Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Joys of Motherhood

Yes...I DO realize that it's been two months since I last wrote a blog.  Life has been a bit hectic for the Modern Nomads, but I hope to keep up with it a little more.  So why has life been crazy?  Well...I'm busy being Mommy to a precious little girl. She is almost three months old, and I can't get over how much she is changing.  She can "talk," roll to one side, smile, play, poop :) , eat, and bring so much joy to her Daddy and me.  I love that I get to stay home with her and watch her grow.  She has gone from being a cute person who doesn't do much to an even cuter person who interacts with us.  I love how her face lights up when I walk in after she wakes up. I love how she talks to me while we play.  I love watching her talk and coo at her stuffed animals, especially Violet--her stuffed puppy dog.  And most of all, I love just watching her figure me out.  I never knew that I could experience so much joy, wonder, love, and excitement all in one day.  Everything is new for her, so life seems new for me.  For example, today she discovered herself in the mirror and talked to herself for ten minutes.  It was precious watching her interact with herself.  I think she cracks herself up :) :)  I can't get over that God has allowed us to raise this little girl.  Most days I feel the incredible responsibility of it, and my prayer is that we will raise this next generation to love and serve Him.  So far, Makaylan seems to have a pretty feisty and fun little personality, and I can't wait for God to get ahold of that personality and use it for HIS glory.  But until that time, I will enjoy all the coos, talks, playtimes, snuggles, and even poops :) :)

Enjoy some of the fun pictures from the past few months.

Makaylan and Landon--She was actually "smiling" and not crying :)

MJ with her favorite toy, Violet

Baby Dedication...Makaylan 1 month

Already cutting her eyes :) :)  Girls!!

And there's a smile :)

Makaylan talking to her Daddy :)