Monday, March 29, 2010
Camdyn just finished eating part of her McD's ice cream cone in her bedroom, she had to potty, so of course, she calls daddy in to supervise. While supervising the conversation went like this:
Daddy: Camdyn? Where is your tooth?
Camdyn: In my mouth.
Daddy: No, it's not, Where is it?
Cam: In my mouth, see. Oh. Where is it? My tooth is missin'!
Daddy: Let's go on a tooth hunt and find it! You are a big girl now!
(jumps off the pot and off they go)
They did end up finding the tooth in the carpet by the chair she was sitting in. She had no idea the little bugger had fallen out of her mouth, which is awesome, because having a tooth that is dangling by the root gives me the serious heebie geebies.
More, on this story later....
Friday, March 26, 2010
Antoinette & Milan enjoy their nuggets and fruit on the slide.
Lil Miss Jadyn lookin' wicked cute with the balloons
Me. Madie. Eat Cake. Like Caveman.
Camdyn and her most beloved, favoritest teacher of all time. And, why wouldn't
Yes, that devilishly handsome man in the background is daddy
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
How old are you, Chloe? Her response:
Yes, she is a genius! Besides this lovely trick (okay it was mere coincidence) she also says "uh oh" "mama" "dada" and I swear she said the word "sock" one time. She also tries to put on her socks by placing them on top of her feet. She signs for "more" and says "mo mo mo" and also just started shaking her head up and down for "yes" which is probably about the cutest thang eva! She also stacks blocks 2-3 high and holds a pen to paper as if to draw. But what she really loves to do is place objects inside a container and then dump them out. She can spend 20 minutes doing that over and over again.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I didn't take many pics for fear of getting a sand granule on the lens, but did capture this adorable picture of my lovies. Chloe is the focal point and Cam and Chris are blurred in the background. Chris is particularly thrilled with this being that he still is carrying around 10 lbs that he would like to lose. Me too, babe, me too. If only every one could see my image with a slight blurr. It would probably help those 2 red pre-period zits on my face too.
Anyway, we can't wait to go back when the weather is warmer and we can actually get our feet wet without fear of hypothermia, and we can wear swim gear and tanks instead of pants and hoodies, and yoga sessions aren't necessary just to keep the blood warm (I give you the picture below).
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Firstly, the 3 teeth hiding in that smile. Yes, baby girl has 3 teeth now and her other top tooth is breaking the surface. Secondly, the tufts of hair above her ears. I think I likened her to a Chinese Crested yesterday. You know, those dogs that have no hair on their bodies, but then have sporadic hair all over their head. Yeah, she's kinda like that. It's weird and cute all at the same time. Thirdly, she was playing in the sand and so happy to be throwing sand in her eyes, in her hair, and all over herself. We even found a few tablespoons in her diaper. I have no idea how she managed that. She was just really content to sit and play, so I let her get as sandy as she wanted. She was so happy and that smile shows it. Fourthly (yes, that's a word, look it up), I love that she is rockin the black and white polka dots and baby legs. She looks as gender neutral as you can get, but she's still all baby girl to me.
Thanks for bringing your camera and taking the picture, Miss Becky. You bring out the Zoolander in Chloe. Well, heck, most people smile when they see you :)
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
However, the nursery and the wailing wall were the hardest to say good bye to. Okay, so we never called it the wailing wall before, I'm just calling it that now because this is where I finally broke down and allowed myself to wail.
This wall was painted when I was 7 months pregnant with Camdyn. Chris was home from baseball and he surprised me by taping out the entire wall while I was at work and then had painted half of the squares. He didn't paint them all because he wanted to do some of them together (awe, how sweet). So we did. We painted those squares together giddy with baby anticipation and excitement for the months to come. When the wall was finished I would sit in the rocking chair and just stare at it and day dream about what it would be like to hold my baby in this room, and put her to bed here every night. There was so much uncharted territory ahead of us and we were nervous, but excited, really excited. And, then the baby came. I spent more time in this room, rocking, and soothing, and partying with her all night long than I care to admit. I watched Camdyn grow from an infant to a toddler and have scores of after bath time memories of Cam running around this room wearing nothing but a smile as I chase her with a diaper and her jammies. And then, Camdyn moved to her "big girl" room and we prepped this room for a 2nd little girl. Same wall, different furniture, new baby.
So, when I think about this room and the wall and all of the life that happened in this tiny room, it represents progression, the way life carries forward whether you are ready or not. Chris and I were different people that day we painted that wall. We hadn't experienced the sweetness that is parenting children, and the frustration and the exhaustion that is...parenting children. We were younger, more innocent, more naive, and the world to us was a different place than it is today. Now, cars drive too fast, music is too loud, and I find myself saying "eat all of your veggies please." What used to matter, careers, happy hour, who got a brand new car, doesn't. We are changed for the better. We are parents, we are a team, and while I savor the memories of what life was like when it was just the two of us, I wouldn't ask my time machine to take me back to those days. So, Wall, you are symbolic to me, and thanks for letting me cry on you for a moment, but we are moving on. There is more life to be lived and more memories to be made, and I have a feeling that we are just getting started!
PS: The new buyer said he is not going to paint over this wall....REALLY? Although I thought it was cute for the nursery, I totally wouldn't fault him for splashing some tan paint across it. However, the thought of it staying the same does make me smile.
PPS: Liz, thanks for the sweet tea and listening to me choke back tears. Man, that was harder than I thought it would be. Thanks for being there.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
, for brightening my blog with this beautiful flower and for the big shout out for my blog and our friendship. We have some cute kids, don't we? In some friendships, the graduation to motherhood drives you apart and in some it brings you closer. I'm so glad it's the latter for us. I don't have any sisters, but if I did, I'd wish she were you :)
Now, this is the part where I should be passing this award on to 12 people and instructing them to do the same. I can't really do that because a) it seems really cumbersome b) I don't follow 12 blogs religiously c) I just don't wanna.
So, I will pass this beautiful flower (um, award) on to one other recipient that hasn't yet received it, is deserving, and just because I love her blog. The winner is Kate at Kate and Khan. She is relatively new to motherhood (aren't we all), shares a lot of the joys and grief that we all do, and her ability to tell a story always inspires and impresses me. She's an exceptional writer, unknowingly comedic, and an inspiration to anyone who feels like they are often "fumbling through parenthood." Now, hop on over there and see what Kate and Khan are up to!