Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Pancakes and eggies

This is the first meal in three days where there hasn't been a total meltdown. Think it had something to do with the menu- blueberry pancakes and eggies? I think so. Markus has started giving us a bite when we ask- so cute. He always gives himself a bite immediately after giving us a bite- he's not going to miss out on anything!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Markus and Murphy

I'm sorry the video is sideways! It's still cute though. I wanted to get this on our real video camera last night, but the battery was dead! Markus LOVES to give kisses to his best friend, Murphy the Monkey. He will kiss us too, but only when he is in the mood. Murphy, however, he will kiss no matter what time of day.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

My day as a stay at home mom...

consisted of the following (in no particular order): virtually no sleep last night due to my sickie, watching a plumber put a hole in my dining area ceiling to ascertain where the water damage was coming from (the shower in the master bath), Mark home for lunch (yeah for daddies), watching my baby boy giggle as he tried to capture the water coming out of the faucet (that must blow their minds), another emergency load of Markus laundry, two viewings of Baby Mozart and at least three of Baby Noah, a trip to the library, a trip to Target, attempting to get my baby boy to drink water out of a syringe (the cup wasn't happening), my favorite white hoodie getting crusted with snot, applesauce and oatmeal (I know, why am I wearing a white sweatshirt with a sick baby?), a great homemade iced vanilla latte, diarrhea on my rug (hence the laundry and the bath) and a baby who fell asleep in my arms four times today and wanted nothing more than to be held. I wouldn't trade this job for anything.

Sickie update

Markus is doing better (so far) today! He didn't keep anything in that tummy of his yesterday, except for a few bites of toast and applesauce at lunchtime. But so far this morning he has had a small bowl of oatmeal, a few cheerios and pedialyte, and it's all stayed down! Yeah for Markus. This photo pretty much represents our day yesterday and our morning today- Markus sitting in our laps, watching Baby Einstein and doing a little thumb sucking. Normally I'm not much for plunking him in front of the TV, but I remember being little and getting to watch cartoons all day when I was sick. He seems to be most content right now doing this, so be it. I think we might venture out to the library today to see if they have any Baby Einsteins to check out- mommy here is getting a wee bit tired of Baby Mozart!

Monday, March 19, 2007

We have a sickie...

Poor little man. He has yet another double ear infection (this is #3 in three months, in case you're counting). I will spare you the gruesome details of the other yuck he is fighting, but suffice it to say I just completed a large load of laundry that had to get done immediately or the stench would have taken over our house, he had an unexpected bath this afternoon and I am trying to figure out how to tackle the yuck that is his carseat... Add to it that I haven't nursed him since Friday morning and you have a glimpse into the poor little man's woes. We snuggled after the bath under a fleece blanket and watched Baby Mozart until he began sucking his thumb and dozing. Now he is napping, I am grabbing a quick bite and about to enter speed clean mode because I know odds are zilch of me getting anything done today when he is awake. And please pray- this third infection means we are entering the realm of possible ear tubes. No fun, but way better than him having to continue to get these nasty infections! BTW- this photo is not from today. But lately he is fascinated by his piggies, and wants to eat them every chance he gets.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

It's 2:15 am...

and Markus is in the jumper. Seriously. We had a wonderful day in West Seattle with Boo and Katie today. Unfortunately, Markus bascially missed both of his naps and bedtime. You would think that would translate into a boy who would be so exhausted that he would sleep like a log once we got home... but I know better. When this kid misses his naps, it means he will have a horrible night. So here we are. He has been up since 12:30. Completely happy as long as the lights are on and we are reading books or playing. Every once in a while I catch him rubbing his eyes and I think it is time to try to sleep, but no dice. So I am letting him jump off this ridiculous energy he has right now in hopes that he will get completely worn out... And yes, I just took this photo. I guarantee I do not look as cute as him at this horrbile hour of the night.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Look mom, no hands!

I don't know why, but the other evening every time Markus got his mits on this ball he would stick it in his mouth, grab on with his teeth, and stretch out his arms. Who knows? But it made for some funny photos!

Monday, March 12, 2007

My boys

I love my boys. With all my heart. Sometimes I get overcome just thinking about what a blessing each of them are in my own life, and I cry (imagine that). Sometimes I will leave the two of them playing downstairs while I head upstairs to put laundry away or do some cleaning. It doesn't take long before I hear the giggles (from both of them) and I can't stay away. Watching the two of them together melts me. They are my greatest blessings.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Afternoon at the park

We spent a fun afternoon at the park as a family during one of our gorgeous days over the weekend. Here are some of my favorite pictures!

Thursday, March 01, 2007