Saturday, December 12, 2009

December is here....


Where to begin!!! What a whirlwind. You are 1. This has been the fastest year of my life - watching you grow into the little person you are turning into has been fantastic.

You are 30 inches long and weigh 22lbs. You apparently lost 2 pounds once you started moving around - the further the cats are, the quicker you move! You will eat anything that is around - mainly whatever me or mummy is eating. You have mastered crawling up and even faster down. You can do 5 or 6 signs - but rarely use them yet, you would much rather grunt, yell and point.

This past year with you was hard and good all at the same time - I am glad you finally turned into a happy baby. The first 6 months there was not a lot of smiles. But once you started sitting and moving around the world, you are a very happy baby.

You got your second tooth last week, along with it came a cold of course. All in all you've been pretty healthy. You are not a graceful teether however - and let us know when you are uncomfortable.

There is so much love in your heart for Tym it blows my mind. I've said from the day you were born, she loves you - to much. But you love her just as much - from the moment you open your eyes in the morning looking for her, to the second you see her bus on top of the hill in the afternoons, till night kisses - you adore her. As she you - as we are constantly telling her to give you space. But you seem to enjoy it most of the time.

I am going to miss you like mad when I go to work on Monday - however my heart is eased knowing that you will be home with Mummy. I know that you guys will have wonderful days together. I do hope you start walking before I go back to work full time in Jan however, I would hate to miss that. At least I have seen you take a few steps already, know just to do it more often.

All in all - you are a wonderful boy, sloppery kissed and great big hugs included. I am very happy to have you as my son Lake Grey and I look forward to the wonderful man you will grow up to be.

Lake - you make our family complete, thanks for joining us,


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Sumo!

I know I am technically a day early in writing this, but we are so busy tomorrow that I didn't want to be a day late.

Your mama and I started playing the "one year ago tonight" game earlier and I was struck by the rawness of my emotions. I could feel my heart begin to pound faster as it did last year knowing Mama was in early labour with you. I can still hear her moans when a contraction came and the (selfish because it wasn't me) thrill of it, knowing that you were now mere hours away. I can still hear your newborn cry and feel the tears in my eyes as I held your hand in mine. I can still smile at the memory of Tym meeting you for the first time and her fascination with your umbilical cord. I can still remember the anticipation of bringing you home and beginning our life as a complete family.

Because Sumo, that is what you have brought to our house: completion. And for that I am forever grateful. So to my favorite lil' man I wish you the most spectacular 1st Birthday! May you know that you are the extra effort I make to get home earlier at night, the extra driving force in being a mother you can be proud of, and the extra smile on my face because you are you.


Monday, December 07, 2009

time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future

Far too much has happened in the past few weeks and the blog has been neglected. At least the blog is neglected and not the kids right!

In 7 short days Deah goes back to work part time until after the Holidays. I know as much as she is looking forward to the adult time (even if it is at work!), there is some sadness at how quickly her year with Lake has gone by.

He is now crawling up and down the stairs perfectly and little too quickly for the cats. Though truth be told, both of us have been know to use Tigger or Belle as motivation for him to move a little more quickly! However the face full of fur once he's "kissed" them is still a tiresome clean up!

Preparations are nuder way for his party on Sat. Much to Tym's disappointment, Lake's puppy cake (and not princess cake like she wanted), should be fantastic. It's been interesting for Deah and I to plan this party. All of Lake's "friends" are the younger sibling's of Tym's friends, so I can see some of Tym's confusion with this party since all her friends will be there as well. She helped pick out some of the decorations and slipped by us a package or two of princess napkins. Oh well - it'll make for a great story at the very least!

Mum and Dad arrive Thursday night and the kids are already bouncing with excitement! Tym's informed us that she won't be going to school on Friday since it's Lake's birthday and Nana and Grandpa are here. It really was a simply battle since Deah and I had already thought she wouldn't go. It's alittle scary how rational her thoughts can be at times!