Sunday, April 29, 2012

Milestone alert

Milestone alert - Lars finally rolled over from back to tummy today. Yay! 5 months 3 weeks

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

You know you're a stay at home mom when....

- Cutting your toenails feels like a spa treatment

- When you drop an earring into the toilet and your don't even blink at reaching in to get it

- When you can do 6 loads of laundry, wash the dishes, nurse the baby, play with the baby, drive to and from school, Facebook AND play Words with Friends, answer lots of questions and listen to lots of stories about ninjas, Power Rangers and snow leopards, make dinner and wash the dishes again then write a blog about it all on less than 5 hours of sleep.

- One very specific look (glare) can get things done

- When you realize that it will take a LOT more than a new piece of jewelry or clothing to make you feel "put together"

- When you find a great show on Netflix that has multiple seasons you have moment of pure bliss knowing that you have something to look forward to when the kids are in bed.

- A head rub from the hubby is like morphine

- You feel so so lucky to get to do this incredibly difficult and special job

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My big boys

I love these boys!

Well, one boy is getting big as in grown up and the other boy is just BIG.

Anders my grown-up big boy has been surprising me lately with little bursts of maturity. Small things like realizing when he is being unreasonable or last night when Chris was putting him to bed and was trying to explain some toy from his boyhood. Anders didn't understand how it worked and he stopped Chris and said "WAIT, explain to me how it actually works. I want to understand". Oh he is growing up!
 But then there are moments like today after eating a very bright blue birthday cupcake at school and he had an actual tantrum in the middle of the floor. A stomach down, fists hitting the ground tantrum. I just watched with amusement because I realized that when he was two and three and in the tantrum stage he never had a real ground pounding tantrum. I figured that it was a right of passage to have at least one of those kind melt downs before he grows up. I think we've experienced every other kind of melt down now. Throwing things, yelling, hitting, screaming, wall kicking... Fun times.

A few days ago we were driving in the car and Anders informed me that he didn't want any hugs or kisses from me. He said it in a very matter of fact way while looking out the window. I know this because I watch him in my rear view mirror. It's one of the quirks that drives Chris crazy. Me constantly adjusting the mirror so I can see my child while he talks to me. It makes the mirror wiggly. Anyways, Anders looked so moody and teen ager-ish that I knew that I had to handle this with respectful distance. I paused and then let him know that that was fine but that I really loved getting hugs and kisses from him and he could come and get hugs and kisses from me whenever he felt like he needed them. He nodded and I knew that we had an agreement. Tonight he came over and put his arm around my neck and leaned up against me. I kissed him on the side of his head a few times and pulled him close and he hung out like that for a few minutes. I guess that he knew that I was going to respect his need to not be tackled and smooshed with kisses and decided that he needed to come and get a little fill. I love my big boy.

Little Big boy number two is becoming a truly sweet, funny part of our family. He belly laughs at Anders antics and tries so hard to get his attention by kicking his feet and staring intently at big brother until big brother pays attention to him! He blows spit bubbles is super ticklish and doesn't sleep through the night yet at 5 1/2 months. He is a squishy, cuddly, ball of love! I can tell that he is going to be funny. He has a gleam in his eye and is always ready for fun even at this age. I LOVE cuddling and nursing him and kissing his round milky cheeks and could do it all day long!
Anders class has been working on a special book in their writing workshop class. His was pretty funny. The first page said "I imagine.... Mom riding on a toilet skate board". That was fun to show everyone!

The Pre-K class at NVLA

Anders loves to jump and fall. This is one of our favorite parks in Calabasas

We got to celebrate cousin Tommy's Bithday last weekend and all those boys had so much fun playing together!

Here is my BIG baby! 5 1/2 month about 19 pounds.  

Lars is all sweetness, love and cream.....
Here are a few recent pictures of the boys.