Saturday, November 3, 2007

Living My Dream

























































































So it's been another good few weeks. With the birth of Danin, we had the fortune of having lots of company--my mom, Brian's mom, and Brian's sister Stacy and her family. (And Brian's mom is coming again this weekend for Danin's blessing.) It's been really fun. I love having company. Among other things, company means cleaning my house a little better than usual and more people to cook for and eat with--all of which I love.
How's having three kids? Well, it's fabulous, actually. I really love it. I had forgotten how fun it is to have a newborn, and Jane and Camp are really good with her and have seemed to grow up and team up considerably since her birth. The only problem I've had so far is that Danin is not as content as both Camp and Jane were to sit in her car seat in front of the EFX machine at the gym, so I may have to work out a new gym schedule. That will be hard for me because I've developed an odd sort of bond with the old folk with whom I exercise. Oh well. Life is all about sacrifice.
Halloween was a blast. I remember so clearly being a kid and not being able to imagine how holidays could possibly be fun as a parent. Now I'm finding out. We took the kids trick-0r-treating down on Bay Street and I could not stop laughing because I was so delighted to watch my kids having so much fun. Camp had insisted on being a ghost, so Brian had rigamajigged a costumed using a fruit-of-the-loom waist band to hold up the part that went over his head. Jane was a turtle and Brian had painted her face green to match. Both kids were stoked at being able to get candy so easily. Brian asked me what I was supposed to be for Halloween. This Halloween, I lived my life long dream for a few sweet hours. I was a girl with long eyelashes. It was awesome.
Here are some pictures of the last few weeks.

15 comments:

Aaron, Lindsey, and Zander said...

Ann, you look SO much like your mom!!!! You look beautiful in these pictures by the way! Cute baby. It was fun seeing Stacy's baby on here, too. I bet that's great having family come up and visit you.

Nicole Cave said...

I just have to say I love Jane's itty bitty pig tails in one of the pictures. That is nice that you have had company to help out and visit with. You guys all look good and happy...you must be doing something right!!

Heather Bell said...

Such an adorable family!! Camp and Jane look so much like your family. And you look great, are you allowed to look so awesome after just having a baby?! And I love your mom!

nikki said...

You are beautiful and having 3 kids suits you. I have been waiting to see more pictures of little Danin for weeks, so I am excited you posted these! You guys are great. lots of love to you from the Kellys!

campblondie said...

Cute pictures! You look great! I am glad to hear you are loving life as a mother of three. It really is great isn't it? Except I can't relate to the loving the newborn stage thing. I love my babies but am always sooooo glad when they are out of the newborn thing.

Rachel McEwen said...

I was very excited to see that you posted more pics because I have been waiting. You look fabulous and as always your kids are adorable. Danin is already so big. I am relieved to hear that not all stories about having three kids is a nightmare...because I am scared out of my mind. I will keep you in mind and remember that if you can do maybe so can I. One day at a time right?

ames said...

Oh my goodness Annie! You look BEA-utiful!! I absolutely LOVE your hair! You dream of long eyelashes and I dream of long beautiful healthy hair! Love it! :)

nikki said...

Ann, will you wish Brian a happy birthday for me! Lots of love for you and your family!

Miriam said...

Ann, you've got prettier and prettier over the years. Your children look so happy and excited, and so I am so happy and excited for them. Little Danin really is so cute. Good work.

Danalin said...

Dang, woman, you look GOOD! And it's not just the long eyelashes. :) You just look so beautiful. I agree with what someone else said...are you allowed to look that good after just having a babe?! I can only dream...

I, too, am a lover of visitors, but living so out of the way makes them scarce. Good thing we're having a baby soon, that always gets the people to come! I am glad to hear that three has been a good number for you. You are a great woman.

Jen said...

You guys all look adorable!! I LOVE Janey's costume. You are such a super-mom! Really. You are my inspiration!

Emilie Fish said...

Yeah. New pictures!! You look amazing Congrats. Love the lashes too . Soo hot.

Bethany Stewart said...

Ann, dont ask me how i found your blog, but it's been so fun to see your cute little family! congrats on the new baby. just wanted to drop a line and say hello!

Asia said...

Ann,
I love reading your post. I especially love the pictures and your enthusiasm for life. Oh and I loved your movie of the house Brian built and you decorated! You are so talented! I'm so blessed to have you as my personal interior decorator! Christmas should be so fun with your spirit and lovely touches in our home ! See you next week! Thanks so much for coming out! It means the world to me. (of course, the world is not mine literally for the taking or giving, but as an expression, it communicates the immense gratitude I feel--- although I hope it is not blastfamious to our creator who truly owns it and cares for it and us dearly). Love you lots (and that IS something I can give), Heather (Asia)

Heather + Billy + some= more said...

Ann- Congrats on everything! Super cute pictures too. Tell Brian he did a great job with the Halloween costumes.