Thursday, July 30, 2009
Well, that was many months ago, and Jaden is still looking for Santa in every single semi truck that we pass. The other day, as we were driving to El Paso, we were passing several semi's and as we approached each one, Jaden said "I need to see Santa." He anxiously looked up out of his window and waited. And after passing each one, his face dropped in disappointment, "I not see Santa again." I'm just sure that one of these days his efforts will pay off and we will pass that semi-driving Santa again. There's gotta be more than one, right??
Friday, July 24, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Because of you, I became a mommy.
Because of you, I have never enjoyed life more.
Because of you, I have seen just how high a pile of laundry can grow.
Because of you, Bear Bear is always on my mind.
Because of you, we have Barney playing in the car...all the time.
Because of you, I haven't stopped worrying for the past two and a half years (plus the nine months before that).
Because of you, I will probably worry for the rest of my life.
Because of you, I have learned how wonderful the "terrible" twos can be.
Because of you, there are things in life that don't matter like they used to.
Because of you, there are things in life that matter way more than they ever did before.
Because of you, I have read How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon about a thousand times.
Because of you, I have never been asked so many questions.
Because of you, I am always concerned about the ingredients in the foods and products we buy.
Because of you, I have learned about every sport there is.
Because of you, I rarely ever shop for me anymore.
Because of you, I research everything.
Because of you, I keep Benadryl with me at all times.
Because of you, I have learned how important naps are.
Because of you, I can never get enough hugs and kisses.
Because of you, Daddy loves Saturday cartoons (or at least he has a good excuse to watch them now).
Because of you, I don't leave home without snacks and a sippy cup.
Because of you, family has a whole new meaning.
Because of you, I love shopping for new toys.
Because of you, toys are taking over the house.
Because of you, I can't go shopping without checking out the little boy's clothes and shoes.
Because of you, we've been to tons of birthday parties.
Because of you, people smile and greet us everywhere we go.
Because of you, we can't go to the mall without stopping in Barnes & Noble to play with the trains.
Because of you, Daddy has a new best buddy.
Because of you, the house is never quiet.
Because of you, I know where all the best ice cream stops are.
Because of you, I am a better teacher.
Because of you, I am always learning.
Because of you, there is never a dull moment.
Because of you, we haven't been on time for anything for the past two and a half years.
Because of you, all the "little things" are so much more important.
Because of you, Elijah has an amazing big brother.
Because of you, I have never been happier in my life.
I Love You Jaden Bear!
Friday, July 17, 2009
- Your big, brown, beautiful eyes!
- The way you laugh in your sleep.
- Your shy, quiet smile.
- The adorable rolls of fat on your thighs.
- The way you love to coo and talk.
- Your perfectly kissable chubby cheeks.
- How you love to watch your big brother and let him kiss, tickle, and play with you.
- The way you clasp your hands together and suck on your fists.
- How adorable you look in your duck bath robe.
I Love You Lijah Bear!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Update on 8/17/09: I PASSED!!!!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Here are some pictures from our fun weekend...
Jaden's ready to go swimming. It took some convincing to remind him that he always has to wear his swim jacket, but once we got it on, he was ready to go!
Asking me not to take a picture of him!
Wow, they look like they are performing in an aquatic show.
Splashing is always the best part
There's Elijah with sleepy eyes, fighting an outdoor nap. I put his feet in the water and he didn't like that one bit!
Happy Fourth of July (and birthday to Aunt Maureen).
My brother Jeremy trying out a neat firework stick. It looks like he's juggling fire.
Front row seats for the front yard fireworks display.
Jaden was terrified to go outside and tried to stop everybody else from going out too. As everybody snuck out to do fireworks, Nana convinced him that it was safe to watch from inside his playroom.
My cousin Connor got to see the babies for the first time and just loved holding them. Jaden was especially attached to him and wanted to
My sister Angela, cousin Colleen holding Aubrey, sister-in-law Melissa, Aunt Kathy, and cousin Connor holding Elijah.