Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Follow

Do you know how many blog hops are out there??? I found 16 today! I am cleaning up my google reader and the best way to find new blogs, is to jump on the bandwagon and follow some random people. Sometimes you find your bloggy soul mate...that person who thinks like you do, or has the same kind of crazy life you do and can commiserate! So take a chance, pick one, pick BOLD and pick them ALL and go find a new bloggy friend!Let's Just Give It Away 
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Long Time Coming...

There are moments as parents that it all makes sense. That all the craziness, stress, and worry just melt away, and you are blindsided with pure joy.
That happened to me last night at dinner.
My sweet 3 year old is speech delayed. It's not something we advertise, but its noticeable. We are currently in therapy for it and he has been making amazing progress. We work on all kinds of things at home, eye contact, structured play, and words. We read like its going out of style, we say silly phrases over and over, and the only TV he is allowed to watch on weeknights has to be something that will enrich his mind. We allow silly stuff on the weekend, because everyone needs a break.
But last night at dinner, he said the most amazing thing, the thing I have been waiting to hear in his precious little boy voice since the day that he was born.
"I Love Momma."
I wept. I had to leave the dinner table so he didn't think that he had done anything wrong. I was so overcome with joy that I was almost sobbing. Some parents take those little words for granted, they hear them everyday and have for years. But this was the first time that my son was able to articulate that feeling. I know he loves me, we are big on hugs and kisses at my house. In the bathtub the "momma" duck will give kisses to the "baby" duck. There is no question that he feels the love that we have for him daily.

And now, there is no question in my mind, that that love is reciprocated.
I love momma is the sweetest phrase in the world.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You might have a preschooler if...

These are funny things that I find myself doing...and I wonder if I am the only one. So to follow the funny Jeff Foxworth, You might have a preschooler if...

You find yourself randomly quoting Dr Suess books to yourself... " The sun did not shine it was too wet to play" I said this the other afternoon when it was raining.

You look at containers before you put them in the garbage/recycling bin, thinking how you could make them into a craft project.

You are guilty of preparing two seperate for you and the hubby, and one for the toddler who is on a perpetual food strike. I put bits of what we are having on his plate, but I know he isn't going to eat it. Ugh!

You get excited when the Michael's and JoAnn's circulars come out and there are free or cheap projects coming to the store.

Last week at Michael's they had a handprint painting to welcome your new baby from the sibling. All you had to purchase was the 12x12 canvas (which was $8, but bogo, so we bought 4 for $16).

We had an assembly line going since we were the only people to show up! Awesome!

Randy and Bailey did most of the work, but we had 4 canvas paintings just in time for Grandparent's Day!
We actually modified the picture by adding William's handprint in addition to Bailey's, as the smaller fish in the pond. In a word...Precious!

So these are the things that go on in my world...Sound familiar?