Sunday, May 1, 2011


On the eve of me heading back to work, I thought I would do a fun post of things that have made me smile being with my kids the past two months. Of course it's going to be difficult for me tomorrow morning, but it's just something that I have to do (and only for 5 weeks and 2 days), so I will survive until "schoooooools out for sum-mer!". I feel so lucky to be blessed with such a beautiful family and I have greatly enjoyed these past two months completely devoted to Colin and Kailey.

I Smile because...

- Kailey is here after 40 long weeks and she arrived healthy and makes me smile every day. She is pretty easy going by this point and after only a tough few weeks, she is sleeping through the night! {I hope I didn't just jinx myself for tonight!} I love the feeling of having her smile and coo when I talk to her now because she clearly recognizes my voice! Those coos make me feel love.

- There are just so many things that Colin has been doing lately that make me laugh. This first picture is the ending of what I walked into the other day. He was crawling around the room in his Mickey Mouse ears that he put on himself.
- This next picture is just proof of the fact he pulls himself up to stand on everything. The other day I caught him standing up at the toilet splashing in the water and then putting his hands in his mouth. Despite the fact that I typically would run and get the camera to document, I had to grab him and wash him (even though it was clean water in the toilet).

- He is trying really hard to say new words and is learning the signs we teach him very quickly. My favorite sign these days is butterfly because he has modified it to have his arms crossed with his fingers wiggling by his elbows.

- I just taught him whispering into my ear and although I'm not sure what he says, it seems very loving.

- I also taught him to yell for dad when we want him in the room. While I was rocking him before bed tonight, he went to hit me and I told him no and he started crying. He sat straight up, yelled "dad" (very clear consonant-vowel-consonant) and then started yelling in gibberish. He must have been giving dad a piece of his mind about Mommy.

- I smile because I just love Chris, Colin and Kailey and I'll be doing what I have to do for our family. So, although it will be tough, I just keep in mind that I'm doing it for them...

Back to school for me!


Deanna said...

I'll be thinking and praying for you tomorrow. Not an easy transition for sure.

Kristin said...

I'd be smiling, too!

Nana said...

These 5 weeks will fly by and it will be fun summer before you know it!! Enjoy your nights and weekends! Love, Nana

Wren said...

What a great post! I hope your first day back at work went well...and fast! I love the Mickey ears, he really is too cute for words! :)