Thursday, May 20, 2010

My boys have been sick the past few days. Aiden with a double ear infection and nasty cough, and Nathan with a cough and severe congestion. No fun for anyone when the boys are sick. They are my fun, smiling guys. Luckily they are on the up and up. Not so luckily, my baby girl seems to have contracted the cough just as they are getting rid of it. It's the saddest little cough you've ever heard. But thankfully she's resting it off and I can only hope the "rest when you're not feeling great" theme continues as she gets older. Aiden never really got that concept down very well...so he goes at a mere 99% when he's not feeling great instead of the usual 110%. Makes for some long days, I will say that much!

May is flying by and I can hardly believe it's nearly half over. Hmmm..what has happened?
We survived the FLOOD of 2010. It was drama. Mom was stranded here with us. It rained for 48 hours straight. Nashville got rocked. Luckily, we only suffered slight damage. Whew, glad that's over.
Taylor and Rachel got married. Stinky for us, we missed the wedding because of the sillly flood - we were literally land locked in our neighborhood and couldn't get out. It was the biggest bummer of the season. I love weddings. We looked so cute all dressed up. I hated it for Nathan, it really tore him up. At least we were able to go to the Rehearsal Dinner and celebrate with everyone. That was really special.

Work started back up. Whew. I am tired thinking about it. Grateful to have a job. Not so grateful it wears me out and I miss my kids, but at least I'm home with them all day.

Aiden is two months away from TWO YEARS OLD. Not sure how that milestone happened, but here we are, two months away. Woooow (as he would say). He is talking up a storm. Gains new words every day. Now he puts them together and is starting to make sentences. It's amazing. He knows all his colors and some numbers, though his favorite number is two. Everything is two. Everything. Even one. One is two. The kid is hilarious. Some other favorites are: daddy, mommy, baby, "ba-cici" (our neighbors across the street), nana (equals both panera and banana), ball, truck, tractor, mower, up - down, mimi, pa, "B" (equals bed and Bud - my brother), airplane, and all his colors...he is pure and uninhibited joy and brings life to my aging bones. Love the mess out of him. That will never stop, but only get better with time.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mother's Day came and went. Mom and Dad (and Bud) came to visit and celebrate. We had pie. I love pie. I got some really special gifts - from the heart. My brother drew me this phenomenal piece of hand-drawn art. It's a picture of my baby girl with mine and Nathan's hands draped on her back. Amazing. I can't wait to get it framed and post pictures of it. One of the truly remarkable things about this day was that picture. Something I will cherish forever. Mom gave me a necklace with both of my kids' names and I love that I can show it to everyone I meet. The kids (and Daddy) got me some jewelry and a pair of shorts. I have great kids. I have a great husband. I have a great mom (and dad). I am so blessed and this year it's two times over! Hard to believe...but oh so joyous.

Pictures of our days are here.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Passing Time

I realize it's been a while since I've been able to sit down at the computer for anything other than work the past two weeks and regret the fact I haven't been able to write. So many things happen in my days that I make every effort to remember, jot down, or just mentally capture for later reminiscing. Why does time sometimes go so fast when we want it to go slow and why does it seem to go slow in the moments we want it to go fast? Sigh. These are the times I wish I could put life on pause for certain moments, instances, really, so I could memorialize them and never forget the joy (or pain) realized in that second. Alas, I cannot, and am stuck trying to remember enough so when I finally have a breath to sit and write it down I hope I haven't forgotten it all.