Sunday, July 06, 2008

two turned three::three going on four


I can hardly believe it when I think over the years. Three seemed to pass so quickly and yet here we are. Alena turned three yesterday and as we went through the day with family celebrating I was struck by just how much she has changed over this past year. She is so eager to explore and try thing on her own. Next week she will be a Goldfish in swimming and is eagerly looking forward to getting into the pool alone with out mom [I am looking forward to not getting into my bathing suit]. She loves riding her bike while we walk to the farmers market and to the park to play.

The stories she has started to tell are entertaining and she can't get enough of her books on record. And on and on... These past few months have been wonderful getting time to really spend time with her. As I realize that September is coming soon and that she will be off at pre-shool part of the day, I want to spend more and more time absorbing everything she does.

By the first of the year the whole dynamic of our family will be changing as we are getting ready to welcome number four to our family.


Yes that's right I am a little over three months along and just out of the tired/nausea all day long feeling. It has been a little different this time around with a Toddler turned Kid who no longer enjoys taking a nap. We are all excited to experience our first Dr. appointment together. Alena loved listening to the baby'sx heart beat and now wants to talk to it daily. I have a feeling the next 5 plus months are going to be a bit long for this little girl.

Now that I have a bit more energy these days I hope to post a bit more often. I was looking back at this year and this is only my 12th post so far. Not quick the best track record for the third year of this blog but who is counting. Since the last post we have taken at least three more photo booth images. Maybe that will be the next post...

20 comments:

amy h said...

Congratulations! I thought this might be coming soon. Wonderful news!

Let A soak up all the only-child love that she can right now. It is hard for them to let the new one in sometimes. :) My girls get along so well, but we have our moments of jealousy!

melissa f. said...

congratulations happy family!

kirsten said...

congratulations all around! 3 is great! and a fourth? awesome.

UNIFORM Studio said...

Hey -congratulations!
I thought maybe something was up since it's been so quite here lately.
And happy 3 to A! Three is such a fun year:)
xo

Dina said...

Congratulations :)

beki said...

COngratulations!!

Sarah said...

Wow, congrats! Enjoy your time with Miss A alone before school starts and the new one is here. Just share those photobooth pics with us! It's so fun to see.

shim + sons said...

Congratulations!! I'm feeling the same way about Baby J...the years have been going by way too quickly!

rachel said...

I'm so happy for you! This is going to be a fun new phase in life :)

Anne & Paul said...

Yay!!

nonlineargirl said...

Congratulations!

Kristen said...

congratulations, christina! so happy for all of you. and glad to read that you are feeling better in the 2nd trimester. happy summer to you and your family!

Ann said...

Whoo Hoo! Congratulations!

Poshyarns said...

Oh gosh, double congratulations, that is wonderful news and doesn't she look beautiful blowing out her candles.

13mimosa said...

Congratulations. Nice to have you posting again, see how everyone's continued to check even when you weren't posting.

Stephanie Breuner said...

congrats! I check back periodically to see if you've posted. What a pleasant surprise with great news. Are you still attending Imago Dei? We are usually at the 2nd service. Kevin is playing guitar this week so he will be up front for all three services. Talk to you soon!
Stephanie Breuner

Linnea said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome. You must be so excited :o) glad you're feeling better!

Patricia said...

Oh wow! A belated congratulations!

mariannealice said...

Somehow I missed this post! Congratulations indeed...hope all is going well.

jessica said...

ok. so. i completely missed this whole pregnancy thing while i was on vacation last month. holy moly! congratulations! you have such a lovely family. can't wait to meet your littlest one.