Monthly Archives: April 2014

22 Months.

Oh my little love.

You are such a boy these days and while you are starting to venture out from being called mama’s baby you prefer little man over big boy.

How will you be two in two short months?!

I seriously never imagined loving a toddler as much as I not only love you but like you and enjoy being around you. Every day is so funny, yes, they often have hard moments, but those don’t outweigh the joy you bring to your daddy and me.

Your memory astounds me. Seriously, you remember things that happened months ago.

You are starting to count more.

You love to sweep and clean the dishes. It is kind of more work for me in the long run but I definitely don’t want to stifle that desire so most of the time I let you help.

You try to sing your ABCs, you do pretty well. Whenever you see letters, you either call them “ABC or WYX” haha

You LOVE to read your little golden books.

You are still insanely obsessed with trucks, cars, really anything with wheels.

When you start running I don’t know how your little body will ever slow down but it always does.

You had two “injuries” this month that involved falling into mulch and scraping up your face and touching a lawnmower that had just been on and burning your pointer finger a little bit. So now when we go outside you announce “MULCH” and “HOT”. Like I said, you don’t really forget things…

We have to have more talks now that you are getting older and so vocal about things when you disagree but your heart is so teachable and I am forever grateful for that.

You like to watch yourself on video a lot… “watch Haddon!”

You also have a sensitive spirit and hate to disappoint, sometimes if I start talking to you in a stern voice you yell: MAMA and I remind you, “son, mama is not mad at you I am just teaching you (whatever it is at that moment)…”

Overall, your communication is excellent and so we rarely get too frustrated with each other because we just talk it out.

One of my very favorite things that you say is: “I blessed”. If you sneeze and I say “God bless you” you reply with “I blessed”. You get if from your dad who always says that as well. It has carried over to burping and tooting. You say “scuse me” after you do it and then I say “you’re excused” and then you say “I blessed”. It’s the cutest.

You are quite the little repeat, we have hit the age where we need to mind what we say around you…. here are some of the things you say on a regular basis though:

“Mom, pooped! Change ya”

“Want a couple”

“Want all of them”

“I’m coming”

“CHAPick BALL”

“Don’t touch it”

“That dananan” (dangerous)

“Be careful”

“Don’t spill it”

“Hold you” or “Mama hold”

“Want to see it”

“Want to hold it”

Sometimes I forget you are still so little because you act like such a big boy.

Two things I am nervous for in the coming months and have no idea the right way or time to do them:

1)      Transitioning you out of a crib

2)      Taking your pacifier… I don’t even like to think about it

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My Media Free Month.

That break was SO refreshing. I definitely needed it.

I totally recommend that you consider if it would be a good thing for you. Even if it isn’t for a whole month just to take breaks or set limits or have purpose in your social media habits!

Go read this blog and then this blog. She articulates better than I ever could.

Was it hard? Somewhat.

There were so many things I wanted to ask the people’s opinion for during last month.

For example:

  • How do you vacuum carpeted stairs? Especially, with a heavy Dyson…
  • What do you do when your 1.5 year starts burping and farting and then announcing it? Even, if he does say “cuse me” at the end.

Overall though, I loved my break and will probably do it again. Maybe not for a whole month but take time to just remove myself when I feel it’s necessary or real life has a lot going on that day, etc.

I think going forward one thing I will do to help me use my time wisely is not put that Facebook icon back on my phone. I keep my computer downstairs in the basement and I’m on it all day long for work. So I rarely retreat back to the basement during the evenings. I think that will help me not scroll so much at night when I could use my time to be with my boys, cook, prepare for the next day, read, etc!

Speaking of reading, I did it so much more than I normally do. The bible, books, to my son… I just had more time to read when I wasn’t reading statuses.

Have you thought about taking a break? What’s stopping ya?!

Also… seriously, how do you vacuum carpeted stairs? Still haven’t done it… yes, I moved a month ago.

Wordless Wednesday.

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Training Tuesday.

Its’s no wonder I don’t always feel good at my job. This made me encouraged and laugh out loud.

so so true, and I enjoy some of the hats more than others.

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