Just a swingin’ II

On April 10, 2011 in a post titled,  Just a swingin’,  I posted this clip of Lance.

Ahh, my widdle baby boy! Please stop growing. Thanks.

Now that Vivian is getting big enough for the ever-so-popular swing, they have to take turns…


Lance is still getting enjoyment out of this June 2011 gift from Oma & Opa.


Viv’s turn!

I’m having fun reusing certain toys, artifacts and a few clothing items of Lance’s on Vivian. Of course, she has her own girly wardrobe and the beginning of a toy collection she will call her own, but it’s nice to recycle and reuse when I can. There are certain sentimental items that I want them to both use as I relive the baby stage all over again.


Lance: February 2011


Vivian: April 2013

I try not to be too sentimental or superstitious about the things I want them to share, but I’ve found myself carefully swaddling Vivian each night with the same blanket I used on Lance. When we brought her home from the hospital, I was sure to put on the same tiny Hokie bird hat that Lance wore home.

As for the swing, that’s a no brainer. I can only hope she will enjoy it and get as much mileage out of it as he’s gotten. Yesterday she loved it!

Ahh, the art of sharing.

Ahh, the art of sharing.

And as for this hat, yes, she must definitely wear this hat in the fall. Just like big brother.


Lance: December 2011

Looking ahead I wonder what tomorrow will bring, but until then, we’re just a swingin’ and living for the moment. My heart goes out to the city of Boston and all who were directly impacted by the Boston marathon bombing. It’s hard to “be normal” in such uncertain times, but I for one and forcing myself to focus on my children and “look for the helpers.”

Helper quote

From onefundboston.org


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4 thoughts on “Just a swingin’ II

  1. Ah so glad you shared that quote at the bottom. It’s sad that I have to have this struggle, but I have been struggling with how to approach these things with Mitch… Part of me wants to shield him, and part of me thinks I shouldn’t. But that quote creates a wonderful lesson to be taught. Thanks again… The children are beautiful… and growing so quickly.

    • Megan, I am so glad you found this quote helpful for talking to your kids!! There’s definitely in a lesson and certainly a comfort in Mr. Rogers words. Hope you are doing well. xo

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