Monday, August 27, 2007

Where Does the Time Go?

I just put my baby on a school bus for the first time ever. I hadn't really thought about it until last night but he's accomplished so much this summer. He just about perfected last years attempts at swimming without floaties, he learned to ride his bike without training wheels (though he still prefers to keep them on!!), he learned how to tie his own laces, he's sounding out words (he even read me an entire" Bob book" last night, one he had never seen before!), and even though he'll have no idea until Ana's actually here, he's slowly learning what being a big brother is going to be like. I remember when he was born, everyone more experienced than I saying "treasure these moments because time really flies!". I poo pooed them just trying to get through yet another day of baby or toddler hood. It really has gone by too fast!
Just when did he become the little man that I just sent off by himself on the school bus?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Day with Mimi

Ian loves to spend time with his Mimi. There is always fun involved and often a trip to the dollar store or Ian's other favorite, Rite Aid. I think when Ian and I go to the dollar store he is secretly plotting his plan to get all the things he knows mummy won't let him buy.

Ian spent a few hours with Mimi on Saturday.
This is what he came home with...

A gun, a fake badge, some handcuffs and a disguise.
Do you think she is secretly grooming him to rob a bank for her?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Goodbye Sophie

Well, we had a sad day here yesterday. One of our cats, Sophie passed away. I found her under the front steps yesterday afternoon, and it looked like she was taking a nap. I called for her and she didn't budge which is very unusual for her. Usually when she hears my voice she pokes her head up from her slumber with squinty eyes and lots of meows, and when she didn't I knew something was wrong. I really don't know what happened to her, she looked so peaceful that it literally looks like she went to sleep, and I'm hoping that was the case. I'm having a difficult time with her passing. She and her sister Sabina have been with us since we got married eight years ago and they were our babies. I'm feeling sad because just a day or so ago I shooed her away while I was trying to get something done on the computer, she just wanted to sit with me and I was frustrated and just couldn't deal with her at that moment. Especially because since the time we got Milo (the dog) last year she has made herself pretty scarce and we didn't get to give her as much loving as she was getting before, the opportunities were pretty few and far between, mostly when the dog wasn't around. Daily interaction usually amounted to saying good morning to her up in her perch above the refrigerator. I think the hardest thing has been watching Sabina look for her. She slept with us for the first time in a long while last night. I don't know if she needed comforting or if she knew I did but at any rate, I was happy to have her there. Well, sorry to blab on but I'm just feeling really sad this morning. I really miss her.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Guess what we got for our Anniversary?

Today is our 8th wedding anniversary. Greg took yesterday off because he couldn't get today. Turns out, there was a reason for that as we received a call from our social worker yesterday with the most amazing news, we have a daughter! I can't even believe I'm typing those words, but it's true.

Let me introduce Ana, born July 1.
She was 6 pounds 8 ounces and 19.3 inches long.
We are so excited!

Ian confided in me last night, "I like her" is good.

Friday, August 3, 2007

5 year old minds

An out of the blue conversation with Ian yesterday.

"Mumma, you're going to be someone else's mumma soon."

"You're right Ian, what do you think about that?"

"It's good."

"You know, no matter how many brothers or sisters you have, I'll always be your mumma too."

"I know, but you are my mumma the longest!"

"That's true, 'cause you are the oldest!"

"Yup, do you have any candy?"

Gotta love how their minds work!!