Monday, February 23, 2009

Ready for Spring!

I am so ready for spring and I know my munchkins are too! I am ready to get outside, plant flowers, cookout, watch the kids ride bikes, more frequent trips to the park and zoo... You get the idea. I have never been a big fan of winter. The holidays are nice, but that is all winter has going for it. Spring is where it is at. Everything is new again, clean, and fresh. The kids love to be outside and play with the neighbors and I enjoy the casual conversations with adults.
Liam and Lily are ready to get in the backyard and play t-ball. They don't really have the concept of running the bases or catching the ball, but they love hitting the ball of the tee and running to collect the balls in their helmets. They are too cute! Lily has her pink bat and helmet and Liam has a blue bat and helmet. They certainly look the part.
The kids are getting so big! Everyday is more exciting and full of new adventures. I am sure Spring will bring many more new adventures. So go away Winter! We are really ready for the Spring Weather.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

3 days and "GOING" strong!

It is really the little things in life that get us excited! Liam has been in big boy underwear for three days!!!
I am so proud=) I put a diaper on him tonight for bedtime and he just couldn't get comfortable in it. This could be a really good sign. Now if he could quit peeing on everything in the bathroom. Our walls, floor, shower curtain, and cabinet have all been coated in pee a time or two. I am sure it is only a matter of time before he hits the ceiling.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Liam had a lot of fun at Pump It Up!
Lots of school and family friends came to play, too!
I got a new bicycle!
Had two cool birthday cakes!
Uncle John sent a big box full of toys.

Liam is 3!

Wow! It seems so crazy to me that my baby boy is 3! Time really does fly. This birthday has been really bittersweet for me. I am so proud that Liam has grown in to such a handsome, charming, sweet little boy. However, I am sad that I will never have another 2 year old again. With Lily we experienced so many new first, and now with Liam it is all lasts.
It really makes me sad. I don't want these times to end. At bed time the past few days, after our story and prayers, I have just stayed in his room looking at him thinking, "only 3, only 2, only 1 more day that he is 2." Now he isn't anymore. Shaun made Liam 3 a long time ago, but not momma. Time needs to stand still!!!
So 2 is a thing of the past. The gap between Liam and Lily is getting smaller and smaller. Sometimes he will say something and I think that Lily must have said that. There is not a trip to the store, zoo, etc. that someone doesn't ask if they are TWINS! My baby is not a baby anymore. He is a big boy and is even wanting to go potty without being dragged to the toilet. We have not had one potty accident all day!!
We had a blast at Liam's birthday party at Pump It Up and are grateful to be blessed with so many friends and family. We definitely had a full house. He played until he couldn't play anymore. It was so cute how he thanked everyone for his gifts and wished them a happy birthday, too! Thanks again to everyone who came to celebrate! Happy birthday baby boy! Even at 30 you will still be my baby boy!