Sunday, May 16, 2010

A few snips

A few months ago we cut off Eli's signature hair cut.  It was a hard thing for us to do since we loved that hair on Eli and we knew that once we cut it, he would look so much older.  We still wanted to stay "true to the nature of Eli's hair" as Boyd put it.  So, we just snipped a bit.

Somehow Eli changed with that haircut.  He not only physically looked older, but he acted older.  He has grown up so much in the last few months.  Mainly he started talking much more.  He started by echoing everything Gavin said.  Now, he is finally forming more of his own sentences and communicating so much more. He loves puzzles, airplanes, sandboxes, and games.  It has also been fun to see the relationship between Gavin and Eli develop.  They still fight quite a bit, but they play, laugh, joke, and compete together and I love to watch it. 

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School Bus

Gavin went on his first school field trip and he rode his first school bus.  It was a very exciting day for all of us.  His class went and saw Seussical Musical and they had a great time.

Seeing his little face in the window of the school bus made me a little sad.  He is growing up so fast.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spoiled Mama

Today I was spoiled from the moment I woke up to the moment the kids went to bed, which was a huge contrast to last year's Mother's Day  near disaster.

The only thing that kept it from being a total disaster were dear friends.  Last year Boyd woke up on Mother's Day morning extremely sick.  Then during church, when Gavin went up to sing to the congregation with the other primary children, he had a total break down.  This led to me carrying him off the stand screaming, Then I followed with my own breakdown.  Luckily, I had some very dear friends jump in to save the day, by bring me flowers and taking my children to the park.  Then my dear friend's husband came down and made the dinner Boyd could not prepare. It is funny to look back on now, but I could not even post about it last year because I was so upset about it.

Today was so wonderful.  Boyd and the kids made a delicious breakfast and Boyd made Chilean sea bass with wild rice and roasted vegetables for dinner.  It was so delicious.  I also enjoyed some beautiful flowers.

I love my boys, all three.  I hope and pray that I can be the mother they deserve.  I am grateful I have that opportunity. My mother was such an amazing mom and I am constantly thinking about what I think she would do when I don't know what to do with my own children.  Lately, I feel I have been getting upset with my children too much.  I don't ever remember my mother yelling at me when I was young.  Did you ever yell at me mom?  I hope my kids remember how much I love them, always.  They are so precious.  I am happy to be their mom.  Thank you to my own mom for her unconditional love and to my mother-in-law for raising my sweet husband.

Happy Mother's Day!


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Where do I begin?

I have neglected this blog for long enough. There have been a lot of changes of around here. The biggest being that Boyd started a NEW JOB!

Boyd has been at the same company for our entire marriage. Many people questioned Boyd's decision to quit his job 2 weeks before our wedding nearly 7 years ago, but we had never felt more certain that we were making the right decision. The weekend before our wedding Boyd received a job offer. We felt so blessed and we were happy with his new company. But, Boyd has been there for nearly 7 years and for many reasons, it was time to move on.
We are thrilled with this new job and the opportunities that lie ahead. We feel so blessed.

Between jobs, we were able to take a mini vacation. We drove about 1 1/2 hours upstate to Mohonk Mountain House and stayed one night.   It is located in the Shawangunk Mountains on a preserve. There are tons of hiking trails and activites and the hotel is nestled between the Shawagunk Ridge and a lake.  We hiked, we rowed a boat, we played golf, we played croquet, we swam, and we ate.