Friday, February 18, 2011

lula and cowlicks :)

nora needed a haircut.  she really was on the verge of a mullet and as a young lady in montana - that just won't do.  her bangs were in her face and it was just time.

so we went in to the premier children's salon in the downtown district and set nora up with yo gabba gabba softly serenading her on their multiple screen tv system, a raspberry sucker and a "magic cape" ::cue ta-da's!:: to catch her hair.

then we sat her in the CUUUUTE little red pedal car chair and that is when all hell broke lose.  fo' realz.  she was mad FURIOUS!  i attempted to console her by doing my normal drunken hippy dance and singing along to whatevah song the gabba gang was singing - but no dice.
and so - i decided to just let her do what she was going to do and just take pictures.  and soooo... she screamed into the very nice and patient beautician's ears the WHOLE TIME.

needless to say - we left a big tip.  bwaahahaha.

today i give the glory and the gratitude to God for the nice lady that cut nora's hair, cute lil' shops downtown and pedal car haircutting stations.  because seriously ya'll it was cute.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

my reason for breathing

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
{Elizabeth Stone} 

this is one of my all time favorite quotes.  it is just so true.  God created me to be a mama.  i know it now more than ever before.

this is my sweet lil' bebe who owns my heart.  her name is nora.  and she is divine. :)
fo realz' though - isn't she the most beautiful baby you've evah seen?  she looks just like her daddy.  thank you God for that, eh? :)  haha.

she will be two soon and it just blows my mind that she is already that old.  i can remember being in the hospital when she was just hours old waiting for a nurse to come in and tell me to feed her.  and i can remember the shock and huge sense of responsibility i felt when i realized no one was coming to tell me what to do next.  she was ours and we were hers. 


i can't describe in words what it is like to watch nora throughout the day.  we are oh so incredibly blessed in that i am able to stay at home with her while my sweet doting husband brings home the bacon.  she is at the age where her vocabulary is exploding and she loves to explore and learn.  she loves yo gabba gabba, her uncle brand and annie's cheddar crackers like there is no tomorrow.

it makes my heart smile when she clasps her little hands as we pray and shouts, "AMEN!" when the prayer is over.  except its really more like, "auuuhhman."  so cute.  or when its nighty night time and she calls out for her daddy at the top of her lungs so that she can outstretch her neck for a daddy kiss.  i've never felt joy like that in my life. 

and you bet your boots i am thankful.

Heavenly Father i just come to give you the glory and the gratitude in blessing our lives with our sweet little baby nora.  we adore her and we know that without Your placing her into my belly it just wouldn't be possible, and Father, i thank you for that.  it makes my heart sing to watch her grow and learn each day, Lord.  Father i lift up kevin and i and i pray that you give us the guidance and wisdom to raise nora in your light, love and promises Lord.  i pray that she grow up knowing and believing your truth Lord.  Please bless our little girl with a long, happy, healthy life full of potential Lord.  we love you, today, tomorrow and always.  in Jesus precious name, Amen.