Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The clown

We bought a camera for the computer so we could talk by video with daddy now and then friends and family once we leave.

I thought tonight I would make a little video for daddy so he could see how sweet Bear is. It started out sweet and then just turned into play time with the boy on the computer.

What is really sweet about this song though is that he will take the word "sunshine" and sub in "mommy." So he will climb up in my lap at the perfect time and sing to me: "You are my mommy, my only mommy. You make me happy when skies are gray. You never know dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my mommy away."

It makes me melt.

The other thing that really gets me is his hugs. I can be having the worst most stressful day and he will just randomly come to me and ask me, "Mommy you could use a hug?" and he will wrap his little arms around me and to feel those little fingers on the back of my neck just makes everything else just disappear.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

The patience of a 2 year old

I never thought I would envy the patience that my son has. Bug has been sick for the last few days and so she has been a little cranky. Never once has this little boy raised his voice or spoken crossly to her during her fussy times. Even when I have on the edge of crying myself, he just keeps singing to her and gently "shushing" her. We were in the kitchen cooking dinner and she started to cry from her jumperoo. He looked at me and said, "I got it mommy, I going to go sing to her. Here I come baby sister! Don't worry!" He loves to sing, You are my Sunshine to her. Even when I couldn't get her to calm down, he was able to. She just stopped crying when he walked up to her and when he started singing, she got the biggest most adoring smile. I hope and pray that they remain this wonderful together forever.


Besides being sick, she has been getting really strong. For the last month now, she has been standing up on her own while just holding my fingers. She will go for full minutes at a time. Last week though she started doing sqauts. Up and down. Very controlled. My legs got tired just watching her!

And she has finally figured out the jumperoo. Kind of. She jumps up and then falls down and then laughs and then stops. Five minutes later she will try it again. But just one jump at a time though. :)