Monday, April 26, 2010

Bye Bye Binkies

The kids both gave up their binkies last week.

It was a big milestone for them. All along, I have planned to have them give them up together. They both had them only to sleep.

There were a lot of tears the first day, but both are adjusting fine. I feel free, not having to drag them with us and worry about losing one somewhere.

They do both seem bigger. There is less baby in them every single day.

In some ways, it makes me sad. But in others, I am excited. It feels like a relief, to be past not only binkies but nursing, bouncey seats, diaper bags, baby gates, bibs, baby food, and not too far in the future: diapers.

Just looking forward.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Today we went to Putt-Putt as a reward for Asa's good behavior at the dentist.

It was very fun. And we found out that kids 3 and under are free!! Bonus. :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Asa had his first dentist appointment today.

He did very, very well. Through the roof better than expected. I was very proud.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

City Kids in a Country Garden

My kids helped my mom garden today.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Last night we flew a kite. But it was cold, and Ellis was sad. Asa had a blast.

We've been keeping busy with Easter and updating the paint (and soon carpet) in the house. It's a nice spring project, making our walls feel clean and new. I promise to add picture of the improvements after it's finished. I didn't take before pictures, so I guess you'll only see the difference if you've been here.

Sad truth, I haven't been enjoying photography the way I used to. Which is my own fault, I am sure. But I have a new idea I'd like to try with it as soon as I can work it out. It just might take awhile.

But chances are getting larger every day that I may never open a business. I just know in my heart, it's not for me.

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Knight in Plastic Armor

It's been a rough two days with him, so I need to focus on the things about him that warm my heart.

What a strong, soft-hearted, determined little boy he is. He loves his sister more than I could have ever expected or asked him to. He is helpful, and always grabs me a tissue or my shoes if I ask.

He has a great laugh. And honestly, his smile is the most gorgeous smile I have ever seen in my life.

I remember holding him when he was a baby, and crying because I couldn't keep him that way. I have this issue with time... and it always bothers me that I can never press pause.

But looking at him now, I wouldn't go back if given the chance. Watching him grow and learn is so rewarding. He is so engaged in his surroundings, and excited about life. He soaks up everything he hears and sees. And he is good at everything he tries. It just amazes me.

He is my buddy. And I have been so blessed to have him placed in my care.

He is my little tiny knight. Brave and strong and good. And I love him.

Even on days like this.