Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mr. Independent

Excuse me...who is this little boy and what did he do with my baby?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Favorites...

I have seen this Friday blog idea around and thought I would give it a whirl...

Favorite Time of Day:  Morning snuggles with Aiden
AND...When the hubby gets home and Aiden runs up to him...and steals his car keys lol

Favorite Season: doubt about it!

Favorite Month:  April...It's my Birthmonth!  If you know me, you know I celebrate my Birthday all month long!!!

Favorite Holiday:  Christmas...especially now that I have my baby is so much better through his eyes!

Favorite Color:  RED

Favorite Movie:  Stepmom...hit so close to home for me at a time when I my Mom was very very sick!  Thanks God for liver transplants!

Favorite Celebrity:
Carrie Underwood

AND Reese Witherspoon

Favorite Place to Shop:

Favorite Kind of Music:  Country

Favorite TV Show:    Sex and the City

Favorite Thing To Do:   DUUUUUUH...Spending time with my family

Favorite Place in the world:  ANY Vacation spot
Favorite Hobby:  Working Out

Favorite Kind of Animal:  Siberian Husky...BUDDY

Favorite Place to Live:  Charleston, SC

Favorite Place to Vacation:  Riviera Maya  (so far)

Favorite Restaurant:  Longhorn Steakhouse

Favorite Thing to Cook:  any dip or munchie LOL

Favorite Chore:  Sleeping....OH that's not a chore...hmmmm cleaning kitchen

Favorite Make Up:  Clinique

Favorite Hair Products:  Don't really use hair products but I do wash my hair with Dove shampoo

Favorite Lotion:  Clinique
Favorite thing to blog about:  again...DUUUHHHH...MY FAMILY

Favorite Thing to wear:  Sundress
Favorite Memory:  Hearing Aiden cry for the first time

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just Perfect...

Aiden is now 18 months old and changing every day...literally EVERYDAY!  He is becoming more confident and trying new things...sometimes it is scary!  Where is my baby boy?  It seems like the moment I became a mother I noticed this silly competition between moms...and I have noticed that some moms would rather blantantly lie to me than just admit some small insignificant truth about their child!  For example, "little bobby has slept through the night his entire life"...really?  Well Aiden didn't sleep through the night until he was 16 months old...yep, that's right 16 months old...not 1 month, not 6 months, he was 1 year and 4 months old...Does that make me a bad mom...HA!  Does it matter!  I have found myself shying away from friendships b/c in my honest opinion WHO CARES????  What is really important?  Little Bobby knows his alphabet forwards and backwards, he sleeps until 10 am everyday, rides in the carseat with no problem, knows exactly what he can and can't touch in the house and he can say supercalifragilisticexpealidocious in 35 different lanuages! AWESOME...well Aiden loves to hide the remote...a month later it is still "hidden", he farts in the bath tub and thinks it's funny, and loves to be naked!  Sometimes his clothes are wrinkled, his hair is a mess and he refuses to let me change his diaper!  But he still snuggles, his giggles are contagious, he loves his Momma, Daddy and Buddy, AND he is healthy, happy and ALL MINE!!!  Here's the me the truth is PERFECT!  No need to embellish or lie.  Aiden may be "developmentally" ahead, behind or right where he belongs...who knows?  Who cares?  Who's counting?  Over the past few weeks I have been reading several blogs that I feel have really brought me to such a great place and reminded me, at the most perfect time, what is REALLY important in in particular is about a little 5 year old girl with brain's heartbreaking but at the same time inspiring...her mom put it so perfectly when she said..."I also know that we will never, EVER be the same in many good ways.  I think I will forever appreciate all the little happy moments life has to offer. I don't think I will ever be tied to my calendar so closely again.  What my kids wear, what their hair looks like; none of that matters anymore.  There will be lots of kisses and lots more hugs around our house.  Birthdays will be celebrated a little longer and Christmases will mean so much more.  I know I will enjoy the sun a little more, spend more time outdoors and every moment I can with my children just enjoying life."
So the next time I begin to feel like I have been thrust into LALA land and The lies of a perfect child, I am going to look over at my little boy and THANK GOD that he is PERFECT just the way he is...naked, Dennis the menace hair,       remote in one hand and ketchup bottle in the other!  
If you have a quick minute...say a prayer for little Lucy...I will link to her Mom's blog below!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Where ya been???

Not that I have a bunch of readers BUT....sorry I haven't blogged in a while!  To be perfectly honest, we have just been too busy enjoying this beautiful weather here in Charleston, SC, playing outside, meeting new friends, attending gym class and story time and today we start SWIM LESSONS!!!  Here is a glimpse of what we have been up to...
Learning T-Ball

Feeding the Animals at the South Eastern Wildlife Expo

Touring the gardens at Magnolia Plantaion

Making BIG decisions at Daddy's office...

Lunch in Hilton Head, SC

He takes after his Momma...

Boating on a beautiful FEBRUARY day!

This is the life...

Pops teaching Aiden to drive the boat!

So Gentle!!!

There really is a lot going on beyond all of this fun we are having...the new "slate" is out for Leif's  next duty station, we will know our next ship but the end of March, we are planning a big party, going to Disney, going to Mexico and planning for a whirlwind 8 months with the Navy starting at the end of September!  I will definitely be putting some of my thoughts up as things start getting CRAZY!!!!