Saturday, September 25, 2010
recently, he has ventured on a golf trip and is currently in the throes of harvest season. truly, we are fine and totally surviving. things are just a little different without brad around. there is a learning curve involved and the main lesson for me is to pick my battles. i cannot possibley be privy to all the boys are doing while i am tending to ayla. this realization is something the boys have certainly picked up on and are doing all they can to take advantage. i am so thankful that ayla is such a determined and persistent nurser, for frequently battles are raged while i am attempting to feed her. here are some of the fights i have had with the boys today while nursing:
getting popsicles out of the freezer and consuming them at 8:52 in the morning while completely ignoring their breakfasts. this one i let go- at least they will be well hydrated and sugared
"rocking" the pack n play to the point where it tips over and bear cries oh no broken! as ayla was not in the portable crib at the time, i let this fly as well. do not fear, she is never out of sight as this sort of "gentle" attention is the only kind the boys possess. even when i take a shower i lock her in the bathroom with me
checking on the kitty. outside. alone. fight, i won by dragging each boy in and keeping them in time out, all while nursing. the girl can suck.
throwing clothes down the stairs. clean and folded and put away clothes. battle. i have enough to do without doing it twice boys.
ps- it is only one o'clock. about time for a nap i would say!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
it is no secret that brad was not exactly looking forward to standing in front of the community of believers making up the audience on baptism night, but i do believe he scarcely had time to think of that fact. all children were behaving moderately well while waiting for ayla's turn. by the time we got on stage, brad held weston in his arms and maxer's hand while i was cradling ayla. all was peaceful until maxer began crawling under the curtain on the stage, much to the baptism coordinator's dismay. she conveyed with her eyes to brad that something had to be done immediately to stop max from peeking under that curtain. brad gently set weston down to drag max back to his spot between parents when weston bolted. he ran full tilt down the ramp from the stage to the green room.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
being your mommy is so much fun!
as we celebrate you turning two
we recognize what makes you you!
your climbing ability rivals a monkey's skill
of playing outside, you never get your fill
you got your handsome looks from dad
that makes daddy proud and the girls all glad
you mimic your big brother's words and deeds
max is your best bud who happily leads
happiest when covered in dirt and grime and mud
you are such an active boy, no day is a dud
now that you are ayla's big bro
there's even more about you we are getting to know
for example, you are protective and sweet
not so gentle, but your kisses cannot be beat
you are a perfect fit in our family of five
such a joy to celebrate your being alive