Wednesday, March 31, 2010
It amazes me every time how great Chandler is with Austin. Some kids would not want anything to do with their younger siblings. Austin cannot jump and run around, have a conversation, play ball, or swing. But Chandler tries to include Austin when he is playing. Chandler knows he cannot eat anything small so when Chandler is playing with Lego’s he makes sure that all the Lego pieces are out of reach of Austin. When Austin cries Chandler doesn’t cover his ears or gets mad, he tries to help Austin. It might get ten times as loud because Chandler is trying to distract Austin, he will make loud funny noises but I just let it happen because I know Chandler's motive. Chandler likes to help me with Austin. He wants to help feed him, gets diapers, wipes, pick him up. Austin tries to escape from his gate and Chandler gets him and pulls him back because he knows Austin is not suppose to leave. lol Chandler said this weekend, "When I’m bad you have to make me change his stinky diaper" I said, OK! Chandler is a great boy. I love him like I do my own son. We had a great time together. We already miss him. Austin loves his big brother and smiles at him all the time. I know Austin makes Chandler happy too :)
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I joined my sister and some of her friends last night at church. The class that we all attended was called, A Girlfriend's Guide to Stress: Too Much Stress...Too Little Time! The class was about trying to manage stress while tackling life. Learning to prioritize your life so that stress is minimized and you life can be lived with intentionality and fullness. We took notes on things that stuck out to us. One of the things to help manage stress is to make a list. Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom, make list of things you need to do that day. Then put them in an order of importance. The teacher told us to do the worse assignment that we dread first. She put it like,” Eat your frogs first.” If you tackle the task that you stress about first, then what else is there to dread? When you get it over and done with, a weight seems to be lifted. As the lecture went on and we dicussed what causes stress, I was reminded that I try and do everything right. I don’t want to make any mistakes and I think that I am the only one that can accomplish certain things. This was a perfect example of how you get overwhelmed and stress. All of these are the wrong way to go about your life. You cannot do everything right, you will make mistakes, and you can ask for help. I am starting a new day and trying to apply what I have learned to my life. My sister and I decided we would get together every morning and discuss a scripture that applies to what we are feeling, or want to talk about, or questions we have and talk to each other. I will struggle with my new start but having my sister for her help and guidance will make the journey a little more enjoyable.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I have been behind for a couple of days for one reason, and that is because of family. My cousin DA and his girlfriend, Lisa came into town and stayed with Landon and me. They arrived Friday around lunch time and left Monday morning. We had a blast! Since they had been in the car most of the day on Friday we decided to stay at home and watch some movies.
Sunday everyone slept late even Austin! Around 1:00pm we went to my dad’s to fish. DA loves to fish and when I say love I mean head over heels in love! DA did not carry a tackle box with fishing supplies in it, he carried a suitcase! Everyone caught a fish. We drove back home to watch some movies and relax. DA put Austin to bed and that baby slept all night!
Monday morning I helped get things together for DA and Lisa and dreaded for them to go. My cousin and I have always been close and it was great to get together with him and be silly. We really like Lisa, she keeps DA straight..well as good as she can he is wild! We made a lot of memories and I am very blessed to have such great people in my life. I love when family visits :)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Austin and I was able to spend the day with Gracie and Christina. We drove over to the T Park. The weather was perfect. We were meeting Danielle and Gaige. Gracie and Gaige play well with eachother. They both can run around and go down the slides and then run up the stairs to do it all over again. I think everyone had fun. Austin liked the park also because he was able to crawl and pull up wherever he wanted. I put him in the swings, that was his first time! Its great getting together with Christina and Danielle today. It always makes my day very fulfiling and exciting.
Austin recently started to clap and wave! If you rewind a couple weeks ago, you would know that I started working on it with him because of a post from another mom. Her child was waving and clapping and Austin and this little girl are the same age. I had not really thought about the waving and clapping to be honest. So, when I read that my brain started turning. Now I know Austin is not behind in any shape or form, but as a mother when you know someone else's child is doing something new and they are the same age you want your child to be doing it too! haha Yes its just the truth and I am hoping most moms feel this way. Do not misunderstand I am not one of those moms that get competitive and I do not try and get Austin to "out do" any other child. I do not ever plan on pushing Austin to do things he does not want to. I just knew if her little girl could do it then Austin could too. I might have helped the process but he would have learned sooner or later. I am very proud of him and all that he can do :)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
For the past couple of weeks, Austin has had a really hard time sleeping at night. I had all these predictions on what it could be...maybe he is teething again, bad gas, being uncomfortable, getting cold I just wasnt sure what could be the problem. He would get up alteast ten times a night. Some nights it was every hour. I had to get some sleep and soon! I was becoming a monster to everyone! My patience was dwindling down to none. Its hard to go all night and not sleep and then get up and be there 100% for your child who needs you. I do not like losing my cool and thats exactly what was happening.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This beautiful Sunday afternoon Austin and I and Landon spent at my father's house. We had a good lunch followed by a nice walk. We walked up to a couple of houses that had horses but none of the horses were out. Right before we turned around in disappointment we saw the last house on the street and there horse and pony was out walking around! It was great. Austin has never seen a horse or cow so close. All he did was stare. We had a great day.
Friday, March 5, 2010
This past Thursday I was able to join my sister and her long time friend Danielle at the Natural Science Center. It was really fun. Christina had Gracie of course and I had little Austin and then Danielle has a son named Gaige, which is 4. We saw alot of neat things that even the mother's enjoyed. They had a new maze and Gaige and this helpful boy tried there best to figure out how we could get out. They both ended up going under the walls lol We on the other hand had strollers and Ihad a 6 month old on my hip. We eventually found our way. We got to see tigers, turtles, sheep and wolf! It was a great day. At the end of it we were all exhausted. Id love to go again soon.
Monday, March 1, 2010
The Big Red Chair
This past weekend my friend, Ashtyn and I wanted to take the boys some where fun. We decided to go the Childern's Museum in down town Greensboro. Ashtyn had her step-son, Nathan. So we piled all three boys in the back of my CRV. They really seemed to enjoy themselfs. Chandler and Nathan are about the same ago so they play great together. Austin just looked around in amazment at all there was to see. We spent most of saturday at the museum. By the time we headed home everyone was exhausted!