Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Girls vs. Boys

Well I thought I would post something just for the fact that it is raining outside and the kids are asleep. I was thinking about my kids and how their personalities are different. The boys are very easy going, low maintenance, and very cute! Bennett is simply, no "cheese or mustard" kind of boy. He is easy to entertain if you have video games. If you don't, you better have some good toys! He could stay in his jammies all day if you let him, and is not picky about what he wears when he does get dressed. Cole is the best baby ever! He is on a good schedule and only fusses when he is tired, hungry, or just wants to stand up (with parents help). He smiles at you and has the cutest dimples ever! I was worried at first about having boys, how do I play with them, will I be able to relate to Benny, will I be able to pick out cute clothes for them, or do their hair cute? And yes, boys are by far easier to raise than girls, I think. You don't have to worry if they are showing too much skin, wearing too much makeup, kissing too long, or having too much attitude. They just go with the flow. Ivy on the other hand, is a drama queen! She can get loud and hyper, she'll scream and yell if something isn't the way it "should" be, and can use her skills to get you to buy her something. Lately she has done a few things that caught my attention quickly. We were watching tv and she gave me a kiss, not a normal kiss either. It was a "mommy and daddy" kiss, (yes we have a name for it now). I asked her where she saw it, (we don't kiss like that in front of the kids, and it isn't on Sleeping Beauty either!) She said she saw it on Enchanted. So I told her, "only mommys and daddys can kiss like that, not little girls." Problem solved...right?! Well yesterday I get her out of the tub and put the towel over her shoulders. She yells, "no not like that!" and wraps it around her body, underneath her arms. Okay? Then she goes twirling out of the bathroom flipping her hair and falls onto the dog... and giggles. I put it together, if you have ever seen that movie, you know what I am talking about. K , this little girl is 3 and I am already worried! Maybe we shouldn't watch that movie anymore. It amazes me what Ivy picks up on and what she likes, and how dramatic she is about it. She would make a great actress, her emotions are all over the charts! Anyways, kids are little sponges, they retain many things so be careful! Are boys easier than girls? I would love to hear some opinions and suggestions, really, because I think I will need a lot of training tools here shortly!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary baby!!

It seems like just yesterday I was putting my wedding gown on... so excited to marry the man of my dreams. Sean and I have been married two years now, and I will say it has been a joyous experience. I wouldn't have wanted to go a day without him by my side. When I married Sean I knew that I loved him, no doubt about that, I didn't know however, that that love would grow in so many other ways than just one. It's not always the romantic love, no it's the love you have for your husband when he is dancing in such a way you cannot help but be embarrassed yourself. You do become one person... even though you may be different in so many other ways. I am blessed to be married to a husband who plays with our kids even when he is tired, who will make me laugh with his insanely odd noices and songs, even when I don't feel like being funny, who will make his family listen to the Phantom of the Opera because we need some "culture"...and who loves me with all of my weird food experiments, my infinite list of pet peeves, and my sometimes ridiculous requests! He prays, and provides for his family; he is an anchor for this family. I am so excited to see what this next year brings our little family! I know there are so many great things to still come! I wouldn't want to share it with anyone else. Sean, I love you babe, and I couldn't have asked for a better husband! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!