it's only 11 am, and we've already had all the makings of a bad day around here. daddy's sick with a fever and confined to bed. mama is "pregnant+summer heat+there's so much to do+my new iron supplement isn't here yet" tired. little boy is over his cold and wilder than ever. we've had a canceled … Continue reading redemption.
I want to be a good mommy. I want to want to do the things that are good and fun for Jones, like playing outside, even when its cold and I'd rather read a book.. Or making something with him in the kitchen, even if it will leave a mess. Or doing creative crafts with … Continue reading Harder than I imagined..
Last night, Jones woke up about 12:30 and wasn't too keen on going back to his crib, so I laid a pillow and blanket on the floor and had him lay down with me. (Just so you don't feel like my toddler is better than yours, LOTS happened between me laying down and him joining … Continue reading Sweet little dude
Here is little J at 3:45, eating mac n cheese and watching 'The Lion King.' He woke at 2:00a ready for the day. Dad snuggled with him for a while, but to no avail. I attempted to keep things low key in the living room until he started jumping on me on the couch and … Continue reading Jet-lagged toddler :: day 1
...for plane tickets home. and for the assurance that God will provide me with all I need to handle whatever is waiting for me when we land, emotions and people and all. ...for music and the way it can freshen my perspective and make me feel so glad to know Jesus, no matter who writes … Continue reading Thankful
Today, while reading books together, my sweet little 20-month-old lifted up his butt cheek and farted on me, giggling like mad! (Are those terms too vulgar for blogging about baby? One never knows..) I'm on my way to write it down in the babybook. 🙂 Boys!
I just spent naptime (translate: free time for mother's of toddlers and babies) drinking some hot cocoa and reading Pioneer Woman archives -- I'm tellin' ya, that woman is HILARIOUS! If you've never read the antics of Ree, you MUST head over there. It will make your day better. And you'll want to move to … Continue reading A not-so-special day over here..
Recent tidbits from the life of my little man: He calls berries "Mmm mmm's" -- because we were once reading a book, and I pointed to the strawberries and said, "You like strawberries, don't you? Strawberries are tasty, mmm mmm!" From thence forth, he used that new name, but recently, he's been asking for blueberries … Continue reading Jones
.. roughly translated as "lazy Saturday". We're just chillin' over here. Our friend Chris is visiting, we slept in till 8 (ALL OF US! Yay Jones!), made coffee and pancakes, and now J and I are watching some VeggieTales online. That's the "cheese" face he's always making these days, just to humor us so he … Continue reading “Hima Doyoubi”
.. or 'summer break' -- our vacation time has started! It's so strange for me to think that for ya'll at home, summer is finishing. We have two-and-a-half blissful weeks without lessons. My brain is pooped.. Bryan just left (10pm) to drive out to the Minami Alps to meet some friends from Tokyo for a … Continue reading Natsuyasumi