April 27, 2010
it had barely rained all month, but on this day, for our outside party, the skies decided to let loose.
the party started at 12:00.
the very heavy downpour started at 12:00.
oh yeah, there were tornado warnings too.
so the party moved indoors, and almost everyone was still able to make it.
we had a fabulous time.
husband set up a tent on the deck, and stood out there and grilled away.....
little man stood at the front door, watching the rain, and waiting for his guests to arrive.....
while everyone else ate some yummy lunch, Caleb ate his spoon.....
and played peek-a-boo with it.....
Caleb loved the bags that his presents came with.....
and when we all sang happy birthday, he smiled and clapped.....
.....our singing must have been really excellent!
April 22, 2010
two years ago today, your nervous mommy and daddy were sitting in a hospital room waiting for you to make your appearance.
how did you go from this.....
while we blinked our eyes?
you have forever blessed our lives, and made us into this little family that is so precious to us.
here are some things you are up to these days.....
you do not like to see shoes left out. you will carry our shoes to us, one by one, for us to put away.
you must wear a onesie under all of your clothes, because you like to take your pants off.....and then your diaper as well. not sure what we will do when you master the onesie snaps!
your favorite foods are fish sticks, bread, cheese, bread, hot dogs, bread, grapes, and bread. but really, you are not a big eater and would be fine with a milk-only diet.
you still refuse a sippy cup, but we just found out you are tongue-tied, so maybe this is the reason?
you like to play under the kitchen table.
you like to get out all of the tupperware tops and make piles. in the middle of the kitchen. while i cook.
you like to watch thomas the train, little bear, winnie the pooh, diego, and dora. you give dora kisses on the tv. i try to not get jealous.
these are some of your nicknames: little man, baby boy, doodle bug, sweet boy, punkin' head, curly fry.
you love being outside.
you could swing for hours.
you babble in your crib a lot before you fall asleep. apparently, you just have a lot to say. i love to listen to you, because you always sound so happy.
you like to throw bella's ball for her.
you HATE having your teeth brushed. you would think that we soak your toothbrush in gasoline by the way that you act!
if you are not wearing shoes, you will not wear socks. you put your foot up to your mouth, grip the sock in your teeth, and then yank it off.
you clap all the time. anything that makes you happy gets a clap.
you bite your nails. who knew kids could do that this early?
you hate for us to fix your hair. and who can really blame you.....it's not easy! there is a lot of it! (mommy is trying to convince daddy to let us cut it. i think he's caving in!)
you like to give open-mouth kisses, and you love to be hugged.
we love you so very much, baby boy!
April 20, 2010
husband is none too thrilled with the fact that his only son likes to expose his shoulders like this, but i assured him that he will grow out of it. unless, of course, we are still making him wear onesies as a teenager!
April 13, 2010
- leave numerous bite-marks on my legs.
- kick me when i try to put him in his highchair.
- throw the food that i just made him onto the floor.
- have 101 tantrums. for no reason.
- pull my hair.
on any given day, i might:
- not demonstrate enough patience.
- raise my voice.
- burn his grilled cheese sandwich.
- not have enough energy to throw him and swing him the way daddy does.
but at the end of the day, when it is just the two of us alone in his room, i hold him in my arms and say his night-night prayer. he presses his nose up to mine as i whisper the words, and when i open my eyes, he smiles his wonderful, sweet smile at me. he places each of his hands on each of my cheeks, and pulls my face towards his, and proceeds to plant his open-mouthed kisses on me. after each one, he giggles that sweet little laugh of his.
and in all of this, i can feel him saying, "we're gonna be just fine, mommy. cause i love you, and you love me. so just forget about all of the yuck from today, and tomorrow, we'll do it all again, maybe even a little bit better."
and he fills up my mommy heart with his kisses. and he holds my love in his little hands.
good night, sweet boy.
April 8, 2010
the weather was perfect.
the food was yummy.
husband had the entire day off of work.
we were with family.
and we got to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. what could be more wonderful than that?
we gathered at my parent's house. they just finished having a new and much bigger deck built on, so there is no furniture or anything yet. that equalled one enormous playground for little man.
he ran all around that thing as fast as his little legs would take him.
and since he does not like the way grass feels (i think this has to do with his sensory issues), we decided to hide the eggs on the deck and let him have at it.....
he did not want to put the eggs into his basket. he wanted to make a pile of them next to the basket.....
and then he discovered that there were snacks inside, and he had to try them out.....
and on a sidenote: my husband would like to make sure that everyone is aware that the outfit was my idea, not his. he simply went along with it because he's a good guy like that!
and here is my brother sporting another wonderful fashion statement.....
at least the basket was used for something!