Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Judah does so many things in a day that make Joey and I crack up.
I was listening to my daily four hours of classical music (Thanks, CBC Radio 2), when an uncommonly doomy and gloomy song came on. Judah ran over to the radio, exclaiming “Oh no! Oh no!” and proceeded to mash buttons until he got it to stop.
Judah has this never failing hope that we have “cakes” in our fridge. When he’s asking for something to eat, you can be assured that he will ask you for “cakes”. I’m not entirely sure what he is referring to, but it makes me laugh every time. Then he laughs. I told him that we are not hobbits, therefore we don’t keep a constant supply of cakes laying around.
If you ever come to visit us, I must warn you that when you hear him exclaim “TATCH!”, you are about to get something whipped at your face. Do not fear, it’s usually soft – but I make no promises.
Judah is in the information-overload-toddler stage. This means that everything anybody does is get’s a live-coverage narration. “Wash-a-hans, Mommy. Wash-a-hans? Mommy wash-a-hans!” It is entirely too cute. He’s putting things together in his mind, and he just can’t help but let it escape from his mouth.
Upon hearing a baby wailing in Walmart the other day, Judah went into big-brother-fix-it mode. “Nap time? Nap time?” he asked, cocking his head to one side and looking at me intently. “You’re right. Maybe that baby needs a nap time” I responded. He looked back at the crying child, then back at me. “Change a bum?” The way his little voice gets so high when he’s asking a question is amusing. “Yeah, maybe he needs a bum change.” As I was obviously unwilling to go change a stranger’s baby’s diaper, Judah had to endure listening to the unresolved cries until we left. I think it nearly did him in.
And then, on this gloomy day when he wasn’t really feeling 100%, he decided that he did not need lunch and went and put himself down for a nap.
Oh, my little baby, you are quickly becoming a person all your own.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
On days like today, I don't regret my choice to have children, even though I've had to clean up various bodily fluids that make me gag just thinking of them. Hands can be washed, I say to myself. On days like today, I don't wish for life to be the way it used to, even though I've had one boy puking on the toilet while the other screamed in his crib because he had a soaking diaper, was hungry, and wanted out. On the contrary, as I'm rubbing my frightened and sad toddler on the back while his tummy ejects its contents, as I fetch a distraught eight-month-old from his temporary prison, as I change the sheets for the third time, I realize that I am thankful. No, this isn't what I imagined when I said to Joey with a gleam in my eye, "Let's have a baby!" (although it certainly was and is bound to happen), but I find that this new realization of parenthood fits me so well. When things start to get messy and my mothering instincts kick in, sometimes I catch myself thinking "This is just what I was meant to be", and although I do not welcome the presence of this sickness, it gives me the chance to be thankful for the job God has both given me and equipped me for.
Here's hoping this little boy is feeling better tomorrow!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I know from experience that days like today aren't usually my favourite, and today was no exception. I felt exhausted and weepy for the better portion of the day. Still, even though I was in a decidedly melancholy mood due to the absence of my husband, there were moments of great joy that burst through at the most unexpected times - and it just so happens that we caught some of them on camera!
|Benjamin was a fan of the spinach/banana puree I decided to try out on him. He looks skeptical in this picture, but if he could, he would tell you that it was a highlight of his day, I'm sure.|
|Judah was ever so pleased to have his daddy home, even though it was for such a short time.|
|I seriously love this kid's big blue eyes. So different than my own... so beautiful!|
|The evening sun was beautiful, as usual. I took a moment to give our dog some lovin'.|
- Both of my babies were in bed and ASLEEP by 7:15 PM
- There were leftovers for lunch (a rarity)
- I watched and was moved by one of my favourite Jane Austen novels depicted through film
- There were monster cookies to be found and consumed by yours truly
- the Word of God is AWESOME and ALIVE
- Judah and I were besties
- Benji is teething and ever so cross
- I changed SIX poopy diapers
- I miss my husband