Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Boy Says the Darndest Things!

Most of my pictures are on my phone camera.  Unfortunately/fortunately I don't carry my camera around with me as often.  It is convenient to have my phone that takes such great pictures, but I don't know how to get them off yet.  I have been keeping a list this month of some of the cute things my boy says.  I have never been very good about it, but figured it was too easy type them into my phone. 

*April 2: Steven loves to play Angry Birds.  I don't let him play very often because (like me) he tends toward an addictive personality.  He opened up a game on my kindle one morning as I was getting ready and he said, "Oh man, this is going to be a tough one."

*April 2: He asked to watch the potato show.  It took me a minute to realize he wanted to watch the veggie tales episode my grandma sent for valentine's day. Then, in his deep voice, he came out with, "Mama, I need a fruit snack watch my potato show." 

*April 3: We were walking out the door to get in the car to go somewhere when he looked me right in the eyes and said, "Mama, Jesus had nail owies in his hands?"  It gave me an opportunity to speak to him more about Jesus.

*April 5: We went to the zoo today, just the two of us.  What an incredible experience!  We always have someone else with us.  We walked hand in hand through the entire zoo.  We rode the train.  We smiled at each other.  Steven was kissing on me and hugging on me so much more than usual.  He would grab my face and just kiss on my cheek several times over.  I LOVE THAT BOY!!!
As we were walking out of the zoo he told me he wanted to ride the alligator to the truck.  Ahh, the elevator!

*April 5: He told me he needed to go poopoo in the potty.  We usually sit up there for a good long while before anything comes out.  But in less than 2 minutes of sitting, success!!  He said it was an "airplane poop" because it came so fast.

*April 7: While eating breakfast, he said, "Mama, Daddy Steven ride on a BIG tractor."  I thought he was remembering a dream and I asked him more about it.  Then he said, "Nana, Grandpa ride on a BIG tractor too."  He was remembering our family reunion in OCTOBER when we went to a fall harvest festival and all did a hay ride together behind a big tractor.

*April 9:  He was wearing his super hero cape.  "I am super man and I can crawl over mine daddy!"

*April 9:  "Daddy is not a boy, he is a daddy."

*April 17: "Houses have tap shoes."

*April 29: He set up a board outside like a bridge.  Then he got on all fours trying to crawl up this one very skinny board and said, "I am a polar bear.  I going back and forth like a polar bear."

*April 29: He was playing Frisbee with Wally.  Steven always asks Wally to "drop it" when Wally brings the Frisbee back.  He said a couple times, "Drop it Wally.  Good choice."  (can you tell we talk a lot about making good choices." 

*April 30: He came in in the morning for a cuddle.  He was laying next to me and he said, "Mama, I smiling."  He had the biggest grin on his face as we locked eyes.

*May 5: During sacrament meeting he was asked to whisper, as he was being a bit loud.  He said, "I am using my big boy voice."

*May 5: He constantly asks me, "What is that guy/girl/dog doing?"  I was rocking him for his nap and he asked me, "Mama, what you doing?"  I told him I was rocking my boy.  Then I said, "What are you doing?"  He replied, "I rocking my favorite mama." 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Oh man...behind again!

I think it is safe to say....I am behind on my blogging!
It seems like life is just passing me by so incredibly quick and I can't seem to stay up on it all.  I am really angry with myself about it, but I am going to catch up and going to stay up on it.  I wanted to do a blog book, so I have lots to catch up on.  I am going to put a bit of time in every week to updating until I am caught up.  (Plus, I can't find the camera dowloader cord thingy.  Hmm...)  But here is a small, quick update on our life until I get it all done:

I keep calling him my baby and he keeps reminding me he is a big boy.  He is pretty much potty trained, although when we have a set back it seems to be a big setback.  We finally have a rewards program set up that I think he really responds well to.  I was super duper excited that he went poopoo in the potty at the store yesterday!  Hallelujah!  I am so stinkin proud of that boy! 
He works so hard at being so good, but sometimes he just has a rough time with it, especially with Cousin Emmett.  We are working on making good choices and being like Jesus. 
He loves trucks and trains and enjoys playing outside in the mud and dirt. He LOVES reading books and singing.  He is such a great helper.  Usually, if I ask him to do something, he does it willingly and happily.  Steven makes me world so worth it and so happy.  I never miss an opportunity to thank my Heavenly Father for the sweet spirit of him in my home.

Matt still works in the HR department at the University.  There will be 2 positions opening up soon and we are praying he gets one.  It would be double/triple his salary which means I could let some of my obligations go.  What a blessing that would be!  He serves as the Scout Committee Chair and really loves that.  My favorite times are watching him play with Steven.  He loves his little boy desperately and we LOVE when we can spend time just the three of us.

There is never a dull moment in my life.  Seriously.  I have Steven full time and Emmett most of the time.  I also watch my friend's little girl a couple of days a week.  Nothing like three 2 year olds to keep you busy and on your toes.  I have 7 piano students (2 more starting soon) and that in itself if a job.  I also still teach some nights at the school.  Sometimes, I feel like I just can't breathe I am so overwhelmed.  I feel like the more things that get scheduled into my life, the more my OCD tendencies show their ugly little heads.  My house needs to be spotless, my yard needs to be perfect, etc.  I feel like i am failing at all facets of my life, but I am praying and trying to stay on top of things the best that I can.  Being Steven's mother is my first priority so I have to find a balance!
I teach the 7-8 year olds in primary and I love them.  They are a rowdy bunch, but they sure have a strong spirit about them.  I am grateful for the primary program our church has and I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to learning from these sweet spirits. 

So, there is a quick update.  I am hoping to download and begin uploading things soon.