This is our story....The story of our journey as a family of four

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Back in the saddle

Oh it's been what seems to be forever, and oh how I've missed this, and as sad as it is.... this is going to be a short post (with many  more to follow). 

To begin with, I hope that everyone had an amazing holiday, filled with magic and happiness!  Ours was pretty wonderful, and beautiful, and crazy and busy and worth every single minute of sleep that we missed out on!  post coming soon!

There are so many wonderful little delights going on in our world right now, that I just had to get on here and share them all with you!  For starters, baby boy is crawling!  It's more of an army crawl right now, but he gets up on all fours and rocks it out like no body's business.  He is really starting to make more passes while up on all fours and it's all starting to come together for scooter.  And while he's up on all fours he gives his sissy this little "you know what" eating grin, and I just think to myself, 'I am not entirely certain we are ready for what he is about to unleash on us'.  But bring it on bub!

In other E news..... we went to Shriners yesterday and had one of the most amazing Dr's apts to date.  I walked out of there with my head held high thinking "hell yea...that was our baby they were just talking about".  Easy E showed off as he always does, and schmoozed like the best of them.... and then he got down and dirty and showed them his new moves.  He was all over the exam table, army crawling, up on all fours, from all fours to sitting, and then Dr. Schrantz started to rough house him a little bit to see what he was really made of, and he sure showed him.  I wish Cody would've been there to see it all.  It was sweet, as Dr. Schrantz gave E a smile. A real, genuine, different kind of smile..... it was more than just a "he's so cute smile"... it was a "good job kid, kind of smile" and I'm not going to lie, it made me feel like the proudest mama in the world.  And then the play time got down to business, and he started talking about our next plan of action and I quote....

"Let's have Janet do an hour session with him in 3 months so we can discuss what bracing he will need for.....(wait for it)...... WALKING.....(did he really just say?! oh focus mary...focus!)  He's a strong little guy, and very bright and it won't be long before he starts to figure this all out"

So in my head I'm freaking...beaming.... ready to bust out in song, and maybe even throw in a few jazz hands.  I was just ready to scream.  I'm doing the math, wait 3 months... he will only be 13.5 months old!?! Really? could walking even be a possibility?   Now I do feel like I have to throw this disclaimer out, even though they are talking about walking, does not mean he will be ready to, but it makes me feel so good that they are getting him ready, and making the preparations for when he is ready so that he won't have to sit and wait for these things to happen.  Phew, I am one proud mama! (and one bummed mama that I have no pictures to document this Dr's apt, because ugh, it was an oh so sweet one) 

And not only is Easton doing big things but Caidence is doing some pretty fancy stuff too!  Today we went to her new school to tour the classroom and meet the director of the program.  Yup, baby girl is going to preschool (um, only one day a week, and I will be in the same building as her the whole steps, baby steps).  I asked her this morning if she wanted to go to her new school, and she was hesitant, but then I just had to throw in the "like Garrett, Nolan, and Kole" and I got the "YEA" that I was looking for.  Then I hear this "Nae Nae ride the bus", I was so bummed to tell her no, and then she asked "the baby bus", again "no, just in mom moms car"  what a bummer.  All this hype about school, and she doesn't even get to ride a bus, but she was excited none the less.  So off we went, and she made herself right at home.  After checking out the two-by-two room, we went into the 3,4,5 room where she walked right over to the aquariums.  Mrs. Byrne let her feed the fish and the frogs, and then she went to to last tank..... and there it was.  Heave.  A tarantula.  I am literally ready to run out of the room screaming, leaving both of my kiddos to fend for themselves against this caged animal, but I played it cool for the sake of the wee ones.  "look Nae, just like Charlotte" and now I am expecting her to grab onto my leg and start freaking her freak, just like I wanted to do hers, but no she gets closer and points and says "Charlotte!!" all happy and so not afraid, as I am left scratching my head because this is the girl that would shrill over daddy long legs and ants.  She used to make Grace pick them off of the slide for her, and she is looking at this HUGE, gross, hairy eight legged thing as if its a bunny rabbit. Heave again.  Needless to say, I am relieved that we won't be in that room until the fall so I can try to pull it together by then. Heave yet again.  But needless to say I have no pics to document this fun event either because, well..... when your flying solo with the kiddos sometimes 2 hands is just not enough.  i will do better. i must do better.)

Well, I guess this post is kinda lengthy after all.  I will spend much of January playing catch up on the last few months because I really dropped the ball on this one, but after the laptop took the big one, there just wasn't much of a chance for blogging....ah well.  But now we are back up and running, and I will go back through old pictures, and my day planner to get you all caught back up and E's firsts (and yes, that is what we have resorted to....Easton's baby book is my planner, so not only will he be able to look back at all of his milestones, but he will also know Dr's apts for everyone in the family, when bills were due, a great Iced Tea recipe and all of the other randomness that was jotted down in 2010.... what every baby book should consist of.  The poor kid!)

Well, I am sure I will not be back on until 2011, so Happy New Year my friends!