Last night about an hour before J’s bedtime we were in the living room playing when he decided to go up to the floor lamp and shake it. He knows this is a no-no, so as soon as I said, “no-no J, leave it alone,” he took his hand off of it. But then he decided to just touch it with one finger while looking at me. Ohhh..that little smile of his. I’m sure he thought, “haha, still touching it! I’m touching it, what are you going to do?” He was being such a very good boy up to this point that I didn’t want to “get on to him” where it would make him throw a tantrum. So at about the third time he touched it I crawled over to him, picked him up, and put his face up to mine. I very softly said, “no J.” And he kissed my nose. Yes, I couldn’t help but laugh. He even made the kiss sound when he did it. Hilarious!! So I just hugged him to me and told him again he couldn’t touch the lamp. He knew he was in trouble to some extent because he laid his head against my chest and made whimper sounds. Ohh…boy. Yes, my little boy, he knew exactly what he was doing. The whole time. He didn’t go near the lamp again after that so I know the point was made. But still, I can’t help but laugh. What do you do when you get caught doing something wrong? Kiss momma’s nose. It makes it all better.
Monthly Archives: August 2012
My mom was here last week to visit and play with J. I think God planned it perfectly for her to be here during the week that J was getting his last 1st molar. He was SO cranky, clingy, and whiny all week. I think I was up with him 4-6 times every night. I know he was miserable. I was getting miserable by the end of the week and I wasn’t cutting a tooth! lol I was so thankful that my mom was here to help out and mediate the both of us. I was definitely sleep deprived by Thursday and Friday so she allowed me to get in extra nap time. I was completely amazed at how many fits J threw last week! I know it was because of how bad he felt, but wow! There were two nights that it was getting close to his bed time and he threw a huge fit over something. I mean on the floor, screaming and crying for over five minutes. Usually on a normal day, if I ignore his fit throwing it ends pretty quickly. Not last week! Whew.
We did have some fun in between the cranky and whiny times though. We played outside with some new toys Granna and Papa brought him. Twice last week we got to stop at the railroad tracks to watch a train go by. I love to see his eyes get so big and hear him squeal when we stop for a train. I used to get so impatient when I had to stop for a train, but now I love it when J is in the car. We had fun grocery shopping and going for walks together! My dad came down for the weekend and I know J missed them once they were gone. So thankful to my parents! Now I am just ready for my dear husband to be home!
J and I were playing in the living room and we heard the sound of airplanes. They sounded pretty loud so I figured they were flying closer to the ground. He got up and ran across the room to look out the window, and I chuckled because I knew he wouldn’t be able to see anything. But the next thing I know he was squealing and pointing at the sky. Six airplanes from the air base were flying by and we got a pretty close view of them from the window. Such a great moment!
At night when I put J to bed he knows that it’s time for bed. He rarely ever calls for me and sometimes will just play for an hour before he falls asleep. The other night I heard him complaining so loudly. He wasn’t specifically calling for me or crying, but just complaining a LOT. I looked at the monitor and he was either sitting or standing and just really talking it up. Amused, I finally walked in his room to see what the complaining was all about. As soon as he saw me he pointed at the ground, and told me in his toddler language that his blankets were all on the ground outside of his crib and he could not reach them. lol It was pretty funny to see him pointing at the blankets while stomping his feet, and hearing him tell me all about it. When I bent to pick them up he squealed and held out his arms. He was asleep soon after I rescued his blankets.
A few nights ago I heard him calling for me around 3:30am. “Momma, momma, momma” over and over. I stumbled out of bed, walked across the living room, opened his door, and was greeted with an exuberant J throwing his arms up in the air saying ” MOMMA!” like he was announcing me to an audience. lol He had me with that one. Even though it was 3:30 in the morning I had to laugh.
Recently J learned how to turn the doorknobs on the inside doors. He loves closing and opening the doors over and over. It’s really cute to watch him because he is so proud of the fact that he can do it!
One cute thing I really want to remember is the car noises that J has been making. He started making car noises by blowing raspberries. Probably the sweetest messiest car noises I have ever heard!
I love it when J and I are in different rooms and I hear him say “momma!?” as in “momma where are you?” This may annoy me one day, but for now I think it is so sweet!
The other day we went to the store to just buy diapers. I let J walk with me instead of putting him in a cart. I told him he had to hold my hand or else I would carry him. He held my hand the whole entire time without throwing a fit! Even when I had to get my wallet out of my purse he wouldn’t let go of my hand, he just held it even more tightly when I tried to let his hand go. So I just let him help me pay for the diapers. 🙂
A couple of weekends ago we took a trip to see my cousin, aunt and uncle and my grandma. My grandma is not doing so well. Her alzheimers has gotten worse so it’s hard to carry a conversation with her. But she loved seeing J. She kissed all over him and just enjoyed watching him. I would have loved for her to have held him longer than 30 seconds, but my sweet little boy was super wiggly. The one thing that I love about visiting my grandma is that it isn’t really that uncomfortable. When I was little I was always uncomfortable visiting older people in my family because I wasn’t sure what to do or say. With my grandma she is just that, my grandma. We all just sat there and enjoyed each other’s company without really having to say much. And it wasn’t the least bit uncomfortable. I love that she gets to see her great-grandson every once in a while and just watch him and kiss on him. I try to get pictures. She is ready to leave this world to go be with my grandpa, so I want pictures of her and J together while I can get them. It makes my heart ache sometimes that my grandpa passed away while I was pregnant with J, and that he never got to meet him. I know J won’t remember his great grandma, but that is okay. I love the pictures anyway!
This past week Chase has been gone doing school stuff. I wasn’t sure how the week would go with it being just me and J. This week has been one of the smoothest weeks I can remember! J has been the best little boy. We had an adventure at Walmart on Tuesday. Around 10 that morning, J and I got in the car to go to Walmart. I noticed my tire looked a little low in the front, and then I realized it was very very low. I got the bike pump out and pumped it up so the rim wasn’t so close to the ground. Well, since I was going to Walmart anyway I decided to get my tire fixed while we were there. Should be easy right? I can get my shopping done, my tire fixed, and then come home! It took over 2 hours!! It took them 20 minutes to actually fix it, but we were there for over 2 hours. 😦 I prayed J and I would stay in a good mood and we did! We shopped, raced with the shopping cart, ate McDonald’s (which is a rarity), and raced on foot back and forth between the huge racks of tires. We also played peek a boo with random strangers! So thankful to the one guy in tire and auto who seemed to care that I was there with a toddler, and as soon as he got back from lunch fixed my tire asap. It was a crazy morning and J made the morning so much fun. I loved that at McDonald’s he sat on the booth next to me like a big boy and we shared a happy meal. I cannot stress enough how much I love being a stay at home mom to my sweet little man. It is the biggest blessing, and I am so thankful to God and my husband for knowing this is the perfect fit for me and our family!