3/17/10

Keeping The Peace

Our house is loud these days. Really, really loud. Ruby is dealing with her own version of my cold and probably teething due to the amounts of drool and shark attacks on my left shoulder. When she's not sleeping or eating, she's screeching. Sometimes with a smile on her sweet little face and sometimes because she's not feeling well. Regardless, it's always shrill. The kind of tones that make the little hairs in your ears vibrate and ring.

In between the shrieking I do my best to submit to the repeated demands to "Watch this, Mama!" It usually involves jumping, stomping, running, or crashing. And repeat.

One of today's requests was to read the new book his Grandma Mary sent in the mail. I told him to "Look at Mama" and he told me to put the camera down and stop taking his picture. Right.

With my thumb in Ruby's mouth and Sebastian leaning heavily on my shoulder I read about the old lady who swallowed some very silly things and we all enjoyed a little peace and quiet.

xoxo,
Rachel

34 comments:

hollysarah said...

hehe, she's looking straight at the camera!
The joys of motherhood, eh?
I wish I could come over so our boys could entertain eachother and we could talk about baby girls. :)

1 Funky Woman said...

I love how he said to put the camera down. I need that book. We have all the other ones from the other holidays, so thanks for the heads up! I love your little screech owl, she is so sweet, but thats probably since I can't hear her, lol!

RachelDenbow said...

holly,

i know! they could play trains and we could embellish little dresses!

margot said...

ohhhh, you're such a good mom! :-) and thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!

Meg said...

Teething is so much fun! My little girl has been teething for weeks now, at least I am guessing that is why she gums everything including me to death! Your little boy is too cute! Have a wonderful day!
xoxo~meg

Miss Anne said...

you make being a mommy look so awesome.

lacy said...

Love the pictures and your always wonderful sense of it all! You are the best!

fridica said...

Looks like a great book, I'd love to hear you read it :)

RachelDenbow said...

Miss Anne,

Awesome it is. Loud, hard, and awesome.

p.s. The first three months are the hardest but it gets better and better as you go! Good luck with yours!

elise said...

you have some precious babes!
this sounds all too familiar-i call it the pterodactyl call. my daughter Emory is teething as well, and i took a similar picture of my son Leland for our 'book review thursday', which starts tomorrow. You should check it out! two books that will also help keep the peace... have to take what you can get;o)
contenttobee.blogspot.com

Christen Krumm said...

elsie has began the screeching too. i keep thinking she's upset and i look down and she has a sweet smile on her face... i just got her a vibrating teether...she's quite intrigued.

xoxo,
christen

Jam said...

You look gorgeous in that pic!

Faith said...

oh the joys of motherhood. Love the shot of you & Ruby. So totally adorable. Her beautifl eyes look just like her mamas

Kjirsten said...

The joys of teething!!! Miss Olivia has been teething as well. She chews on everything but I have gotten her an amber necklace and that seems to be helping. You should look into it!! By the way your children are too cute!! Have a blessed day!!!
<3
Kjirsten
http://sewgraciouslyblessed.blogspot.com/

RachelDenbow said...

Kjirsten,

I just ordered one yesterday!

emma said...

gosh, she looks just like you!
those eyes!
such a gorgeous family!

and someone needs to teach that lady to stop swallowing things that don't belong... however it did provide you a few moments of quiet so perhaps she can continue...

EnglishRoseTea said...

ruby: nomnomnomnom

Juliette Crane said...

i love that book! thanks for sharing:) xoxo, juliette

ricebabies said...

Not only is your family very lovely, but so much fun. Sounds like my home, it may be loud, but it's fun and tons of love.

Katherine said...

i find one of the hardest things about being a mama is that you can never finish a thought or a sentence without being interrupted. it is so exhausting!

you seem to be handling these two little monkeys fabulously. and you look pretty, too!

Sweetest Nest said...

ah, so your fingers are no longer YOUR fingers either?

Rubyellen said...

way cute!

i am glad my girls don't grow teeth until they are one!!! i hope this is the same case with Soul!

Tara said...

just wait til she's nearly two, takes her diaper off and pees on the carpet just to see what it feels like.

that was a fun afternoon yesterday!

best,
tara

http://elanvitalanthology.blogspot.com

With Love, Jamie said...

Cute pics :) Ah, the joys of motherhood!! It really is wonderful, isnt it?? :)

Melissa Mann said...

awww! hope she starts feeling better soon! and you get a little bit of quiet ;-)

AshleyAnn said...

I loved singing "There was an old lady....." as a kid. I must now find that book for my kids! The pic of you and Ruby is beautiful....

AshleyAnn said...

I loved singing "There was an old lady....." as a kid. I must now find that book for my kids! The pic of you and Ruby is beautiful....

Lisa said...

Gaaaah! What is with this screeching?! We are having a time of it.

My daughter is 11 months and makes a constant super-shrill, "I want this, I want that, oh thank you, yes, no, hi mama!" squawk that is stripping my nerves!

Anyway, I love your blog and follow it with dedication.

Lisa
http://mamausesneedles.blogspot.com

erinsunday said...

Your family is adorable and you are gorgeous. But I am sure you should already know that. :)

Vinorth and Kristina said...

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Amber said...

That picture of you and Ruby is so precious. I love that picture of Sebastian too. Ha!
Okay... so I have been fighting off the flu and sleeping ALOT and I had a dream that I ran into you at a big thrift store and we talked forever about crocheting and crafting like we are old friends. Weird huh?
Hope your Thursday is good and somewhat quiet.

Michelle said...

he he...what an awesome picture of you two! :) And Sebastian has good taste in books, I say. : )

Michelle B said...

Little Ruby looks so much like you! I had a miscarraige around the same time you did. I am happy to say that I am prego with a little girl now! 20 weeks along! Her name is going to be Zooey :) After two little boys I am so excited to have a girl now! I love seeing how you dress Ruby - getting lots of inspiration from you! thank you!

molly said...

when in the world do you find time/energy/etc to write a blog?
i can barely keep it up with a new puppy and a full-time job! good for you!