Saturday, May 23, 2015

18 Months

This little one just made 18 months:


Of course, this is where I record his stats.  Because he has no baby book.  I always feel guilty when other people say they're working on their kids' books and I'm all like, "You mean you've done it for more than one kid?!"

(Carolyn doesn't have one either.)

Height:  33.75 inches
Weight:  28.75 pounds

Special skills:

*We have finally finished our nursing journey.  I know I've said it before, but I never, never thought I'd be one of those women who nursed beyond a year.  In fact, in the beginning, I didn't think I'd ever make it to a year.  But, he's still such a baby and it wasn't inconvenient to me in any way, so we just kept on doing it.

* His least favorite thing in the world is to be manhandled by his sister.  Unfortunately, it happens almost all day, every day.

* This boy has a temper.  When you tell him no, he either flops to the floor and cries like his heart is broken or heads to the corner where he wrings his hands and squeals.

* His next least favorite thing to do is have his diaper changed.  It's a full out fight every, single time.  

* He will start church nursery on Sunday.  He's been having some separation issues at school, so hopefully it will go smoothly.  Either way, it'll be nice to not have to follow him up and down the halls.

* His favorite all-time game is "get sister".  He thinks it's beyond outstanding if he gets to poke her belly.

* We've been working on body parts, but the only one he has securely is his penis.  Thanks a lot, Husband.  Now, no matter which body part I ask for, he points to his crotch and yells, "THERE!"  In the past few days, he's also figured out he has a belly button.

* About the only thing he says that I understand is, "There you go!"  He says it every time he hands anyone anything.

* He is finally starting to spend a little time with his daddy.  Praise the Lord.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Easter/Blue Bonnet Photos!

Because it's not Easter without blue bonnet photos.  I am Texan now, you know.  Or rather, I've lived here for almost a decade and I still want to call them bluebells.  Or it is the other way around -they're blue bells and I call them blue bonnets?  See, I don't even know.

I missed the blue bonnets/bells in our area, so at the last minute, I forced Husband to drive all the way to Brenham.  That's a mere 2.5 hour drive for approximately 20 minutes of photo taking.  Maybe even less because about five minutes after we got there, my camera battery died.  Winner.

Even worse was that we arrived there just in time for nap time.  As such, both kids were in amazing moods.  It was a big, fat failure.  This is all we came up with.  Husband and I weren't planning to be in any of the pictures, but a friend who was also there offered to take our picture.  Had I known, I might have brushed my hair.  Or done something to help myself.  Also, with eyes like mine, you can't tell me I'm not at least half Asian.  No, they're not closed in any of the pictures, that's just what I look like.



















Obligatory Jamberry Photos!















Pictures from my Phone - April and early May









Friday, May 01, 2015

The Kid - April 2015

Stopped for some tacos yesterday on the way home. The Kid walks up to the counter:
The Kid: Do you by chance have chicken and fries here?
Lady: No, we have tacos.
The Kid: Mama, we gotta get outta here.


The Tater sneezed and had snot hanging out of his nose, which he was trying to lick up (I know, I know, YUCK) and this, "Mama, I've actually tried boogers before and they are absolutely delicious. Maybe you should just let Tater do what he wants. I believe daddy would approve of this plan."


The Kid: I have bad news. Global warming has already started!
Me: Oh, yeah?
The Kid: Yes! We must do something to combat it!


The Kid: Where are we going?
Me: Cheddars.
The Kid: I'm not really in to Cheddar's. I'm more in to McDonald's. And my birthday. And scooters. That's what I'm in to.


I bought a twelve cans of corn at the store yesterday:
The Kid: Why did you buy all this corn?
Me: So we have some in the house when we need it.
The Kid: Clearly you bought too much. We will be giving half of it to people who don't have food. Good job, mama!


Someone was squirming in her car seat and demonstrating loudly that she was going to pee her pants. We stopped and she ran for the toilet and was in there for a while. When I asked if she was ok, "I'm not able to go the bathroom like I'd hoped. I guess I misunderstood."


The Kid asked about fourteen times this morning when lunch was:
The Kid: When's lunch time?
Me: Right now.
The Kid: Then heat me up some taco soup, baby!


Me: Dude, you'd better not be tying the vacuum cord to that stool.
The Kid: But mama, I'm attempting to make a lair. Every proper villain needs a lair.


The Kid runs downstairs, "Mama, quick, I'm going to need a cut-up apple, some food coloring, a stick, and seven pieces of cheese. There's no time time to explain!"


"Mama, I just gave tater my favorite pink blankey and I feel really good about it. Maybe next time you want to spank me you can think about moments like this and not spank me instead."


The Kid: Why does the garbage truck smash the garbage?
Me: To make room for more garbage. 
The Kid: Oh, so you're saying it's just like the process that goes on in our stomach.
Me: Er...yes. That's what I'm saying.


Kicking the soccer ball around when I kicked it past The Kid and this, "Wow, mama that was amazing! I believe you've had some training in this area!"
PS I am awful at soccer.


Me: Why are you wearing a sweater? Are you cold?
The Kid: I don't know if I'm cold or not. I'm just wearing it to be awesome.


The Kid: I love owls because they're nocturnal. Why do you love owls?
Me: Because they poop out of their mouth.
The Kid: Now there's something you don't hear everyday.



Pictures from my Phone - March-April