Friday, May 24, 2013

Walk Like a Man....

(I'm sorry the video quality is so poor)
Good choice going for the duct tape by the way!
We are so proud of you!
Love, mom & dad.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My 1st Mother's Day

Ah, Mother's Day....

       I was so excited for this day. A day that would finally recognize my efforts as a mom. The day that would be all about spoiling me! But in reality....
You, Deklan, made. me. sick. 
You gave me a cold and threatened me with pink eye. 
how. sweet. 
Here I was so selfish to prefer pink roses, or a new pink lipstick, maybe...
My plans were simple. Joel was deployed, so I was going to go to church, get our Mother's Day picture taken, grab a lunch on the way home, and relax.....
(again, in reality...)
That morning, I woke feeling like death. I was supposed to volunteer in the nursery at church but I cancelled. 
I woke early to your lovely screaming...
I scooped you up and changed you, fed the dog, fed the cat, scrambled the egg, sat you on the floor, spread out a ring of cheerios around you, poured a cup of milk in the near vicinity, and covered my face in a blanket. This did not buy me any time. As you were not feeling well either, you cried and cried and cried for me to hold you and play with you. But I just. couldn't. SO...I put you down for a nap. (It was only 8:30). After a long while, we both fell asleep and woke up at 10:30.  Fortunately, we both felt a little better and somehow, SOME WAY...We made it to church only 30min late. I was the first in line to get our picture afterwards; it just meant so much to me! 
This is the moment it all turned around. 
On the way home I got all my favorite foods at the grocery store: chocolate covered strawberries, salad, avocado, a drink called Jamaican-Me-Happy, a watermelon, and cheesy bread. 
We ate lunch and skyped with Uncle Doug & Papa Dale. 
The world was right again. 

So the moral of the story is: keep your expectations low. always. So low, in fact, that pink eye sounds like fun. I can almost guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised. 

Love You!
Thanks for my Mother's Day art and bamboo tree from you & Daddy

You're almost 1!

354 Days after your birth...
Dearest Deklan, 
For your birthday, many of our friends helped get you this playground!
Keeley likes to play with you!
so you slid down and Auntie Charity went to catch you!
...but as she did, Keeley slid down after and toppled on top of you...
..and you got a boo boo. Blood and guts were everywhere. 
all better!
you even shared!
You're such a tough boy! You're doing a great job at being "the man of the house". Daddy misses you immensely. 1 month down!