emmerson says...

Our perfectly precious, diva-baby, little girl is now 3.5 years old.
She's been spitting out the funniest things for awhile now, and I've decided to collect them and share them here.

"The wind!" *arms in the air, eyes closed, face towards the sky* "I love you, wind!"

*bouncing on my pregnancy ball* "Get this baby outta me! Get this baby outta me!"

*driving through downtown Memphis* "This is all pretty. This is pretty. Pretty castles."

"It's okay, Hutch. I'm right here. I'm not leaving." (Every time her brother starts to cry.)

"I like you, Mommy. Right there. I like you."

*under her door, watching Daddy go into Hutch's room* "You forgot Emmerson in here. You, You forgot Emmerson in here."

"I love my Daddy. Mommy, do you love my Daddy? My Daddy is SO cute."

"Hey, can you button my britches?"

"My hiccups are hungry!"

"Mom, my finger's about to break and, and I won't have anymore!"

"Hey, Mom. How you doing? Nice to meet you. I need you to smile."

"Hutch doesn't talk like Jesus."


birthday at the aquarium! {a video}

We celebrated our sweet girl's 3rd birthday on Tuesday at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
It was so fun to watch her eyes light up at every turn.
The sharks were a bit much for her, but the turtle was a hit!

Made a little video to remember our day...


christmas 2017 {a video}

A merry little Christmas, indeed.


holidays with hutch

He came quickly.
He brought peace.
His every move is admired by the three of us.
During the most wonderful time of the year, he brings even more wonder.

His baby blue eyes focusing on the lights...
His soft, tiny hands grasping the blankets and sweaters...
Little breaths against my skin...
Sweet, sleepy faces in the light of the fireplace...
Awe and wonder as sister laughs and sings...
Oblivious and unaware of his first Christmas.

But, oh, how aware I am that he came for me.
To slow down.
To cherish.
To be thankful.
To be in love.

His smiles,
his hands,
his noises,
are all I need this Christmas.


welcome, hutch steven {a video}

Hutch Steven Crews
October 19, 2017
7lbs 14oz
20in long

Almost a month has passed and I'm still unable to put Hutch's birth story into words. 
I remember the same thing happening with Emmerson (post here),
and it wasn't until a year later that I could fully express the emotions of her birth (posts here & here.)

This pregnancy was so, so difficult on me physically and mentally.
This labor and delivery was the hardest, most painful experience of my life.
I knew though, in the middle of all my pain, this sweet boy would bring a peaceful season of "pause."
And he most certainly has.

Hutch is the sweetest, most content little gentleman baby.
Every day he captures my weary heart with his strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes, and baby tiger noises.

Welcome to our world, Baby Hutch.
You are so loved.