Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blue eyed baby girl

9 months old and so sweet I could eat those big cheeks!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011



So many exciting things are going on with us it hard to figure out where to start! Life is moving and moving fast here at The Hamilton home!

Not much changes with Greg lol! He works, he enjoys the kids when he doesn’t, and at the end of the day he is happy with good food and a cold beer.

So much has been happening with me. I started school last fall. I am not sure what I was thinking about maybe I wasn’t. It was quite the challenge with a 4 year old, 2 year old, and 4 months old to say the least. I took 16 hours, made four A’s and one C. I am taking another 16 hours this spring as well. By the end of the summer I hope to be done with all my pre requisite’s and start study for the entrance exam for my BS in nursing. This is what I have wanted since 1998 and hopefully it is something I can accomplish in the next couple years. Having a third baby has really thrown me off my game! My priorities have been so out of wack! It is hard to go anywhere with the all the kids. Keeping up with the house, the kids, my school, etc I am just embracing it and trying to stay a float. I would have NEVER planned it this way, but I know it a couple years I will have a new out look. I am just trying to get into a rhythm and figure this all out. I just keep telling myself God has given me these perfect children and I won’t fail him or my little’s. I love them more than life itself, I just wish there were more hours in the day! I also am running my first half marathon at the end of the month!! I am trying not to think about it so I don’t freak out. I will let you know how it goes.

Jackson is growing leaps and bounds! He is academically so smart and doing great in school. His maturity is growing and something we are working on with him. He is definitely my first born. He strives on perfection and tends to fall apart when he can’t achieve it. He has been improving so much and his teachers think he is ready for Kindergarten. He started basketball last Saturday and he loves it. There were no tears! He was a little lost since he has never played a game. We will see. He is such a special child. He is very sensitive and he does NOT like change. We have had quite a lot of change and I am proud of him for doing so well.

Ava is growing up so much is makes me sad! I feel like I missed so much of her “baby” time being sick, pregnant, and consumed with Lily Grace. Her vocabulary amazes us! She makes sure her presence is known and we will never worry about her feeling like the left our middle child. She is very agreeable and very obedient but, the girl has some sass! She is starting to test the waters with us for sure. I just adore her, she keeps me laughing. Ava Bear you have the BEST personality! She will be 2.5 next month. Registration for her 3 year old class that starts in September is this month. I just can’t even think that far ahead. I think she will go three days a week until noon. She will also start dance. Right now she is LOVING her Little Gym classes.

Lily Grace just turned 9 months old. I mean really I blinked and all this happened. I feel like I blinked and my life changed and changed drastically! I adore this baby, but having her has certainly thrown me off my game. I feel like Lily Grace and I are one. We are attached all the time!! She is definitely a Mommy’s girl. She got her first two teeth this past month. She is eating and eating everything, no baby food for this girl. I am still only nursing and right now today I am okay with it. It works for both of us still so we are going to keep going. I have never nursed this long, but she is my last. I want to enjoy her infancy and our closeness as much as I can. She does not crawl, nor scoot, nor pull up or anything. She just sits there and screams lol! Someone is always there to give her what ever she needs. I can NOT believe she is approaching a year so fast! Sweet Lily Grace is my blessing. She challenges me to strive to be a better person, a person I never knew I could be. AND she still has blue eyes!

9 months
16.9 weight 13%
28 inches