Friday, February 26, 2010

Photo session

Blake and I took pictures of each other. I took one of us....I took one of him...and then Blake took one of me. I think he might be a bit talented at photography :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Never want to forget

Blake (at 23 months old)

* 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

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This quake has me thinking

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 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!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Being a parent and being on the same page as your spouse can be such a reward!