Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May Sensory Box

It is called messy May sensory box. Somehow both of us ended up covered in corn starch. But it was so fun Jman cried when it went away and begged for it again.

This month is construction theme. Some rocks, beans, corn meal and corn starch and throw in some tractors. My little boys dream. He was a little hesitant about getting in there and kept trying to clean off, but that didn't last long. He finally was willing to get really into it. He wanted to get in the box as usual but I did not want to clean that up so he stayed out this time. I think this one is a favorite. May have to keep it through June because I don't see myself changing it.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Its ready

Only needing a few slight touches and we are ready for baby boy to come home. At some points I didn't think we would get here, but it is finished. The room is ready, the bed is ready, the clothes are washed, and the diapers are stocked. And I am more than ready to meet this sweet baby boy that will be added to our family.

As with Jman I had no idea of a theme, I didn't like the typical boy nurseries so we created our own all baseball theme. My mom made the curtains and the bed skirt and we ordered a nice colorful bedding set and painted it our own scheme. So another boy and here I  was thinking, I have no idea what to do. I knew I was not wasting money on a bedding set. Jman's was not used even once. Don't need a comforter and the bumper was a waste. So I would say this time around there is no specific theme. Just kind of went around looking to be inspired, found some sheets I liked and a lamp and went off those colors.  My mom made wonderful curtains, and we took the closet doors off, redid the whole design, and my mom made curtains to hang there.

Well here it is, baby boys room. Jman likes to play with the toys, and put them in the bed and say baby! I think he finally realizes there will be a baby soon, perhaps not sure how its happening, but he he knows that is baby's room. We are ready to bring you home and have our home filled with even more love!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013


I know what most of you are thinking, you have the best mom in the whole world. Well let me set you straight, I have the best mother in the whole world.

My mom is the most beautiful, generous, kind hearted, patient, easy going spirits you will ever know. She had always been there for me and my brothers no matter what. She always has and still does put her family first. My dad worked very hard and a lot of hours to support our family. My mom stayed home with three of us and put 3 meals a day on the table for us. I only remember eating out once in a blue moon. Wish I had the will power do to that for my family. My mother never lost her temper with us. Somehow she managed to keep her cool, even when my brother and I were killing each other. My dad and mom raised us in a home filled with love and faith and a safe place to make mistakes. Somehow she was able to form a long lasting friendship with me even when I went through those awful teen years. A friendship that still remains today. She always put us first. She has always been there and that's probably why I can't go a day without talking to her or going to her for any question I may have. I still need her.

I'm finding it really hard to put into words just how wonderful she is. I hope she knows how much I have always appreciated her. It wasn't until I became a mother myself that I realized just how hard the job of mothering is. I didn't realize just how much she sacrificed of herself daily to make us feel loved and cared for. I didn't know that she stayed up late wondering if we were safe or even breathing. I didn't know she probably snuck in my room every night to kiss me one more time. I didn't know that the slightest sound would make you jump out of bed to see if everything is ok. I didn't realize that even when there was no more strength or stamina she still found it in her to cook dinner or read just one more story or have a dance party. I didn't realize that choosing to stay home with us meant sacrificing so much of yourself. I didn't realize you worried constantly about us I didn't realize how much she loved me until I became a mother and did it myself.

Mom you truly are a remarkable woman and I hope you know how much you are loved and appreciated. I hope that I can live up to your example as a mother. I love you more than words can say.

Happy Mothers Day!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

A Day of Perfection

I've been in a funk the past couple weeks. Getting more tired everyday and just frustrated that I can't play with my little boy like I want to. I can't jump on the pillow pit with him or rough house with him or even have a tickle fight afraid he'll get too excited and kick me. It's really making me sad to sit back and watch him play. It makes it worse knowing it will be a good month post op before I will be able to. So that's like 10 more weeks of no playing, really playing with Jman. So that's depressing on top of having to have a surgery I really don't want.

But today has been wonderful! It started with a surprise visit from dad which means I got a daddy hug, one of those only a daddy can give. We did the usual grocery trip and then went outside all morning. It is gorgeous outside. If you can get out there!! I filled the water table and he had as much fun you can with that. He is my child so water is the best entertainment! We ate lunch outside and he thought that was a blast. We played all morning outside until nap time. And he is currently going on a 3+hour nap. Guess outside wore him out. So if the weather can stay nice maybe I will survive these few weeks. A perfect day filled with ordinary things.

I absolutely love this little boy!!

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