Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas songs


It was not a silent night
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyways that night
On the streets of David's town

And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were cold
And little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
Had no mother's hand to hold

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph at her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
In the streets of David's town
In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
But the baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love
For little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Malko Family Update

My poor, long neglected blog readers... haha. I have been terrible at posting. This pregnancy has been much harder than my first, and I simply have let myself take it easy these past couple of months - well as easy as you can with a 2 year old running around! We are getting so excited for the arrival of our sweet baby girl, Camille Elizabeth! We have a C-section scheduled for December 28th, three weeks from today! This pregnancy has FLOWN by, in a way I am so ready to not be pregnant, but I also know there will be new challenges to face having 2 little ones that I do not even foresee coming, not counting all the sleep deprivation, the adjusting to sharing parents for Anderson, and all the other life changes coming our way! I have been loving on my sweet little man so much extra lately - knowing that I won't be able to give him all of me all the time in just a few short weeks! I have also been praying so much for his sweet little heart to adjust well, to love his baby sister, and to still feel just as loved from his mommy and daddy! He is such a joy!

Speaking of Anderson - he is seriously so grown up! It amazes me so often the things he says and does and how much understanding he has! He talks so well and his vocabulary is nearly limitless. Some of my favorite things he has said lately are "I'm sowwy daddy" to which Jon replied "why are you sorry buddy" and Anderson said "betause Anerson yocked daddy in Anerson's yooom" - Anderson had just left the room for a minute and shut the door behind him but I have been telling him lately that it is not polite to close the door on people. So he took it upon himself to apologize. He also LOVES to sing "Wheels on the bus" and sometimes at naptime or bedtime we hear him singing it to himself to help him fall asleep. Anderson also knows all of his ABC's and he sings it ALL the time. The cutest part is at the end he says, "now I know my W, X Y, Z's" instead of now I know my ABC's. haha it is so precious. He can count to 15 without any help and is pretty close to getting all the way to 20. He is so smart. He also loves to draw - we spread out a big piece of paper on the dining room table and he makes works of art! I love to hear him tell me what he is drawing. He can also recognize so many shapes - circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, stars and we are now working on octagon since that is the shape of a stop sign. Another favorite past time is arranging items - like dominos or coins in the shape of cars, airplanes, trains, etc. He is such a little builder. He also like to build towers out of stuff and then knock it over. He has the sweetest conversations with me and often will just come up to me and hug me or rub my face in the most gentle way. The other day he rubbed my hair and said "you so seeet mommy" (you're so sweet). He has such a tender heart. I could just go on and on about what a blessing it is to be his mom and how proud I am to have him as my son.

Jon is doing great! He is such a hard worker and great provider for our family - both with our physical needs and our emotional ones as well. His job has freed him up to spend so much quality time with us, and we love having him work from home. We get to have lunch as a family most days, and he has been such a help to me as I am getting so close to the end of this pregnancy and need help with little things - like tying my shoes haha! He is such a wonderful daddy and I cannot wait to see him holding and loving on our baby girl!

We recently had family pictures done...I have been terrible about taking any pregnancy pictures - so these are basically it!  I will leave you with our favorite pictures below!