Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Paxton gives the best hugs and is so sweet and sensitive to receiving a kiss on the cheek. If you kids his cheek he always pats it on and will return the favor with a kiss and a sweet pat on the cheek. Even on his oneryest of days, he is so sweet with his kisses. 
Now, with the added Christmas decor in our house, whenever I give him a hug and a kiss, he catches them and "hangs" them on the Christmas tree so they will decorate our home!! How sweet is that!?!

Paxton...AKA, super why hanging out at his school Christmas Party. 

Monday, December 16, 2013


Ho Ho Ho. Santa's little helpers, cute as can be, cuddling together by the Christmas tree!
(Seriously, how cute are these two. I'm not sure what I love the most about this picture....the fact that Paxton, unprompted, put his arm around Harper, the super cute Santa hats, the precious smiles or the adorableness of Harper having a baby (or two) in her arms at all times.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Little Momma

Harper Grace LOVES baby dolls. LOVES them. She "talks" to them, loves on them, pats them on the back to burp them, carries them all around the house, wants you to join in when playing with dolls and never ever leaves the house without a baby under her arm. I'm telling you, she LOVES baby dolls. It is so fun to watch our little lady with her babies and watch her sweet nurturing side.
This week, we had the amazing opportunity to spend some great time with Kim, Austin and my niece Ruby Grace. Can we just say...precious! Oh my mercy, Ruby Grace is just so darn cute, tiny and the sweetest little baby girl.
Harper thinks so too. In fact, Harper does not understand why she cannot hold Ruby as her own baby doll. It is adorable. She will follow anyone around that is holding Ruby and she mimics everything. When Kim gave Ruby a bottle, Harper tried to feed her baby, when Ruby was burped, Harper burped her baby. So sweet. Harper just talks and talks in her precious, tiny baby girl voice to her new BFF. When Kim and baby Ruby left our house, Harper cried and cried. Sweet girl, she loves her cousin so too Harper too!
Oh how I pray these sweet girls grow up to be the best of friends!!
Harper sat at the table like this for SO long just chatting it up with sleeping baby Ruby

Seriously!!! How precious is she!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sweet Moments

So, the other day Paxton came up to me and asked "Momma, do we have a park bridge in our pantry?"
What the what? I stood there dumbfounded as I tried to sift through what he said and figure out what he was asking. In a few minutes I heard Maddox singing the 12 days of Christmas and I finally figured out the riddle. Paxton was asking if we had a Partridge in a Pear tree.
Oh the things I never ever want to forget!

We received a Christmas card in the mail today from one of Maddox's dear friends. When I showed him the card he said "Mom, Tagen is my most favorite friend......but do you know who is my favorite friend all the time? Jesus. He is with me everywhere I go"
Oh the passion he is gaining for Christ is breathtaking. I adore him.

Thankful for sweet and funny moments with these boys....especially when they make me want to pull my hair out. Ha

Monday, December 9, 2013


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Voda house. We finally decorated our Christmas tree, and the kiddos were thrilled to hang the ornaments and admire the lights. They are at such a fun age where the sparkle of the Christmas tree is surprising to them every single time they see it. I love it. I will admit, I was not at all in the mood to tackle putting up decorations this year...I have been a bit worn down at being a mommy to three spirited little ones, but boy oh boy did these precious little ones change my heart as I watched them excitedly decorate the tree and bring in the Christmas cheer.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pearly Whites

When I opened my computer this morning, this picture popped up. This was our beautiful Harper Grace on this day LAST year! How cute is she!?!? Oh that button nose. The smirk on her face...yummy!!

You can tell she is getting bigger, but she is still just as adorable as last year! The button nose, the smirk, the whole package. So thankful for this baby girl.....even if she did bite me this morning!! What the what...where did that come from?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Littles

The little ones in our house are growing up. They are getting big and expressing their independence. 
For our littlest, her new found "growth" can be documented best in the following picture:
Yup, there you have sassy mcsassy sitting in timeout. Ugg she is expressing her opinions and her emotions in very no attractive ways resulting in a minute in timeout! (Luckily, the timeout works well to calm her down and move on to something else). Oh Lord help us. She will be the sweetest little handful!

Our middle child is growing into a mighty fine little boy. He truly is a little boy and no longer a toddler. He is becoming more and more independent, more social and he can be quite the stinker. Although, with a dietary change, he is gradually showing some improvements in some of the behavioral issues he has been expressing. I think the new growth in this little boy is best documented in the following two pictures:

Sweer little boy with his most current school picture. He looks so big....especially when you compare the picture from last year. He was just a baby. (He had one single tear in his eye in last years picture...but is all smiles in the new pic). Oh how far he has come in a single year!!!

This last picture is a favorite of mine. The two littles don't get along all that well, so when they do it's worth documenting!!!!