Saturday, February 12, 2011

I need to slow down.

I had a fleeting thought this morning that lead me to more thoughts, that lead me to this blog. I was getting ready to go out when I noticed that my nail polish needed to be redone. I started thinking about trying to fit a little home mani/pedi into my schedule which lead me to consider painting Sydney's toenails. Thought. Thought pasted, and getting ready for the day continued. I spent today running around with girlfriends with Sydney in tow. When we got home I finally booked Liam's party at Chuck E. Cheeses. (Liam has insisted that this should be the location.)Liam is about to be four. Four years old. I cannot believe it. My baby boy is no longer a baby boy, but a boy. He is such a little person with such a personality and a huge vocabulary. I cannot believe that we are here already. I feel like I might as well start looking at colleges for him. So, here is my point....why am I in a hurry to paint her nails? Why have I asked Bill what he thinks about piercing her ears? Why do I catch myself daydreaming about shopping and sipping lattes with her? Sydney is a baby. In fact, Sydney is a tiny baby. Sydney weights approximately 13 pounds. Admittedly, Sydney is a lot of work right now, but my oh my, Sydney is a precious pleasure in my world. One day soon I will wake up and think "Man, I can't believe my baby girl is about to be four years old." I am going to miss that tiny baby girl when she is gone and I am left with a girl. Let me tell you, I miss that baby boy. I guess it is healthy to be excited about what the future will bring. I have thought often about how proud I will be on the day that I realise I have raised a good man. That day will come all too soon though. So right now, I am going to make a conscious effort to enjoy my baby and my four year old. This is a precious time. Everyday is a precious day. Life goes too fast and I need to slow done and ejoy this day.

Just because I can't say it enough...Aren't they gorgeous?!

Friday, February 4, 2011

5 months

Well, it has taken me about 5 months, but I feel like life is back to normal. Sydney is on a schedule and sleeping predictably. Life doesn't seem all that different anymore. (In fact, I don't know how we ever lived without Sydney.)Hopefully I can get back into the swing of blogging again. So here goes...
It has been crazy weather. We were stuck in the house for 5 days. Today I could take it no longer! I got real crazy and went to the grocery store. I know, I know, I am out of control. When I got home I made good on a very important promise to one very important little man. Liam and I hit the slopes. Well, as far as he was concerned it was the slopes, in reality it was our backyard on the golf course. Liam took to it straight away. I was actually the one who was scared. Something about throwing my 3 year old son down an icy slope, hurdling at unnatural speeds, on a trash can lid, totally put me on edge. Liam was totally fearless. He decided that I was not capable of giving him the push off he was looking for and made a bee line for the nearest dad who had no problem pushing children on trash can lids down icy slopes with reckless abandon. Liam had a blast! I actually had a great time too. I love seeing my baby boy enjoying life.
Sydney spent her Friday at home hanging out with her main man, her dad. Poor Sydie Boo missed out on the snow fun but she is coming into a fun world of her own. She has been waking up every morning as of lately, wide eyed and bushy tailed. She coos and smiles like she is seeing you for the first time. When she finally gets me out of bed we go to the kitchen and I usually put her in her new, beloved exersaucer while I make my coffee. (I am hanging on by a thread in the morning, coffee is my lifeline these days.) When this ritual first started she mostly would just hang out there randomly batting at its toys, now she is playing deliberately. She is still a tiny, little thing but I can already tell she is fiery...and I love it.
Like I said, it has been 5 months since we became whole as a family of 4 so I took some pictures to commemorate the occasion.

Aren't they beautiful?! I am so blessed. Goodnight!