Monday, January 18, 2010

Head over heels and missing our hard drive

I wanted to have posted so much more in these past couple of weeks! Our sweet Rosebud has made us all completely in love with her. Was there ever a baby so doted on? :) I take picture after picture of her, pretty much every single day.

And the boys are growing and saying funny things and I want to share so much with you! Often, as I sit feeding Rosebud I am composing posts in my mind. They're really good, too! ha.

Meanwhile I feel so terribly behind in everything. Not just housework, but sending off birth announcements, thank you notes, etc. etc. And I don't really WANT to do any of that--I just want to sit and stare at my gorgeous little daughter. She is the awesomest.

Plus, now our hard drive has been deemed terminally ill, and I can't upload ANY PICTURES from my camera!! Another is on its way to us, and if the planets are aligned, I will install it soon and be back to better blogging.

I do have a question for ya'll, though. How late is too late to blog about something? I feel funny blogging about things before Rosebud's birth and Christmas, when it's already been so long. Shall I move on? Or risk getting further behind in my efforts to "catch up"?

To tide me over till I can use my own photos again, here are some favorites from Rosebud's first official portrait session. My sweet friend Andrea took these as part of a very special gift to us. She came to our house and took them 6 days after her birth, so Dec 27th.



Rosemary 2

Wedding Rings

Rosemary foot in air

Little bundle


Silent Night 



And an excerpt from our dinner conversation tonight. . .

Hummer was naming his favorite teachers, in order, and then he said,

"Now I'm going to name the people of our family in order of my favorites."

Exacto covered his ears, and didn't want to listen, but Hummer was saying "One" for each person (ie we're all his favorites), so I told Exacto to listen. Just then Hummer wound up with "One, Rosebud" but he had skipped Exacto by accident, and we had to prompt him, and he said quickly, "Oh, yeah! One, Exacto" and then said sorrowfully, "I forgot Exacto."

We were giggling about that, and then Hummer looked up at DC patting Rosebud's back while he held her, and said, "Daddy, stop hitting Rosebud!"

I said, "That's patting, and she likes it."

Hummer, without missing a beat, "Well, you need a BURP cloth if you're going to do that."

By now Exacto and Fluffy and I were all giggling--but I was trying not to, since Hummer was looking at me--and so to change the subject, I said, "Hummer, are you going to eat your curry?" He responded immediately, "Yes, ma'am," and started spooning curry into his mouth.

I love that kid.


Melanie said...[Reply to comment]

Your little "Rosebud" is so adorable. I am so happy for you & your family. And, I say---go for it! Update your blog for past things. For me, it is a good reminder of what we have done. Anyway, thanks for sharing with all of us!

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Yay! Thanks for sharing the pictures! We are hoping for a smooth transition for your new hard drive.

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

I am so happy for you. I find myself not getting much done, and just sitting and staring at my little one also.

There is something so peaceful about a baby.

We think Hummer is so cute.

Real said...[Reply to comment]

You should not worry about the missed posts, so much. Keep up with where you are now and then fit those in when you have the time.

Vauna said...[Reply to comment]

The pictures are beautiful! What a darling niece I have. Andrea is very talented and creative.
It's nice to hear I'm not the only one who has so many wonderful posts in my head that never make it onto the blog! I don't think it's ever too late to post something from the past, but the question I have to ask myself is, which do I want to post more, the old one or the new one I have in my head, because I probably won't get them both done.
Thanks again for the lovely pics.

JKM said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle & Chris, your little one is so cute. Glad that you are sharing the pictures with us. We love your family.

snbjork said...[Reply to comment]

Nice! I love the pictures. The one with your wedding rings hanging on Rosebud's toe is probably my favorite.

I think you should blog about whatever you like and not feel like you have to catch up on anything. No reason to add unnecessary stress to your life, right? =)

I also loved, as always, the story from your dinner table.

Annalisa said...[Reply to comment]

wonderful pictures.

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

new babies make you forget to do all other stuff. Just enjoy her. There will be time for the other stuff later.

My opinion is: blog about anything you want, who cares when it happened?

My girls are "experts" on taking care of Colby. Sounds like your boys are getting there, too!

Jodi said...[Reply to comment]

I came across your blog today while on my sister Cindi's (from MI) blog. The fact that you have four boys (so do I) caught my interest at first. Now I have been sitting here reading your blog for who knows how long and in tears for most of the time. Thank you for your touching posts. I am so sorry to hear about your fourth baby boy. It makes me even more grateful for my fourth baby boy. I am thrilled to read about your new baby girl. Thank you for making a difference in my day.