Thursday, February 21, 2008

Henna: Act II

Done with cranberry juice this time....
I like it!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

We had a very non-commercial Valentines Day today.... no flowers or cards or diamonds bought with money we couldn't afford to spend to "prove our love to each other."

My husband made dinner for our family (it was his turn) and we watched a movie together, "Akeelah and the Bee".... just a nice quiet evening at home....

But you know: it will be little moments like this, done often, that will cement our relationship more firmly than a diamond I will never wear.... moments like tonight we can take out any time and share together, unlike dozen roses that will wither and be thrown away.

I truly am blessed to have a family that doesn't rely on worldly possessions to make us happy, because, in the end, we can take our experiences, our love, and our family with us.... but all this stuff we have will just be left behind....

Monday, February 11, 2008

my baby's growing up!

My son turns 1 year old on Friday! I don't know how to feel about it.... he is getting so big!

His personality and independence is coming out more, but he still needs me... he still loves to nurse, not as frequently, but still... mostly he nurses for comfort, he nurses most frequently at night. During the day, he nurses when he gets a bump or if he is bored or if he is thirsty, but he doesn't nurse because he is hungry any more... He still co-sleeps with us at night, and he prefers to nap in arms during the day, which is fine with me... I love to hold my baby boy... he wont let me hold him forever, I might as well get my fill now :-)

This year he got 5 teeth, a full head of hair, and the cutest smile you ever saw in your life...

This year he has learned to:

drive his parents crazy and woo the grandparents all in the same moment (from about day 4)
roll over, sit up, scoot, smile, laugh, play in the bath, and swim (0-4 months)
cruise holding on to furniture (8 months)
crawl (8.5 months)
eat solids on his own.... including pennies :-( (8 months...pennies at 11 months)
walk (9.5 months old)
climb (this month and I want to pull my hair out! He pulled his high chair over on top of him!)
he can also say a few words (first coherent word was "mom-mom" at about 6 months)

and a whole slew of other things that I couldn't possibly list on one page...

so the score has been totaled and the results are in...