Archive for June, 2008

first time playing

Monday, June 30th, 2008

with the trucks since he’s been home…

Taken just a couple hours after he and Daddy arrived home. Visiting his toys in each room that they’re kept was just as important as locating and greeting Baby. :)

He slept so well that night, and the next night and all the nap times in between.
Yesterday morning I found him totally zonked out laying on the hardwood floor next to the couch that Darren was napping on. I thought that was ever so sweet–the trip must have really been a bonding experience for the two of them!

Life since Deeder’s return has been non-stop. Between the two kids Mommy and Daddy are constantly kept on their toes, no doubt about it. When Deeder hears Carly upset he gets worried and has to come to whatever room she’s in (even if it’s 2AM) and when she hears him being loud she wakes up too. Ah yes, life with two! :)

Oh, and Daddy’s going back to work on Tuesday.

Weekly Winners: Week 22

Sunday, June 29th, 2008


6/23/2008 thru 6/29/2008

Her Perspective.

What the baby sees :-)

My Little Butterfly.

He’s back!

Taken shortly after Deeder’s arrival home from Washington.


Opinions on the sepia? Since I did everything black and white last week, I thought it might be fun to put all of this week’s in sepia. :-)

To check out my Winner friends click here.

Photo Hunt: Bright

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

They’re home!

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The first thing Deeder had to do was go stand in the broom closet. Then he got his truck and took it for a spin around the kitchen and through the hall, then up to Baby’s room and into his where he asked to get in the bed.

Did Deeder grow over the past week? I think his legs are the same length as Carly’s whole body!

Here he is playing with his John Deere set in his room before settling down for a nap that so far has lasted an hour and a half! As much as he enjoyed his stay in Washington he’s glad to be back to his familiar collection of toys. I can also tell that he and Daddy have grown to be even closer friends than they were before, good stuff!

I didn’t cry like I thought I would I just kicked into must-feed-my-kid-and-get-him-down-for-a-nap mode. Daddy ate left overs then fell into an incredibly deep sleep. They must have had a rough flight.

Thanks, Washington people, for taking care of the boys.

My blury happy toddler, alive and well.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Friday, June 27th, 2008

I missed writing his “Diederick Dale: 23 Months” post, didn’t I?
What would I have said…

More happened between the day after his 22 month and this day that I am typing than ever has happened in one month. Since I missed writing that, I’ll try to cram it into one post, just before his second birthday.

He saw his sister be born, yes an eye witness. Then he saw her come home and stay, then he got on a plane and flew across the country to be with a family that he hadn’t seen in a year. He was loved and accepted by them, made some animal friends then was packed up again and brought back. As I think about all of that sitting anxious awaiting the return of Darren and Diederick I think about these things. Deeder didn’t choose any of these things, we chose for him as parents do. This is OK and I’m thankful that he’s been able to adapt.

Thankful that my mom was there to take care of him when he had a 102 fever and to feed him when he didn’t want to eat; thankful to all my siblings who watched him and played with him this past week. And of course to Daddy, for being there all along!

He’s going to be walking in these doors in just a few hours, home to Mommy and Baby. I’m happy to hear tale of him looking for me and asking about baby while at my mom and dads. I hope that this means that he’ll be better with her, considering that he’s been thinking of her along with me.

Parents always wonder what their children are thinking, I already wonder that as I look at Carly’s big eyes. Her eyes sight is limited to an arms length, or so research tells us, but she’s seeing something and thinking about it. I do the same as I’ve been looking at pictures of Deeder this past week on my mom’s blog.

What’s inside?

OK. Maybe we all would wonder that when we see a toddler petting a 25lb cat!

Cat: This is annoying but I’ll put up with it.
Baby Boy: Wooo feels interesting, this is kinda neat!
Background: This cat death swipes anyone who comes near her; she has a paw the size of an adult’s fist.

How about this one, boy on dog.

Why do children sit on dogs?

They just do. How the dog reacts may be a different story! But young children must sit on dogs, or try to anyway. It’s like written into their programming. Thanks, Lassie Dog, for letting Deeder sit on you.