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Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm still here!

Hey all. I know I haven't posted in a while. Sorry! (I'm not sure anyone reads anyway.) I've been working the past couple of weeks at my old job - just to fill in for someone while she was on vacation. Bryan stayed home with David, because he's not getting paid anyway.

It was interesting going back to work. I now know what it is like being a working mom, and I have to say "I don't like it!" The actual working part was okay. I got to work with my former coworker, which was nice. And it was a lot more laid back than it used to be. But all-in-all it was a good experience, and of course I would be willing to help out if they ever need me in the future.

But I can say for certain that my main priority is my son. I'm so glad to be back at home with him. I'm so thankful that God has allowed me the opportunity to be able to stay home with him, because I know so many mothers who aren't able to do it even though they want to. I know my calling is to be a stay-at-home mom, and working away from home for two weeks just confirmed it. My heart wasn't in being away from home.

We survived Ike with very minor damage to our fence and a few shingles missing. My sis & my niece are back at home and getting on with their normal lives. I miss my dad staying with us, though. I was getting used to our talks in the evening when he got home from work.

Oh I have to share how proud of David I am. He just recently started saying "Octagon" and actually pointing to the shape. It feels so wonderful to have all that hard work starting to pay off! I love my little blessing from God.

Anyway, that's all I have for now. Not much else going on... Talk to y'all later!

Friday, September 12, 2008

20 Things I Love About My Baby

9/11/08 - 20 months

  1. I love how you spin around and around and make yourself fall down and you laugh so hard.
  2. I love how you start talking and you have entire conversations, even though I don’t always know what you are saying.
  3. I love how you lay down next to Midnight and cuddle with him when he is on the floor next to you.
  4. I love how you like to help me around the house. You help Mommy so much with the laundry and dishes, and you are a little pro at cleaning up your room!
  5. I love how you say “Hey” to people all around you and how you say it when you like something Mommy has said.
  6. I love how you like to sit on the bathroom counter and brush your teeth while I brush mine.
  7. I love how you like to pray before our meals. Sometimes you hold out your hands over and over and insist that we “paay”.
  8. I love how you point out trucks, flags, towers, cranes, trains and planes when we are driving!
  9. I love your one dimple!
  10. I love when we go out in your wagon. I love pulling you around and watching you point out the birds, clouds and trees.
  11. I love how you go get my shoes, put them on, and then go get your shoes when you want to go outside and play.
  12. I love how you go to the CD player and start pushing the on/off button when you want to listen to your music.
  13. I love when you like a song and start singing and swaying to the music.
  14. I love cuddling on the couch with you in the morning while I enjoy my coffee and you enjoy your milk.
  15. I love how you will bring a book to me when you want to read.
  16. I love how you help me water the plants! You are so good at pointing out which ones I’ve missed.
  17. I love how you push your rocket and wagon around the house and roll up the rugs so you can have hills to roll over.
  18. I love when you crawl up into the chair in Mommy’s & Daddy’s bedroom and are so proud to sit there like a big boy.
  19. I love hearing you talk and play in the morning before Daddy comes to get you out of bed.
  20. I love how when you find something on the floor that doesn’t belong, you immediately pick it up and bring it to me.
  21. I love your sweet nature, good sense of humor, eagerness to laugh and most of all your kisses and hugs!

Okay that's 21 but I thought of an extra one!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Proud of My Boy

Okay so I said I would update everyone on how David's first week of MDO went. I'm just going to say he did great! He only cried a few minutes and then (according to his teachers) he was fine for the rest of the day.

Tuesday when I went to pick him up, he gave me a big "HI" and then went back to playing with his toy. That was so funny. I was like "well you got over me fast". Ha ha.

Thursday he was a little more hesitant to go in, because he knew what was going on. So he was crying before I even took him into the room. It is so hard to leave him when he is crying, but they say that's the best thing to do. Then while eating my lunch alone (sniff, sniff), I called to see if he was napping and he was! That made me feel tons better, because he usually refuses to sleep anywhere except his bed.

They send home a report with everything he does for the day which is like opening a present when I get in the car. I can't wait to get him buckled in, so I can see what he's been doing all day!

Okay that's all for now. Hope everyone has a great week!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We got one!

Bryan got a paycheck!!! Everyone join me in praising God for his faithfulness!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy LaBoar Day!

Happy Labor Day! Did anyone get any rest? I didn’t. This was a power-packed weekend. Saturday we took Bryan’s step-mom out to celebrate her b-day. Pappasito’s, yum! Next time you go, you should have the lobster quesadillas. Mmmm. Bryan’s sister, Leslie was there and her son, Kazz who didn’t seem to want to be there for lunch. Sorry Kazz, I know you don’t like hanging out with us old folks.

Sunday evening (yes we went to church Sunday morning) we went to a luao, hosted by a long-time co-worker friend of ours. He’s always been a blast to hang out with, along with his wife. The theme was LaBoar day, so in traditional luao style, they roasted a whole pig appropriately named Gustav. That was interesting to watch, but even yummier to eat. Thanks Gustav! The only part of the evening that wasn’t desirable for me was the fact that it was outdoors in the evening. If you refer to my previous post, I do not like eating outdoors while competing with the flies for my food or being attacked by blood-thirsty mosquitoes. But David was happy to go swimming with Daddy, and he had a great time which is all that really matters anyway. All in all, it was a great time.

Today we went to Dad’s house for a barbeque with my sis, Melissa, and her husband, Aaron. My sweet niece & nephew were there too, whom David just loves. But Dad was working, so he wasn't there. :( We had yummy brisket & sausage. Good job Aaron! Oh yeah and we ate indoors which was awesome! So the only one I was competing with for my food was David. Ha ha.

So that’s the tale of our adventurous weekend. I can’t wait until tomorrow, so I can rest a little! :)