I don’t keep a journal. I never usually blog about my days…but yesterday was a good one. Too good not to write about. Nothing out of the ordinary.
I wake up every morning when my husband is in the shower, start packing his lunch, make his tea and breakfast. I already know what you are thinking...it’s just a little deal we made, if I stay home with the kids, I wake up when he does (even though sometimes I crawl back into bed after he goes to work). Some days I hate it, today was nice. It’s our fifteen minutes. We don’t really talk about much, this morning he called me weasel while I was making his eggs. Some days that would annoy me, but I just said ‘that’s not my name’. When he was walking out the door he said ‘have fun today’. And ‘you look pretty’….I said ‘thanks’. It made me smile. The day before yesterday he stormed off to work mad because I was being a crab. This morning I tried to convince him I need a new computer…that was a big fat NO. We have good days and bad days, everyday can’t be the same. Yesterday, work was normal. A day full of answering emails, finishing up little design projects and revising proposals. The boys were really good. Their nap schedules are changing, but I was able to get some housework done. Something we argued about the day before. When he got home, he said ‘the house looks good babe’. That made me smile. It was a typical Thursday night, his sister watched the boys while we went to crossfit together. We usually are in the zone and don’t really talk to each other much when we workout, but today we were flirting. It made me smile. Sometimes we go out to dinner with friends, but it was just us. Of course we always have a hard time making decisions on where to eat or what movie to see. It actually went smooth. We had an awesome date night. It’s kind of an inside joke, but he opened the door for me…all I could say was ‘yes! yes!’ It made us both smile.
Yesterday is actually kind of unexplainable. Those little things that he may not notice. The unexpected notes he writes. All I know is that I am thankful for my husband and our family that we have made. Friends may not always be there, money can be at an all time low, but we stay strong…together. I don’t know what I would do without him. We are a team…Team TL. (Ha! Another story.) Some people may think our ideas our crazy. I don’t care. I love that about us…not knowing what will happen next. I’m always ready for an adventure. Even though yesterday was just an ordinary day it was positive and made me so happy to be alive.
You will always be my baby even though you are growing so big, into the smartest, craziest boy I know. We’ve made it through so many things together, most recently almost a whole year of potty training. Our toilet lid is filled with stickers and I am so happy to say you are now accident free! I couldn’t be more thrilled. I know this year will be full of new adventures. Hoping we can get you to eat like your brother. Maybe start crossfit for kids. But your biggest adventure will be preschool. Whoa. I mean, I know you are ready. You will do great. You rock at your numbers and we all know you love the second half of the alphabet…starting with Q, and you already know your left foot from your right. But before school starts we are going to take you to the beach!
I love you, my little three year old.
my son just explained to me how a tuba sounds…and I just got a face full of spit. #wahm #motherhood #parenting
Oh nice. He tried…gotta give him effort. Just thought I’d share my tweet from this morning. Kids they will drive you crazy but will always make you smile. If you don’t already, follow me on twitter…@_lauracoggins and @littlemanjax too! He’s quite the talker these days.
They always say the first year goes by fast…it does, but even faster when you have two little ones. I’m always trying to squeeze in time for an extra kiss or snuggle because my little guy, Casen is getting so big! See his photo here.
He is crawling everywhere. We lowered his mattress in his crib again this weekend because he was hanging onto the railing, standing up! I need eyes in the back of my head to keep up, he’s quick. He will probably be the football player in the fam. I told my husband this morning he was going to be a model because he is always smiling, showing off his one teeny tiny bottom tooth. You’ll see him on tv someday or making someones day brighter for sure.
I love how you can’t fall asleep without your mobile. How you curl your toes. How you always smack your lips when eat your favorite foods. How ticklish you are. Your giggles. Everything.
I am such a proud momma.
Having children is like living in a frat house —
nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s
a lot of throwing up. — RAY ROMANO
This kid. He’s mine. He’s a mess. I love him…all two years and eleven months of him. Jax will always be our little peanut no matter how big he grows.
Saying four sentences at a time. I enjoy trying to decipher the things he tries to say. The other day he woke up from his nap, looked at me so serious and asked, ‘where’s baby Tasen’s tail?’ Ha! He’s a dreamer. Some guy took him for ride in a spaceship too! He always corrects me when I tell him something is cute. ‘Not cute, Awesome!’ It makes me smile every time.
He hates eating. Well unless its sugar, which he rarely gets. We have resorted to putting him in Case’s high chair to eat…and he will sit there for an hour. Stubborn little dude. I was the small kid my whole life, so he’ll probably be the small kid too. But I know that won’t stop him. He is in full superhero mode. You can find him running around the house…naked most of the time pretending to be strong. He is going to shit his pants at his superhero birthday party next month. Capes, wristbands and all.
when I was responding to emails this morning, my son decided to cut my laptop charger cord with the kitchen shears! #omg #wahm #motherhood
Oh. my. goodness. It is going to be a great day! (hope you caught that sarcasm) I guess I have to make a trip to the apple store today…good thing I have 90% battery right now. Just thought I’d share my tweet from this morning. How is your morning going? If you don’t already, follow me on twitter…@_lauracoggins and @littlemanjax too!
Oh boy…Casen definitely hit a growth spurt this past month. Already trying to crawl…scootin’ backwards and getting up on his knees. Ahh! Too much! And of course, saying ‘dadadadada’ all day long. I keep telling myself that he only said ‘dada’ first because he just misses his dad so much during the day. (ha! okay maybe I’m just a little jealous). I really thought he was going to stay a baby forever, but I am so curious of all the new things he will do, how he will sound when he talks, what his hair will look like when it actually grows…the first year is the best!
Doctor said at his six month checkup that I was doing a great job. That pretty much made my day. Sometimes it just blows my mind that I am responsible for him, what he eats, what he learns…I don’t even know if that make sense but I just can’t explain the feeling. I feel so blessed to be a mom. And Case makes it so easy, so thankful.
We just had our family photos taken last week and he was such a good boy. Sat up by himself and smiled. Those big brown eyes were just glowing as usual. Happiest baby ever. Although, I bet he could win the world record for most spit ups in an hour. Ha!