Thursday, March 19, 2009


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mid-march moments

well, i can't believe it, but ethan will be two months old on monday! crazy! he's getting BIG; wow, we sure make big boys! he's still battling constipation and now will not go to sleep on his own. big fun. (not!) i don't know what we did differently with eli than now with ethan, but eli was sleeping in his own bed, just fine, at two weeks old. hmmmm...again, zoloft to the rescue! :)

here's eli waiting for the trash truck out the front window; when it went away, he said 'mo' (more) and cried. ha! he's learning what dirt, motorcycle, tractor, bus, truck, choo-choo train and cars are-it's SO fun to watch him get SO excited when he sees any of these! oh and he loooooooooves sports/balls; his fave seems to be football. he "reads" his football book all the time and says it so cute!

myah has a new favorite game; dora dominoes. after one time of losing/pouting-then having a 'talk' about how being a good sport should act...she'll now say, "it's okay if you win, i won't get mad." hee.hee. her 'report card' from school was all A+'s, so we let her choose something special she'd like for her 'reward.' she chose seeds! flower seeds! how cute is that?! (see pix below of her planting them)

kev's parents came up for the weekend, so that was fun-and there are also pix from when my dad was here; thanks again for all the help, dad! and thanks mom-in-law for mopping our kitchen!! gotta love living somewhat close to grandmas and grandpas!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

march madness

well-thanks to my dad coming down to help me out this week and a nice little friend of mine named Zoloft, march isn't as 'mad' as it could be. but there ARE several outbursts of chaos around here every now and then; (translation: EVERY DAY!) man! after-baby-hormones are worse than labor! i knew i wasn't myself; crying and cussing aren't really me (well, okay, so i'm a softy and do cry-but not so much cuss. i'm praying ethan's first word isn't S#@%!!!) and my sweet little myah-one day when i was crying on the couch, trying to calm ethan down and also give attention to her and eli, she just sat next to me-wiping my tears and saying, "oh. it's okay, mommy!" and then she later asked if i'd read her a book once i got thru resting, "cuz you need rest." and then the next day she looked at me and asked if i was happy...yep! a perscription of Zoloft was a MUCH needed thing!

okay, so this is going to be my 'style' from now on...just upload the pix and add a little paragraph or two. not enuf time these days to sit at the computer very long.

remember when i was concerned about eli being too rough with ethan? well, it's turned out that he's not too rough, he's OVER MOTHERLY! ha! i literally have to run into the living room where the swing is-and try to beat eli to where ehtan is, cuz altho he means well, (and it actually IS sweet) ethan doesn't like his paci up his nose/in his ear, etc; nor does he like a soccer ball placed on his face. but sweet little eli has learned to shhh, shhh, shhh ethan and to also shake the swing or carseat when his little brother is crying. and he still LOVES kissing him! if he sees you coming towards him, he'll try to get in another kiss or two before running away (knowing we're about to make him stop-since it's usually when ethan's asleep. ha!)

some are pix from the sesame street show we took the big kids to. some are eli and myah playing in ethan's car seat; they're new favorite toy. and then there are pix from our nightly entertainment time: performed live by eli and myah at the dinner table; we always have LOTS of laughs!

oh and there is one of poor little eli-asleep on his closet floor. we couldn't find him and the poor little dude was asleep in there, door closed and everything! see how hard it is to keep track of three little ones?! don't worry, he DOES know how to open doors, so i know he wasn't NOT able to get out, i promise!

one more thing: had to take ethan to the doc for his constipation; YES! he, too is battling it (as did myah and eli; what's with our kids and their poop?) and at 5 weeks, he's already 12 pounds! we thought eli was big; he was 12 pounds at TWO MONTHS, yikes! we sure make some big ole boys around here! and can you believe ethan will be six weeks this friday? crazy! he's just now starting to smile, which is so neat to a mommy's heart, but we're still much-anticipating the next stage; less crying, the ability to respond to our voices, etc. thank you Jesus that this newborn stage flies by so quickly!

did i say, "a little paragraph or two." ???? :) (yes, all three kids are asleep; and i SHOULD BE!)