Friday, March 30, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
There is something to be said about walking outside and realizing that you don't need a coat. The world in general feels lighter...and car seats buckle without much struggle.
I think that the temp was at about 77 degrees today, maybe warmer. Although I know it is not going to last, today was perfect.
When we got home from the gym, I transferred Jack from his car seat to the lawn in one large swoop. He ran around with his arms outwards yelling "Its nice and warm mommy, I yub it! I yub outside! Yets play!" An hour later there were chalk murals on the bricks of our home, soccer balls crushing unfinished tulips and sweat on my baby's head.
He slept like a rock in his cool room under the warmth of his "choopy" (aka Sage's childhood blankie).
When he woke from his nap we were at it again. We jumped in the stroller to meet our friends Lauren and Jackson. We hit up 2 parks. Between park rotation we stopped to get some cool treats. Jack sat so still on this bench dripping with icy sugary goodness. " How does it taste Jack?" ..."Dayicious mommy"
As Sage was putting Jack to bed I sat out on the steps to think about the day. It doesn't get much better than this. Well, it would have been better if my legs didn't look like milk-toast in shorts, but more sun to come. Hopefully sooner than later. Much love to our park buddies!
Monday, March 26, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
I remember when I was prego and Jack would wake me up in the middle of the night- he would press so sweetly on my bladder or ever so not gently place his fetal heel in my ribs. Months later, he would keep me up all night- no matter how tired I was. I know that EVERY mom has experienced these things. I know many moms who have dealt with so much more. I am NOT complaining. But...
On those nights, just as I would go cross eyed from exhaustion, I would smile- One day I will have my revenge. I couldn't wait until he was 13. I would wake him up a the crack of dawn singing "rise and shine and give God your glory" just like my mom would on Sundays.
I will still have that moment, but today I was just testing the waters.
Jack took a long nap. I don't like when he sleeps past 3pm because it screws up his nite-nite routine. God forbid I miss a second of Idol.* Anyway, I went in to wake him up with my normal back rubs and soft voice when " STOP MOMMY"
What?!?- Oh no you didn't!
I started to laugh, which really pissed him off...
" Do you want to just stay in your bed all day?"
(thumb in mouth) "es ommy"
I proceeded to lay on the floor and stick one finger at a time through the rungs of his crib and touch his nose.
I know I sound horrible. If you are reading this and are not a mom, just get over my twisted humor.
This all went on for about 5 minutes.
He finally got up and cuddled with me as he woke up. My baby, I adore him...but I almost wet myself- the look on his face...yeah I'm that mom- I still can't wait till he's 13
*What is up with idol?!? san-what-ever really just bugs me out! ugh!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Woman at Gym: How many weeks do these classes go for?
Me: They are 7 week sessions.
W.A.G.-Well I've got 2 weeks.
Me: Its a tough class, but its good.
W.A.G.- Where do you see the difference?
Me: I've noticed a change in my arms and alot in my butt.
(side note- class is going on at this time- I'm missing steps because she won't stop talking)
W.A.G.- Well, I've got 2 weeks. How long have you been doing this- how big were you before?
Me: (mentally: WHAT?!?) out loud: months- slowly but surely.
I then move away- FAR away.
I don't really know what to say about this woman- I just thought I would share our conversation.