Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Miles is playing baseball this summer and yes it took a lot of pushing to get him to be excited about it b/c frankly he didn't have a choice. We love baseball and so we really wanted him to try it. Miles hates everything before he tries it. I "forced" him to practice with me and that's near impossible so I was nervous for his first game....
It rained..it was cold...he was holding back tears as he stood shivering his skinny lil body in the field. Then he got up to bat. He held the bat and had the saddest mopie face I've ever seen. I'm thinking great he wont even try...first pitch and he wacks it out!
At the end of the game even though he seemed miserable he told me he "loved it"!
Thank goodness we haven't had a cold rainy game since. He has hit the ball every time he bats and runs for the ball to make plays, but most importantly he loves it!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We had such a splendid couple weeks, starting it off with my Bro in law's wedding then having some of our family come visit us for a couple days. We just love having them here.
Rob's littlest sister Julia just got called on her mission so this time with her was precious to us!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Where do I start with this lil man...Since turning 5 and even a lil before his birthday we've been going through some pretty rough changes. I know for such a small person lots of new exciting things in his life can be over whelming, even for him. I can't even begin to express how IN LOVE I am with this boy. He is my oldest and has such a special place in my heart. It saddens me with how he has been lately and I'm new at being a parent of a 5 year old so if you have any advice I'll take it. I don't know what's normal behavior, but things are different with him and it's hard for me. He isn't lovey anymore at all...it's been too long since I've gotten a random "I love you" and hug and when I love on him he pushes away. Is this a beginning of a very long road of "not liking" mom?
I have read a lot about what you should or shouldn't do with your children and I know the most important thing is to just show him attention and love. I have changed my mood in the last couple months to be more calm and attentive to his needs and happiness. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. He has to be in complete control of everything, he is extremely OCD and I don't know if it's his age or he could be really diagnosed with OCD. It's so bad that we will get into a whole discussion of him getting upset that the blue he is wearing or coloring with is not the right kind of "blue". ....is this normal? That is just one example of many particulars of his life.
I encourage and praise him in all he does, but it just doesn't seem like enough, he still will complain and get upset about everything in life..it's hard to even come up with an example b/c it's constant. I'm at a lose.
Although I guess I can't complain things could always be worse. I am pretty optimistic and see the positive in things. There is a lot about Miles that I can be thankful for. The fact that even though he gets upset he has never been violent, name calling and destructive. When he is getting in trouble he does express his understanding of the situation and promises to be better...so for a 5 year old there is a silver lining.
The other day I made it a point to spend some one on one time with him. We went on a date. Got some ice cream and climbed the red rocks. He was in his own world. Again having to be in control of the whole evening. He kept telling me he was the "leader".
At the end of the evening I asked him if he had fun with me and likes spending time with just mommy...of course his answer is "no, I want to go home and play Minecraft with daddy"...ugh I guess I can't ask for much I know in my heart he had fun even if he doesn't want to tell me that to my face. Maybe things will change when school starts and spending less time with me will make his heart grow founder or maybe it will become worse as he get's older?
Friday, April 5, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Miles turns 5! He had the coolest super hero party with cape making, face painting, Easter egg hunt, picture taking, cupcakes, gifts and Bane! (ignore the finger print blur in all the photos)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I'm sure you've seen this link going around with photographs of children from around the World with their most prized possessions. I loved this so much and wanted to do it with my children.
Here is a lil China girl with all her toys...she is so adorable I can't stand it.
Obviously Miles' is going to be his Batman toys...He loved this so much I think he wants me to print it and frame it.
Lu Bugs doesn't get girlier then this she loves her princess stuff.
At the beginning of the year I did a challenge on my FB where I posted on my status the first 5 people to comment will get a handmade gift from ME sometime this year. This month I used the opportunity to follow through with that.
First lucky(or unlucky?) person to get a handmade gift was my sweet cousin Brooke. It was her wedding the past weekend and I made her this framed french knot embroidered "Sweet Heart Tree" song lyrics printed with ink jet printer onto fabric. Our grandpa use to sing this song to us when we were little so it holds lots of memories.
Next I created this wedding cake topper. I've seen a couple different versions online of the personalized wooden bride and groom, but put my own twist on it. This was so much fun to make and a lot easier then I thought. I was happy it was spot on to what they wore and their colors...most beautiful couple you'll ever see.
The other awesome person I got to make something for was my friend Jon. Okay so the thing I love about Jon is all his instagram photos he takes of his cat.... so for his birthday he got a mini pillow of his cat Jamie. I took one of his instagram photos of her, photo-shopped it black and white then printed it with a ink jet printer onto fabric. Lastly I used fabric paint to add color to her eyes, nose and painted stripes on the back. A lot of guys would think this is the stupidest gift, but Jon is awesome and loved it.