Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Salon à la Daddy

 After picking up Sean from school today I couldn't help but notice him rockin' the Beiber hair. He's just so darn cute. Now don't get me wrong I like when little boys have shaggy hair with cute little ringlets, but with Daddy in the military it's the "high and tight" cut all the way.

 Usually Daddy takes Sean to the barber. I like when the two of them have an outing. Later on I know Josh will look back on the simple moments they spent together. Those moments are the one's I want to hold on to when he's older. Like the other day when I was crocheting and Sean sat next to me on the couch. He put his hand  atop mine to stop me from continuing my project. As I was wondering what he wanted he pulled my arm around his shoulders for a Mommy/Sean cuddle. Sweet.
"Daddy, what did you do?"
That's his nickname from me by the way. Sweets. He's just so darn sugary sweet that I can't help smiling when he shares a little bit of what makes him sweet with me.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday Drive

Sunday started out as any other typical day. Pat, pat, pat, pat. I must have an internal Sean alarm because the moment I hear Sean's little feet running down the hallway I wake up. He comes to stand beside my bed, his hands raised in a silent plea for me to pull him up under the covers next to me. I don't have him go back to his own bed because it's already 4:30 in the morning. We all drift back into a sweet sleep until there is actually some sunlight outside. I must be dreaming.

The next time I look at the clock it's a little after 5 and Sean is coughing and I can hear some funky sounds coming from his chest. I must be full of little beeps and warnings that only get implanted when you become a mother because I seemed to know what was coming next. I got out of bed and the moment I picked up Sean he gave a rather violent cough and threw up on the floor next to the bed. My poor baby wasn't feeling well. We went downstairs where I put Sean in his favorite chair (It's actually Daddy's recliner, but Sean will sneak into it anytime Daddy moves). He seemed to be doing better so I got him some water and dry toast and we sat and watched TV for a bit. When Sean started coughing again, though he got sick. I scooped him up and we sat together on the couch. This time we'll try just pedialyte and make sure it stays down. Since I keep all Sean's toys downstairs I grab his favorite books and cuddle together under a warm blanket. He loves Skippyjon Jones. He may have been feeling poorly, but that didn't stop him from helping me turn the pages and clapping on his favorite parts. We are able to get through three books before falling asleep. I'm glad I have such comfy a comfy couch.


Now it's 9 am and the sun is shining brightly. Sean is beginning to act as if the last few hours never happened. The sun must have had a rejuvenating affect because Sean pushed away from me to play with his toys. So I pulled out my latest project and just watched him play for a while. My first attempt at curtain tiebacks. 


The rest of the day was nice and uneventful. A friend brought over a baby swing for our baby-to-be and handmade blankets. One for Sean and one for Kade. We appreciated that very much. After she left Daddy had turned on Nascar and Sean crawled up next to him and curled up for his afternoon nap. We spent many hours together on the couch until it was time to make dinner.

Once dinner was over and Daddy had gone outside to work on the vehicles, I asked Sean if he wanted a bath. This is a favorite for him. Give him some toys and water and he's happy. After a bath and then chasing a naked boy down with his undies and clothes time had just flown by. It was 8 pm and I was ready for Sean to go to bed. That's when Josh comes inside calling my name asking if we're ready to go for a late night drive. Of course! Sean and I are both in our pj's, but who cares. We just bought a Tahoe on Valentine's Day and any excuse to get out of the house is fine with me. We grab Sean and his new blanket and bundle him into his car seat and after jumping in I ask Josh where we're going. I'm told we are going to drive and see where we end up. Our first stop was our favorite drive in for some smoothies and an extra-long cheese coney. How excited we got because Josh could roll down the window. (The driver's side on our other car is broken.) Once finished we drove to the lake just cruising until we came across some boat ramp that a friend had told Josh about. We were lost and almost out of gas when Josh cheated by using the map on his iPhone. That's when we stopped at a gas station betting to see whose guess would be closest to the final price for a full tank of gas. We were both off by $5.
So sad!
Once full we just drove and drove some more. Being a passenger on a night drive really has it's perks. I could take it all in. Seeing the valley and out across to the Tacoma harbor at night just about took my breath away. The city lights stretched as far as the eye could see. Then when we drove around the lake the reflection of houses on the water really makes me promise to one day own property like that. I can see myself now sitting on a deck while water laps softly around me. I'd be sipping a drink watching the lights dance off the water and let the night drift by.

Watching Sean slowly fall asleep by the rocking movement or Josh and me singing to a well known song from the radio help me to enjoy the unknown with my family.i look forward to many night drives in the future.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Finger Paint

What a wonderful day. Absolutely nothing got done around the house, but did it bother me? No way! Only because Sean and I got to go shopping instead. We spent a lovely afternoon at Target just browsing up and down the isles. Mostly we went to check out the baby section, but when I got to the office supplies I had to buy Sean his first set of finger paints. Got home and after his snack I pulled out his new drawing pad and paints and let him have free reign with his artistic abilities.

Isn't he darling?

Tried to sneak a taste, but Mommy was watching.

So fun to watch.

Clean up time.

 I hope this will fulfill my family's grandbaby fix for now. Until Sean does something cute tomorrow... 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


It felt like a good time to start a new project. Blogging. Just something else to add to my long list of hobbies. My little Sean is growing so fast and I really wanted a way to share him with the grandparents who live over two thousand miles away. Right now it's quite late and Sean should be in bed because he has school tomorrow. Instead he's sitting behind me in the office going through the playlist on my husband's old iphone. For him being only 3 years old he's more competent than most adults when it comes to electronics.

Staying at home with my children is what I've always wanted to do. Getting to see all Sean's milestones is the greatest gift I could ever give myself. He's just so wonderful. Most of the time. Things aren't perfect. I do have a very mischievous boy. All the times he's dumped the dog food into the water bowl, or the time he put my tennis shoes in the dirty dish water has worn me thin at times, but how could I wish for anything different? All his quirks, no matter how naughty at times are precious. Now that our family will be adding a second addition this March (Here's hoping for a St. Patty's baby) his antics make these years together with just the three of us doubly precious. I can't wait for what our little boys will get into as brothers.

Well here's a good night to my first post.