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Happy 😊

Today must be a happy day.

I woke up and found my little sweetness still asleep. I selfishly woke her up for some snuggles. She whispered a, “Mama” as she climbed in beside me.

Must be a happy day.

We decided to not to get up, but instead we decided to nibble on each other’s sweetness. Haha! She said I tasted sweet.

Must be a happy day.

We got up with giggles and hugs; as I carried her to the kitchen to fill our bellies up with good food.

Must be a happy day.

My breakfast smiled back up at me. My little sweetness is eating her food. I’m enjoying some delicious leftover cut up strawberries.

Must be a happy day.

The sun is shining. It’s supposed to be a nice 70° day. With all the rain we have been getting it looks like Ireland here. I feel blessed.

Today is definitely a happy day. ❤️

Have a wonder day;full of sweetness, giggles, and hugs.

The honey made a smiley face. I caught it before smearing it. Haha 😂

The Year 2022

This year, so far, has been full. As you may have noticed, I’ve only been posting chapters of my story. That’s only possible because I can write multiple chapters at once and post them accordingly.

But there are many changes this year. My daughter is three years old, and I cannot believe how time has passed. Her shoulder now fits under the lip of our dinning room table. She is expressing herself with words. She helps and takes care of me as I would to her. Now with her little brother on the way, I can’t help but remember when she was just a small little thing in my arms.

Next… my niece is starting to walk. She will be one year old next month. I just watched a video of a confident little girl strutting down the carpet. Last time I met her was a tiny peanut. No personality, just a little ball of love.

And next… my nephew is turning 15 this year. 15!!! My nephew who is now taller than me by about an inch. My nephew who I remember how he used to chase my dog, Sammy, around the backyard in his onesie. RIP Sammy ❤️ He is turning 15! That’s crazy to me.

The final one for now, but definitely not the last: I haven’t competed in swimming in almost 10 years. I still have dreams about racing, and I remember all the struggles and successes I had in my swimming career. But I haven’t done that in almost 10 years… that’s just amazes me. Especially since I did it for 14 years.

Which is why I am loving writing this story of a boy’s life of swimming. Not everything is from my past, but I’m able to get my desires out of my heart and into a narrative. It’s my way of continuing to live the swimming life without giving up what I have gained in these 10 years.

My husband. My daughter. My expected son. My home. My family.

As much as I love the idea of competing again. It can not measure up to the amount of love I have towards my splendor in life.

Year 2022, has been full; to the fullest. But I’m excited for the years to come. My days competing might be over, but I’m excited for this new adventure!

Relapse…

The day we thought she was better…

That night she relapsed.

No sleep for the mama.

Unhappy baby belly.

When will it end?

Not really a poem. But sure. Just my thoughts of this morning. But I’ve been super mama!

Trying to think of things I’ve accomplished…?

I’ve help my baby 24/7! I’ve not gotten sick! And I finished her costume!

She will be a…Tiger!

It started off as just a long sleeved orange shirt. 8hrs later…😎 Sharpie pens are awesome!

Stay healthy! Have a nice Monday! ❤️

A Hello to Fall

The red cape,

Flies into the air.

Baby giggles and cheers,

Combine with,

The crunching of leaves.

Unusual outfit,

But uncontrollable smiles.

Layers mean colors;

Colors means glee.

Fall,

Might be a crisp,

Crafty haven.

But to a child;

It is..

Enchantment,

Excitement,

And vibrant,

To be free!

This poem is based, once again, on my sweet baby girl. On Saturday we were moving a bunch of things so I wasn’t present when additional selections were added to her outfit. A Santa hat and Superman cape. She already had cowboy boots on.

Super Santa is Off!
Photo By emily2jane
10-02-21

It was a sight to see. But as she played on the trailer and we busily moved things around; I stopped and watched her for a hot minute. She was laughing and catching the leaves while they fell to the ground. It was pure happiness in her smiles.

I hope your Tuesday is filled with Fall and big big smiles! Have a happy Tuesday! 🍁☺️

Hello To Fall
Photo and Edit by emily2jane
10-05-21

Art Today #2

Well I think my days of painting by myself are gone. I have a little buddy now.

Our new set up!

No longer am I in the carport with a huge tall table…nope. Instead the table is maybe 2ft tall. And I now share my work space.

This was two days ago. I finally added the base red.

I still probably have about 3-4 days to go before I’m done.

Baby has no trouble painting. She keeps asking for more. Her first painting looks like a waterfall. We will be keeping that one. The others I might gesso over them again, so that I don’t run out.

Running out is a definite possibility. Haha 😂

❤️

I’m such a proud mama! I just desperately hope those sticky painted fingers don’t come near my painting…or my brother will be getting a surprise… (later she decided to finger paint)

This was yesterday.

It’s coming along. I decided to let the red dry more and do the buildings in the background.

But I sadly only had enough time to do one side. She got bored with painting and started to throw gravel…😑

Probably only 2 more days! I want to give this to my brother is September. Because it’s his Christmas present; and I don’t think I will see him after. At least not for a while.

Well enjoy your Monday! May it be productive! Hopefully mine is too!

Finally Home.

Our vacation was only four days long…but we did so much in those four days. Making me realize that the hubby and I are very boring people. We are home bodies.

We are exhausted. These last few days wore us out!

So because of all of this…this is my post. I will be just venting my exhaustion.

Also I realize all my posts lately have been poems. But poems are easy and not time consuming. I usually write it the night before, or if I wake up early in bed.

So pardon the repetitiveness. This is not becoming a poetry blog. It is still an everything blog.

Have a wonderful Friday! 🌷Fall is almost here! 🍁

Some photos from our trip.

We rented a house. Very comfy. We actually ended up bringing the mattress from the other room, placing it on the floor, and using it for baby.
I love tunnels. Baby does too! She puts her hands up like it was a rollercoaster.
I love it when the sun comes through the clouds! God is saying hello!
I stayed over here. 350ft drop…Heights…Nope! 😳
Water. As baby says…waaer
Big Waaer! Baby again ran straight for it; thankfully daddy caught her in time!
The dead trees mixed with the alive trees was trippy on the eyes. It was actually giving me a headache when I stared at it too long.
Beautiful mountains!

But still…I’m happy to be home.

Life As A Mama #47

This actually happened this morning. The positive side of this…is I finally had something to draw…😑

Mama is peacefully sleeping. Not dreaming just sleeping!
In the darkness…”mama…mama…”
Hmmm?
…??…no…
Please no…no…
CLICK!
Light! Blahhhhh!
“No Eli. Turn it off!”
She was tanking the pillow off my face as she yelled at me.
I knew it was early…but not that early…ugh…
Mama is not happy…😒

You know those days where something wakes you up and you just know it’s early…that’s awful in itself… Then add the flooding of light…!

Why does she always wake up early on Sundays. I try and make her sleep in so she will be in a happy mood for church. But nope. She foils my plans every week.

I’ve been awake now 3 hours 11 min. Please pray for my head… because the exhaustion headache is going to be real later…

Have a happy Sunday. I will try to stay awake. 💕

Original Comic
By emily2jane
08-08-21

Life As A Mama #46

Again…no comic but I do have a drawing. Another picture of my sweetness. ❤️

Drawing with color always takes more time. It’s strange, when I draw the comics with pen I have no hesitation…even though, if I make a mistake it is permanent.

But with markers I worry. I think it’s because if you put the wrong color you can’t fudge your mistake as easily as a black line.

This was day one. I’m still not the best at capturing her expressions…
The Parade
By emily2jane
07-21-21

I’m also not the best at proportions. All my schooling from my life drawing class has left my brain. I guess it’s time to take out that notebook…

Enjoy your Friday! Maybe be filled with smiles!! 😊

Life As A Mama #45

Well…I haven’t had a chance this week to draw a comic…

VBS at church. Birthdays. Chasing my baby. Etc.

But I did find a chance to draw a small 4×6 drawing of Eli.

Yellow Summer
by emily2jane
07-23-21

The grass was improvising. Since the actual surroundings were too gray. I used marker and color pencil, on textured paper. I’ll do another one here soon! Also I’ll post a comic as soon as I can.

But still my sweet little thing in her pretty yellow dress.

Have a blissful yellow hued day!! 🌼

Life As A Mama #44

This happened two nights ago…

Bedtime!
Eli is finally asleep and in her own bed ❤️
Now mama’s turn…😪
“No…no…!”
Eli!!
Just a dream…sleep…
“Stop…stop!”
“Eli…”😢
“Think of something happy…”
Snuggles…🥰

Right when I needed something happy she woke up, crawled into bed with me, and gave me a hug. 🥺 My little sweet sweet taking care of mama even while sleeping.

I can’t even recall what the nightmares were, but they were enough for me to almost decide to get up at 3:30am…

My sweet baby girl 💕

Give a hug to your sweet thing; whomever it may be! 🥰

Original by
emily2jane
07-14-21