Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
The we put his little slide in there and the kids LOVED it....
Thomas getting a little help from his Godfather to slide down! Not that he needed it but it was a great photo op!
My Godson, Brandon, needed no help at all....he had a great time!
Look at my little long haired boy! He promptly got that cut on Sunday! It's funny because he looks like such a little baby and then we get all his curls cut off and he looks like a little boy! Keep scrolling and you'll see what I mean!
WHAT A HAM!!!! He was finally getting the hang of the pool and enjoying himself at Grandma's on Sunday. We really need to get him in the pool more and more! Swim lessons here we come! And look at that mouthful of teeth! Phew, we never thought we'd get there!
Christopher on the other hand is a born swimmer!! He's just like his uncle....LOVES the water! He went under the water several times yesterday (with mommy holding him, it's not like we just threw him in...sheesh) and he still was all smiles and kicking and splashing and everything! At this rate he will be swimming before he's walking!
Look at him, no fear at all....I can't wait for him to jump in from the sides now!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
1.) Interview a child.(inspired by Quilao Triplets)
2.) How do you stave off boredom?(inspired by Jenn's Pen)
3.) Write a poem for the little boy in your life.(inspired by Life With Kaishon)
4.) Describe a memorable interview or talk about your experience trying to find a job amidst this recession.(inspired by Lacey)
5.) Create a Help Wanted Ad.(inspired by Jenners)
#1) I always try to do a little bit on each one, but I can't really interview Thomas, although I do want to inform you all, his new word is now YUCK! I mean he says a lot more than that, but the word we tend to hear the most classifies at the favorite word of the week. For about the last several months the word was MINE, but YUCK is now the new MINE! Does that make sense?
And Christopher would merely say dadadadadadadadadadad mmmmmmdadadadadada and giggle!
#2) How to stave off boredom.....Well in Thomas' case, he likes his new shakers!!
Thanks to Grandma helping him put these little shakers together, (fun little crafty project if anyone is interested, I can tell you all the secret ingredients) he loves to make music, so he will shake his shakers and play his drum, then he may bang on his xylophone, and to top it all off he plays the harmonica! He's a talented one toddler band I tell you! America's Got Talent here we come!
I think Christopher gets bored and then he likes to pull on mommy's hair, that's a favorite past time, or he just likes me to tote him around while I am trying to get things done!
I can't remember the last time I was bored....if I am not playing with the boys, working, doing laundry, cleaning up, bathing children, kissing boo boos, trying to reason with a toddler, toting around a heavy 10 month old because he's on a mommy kick, making lunches, spending time with hubs and talking with him, texting, talking on the phone, reading......I am usually blogging, leaving comments, responding to emails and figuring out what the next day will bring....phew...oh yeah and somewhere in there I sleep! And people wonder why I don't facebook or twitter! HA! And Thank God for my wonderful Hubby who cooks us yummy meals!!!
#3) This one I could not resist, I haven't had a poetic bone in my body since I was pregnant with Thomas.....BUT I do have a poem....it was written by my mother, for my brother, Thomas, whom my son was named after. And I couldn't resist sharing....I still give her a hard time because she had time to write a poem for my brother since he was the 1st born and once I came along and she was running around after my brother and taking care of me, she didn't have time to write me one....so I try EXTRA hard to do the same for the 2nd as I did for the 1st just so she can't say "I told you so" HAHA
Thomas snuggling with mommy
Christopher a few days after coming home
Snuggling Christopher in the NICU for the 1st time
And I would stop and watch as they slept on me or in their basinettes or cribs and I would just tear up at how amazing they are and how happy I was to finally be a mommy! I couldn't ask for anything more....except for them to grow up and walk and talk and play so we could go to Disneyland and the zoo and watch them at the aquarium to see they touch a ray for the first time, or watch them squish sand in their toes and catch sand crabs, hold my hand and jump through waves together.
I am perfectly happy with our little family of 4. I do not have that baby itch, when my friends get pregnant or are talking about their growing, kicking, miracles, I remember how nice it was for that ONE MONTH, and then how miserable I was for the rest of my pregnancy, and I remember how they smell, how adorable their yawns were, and I didn't even mind the midnight or 3am feedings.....but now, they are 2 years and the other is 10 months and I know I should, and I do, savor every moment, and every hug and every kiss and every snuggle...I love it all....but I am not one of those "aww I wish they would stay a baby forever" type of person.
So baby itch? I think not....and until we do the Disneyland and the aquarium, and surf the waves and all that....I will stand in awe at every turn of life, I will cheer at every new word learned, and at every coo, I will praise every new lesson learned and I will love my miracles as hard as I can, and be grateful that they get older and not younger!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday right before Date night was supposed to start a neighbor behind us decided to burn up their house? So we had a lot of commotion with that. And of course Thomas wanted to see the "Big Trucks", so we went to see what was going on and it's amazing in a time of emergency how many people flock to see what's wrong and what's going on. (including us heehee) But you should have seen the people who were following the fire trucks, lawyers maybe? I think we had 4 different engine companies respond and there were a TON of trucks as you can see below, and that's not including the hook and ladder, the paramedics, or the ambulance. Needless to say it's nice to know how fast they respond in this area, and as far as we can see everything ended up okay.
They had to cut holes in the roof, and they wasted NO time! As far as I can see they had minimal damage and no one was hurt, Thank God!
In other news....my adorable baby boy is starting to pull himself along, slow and steady! I guess he finally is realizing that Mommy can't spoil him and carry him through life! The hubs got some great video of it on his cell phone but I can't get it to post on the blog, so hopefully I will get some of that up soon!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I thought it was Father's Day weekend, not Mother's Day....I guess it was just send your wife flowers day? Or maybe it was just my awesome husband wanting to tell me that he loved me in an oh so special way!
We are having a date night this weekend, Grandma agreed to take the boys on Saturday night, so we are going to make the most of it!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
FABULOUS, Guess we need to save all the dress and shoe money for all the new TOYS the boys will want! *sigh* oh well, I still think I get the better end of the deal!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Look at those two perfect miracles!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sunday morning Thomas shared some brotherly love by sharing his cherrios with Christopher, and Christopher really did love those honey nut cherrios! Thomas is getting better at sharing his cherrios, now we just have to work on sharing his MnM's!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Christopher: My baby, my 9 month old Angel baby. To see you look at me, you melt my heart. And to think I was afraid we wouldn't bond because they took you from me for 5 days to the NICU and I couldn't even see you, now you are my sidekick from the moment I get home until the moment you lay your little head down at night, you are my mini me! You are so quiet and so serious, but despite your difficulties since birth when you want to be heard, you are! When you smile and laugh, they are so contagious. I hope you know just how special you are, I hope that I can always be the mommy you deserve. I will defend you with my life and I will always be here for you, unconditionally, I Love you with every fiber of my being!
And to my amazing husband, who gave me both of them. I have 4 words, you have heard them before and will hear them time and time again....You are my everything. We are like a rare coin, one side is worth nothing but together we will remain untranished.