Saturday, June 23, 2007

My big dude

Oh Gibson. He's getting so big! Two days ago he officially went "pee-pee on the potty"! He has sat on it about a hundred times, but he finally went for the first time. There was much singing, clapping, and sticker-giving. We called our family and friends and had him tell them what he had done, just so he would know what a big deal it was (and that we wanted him to keep doing it of course). He was very excited, and I was very excited about the thought of buying less diapers. This really would be great timing considering Maya will be off of formula in two months and those two things would really help out the budget! He is still is not telling us when he needs to go, but hopefully we will continue making progress. Yesterday he got to go to a "big movie" with Daddy. They went to see Shrek 3. He has only seen one other movie in the theater but that was over a year ago and he was pretty litte, so I don't think he even remembers it. Phil said he was in complete awe. Just looking at that big screen was enough to drop his little jaw. He did great and cried when it was over because he "prolly had to go bye-bye". He loved it and only got a little scared once at the Transformers movie preview. He had such a fun boy's day out and even said, "No girls Mommy!". Thanks, thanks a lot. I am so glad he has a Daddy that loves him so much and desires to spend time with him. I know he's glad too! :)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Waiting on patience...

I feel like God is trying to teach me a whole load of patience right now, and I don't know how well I'm doing with it actually. I'd love to say I'm waiting on Him and giving over every question and worry...but I'd be a liar. There are several facets of my life right now that I feel like are hanging in the balance a bit, and some that I just plain wonder where they might lead. In the midst of all this teaching of patience, I have learned my prayer life needs some serious work. So yeah, that's where I am. I'll let you know how it goes...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A good ol' fashioned confidence booster

This evening I took the kids to Apex with me while I worked with Kate on the conference room design. We stopped by to see Phil on our way out since he was there for band practice. When it was time to leave, I had the distinct pleasure of dragging my son to the van (while toting a massive diaper bag and baby Maya on the other hip) as he cried, "Daddy, Daddy, my Daddy!" over and over. I told him he would see Daddy later and he would be coming home with Mommy. That statement was met with more cries. You gotta love that, I'm feelin' real good right about now.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Busy being busy

I am going to ask ahead of time if you'll please forgive me if this post is choppy and all outta whack but my son is half sitting ON me while he watches his train movie. He is telling me every detail, "Look mommy! Island of Sodor!", "Look mommy! Diesel being nasty!", "Look mommy! Thomas goes fast!". He has been a bit clingy today and whining at the drop of a hat, but I guess that's what happens when you stay up until 11:30 at night just chatting with your own self. Phil and I just kept looking at each other wondering what it the world this little boy was doing and if he might ever go to sleep. Finally, he gave in. He has been really funny lately and just coming up with all sorts of things from his little imagination. He frequently sees and hears monsters, drives his cars and trucks around while making up stories, and tries to share his snacks with his Elmo and Shrek toys. Maya is changing so much. She is so mobile and into everything, crawling and pulling up on anything. She is just fine to crawl down a dark hallway, go back to the laundry room, or just plain explore all by her lonesome. She doesn't even stop to look back, she just keeps on going, even more excited with each turn. I love how independent she is, but it also scares me a bit. She is trying new foods every day. Some of her favorites so far are veggie puffs, macaroni and cheese, watermelon, banana chunks and even a popsicle. She is saying da-da, clapping, waving, shaking her head yes and no and has quite the sense of humor developing. They are finally starting to play together, but the sibling rivalry has already started. They snatch toys back and forth and seem to have no future plans of sharing . Despite the mini tug-of-wars going on are some really sweet moments. I love watching them grow together and change every day. I am truly blessed and they bring me so much joy. Quiet has now descended on my house 2 hours after I originally started this post (there was jammy time, 3 bedtime stories, and a bottle to be had). The babes are peacefully asleep and I am off to watch a show that I love, love love called So You Think You Can Dance?. It makes me dance all night. Watch it!