Monday, March 16, 2009

Who said you could grow up?

I have a problem when I have to think about my babies growing up. I have someone almost weekly tell me that my "baby" boy isn't a little baby anymore. He is even loosing his humongous cheeks that he has had since the age of about 2 months. I am so sad to see them go. Jack's cheeks and eyelashes are the #1 thing people comment on. Now the cheeks are going...

My daughter has her first loose tooth! Need I remind you that she JUST turned 5! Like 1 month ago! She came screaming and crying into the bedroom Saturday when she was supposed to be taking a nap. At first I could not understand what she was saying was wrong. I finally got her to calm down enough to get "my tooth is loose." She is the dramatic type anyway. ( I blame that on my little sister. They are far more similar than she and I.)

Anyway, you need to know that recently we had another person in our household who had a loose tooth. He is only 2 however! She remembered what a big deal we made over him and how a 2 year old with a missing front tooth is a problem. Well, she naturally assumed that ALL loose teeth are a problem so she was hysterical! I wiggled it and it wasn't bleeding and then it hit me. She is old enough to loose teeth now!!!! I just wanted to cry. This can't be. She is my little baby girl. Not some almost kindergartener with teeth falling out.

Over the next day or so, she managed to chill out alot and began showing everyone she saw her wiggly tooth. I think everyone at church saw it at least once. Of course, little brother (whose tooth was knocked loose a few months ago while running and hitting the coffee table) has a loose tooth too. (Not really - his tightened back up even after he tried to knock it out twice more in the two weeks following the initial incident.)

She keeps asking me when is it going to fall out? When is the tooth fairy coming? Where does the Tooth Fairy live? What does she look like? Typical Madalynn. Questioning everything and everything about everything.

As of 8:30 this morning when I dropped her off at school, it was still inside her mouth. I have instructed her to try and pull it when she is at home. I am afraid any amount of blood that is involved may cause a major dramatic performance and scare all the other kids! I also would like to be there when the first one comes out. I remember when the first one came in. (Well, not really. I know that is sad, I should remember it, but honestly - I don't really remember the actual event. Blame my 2 kids and loss of brain cells.)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Date Night

Last night Jeremy and Madalynn went on a "date". They have been out to the movies and stuff by themselves before, but this is the first time we have called it a date. M was very excited. Jeremy was on the farm back behind the house and called and asked if I thought she would want to go. I assured him she would and set about getting her ready. We changed into a cute outfit, curled her hair, even put on perfume and found a purse.

She says her favorite restaurant is Applebee's even though she might have been there 5 times in her life. So that is where they went on their date. Up until last night she had been asking her Daddy when they were going to "go datin". She got to order Sprite to drink. This is a rare treat at our house. She got to order a corndog and they even had a chocolate meltdown for dessert! She loved it. She was really hopped up on sugar when they got home.

Jack and I did one of his favorite things while they were gone. We did this not necessarily because he understands what the deal is, but to keep the crying over Daddy leaving him at home to a minimum. Jack LOVES tractors. So we went to what he calls the "tractor shop", otherwise known as Tractor Supply. We sat on lawnmowers outside for a few minutes on the way in and out. We tried out all the mule/ranger/gator type vehicles inside and purchased a John Deere t-shirt, a small tractor and a cowboy hat that was on clearance. We did this to make up for the fact that the two of us ate leftovers instead of a chocolate meltdown.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Busy Day

Today was a busy one. We have had a few days of spring like temps and no rain so I have tried to take advantage of it. Especially today.

This morning I actually got up at 6:30 am. I had to set my alarm for 6 so I had time to hit snooze a few times, but I was up by 6:30. I made the bed! Shocking I know. I washed my hair, got dressed, made coffee, put a load of clothes in the dryer and one in the washer and started the dishwasher. I then went upstairs and read my "thought for today" from my Joyce Meyer book and my prayer page from my Stormie Omartian book and said my prayers. I am trying to do better with telling the Lord how thankful I am for all that we have. I have especially been touched lately by how lucky I am to have 2 healthy children. My heart aches for those who can't have kids, who have lost kids, or are sitting in a hospital with a sick child, or worrying over a sick child. God bless you.

Anyway, back to my day. I woke the kids, made eggs and toast, got Madalynn dressed, and we headed off to school. Jack had to wait to get dressed until we got back home, we just ran out of time. We took Madalynn to school and then came back to the house. I sorted through a mountain of recycling, cleaned out the garage and trashed some stuff. By this time it was 10:30. I got Jack dressed and we headed out to do errands. We went to Kroger to drop off some plastic grocery sacks for recycling, and dropped off some stuff at Goodwill. We went to make the storage payment and put the baby bed in the storage building. :( We went to the cleaners, the car wash, Wal-mart (quickly), and picked up some Chinese food for lunch. Picking up the food made me about 5 minutes late for picking Mady up though. :{ Sorry Mrs. Tiffany! We came home ate lunch, took a nap. After the kids woke up they went outside to play and I sorted through some of the kids artwork. I bought some black frames and I had a couple of places I wanted to frame some of their work. I unpacked some boxes that had been in the garage. Can you believe I am still unpacking after moving in December?

After I finished the art project, I rearranged the back porch and swept it off. I put the grill back together (Jeremy!) I swept out the garage again! Please Lord send us grass! I scrubbed the car seat Jack had puked in back in January. What? I was waiting until I could clean it outside and not freeze to death! I then decided to plant some bulbs I had bought back in the fall. I have no idea if they will bloom this year or not. They were sprouting in the package. I don't know that that is a good sign. I planted enough bulbs that I rubbed a blister on my hand. By this time it was almost 8 pm! You can tell the time has changed. I hurried in and started hamburgers and oven fries. Dinner by 8:30. Kids baths, story, brush teeth, and to bed. Hallelujah AMEN!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Growing Up

Today Jack took his first nap while wearing "big boy" underwear and he woke up DRY! (Never mind that he later pooped in them.) He is getting so big. It is happening so fast. I finally talked him into wearing underwear all day yesterday. It seems like just yesterday that he was nursing. I miss having a baby in the house. :(

In the last week I took the front off the crib. Then put up the toddler bed and removed the crib completely. (This is the first time we have taken the crib down and not known we would be putting it back up in a few months.)

He really seemed proud sleeping in bed when the front was off the crib, but when we switched to the toddler bed, that was a different story. I would have kept using the crib, but I couldn't figure out how to make it into a toddler bed. I know it converts to one but I am sure the instruction book is long since gone. Plus after moving it 4 times, I know we probably don't have all the bolts.

The first couple of days he really didn't like sleeping in the toddler bed. He really doesn't like it much better now! He does it without as much of a fight though.

I was looking yesterday on Etsy and all the cute little baby girl things. Kelly at has really made me miss having a baby girl. There just isn't as much to choose from for 5 year old girls and 2 year old boys. I think I want one more baby and even then I think I will be terribly sad that it is our last. I just hate to think that the part of my life I dreamed of all my life, is over. I know there will be great times to come with school age children but it is still hard.

I think we will probably have one more though. I have told myself that I have to lose weight and get in better shape before I do. If I gained baby weight on top of the baby weight I haven't lost from #2, I would weigh 200 lbs! I can't let myself do that. (Jeremy up until this point hasn't really wanted a third, but the other day Jack was doing something cute and he said "I'm about ready to have another". I couldn't believe my ears, but when I asked him to repeat what he had said, he said "Nothing."

Oh, well I know I can wear him down. I am not ready now anyway. I want Jack to be a little older. Madalynn and Jack are 2 years 8 months apart and get along great for the most part, but I want a little more space between #2 and (hopefully) #3. We will see...