Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I'll have some Christmas pictures to post soon but honestly, I'm too lazy to download them at the moment:) Hey, at least I'm honest! I was just on facebook reading people's comments about the New Year and how everyone's glad for a new year to begin because maybe this was a tough year for some people. It was a tough year for us in many ways and to be honest again, I am very thankful for a fresh new year. This past year was challenging, draining, stressful but full of growth. I have been trying to think of a New Year's resolution but can't come up with anything yet! For now I'm just going to enjoy my family, my FINALLY relaxed husband and two beautiful, growing-too-fast little boys....
Friday, December 12, 2008
S: Why aren't you eating, mommy?
M: Because I finished my lunch and my tummy is full.
S: Why is your tummy full?
M: Because I ate my lunch!
S: Why did you eat your lunch?
M: Because I was hungry.
S: Why were you hungry?
M: Because it was lunchtime.
S: Why was it lunchtime?
M: Because it just was!
And this conversation was happening while sleep-deprived mommy was struggling to stay awake at the table while the WORLD'S SLOWEST EATER finished his lunch! Why was I sleep deprived, you ask? Because Z has been terribly ill this week! He was so cranky on Sunday and I just thought he was grumpy until he woke up from nap and didn't want to do anything but lie in my arms. And then he got a fever that lasted for the next 4 1/2 days ranging from 100-104! He stopped eating, sleeping and pretty much cried ALL night long for the next 3 nights. I was finally able to get him into the dr. on Tuesday and he had some 'gitis virus that caused white sores in his throat and some severely swollen glands in his neck. Poor, poor baby. He lost 1 1/2 pounds and his buddha belly:(
The good new is that he is finally on the mend! Last night was his (and my) first full night's sleep since Saturday! I am just praying with all my might that no one else gets it, especially Ben, who is currently taking the 4th of 6 comprehensive exams. My poor hubby has had a grueling week (or several months) also and is so tired but we are counting down the days. 4 1/2 days left until break!!! Family time! Freedom! Rejuvenation! Let it come...
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I embarked on the hair cutting journey with Samuel and Zakkai yesterday. Their hair grows WAY too fast for my liking! So I usually put them in their booster seat and put in a movie that they rarely get to see. I started with Zakkai and put him in front of a farm animal movie that held his attention for all of 2 minutes of the hair cut...ahem, that's beside the point! When some baby chicks flashed up on the screen, Zakkai gasped and said, very excitedly, "Chicken Nuggets!!" Well, little one, you have no idea.. He's a funny boy, though. He jabbers constantly and picks up A LOT of words/phrases from Samuel (good or bad?) He says a lot of things in a sing-songy voice. So a one syllable word can have about three syllables! I love how he says tree. He sing-songs "tre-ee" and believe me, he LOVES our tree!
Samuel is getting VERY imaginative! There's this dinosaur in a display case at Target (have I mentioned that I love that store?!) that, if you push a button, stomps and roars, etc. So Samuel must've had dinosaurs on the brain because later in the day as I was making dinner, he comes flying around the corner with eyes as big as saucers and exclaimed, "Mommy! There's a dinosaur in the kitchen! And it's eating our food!!" I came to discover later, through a friend's questioning, that it was a small, red dinosaur because everyone knows that the best dinosaurs are small red ones!
And last night at dinner, Zakkai was having trouble eating his pizza for some reason and Samuel was very worried about him (You okay, buddy?) and kept inspecting his pizza to make sure it didn't have hard bites. So he takes a big gulp of water and said, "Mommy, I just took a BIG drink of water to make my back feel better because it had pizza in it.." Ben and I just looked at each other, not even sure how to respond to that quaint bit of 3 year old logic! Our silly boy:)
And last but not least, the boys and I also embarked on a photo shoot yesterday, after the haircuts. It was a lot of fun and I am sharing a sneak preview with you! We also had to take a family picture for something so I included of those, too. I happen to like my family:)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
1. Choose the 4th picture folder on my computer
2. Choose the 4th picture
3. Explain the picture
4. Tag 4 people to do the same!
This is my sister Danielle and her daughter Jasmine holding Samuel, who was 3 weeks old. We had made our first trip home to Ohio to introduce our little son to our families! Danielle was in town at the same time and it was so nice for her to meet him!
Alright, I did it! The only problem is....I don't have 4 people to tag because either they've already been tagged or they don't have a blog.... The only person I can think of to tag is:
Emily Shipley!! Oh, aren't you lucky!!