Nothing Like a Little Saturday AM Dance Party

This is how we do it in the Buehler house.  Here’s a look at Daddy & Everly after they woke up today and realized it was Saturday – we get excited over the littlest things here.

After this little impromptu dance session, we made some coffees, and Ev & I cleaned house while Marty mowed the lawn.  We’re bummed around all day, just running errands, enjoying the weather, and plotting all the fun things we plan to do this fall – like taking Everly apple picking and mastering the perfect apple crisp, visiting the Botanical Gardens when the leaves start  to take pictures, and maybe even hitting up some Missouri wineries next month.

I always get excited for Fall because I love weather that calls for a sweater, a fun hat and a pair of boots. And now besides having fun with Fall clothes in my own closet, I have a little pint-size Evie that I get to play dress up with all the time.  I saw these little Zuzii boots for munchkins on Etsy the other day and I think I’m in love.  Just might have to get these for my girl.  Aren’t they cute?

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Everly Discovers Her Tongue at 7.5 Weeks

Check out our little cutie during bathtime – we think she looks like a little lizard sticking her tongue out in the water!  This video is after Miss Ev destroyed a diaper and also took down an outfit, socks, and a blanket as well – don’t be fooled by those innocent eyes!

I Knew This Day Would Come…

Dear Everly,

I’ve been dreading the fact that I would have to write this post soon.  I’m returning to work tomorrow and my heart has been breaking a little at the thought of this over the past few weeks.  I wanted you to know that I’m going to miss you to pieces and not a minute will pass that I’ll stop thinking about you.

I have really struggled recently with the thought of leaving you.  After all, you and I haven’t been separated for nearly 11 months so this decision has been brutal on me.

As much as I would die to stay home with you, watching you grow, sleep, and discover yourself and the world around you, there are far, far too many things that your Daddy and I want to provide for you in your lifetime, and these things will require two incomes.

For example, your Dad and I want to give you the best in life – not material things, but the best experiences we can offer.  We plan on doing lots of travel with you and experiencing the world together as a family.  We also want to make sure you get the best education and that you have the tools you need to be successful in life.  If there are hobbies, sports or other things that you want to do, we want to be able to allow you the chance to enjoy them.  We also want to give you brothers and sisters to play with and be able to offer all of the same things to them.   Besides that, your Dad and I are dreaming up one heck of a house that we want to build for you one day (and for any little ones that might come later).

Setting a good example for you is paramount.  We want you to appreciate our work ethic so that you know that achieving anything you want in life is a real possibility as long as you put your mind and heart into it.

So I’m going back to work, my love.  I’ll cherish our mornings, evenings, weekends, every other second that I get the pleasure of spending with you.  You’ll be staying with your loving Grandparents and Aunt during the week, who I promise have your best interests at heart and will enjoy keeping you busy and snuggling you while Mom and Dad are at work.  We are so lucky that we have them and all of their help!

I will probably have to sneak to the bathroom a few times tomorrow to cry while I get used to being away from you, but I promise to greet you after work with a big smile, a hug, and ready to hear all about your day.  Just promise me you’ll save some cuteness for us and that you’ll try not to achieve all those big milestones until after we bring you home for the day?  I’ll miss you, little one.

Love Always,

Your Mama

All I Need

She’s the reason I’m on this Earth and why my heart beats.  Hope you enjoy these two short videos of my breathtaking Baby Girl doing what she does best these days – smiling and giggling at her parents. 🙂

Such a Little Ham

Yesterday was not such a good day for Ev.  For some reason, she was gassy and seemed uncomfortable for a good part of the afternoon.  I rocked her, pumped her legs, patted her back, bounced her, and carried her around the house talking and trying to soothe her as she squirmed, grunted, and let out little bitty cries that broke my heart every time.  Finally, after more rocking and her Daddy walking in the door from work, we saw a little mood change in this girl and it made my day.  (Sorry, it was dim in our living room and the video is kind of dark.)

Random Cuteness

Here is a little glimpse into what our nights have been like.  We’re trying to get Everly into a nightly routine to make bedtime easier for her, and after bathtime we like to enjoy a little activity we call “Naked Baby Time.”  We bring her changing pad out to the living room and take Everly’s diaper off so that she can air out a little.  She LOVES this time of the night and Marty and I love sitting with her, talking to her, and listening to her adorable baby chatter as she tries to talk back to us.  This is probably the highlight of her day – and who wouldn’t love it if they spent most of their day in a diaper.  Enjoy.