Wow. So I thought day one was bad, little did I know today I would come home and feel like I could barely walk! It felt really good to get out and do it though! I finished the entire session and Josh and the boys came. Josh pushed them in the stroller, so during the walking periods I would walk back to them. It worked out really well. Noah thought I was hilarious running. It was sweet. I hope I can walk tomorrow!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Happy Birthday, Mom!!!
We really hope that you have a wonderful day today! We love you so much and wish we could celebrate with you! I LOVE that a couple of birthdays ago Noah was calling you Nana, then last year NanaGranny, this year he is calling you Granny and Andy is calling you Nana! No matter what we call you, we love you so much! :) Have a wonderful day!
p.s. please excuse the bits of whining in the video! We had just finished dinner and the boys were VERY tired!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
My two boys laying down to watch a movie, so excited to be by one another.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Josh asked Noah last night "Some day, do you think you will be a Daddy?" Noah answered "No Daddy, that is silly, I am a Noah!"
Tonight while I was cooking dinner I let the boys color at the table with markers. All of a sudden Noah said "I am just like that man!" I said, "What man?" He responded, "the one with all the tattoos." I looked over and he had written all over his legs with a brown marker and said they were tattoos. Okay, where in the world did he learn that the ink on people is tattoos rather than the little fake ones we do? And what man? I hope he did not say anything to said man about said tattoos. Noah announcing to someone driving by us with their window down that their car was "DIIIIRRRTY" was bad enough.
He also informed me that the paper towels at home have the same flowers as at school. And that my hair is so cute. And my earrings are adorable. And my shoes are pretty. And my toe nail polish was just SO pink. This boy notices everything and is going to make some girl very happy some day with all these compliments and his ability to notice change!
He has also informed me that when he is older and goes to work he will take his tools to work just like Daddy does. But he is not going to build buildings, he will be building Christmas trees.
He also answered my phone today! I was in the potty and my phone rang. It was on the kitchen counter. I heard him say "Hello!" "Oh, Hi Granny" then he paused...then said "MAMA! Granny's on the phone!"
Where oh where did my little boy go? Oh where oh where could he be?
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Noah's second favorite thing at the Rodeo Houston (as Noah called it) was getting to sit in the tractor! He was so excited about it. I think he really thought they were going to go!
Andy had more fun playing peak-a-boo with a bandanna my Dad got for him. :)
I went to Arizona to visit my sweet friend, Beth and her adorable family. I had so much fun and absolutely wish we lived a bike ride away from one another like we did as kids. I could just see our kiddos being the best of friends. Hopefully some day they will be!
We did a lot of fun trips during my stay in AZ, but mainly snuggling her kiddos and visiting was my favorite. BUT, Beth pulled out the most hilarious things....all the letters I wrote her when we were younger! I have not laughed that hard, or cried that hard from laughing in a long time! There was some funny stuff in there. Like me telling Beth how badly I missed her and that we would go to the grave being best of friends, even if I lived in Saudi Arabia and she lived in Afghanistan, because we would still write letters back and forth and stay close friends!!!! I laughed so hard I about fell off the couch. My geography is not the best even now, but seriously? Texas and Arizona may just be closer than Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan! I really enjoyed the little things I had to say about Kristin in those letters. Especially the one where I was telling Beth about a conversation Kristin and I had about her going off to college. I guess I said to Kristin that I thought it was going to be "so cool we she went off to school, I would have the whole upstairs to myself." And Kristin's response was "Yeah, so you may have the whole upstairs to yourself, but the whole world will be my playground!" Then I guess my parents response was that she could have the whole world as her playground only if they gave her permission! HA! It seriously cracked me up. I did not remember that or actually writing most of the letters, which made me sad. I realized how huge a part of my life Beth was when I was sick and how I wrote her at every weight check etc, and it just really made me realize how much I miss and love her! It was such a fun trip and I truly cannot wait to see her again! (AND FOR HER TO MEET ANDY!)
We then went to the zoo, Children's museum and the park many many times when I returned home. Got sick a couple of times, including me developing some sort of crazy bronchial induced asthma and then I went to North Carolina to help another dear friend travel back to Texas with her little boy. It was such a sweet time with them both, meeting friends and family along the way. I will never forget that trip. We had so much fun driving and chatting, but it was strange to be away from my kids twice like that! I am so focused on being a Mommy I realize at times without my kids they are ALL I think about or all I can talk about.
When I got home from that trip we went to West Texas to celebrate Josh's grandfather's 90th birthday and had a really fun time with all the little cousins. The boys absolutely loved playing with all the kiddos.