Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Technology

As soon as I get one of those fancy computers that can read my mind and type, my blog will be so much more current. I think I have started about 25 posts in my head but usually it is about 1:00 in the morning and I am not willing to plod downstairs to actually write the post. You all are totally missing out because I am really witty in my head especially when I am deliriously tired. I will try to summarize what has been going on.

Halloween came, Emelia was Tinkerbell, Sam was a pumpkin. It was fine. I am not a big Hallpween fan so it was what it was and that is fine by me.

A week after Halloween we went to Turks and Caicos to a Beaches family resort. It was really good. Jeff and I decided you have to adjust your expectations. Vacation with two kids is different then vacation with one kid which is different than vacation with no kids. So our trip was nice. Sam did great but Emelia had a little more trouble adjusting to change. She is very routine driven, so new settings and routines are tougher for her. (I have no idea where she gets that.)

It is so funny as I wrote this I remember one of the challenges was what to do with Sam because he could not sit up on his own then and the hotel room was all tile so we were constantly afraid he would bonk his head. As I type this he is sitting in our tile kitchen pushing the high chair back and forth. He started sitting on his own shortly after we got back and then he started getting up on all fours and now he is crawling. He is slow but deliberate and persistent. He just started crawling this weekend. He can even get himself back to a sitting position from all fours. He is so much more movement oriented then Emelia was.

Emelia turned three on December 10. I can't believe she is three already. Time is such a funny thing. When you are in the middle of it it seems like each day is an eternity but when you look back on it it seems like the blink of an eye. She is doing and saying funny things but she also gets a little attitude every now and again. She is understanding more things but still doesn't fully get things. I told her she could have a cookie or a piece of fudge for dessert. She opted for teh cookie. Ten minutes later she says "I don't want the cookie, I want the fudge instead." The only problem was she had already eaten the cookie. Nice try!

This is the time of year that Jeff and I both tend to be very reflective. I love fresh starts which is why I like mornings and the new year. I am especially excited to start this new year. I feel like I am just starting to get my bearings again since Sam was born. I still have rough days and trying to get both kids to the store in my small window between naps when it is seven degrees outside with two feet of snow on the ground is trying. Yet, I finally fell in love with Sam and I genuinely enjoy him most of the time. I distinctly remember when I fell in love with Emelia and it took a little longer with Sam but he is a sweet baby. He can typically be found in the front of a shopping cart charming unsuspecting bystanders. He is quick to smile and loves his big sister. Being able to see teh positive in both of my children is a refreshing cange of pace from the past several months and I am excited to take my brighter outlook into the new year. God is good and has sustained me through this trying year.

I have several goals for teh new year but one is to blog more frequently even if it is just a quick entry or a picture. Jeff got a fancy new camera and has been taking some great pictures. I really do want to remember these times even the ugly days.