Friday, May 21, 2010

22 Months

I took you for a much needed haircut this week. When I took this picture of you the next day, I was a little shocked at how BIG you looked. Like a kid. Not a baby.

Seeing you grow up sooooo fast is making me, to tell the truth, a little sad.

I don't remember it going by so fast with your sister. I would love to freeze this time, this age, right now.

You are a little charmer. A world class heartbreaker. I gotta say: when I hand you something and you say "Sank you Mommy" my heart does little flips and if you work it right, you could probably get anything you want. Especially when you point and say "Peeeeze" and bat those long eyelashes. *Side note. Why do boys get such long, beautiful eyelashes? Share the wealth, would ya?

You are getting way more verbal. You sing along to the all the kid CDs in the car. Your favorite things to point out to everyone are stars, hearts (which you still call "happies"), flags, cars, planes, traffic lights, and cats. You are still all about goldfish crackers, hot dogs, cheerios, pizza and, of course, "like its", although you now call them loyipops. You LOVE to be out of the house...forever asking to go "Owside" and play "Bassetcall" and go down the slide.

You are much stronger than we think you are...still doing things a little too quick and reckless for our liking. You can open doors and climb and run. When we call you "danger boy" we are not kidding.

Still. When you give your mother that grin...I can hardly tell you "no" with a straight face.

In two short months you will be two years old.

I promise to try and not think about that too much. I promise just to try and enjoy the now, and your awesome headstands.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Mother's Day has come and gone and the whole weekend was busy but fun.

Saturday was our walk for the March of Dimes and while God answered my prayer of "No rain until we get home, please" I forgot to include a prayer of "No gale force winds to make you think the Wicked Witch would be flying by at any minute" so we had some of those.

Of course, we hit the Peanut Shop after. I love that place.

Then we visited with Dr. Dad's parents and had a little dinner out and a rousing time shopping at Chez Walmart.

The joy of being a Mom to an almost 8 year old is that for Mother's Day, she will raid her art room and come up with an awesome homemade card and a crown. Also, pencils with wrappers she designed and colored and a box of coupons decorated with Gemz and promising snuggle time and another breakfast in bed.

The joy of being a Mom to an almost 2 year old is that when he comes in the room and sees you in the morning on Mother's Day he will give you a grin that makes you feel like you are the BEST PERSON EVER and then promptly try to attack his actual true love, the cat.

We made it to church and then my parents came over. We had dinner at my favorite hibachi restaurant.

Of course, we hit the Popcorn Shop while we were there. I love that place, too!

We really enjoy our snack food shops in this family.

Now we are back into the chaos that is May. Something like 5 birthdays to celebrate and a Memorial Day picnic and general merriment.

I am glad I got one day of hanging around at home and enjoying the reasons I even get to celebrate Mother's Day.

Friday, May 7, 2010

This Girl

Has been waiting for two weeks for "beach day" at her school.

Has been staying up way too late reading.

Has the ability to make us extremely proud and extremely frustrated, sometimes at the same time.

Has made us so very happy.

We are so excited for our March of Dimes walk tomorrow. Celebrating the 7 years of her life.

Not just lucky...blessed.