Monday, April 27, 2015

An incredible bedtime with the twins...

I've had a hard day. I've struggled with wondering why we have 3 healthy boys. It is the anniversary of a childhood friend losing her two boys in a tornado. Her strength truly amazes me. A close friend was admitted to the hospital at 21 weeks with her baby boy. Praying to make it to viability. I encouraged her to go for that last pregnancy that would be normal after a multiple pregnancy that was anything but. A woman I met through Itworks lost one of her twin boys at 17 months old to SIDS. They're 3rd birthday was this weekend and she needed prayers. Prayers for peace. Prayers to survive the day. Ashley & Thomas are preparing for the one year of precious Miloh being in heaven. Why do I have my boys here with me? I struggle with this and today more so than other days. Today I voiced this to Brandon as I cried this evening. I just don't understand. 

We put the twins to bed together like we always do. Then an hour later I heard tears. So I went in & Drake was crying. Hunt is apologizing. Apparently he poked his brother in the eye. After calming Drake, Hunt tells me he just wants to sleep alone. This is night 2 of him telling me this. Drake is begging to sleep with him saying he can't see out of his hurt eye and needs Hunter. Hunt finally with tears says Drake can sleep with him, but why doesn't momma kiss his eye to make it better? It makes his boo boos better. So Drake agrees, I can kiss it. Looks at Hunt and tells him okay Hunt you can sleep alone. Thank you Drake comes from Hunt's sweet voice. 

Hunt jumps to the bottom bunk and I lay with Drake playing with his hair just looking at him.  I tell him I miss holding him when he was a baby. He tells me I loved to hold daddy when I was a baby. Hunt chimes in and asks if daddy held him too. I tell them yes we alternated which baby we held. 

Then comes the moment that changed me forever.

"Do you love having 3 boys momma?" - Drake

"More than anything in the world I love having 3 baby boys!" - Me

"You are gonna have lots of big boys one day momma, but we will always love you" - Drake

"I'm gonna love you no matter how big you are & you'll always be my babies!" -Me

"Why are you crying momma?" - Drake 

"I'm just so blessed to have you 3 boys! Do you know how blessed we are?" - me

"Yes momma! You love calling me Drake, & Hunter Hunter & Luke Luke?" - Drake

"Yes I do love my babies names! Daddy & I picked them!" - Me

"I'm named after my daddy, I'm DrakeBrandon  Olive." - Drake

"I'm named after my PawPaw, I'm Hunter Paul Olive. What is Luke's actual name?"  - Hunter

"Luke's name is Luke Arthur Olive after grandpa!" - me

"Like Aiden Arthur Kelly!" - Drake

"yes, grandpas name is Arthur Kelly"- me

"He is grandpa Arthur?"- Drake

"Yes his name is Arthur & he is your Grandpa!" - me

Then we did our normal goodnight kisses & hugs. Prayers before I walked out. 

I swear God spoke through my child tonight. It was incredible. I came out of their room and just cried and cried to Brandon. I cannot believe he really asked me if I loved having 3 boys and told me I would one day have lots of big boys and they would always love me!! 

My heart is aching tonight for the people I love. Please know, I don't take a moment for granted with my babies. I pray for your peace. I pray for your comfort. With all my love !

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dear Luke ...

Hey there sweet boy!

I cannot believe you are 2! You are such an independent little boy. You love to walk around. You like freedom to do what you want. You love walking around with Grandpa because he lets you go wherever you want to and follows close by. You are a mommy's boy. You love to sit and snuggle with me. You weren't always like this, but since I started staying home in December you love to cuddle up and give hugs and kisses. You completed me sweet boy. I had an empty spot in my heart I did not even know about until you came along. You changed everything. You are my baby, you always will be. You are a precious little boy that melts anyone you meet. You walk in and take over a room. Not shy in any way. You hate strollers and being confined! You love to tell me "I'M DONE!" when you want out of your high chair. You are an incredible little boy. You are going to do amazing things in this world, I know it. You have a sparkle in your eye that is just different. Your smile is off the charts handsome. You love to dance with mommy. You are ticklish under your chin, and it is my favorite little giggle. You adore your daddy and get so excited when you hear him at the door at the end of the day. You love to wrestle with your brothers or snuggle up to watch a movie. You will play anything with them or nothing with them. You never feel like you have to do what they are doing. It is pretty incredible. You can be VERY LOUD, you get it from me baby. The twins hate it because they do not like loud noises. This is when y'all fight most often! I hope you always keep that independence. I hope you always love snuggling with me. I hope you keep some of your stubbornness. I hope you always stay this close with your brothers. I love you. More than you will ever know. I love being your mommy. I love hearing you say mommy. I know this year will be even more amazing since I am now home with you!! 

Love you,


Luke Arthur is 2!

Luke is 2 years old. I cannot even believe it has happened that fast.

He is one strong willed little boy. Brandon says he is independent. So true. He is stubborn but oh so sweet. 

He kisses you when you are hurt and says, all better?

He loves to eat. Loves his snacks. Fruit snacks, scooby snacks, fruit roll up, goldfish, yogurt, peaches, waffles, anything.

He loves his night-night. 

He asks for a drink often.

Luke loves to snuggle me when he wakes up or is going to sleep. 

He adores his brothers and playing with them. 

He loves to watch tv and movies. Lays on his tummy with his night night and watches them. He will disappear for an hour doing this in the twins' room. 

He LOVES sleep. He will sleep until 10 am then nap around 1 for another 2 hours. Goes to bed anywhere from 7 to 9. 

He has not showed interest in potty training yet.

He loves to shake his booty and says it so precious!

Luke loves shoes and going bye bye. 

He loves Frozen & Toy Story! Super Why is his favorite cartoon! 

He sleeps with the whole cast of Toy Story in his crib with him.

His vocabulary has exploded in the past 4 months! He is also much more loving! Gives hugs and kisses all the time!

He has had some accidents. More than his brothers combined. He busted his chin in the bath. His forehead on Nadi's driveway. That one was BAD and very recent. Still healing. He is a trooper and gets over falls very quickly. 

He is in size 5 Pampers Cruisers. 2T clothes for the most part! Some 3T. 

He has HUGE feet. Same size as Hunt. Normally an 8 or a 9. 

He loves to have you hide under his blanket with him. 

He loves to dance.

He loves movies.

He loves bath time.

He has a temper that has eased a little with time. 

He loves his cousin Bowen. He talks about him ALL THE TIME.

He also adores Aubrie. That is his play partner at Nadi's. 

He loves going to his grandparent's. No tears if you leave him there. There might be tears when you make him leave. 

He is my baby.