Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Kolby's New Trick

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Every Child is Different

I remember "baby-proofing" for Sage. We didn't do much, just kind of as needed, things that would really hurt him, we removed. When he opened cupboards or drawers he wasn't supposed to, we slapped his hand and told him no. I watched him all the time, I was always right there or close by.

Kolby's feelings get hurt when we tell him no in a firm voice. But, look what he does that Sage never did...


See the heater that runs along the baseboard, he steps on that, hoists himself on to the end table and then stands there. The time before when Drew caught him up there, he was actually standing on the windowsill waving hi.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

We made it!

We are so glad to be HOME! It is wonderful to have our stuff, our space and not be in the car! I finished book 3 of Harry Potter and bought 4, 5, and 6 today. I know, why am I blogging? I should be reading!

Sage is potty training, officially. He has had three accidents today. But, he catches himself and then finishes in the potty so I am hoping he gets better at this. Someone told me 3 days. I am counting on that 3 days. Hopefully, in 3 days, we will be out buying him a guitar! That is his promised toy, it just doesn't seem to be that important to him.

I need to unpack the bathroom. Not only have we unpacked but reorganized since we had people living here all summer and now we have to put our stuff back where it belongs. Drew took the boys to the park, hopefully, I get done before they get back so they don't start dumping shampoo all over the bathroom.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Journey

Our second day of our three-day journey has ended. The first day, we drove 490 miles and sat in traffic through Chicago for 2 and ½ hours. The boys did incredibly well and we all slept until 8 am this morning. An 8:00 wake up for my children is highly unlikely. Yesterday, we drove 430 miles. Today we are scheduled to drive miles but will be going around New York City so we will see how many hours that translates to.

Our schedule is to drive about 4 hours, then stop for lunch for about an hour, and then drive the remaining time to our destination. So far, it has worked great. Kolby has been taking morning and afternoon naps and Sage slept for 2 hours yesterday.

I started the Harry Potter series and I am already sad to know that this series will end. Today is day three of our journey, which means I start book 3 of the Harry Potter series. Obviously, I do little if any driving and the kids are great!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hi! It's been awhile since we chatted. I know you didn't miss our little chats and I am not sure that I did either. I am trying to figure that out. We went to camp and stayed the whole week (I was planning on coming back in the middle of the week and leaving Sage there) and then Drew had the computer and then I just haven't had much to say.

Our time at my in-laws is coming to an end. We leave on Sunday to start our drive back to CT. There will be so many adjustments again. No more mini-van for us, back to our small Saturn. No more Nana and Papa to listen for the boys so we can go out for an hour after they are in bed. No more Nana to clean up dinner while I bathe and get the boys to bed. No more magical food appearing in the cupboards and milk replenishing itself in the fridge. No more Nana to take Sage at just the moment that I think I might strangle him (I kid). No more dustbuster to clean up the crumbs under the high chair. No more dishwasher that works. And the saddest of all, no more Target discount.

Drew will be back on a school schedule, things never done, things always hanging over his head, night lectures, night classes. I will be babysitting again, at least two mornings a week.

There are things I am looking forward to, things like my coffee maker, my own bathroom, my own apartment, my own space. It will be nice to back in out city, with our parks, our cement backyard, our pizza places, there are definitely things I am looking forward to doing and seeing again!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I am sure you heard...

about this.

Drew and I were on a dinner boat cruise with his company. We were not traveling along 35 or were we anywhere near it.

The captain of our ship received a call from his wife and then told us "35W bridge just collapsed." At first, I thought he was joking. I kept staring at him but his expression never changed. My first thought was "I should call my mom." I went down below to grab my purse and cell phone. There were two voice messages already, I ignored them and called my mom. She hadn't heard the news yet. I listened to my sister's voice wobble as she checked up on us. And then my fried, Deb who is in Seattle. I received more calls from friends and family through out the evening and an email this morning.

Last night, as I kissed my boys, my prayer of thanks for bringing our family back together safely brought tears to my eyes.

I pray for the families who didn't get back together safely last night, prayers that they will find comfort and peace.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The BIG Announcement!!

Kolby took two steps yesterday!

We went to a puppet show, which we missed but there was a playground and Drew was making Kolby stand on his own and then just like that, one, two and grab Drew's hands.

My heart is overflowing with gratefulness to God. It is hard to express, how proud this Mama is. His next appointment to check his feet is Sept. 12 so we have more than a month for his walking to develop. At his last appointment, the doctor said that probably once he is walking on his own, he will be done wearing the Dennis Browne bar at night. My heart rejoices and my eyes fill with tears. We will definitely be having a celebration when Kolby is done wearing that bar!