Monday, January 18, 2010

Sweet boys...

Noah is feeling much better!
Andy is getting there! Still has those bright red cheeks from having a fever, though:(
Just a typical Monday around here.... which happened to include a four hour nap by Andy! :)

Things that make me happy...

  • Handkerchiefs. Soft ones. They do not leave my poor sick baby's nose raw.
  • Hot steamy showers, to break up my sweet Andy's congestion
  • An amazing husband, who cooks dinner two nights in a row, to then leave enough for tonight too. Then pays the bills, just so I do not have to.
  • That amazing dinner mentioned above. Can I say pork chops with a cherry reduction sauce? Yummo. Where did that talent come from? He may be regretting letting that cat out of the bag!
  • My sweet Noah, saying "It's okay, bubba" to Andy when his coughs are so big his whole body shakes
  • Thoughts of a soon to happen trip to see my dearest friend, Beth
  • Renting old school Disney movies to watch with my husband and two little ones, while their little feverish bodies snuggle up to us
  • Newly painted toe nails
  • Thoughts of actually getting a mini-van and not having to squeeze my too big hiney in the too little seat between our kids
  • Thoughts of getting such mini-van with no payment...hopefully my car can sell for the amount we would need!
  • Four more pounds lost! Come on another 40!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Noah!!!!

Happy Third Birthday, to our sweet boy Noah!!!

Two Years
One Year
Eleven Months
Ten Months
Eight Months
Seven Months
Six Months
Five Months
Three Months
Two Months
One Month

Noah (aka Bubba, Buster, and sweetpea),

It is so hard to believe that three years ago today you were finally here in this world! We were so excited to see your sweet face. That beautiful dimple in your chin, that adorable dark hair, and those crazy spikes! We truly fell in love at first sight and knew that our world was never going to be the same. You made our lives so much more full! You have changed so much in the last three years. You are still a kind hearted, sweet, loving child. But you are now so full of energy and spunk! You love Cars, movies, Thomas trains, eating, watching cooking shows with your Mama and racing cars with your Daddy. You love riding on your little bike, going shopping and going to school! You absolutely love hershey's kisses, and real kisses too! You play with your little brother, and sometimes think he is just as big as you are! You are learning about God and talk about Jesus like he is already your friend. You are such a sweet boy and I love you more than words can express. I cannot wait to experience your whole life, thank you for the beautiful three years we have already had!!!!

love, your Mama:)

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Sister, My Friend

Eleven years ago today I received a phone call that my sister, Kristin, had passed away in her sleep. I miss her just as much today as I did that day.
Kristin, I still love you so dearly. I wish I could share our sweet boys with you. I see you in them, in their expressions, in their eyes, in their beautiful smiles. I wish you could hold them and know them. I am so thankful you knew Josh and he knew you. I wish I could hold you and I miss you. I love you.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pinch me - I am a winner!

I cannot believe this! I have been reading this blog, called The Blessed Nest, for awhile now. It is written by a fellow Mom and Celiac, named Stacey. She has gorgeous pictures, an amazing decorating style and is just entertaining. She held a contest this past week and check out this post from this morning, titled "Winner, Winner!" ...

This is what I won, AMAZING, huh?
It is called the Itty Bitty Hearts Necklace and is made by Lisa Leonard of Lisa Leonard Designs .
Gorgeous, right? I cannot believe I won, I NEVER win anything! Thanks so much to Stacey for holding this contest!!!!!!!!!!!!

WFMW - My Three Year Old is Afraid of the Potty - HELP!

I have been following the blog, We Are That Family, for awhile now, but am just compelled to post my first Works-For-Me Wednesday post. Usually, people post hints and tips of things that "work for them." Today is a backwards edition...meaning I can ask a question and pray that someone can share with me some hints or tips that can help me with my problem.

You wonder, what is her problem? My problem: My couple of days away from being three year old, Noah, is seriously, freaked out by the potty. He tells me there are "alligators are in there." Or "no, I do not need to go potty, I'm not wet!" You name it, he comes up with it. We have done days in just undies, where we set a timer and get on the potty often, but no fail, the moment we get off the potty he goes in his undies, we read potty books, we talk about it often, but he is absolutely resistant. Just does not even want to sit on the potty. It is almost a struggle just to get him there. We have a one year old also, so I find it hard to have one on one time with Noah to work with him.

Please, if anyone has any suggestions, let me know!!! I do not want to go to his three year check up and say we have had no progress with potty training!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sleepy Head...

Our sweet almost three year old. Sound asleep in his Mama's favorite chair. The one I have rocked him for hours upon hours in since the moment we brought him home from the hospital. He decided he did not need a nap today, since his Daddy was home sick. Then he curled up to watch Thomas Train and just could not keep those sweet eyes open. Night Night, Noah.