Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
May God touch them deeply and hold them close and they mourn such a tragic and precious loss...
1. I HATE being in social settings. They give me severe anxiety and Im terrified of meeting new people.
2. Will was the first white guy I ever kissed hahahaha...or dated... So it ISN'T true "once you go black, you don't go back" ...there are the occasional ME's!!! :)
3. I pretty much feel completely violated when people I actually know read my blog without me knowing. It even weirds me out when Will reads it when I'm in the same room.
4. I could probably quote Toy Story and Toy Story 2 entirely. (Thanks Solomon!)
5. I'm not a good reader...or a digester of reading material but I'm really working on it.
6. I LOVE writing...but I don't really exercise the type of writing that I like on this blog.
Okay, so I have to tag six other people. Do I even KNOW six people on here??? Jen, KelliAnn, Jenna, Jami and seriously...thats all... :(
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Just visit HERE and leave a comment saying #7 is your favorite :) Thanks!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Well as a mom (and dad), this is vacation now. Solomon wakes up at 5am, wants to play in the bath, then wants to leave our room and wake up the rest of the house. I make him oatmeal, make Will blue berry muffins, and make sure that every one has full tummies. Then I do the dishes, while Solomon is begging to go outside (yeah its not even 8 yet). I throw some laundry in the washer, and beg Will to take Solomon outside "bear hunting" so that I can sneak in the shower. I blow dry my hair and then find Solomon throwing a huge fit. By this time its 10am and he's already acting tired. We put on the TV and try to take a breather...to no avail...
After several tantrums because of over tiredness, we go outside again and dig. Then its time for lunch. I make lunch, feed Solomon and now he wants to go back outside...its better than being inside where he annoys everyone. he is really being a bit bratty...I mean I know he is tired and just pretty much beside himself...so it could be worse...but times liek these, I just wish I had a nanny...is that bad???
Sister and I
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Sleeping Will and an awake Solomon.
Sleeping Will <3> My babies.
And one last picture of daddy Solomon-love.
That was just day one...last night, going so sleep was a little difficult. Solomon didn't take forever to settle down but it took a while. He slept with us and him and Will fell asleep really quickly. Because the air is SO dry and cold, I felt like I was inhaling razor blades. I took a homeopathic concoction that helped a lot. It was a long night but we needed sleep...so much! Solomon woke up at 4 am and said, "Mommy I'm all done. I'm awake." I said that it was still night time and we needed to sleep and he said, "But momma, I don't like night time!!" haha. Will rocked him a little and laid him in his crib and he went back to sleep until 7:23...YEAH!!! We've been outside walking in the woods, walked to the lake and "fished" (or reeled in the pole over and over and over) and took a nice nap after lunch. Right now, I'm being called to come outside AGAIN. Im trying really hard to just suck it up and go outside with him so that he will be tuckered out at bed time...and because he goes NUTZO in the house, exploring and getting into pretty much everything...so we are off to go hang out outside... :) We really needed some time away and we are having a blast so far.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
At 2 pm I took these photos (apart from one...one is from the front of AOL...its easy to tell which one). So it is obvious that the sun should NOT look like that, and the sky should NOT be that dark. Walking outside gets you coughing/choking in less than ten steps, you can't stay out because it's raining ash...and we are a good 15-20 minutes from the closest fire...so this is just how bad it is this far away.
Today we woke to blue skies...now this is all that is left of them.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
We finally got to hear the baby's heart beat today. I am 14 weeks and I really just thought that we would have got to hear or see something before now...so it was totally surreal to hear that sweet sound FINALLY!!! And with our little Solomon present!! We wanted him to feel apart of it, and not feel frightened or anything. He has really never been in a Dr's office and they can be pretty intimidating, so we told him what was going to happen and told him that the baby's heart was going to sound like a fast "boom boom boom boom"...and for weeks we have been talking about it. It was so exciting. I got to record his reaction. It was so much fun. We have our next appt on the 4th of December...and we have scheduled our ultrasound to find out what we are having (sorry Corin, we just aren't as strong as you hehe) for next month as well.
I'm really loving Ina May's Guide To Childbirth. I loved all of the birth stories so much and they really helped me feel a connection to other mothers who have given birth in their homes surrounded by people who love them, in they way birth was initially intended. I'm feeling much more confident and am hoping that things work out so that we can have the birth that we want...whatever that ends up being. Does anyone have book/movie recommendations for me to help me surround myself in all things home birth????
Our move is in less that two months. I can't believe it. And after 7 1/2 long and hard years full of sweat and tears, Will is FINALLY graduating in FIVE WEEKS!!! Oh I am SOOOO excited for him. I cannot imagine what it feels like to accomplish something like a Doctorate...but I am SOOOO proud of him and all of his hard work.
Solomon has moved into a HUGE language explosion and with that came a (very age appropriate) stuttering stage. Had I not had friends who had gone through the same thing with their 2 1/2 year olds, I would have probably been a freaked out mess. It is supposed to just pass once the child adjusts from speaking in 3-4 word sentences to 7-8 and more word sentences. He is seriously so stinking smart, picks up all the words I DO NOT want him to say, and has the memory of...well...of something with a really good memory!!!
Thats puts us just about up to date I think. I have some more Halloween photos to post...hopefully I can do that soon...