* saying ciao when leaving the room * he is so used to having people over that he sits on the stairs staring out the door waiting for someone to come over...he'll ask...mimi...pop pop...addie * yelling "to you" when rocking him to sleep so we sing "Happy Birthday" * Sitting with daddy and reading the newspaper on Sunday morning * Helping clean (swifter, vacuums, fold clothes, make the bed) * When Blake is doing something he is not suppose to do he says "mommmmmmmmmy" and I look at him and he's eating playdough or touching the TV...he tells on himself * Getting a bowl from the drawer when I say cereal * Starting at 20 months to say "Mommy potty poo" * Loving to tackle and take mommy and daddy down * Loves to play catch * When I get him from nap he won't look at my and is smiling ear to ear...I say to him "you are so silly" and then he laughs and looks at me * Always said "hi" to strangers in the store * Loves kids * New word that is said many times a day "mine" * Bows his head, folds his hand, and sqints his eyes to pray * Love tookies (cookies) * Runs to see daddy and greet him at the door when he comes home * Asks for mimi, pop pop, colbi, parker, kent, B, and J everyday and my response everyday is they are at work or home * Love bank (blanket) and bear * Learning colors and everything is blue * Could play with playdough all day * Just started to enjoy painting * Loves having Addie over for a playdate * Enjoy skyping family members * Gets his coat and tries to put it on along with his hat and shoes
So much more, but these are what stood out to me the most lately
I was woken up at 4:00 this morning by an earthquake. I didn't think it was one happening. I laid there while it happened and felt the house shake and heard the rattle. I then walked the floors and looked outside to see if it was a train, snowplow, or anything else. I was too tired to look online or turn the news on to see if it really was an earthquake. Instead I prayed myself back to sleep.
When I woke up and saw the headlines on the computer and TV it was confirmed there was an earthquake. I knew it...I wasn't going crazy. It was about 4.3 magnitude.
As I sit here and think about this earthquake, I am reminded of how there was one in 2008 at 4:00 in the morning that was felt in our area. I couldn't help but think....wow...the two years Blake has been alive, there have been two earthquakes that have happened where he has lived. And in the 30 years that I have been alive I have had a total of two.
I can't help but realize how different the times are we live in. Blake experiences more earthquakes, more economy problems, more people okay with gay and lesbians, more of a changing and shaky world than what I had experienced growing up. What I want to do as a parent is make his life as secure and normal as I can among all these negative things going on around him. Most importantly I want to teach him the world is a shaky hard place to live and things around us are so uncertain, but we serve a loving God who is constant, never changing, and steady!
Help me to live my life to be that living example to my son!
I have a handsome husband and a very precious boy! I am a mother, wife, sister, friend, daughter, and aunt! I love being all those things, but most of all I love being God's child! Jesus is my everything and am so glad he choose me!