Thursday, February 17, 2011

toddlerhood, it's back!

yes, I'm still alive. and now we have another almost 2 year old. Reading through some of my old posts make me smile and remember how E was when she was a toddler. Now that she's almost 6 and our boy is almost 2, it's reassuring to go through these posts and get a sense of where he is and how quickly it (toddlerhood) DOES go by. Although when said toddler is protesting his nap and having a fit, not so much.

It's been a long day of rain and some kind of headache/sore throat bug, but now I must hustle E out the door to get to Awana. And although Sean didn't want to take his nap, he's sleeping peacefully and I have to go wake him up. Let's hope that he's happy and not too cranky about that.

Friday, April 30, 2010

My Very Own Day to Play

Today is my birthday and I am so excited to get a little time off to play and just be me! I'm already trying to decide how to spend my precious few hours of free time. I'm thinking: drop off kids at gramma's, go to the gym (and no one will interrupt my workout with a "your kid is crying unconsolably and you need to come get him now"--yay!), get pedicure, a little shopping, then home to get ready for my date with hubby! fun fun.

The day is off to a sweet start. My girl crawled into bed and sweetly whispered, "Mommy, today is your birthday...You are ___ years old!" hahaha. thanks honey. She and daddy then snuck out of the house to go get me a surprise breakfast of Starbucks and donuts! mmm. be running those off today! Then daddy got me a new hard drive so I can work on my computer without those constant "your system is low on memory" messages. double yay! haha. Birthdays are still fun, which is nice to know at my age!

Well must attend to the darling boy who's currently pulling on my leg. What a sweet life I have! Thank you Lord!!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Breaking Silence...I mean...NEWS!

I know I've been MIA for nearly a year, but I can't help but post today because I'm over the moon with anticipation about tomorrow. Lemme sum up: I'm pregnant (ta-dah!) and tomorrow is our Level 2 Ultrasound where we can find out what "flavor" we're having. so to speak.
I've been so anxious to know, and now that it's finally the eve of said event, I just don't know what to do with myself. I've tried going outside with E, busying myself in the backyard/garage, making cinnamon rolls (from scratch!), catching up on all my social email, doing laundry, etc. etc. I've finally run out of stuff to do (or more likely, steam). Now my mind can't calm down. It's crazy I know. But I'm just so excited!

And getting the news will somehow make this little person growing inside more real to me. Plus, seeing the detailed u/s images creates a stronger bond somehow. I told my husband he's got to bring the video camera tomorrow b/c we didn't do that last time and I wished we had. My dr doesn't provide a copy, like some lucky ducks get. I'm sure that the grandparents and E will want to see the little guy/gal swimming around in there. :) and yes, those kicks are real. I'm not just imagining it. ;-)
See, I'm feeling better already just getting this off my chest. Writing is always so therapeutic.

My other story to share is that E is convinced that this little baby is a girl. Everytime I ask her, she almost stubbornly says "it's a girl." "it's a little sister, mommy." Don't know if she's got ESP or some special kid connection or what, but I surely hope that she's not disappointed if in fact it turns out to be a baby brother. (oh, the horror!)

As for me, I'm happy with either. But, truthfully, I've been having strange wishes for a girl so that we can "try for" a boy at some later point. (Now that I've written that, I know I've completely lost my mind.) I can't believe I just typed that. lol... Really though, I'd LOVE to have a boy. They're messy, loud, destructive...yes...but they are just so darn cute. And, let's face it, a future handyman I can use around the house when my husband is too old and tired for my "honeydo" lists. (I love you honey! Can't wait to see you when you get THAT old. & that's going to be pretty old...)

Well that's my news. Let's see if anyone even notices that I've posted! lol...

Friday, August 24, 2007

Project Wedding Dress

Last year I read a magazine article about Project Swimsuit. (btw---I think it was in Parents magazine--I'm looking for it & let you know when I find the info) It was about this mom who every year took a picture of her daughter in this one bathing suit. Sounds simple enough, but it was amazing to see the little girl grow up in this sequence of 20 or so pictures. She literally goes from being a baby who basically "swam" in the suit to a beautiful young woman who filled it out like she bought it for herself.

After a year of thinking about how cool this project is and how I wanted to do something like it for Lizzy, I pulled out my wedding dress and shot a few portraits of her wearing it. I'm thinking I could do this every year since I don't plan on giving my dress away anytime soon. Plus, she loved the dress up "game." However, she did have some trouble keeping it on, especially when standing up. It's a lot of dress, at least the bottom half!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

patience, my dear...she's 2

Some days I am just so freakin' tired of being a stay-at-home mom. I need more patience obviously. This sounds ridiculous and trivial, but if you've been there I'm sure you can relate.

It's 2:35. She got upset because I took away her sticker book (after repeatedly saying that we were done playing with it) and told her it's time for nap. Then she didn't want to read any books, yet she kept demanding that mommy "read story! story! storrrreeeeeee!!!" She said she was thirsty, so I went downstairs and got her some water, and then she cried out for juice. (If I would have brought juice, she would have cried out for water. That's the way it usually goes. Can mommy catch a break here?) I say that she can have juice after nap and as pleasantly as possible tell her to "go to sleep" and "have a nice nap."

So here I am. whew.

As I sit and type, I hear her upstairs in her room, not crying, but just whining a bit. I'm waiting for her to get up and come out of your room and say sweetly "nice nap" or a hurried "go pee-pee! go pee-pee!" or some other wiley diversion.

I'm thinking...please Just Go To Sleep! Mommy needs time to herself. Mommy also needs to clean the house, dig in the backyard, do laundry, clean the kitchen, pick up toys, sweep the floor, and ten zillion other things, but please, for the love of God, Go To Sleep so mommy can at least have a 1/2 hour of escape/quiet/me/rejuvenation time.


Anyone? Anyone?