Saturday, April 30, 2011

Disney- Day 1

This is our last trip to Disney for a while- at least a couple of years. It's the last weekend we can use our annual passes and to be honest I don't see us spending this kind of money again until these kids can both thoroughly enjoy it. So we decided to do it right. I used some freelance money to book an honest to goodness hotel and we took Monday and Tuesday off. I guess we can call this our vacation.

There were some unforeseen bumps in the road which caused us to get to the hotel late which meant the kids didn't get to bed until almost 11. Yet they still found the energy to wake up at 6:30 the next morning?!? Surprisingly, this didn't cause much grouchiness today. Everything was awesome. The weather was amazing. The parks were pretty slow. Liam had a lot more fun than ever before because of the obvious reason that he is older and can grasp more. Oh and NO NURSING!!! That always makes for a much more pleasant Disney adventure.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Done With Diplomacy

This just cracked me up. Chris was randomly taping Liam with his phone because he thought he was playing so cute with his toys and then.. "We are done with diplomacy"!?!?! Did he just say what I think he said? I didn't believe it myself at first, but luckily we have the tape to prove it. Where the heck did he hear this? I still don't know. NPR maybe? One thing is for sure, this kid rules with an iron fist. As Kama said, maybe we should send him to Libya.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

14 Month Update

Livi's walking has really improved in the last month. She is falling a lot less and is really zipping around the house. Lots of babbling lately too. I love that phase where they can have full conversations with you, but not a single intelligible word is spoken. She calls most things either "baby", "daddy" or "duck". Although she did learn the word "doggie" this month and has shown an absolute adoration for them. I've seen babies that get spooked by dogs, but she just loves everything about them.

Her hair is almost long enough to tuck behind her ear which is good since she won't keep a clip in it for over .5 seconds. If you haven't already gathered, she isn't the girliest of girls and that is just fine with me. She loves to play with balls and gravitates towards cars. That might also be because that's what you get when you have an older brother. Kama had made her a tutu for her birthday and she growled and tugged at it until we took it off. So something tells me she won't be dressing up like a princess when she gets a little older.

She loves to laugh and has this amazing, husky laugh that just makes you light up inside when you hear it. She is charming and fantastic and I just adore her. Oh and she is doughy, so delightfully doughy. Like the Pillsbury Doughboy. I constantly want to nuzzle my nose into that crease where her head meets her shoulders... ya know, where you would find a neck on most other people. We just like her so much.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

One Day Soon

Now that Liam is old enough to understand holidays a little better, it's a lot harder to get things by him. Every store we walk into has Easter paraphernalia littering the entryway so it's natural for him to want to know about the holiday. I try to explain it the best I can, but all he hears is basket full of goodies and all he wants to know is "when". Every morning for the last two weeks has been started with the question "Today is Easter?".

Although he might be old enough to "get" the special occasion, he is definitely NOT old enough to understand the time frame or the fact that we have to wait until a certain day. I am sure he thinks I am just making him wait as some sort of evil, twisted game. You know how depraved us mommies can be. But in all reality it will be here before ya know it. Hare and gone.. get it.. hare.. ok, ok.. maybe I am a bit depraved...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Star Wars

It started with a sweatshirt. Evan left his Star Wars sweater at our house and Liam asked me about it. "Can you talk about Star Wars?" And so it began. I started explaining the different characters from the movie and he was enthralled. He wanted to hear about it over and over again. Obviously, he isn't old enough to watch the actual Star Wars, but he will watch the Lego version over and over again. "I don't like Jar Jar Beans Mommy" " Nobody does honey".

Now he has a couple Star Wars toys and loves to listen to the soundtrack from the movie on Daddy's phone. He's hooked and we can't wait until the day he gets to watch the real deal. Move over Buzz Lightyear, Darth Vader is in town.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Awesome Things Liam Says

Liam: Mommy, when I get home can I play outside with Daddy?

Me: Well, Daddy is not really feeling so well right now.

Liam: When I get home, I am going to give him lots of hugs and a tissue and make him blow his nose and then he can play outside? Then he will feel better?