Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sweet days with my sweet girl

 While T naps, Mommy and M enjoy pina colada smoothies
 and make m&m cookies 
(LOVE how she stands on her tip toes)
Big girl started swim lessons.
Lesson 1- no tears, so brave
Lesson 2 & 3- LOTS of tears "no under water mommy" "Go home", but as soon as the lesson was over, M and friends were playing in the water, trauma forgotten. She even gets excited everyday about going. Today she said, "Mom, favorite part under water". She also loves having a "new teacher" and loves to make her proud. "Teacher proud Mai".

Friday, July 27, 2012

July catchup

 We moved to Grandma and Grandpa's house mid July and while mom & dad are house hunting, Mai and T have been enjoying spending their days with Grandma. Grandma is now hooked on Dora books. Joel is enjoying his new job and I am loving being home with the kids. Some days are pretty overwhelming looking at houses, calling doctors, visiting daycares, dreading the start of a new school year, but nothing could kill the joy of spending the day with my sweet babies.
 At 5 months old, Thomas is the happiest, gigglest, bounciest baby. He he is mid flight in his command center.
 On July 25th T got his 1st tooth! He has been chewing on his poor foot all week.
 LOVE that my days are filled with many moments like this......

 Best buddies love reading and playing together.

 Mai had her 1st swim lesson and was a champ. No tears. "Teacher so proud!" More swim pictures to come.
I'm the luckiest mom!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mai-ism and other cuteness

I adore everything Mai says because her voice is so cute and everything sounds funny when she says it. Below are some of my favorite phrases. Some can only be appreciated in person.

When interrupting and trying to be polite: "Scuse. Ask question."
When she is going to check on a crying Thomas: "Hold tight baby brother"
When saying goodbye (later alligator): "Bye gator"
When surprised: "Oh my gawsh"
When calling Joel and he's not responding: "Daddy. Da-ddy. Joely Poely."
When calling Christina and she's not responding:  "Hey Foxy Mommy"
When getting in trouble while chasing the dog: "No chase. Spposey walk"
When you tell Mai no: "No. Why? Cuuuz"

In other news, Thomas learned how to make raspberries, so silly. He can also push himself all over the place in his walker. What a big boy. At his 4 month checkup, T was in the 42nd percentile for weight, weighing in at 15lb 6 oz and 91st percentile in height. Still has the best fat thighs in town.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Moments of sweetness

 As any mom will tell you, there are really great days of being a parent and really overwhelming ones. I'm fortunate enough to say that my life is full of sweeter moments than I ever thought possible and those moments outweigh the stressful ones a million times over. While packing yesterday Mai came up behind me, wrapped her arms around me, and said "Mom. Best friend. Aww. Mom"
 If that was not enough, she spent the better part of the rest of the day holding hands with Thomas, kissing him, and telling him that he was her best friend too :)
 While Thomas looks like Joel, I hear from several people he has some of my features as well. I don't see it, but he sure does talk like his momma. He loves to talk, giggle, squeal, and do anything that gets attention from anyone who will talk to him, especially his mom. Joel went to Orlando yesterday to do some prep work for his new job and also to look at houses. We are some possibilities and are excited about things progressing. Mai is very excited to stay with Grandma and Papa!