Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blue Skies

When I was pregnant with the boys I freaked out one night that the boys might ask me why the sky is blue and I would not know what to say.    I mean, as a mom, I need to have these cute concise correct answers down pat.   

Internet to the rescue.  I searched for the answer, read all the sites I could.  Then I came up with my own little concise answer.  Okay now I could rest.  No.  Pregnancy hormones must have been in overdrive, because I took the blue sky quest to the next level. 

Steve must know the answer too.  I sat there ignoring what was probably a really good game or show of some kind that he was watching.  I read him a couple sites, told him my answer to the sky blue question.   Proceeded to ask him what he thought he would say.   Sweetly he said that sounded good....or you could always look it up with them on the internet.  

I am still holding on to my answer....what if they ask me in the car...or when we are camping....

I can't let them know that I have no friggin' clue until they are  much older....

Monday, March 30, 2009

EWW STINKY Makes My Monday 2

Thank goodness for pampers!  

Nathan's skin reacts to everything.  We can only use the regular pampers, not huggies, not pampers cruisers, not Target brand....or his little bottom becomes a a red hot bum. 

He has had four explosive diarrheas this morning already.  His bum is only slightly red.  And we have only gotten one little drop on the carpet.   I have my handy helper, Adam, to get plastic bags and lots of wipes.   The entire time the are both holding their noses, saying " EWW STINKY"

If my little Nathan bean can smile while he is having the runs and the pukes, I can surely smile while cleaning it up.  

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Nathan is very sick, but Adam is being the best brother in the world and bringing him toys and playing so nice and quiet.  

Brotherly love makes my Monday. 

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Adam: " trade, trade" (referring to trading the green sippy for the blue one)

Nathan  crying

Mom: " He does not want to trade.   Just drink out of the green one."

Adam:  "trade trade"

Nathan:  "NO"

Mom:  "Adam you always want the green sippy. "

Adam:  "TRADE!!!"

Mom: " Adam.  Stop." 

Adam crying.

Nathan: "Trade Trade!"

Adam: "NO"  (smiling)

Nathan giggles.

Mom ...just walking a way...deep breaths....


One evening an old cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of people. 
He said "My son, the battle is between 2 "wolves" inside us all.

One is evil.  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. 

The other if Good.   It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith"

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which one wins?"

The grandfather simply replied, "The one you feed."


2-year-old pictures

2-year-old pictures

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dirty floors.   Dirty Counters.  Dirty Dishes.   Crying children.  Bad Day?  No.   

We all get a gut check every once in a while.  Last night mine was Tuesday.  I was reading some mommy blogs and stumbled on Tuesday's story.    All I can say is we need to live each day.  We need to hug and kiss our kids each day.   

Each day is a blessing.   

For a gut check please visit Tuesday's blog by clicking on the picture above.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Way Back When-esday: Starbucks!

Starbucks Fix.   The sound of two happy babies drinking.  The taste of a carmel latte.  

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

762 days

The boys have been learning and growing (outside of me) for 762 days.    I remember the first time I held them.  I still can taste the first time I kissed their little heads.   My heart flutters as I remember the first time 10 fingers curled around mine.  

As they age I am sure birthdays, zoo trips, and first days of school will be remembered.   I am sure pictures of catching frogs, chasing bubbles, and first water slides will be captured.   In my memory, though, it will be days like today that are forever tucked into the category "priceless."

This day, 762, we colored at the kitchen table.  We watched "SuperWhy."   This day we sat on the couch and read for the 418th time the little people picture book.   They name things from ambulances to frogs.  I laugh at the thought of reading it when all the could say was bird and ballon.  I would go right to those pages to point to what they knew again and again.  Now I try to stump them with pictures of trash cans, cabbage, and potato salad.   

As we sat down to lunch and all shared three peanut butter and honey sandwiches I felt it.  I felt what we only feel at certain blessed moments in our life.   I felt pure love.   I looked into four little brown eyes and teared up at all we have been through over the past 762 days.  

I laughed at the days when I would call Steve in tears telling him to order chinese, and to be home as soon as possible.   It was hard the first couple months for me and Steve.  We really did not have any outside help since we lived so far from our family.     We just went day by day.  We read parenting books, I cried, we laughed.    Looking back I would not change a thing.  

We have gone from carrying two infant seats up three flights of stairs, to two toddlers crawling in and out of their car seats, and walking up and down the stairs all on their own, many times not even holding on to the rails.  

What is it about this 762nd day that has got me so mushy.  Well as I type, my little princes are sleeping in their cribs for the last time.   When they wake up I will take pictures, and shed some tears, then the cute little white cribs will become cute little toddler beds.   

This sappy music is not helping to fight the tears.   Lord help us on their first day of school.  

Crazy Happy Boys Having Fun

Adam all cuddles after his bath,  was enjoying pinching my cheeks and posing for the camera. 
Nathan was trying to be just like Dad as he climbed all by himself up three rungs of the ladder.  Too cute, my little daredevil.  

Friday, March 20, 2009


We joined friends at "Pump it Up"  to bounce away some energy for the boys, and stress for me.  The kids had tons of fun, as for the moms, I think we got a little tired.   Then we headed off to eat mac and cheese at Noodles and Company.   It was a great day, the boys slept for hours.   

Adam and me at the new Dalpiaz crib.

Nathan admiring his monkey slippers.  

When we decided to get hardwood floors I was thinking of how nice they look and how easy they are to clean.   Now that they boys are riding their bicycles and tricycles all around the floors have taken on a scratched, worn look and they are hardly ever clean.   As Discover would say, cost of hardwood floors, thousands. Cost of a year-round race track......priceless.   

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What Matters.

Adam and Nathan are talking so much right now.    They tell me about trucks, and school buses.   Sometimes they talk so fast or soft that I cannot understand anything.   We are learning colors and shapes.  Everything is blue or a triangle right now, but we are getting there.  

Nathan as we were leaving daycare yesterday proceeded to point to the coats on the wall and tell me who they belonged to.   Kyle's coat.  Derrick's Coat.  Eva's coat.   So cute.  Thank goodness their names were above their coats, or I might have thought he was faking it.  

Adam wanted me to hold him as we walked out of daycare.  I explained to him that Nathan need to be carried, and Adam could walk out.  Nathan had an boo boo on his head, and he needed mommy.  Adam looked at me looked at Nathan.  He then stated for all to hear, "No.  Nathan walk."