Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

they are growing up fast

Today is the 19th & it's a Monday....  My Toddler 's month birthday's are on the 19th and my little Baby was born on a Monday, so it's his week birthday's.  Which means that TODAY my Toddler is 32 MONTHS Old and the Baby baby is 23 WEEKS Old.

Yay for silly Mommy milestones.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

a day in the life

I've been away from my  bloggy blog because we are Potty Training!  Oh yea.  So far so good (since last Friday) for my first time potty training a boy.  I'll update on that soon and let you know what is working.

Today I am back on my blog to share with anyone and no one about my crazy day.  My mom says that I have "I Love Lucy" moments and that is too true.  Comedy.
So sometimes I wonder why I take two kids out to buy bread and milk, but I keep doing it again!
Today we made a quick Wal-Mart run.  Quick means, nurse the baby in the parking lot when we get there.  Get the double stroller out and open. Load up the diaper bag, wallet, and both kids and oh don't forget the sippy cup.  And we go inside to by some basics.  First I am stopped by a nice lady who wants to tell me a suggestion for teething babies.  She called my son a "she" (and he's not actually teething yet) but I took no offense and just listened to her suggestion..... and life story about her four grandkids and five kids she raised and even her doctor's name in NJ.  Awesome times.  This employee was nice and while it was random, I now know her doctor in NJ's suggestions for my child's teething and as a bonus track I also got tips on dealing with the stomach bug too, also from the same doctor from NJ that she still calls from Atlanta.  Ok, got the bread and cereal...Strawberry boxes are on sale $2... heading for the milk.  Went over to look for clothes and found some play shorts for $3.50 and I'm thinking about what a sweet deal that is when IT HAPPENS. Melt down city.  As my cousin says, I pushed it and stayed about four minutes longer than I should have...  I'm in the shoes, in the very BACK of the store and both kids are "DONE".  They have had it with the shoppin' time.  The toddler is begging for juice like a scratched repeating CD.  A fussy "I need to go home and take a nap now" repeating cry for more juice.  The baby is crying.  He wants to nurse and go take a nap too.  Ok.  I barrel toward the front of the store to make my way to the check out line.  Everyone I pass is giving me looks as my double stroller of kids and food (and cute pair of shorts) is getting noticed.  They fuss and cry through out the check out process.  The nice express lane lady coments on "Done and Done-er" and hurries to get us out.  Now we are heading for the car.  Let's head home and get a nap.  I got everything unloaded out of the stroller and loaded up in the car.  The toddler is still droning about more juice so I finally open the milk (while I'm loading the car) and pour his sippy cup.  I got everything and everyone back in the hot car.  I get the crying baby to let him nurse again.  Then, as I'm putting him in his car seat I SMELL SOMETHING.  Remember that we are potty training?!  Yea.  So, he didn't tell me and he had a poopy situation.  I choose NOT to unload and go back inside.  I will just deal with this one in the car.  While I'm changing the poopy pants toddler and he's laughing and kicking (oh because it would be too easy any other way) and the baby is still "talking" because he's so sleepy an older lady OPENS MY CAR DOOR across from me.  I was so taken back and focused on the kids crying, laughing and needing diapers.... I just said to her, Excuse me?! 
She kind of laughed and told me she had the wrong car.
Crazy times at Wal-Mart are not to be out done by the baby's poopy adventure slash complete diaper blow out this morning when I got to bible study.  (Just finished the Beth Moore study on Revelation)  I saw that it had gone thru his clothes and by the time I got to the bathroom it was all the way down his leg to his ankle.  Yea.  I found a trash bag in a closet and put the clothes in there and literally washed my baby in the SINK of the church restroom! Are you kidding me?  Then I had to carry him back in with only his new diaper on.  (Which meant sharing the lovely story with my whole table group.)  I did have extra clothes in the diaper bag - thank goodness.
I love being a Mama.

Dear Wal-Mart,
Please, oh please make a bread and milk DRIVE-THRU
You'd make millions on the Moms like me who don't wanna get everyone out and in and potty and nap and forget a sippy cup.  It would be SO EASY!  I want a drive -thru!!
Who's with me?

Friday, April 9, 2010

happy 5 months old today

little bay

We Love You

You are amazing!  You are the best baby.... so sweet, great with nursing, good with sleeping, and just very very content!  You are almost sitting up on your own now.  You love to hold toys, fingers, or a blanket and of course everything goes in the mouth now.  Not sure if you are teething this early.  You track things very well.  You LAUGH all the time.  You laugh when we try to get you to laugh.  You laugh when someone tickles you.  But you laugh sometimes when I am just changing your diaper or changing your clothes.  You just think life is great and that lots of things are very very funny!  I love that.  You are are joyful and free.  You minister calm to others and I see people disarm and chill out more when they hold you and when you are around them.  You are in 6mo clothes (and up).  You are in size 3 diapers.  I love you chunky feet.  I love your bright blue HUGE eyes... they just shine and light up.  I love your smile and your laugh.  I love it when you fall asleep and just sleep so hard that I think of a cat laying on it's side just passed out!  (Sleeping hard!) You do spit up some and drool some... but it's really NOT a lot.  Overall you are easy and sweet.  And very healthy other than an occational congestion.  You had your first St. Patrick's Day and your first Easter this month.  We have been BUSY!  Daddy left one job and is working on another in the field he really wants to be in anyway.  (We are happy for that change!) We are so proud of you and we love you little baby.  You are WONDERFUL.  You are a blessing to our family in everyway.
Happy 5 Months Old!!!