Monday, June 22, 2009

Random Thoughts I have Today...

Sometimes my life just seems rather that fact that this weekend I realized I have the best family and friends in the world. My kids are such good boys, they listen when told to do something, they eat when it's time and they definitely go to bed like champs! I'm so lucky to have such good kids! They're brave and adventurous, and loving! Todd is a good man, he treats me like a princess even when I don't deserve it! (OH who am I kidding, I always deserve it LOL) This weekend, after a long day of getting up early, going to church and having my family over, Todd had to get to bed (needed up at 4) but he still took a walk with us, no complaints of even hesitation. Afterwards he put our boys to bed...he's a good dad.

In 8 weeks there will be a baby living in our house. We've been waiting for a baby since we started trying for that was a long time ago....March, 2006. More than 3 years. It doesn't seem that long ago that we decided to "try again" Life has changed so much since then. We lived on a 5 acre farm with 5 horses in a house that was old and cold, but it was home. It was comfortable and quite frankly I knew walking the front door the first time that I was home...of course the house became too much for us and we had to soon move on, the boys still ask to "go home" and we still have to explain to them that we don't own the house anymore....they're slowly adjusting to this house though.

Ethan has been sleeping through the night since he got his tubes and people who aren't with him consistently say they can finally understand him when he talks (my sister, brother and aunt are all with him enough to know that they can hear a before and after difference and can talk to him finally) but people who are with him all the time (our best couple friends - - the M family and the H family) say they can't understand him as well (which is where we kind of are but it's slowly getting better). Ethan has also started sound spelling and counting...he's doing beautifully with it. It was a sudden and wonderful change in him! His personality is also starting to change a little bit with the confidence that he's gaining....he's becoming sarcastic and funny! Wanting less and less to be the "little" boy in the group and more of a leader! I love a lot of the changes we're seeing!

Lane has become my brother in so many ways! All last week and today he has been awake, dressed and downstairs before I'm out of bed! He also has his sugar checked, his shoes on, his shots ready and the dog fed before Ethan and I get downstairs! I think he's gearing up for the "big brother role" He's so helpful but sometimes his mouth gets him into trouble....and not so much what he says as how he says it! I'm sure it's a phase....that's a lie, I'm not sure it's a phase but maybe more of his personality....more attitude than some kids have and a snarkier tone....he might get that from me and Todd though! oops! LOL!

Oh how I love these boys! And if you made it this far (sorry so long) I have a really fun story to share as a's like story time! LOL! Ok so while we were in San Diego my Mom had the boys and one day she walks in and Ethan is in Lane's face giving him the "what for" and shaking his finger at him....the whole nine yards when my mom comes to the door and catches him. She looked at him, raised one eye brow and as if on cue Ethan smiles this bright smile and says (without hesitation) "welcome to the Happy Hotel, Your room will be ready in 30 minutes" and SLAMMED the door in her face! LOL!!! That cracks me up! LOL! I'm not sure where he picks this stuff up!! LOL!