Sunday, April 27, 2008

Okay, so we are pretty sure we have decided on a name for our new little princess that is ON HER WAY!!! Name Badge

Friday, April 11, 2008

To you, my son...

I never really knew what joy a little boy could bring to his mama.  I never knew how sweet a sticky head can be that is laid on your arm for just ONE QUICK MOMENT before he is off to play.  I never knew how enthusiastic little arms could be when they are flung around my neck for a squeeze.  I never knew how important you would be to me.  

When I found out I was having a little boy, oh, the thoughts flew around.  I wasn't sure HOW to have a boy.  A girl, yup, I got that covered.  But a boy was a completely foreign territory.  But, oh, what a wonderful territory of scrapes, bumps, stickies, dirt, wheels and fascination it is!  He studies things with complete interest.  He loves balloons (BOONS!), cars (CAHS!), balls (BAHS!) and anything that has to do with sporting equipment.  He adores his one bear (bah on any other snuggly thing), a soft blanket (must be tucked UNDER the arms), his bottle (yup, he still gets one sometimes), and he calls himself "baby" (although he is 40 inches tall).  He hates it when you try and dress him up, he is very opinionated about his clothing.  He loves shoes of any sort, but the blinking cowboy boots are the best.  He has at least 3 cowlicks, and his hair does it's own thing.  He has blue rimmed eyes, with green in the middle.  He will stumble backward and whine, he will march around the house complaining when he doesn't get his way.  He threw a flower pot at his sister's head the other day.  He wraps his arms around my leg and says "oh mama!".  He doesn't like his green jacket, but he really likes his blue one.  The giraffe boots are preferred, but he will settle for the green frogs.  But under no circumstances are you to put him in his sisters pink butterfly boots, that is cause for mutiny!  He really likes Go, Diego, Go! and his spanish class...Elmo also rates.  He looks down on the Doodlebobs and Tom & Jerry frighten him.  He thinks he knows all the alphabet, but he knows about 8 of them.  He can count to 10, but will only do it if you are doing it wrong.  He will put himself to bed if he is tired.  He will get out of bed all night and play if he is not.  He sleeps in a queen sized bed because he is a big kid.  He knows how to work the toilet and what goes into it, but do NOT sit him up on it, that causes screaming in terror fits.  Likewise with the bathtub at the moment, but showers are okay.  He loves spanish class, but doesn't pay attention all that well.  He likes to play outside, he would stay there all day if that was possible.  He says "OKAY" when he falls, even before you can ask him if he is okay.  But he will not be okay until you kiss his hurt spot.  He calls his sister "GWAYCE", and she calls him "Brother!" (usually with the emphasis as he has taken something or pulled something).  He takes the dog's toy and runs away screaming "MINE"!  He thinks that red is green, and green is blue.  He beats on his "drum" (a turned over box) and sings every 3rd word to "You are my sunshine" (which is his favorite song).  He has been able to jump and walk up stairs since he was about 18 months old.  

He is amazing, and obviously, I think he is the smartest, most wonderful little boy out there.  

I love you son.
My son.  
He blew out the candles on his 2nd birthday cake all by himself.  
He was quite proud of himself.

Now to brag about his cake that I decorated! My sister (ladyboyd) does cakes semi-professionally and she usually does the cakes for me. Due to littlelady being born a couple of months ago, she wasn't able to make it. So, I did it myself! I don't think it turned out too badly.

This is the kid's version of the clown car...
I have no clue how many there are on this swing!

Ok, for some pictures from James' 2nd Birthday Weekend...

He wasn't completely thrilled with his "birthday suit"...
but isn't he such a big boy? 
(This is the morning of his 2nd birthday)

"Nothing comes between me and my Pops, Lady."
Now that is service...Grandpa Peter brings food!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Baby Bean

I'm starting to feel better, I havent thrown up since Monday! Horray! At the worst point I was throwing up 6-10 times a day, and it really affected my spirit. I just was so tired and run down. But now things are better, so I'm happier. Also, today is supposed to get to 70 degrees! I love warm weather and absolutely despise cold weather. Of course, it will get back down into the 40s this weekend, so I am going to enjoy today. I was upset, they put chemical fertilizer in our yard before I could stop them. I dont like that stuff, and I really dont like my babies playing in it.

My son's birthday party went really well this weekend, we had 23 kinds there, with a total of 50 people! It was a little of a mad house, but he seemed to have a blast. His favorite things in the world are cars and "boons" (balloons) so we had a race car theme, my husband even built a ramp outside and we covered the house with 5 dozen balloons. I even decorated my first cake, it was very cute. (My sister does them semi-professionally, so she had done them all before.) I will try and post a picture when my BIL gets my camera back to me.

I need to clean out all the closets and drawers in the house. I just can't get anything into any of them. In my drawers/closet I have sizes 6 to maternity...and I can't find anything to wear. I need to go through everything and pack up the regular clothes until well after baby bean arrives. I guess I wasn't sure this baby was going to make it, so I didnt want to put the clothes away. But I'm 15 weeks today, so in a few weeks I will be halfway there (for me). I think I'm ready to MAYBE put the regular clothing away for a little while. I also bought some pretty maternity it just needs to get warm enough to wear them.