Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I will spare you the gory details for now, though I will tell you the story every year as many times as you ask. (I still like hearing about the day I was born). Suffice it to say- you, in all your gooey, sweet, baby-ness were the most perfect thing I have ever laid my eyes on.
And our first year together commenced.
Now, it ends with a mixture of sadness and excitment. Sadness for all the moments that have passed us by,we will never get them back. Excitement for all the rest, may they be as memorable.
Sweet dreams, birthday boy!
Monday, January 26, 2009
* the first time you rolled over- you were so surprised!
* the first kisses you gave us
* the first time you turned the pages of a book
* when you said 'boo' and played peek-a-boo
First time you switched toy from one hand to the other!
We have many more to go, and I promise we will celebrate each and every one.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This is a hard one. There are so many little things I would love to teach you not to do, that I do. I'll to work on that. I promise to do my best not to be a hypocrite. I will teach you to do your best and be a good person, by doing my best and being a good person.
There are so many 'big' things I promise to teach you ; honesty, love, how to learn from all you do, and so much more. I think the little things will be harder, not to curse, to eat healthy, please and thank you, to clean up after yourself. The day to day things that are small, but not insignificant. I will teach you these things, not by doing them for you, but by showing you how.
Good luck to both of us.
This feels so important now, but I know you are too tiny to understand. Your tears when I drop you off at daycare break my heart everyday. I want to be able to tell you how much I love you and that even though we can't be together everyday doesn't mean I love you any less. There is no way yet for you to understand that even when we are apart, we are together.
I promise as you grow, you will know that I am always here for you no matter how far apart we are. I want you to know when you have a bad day I am the one you can call. That if you feel lost or alone, you will find support, love, and encouragement in me. When you get the best news ever, I will be with you to do a happy dance, even if I'm not there to celebrate. Know that I am your mom, always, and I will be with you always.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I often wonder what is going on in that sweet little head of yours, you have such an intent to explore things and find out what they look like, feel like, sound like, what they do, how they taste...I promise to give you the freedom and the opportunities to imagine all the imagineable things. I will help you discover what you can do with all that you encounter, and to imagine the world any way you want.
This predicament in pictures:
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I wonderered how the Booger would do meeting the new 'baby' in the family. He didn't get long to hold the title, and I'm sure Adam will reign longer than the recent crown holders (J & S were 14 months, and Luke almost 12 months when new 'babies' came along).
Seems he wasn't too phased, a bit interested, but relatively non- chalant. He was pretty satisfied invading his cousins' toys, and showing off his big boy near walking skills.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
(Don't mind the piles on the steps- and ignore that they are Christmas gifts from nearly a month ago...they are the least of the mess in this house)
...as soon as he is freed from his highchair after dinner.
Oh and in case you were wondering about our snow day... we stayed in our jammies with crazy snow day bed head for quite a large portion of the day. Glorious!
(However, the extra day off was terribly shocking for the Booger once he realized he was not, like he had hoped, staying home with mommy and daddy forever and he would eventually be going back to day care... the shock was slightly delayed- occuring at 7:35 this morning... and boy was it heartbreaking!)
Friday, January 16, 2009
keepin' the kids at home
On my way... back to bed
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I can't spoil the surprise dear folks, no fair. But I am happy to say everyone is happy and healthy. And tired, I'm sure.
It's hard to grasp how much has changed for them over the last two years. I remember being so worried and scared for my sister and her babies two years ago. I was at work and couldn't wait to get out of there, let alone make the two hour drive! The last time around was very hard for her physically, and I can't imagine how hard mentally and emotionally. I had to wait a few minutes after the Booger was born to hold him and if I hadn't been cursing at the doctor while he did his doctorly duties- I would've been jumping off the table to get him.
I am so unbelievably happy that she and my brother in law were able to enjoy the wonderful experience that is 'having' a baby. I remember talking to her soon after she discovered this little joy was soon to come, okay as soon as ten pregnant months can be... She was so worried about being a good mom to all of her little ones. I had no worries- only awe. Because if anyone can do it- it's her. I've not seen anyone raise twins before, but somehow she makes it look super de duper easy! She and her hubby are the first people I go to with any baby (and way to quickly toddler)-related questions, and by golly, if they don't know they find out! Thanks for being such a great parents and helping us to make it through our (no doubt, not toughest) first year. I love you two and all your babies so much. Congratulations. Enjoy what your family has grown into!
I must stop before I get waaaay to sentimental- I feel a lot of those moments arising, and I feel I should spare you...
(hint hint- if you head over to facebook, Barb has made an announcement!!!!)
What you ask, has actually been consumed?
Monday: Rice quakes
Tuesday: cheese, peas (one night and one night only!)
Wednesday: cottage cheese
The consistent hit: good ol' H2O.
It's gonna be a bumpy ride.
Friday, January 9, 2009
(Come on click it- you know you want to! We'll wait.)
4) Books of any sort, but children's books abound.
3) Beaches (who doesn't?)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I still have a thousand and two things running through my head to do, but for once it's okay that I take my time about it. After all, it is still the first week. My wonderful husband and parents helped to give my room a much needed revamp over the last week and the weekend. It was great to start things off with a clean slate and slightly more organized. Once it's all said and done, I'll post a few pictures. (oh and once I rehang what has already been stripped off the wall by my busier students..)
Right now, I'm reveling in the much anticipated time with the sweetest boy in the universe.