Thursday, May 16, 2013

Little did you know...

So it has been kind of a crazy day today... Dexter had literally talked my eat off all day. Mom where did you get that? Target? Where in target? The toy section. What isle did you get that mom? And as cute as it is, he was asking me question like that all day. And quade has been a little needy today so he has been none me all day, in my lap, in my arms, attached to my leg and if I ever leave his sign. Momma? Where momma go?

 I feel like the word mom or some variation of it, had been used like a million times today. I actually love how much dex talks and love that quade is such a mamma's boy but today I was a little excited for Matt to come home and share the energy! 

In protest of our crazy day, I decided that there was no way that I was cooking dinner! So we went to Torchys. So yummy. We decided to sit outside bc it was so nice out.The boys were going a little nuts and were walking all around and jumping off this little 3ft wall. Matt and i were taking turns running after them. Quade had spilled his drink twice before the food even got there. As crazy as it sounds it was pretty chill. 

We got our food and we were all eating, the boys had to take one bite in between each jump (parent fail but they were eating)  And all the sudden this older guy came and sat at our table... Matt was up chasing the boys, so it was just me and he goes, "I just wanted to tell you how amazing your family is. Your husband is so loving and engaged with your kids and you guys seem to be so loving with each other. I love how you are so loving to your children. You just have the sweetest family. And even when your son spilled his drink twice, you just laughed. You guys are doing great." I blushed and said thank you and he walked away. 

All I could think about was: yep, I love Matt and he is an amazing dad! And this looks amazing? These boys are all over the place... And I wish I was laughing when quade spilled his drink bc I was thinking sweet things about our free spirited child but I was really laughing because it had been such a crazy day and of course he spilled his drink... Again. 

Then I thought, wow that was really nice. I should give more compliments to people. Heck I should learn how to take a compliment. And maybe at the end of this CRAZY day, our little family did something right. It is most definitely a group effort! 

But really this family and ALL it's crazy is pretty awesome! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

These boys...

Oh man is this update way over due... Story of my life... But here we go! 

Dexie... That is what he is called for the most part... Even by his class mates and teachers at school. He loves it. We love it. Sadly I know he will not want to be called this forever and I love that everyone calls him that. 

Dexter is such a stud and so so smart. It is amazing to see his little mind work and out things together! I love it.

We have been working a lot on his speech lately. His vocabulary is awesome but is enunciation needed work. We thought about getting his speech evaluated, and we still might... But he has improved so much since we started working on things. The Pediatrition has assured us lots of times that he is not behind in any way... So we are proud of his progress. 

The last few days dex has totally cracked me up. He has figured out the word "probably" and everything is, probably. 
"Dex, you need to go potty b4 we leave?" "Probably I do mom" 
"Dex you ok back there?" "Probably sure mom" 
"Dex you want a snack?" "Probably no." 
"Hey dex can you help me clean up?" "Probably"
It's so dang cute, I can't bring myself to correct him. He does use is correctly a lot and it is so funny to see him think about something and respond with, probably. 

I love that when he get tired or sleepy at all he looks at me and says "Mom, I love you so much" oh melt my heart. I get it at least once a day, out of the blue, in the car or while we are playing. He lets out a long sigh and rubs his eyes.... I love you so much. 

Whenever he has idea, he blurts it out and says "that's a good idea mom." Sometimes a statement and sometimes a question. 

He is such a good listener and he is great at following instructions... (For the most part) And he always asks for permission to do things. He is the best. 

Quade is getting huge! He and Dex are basically the same size. I can't believe it! 

He is the sweetest child and I can not believe how much be picks up! He watches everything and is so smart. 

Quade has always beer such a mammas boy. I am his and he is mine! He has always called me mamma and recently he is calling me mom. It breaks my heart just a little but bc that just means he is growing up. He still calls me mamma and mommy but the mom kills me. 

He says oh-tay and we can't bring ourselves to correct it. Quade got it from Dex, and they are just so cute when they say it. Quade uses it is lots of diff ways... 
"Mommy I got out side, oh-tay" but he isn't asking, he is declaring. This is the way he uses it the most declairing, pr trying to get you to agree and it is so funny. He says it like this when he is doing something he is not supposed to and when he says it he enunciates the second syllable depending on how passionate he feels about the subject. And he says it so loudly!  So funny. 

He talks ALL the time. The other day I was asking him is he was ready for nap time and he goes "nap time, no not again" ha ha I was laughing so hard. 

He is a lot more aggressive w words then his brother. We get: give me that back: no, not share and: do it myself, from this little passionate boy. Actually I get, do it myself, all day every day. 

He is dying to be potty trained. I am so not ready yet. It's so much work! Vegas Thomas undies just waiting in his drawer, for me to get the nerve. 

He generally runs on a diff level then most kids... He is up, down, all around, and jumping off the side of the couch in a matter of 5 second. He def keeps us busy. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My heart stopped.

Ok so last week we all headed to Buy Buy Baby to check out a new car seat for Quade. We were all checking out the new Britax and I turned around and quade was gone! Those of you who know him, know this happens sometimes but I say his name and he says "right here" he usually just wonders around the corner... Well he wasn't there and wasn't responding, so of course my heart stops. I mean he had been missing for .2 seconds and I totally got spooked bc he is usually, right there. Matt and I did a quick scan, nothing. I knew he was there but I feel like its the mom in me that goes "but what if he is not" I think I have watched way to many law and order svus or something. So Matt kept looking and I ran to the front to tell someone. 

They totally had a protocol: got on the speaker announced a code, blocked the entrances and exits (extra freak is out), announced a description, and then made me stand there at the front while all the staff looked. Ok so now I was freaking out a little more bc then my mind went to every tv show where someone was kidnapped. And it had maybe been 3 min since he was gone. So after like 30 seconds, and everyone in the stores attention, they announced that they had found him. Quade came walking out, smiling and pushing a cart of baby dolls. Oh my gosh!everyone just laughed and went back to their business. I knew he was there, he just has never been out of my sight for that long in public. A couple moms came up to me and were all "don't worry I loose mine all the time" 

Longest 5 min of my life. And then I thought of all the times I let them out of my sight for like 5 seconds. Doesn't seem like very long, but it is long enough... 

Oh man these boys keep us on our toes, especially our little quade! (Who isn't so little anymore!)