Wednesday, October 26, 2011

snapshot in words 2011

My friend Lindsey did a post about this a while ago and it inspired me to do the same thing. The things that I really want to remember aren't always things that are caught on camera (even though I feel like I catch a lot on camera). I want to remember the day to day things that make this time in my life so great (and also not-so-great). So many times during my day, I find myself thinking "I'm so lucky," or "man, I sure love my kids," or "what in the world was I thinking having all my kids 2 years apart?!" So here's my attempt to record some things from our life that I hope and pray that I can remember someday.

Hendrix says the letter "S" with his tongue between his teeth. I'm sure he'll grow out of it, but it's the cutest thing ever. He will also pretty much say anything you tell him to say. Like "Hendrix, say: mommy you are the best and prettiest thing ever." And he will. I by no means take advantage :)

Quinn can't say her R's. Sometimes she gets really lazy and they sound like W's-- but usually if I remind her to say them correctly, she'll try a little harder. But they are by no means R's like you and me say them. Like mother, like daughter. I was "Ambew" until 2nd grade.

It takes two of us to put our kids to bed. I don't know how mom's do it by themselves. I usually nurses and put Veda to bed between 6 and 6:30. And Dave entertains the other kids while I'm in Veda's room. What would I do if Dave wasn't around? There is no way I would get to have that quiet alone time with Veda-- it's the only real alone time we get. For the last week she's been sleeping through the night-- but has been up for the day at 5 am. So I guess we get a little more alone time between 5 and 6 when the other two wake up, but I'm usually trying to hurry and shower while Veda plays in the walker in my bathroom.

I make home made pizza and tacos for dinner every week. I need to branch out more. But both of those are easy and fast and healthy and my kids eat them. We always have fruit with dinner-- but not always a side of veggies (but since we don't eat a lot of meat, vegetables are usually in the main dish).

Hendrix has zero inhibition when it comes to singing. It'll be a sad day when he realizes that he shouldn't be belting out songs while waiting in line at Costco. He also loves to sing as loud as possible OVER Quinn. If we are in the car and she starts singing, he starts singing too and LOUDER. (Quinn doesn't really like that).

I've gotten good at throwing things to my kids while driving. (or at a stop light usually). Quinn and Hendrix are in the back row of the Durango-- and I can't reach them. So I toss them things-- like their sippy cups, snacks, books, etc. (The sippy cups are the most dangerous.... I will not admit if I've bonked them in the head).

Every single time I rock Veda before her nap I sing her THIS song.

Dave spends the minute he gets home from work until the kids go to bed WITH the kids. He plays with them, tickles them, teases them mercilessly, has dance parties, gives them a bath (I usually bathe Veda quickly, then get her out and Dave finishes the other two), supervises bean bag jumping, and reads bed time books with them. They adore him-- and nothing makes me happier. I've even teared up a couple of times lately because I'll go and get Veda out of her crib and she'll reach for Dave and hug him. It's the best.

Quinn has been doing well in preschool. She still struggles with wanting to participate with church/primary-- but we're getting there. Hendrix on the other hand-- did not acquire Quinn's timidness. He LOVES nursery and loves to play with other kids or at someone else's house.

I've been doing a lot more hair lately. Still not as much as I was doing pre-Veda. But a few nights a week. Dave usually spends evenings running/working out-- or catching up on stuff for work. And If I'm not doing hair, we watch Netflix together.  I don't usually sew or craft in the evenings, because we spend the time together. We are very exciting :)

hm... I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot. But here's a start.


Mom said...

I LOVED reading this post. You are an awesome Mom. (Except when you bonk your kids with sippy cups:) You rock little mommy!

Lindsey said...

I love these glimpses into the not-pictured life. I feel like I learned so much about how your family ticks. I can't believe your kids get up at 5 and 6am - I would die!