Saturday, October 29, 2011
This beautiful child is 9-months today!
She has two bottom teeth, a ton of energy, a funny personality and loves her family. We know this because she smiles every time she sees us. She makes us laugh and smile, too. I can't believe she is three months away from turning ONE. She has stood up without holding on to anything a few times now. Oh, I know what's coming soon, but I am not going to speak or type it. I'll just wait for it.
Jonas and Angus wake up early together. Sometimes Jonas takes care of Angy, while Miah and I try to get a few extra minutes of sleep (not really!). He asks him if he wants cereal or turns the t.v. on and they sit close together and watch. Sometimes they go out to the backyard to check on the chickens. Jonas has even taken Angus' heavy morning diaper off for him and washed him in the tub.
When Jonas has to go to school, Angus cries at times. Throughout the afternoon he reminds me that we have to "pick-up big bo."
While we are waiting in the long line of cars at Jonas' school, he'll shout, "Donas, are you, Donas?"
If they fight, they apologize by giving each other a hug and kiss. Angus will kiss Jonas on his tummy, because that is what his little head meets and Jonas kisses Angus on the top of his head. Jonas has defended his little brother many times, by telling kids not to take his brother's toy. He's even yelled at the grandparents saying, "He's just a baby!"
At night, they are together. One has more energy, the other wants to just relax and read books. Jonas will get irritated with said energy, while Angus keeps jumping, bouncing, not sitting still.
In the end, when the lights go out, they are... together.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Everything meaning the changing of diapers, cooking, cleaning, waking, sleeping (or lack there of), home-working, teaching of good, disciplining the bad, taking out of car seats and putting in, driving, playing, talking, watching, -ing etc. The nothing part is almost a lot of the same stuff, because it's not like those things are things I can show at the end of the day. Not like, hey I finished this report or completed this project. It's more like, "Hey I changed 9 diapers today, yay! Or "I washed this many dishes today!" Diapers go in the trash, dishes get put away and get used again.
I do want to write down all the things my children are doing, going through, working out, getting done because I just don't want to forget. I don't want to miss them. This is why I do all of the above. For them. Because it all goes by so fast. These days, filled with their growing, their learning, their being, all move quickly. I guess I could see the efforts of my work when these three people are grown. I hope I am doing them good. In the meantime, I'll keep doing my best and if one day is tough, like so many are, hopefully the next will be easy.