I must confess the whole naming a child thing kind of stresses me out. I have felt for so long that I needed a name for this soon to be born baby and have felt a little out of sorts because he did not have one. He is not here yet but I think we have found a name! This makes me ecstatic really because we have NEVER come up with a name before the child is born and if we have it always changes. We all have even begun calling him by his name! I am not posting it yet just because I don't want to jinx myself, but I finally have found the name I LOVE. So stay tuned for the big revel as soon as he arrives hopefully sooner then later. Oh and I even have a girl back up just in case.
My son has no fear of water. NONE. We sent him up to go down the slide which he has been doing alone since he was two only to find him standing at the edge of the 10 foot waterfall! Without hesitation and to my horror he jumped. After watching all his older cousins have fun jumping off the waterfall he figured he could do it too.
This month has been a whirlwind of activity, and a roller coaster of emotions. In the past month we celebrated four years of my sons life, had a dog for two weeks (my kids LOVED having Muffin and we are willing to take him any time Aunt Julie is in town), enjoyed the annual family swim party, ate lots of watermelon, enjoyed lots of time with cousins, enjoyed riding uncle James' boat, and especially had a wonderful time with Grandma. We will miss her a lot. Just a few photos to remember July.
As we drove past Pets Mart my son asked "can we get a puppy on this day (his way of saying today)?" To which I replied, " not today." "How about on the next day (his way of saying tomorrow)?" "We will not be getting a dog until the babies are all grown," I informed him, "we first have to have this baby (referring to the little guy in my tummy)." Puppies now forgotten he says, "Oh, I know mommy then you can ask your doctor to put another baby in your tummy!" "Is that how it works?" I asked. "Yes, so after you have this baby then you can say to your doctor, can you please put another baby in my tummy?" "And what will my doctor say?" I asked him. "He'll say oh yes!" The innocence of children, I love it.
The morning of my ultra sound my husband asked the kids what they thought the baby would be. My son says "a boy baby!" My daughter shouts "a girl baby!" they continue to go back and forth with this until finally my son says "I know two babies one boy baby and one girl baby!" My daughter satisfied with this solution says "oh yes!"
Well there was only one baby and he looks healthy with everything accounted for thus far. Like our other children this little guy was not shy at all and very much wanted us to see that in fact he was all boy. He was very active. While he made it hard to get all the data that was needed he sure put on a good show even sticking out his tongue, yawning and giving us a big wave.
So after months of trying to grow out her bangs, and watching her literally look at me through her hair, I could take no more. She made it nearly impossible to brush, refused to let me put anything in it, and never seemed to mind it bouncing off her lashes. So I caved... I cut it...myself. My husband misses the old hair, I laugh every time I look at her, but it is just hair after all, it grows back right!
My son to his dad: "Dad can you be a kid again and be my best friend?" His dad truly is his best friend. It is sweet to watch them play, forming a bond I hope lasts forever. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up "A dad!" always said with a beaming face.
The other night we went to an all you can eat place for dinner. ( I was tried and hungry and it just sounded good to me don't ask!) After eating my two year old was ready for desert. I took her over and thinking that we would just share I let her pick a bowl of ice cream, a piece of carrot cake, and a cookie. When we returned to the table my sister says to her "wow, that is a lot of dessert!" She beams back and says " yes, my ice cream, my cake, and my cookie!" Then she reaches her little palm across the table and shouts "high five!"
My son really wants a dog. We recently spent time with my in-laws who have two dogs and he has wanted a little dog like grandma's ever since. I sat down with him and began explaining that dogs were a lot of work. I asked him who would feed the dog? He replied enthusiastically "I will!" I asked him well who will walk the dog? Again an excited "I will!" And who will clean up the poop if the dog poops in the house? He tilts his head, "ummm...Mom will!" and that is why we are not getting a dog anytime soon.
When they happen it is a good thing. Since my daughter discovered how to open the child proof knob on her room nap time has been a little more difficult to come by in our house. I have to "police" her door or she will not stay in there long enough to fall asleep. I have to admit I was a little lazy about this today and finally gave up and suggested we all go down to watch a movie. It worked like a charm they were both out in no time. I know not the greatest tool, I need to lay down the law and stick to it! But for now I am enjoying the free time.
On the drive home from church yesterday my husband asks my son what he learned in primary. He replied "Angels" to which I was a little excited because he usually answers Jesus. "Really?" I said "Well what did you learn about angels?" "Oh, that they fly," he says in a very matter of fact, almost I can't believe you even have to ask sort of way.
For some reason our little boy has decided to stop praying. Every night we ask him to say the prayer he quietly refuses and we say his prayers for him. Somewhat distraught by this I asked him why to which he gave me no reply. I explained the importance of prayer and why we did it. I then prayed on my own that his little heart, that used to be so eager to pray, would again yearn to speak with his Heavenly Father. Yesterday I was a little out of commission and explained to him that I was not feeling well. Sometime during the day, in between his movie watching and my resting on the couch, he came to me and said mommy you need to be blessed. I smiled at his sweetness and he asked if he could bless me. I had to hold back tears as he folded his arms and said a prayer in my behalf. He also prayed about how much fun he had been having that day and how much fun he hoped to have playing at the park later with his dad. I think that is what I missed the most about him not praying, he always has such a childlike innocence as he speaks what is on his mind truly talking to his loving Father in Heaven. I am grateful for prayer and the blessing of having such a sweet little boy entrusted to my care.
I thought this one was fun thanks Robyn! Rules: 1. Go to the document/my pictures site on your computer 2. Go to the sixth file 3. Go to the sixth picture 4. Blog about it 5. Tag 6 people
My feeble attempt at trying to take "cool" pictures. This is my son and his best friend. I believe this was taken not to long before we moved. The boys grew up together and I think might have seen each other close to everyday of there young lives. It was sad to move away from such good friends and now even more distance separates us. I am glad we have so many pictures of the two of them!
I hate tagging I never know who to tag. So I tag the first six people who read this and haven't already done it!
The other day I overheard my husband telling his mom our little girl is no angel. I had to smile, and agree angel is not a word I'd use to describe our two year old. She is kind, loving, spunky, hilarious, independent, fearless, stubborn, and very social, but angel she is not. She talks a ton now and I have to say it gets me every time when she gets her little arms around my neck squeezes and says "I love you mommy!" I am telling you this one knows how to work it. As I watch her little personality come out more and more I can't help but hope she hangs on to that fearless, independent fire she has in her and uses it to make her world a better place.