Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sweet Bunny Love is up and crawling and moving and pushing herself into the sitting position all alone now. I cannot believe it. How did she get so big? Almost 8 months. And oh how I love her. She is basically obsessed with me. I cannot put her down without some serious scream-fests. I have decided to accept it. I got my hip sling out and the girl is content to sit there until the end of time. It is lovely that she loves me so much, which is something that my little Solomon never could sit still for. He wanted down and around to explore the world. When Will walks in the door, she wants him, and wants him bad. I love it. She goes nuts and freaks out and gets her fill of cuddles from him and then comes back to me. She loves a good nurse. She takes her socks off to hold her feet when she nurses, ahhh...LOVE it! She is still waking up like THREE times a night. I am very very tired. Both kids get up at 5-6am and it is REALLY taking a toll on us. We have tried moving bed time later, earlier, with holding naps, nothing makes it any later. So 7pm bedtime it is. Its ok. It is just a season...right???
Now moving on from my mover...to the...shaker (of sorts)
Solomon is really getting irritated at Shiloh. He lets her play with NOTHING. She is, in his opinion, not allowed to touch ANYTHING! How do people with more than one dealwith this. I tell him he can gently take things from her and sweetly say, "Thats brothers/Solomons baby girl...thank you." But he panics when he sees her touch or try to play with anything. He tries to trade her for things to, but with crap, like apiece of fuzz haha. Im not sure the best way to go about this.
We are also thinking of taking him out of his 2 day a week preschool A) to save $70 a month and B) because I am sorta thinking about home schooling him. Its a BIG issue for me. I was home schooled for a majority of my school years, and I HATED it. I especially hated being put in and out of middle/high school after never going to school before. I have been trying to do "school time" with Solomon everyday that he doesn't go to school. its just a 15-20 minute time that we either do a worksheet or paint or do something. BUT, its becoming a bit of a struggle. Today we had this big battle because he wouldn't finish his (very small) worksheet. I just wanted him to finish so he doesn't get in the habit of deciding when we do and dont do school, if I am indeed home schooling him. But he yelled and cried and I was SOOOO frustrated that I am seriously recanting the thought. Do I need ANOTHER thing that I have to regulate with him? Another thing to (possibly) fight about? I'm just SO worried about making the wrong schooling choice. I am displeased with my childhood education and I REALLY want to offer him the BEST so that IF he wants to utilize it, he can. And I don't know that home schooling is going to do anything other than maybe put a wrench in our relationship. Thoughts???
Lots is going on...some things are starting to brew...I will keep you posted.
Monday, December 28, 2009
or...well...get A Naked Juice rebate :)
We love Naked Juice. Sometimes, it is the only source of friut and veggies that Solomon will eat, or, drink rather. Our favorite is Green Machine. I contains, 2 3/4 apples, 1/2 of a banana, 1/3 of a mango, 1/3 of a kiwi, a hint of pineapple,and then super good stuff: Spirulina, Chlorella, broccoli, spinach, blue green algae, garlic, barley grass, wheat greass, parsley, and giner. The best part, it tastes great. And Im not just saying that...my 3 year old says it.
So...if you've never tried it, nowis a great time!!! This is a GREAT coupn from The Mommy Trade that gives you a $10 rebate. Hope you can use it.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young
A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight
A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good on
Without any fear
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Get a load of that fridge!!! Covered in preschool art. I have to clean it of almost every week because he comes home with the most adorable things that all must be displayed. Any thoughts on what I should do to store/save them??? I can't bare to part with it just yet.
Well its Christmas Eve and we are off to the inlaws to open gifts. Its always scary opening gifts for me. Its like my least favorite thing to do ever...but it will be fun...
Sunday, December 20, 2009
My freak flags
-I love Africa.
-I have a passion for saving the poor and orphaned.
-I try so hard (and hate myself when I fail) to love "the least of these"
-I don't fit in to any political party.
-I think that a socialist mindset would change the world for the good.
- I think America purposefully started most of the wars we have been in because of greed...we set a very bad example, and should not claim to be the super power of the world b/c its embarrassing.
-I do not believe we've been to the moon.
-I think all citizens of this country, deserve equal rights!!
-I don't think that all homeless people (or people using government assistance) are lazy and deserve to be where there are. I love giving them a little something and praying that God changes their situation.
-I think war is not what God wants for this world and I think it saddens Him.
-I think that every word of the Bible is important and valid...not just Paul's words or the New Testament.
-I think it is enriching to celebrate the holidays of the Bible, the ones Jesus celebrated.
-I think Jesus did not come to create a religion.
-I think that if He (Jesus) were to come to this earth now, modern day Christianity would crucify him all over again, because His message seems to be so offensive to so many of them.
-I value all lives, not just the unborn American ones.
-I think vaccines are toxic and harmful for my children.
-I do not trust the medical community 90% of the time.
-I do not take my kids to the doctor for sick visits, in fact they have only ever been to get weighed and measured. They have never had ear infections or been on antibiotics and I'm sure they would have if I would take them.
-I think our diets are a massive reason for why sickness is consuming our country.
-I believe in holistic medicine and homeopathy.
-I want to save the earth in every way I can.
-I LOVE being green.
-I wish I were Amish.
-I believe in Attachment Parenting and giving my children a voice in our family.
-I believe that difference and diversity are what make this world an incredible place.
-I do not like it when people who do not embrace difference.
-I hate being judged for being different and try to never do that to other people.
-I wanted to have a home birth, and that does not make me crazy.
-I think that giving birth naturally was the most awesome incredible high that I have ever had.
-I think the general public makes to many decisions based on fear and it is destroying our nation.
-I think that our words and thoughts can REALLY effect our lives.
-I've always wanted to be a surgeon.
-I want to start an orphanage for AIDS babies.
-I want to be loved for me, not judged because my views might differ from yours...
-I want to be sure of myself and not have to sensor who I am in order NOT to offend you.
-I want a friend who accepts me and all my weirdness and truely gets me...
SO...today, I am starting something new. I am going to do my best to be me, to everyone, wave my freak flag and offend if I must...but I am not going to be ashamed of who I am and what I believe in...its to exhausting.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
(Solomon is in a pull-up bc it was bedtime fyi)
Dad and Cheryl also got him a ton of stuff but I didnt get any good videos of it :( He LOVED everything, of course!
Merry Christmas California family...we love you so much.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Not so sure about this whole Santa business.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Im having a hard time being away from my family and friends right now. Christmas is lots of fun at home. My mom makes the best food. My sister cracks me up for days on end. We got to my Aunt and Uncles house and hanging out with all the greatest people. I miss them a lot.
The kids and I went to Trader Joes today. Its a 40 minute drive and it was 25 degrees...so it was interesting to say the least. Both of the kids took a snooze in the car so I think Im skipping trying to get Solomon to take an addition nap. I think it will just end up frustrating me. So...instead we are going to make peanut butter cookies...heres to some no-sleep fun!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Shiloh likes to sleep in her bed. She was a little fussy just now, so I held her while I was lurking on facebook...and she started dozing in my arms. I was going to take her up to bed, but I just couldn't. Her sweet little head resting on my sholder, it smells so good. I just love her. I love how heavy she gets as she is dozing. She just melts right into me. She is so lovely. I went upstairs, finally, and just rocked her little sleeping body. Its going to be gone so quickly...I never ever want to forget it...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
She loves her magazies...Im not kidding, DO NOT try taking it away.
She isn't the best sleeper grrr... at 5 months old she stopped sleeping through the night and started waking up NON STOP for nurses. Seriously...such a creul joke. She is getting better now that the food routine is ironed out. She is such a sweet little baby. Shy and leary. So sensitive. So sweet. Oh how this girl loves her daddy. He walks in the door and she FREAKS, and I mean FREAKS out!!! Screams her head off, big giant tears...until he walks over, picks her up...then...she is perfectly content. Shes amazing. I love her. I love nursing her. I love they way her head smells. I love the way she react when I walk in the door from being gone. She is all though I could have dreamed of in a baby girl...my little bunny, Shiloh Love...
Solomon with his new treasured "Little Buddy"