Tuesday, March 30, 2010

6:58 and all is well

It is 6:58 a.m. and I am the only one awake in my house.  This is unprecedented.  Em and Sam are both usually awake by 6:30 at least, one blessing from daylight savings time because Sam used to think 5:00 a.m. was a good wake up time.  I had a cup of coffee, did my Bible study had some quiet time with God.  Yahoo!  What a good start to my day.  We went to the playground last night and I am pretty sure the fresh air is knocking them out.  It has been five months since we had any so  it is refreshing.

I better go wake Jeff up.  We have not had to set an alarm since Sam was born so he might be late for work.

More wit and wisdom from my three year old....  The other day I was mad at myself because I went to Hobby Lobby to purchase 2 yards of ribbon to finish this projects I was working on.  I found that and more.  Well I left the ribbon at the store.  Ugh!  Emelia asked what was wrong and I said I was frustrated.  She said "mommy, do you need to take a deep breath or have a little quiet time with God?"  Yes, Emelia I probably do. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mini March Madness

Apparently Emelia has been watching March Madness with her daddy.  The other day she told me her pony's name was "whitey".  This is what Jeff calls every Caucasian player whose name he doesn't know when watching basketball.  (e.g, "Give it to Whitey, he's wide open.)  All other players get called by their number but for some reason the white guys don't.  I don't ask why, I just go with it.    By the way, in case you were wondering, Emelia told me her other pony's name is Murray State.  Awesome!  

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Off the Wagon

I seem to have fallen off the blog wagon.  February is always a sort of yucky month.  As usual this one was no different.  It has been five years since my mom died and one year since Jeff's dad died.  It is hard to believe.  On the 26 a good friend of ours lost his father and earlier this month a friend of mine lost a baby.  It just seems like such a strange thing.  I am adding it to my list of questions for heaven.  February also seems to mark the time of year when I am so DONE with winter.  March is never a whole lot warmer in actual degrees but it feels like spring is coming.  It was 43 degrees and I almost busted out my flip flops.  Needless to say I am happy to welcome March.

Things seem to be relatively calm right now.  I should not actually even write that because the second I start to settle in I feel like I unravel shortly thereafter.  I did want to take a minute and document some of the funny things Emelia has been saying lately.  She is just becoming such a little person.  She cracks me up.  She is also so cute I just want to squish her half the time. 

On our recent road trip to Bloomington we were in a McDonald's restroom where I was trying to get her to go potty before we got back in the car and she was sitting on the toilet singing and bopping around.  I said Emelia focus, go pee pee.  She proclaimed loud and proud " Buttocks, make pee-pee." I use the term tush but Jeff uses the term buttocks, needless to say I know where she picked that up.

This morning she was in the bathroom and she said "excuse me, I would like some company."  Really?

She is really picking up on what we say.  I try to teach her things and I get frustrated because it seems like she is not getting it and then one day she will just blurt it out.  I was trying to tell her that we live in Omaha but she said no we live in a house.  Yes, that is true but, nevermind.  It did not seem to sink in and then two weeks later we were on our road trip and she said I want to go back to Omaha. 

She is just a funny little noodle.  So far this is my favorite stage.  Sam is also hitting a good streak.  I can't wait until he starts talking so I can really see his personality shining through.  He already has clear preferences in food and books.  He will eat almost anything but fruit.  He only wants to eat things that he can pick up.  He has a tough time with fruit because it is slipery.  He likes fruit and yogurt and will still occasionally eat fruit if I puree it but he will eat a whole can of pinto bean in three days time.  He routinely eats more than Emelia at meal time.  Like his sister before him he loves cheese.  He usually eats an entire thing of string cheese for dinner.  I made these applesauce muffins that have butternut squash in them and he LOVES them.  They are full of good stuff.  One day he had a few to many and pooped three times in two hours.

At this very moment in this exact spot life is pretty darn good.  I thank God for that and try to bask in the glow of His grace for the moment.