Tuesday, February 26, 2008

We have a.....

PONY TAIL!!
Oh the joy and excitement. I decided to do a little experiment this morning and see if I could get enough hair into a Pebbles like doo. And it worked. Though just as I am typing this Kate is ripping it out and handing me the bow and rubber band. Well at least I got evidence while I could. Enjoy!







Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Guess that kid...

Its that time again, time to guess who the kid is in the video. Is it Kate or Jakob..

video

Please ignore the annoying voice behind the camera!!

Hypocrite

I know the title seems harsh but in my 4 years of parenting I have learned that we are all hypocrites.
Now before you get your panties in a wad let me explain my reasoning.
As always Jakobs birthday nearing makes me nastalgic for the way things were. I am so proud of my big boy but long for those days when he depended on me for everything. So here are the things I find myself being hypocritical with.
Potty training- A year ago this consumed my life. I stayed awake praying to God many nights. "please God just help him go in the potty" at the time it seemed like it took forever. When I look back in normal time it only took 3 weeks. That I think is pretty darn good. So now as my son is quickly approaching 4 years of age he can go to the potty by himself, pull his pants up and down and button and zip them, He flushes and washes his hands. All of these are skills he learned as it seems overnight. But I find myself amazed that we are at this stage. Where did my dependent baby go.

Eating- Remeber those days back when you were shoveling food in your babies mouth and you thought to yourself, "man I wish you could just pick this spoon up and put it in your own mouth"
Now that Jakob does feed himself and clean up after his meals I sometimes long for the dependence on me.


Talking- GOODNESS ME. Does my son love to talk. I remember thinking when he was 2 1/2 that something was wrong with him, verbally. He seemed behind in his verbal skills and I was very worried. Then overnight he became a fast talking, full sentenced, DEMANDING preschooler. Amazing. Now I long for those quiet moments with out a chattery 3 year old.

Dressing- This is a new skill for Jakob but once again he has picked it up so quickly. I remember trying to put clothes on a wiggly toddler and it taking what seemed like an eternity to put a t shirt and jeans on. Now he doesnt even need my help. :(

Seperation Anxiety- Jakob had a severe case of this from the time he was born to just about his 3rd birthday. Now seemingly over night he can pretty much be dropped off any where and with anyone and has no problem. I remember when he was a baby and we would drop him off at church in the nursery, when we picked him up the poor caregiver would look at us with this increadible look of sympothy and would say: "he screamed the whole time. The whole hour."
How is this possible. I suppose it was because he loved us so much. Now he is a secure almost 4 year old who loves being dropped off at school and sunday school and never looks back to make sure I am there. :(

So the point I am trying to make is this. When your baby is a baby you long for those times when they become more independent. You cant wait till they can talk, Eat, Dress, Potty. But then when those moments come you cant help but feel a little loss. It becomes very clear that your no longer Depended on for basic needs. But you will always be depended on for the love and affection that only a mother can give. And this is what I hold on to. I now just have to remember that this is all a part of life and there will be moments along the way where he will amaze me and I will be so excited for his future and then other times I will long for him to be completely dependent on me.


** Sorry if there are a ton of misspelled words. Spell check isnt working.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rough Weekend

It was a rough weekend for me. I must have had some virus. I was nauseas and had severe headaches for much of the weekend. We did manage however to purchase a new couch for our living room. Its great to be able to have more than 2 people sit down at one time. Before we just had a single couch that could fit maybe 3 grown people, 2 comfortably. Now we have a sectional with a Chaise. Its so beautiful. Tons of room which will really help out during the dinner party. I was getting a little embarrassed at the fact people had to sit on the floor or in Folding chairs.

Not much to report just been recovering from my mysterious illness and am now catching up on all the house work that I missed out on. I think I am almost done now.
We had an awesome storm the other day and we saw the most amazing thing I think I have seen in forever. It was a full Rainbow. It started at the ground and went all the way to the other side. Most of the time you only see half of a rainbow. It was gorgeous. I got a few pictures of it. I couldnt get the whole thing in one shot because it was right over our house and to large but You ll get the idea. Enjoy!!



The following pictures are of the kiddos.
Jakob and Kate Modeling the new couch.

Strike a pose!

And I found Jakob in the music/Guest Room snuggling with Sylvester.. So sweet!!
And look how big he looks.. :(

Tomorrows Valentines day. Remember its not just about your significant other, Its about all the people you love in life. So remember to tell your loved ones you love them. You should do this everyday but tomorrow especially!! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Randy's 60th birthday ...

I only got a few pics of the party.

The birthday boy and his cake
Dustins parents
Lily and Preston
Jakob, Lily and Preston


Catching up

I suppose my blogging has become a once a week thing. Not purposely. I really want to blog atleast 3 times a week but the real world sometimes doesnt agree with my plans. I am fitting this blogging session while the toilet cleaner sits and does its magic.
This past weekend we did lots of stuff. Half of it has escaped my memory momentarily but it was good times.
Ok... Friday we went to M.O.Ps. It was so much fun and a great way to fellowship with women who have similiar interest. It was a nice 2.5 hours away while the children had their moppets class and learned lots of stuff. Not sure what they learned because everytime I ask Jakob he tells me nothing lol. I am sure thats not the case.
Friday night the girls all met at Jenns for an all night scrap-a-thon. We stayed until 3 am. I had a blast but was missing those hours of precious sleep when Jakob came in and demanded my attention at 6:30 Saturday morning. Needless to say I was worthless.
Sunday was my father in laws 6oth birthday party and it was hosted by Staci and held at our house. It was a great party. Staci did a fantastic job of putting it together. As always I have pictures to share. Then Sunday night I watched the Super bowl all by myself. Dustins parents spent the night at our house and stayed outside talking most of the night. So by myself I watched the amazing game. Let me just say that I am always a sucker for the Underdogs. I am so happy the giants won. Also a big Manning fan. More Peyton then Eliah simply because Peyton played for the Vols back when I was really into college football. So I was very excited for the Manning family. First Peyton makes it to the big game and becomes a champion and then the following year his baby brother does it. Just a great story. After the bowl game I went to bed. And that was my weekend. See pictures from the party above.
And please excuse all the miss spelled words but for some reason spell check isnt working right now. :(