My sister's boyfriend works at a Halloween costume store. A few days back we went over there, and he was working the dressing room area, so we overtook it. Did you ever see the episode where Jack Black guest stars on Yo Gabba Gabba? Greg REEEEALLY wants this to be his Halloween costume. Tyler got them special Halloween pacifiers.
Since I work from home, between every single activity I do (changing diapers, reading stories, making lunches, you get the idea) I hop on the computer to see if I have gotten any work emails. Therefore I end up being on the computer a fair amount during the day, particularly during naptime, or when the kids are behaving and doing their thing, quietly.
Anyway, because I am on the computer a lot, I find a lot of fun stuff online, while waiting for work tasks (not that I am always waiting for work tasks. Lots of days I am very busy. But, whatever, my work habits aren't the point here.)
Today I found this website, and since lots of my friends are fellow "mommy bloggers" I thought some of you might enjoy it (and also have a few minutes to waste online each day).
As a blogger, a person who likes to write, and as with any human with thoughts running through their mind at all times, I must admit that I often walk around composing blogs in my head. I think of something interesting and then think "hmm, that would be fun to write about."
Unfortunately, I have no retention on these ideas. (Let's assume my lack of mental ability stems from thinking about two children all day, and not from actual loss of brain matter in my old age.)
So, I end up just blogging about my (admittedly adorable) children. Which I love to do anyway. But sorry if my blog gets boring.
Anyway, I also wanted to share this quote:
“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer laughing. Crying gives me a headache.” -Marjorie Pay Hinckley (Also, every time I think of Marjorie Hinckley, I think of when Gordon B. Hinckley came to BYU when the Marjorie Pay Hinckley Chair of Social Work was endowed. He wanted to SIT in the "chair" and kept looking around for it until someone told him that it wasn't that kind of chair. Haha.)
...and the size of a small one year old. At four months: 19 pounds, 7 ounces (99th percentile. To be perfectly specific 99.96th. For reals. Even surpasses Charlie, who was 19 pounds even at this age.) 2 feet, 1 inch (85th percentile)
We like it that way though. (more, and better quality pictures (not cell phone pictures) of our four month old are forthcoming.)
*How he loves to say "please," "thank you," "you're welcome," "bless you!" and "it's okay/I'm okay" (when he gets hurt). He uses these polite words even when he is throwing a tantrum. A few days ago I was in the living room and he was in his bedroom and he heard me sneeze. He came RUNNING out and said "BLESS YOU MAMA!" *How he gets me to pull up a video on youtube, and, when it ends, he clicks the mouse until a new one starts. *How he says "turn it on!" when he wants the music turned up. *How he hugs me and exclaims "Mommy, I missed you!" when we are apart for more than ten minutes. How he does this also for Daddy. *The way his feet sound when he runs down the hallway looking for me after his nap/when he wakes up in the morning. *How he calls his sister "Si-city." *His love of "army men" (toy soldiers). (I would rather forget how Greg taught him to make shooting noises with them though. They used to just meet up for pleasant conversation, but now he knows the real fun. Thanks for that one, dear.) (Just kidding, Greg.) *How he asks to read scriptures at bedtime. I am pretty sure he just wants to be certain he is going to get those extra ten minutes of being awake before he is sent to bed, but, hey, it still counts. *How he wants to take pictures, or when I take them he wants to see how they turned out. *How a few days ago when we were arriving home, Felicity was crying, so he ran into the house, found a pacifier, and popped it into her mouth. *How he begs to hold my hand all the time at home (but refuses to hold it when we are in, say, a parking lot or crossing the street.) *How he sings "happy birthday" and then blows out imaginary candles several times throughout the day. *The way he washes his rubber duckies when he is in the bathtub and then requests a towel so he can wipe the water out of their eyes.
Two-and-a-half has its definite drawbacks, but the perks are fabulous.