Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Things to remember...

I can't find the cord to upload pictures right now. I'll have to have Steve help me find it when he gets home.
Just quickly wanted to write a few things about the boys that I want to share and document (I'm getting back into my teacher lingo)

Ian is now in a toddler bed. He's been in one for about a month now, I guess. Grammy and Papa got him a "Cars" (the movie) bed with matching bedding. I'll post a picture as soon as I can find the cord. He is saying some of the funniest things. The other day Steve came home from work with a big box of paperwork and Ian goes, "oh my goodness, look at that! oh my goodness!"
Every morning when he wakes up he tells us, "I seep good! mommy seep good? daddy seep good? baby seep good?" to which we are to reply, "yes, mommy (etc.) slept good" otherwise he gets upset and keeps telling you that you did until you agree. And you dare not tell him that you didn't "seep" good! I love the way he says squirrel, "swirl".

He LOVES his baby brother. He makes sure that you take him wherever he is going. First thing in the morning he runs to the bassinet and says, "I wanna see that baby. I wanna tawk to that baby" and then says to Hudson (very loudly) "Hiiiiiiiiiiii baby!! baby seep good?"

He's become obsessed with the Shrek movies - he'll tell you what Shrek says, "aaaaahhhhhhh owwwwww" and then tell you that's how Shrek "scares the boys" in the movie.

He cracks us up how he will pretend he can't hear you when you ask him random questions ~ he'll look straight ahead and try to hold back a smile or laugh and bats his eyes.

Hudson is growing way too fast! He's now eating rice cereal and LOVES it - he gets so excited when he sees the spoon coming. I love how he looks trying to figure out how to eat it!

He has the cutest laugh ever! It's really deep for such a little baby. He laughs so hard when you sniff his armpits (yes, i know;) and "eat" his tummy.

Whenever you head towards him to pick him up he gives you the biggest smile and wiggles his little body cocking his head to one side - like he's so excited he can't stand it! So cute! He's also started grabbing at things.

I love how when he is nursing he will look up at me and smile. He will also keep his hand up to my mouth for me to kiss on his sweet fingers.

He loves his big brother!! Every time Ian comes near him he just beams!! He loves watching him and cooing to him.

He loves bath time, he's started splashing a lot lately which he thinks is hilarious and so does Ian. Ian loves to help give "that baby" a bath - he has to have his own wash cloth.

I am so thankful for my kids, for my family. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by how much I love them!

...It's time for my annual breakdown...I had a mini one the other day. I can feel it building up...

I sat on the couch smelling Hudson's sweet baby head for the longest time - trying to make sure that I will remember. and I hold on to Ian when we hug so long that he probably thinks I'm a weirdo;).
Sometimes I feel so selfish because I know how lucky I am to be with them during summers and holidays. But I don't want to miss anything. I don't want to miss them...


Rachel said...

I do that too sometimes -- sit and look, cuddle, smell and try to make myself remember forever... Your kiddos sound cute. I can't wait to get to know them (and you!)

Heidi said...

oh, Rachel, now I am crying!! I will be thinking about you this week...and praying for peace and that the boys do GREAT!!

The Potts Family said...

I am cracking up at Ian and his personality! I can't wait for Braelyn to start saying funny things like that. "Mommy sleep good?" So cute!

Leilanni said...

I loved reading about their little personalities - I feel like I am right there with you :-)

Praying for you as school gears back up. Missing your boys so much is just part of what makes you such a fabulous mama - they are much loved :-)