someone disappoints me. Or when things don’t go my way. They see it all.

What a challenge!!

Hubs and Jack took a ride in the Jeep that hubs and my brother have shared custody of for the past 10 years or so. 

And then there’s baby Violet. Oh my.

Of course I love all my kiddos, but babies just have a way of being completely loveable and snuggable. This weekend she was practicing her mad sitting skills.
This morning I was thinking about her little life and how we didn’t think we would get to hold her. When I was 14 weeks pregnant with her, we thought we lost her (read about it here).
Then when she was 7 weeks old she developed RSV/bronchiolitis and pneumonia (read about it here) and we were in the hospital with her over Christmas and New Years.

But I’m so happy to say that she’s made a full recovery and is starting to pack on the pounds! She is just the sweetest baby I could ever ask for!

I’m so thankful for all my kiddos –

Avery, who is almost 5 and talks about going to Kindergarten every single day. She loves to swing and hold worms and wear twirly princess dresses and make new friends.

And Jack who is 2 and asks for food pretty much 24/7. He is very laid-back and chill and can’t keep his shoes on and loves to follow his big sis around and play with his toy farm animals.

Baby Violet just turned 6 months old and can take naps like it’s nobody’s business and loves to snuggle and watch her big sis and bro.

This is my family and I love them!

May 09, 2011 — Aimee Weaver