Saturday, May 29, 2010

Haircuts, Pools, Refrigerators, and Tears

I have a few sporadic topics to cover so this blog is likely to not mesh well. But that's ok with me because I am certainly not getting paid to write it :)

I took Klaeyton yesterday to get his hair chopped off. I loved his long shaggy emo boy hair, but now when I look at him I melt even more because not only do I see my beautiful little bouncing boy, but I see his father, in his smile and especially in his devious grin. It's a constant reminder of how blessed I am as a wife and a mother. 

We got K a pool for the back yard and so far he really doesn't care for it. I tried sitting in it with him and he just stands in one spot and then gets mad when his toys float away or when he can't reach me. I'm hoping the more we use it, the more he'll want to play in it. It's a good thing we didn't spend a whole lot on it. 

So today I was blessed by a friend to receive a refrigerator that is "real size." haha. If you're confused by what I'm talking about I'll fill you in... for the past year we've been using a refrigerator that is shorter than me and has internal freezer space that holds like three things. It's been the biggest pain in the butt ever and when the new fridge arrived I could barely contain my excitement. Looking at it, I think it's almost twice the size of the one we've been using. I totally know I'm a mom when I get excited over a refrigerator :) but even more so now that I don't have to go grocery shopping twice a week! Woo hoo! So a big Thank You to the Freemans and to Rolin for bringing it over to us. 

K has been fighting bed time the last few nights, but tonight when I told him we were reading the last book and that we had to get ready to turn his music on, he didn't bolt into the living room, instead he snuggled into my chest and put his arms around me. And of course, with my raging pregnancy hormones, I started to cry. Klaeyton looked at me with these big concerned eyes and just kept hugging me. It's amazing that someone so little and so new to the world can be so attuned to my feelings. 

Oh the joy of being an ordinary mom.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Zoo

In a literal sense summer isn't quite here. Schools aren't all out, the pools aren't open and we haven't gotten through the oh so popular Memorial Day weekend. But for us it has already arrived :) I broke out my flip flops and Mcdonalds sweet tea cravings a long time ago, softball has started, we filled up Klaeyton's pool, we've definitely used our air conditioner more than once, and yep I've already gotten a touch of sun burn.  And we can already tell it's going to be a great summer. 

Yesterday I took K to the zoo for the first time. Not only did we go with some fantabulous people, we had an awesome time. Yes, it was very hot and sticky and Klaeyton did a lot of whining in the beginning due to the fact that I confined him to the stroller in order to avoid chasing him into the lion's den, but after I let it go and let him walk some in the 85 degree weather, he realized how much nicer he had it riding in a stroller.  

The most classic moment, however was in the primate building where we approached the baboons and K yelled, "BUTT!!" at the top of his lungs. It was one of those moments I really wish I could have gotten on film. 

All in all it was a great experience and I think it warrants another trip on a different day. 

Oh the joy of being an ordinary mom <3 

**spoiler... we're cutting K's hair today :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dry Spell

Of course I'm sure I could come up with all sorts of excuses for why I haven't blogged in awhile. Let's see... there's the fact that I'm pregnant and I've spent the majority of the last month camped out on my couch due to utter exhaustion and extreme nausea. Oh and the idea that being a mom a second time around is actually more tiring than being a first time mommy. At least with a first pregnancy you can sleep and rest when you need to, not when your toddler decides he isn't going to bang you in the head with his toy horse yelling "Yee-Haw!" So needless to say my small amount of energy has been spent on making sure K is fed and at least somewhat clean. 

So up until about two days ago, it was a complete struggle to do laundry, wash dishes and just keep the house somewhat clean. Not to mention our yard looked like the amazon. And all this...after I quit Red Lobster, which is another story in its entirety. Anyhow, after my lovely midwife prescribed me some anti-nausea medicine, I have woken up and actually been able to drink a cup of coffee without dry heaving and throwing up the previous days stomach contents :) woot woot go me! I'm about eleven weeks so hopefully the 2nd trimester is washing over me a little early :)

Klaeyton's last day of daycare for the summer is tomorrow. We decided to pull him out for these warm summer months and then re-enroll him in the fall when I plan to start subbing around here. 

I can't even express how excited I am about summer time. Warm weather, pools, the beach, sweet tea, softball and Old Navy flip flops. We are so ready! Matt and I worked on the yard yesterday and are planning to work on it some more today. You know, we're trying to get rid of that whole jungle look. 

Klaeyton is growing so fast. It really is true what they say, when they're this little, the time flies by quicker than you could ever imagine. Which is yet another reason I want to be at home as much as possible. He will never be this little ever again and I don't want to miss it. 
He's so funny. I could be having the worst day ever and just watching him for a moment makes it all melt away. And watching him grow is nothing short of a miracle. He's so intelligent and even sneaky sometimes. Jasey is truly his best friend. He knows her name is Jasey but he just calls her dog. Watching the two of them together is fascinating. I couldn't ask for anything better. 

Oh the joy of being an ordinary mom.