Sunday, March 29, 2009

Precious Moments Installment 1

It hasn't been easy in the last week since Kevin went back home, but we are making do. However, don't ask me about the change in Jameson's sleep habits since his dad left. Especially during the more trying of times, I like to take a few minutes and think of the precious moments of the day. So here are some of my precious moments over the past few days.

Precious moment #1 Thursday evening we came home from our playgroup, ate dinner and I was putting him to bed, cuddling with him in my bed to help him fall asleep. He was nearly asleep when he got the hiccups. At first we ignored it, but after 5 minutes of HUGE hiccups I heard him giggle, which made me giggle, and that led to us both giggling after every hiccup. It took a while to settle down, but it was worth it, because even in that moment I thought to myself, "this is a moment I want to remember: getting the giggles with my 12-month-old."

Precious Moment #2 Jameson is very into putting stuff on. For example he wants to put socks and shoes on his feet or my feet. The past few days he has been picking up my sweaters and putting them on his shoulders and occasionally he even makes it over his head. He is very proud of himself when he does this. On Saturday, he was "helping" me fold laundry. He took a pair of my undies and quickly put them over his head. He was really happy that he could do it, and that he made me laugh, so he started dancing with my underwear hanging around his neck. Really, it doesn't get more precious then that.
Precious Moment #3 The boy loves climbing into stuff. He found a new place to climb into on Saturday, and I got a picture.

Precious Moment #4 He loves giving his stuffed animals hugs and kisses. Sorry the pic is blurry, he was moving side-to-side in a big bear hug. If only I had the setting on video!

Precious Moment #5 He is standing all by himself with a book in his hand. The only times he stands or takes a few steps by himself are when he has stuff in his hands. I hadn't gotten it on film, so here ya go, he stands. Kinda.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Six Weeks and counting

Jameo "hanging out" with his Daddy.

On Saturday Kevin left for Denver. The spring quarter began yesterday and he teaches, so he packed up and headed back home. This is by far the hardest part of the year for us, since adding a child it has gotten way harder. Kevin and I are lucky because we get the chance to spend all day with Jameson, unfortunately this has made parting that much more difficult. Jameson was asleep at 4:30 in the morning the day Kevin left, but as soon as he woke up he went looking for him, in bed, in his office, the family room, the bathroom and all day he continued his little searches peppering his crawling with "Da, Da-dee, Dada." It's pretty much all he says, and well, apparently his dad is REALLY cool, because he never ever says Momma, but Dada is what he says for everything. On top of Kevin leaving, he has three monster teeth coming in: two "eye" teeth on top and one "eye" tooth on the bottom so it hasn't helped his sleep at all, which in turn is making him a lot more upset during his waking hours.

Today when he decided napping was for the weak, he was looking at me saying (between making an elephant noise, don't ask me its new, and I found it utterly hilarious, but I couldn't laugh as I was trying to get him to go to sleep) he was saying to me: "Da, dada, da da da da da, da-dee." However, the inflection in his tone really said: "Dad wouldn't be making me sleep right now, Daddy would be playing with me. By the way, where is Dad? Haven't seen Daddy around in a few days. The dogs warned me of this, that you and Dad just disappear and they have no clue if you are ever coming back, I had begun to think those dogs were crazy, but now I am inclined to believe them. I better not fall asleep, what if you disappear too? Did I mention that Dad wouldn't make me take a nap?"

On Sunday we spoke on the phone to Kevin, and Jameson lit up. He was so excited, he totally recognized his voice and was just thrilled. Ever since then he picks up the phone ten times a day and says " 'i Da!" (hi dad) and then has a very funny "conversation" because he laughs a lot "Kevin style" throws his head back and chuckles. I have enjoyed watching my little boy have these conversations where he nods his head, laughs and talks a lot about "Da." Right before I took the video below, he was having the longest most engaging conversation, and it made me get the camera, I tried to get him to do it again to no avail. I did get a snippet of it though.

Enjoy the week. I am working on my Istanbul posts, overall, it was an AMAZING city. I loved it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I didn't disappear, at least not for good

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. I actually have a ton of blog fodder but my computer is dying a slow death. She has been dropped a number of times which has created a problem at the power source. In order for my girl to charge, I have to hold in the power cord "just so." My index and middle fingers are numbed and burned from trying to hold it in the exact position. If you don't believe me ask Kevin. It is difficult enough trying to type one-handed and hold the power cord AND write interesting tidbits, and I can't forget to mention the crazy 12-month-old. Until I manage to get updated I will post some pics.
Here is a quick preview of our awesome trip to Istanbul.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Birthday Boy

He wasn't too sure of the cupcakes, it looked entirely too sugary for us to actually allow him to eat it. He kept looking at us for affirmation, which made us laugh.

Apparently he doesn't really like being the center of attention, unless its the center of mom and dad's attention. I am probably a very mean mom for posting this video, but I think its cute, and this is how he acts whenever our students come over and pay too much attention to him. He hasn't learned that they are laughing with him and not at him. He is a sensitive soul. Hopefully its just a phase.