Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Today it snowed, the kids have wanted to go out several times today, so I helped them bundle up and then set them free outside on the deck and the front yard. They kept asking me if I wanted to go outside with them to play in the snow (something I really don't like) so I told them no because I needed someone to watch Jaden it was too cold for him (still true) and seeing as he still does not take regular naps (I try as I might to get him on a schedule to no avail) I told them Jaden and I would watch from the window. Later in the afternoon after several times of trying to get Jaden to take longer than a 20 minute nap and hoping to get a little rest myself, after getting up with him at least 3 times last night, I decided to stop fighting it and to take him downstairs. So Jordan, Kaleigh, Jaden and I went downstairs (Madison was taking her usual 2 hour nap). They asked again could I play with them outside, this time I told them the truth that I was exhausted that after not having slept for the past almost 8 months has really worn me out. I told them that every night I pray to God that he would let Jaden sleep so Mommy can catch up on her sleep so I can feel better and take care of them and hopefully play with them more. Well Kaleigh quickly says "You know mommy, sometimes God doesn't answer your prayers right away, sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes the answer is no and sometimes it's not yet." She gets it but I'm having a hard time with why not now.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I want to remember your beautiful "cheesy" smile. Your wild hair that seems to be calming down a bit (only a little bit). The fact that you call your sisters and brother: Kaya, Joran and Jadee. For 2 you have an amazing vocabulary. You climb anything and everything, I can't keep track of you sometimes, until I find you in strange places. You are fiercely independent, it's hard to get you to hold my hand sometimes, those are usually the battles. We've already started with the "NO" instead of the sweet OK Mommy we used to get at 18 months. Since figuring out how to dress and undress yourself I can't seem to keep your clothes on, that includes a diaper (getting you dressed at 11:00pm before I go to bed is definitely a challenge in the dark). You love to "SQUEEZE" give hugs, you follow everything your sisters do (sometimes to your own detriment). Your favorite game is duck, duck, goose and you constantly want someone to give you a "Pickee Back Rite" piggy back ride. You love snacks, we call you the snack queen, good thing all the snacks we give you like fruit and cheese sticks, you really enjoy. Of all my children you are the largest at 2 years of age 75%, maybe Daddy will still get a tall child after all. You are sweet, pretty even keeled, sleep well, eat well and just are an all round joyful and wonderful. You are my sweet little girl and I wish you didn't have to grow up.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
To go along with our pajama theme, Michael made Dora slippers for the cakes.
Contrary to the face she really liked the cake.
Some of the kids at our pajama party, we couldn't get everybody together, but we had a great time.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Yes these are Michael's feet and yes he's just bigger than his feet while sitting up.