on my heart

December 20, 2012

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Ainsleigh loves bubble baths. 
Most days she takes more than one because she loves them so much.
Yesterday she had been in there especially long. Finally I told her that it was time...I pulled her from the water and wrapped her in her duck hoodie towel. I clenched her tight as she burrowed her face in my neck. She does this every "post bath". She hangs limp in my arms and rests her face in my neck. As I walk into her room to find her jammies I caught her looking at me out of the corner of my eye, I look at her and she breaks into a huge smile. She says to me "Ains-ee so happy".

Aiden said to me today, " I just love to be home." I replied both times with..." do you know you're my heart beat?" Smiles.

They know their mama loves them.

Two weeks ago Monday Ainsleigh woke up and refused to put on a diaper. I said okay. Put on some big girl underwear and since that morning she never looked back. She didn't even need me to explain it, she just did it. Three tiny accidents in two weeks. 

This is completely her personality. From the moment she was born she has been independent, decisive, determined. She just woke up one morning and decided she was done with diapers and that was it!

It is so beautiful and amazing to watch and celebrate our kiddos differences. I say celebrate because we do just that, celebrate them, who they are. Who God created them to be.

happy weekend friends. 

ainsleigh scarf & headband c/o: moriah makes
group giveaway winner: schloerb blurb
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25 comments:

  1. Oh this post is precious! I love getting to know kids' little personalities...if only they all decided to potty like that. Definitely would have made my daycare job a lot simpler!

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  2. This post is so sweet!! Way to go Ainsleigh!

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  3. beautiful post!! she is so beautiful. and she sounds like me, beautiful and independent!

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  4. first... ainsleigh's lips! they are perfect rosebuds. she's so beautiful. and second... ainsee happy?! and aiden saying i love to be home? god, that must've made your heart leap.

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  5. You are such a beautiful mommy to your children. Love these photos :)

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  6. Such a beautiful post! Liam is getting his personality more and more everyday, I just love it--

    Ahhhh!!! That's my instagram boy on your blog... taking his midday bubble bath! xoxoxo

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  7. I cant even handle how adorable your little girl is! Sounds like you have been blessed with some amazing kiddos :]

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  8. I love this, she is just too BEAUTIFUL!

    XO, Adropofbliss.Blogspot.Com

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  9. ohh i love that ainsleigh! i get her.
    "ains-ee so happy" - precious.

    i thought about you today casey! i thought about you as i was impatient with my husband and gemma, i thought about how if i want peace in my life then i have to react less and love more. thanks for being you and inspiring me! and i have got to go get a beautiful offering off amazon - off to do that now!

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  10. i love these stories of your sweet kiddos! i love these photos of ainsleigh! she's got better fashion sense than i do.

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  11. Love these sweet pics and your beautiful words. :) Hugs, friend!

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  12. you have such a *sweet* heart!!
    love your little Ms. Indepenence
    i'm SO going to email you later to fill you in on stuff.
    looks like you're settling in wonderfully to your new family of 5.
    you're such a natural momma!
    hugs xoxo

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  13. This is such a sweet post!
    I love it when little ones decide to just give something up and move on into the 'big kid' world without a ton of coaxing and convincing!
    Ainsleigh is beautiful, as are each of your babies. You and your husband are definitely doing a great job if they feel so loved! You're a great mom!

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  14. This is so amazing to be able to peek into your lives and learn. I love that God is totally blessing you with these amazing relationships with your beautiful babies. Wow. I am encouraged by your love for them and their love for you! This just makes me so excited to have babies, knowing I want to love them like you love yours. You are inspiring me to be a better mama, even though I'm simply just a wife right now, so THANK YOU for that Casey! Also, that picture of Ains pointing to the camera is so precious.

    xoxo

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  15. so sweet! I really enjoy the way you write.

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  16. that pouthphoto is so cute!

    hope my boy will get diaperfree as easy as your girl.

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  17. I have always known motherhood was a tender, sweet, and beautiful calling of God. And I adore the way you remember that daily. The children and people of the world have so much to learn from a love like yours. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  18. this is such a beautiful recount of the beautiful simple things that makes a mother happy.

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  19. She is a cutie. love your blog :)


    your newest fan,

    katrina
    from
    kateemari3.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi casey i love your blog since i found it i cant stop to read every post. You inspired me thank you so much by the way your kids are adorable. God bless you!

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  21. Thanks for following me on Twitter. Your blog is a love, that photos so pretty! Take care :)

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  22. This post is so simply precious... You have a beautiful outlook on motherhood- inspiring.

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  23. hands down, my favorite post from you. so simple, so beautiful. love you sis xo

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  24. `sweet post! my oldest is having such a hard time with kindergarten all of a sudden. she misses home. and us. it is breaking my heart, but equally makes me happy that she likes to be here! enjoy them :) !!!

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