Saturday, February 26, 2011

This Moment: Happy Birthday

All day we have travelled to this store or that and every where we went, people wanted to know you. I could never have imagined one year ago that this is how you would grow. You walk, hold hands in the shoe store, sit patiently in the hairdresser's, dance rhythmically to songs and eat whatever we put in front of you.
You continue to amaze those around you every day with the new and wonderful things you learn and discover. You are polite, friendly and confident. Though we now know you do not like big dog shaped balloons from the grocery store. You play with adult, child, animal or object each with the same enthusiasm and wonder that makes us all stop and rediscover the magic of our surroundings. You are my light in the darkness, helping me to see the possibilities I had long forgotten and love again.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

This Moment: Thursday

So I almost didn't make it today. I wanted to include a photo but it just isn't going to happen. So anyway today's post is about Little Man and his grandparents.
Grandparents are awesome. Little Man's grandparents live pretty far from us so I record video or photographs to send to them. They are short but our parents appreciate it.
The other thing is I love watching him talk to his grandparents on the phone. He gets so excited when he hears their voices. Even more exciting is when we video chat. He always tries to climb through the computer screen to give them a hug.

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Give Away Alert: Mother of a Sale

Over on Mother of a Sale there is a current contest to win $250 cloth diaper set of three new lines currently coming to Mother of a Sale.  Head on over there to their site to check it out.  There are three ways to enter:
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So head on over there and try to win some new fluff for your stash!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This Moment: Wordless Wednesday

How I have been leaving my boys in the morning.
A series of shots that my hubby has sent to me periodically throughout my work days.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This Moment: Tuesday

Today we shall talk about the best part of my work day.  Picking you up from daycare.  Even though you are only at daycare for two hours and the teachers there are wonderful with you.  I still wish it was not necessary to send you there.  After a long day apart the highlight of my afternoon is the smile on your face when you notice I'm there.

Monday, February 21, 2011

This Moment: Monday

So today I want to talk about how you play.  I could be forever content while you are at play.  I could play with you or I could just sit and watch you play.  When you were an infant we had quiet play.  I would sit and stare at you and you would stare back.  I would make soft noises to get your attention or we would snuggle for hours.  As you grew so did our play.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hero's Birthday Hat

For the Families Create! Make and Play Carnival, theme of Heroes and Heroines I made Little Man's birthday hat. He is only going to be a year on Friday, so he really hasn't decided on a hero for himself - so I picked him as our hero!
I don't have the best sewing skills myself so I'm pretty certain just about anyone can make one of these. As with my last craft you are only limited by the fabric select at the store and your imagination.

This Moment: Sunday

Today Little Man, I wanted to share our sleep. From the moment you were born I couldn't take my eyes off of you. After what felt like an eternity when they had you in the nursery to run their tests and clean you up - finally they brought you back. You were asleep in the hospital bassinet.
So quiet, so still. If I wasn't already completely in love with you, I was now. Everyone told me to sleep, when you sleep. How could I? That would mean I wouldn't be able to study your face and commit it all to memory. To be honest another reason I watched you so much when you were brand new was to make sure you were ok.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

This Moment:Saturday

On Friday, Little Man will be one! I'm not sure how I feel about it, and I'm sure most moms feel the same way.
So I'm going to try for this week to do a series of posts about moments in our life. Today's post will be about nap-time. Which, to be honest he isn't doing much of.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Nursing with Teeth

As of last night, Little Man has eight teeth plus a few tell-tale angry looking whitish bumps. Did I ever think I would be nursing a baby with teeth? Nope. Do I have plans of weaning? Nope. Is it as bad as you would think? Not in the least.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CNP: I cannot imagine parenting without ________.

Welcome to the February Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Essentials
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared the parenting essentials that they could not live without. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.
When this prompt came across my screen for The Carnival of Natural Parenting I got two gut responses.  The first one being the identity of my parenting essential - the second being what would the reaction be to that item that I identify as the one thing I could not parent without.  I decided that it was too important to my story to not write about this and really to heck with the people that might feel that I should not be writing about this for a blog carnival for natural parenting ideals.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Because I'm Sick of Snow

I took this photo on my painting trip 3 days after I found out I was pregnant with Little Man.  It was at Lewes Beach in Lewes, Delaware.  If anyone know what the name of these flowers are please leave it in the comments.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When Growing Up Means Growing Out of Routines

A much happier Little Man
This post is going to serve a two-fold purpose.  The first will be a response to my post from yesterday about my first awful night with Little Man where I handled it incorrectly and how I can handle it starting now and in the future.  The second part is to begin growing out of my routines as well.

So we have been going along happily with a plan and following our routine that we have grown accustomed to and out of nowhere[1] Little Man decides this plan doesn't work anymore.  At this point there are two choices for me - and you if you find yourself in the same situation, fight or embrace the change.  There is also an important opportunity which can test the muster of our parenting skills for the future.
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