Rawlins Family

Rawlins Family

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just Because

While walking at the nature preserve with my SIL, Jeni, we passed a man walking a dog. We ushered the kids over to the side of the walkway and smiled nicely and said what a pretty dog he had. After looking at our kids (three walking, one in a sling, and one in a stroller) he replied, "That's a litter of kids." And kept walking...Jeni and I just stared after him in shock. Why can't full-grown adults stick to the old adage of "if you can't say anything nice...?"

While putting the kids to bed I was snuggling in with Cam and Miles (who are currently sleeping in the same bed - that's another blog post for another time - no, actually it's a short explanation. Miles kept waking us up in the middle of the night and we decided he was lonely so we made Cam sleep in the queen bed with Miles, thus solving the problem). Miles was sleepy but Cam was in a silly mood. He looked at me with a big grin and said, "Mommy, you are good." Before I could respond he added, "...and soft and squishy and sassy."

Sophia is starting to walk! Every night Chase and I put her between us and do the time-honored tradition of passing her back and forth trying to get her to take steps to us. The last couple of nights she was taking a step or two. Tonight she took FOUR! I'm half excited and half trepidatious. Yes, walking is good and fun (and sassy and squishy?), but it just means a lot more work for me. But oh well, bring it on, sister!

'Tis the season for Christmas church outfits. I already found a cute little navy plaid dress for Miss Sophia and I'm trying to figure out what the boys will wear. But I love it all. Summer dress clothes are nice with all the pastels and bare legs and short sleeves, etc. But there's something so classy  about a dress with sleeves and a collar and tights and mary janes. And boys in long sleeves with sweater vests are SO adorable! Yay! It was finally cold enough on Sunday for me to put Sophie in one of her winter dresses. I think the effect is quite adorable.

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11 comments:

Sara said...

Yes, quite adorable. It helps that she knows just what to do to look as adorable as possible when the camera is pointed at her. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!

Steph B said...

1. I agree with Cameron's comments except the squishy part (0:
2. Sophie is a doll and I notice "the pose" she is giving the camera. Love it.

Chi-townRawlins said...

Believe it or not, I didn't teach her that pose. I laughed so hard when she did it. She has a very natural girliness going on.

Alyssa said...

She is her mothers daughter, is she not, people?

And Anna, you really are oh so good, and soft and sassy, but I also agree that you're not squishy. Maybe perhaps Cam was referencing finding Nemo, and he wanted you to be his squishy? Ummmm...well then again you don't really look like a jelly fish either, but you get my drift:)

Sara K. said...

Good one to add to the UMC list!

Sophia is so cute, love the look.

Pooh said...

I think that pose must have a genetic component to it.

And Lyss, Anna may indeed be squishy after three kids. I can assure you that it's really the only word that fits to describe MY tummy. Wait till Bean is here and see for yourself...

(Although since you've maintained your jock-ness all the way through this pg, maybe not.)

abby and paxton said...

SUPER cute dress- and pose by Sophie. ha

Chi-townRawlins said...

Hallelujah and praise be! Big sis is BACK!
And yes, I'm squishy.

Mike and Rachael Hohmann said...

I'd say that being squishy for your kids is okay. Anyone else says that? sock 'em.

Sara K. said...

Toned abs or anything for that matter gets your UMC card revoked like immediately.

You're famous in Iowa now, or at least your White Chili is, yum!

Ben & Diane said...

quite adorable, indeed!