Tuesday, August 24, 2010

He DID it!!!

For those that follow, I am sure you know by now that Easton sleeps in my bed with me. I have never regretted my decision, but I always wondered what it was going to look like when it was time to kick him out...he gets taller by the day and more often than not he kicks me through out the night. The up side is that he sleeps like a champ and he is always right there to snuggle with! :) Have I mentioned I love this kid?!?! (Hey, I heard that!!)

So, last night, getting ready to turn the light off, Easton says, "Mommy, I want to sleep in my bedroom." Notice I said bedroom because he has no bed. LOL I said, "are you sure???" He said "yep!" So, I laid down a few blankets, he grabbed a couple of pillows & his bear & rabbit, set his stars & moon night light on the floor by his head and he laid down. I said "would you like me to pray with you?" after a few seconds, he said "no, just a hug" I hugged him and said "I am right over here if you need me" then I walked out.

I barely slept a wink, with the combo of excitement that my baby made a big boy choice all by himself and the anticipation that he would be trotting in any minute, followed with, Oh my goodness, is this really it?!? I watched him get up twice to go potty (and yes, I said potty) but he traipsed his happy little butt right back to the makeshift bed his Momma made. WOW, I am SO PROUD of him!!!!!

Phew, I am tired today, but it is a wonderful proud kind of tired!! Each day brings new surprises...I am so thankful!!

I guess it's time to get him a bed. Although, I may be posting again tomorrow letting you know he fell off the wagon. Either way, I am one proud Momma!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Out of the mouths of babes...

Last night, on the way to visit my Dad:

E: hey Mom, I learned how to pee in the water today

me: oh yeah? who taught you?

E: Greg...he told me to go out far so no one can see my butt

me: (stifling a chuckle) is that right? you know you can just pee with your suit on (am I REALLY telling him this?!?)

E: I can?

me: why yes, yes you can, but please don't pee in our pool, okay?

E: okay Mom, I won't.

My baby is getting older and learning new things daily, if this were ALL I had to deal with I would be golden!!

SO, just after the "pee" conversation he said:

E: Mom, I know how to walk like a magician

me: huh, I didn't know magician's had a special way to walk...can you show me??

E: (holding his arms up with his hands at a 90 degree angle poking the air)

me: OH, you mean you are walking like an Egyptian...

E: yep!

Man I love that kid!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Grand Lake

Last Saturday Easton and I took a day trip to Grand lake to visit the Anderson clan. It was such a blessing to see them all, including Leah's pregnant belly!! She was so stinkin cute!!

It was a wonderful visit, I really mis my friend!

Julia, Jonetta & Leah Bug

Playing in the woods

He really loved it out there

Julia & Greyson, what a sweet little guy!

Yummy Smores!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


where does the time go...in fact, where did the month of July go?!?!? That means my little man is growing bigger & bigger every day, in fact from April until now he has grown 3 inches!!! And he is 53 pounds!!!

I love this kid so much it hurts sometimes. I want to see him have the chance to do anything he sets his mind too. I will do everything I can to help him grow into the man God designed him to be! I am not a perfect parent, but I love Easton SOOOOOO MUCH!!! I hope the love outweighs the mistakes I have made and the mistakes to come.

Just yesterday, Easton asked me if he could bring such & such toy in the car...I replied, "no, we don't need anymore toys in the car" (that was me being an anal, like to have have everything tidy Mommy response) after a minute I decided, why not...so, I said "Easton, ok, you may bring such & such toy into the car", he came into the bathroom where I was and said "Mommy, you said 'no' and no means no..." I just about fainted!! All of the hard work is paying off!! I just got down & gave him a BIG HUG and told him how very proud of him I was.