Post #100!

January 12, 2013

I started this blog in February 2009- almost 4 years ago and I’m so glad I did it. I haven’t been diligent about posting everything that I wanted to. I have gone months without posting and then months with multiple posts. This will be my 100th entry!! Occasionally, I will go back and read some older posts. I hope some day Kaela and Kyle will want to read some of their crazy mother’s ramblings and know what a joy and pain they were to me. From my first post until now, I feel like so much has changed. I hope to keep this up for years to come…

Gone baby, gone!

November 28, 2012

He reaches his hands toward the sky. “UP?” he says. As I bend to pick up his solid little body, he smiles with his entire face. He nuzzles my neck for just a minute and then bends and turns to be put down. He points to the Cheetos on the counter “MOAR! MOAR?” he cries until he grasps the cheesy snack between his chubby fingers. He drops his Cheetos because he is trying to hold three at a time while dragging his favorite blanket through the house and says “uh-OH!” He grabs the remote control for the TV and holds it up to his ear and his slightly crooked head. “Hewwow?” he says and laughs at his own ridiculous cuteness. It seems like within the last two months, he has grown from baby to boy. It’s bittersweet because unless we win the lottery, that we do not play, he is my last baby. I am so glad to be (mostly) done with sleepless nights, the non-stop crying and pacing the hallways in the darkness of the night. I am glad to be done with the jars of baby-food and the heavy infant car seat. All of the baby contraptions have moved to the basement and will soon be on craigslist for sale. No more swings, or baby bathtubs, bouncy seats or Bumbo’s. No more play-mats, boppy’s or pacifiers. Now it’s trucks and balls and soon Lego’s and bicycles. It is all happening so fast. If only I could pause time until I can get used to the idea of my baby being gone. Maybe have one more nap with him sleeping on my chest. Maybe one more bath in the sink. However, as I have been through this before, I know that time will march on whether I like it or not. This time though, in my heart, he will always be my baby.

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Kyle Walks!

November 16, 2012

He was at the doctor’s office waiting for a check up. He was very busy! Kyle Walks!

One

November 3, 2012

I have a hard time remembering my life before this little guy was born because it seems like it didn’t exist.

He is the happiest, sweetest, most loving baby. He screams to get his way and torments his sister. He will slap you in the face and then hug your neck. He is goofy and sensitive.

He has stolen countless hours of sleep from me, but he has also stolen my heart.

Happy 1st Birthday to my boo boo.

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Dancing Machine

November 3, 2012

Sometimes, the music just moves ya… Untitled

Happy Anniversary to me!

October 14, 2012

(This post is a little late! Oops!)

It’s been ten years, two kids, two dogs and about 10,000 gray hairs shared between us. It seems impossible that its been that long and other days it seems like I have been married my whole life. I can’t wait to see what the next ten will bring.

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Hey Jealousy!

August 20, 2012

I’m sure having a new baby in the house is hard to deal with. Kaela was the one and only for the first 3 years of her life and she is still not used to sharing Mommy and Daddy.

She can’t articulate her feelings so instead she fakes injuries, stomach aches and cries a lot.

She is usually a loving big sister and enjoys having Kyle around until he drools on her blankie or picks up one of her toys. She gets so mad at him until he just smiles and flashes his big blue eyes at her and then all is forgotten. He already knows how to work that girl.

There is already a sweet bond between them and seeing that is one of the best parts of having two kids. I will catch them holding hands in the back seat of the car and the first thing she wants to do in the morning is to go see him. She makes sure there are no small things within his reach and that he has his binkie when he cries. She wipes his mouth when it’s dirty and loves making him laugh.

Kaela told me yesterday that she wanted a son just like Kyle and that he was her precious boy. I had to give her some ice cream for that one.

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Crawl! Faster!

August 17, 2012

It’s still very strange for me to see Kyle crawling. I guess it’s because Kaela never did or maybe because he is just so fast. All I know is that he never stops moving and I am exhausted!

Crawl! Faster!

The Sleep Fighting Champion of the World!

August 3, 2012

Our nightly routine goes something like this:

Mommy, I’m soooo tired!

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Oh! Wait! I’m totally kidding!

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So I lay him down in his crib and feed him a bottle. He dozes off to sleep so I ninja crawl out of the room. Then about 6 seconds later, I hear some laughing and baby noises.

Just kidding Mommy! I’m not sleepy!

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I lay him back down, get him calm and snuggling with his blanket. Again, I sneak out of the room. 10 seconds later:

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We repeat the same routine about 165 more times:

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Finally, he passes out from an overdose of his own cuteness.

Crawl and Scream

August 2, 2012

Another Kyle video. He is starting to crawl and screams for fun. crawl and scream