Wednesday, August 12, 2009

a friend for dragon and other stories

Liam has a book called "A Friend for Dragon". It's about a little blue dragon who lives alone and gets lonely so he goes out looking for a friend. Dragon meets several different animals and asks "will you be my friend?". He ends up becoming friends with an apple and the story goes on. It dawned on me today, I totally relate to dragon!! I feel like I'm walking around meeting people going "will you be my friend?, will YOU be my friend?" and i think right now i would even be friends with an apple. :)

My camera is having issues so I have no pictures. I will just tell a few little stories from this week.

We were invited to our first birthday party last Thursday. One of the girls in my Bible study has a daughter that was turning one. It was a group of 5 families, all Mayo people. Will had to work so I braved it alone. Sadly I was the only one that showed with no husband. It was a little insane. Liam was running circles around the other kids and he kept wanting to play by the grill because there was a basketball goal mounted on the side of the garage by the grill. Hayden was starving so I was trying to feed her oatmeal which she was spewing out all over me. I literally had oatmeal dripping on my eyelashes, running after Liam who was running after the basketball that was bouncing towards the burning grill. Then I was nursing Hayden and Liam was grabbing whole bratwursts off of the food table with his greebie hands. Wow, so we had to eat cake and hit the road. A fun time had by all.

A couple days ago Liam was playing with his barrel of monkeys. He was lining up all the monkeys on the couch and talking to them, mostly jibber jabber, but I heard him say, "hi guys." I said "what did you say?" He said, "hi guys!" I said, "no, no baby. It's 'hey y'all. can you say 'hey y'all'?" "HEY Y'ALL!" he said. He WILL be southern!!!

Yesterday Liam woke up from his nap on the wrong side of the bed. He was rolling around on the floor, fussing and whining about nothing, and so I was just trying to make conversation with him to get his mind off of his crabbiness. I asked him, "Do you love Mommy?" "No," he said, of course. This continued on. "Do you love Daddy?" "No." "Do you love Hayden?" "No." "Do you love Lucy?" "No." So then I asked, "Well then who do you love?" And Liam said, "umm...Grandad." (Grandad is what Liam calls Warlick, Will's mom's dad.) An apology to all of Liam's other grandparents.

We were at the park yesterday and there was a little boy, about 9 months old, sitting next to Hayden in the grass. The little boy was touching Hayden's arm and trying to crawl over her. When Liam saw him he went over there, moved the little boys hands and told him no. It was pretty cute. Big brother watching out for his sister.

Hayden is crawling!! She officially started on Monday, the 10th. She get's up on her hands and knees, moves one hand and knee forward, kinda pushes her body forward and goes back to her belly, then does it again. It's not a full out turbo speed crawl (like Liam did pretty much out of the womb) but she get's where she needs to go.

Liam's lion chair has seen it's last days. He had peed on it a number of times and Febreez was no longer masking the smell. I know, that's disgusting. I was feeling like a bad mom letting him sleep on it. Plus the stuffing was falling out. We bought the good ol' lion chair at a garage sale for $1 but the joy it brought to Liam was priceless. :) So today we went to Wal-Mart to find something cheap to replace it. We decided on this Lightning McQueen fold out chair. I ran downstairs and got a picture with Will's phone of Liam asleep on it. (yes that's Liam under the pillow.) I don't know why we even have the toddler bed anymore.

One of the semi-stressful parts of moving is finding a new person to do your hair! I know it's just hair, but I had Brenda cut my hair for 15 years in Little Rock! I'm getting it cut tomorrow with a new girl. First haircut in Minnesota. I hope it goes well...I'll post pictures of the cut...good or bad.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

liam funnies

I don't want to forget these funny little two-year-old things that Liam says...

We've been working on counting and if I really get him to concentrate he can count to ten (with a little help and guidance). Otherwise when he counts things on his own it's always "6, 7, 9, 6, 7, 9" he points to whatever he's counting with his big huge thumbs.

Since we've moved and made the transition to his toddler bed Liam has made his own transition from his toddler bed to his lion chair. Here's a pic of the beloved lion chair:
EVERY night I tuck Liam into his bed, turn on the fan, and turn out the lights. And EVERY night after I leave he immediately pops up, turns on the lights, turns off the fan and crawls up into his lion chair for the night. And surprisingly he sleeps great - 7:30pm to 8:00am (or later) and he's been taking 3 hour naps!! So I'm not messing with his system! When I come into his room in the mornings I say, "Did you sleep in your bed?" and he says very quietly "yes". Then I'll say "or did you sleep in your lion chair?" and he'll smile and say "ine chair".

Liam also has an obsession with fruit snacks or "c-kaks". Sometimes when he gets cranky at the dinner table and wants to get down he'll just start yelling, whining and not using his words. I'll say "Liam, look at Mommy and tell me what you want." And more times than not he'll look at me with a twinkle in his eye, like I just gave him an open invite to ask for anything in the world he wants, and he'll joyfully say "C-KAKS!"

Liam LOVES our dog Lucy or "Cee-dee". He goes in the backyard a couple times a day to "mow grass Cee-dee" (mow the grass with Lucy). And usually I'll go with him in the mornings to scoop the poop out of the backyard. Liam likes to run around with me and help me find the poop. "I FIND IT!", he hollers when he comes across a pile of poop.

Just a few funnies to remember and more to look forward to...

And here's a few pictures from the past week just hanging around the house:
chillin' with dad

Hayden trying out the activity table for the first time

haircut time, manageable when Liam's watching his all-time-fav show, Clifford the Big Red Dog

Hayden's so close to crawling!

Liam sits like I used to as a kid

Hayden's face after trying green peas for the first time...not her fav

Oh these funny kids! Make me laugh every day! :) And I have to announce that Hayden is officially sleeping through the night! 7pm to 7am! Yay Hayden!!! I love my life!