Sunday, October 28, 2007

Some cute pics from yesterday

You want me to do what?
Excuse me, I have to take this call.


KABOOMY!
I fell down and falling down
is fun!








Friday, October 26, 2007

Dancing Machine

video

Here is my darling son dancing while his

daddy is playing the guitar. Mom and I

are there cheering him on.

(For the observant ones, yes, his shorts

are on backward. You can tell because the

pockets are in the wrong direction.

We will blame daddy!)

More pics

The elusive "mommy and me" photo op.
I had no idea how GINORMOUS my forehead is.
Good grief!
My smiling angel in his super cool jogging stroller.
No, noone here jogs but its awesome because it has a
good suspension and we can go off-road! ; )


I sure do love these guys!
And man do they love each other!!



Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Picture time

Giggles with his Nena!
I just think this is the sweetest picture ever.

This is where he keeps his toys at

his grandma's house. He loves this

little cabinet. He often tries to get all the way in it.


Sitting like a big boy in his chair!






Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Suction cups rule!

Ok, so my new favorite thing in the entire world is a bowl with a suction cup on the bottom. Wow.. I really am speechless about the wonder of this thing. It has revolutionized meals at my home.

My second favorite things is that GEOFFREY BOUGHT ME A CAMERA FOR MY BIRTHDAY!!!! It was so funny.... Jonas and I were in the playroom when G got home from work. I bought Jonas these adorable one piece pajamas... Anyway, G came in to play with us before I put Jonas to bed and all I could think was...man I wish I could take some pictures of this. I suppose I must have said it outloud cuz G handed me his phone so I could take some pictures. I took a few and he took it from me. I asked for it back and he sort of huffed at me and got up. I was very confused...then he came back with a best buy bag and said...well, if you HAVE to take pictures!!! WOOOO HOOOO. He reminded me that under no terms will there be an additional birthday gift! I said...ok.

So.. I am charging things and learning about how to use it...sooo...there will be way more pictures on the blog soon. I am soooo excited!! Yay for me!

Good nite

PS...you should go to the link to the right that says MJ&J... my friends boy took his first steps this week and they captured it on video...what a hoot!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Home four months

Yesterday Jonas was home with us for four months. Unbelieveable. Sometimes it feels like its been much longer, and others like he just got here. I am dissapointed that we don't have more pictures. I guess it makes sense that there aren't more pictures, because we don't have a camera! We have a digital camera that we keep at work. I will have to put a camera at the top of the list for stuff to save for. I think I'd like a digital SLR... gotta have a fast shutter speed to actually get pictures of this kid. I will do some investigating today online.

Generally things are going well. Jonas is really getting comfortable with us. He has begun "acting out" a little. He's testing boundaries....like hitting and throwing... and he has figured out how to scream at the top top top of his lungs. It must be hard to be 18 months old, that's all that I can figure. We are working it out.

Ok, that's all for now.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

paper schmaper

Ok, so I am totally supposed to be writing my midterm paper right now. I just got to thinking about how much my life has changed and I can't focus. This little guy is really all I think about now. Jonas is so great...he is unbelievably smart and funny. I am so looking forward to having a conversation with him. He jabbers constantly accompanied by facial expressions and hand gestures. He really has a lot to say...I just wish I could understand his language. Oh well..soon enough.

We have mastered the going to sleep thing...which is a HUGE relief. I used to have to sit in his room with him until he fell asleep and sneak out. Now, I put him in his crib, say goodnight, turn the lights out and shut the door. I think it means he is feeling safer here with us. I like that.

Ok... off to my paper, which I have seriously left until the last minute. (its due tommorrow at 8am.)

Oh well.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Oasis

Jonas spent the night with his Nena last night (my mom). I got up early today...Geoffrey and the dogs were still in bed and I felt like I was doing something naughty!! Reminiscent of sneaking out of the house as a teenager. I ran through the house gathering what I needed and was in the car in record time. I turned off the Raffi cd as soon as I got in the car and turned on NPR....aaahhhh. I felt my shoulders relax. I cruised with the windows down all the way to Panera. I found the perfect spot, a little table near the window that had an electrical outlet nearby. If I'm lucky, I'll be here long enough to have to plug this computer in. I ordered my coffee and egg souffle and headed back to my little oasis.

Now, I say all this not out of lack of gratitude for my newly formed family...but out of gratitude for my newly acquired freedom to do what I want to do, if only for a few hours. I have a new appreciation for moments when I can take care of myself. If I have learned anything from these three months of parenting its, I can't give away what I don't have. I cannot pour water from an empty vessel. I have to take time to "fill myself up" so that I can give to my beautiful son.

Two friends that Geoffrey and I met in Guatemala the second time we went to see Jonas, brought their son home this weekend. They are Mike, Jessica and baby Jaden. We are so thrilled for them. Jaden is 15 months old, just 2 weeks older than when we brought Jonas home. I look forward to staying in touch with them on their journey and to be a support to them. We already have a playdate for next year at Disney. Their homecoming is making me think about bringing Jonas home and all the changes we made. I can't believe that such a little person can make such a huge impact in the world. I swear to you that I am a better person. I also have a deeper belief in a higher power. I am certain that my higher power loves me more than ever...my evidence is that I get to have Jonas.

Well...as I write I am seeing that I have turned into a thirty something sitting in a coffee shop typing on my blog on my laptop. CRAAZY!! I am so blessed.

Ok.. off to do homework..which is the real reason why I am here in the first place. I am in week 7 of my online graduate school class. Geoffrey and I are going Monday to an open house for the Master of Social Work program and to tour the daycare center on campus. Jonas is going to stay at my moms monday-wednesday and then come to school with me thursday and friday. OH!!! That reminds me... Last Friday, Jonas and I went to a place called Squkid Fitness. Its basically a gym for kiddos. We went to a "music class". My expectations were that we would be playing instruments etc... but we were just led in song by a nice lady named Miss Sandy. Jonas was not able to focus, but really enjoyed being around the other kids. My plan is to go to the YMCA two days a week starting next week and one day a week at the Squkid Fitness place. The Y has a great daycare center, and I certainly could use the work outs.

Ok... really going to do my work now.

Be well everyone!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

An update and a few pictures

Grandma Mary sent Jonas this awesome trailer
so he could ride behind his daddy. This was his
maiden voyage and he did really well. I wish we
could get him to keep a hat or sunglasses on.

Doesn't it look like he just got caught
doing something he wasn't supposed to
be doing? He just got this chair and
loves to get in and out of it. (yeah he's pretty
much naked, right now I can't remember
why he didn't have clothes on.)


So this is what we do in our spare time. We all sit around
naked (with our sandals on, like good hippies) and
play our bongos!