Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mama llama tears

Cutie pie bath boys!

And here are a few photos from our night with cousin Kaleigh last weekend! The boys had so much fun having her over. She taught Elijah how to play hide-and-seek, we had pizza-movie night and we even went to the zoo! We can't wait to have her back soon!

Notice the cute bunnies perched on the back of our couch? That is the Rabbit family. My mom hand-knitted those for the boys. Aren't they adorable?

It seems nearly impossible that it is well into February already. We are still in the process of figuring out our "new life," and making some important decisions. It's a bit stressful at times, but mostly I feel liberated. I feel like there are exciting things in store for our family.

Isn't this little Sammy just the sweetest thing? I could squeeze and hug on this boy all day long. And sometimes I do! Thankfully he allows it. I love this little snuggle man.

I went on a field trip today with Elijah and his preschool class. We saw the play Llama Llama Red Pajama, which is based on a book that we happen to love. It was a super cute play. Every field trip I have been on with Elijah has been nothing but enjoyable. That one-on-one time is so super special to me. He even did the customary fall-asleep-on-Mama-on-the-bus-ride-home, which I adore. When we first got on the bus this morning, I saw a teacher that I hadn't seen since Elijah was a baby. She used to come to our house for physical therapy back during the time when he was extremely delayed and cried through every single PT session. When I saw her today, she pointed at Elijah and said, "It is unbelievable how far he has come!" I scooted into our bus seat and cried. Sometimes I forget. When I'm experiencing day after day after day of defiance and sass and poop, it is embarrassingly easy to forget. He has overcome so very much. You know that strong will I speak of often? That same strong will is what has helped to get him where he is today! He is one determined and willful little person, and there is a ton of GOOD in that. Please remind me of this when I'm complaining! :)

I have a ton of work to catch up on for my food blog (thanks to our Super Bowl snacks!), so I must go do that! Thanks for checking in on us!


dxeechick said...

Oh I do this constantly too. Get frustrated with little Stevie and then when I think about all he's been through and how lucky we are that he is just HERE, I feel like a fool. But I think its natural to some extent. We get into mommy mode, and sometimes kids ARE JUST ANNOYING! But we will always get those little reminders. Don't be too hard on yourself, we have every right to complain about the hard days :) As long as we appreciate the good ones too.

Sarah said...

Amen to that Megan. Remind me as well...

Cecilia said...

Thanks for sharing!

jencooper said...

I remind myself of those same things!!

Glad you had a chance to spend some special time with everyone!