Friday, June 15, 2012

Melt my heart...

Are there things that happen with your kids that just simply melt your heart?  For this momma it was just before bedtime:

Me: "Baby where does Jesus live?"

Little man: "Heaben!" (pointing with both fingers to the sky)

Me: "That's right, where else does He live?"

Little man: "Heart!" (pointing to his heart)

Hearing those precious little words come from his lips, it's a little hard to maintain composer.  I love that my sweet little man is learning about Jesus at such a young age.  Somehow exchanges like this one make me feel like we're doing something right.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

In a word...

This week our little one has moved into sentence mode!  I have to admit, as hard as it is to hear him sound so grown up, it is stinkin' adorable.  Here are just a few of the things he has been saying:

  • "Where mommy/daddy go?"
  • "Thank you mommy/daddy"
  • "Milk please mommy"
  • "Daddy/Mommy go bye bye"
  • "Please have it" or "Please have some"
  • "Go bye bye, cool car" (when he wants to go for a ride in the car)
  • "Daddy/Mommy read book"
  • "I you-ya no much" (I love you so much. For some reason it is "no much" instead of "so much")
  • "Via-min time please" (vitamin time, he loves his vitamins!)
  • "Go pee-pee/poo-poo on the potty" (we are working on potty training)
  • "Go down-ner, puwa wif it" (down there and play with it are ADORABLE! going to miss those)
  • "Ro-sy go ni-night" (when we leave and Roxy "Ro-sy" goes in her box)
I keep forgetting to write down what he says as he says it, somehow I think I will just magically remember but I never do :(.  I am sad to say several of the cute little words he would say in his own language are now forming into the proper pronunciation:
  • Don-on is now Donna
  • Durama is now Grandma
  • Basidas is slowly becoming basketball
  • Bees-bow is now baseball
But even with these changes "I you-ya"(I love you) still remains the same and I LOVE IT!  We are frequently told that our little one has a huge vocabulary (not even joking, at least 10 strangers made remarks about it just this week) but to be completely honest we don't know any different.  To us he is just a growing little man who talks alot!  We have been asked what we have done and I have absolutely no idea, it is truly just the way God designed him.  We read ALOT of books and have always made it a point to have conversations with him, but does that make the difference?  Like I said we have no idea, he is our first so we have nothing to compare him to.  To this mommy and daddy he is just our little boy, growing up WAY to fast and amazing us every step of the way!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

In a word...

These days it seems our precious little man just talks non stop!  He is saying so many words and seems to be right on the verge of full sentences.  Since many of his cute little words are changing from baby j language (as we call it) to the actual word, I thought it would be a good idea to document them before I forget them.  So here we go with the first installment of "In a word..."

  • I lu ya = I Love You (:) by FAR my favorite!)
  • Bas-i-das or Bas-i-dar = Basketball
  • Bees-ball geemes = Baseball (for some reason he doesn't ever just say bees-ball, it's always bees-ball games)
  • Foot-bar = Football
  • Shwibee or Shrizbee = Frisbee
  • Sotter-bar = Soccerball
  • Bob build it = Bob the Builder
  • Boos Boos = Blues Clues
  • Bible Book = Bible stories collection
  • Einstein or Baby Bach = Baby Einstein videos
  • Durama = Grandma
  • Rossi = Roxy (our dog)
  • Fuend = Friend
  • Cool dude = ANY drummer
  • Dwums = Drums
  • Cool-tar = Guitar
  • Bees = Bass
  • Hold You = Hold me
  • Whoa Mam = No mam
He is a funny little man too!  He exclaims "FOUR" every time he hits the golf ball and proceeds to say "Oh gosh" if he misses it.  He loves music and is very taken with the "Arky Arky" song.  It's not long after getting in the car that we hear "Noah Noah, Arky Arky" coming from a little voice in the back seat :).  He also LOVES "Oh Happy Day" by Fee, he exclaims "Happy Day! Happy Day!" whenever he hears the intro, not even the lyrics!  He is a very smart little man. 

I feel like there is so much more he says that I am missing, these are just the most memorable/common things he says.  I love the way he talks and all the little things he says, time just needs to slow down a bit!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Chair war, croup and a few changes...

Well if your wondering where I have been, let's just say it's been a month! And it's not even half over!

First off the projects haven't stopped, OH NO, I am deep in the throws of an all out WAR with one wingback chair.  Let's just say I WILL NOT be upholstering the second one and a post is coming on the reality of upholstering furniture.  It has not been pretty ladies and gents, it has not been fun, but it is almost done (after 2 weeks!).  If you haven't caught my disdain for this project, just wait!

Unfortunately our poor little love came down with croup!  For the love of Peet, could we just be well for once!  Sick baby/mommy after a while just simply wears you down.  I am so grateful he is such a happy baby all the time, even when he doesn't feel well.  Thankfully it has been a mild case of croup and we caught it early.  When your hubby's job is ministering to a large group of youth, these things are bound to happen.

And speaking of our wonderful students, we are approaching the busy season of graduation, grad parties and missions trips.  It keeps us running, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Finally, who doesn't love a little bit of change every now and then :)...

Over the past few months this blog has focused more on DIY projects than on the life of our family.  It seems daily our little love is growing up SO fast, I feel like I forget things he has done or said.  The point of this blog was to have a record of our little loves life that I could print out yearly and have bound into a book.  At this stage in the game that book would have alot of neat DIY projects, but very little of the everyday.  What kid is really jazzed to read about his mom's crazy adventures with stripping furniture or waring with reupholstering a chair. So to help myself out, and give our little one a record of all the fun things we did as he grew up, I have decided to move all DIY projects to a new blog, leaving the content of this blog strictly about our family, our journeys through infertility and our passion for adoption.  Stay tuned I promise to let you know when it's ready.

Now your all caught up, I know it's not the most exciting post, but cheer up and look at some cutie pie pictures of our little man on Mother's Day!
He was very proud, he picked mommy a flower all by himself :)
By far the most blessed mama on the planet!
Check out those eyelashes! 
Love him so stinkin much!!!