Thursday, May 22, 2008

I love my Lolo!!!

I just have to tell this cute little story about my kiddo yesterday. She was a royal pain in the @** all day yesterday, so finally at 7:30 I decided it was just time to give her a bath and get her little booty in bed. She splashed me more than usual during bathtime (she knows I hate that) and wouldn't sit still for 3 seconds for me to lotion her chubbiness down. Then, as soon as she was all slick, I helped her stand up and she stepped forward, gave me a big hug, and said "I love you". I could've just melted into a big puddle right then! I was so frustrated with her all day, and so ready to get her into bed and out of my hair, and for her to just say that without me telling her to.......just goes to show you, kids can be the biggest trial and frustration in life, and then one little look, or one little "I love you", and everything changes. Parenting is funny that way. Your patience is pushed to the limit every day, but you still love the little stinkers more than anything.

Friday, May 2, 2008


Lauren is finally walking!!!! I would've posted some pictures of the event, but I can't get them to dowload to my in-laws' computer for some reason. But here's how it happened:
We were playing downstairs and she was taking a couple of steps here and there, which for her is good, because Lauren really has to be in the mood to walk, and she looked at me and said "I want to go see Daisy". She walked across the family room, and down the hall - only falling down once. My jaw just dropped! That little stinker could walk all this time, she was just deciding that she didn't want to yet. She crawled up the stairs and said to me "I walk!!", then walked across the living room, through the kitchen to the window to see the dog. And I, being pregnant and emotional, just started bawling. I seriously could not believe it! I've been so worried that she wouldn't walk before the baby came, and then what was I going to do, I can't carry around 2 kids all the time - especially a 2 year old. When we went to bed that night, I told Bryan that I was worried she was going to wake up the next morning and not want to anymore, because anyone who knows my kid knows that she's just about the most stubborn, hard-headed kid on the planet, and if she doesn't want to do something, she's not going to do it. But, of course, she hasn't stopped and just wants to run - yes, not walk, run - everywhere. I love it!!!