Thursday, February 28, 2008

A blossoming friendship

Before Easton was born, I was worried how Camden would adjust to the change of a new little person in the house. Cam can be a bit stubborn and set in his ways and I knew Easton would turn his world upside down. When Cam first met Easton in the hospital, he basically ignored him. When Easton came home, Camden wanted nothing to do with him. Easton was a nuisance who took time away from Camden. I worried then that they may never like each other much. As time as gone on, however, signs point to the idea that they may become good friends.

Camden will lay down next to Easton, hold his hand, and talk to him. He loves to show Easton new things and new tricks. He'll bring a paci when Easton is crying. The other night though, Camden melted my heart.

We were eating dinner and Easton had just awoke from a nap. He was in his swing while we ate. As time wore on, he began to fuss because he wanted Mom to hurry up and finish eating so I could hold him. Camden got down from his place at the table and went and stood by Easton's swing. He patted Easton's head and told him, "It's ok brother." Then he told East to "hold on" and Cam ran into the living room. He came back with a rattle for Easton. He put it in East's hand and told him, "Here you go." And he stayed there by East for the next few minutes while I finished eating. As I watched Cam's care and concern for his brother, I realized their relationship is changing. They are becoming friends. I only hope that friendship continues to grow.

Monday, February 25, 2008

My Life Monday - returning next week

I've been asked by many people to bring back My Life Monday (MLM). I promised them I would start again in March, so here we go. I loved this in the past and hope to do better this time around. Not sure what MLM is? Click on the label link on the right hand side to see what we have done in the past.

Your topic for next week is to write a 6 word life memoir. This is inspired by Ernest Hemingway. It is said he was once challenged to write a story in 6 words. His story was "For sale: Baby shoes, never worn." There are more examples here. So start thinking. I know it's going to take me some time to think of how to summarize my life in only 6 words. Come back next Monday after you post and leave your link for us all to read. Can't wait to see you there!

Also, if you have topic ideas for MLM, please post them or email them to me.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

So blessed

I am so blessed. I am the mom to two beautiful boys. Two boys I thought I'd never get to have. Five years ago I never though I'd be sitting here with one beautiful child, let alone two. I'm still amazed. I look at my two boys and am shocked that I am a mother, that these boys came from me and belong to me. I now say "children" instead of "child" and "sons" instead of "son." We are a family of four now. Wow!

Words cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to have these children, to be a mom. Each night I drop to my knees and thank my Heavenly Father for these blessings. I now know what they mean when they say your posterity brings you joy because I feel it each day when I am with my sons. Each smile, each laugh, each age, each stage. It all brings me joy. I am blesses, so very blessed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Out with the old, in with the new

I'm updating my links on the side of my bar. Many are for blogs that no longer exist, no longer blog, or have moved locations. If you'd like to be added, please leave a comment and I'll update later this week.

Kid Funny

Cam walked by me as I got out of the shower this morning. I had a towel wrapped around my shoulders only and he, in perfect almost-3-year-old sincerity, said, "Nice shirt, Mom." I love that kid!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Growing Boys

My boys are getting so big! Easton is a dream baby. He sleeps well, eats fast, and is so happy and smiley. He is a true blessing! Here is a picture from a few weeks ago. He's 8 weeks old now.

Camden got his first stitches a few weeks ago. He fell off the couch and hit his head on a toy. He was sure proud to show them off. I am so blessed to be the mom of such great boys!