Friday, January 29, 2010

Lost, if found please contact ME

Lost: Patience
Contact: ME
Need by: ASAP

I don't know what it is, but lately I have NO patience for a certain little boy in our house! Everything is driving me crazy. He's being too loud, he doesn't want help...OH but wait YES he does, everything has to be done a certain way, he is the only one allowed to say the prayers (and NO he doesn't need help with that!), all he ever wants to do is watch movies, he NEEDS a nap but won't take one, everything is a race and if he isn't in front of you/doesn't win - OH DEAR! He KNOWS how to put his underwear and pants on after the potty but lately it's "this way, this way, this way"...after being told what way they go on, instead of telling me he "has to go", his signal is jumping up and down on the spot and whining, and why oh why does he have to POUND his feet into the floor as he runs across it?! .....

I have to keep reminding myself that he is my CUTE, ENERGETIC, TWO YEAR old boy whom I LOVE...and somehow we get through the day without me exploding.

SO if you have seen my patience please tell it to get it's lil bum back home NOW! Thank you

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Preschool Verdict

First off if you are reading this and you are one of the many that posted your comments on my Facebook, thank you.

I didn't even realize that Marshall would be old enough to attend preschool this September until a friend asked me if I was putting him in this year. After she asked, I got thinking about it and really the only reason why I would consider it is so Paisley and I could have some one on one that selfish of me?!

After weighing out all the for and against sending him, keeping him home seems like the best idea. I think right now the best thing for him is to be able to be at home with us and bond with his sister...and me :)

As far as the interacting with other children is considered, I really don't think he will have a hard time making friends. (The other night we took him to a basketball game and he just went from one group of kids to the next group running and playing right along with them.)

I think right now I am exposing him to a variety of different learning situations within our community. We attend a Mommy and toddler workout class where he sees the importance of exercising and being active, while learning to listen to another adult. Time for 2's at the library where we have circle time, sing lots of fun hand game rhymes and read books. We also go to "Gym time" at the YMCA where he can just run around and jump and be the energetic kid he is.

...So as it stands right now preschool is not for us, after all I only get to have him home with me for a short time...then before I know it, he will be in kindergarten!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

A long time coming...and only half way there

Soooo I've been trying to make a quilt for Marshall for just over a year now. I had my cousin purchase the material in the states in December '08, cut the material out with my Mother-in-law just after Christmas (2008)....and then I was sort of 'stuck' for a while trying to find the right images for the pieces I was going to applique!

It wasn't until this past November ('09) that I actually got started on the applique part, and go figure just as I was on a roll getting them done one by machine decides it doesn't like to 'zig zag' anymore!! I was really wanting to get this quilt done for Marshall for this Christmas ('09)...but with my machine in the shop, I lost two weeks of quality sewing time!

So I didn't REALLY get started until December 22, when we were on our Christmas holidays and I was able to sew alllll day for two days! Even then I still get it all done!

As of right now I have the entire top done, just need to add buttons for wheels, the word 'STOP' on the stop sign and get the back put together!

Here is what it looks like so far!

and close up's of the signs & vehicles...

Brotherly Love

This was too cute NOT to blog about it!
Wednesday started out like a normal morning, got up after trying to get a little bit of a 'sleep in' and ate breakfast with Marshall while Paisley hung out in her jumperoo (which she LOVES). After breakfast Paisley was ready for a nap, so I took her to her room and wrapped her up like a snug little bug in a rug. My window for a shower has just arrived. So I quickly clean the breakfast mess up and turn on some cartoons for Marshall. A little more than half way into my shower Marshall comes up stairs and into the bathroom to tell me that "Mom, Paysee tying" (translation: Mom, Paisley is crying), so I ask him if he can go talk to her and I'll be down in a little bit. He lovingly says "Otay".
Once I'm out I head downstairs to her room, I can hear her, but she's not crying too much. So I walk past the TV room and Marshall is in there, I think to myself 'ohh he didn't try to make her happy' as I notice Paisley's bedroom door is shut. SOOOO I walk into her room to find THIS!

What a sweet brother, trying to cheer her up by sharing his toys with her, I mean she has everything she could want: TWO balls, a tractor AND don't miss the Wii Fit plus...(not even in it's case)

Right now Marshall LOVES his sister and 90% of the time Paisley thinks Marshall is hilarious! She will laugh at most anything he does! For example the other night we were all kneeling down in front of the couch with Paisley sitting up facing us for Marshall's bed time prayers. Marshall has been pretty good with saying them mostly by himself. Now he isn't doing anything silly, or goofy...he is just praying BUT Paisley is laughing non stop, for some reason she is getting the biggest kick out of this! Marshall is trying not to laugh, but it's kind of hard when you have a little sister who's laugh is soooo contagious!!

I hope their relationship will only go up from here!