December 21, 2009

it's beginning to look a lot.

Every morning I tell Gray You got bigger while you slept! And he beams and asks am I six yet? And I say no, you're still four.

getting ready for Christmas

I am completely finished with my Christmas shopping and wrapping, and even what will go in the stockings. [It helps to have a lighter Christmas = less things to buy & wrap. Oh, but even so, my family is going to have an awesome Christmas.]

I also finished the blanket I was knitting for Beth's sister Sarah (who should be having her baby today!** He's here!! )

knit baby blanket

Ivy was sick all weekend long and the only thing that made her feel better was to be held. Even while she slept. [Especially while she slept.] Brother Noah was happy to help out. He rocked her to sleep a couple times.

noah rocks ivy to sleep.


Sometimes I ask Carter how did you get to be so cute? and he EATS IT UP and says I don't know, I just am!
Or other times he tries to think up ways he is so cute and then that's just even cuter.
The kids are home for two weeks on Christmas break and I'm so happy. I love having them here with me. Today we're planning on a trip up to the city. It's been snowing here, too! I hope I can get some good photos.

And I hope you're having a wonderful holiday.


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38 comments:

  1. Noah rocks his sister to sleep? Oh so very sweet. I hope she is better.

    The blanket? Gorgeous and you need to teach us.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

    xoxo

    CE

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  2. Carter looks like he is such a little honey. SO sweet.

    And that blanket? So cute. (it's still on my "to do" list to learn how to knit.) Maybe 2010 will be my year...

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  3. Ok, that's Noah holding Ivy - he too is a sweetheart. I'm sure all your boys are awesome w/ Ivy :)

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  4. Oh my word, my heart! That picture of Ivy and Noah is adorable. Yet another way to foster such a special relationship between your little (and not so little!) ones. What a blessing. (And so nice to remember those moments when squabbles arise).

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  5. It's really refreshing to hear a mother say she looks forward to having her kids home instead of dreading it. Noah with Ivy--SO sweet!

    Libbie wanted to be held all weekend too--she's not been well. Wish she had an older sibling to do the job!

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  6. Her sweet curl on the back is just too precious. You certainly have a super sweet family... they learned that from you.

    Merry Christmas, Steph. Enjoy every second of it.

    -Abby

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  7. LOVE that he rocks his baby sister to sleep! At 2.5, Suzi is a little young to be doing that yet, but I bet for the next baby or two she might be able to. It's funny, she keeps saying "her baby" is so little, and she hasn't noticed that (at 4 months now) the baby is rapidly catching up with her. (Suzi is a tiny little thing.)

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  8. That photo is the sweetest. Hope you have a fun day in the city.

    Bri

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  9. That last picture makes me melt!! So so sweet!
    Merry Christmas Steph :)

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  10. Beautiful blanket and oh, so sweet big brother rocking Ivy to sleep!

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  11. What a sweet big brother. Maybe you would like to come help me wrap seeing how I haven't even started. The blanket is beautiful. I saw it last night on Beth's post. You are very talented. Have a fun trip to the city and a wonderful holiday with your family. Please give your mom a hug for me.

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  12. oh, sweet noah! i love him.

    and i say that about cuteness to the girls. i love their coy "i dunno!"

    hope you have a wonderful day in the city!!

    the blanket is BEAUTIFUL and so special.

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  13. Oh Stephanie, We missed your comment box. We love you lots.

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  14. Wow- Ivy is really catching up to Gray in size! And the picture of her with Noah makes me mist up... so cute!

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  15. I love that blanket! What a sweet present.

    Have a wonderful Christmas! I'm very impressed that all your presents are wrapped.

    In case anyone is interested, I'm giving away a beautiful Mei Tai Carrier handmade by an Etsy seller right now on my blog! It is gorgeous, definitely worth looking at.

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  16. My daughter, Annie, is 3 and she is also obsessed with being "five and six". I think it's because one of her older friends told her she can't go to school until she's five or six. So now, every day, like your wee man, it's "Am I five yet? Am I six yet?" and I say, "No, dear. You have to finish being three and then be four for a whole year before you're five." Kids are hilarious.

    Love your blanket. Pattern???

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  17. So sweet! It's photos like this that make me want to have more someday ;)

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  18. So as I am reading and see that Noah rocks his sister to sleep is just precious, matter a fact it brought instant tears to my eyes, even before I saw the precious picture. Sibling love is so beautiful!

    You are talented, it is a beautiful blanket!

    I think less is more, a lot of the time!

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  19. Your kids are so precious!! I hope Ivy feels better soon!

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  20. awwww...such sweet picture the one with Noah rocking Ivy
    And that blanket is gorgeous!

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  21. beautiful blanket. I just love the picture of Noah rocking Ivy. He is an angel! And such a caring big brother.

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  22. Ah, so sweet of brother to rock his baby sister. Enjoy Christmas vacation!

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  23. Noah rocking Ivy to sleep has got to be the cutest thing EVER! When I ask Jonny who made him so cute, he says "God". Of course, he's 2 and I trained him to say that. Hahaha!!

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  24. Your family is the sweetest! I hope you all have a blessed Christmas!

    Can't wait to see you soon!

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  25. That last picture took my breath away. Oh, the sweet.

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  26. That picture of Noah and Ivy is just too much!
    How sweet...
    I love that she was even comforted by hime. So perfect.

    Throw a sling on that kid! :)

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  27. Such a "Nice to catch up kind of a post"... love it!!! We have a ten year old who loves to put his littlest brother to sleep - it is too darling for words!!!

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  28. That blanket that you made looks awesome...you should make one and have a giveaway with it...or sell them on etsy...the pic of Noah with Ivy...is ADORABLE! Have a great Christmas!

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  29. Sometimes lighter Christmases are the most awesome of all, I think. Because the awesomeness is not about the stuff, not at all.

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  30. Merry Christmas, Steph. And oh, my, that picture of brother holding sister melts my heart.

    Love, love, love.

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  31. Okay, I am so sorry that Ivy was sick. But seriously, how cute is that picture of her with Noah? My heart just melts.

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  32. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!

    I LOVE the relationship between my kids too. Definitely the plus of older siblings.

    SO sorry that Ivy was sick though. Pooor sweet thing.

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  33. Beautiful blankie, beautiful babies! Love the one of Noah rocking Ivy...that is so precious. Merry Christmas!

    Sarah

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  34. How sweet that Noah rocked her to sleep! Such a great big brother.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  35. I love that Noah rocks Ivy to sleep! How sweet is that?!

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