Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
- my awesome and crazy babies
- a life that is painfully boring and busy in the same minute
- wine (that I am enjoying right now...on my anniversary...with a babe on a boob)
- my husband whom I would be worse off without
- my friends, those lucky few, that keep me going when I need it
- the internet...so thankful
- the illusion I believe to be sleep
- my family
I'm just thankful for all the opportunities in my life. My family takes me back in even though I miss so much by living so far away. My friends let me pick up conversations where they left off, no matter when we last spoke. My husband appreciates and loves me despite my nurosis. Best of all, my boys love me unconditionally - no matter what.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
(this post stayed in "edit" mode a little too long!)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I remember when he was probably 6 months old he made the sign for milk. John was in Hawaii and I was home, alone, with Turn. I had given him his bath and was changing him and all of the sudden, with both hands, he made the "milk" sign. I was so excited, I called everyone. The sign for milk eventually turnerd into the word "na" and it's been the word for milk since. He's two and still says "na!" in the morning. Well, now he says "warm na!"
Little words like "mama" and "dada" were easy firsts for him. We really pushed "up" so he didn't whine at our feet.
Around 18 months, we noticed the words just started tumbling out. We were moving across the country and Turner was just babbling away. It was around then that he stopped using signs and started just saying the word. He still uses the sign for please and we're not sure why. I think it's because he says "sees" instead of "please" and he knows it's not right.
Just in the last few weeks he's started working on syllables. He's got Ramone, the car, from the movie Cars and used to call him "Mone." Last night he said "Ra Mone." He surprised me when he said "ellafant" instead of "phant." My favorite is "Foss da Chain" (Thomas the Train). Lately, he's been getting in to directions. I was trying to be a fun mommy and rake leaves around the bottom of his slide when he says "Mommy, put down." He's also a fan of "Mommy, sit here" and "Daddy, sit on floor."
The funniest word happened when he asked for "more porn." He likes popcorn and I guess that's what came out!
"Turner did it!"
"Turner penis, mommy parts" is what he says when we take a shower together.
"I see you, and I love you" -John taught him to do the sniper two fingers for "I see you/target/whatever" and Turner says this when you do the two fingers.
I just love hearing his sweet voice say "I luh loo, Mom" and even his little teenager-style, matter-of-fact "No." I know sometimes behavior gets a little more difficult to navigate when more words and cognition are involved, but I really look forward to the day when I can ask Turner a question and he can tell me all about what he's doing.
Monday, November 17, 2008
The boys had a contest last night. They were trying to see who could wake up the most. Eli started it and then Turner evened the score out. Eli pulled ahead two more times and then Turner made up with a grand slam. Neither had anything wrong with them. Diapers clean? Check. Fed? Check. Teeth? Nope. WTF?
I knew it was truely a case of the Monday's when I rounded the corner in to the kitchen and realized we hadn't loaded the dishwasher. Damn. And I'm still in the same pants (at least I sorta showered) as Sunday? Crap.
On a good note, though, I finally pulled the trigger and bought tickets to go to my sister's wedding in Land O' this weekend. I dunno, I guess I was waiting for some divine intervention to tell me I should go. Not that I didn't want to. Just travelling with kids, the price of tickets. That and, well, she finally made up her damn mind about the plans! Tickets are non-refundable, you know?
Friday, November 14, 2008
We hit traffic, I said "Let's just go back..."
Get to WF and I nursed Ollie for a minute and thought "Hmmm, that man in the car facing us is just staring...weird..."
Put Ollie in his suit (for the cold weather!) and in the Mei Tai and saw the GPS and thought "Eh, whatever..."
While we were shopping, Nern did some business so John had to go back out to the truck to get diaper, etc.
Done shopping, ate some yummy treats and we walk back out to the truck.
Uh oh. Smashed window. We both immediately knew what happened. The GPS was yanked.
We NEVER leave it in the winshield and I'm pretty sure if I would have just went with my gut we wouldn't have been at WF until 7:30. Good thing our insurance is great. Everything is taken care of and we're just waiting to hear what's covered. John just switched the deductible to $100! The window is getting fixed today
I'm just thankful that we didn't walk out on the break-in. Everyone is fine and it's just material stuff.
Next time I have all these "thoughts" we'll just stay home!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I'm super excited for the holidays this year. No travelling. At all. Unless New Jersey is going to rain free money, I'm not budging.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Song for a Fifth Child
Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth
empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
hang out the washing and butter the bread,
sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
Oh, I've grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
and out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
but I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
for children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.
--Ruth Hulburt Hamilton