Friday, May 25, 2007

Sheer amazement

This child blows me away. It just amazes me the things you do NOT have to teach them and they just know how to do. Like making truck noises. He pushes his trucks around the living room and makes the noise! I didn't teach him that. He just knew. A few months ago I found this really cute radio flyer trike at a garage sale. When I put him on it that evening, he made the truck noise as we peddled around the neighborhood. I probably need to clarify that too, it came with a handle bar for me to push him. He is not peddling by himself yet. He is good, but not that good.
The other day I was at my sisters swim meet at my old high school. There is a metal type barrier between the pool and the stands. The barrier has thick wire running across horizontally every 5 inches. It took him about 30 seconds to figure out if he got on his belly he could slide under the lowest one and get to the water. He didn't, his head was too big, but he was trying his hardest.
Speaking of that meet, I had the best experiance there. I taught swim lessons before I joined the Navy and while at this meet I ran into 3 of the kids I used to teach. What a good feeling that was. To know that I helped them even just a little bit become what they are today. Really good swimmers. Now I had them when they were 3 and 4 years old, so they have had a lot more influence than me since then, but I introduced them to the water and taught them the basics! That is just such a great feeling to me. And when I think about it, I get to do that with Baby Bear in EVERYTHING!!! It really makes me happy inside!
And on an even happier note, the Bear did not wake up until 640 this morning! YEAH for sleep!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fun with the cat food

Too fast

Wow. That is all I can say. Wow. I have a little boy that is going to be one next week. Where in the world has the time gone? It really hit me this morning, I was going through all of his baby clothes and I looked at my favorite little onesie and then I looked at him, and I thought, "how could you ever have fit in this?" And then I was putting away his present clothes and I remember getting them as gifts thinking that he would never fit into that! And here he is. A big boy, about to be one. Walking around by himself, feeding himself independently, playing with his big boy toys, he has a personality, he is a little person! With likes and dislikes and favorites and a very hard head. I do not think that I am ready for this. I know I am not ready for this. Because I know that next comes the big boy bed, and potty in the big toilet and going off to kindergarten(maybe) and having friends that he would rather be around than me. I think I am going to cry. How do you keep them young and innocent? How do you keep them your baby? Maybe not forever, I know that he is not mine forever. Eventually I know that I will have to share him. (With a pre-approved, very thoroughly checked, has to be an angel sent from God himself young lady.) But how do I make it last longer? I could not put him down for naps, that would give me more time. It would most likely make it so I didn't want to be around him at all too though. I just want to soak up as much of him as I can.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

My Boys

In the hall are two boys. One almost one, the other very much bigger physically but still on the same level. And in a good way. I wish that I could do that. Daddy Bear can throw all inhibitions aside and just be a kid with Noah. I am the teacher and the guider and the enforcer of rules and the one that makes the meals and distributes them. I love my job, I really do. I just wish that sometimes I could be the one to roll around in the hall way and play chase with a little man who walks like a penguin still.