Monday, February 14, 2011

10th Monthiversary

Tristan is 10 months...well, he's been 10 months for a few weeks (what can I say, I'm behind...again)!!! In the past month, Tristan has had his first ear infection, which took 2 rounds of antibiotics to heal...and about 3 weeks! He now has 3 teeth, and a fourth will be emerging any day. When I took him to the Dr. for his ear re-check last week, he weighed in at 21 lbs, 1 oz...hence the reason we have dubbed him "Big Baby!" He is now walking, but is still trying to really get the hang of it...notice the bruises, red spots, and bumps on his head ;) The first few months, we thought he was going to be a laid back, go with the flow kinda guy, but he's proven that he likes to be the center of attention just as much as his big brother. I'm not really sure how Thomas and I managed to have two extremely outgoing children?!

Here is a picture of Tristan in his high chair...his "favorite spot" in the house! Big Baby loves to eat...every and anything! You can't see in the picture, but his high chair has wheels. In order to get his hungriness across to me (as if the screaming and ranting isn't enough), he has now learned how to thrash his body back and forth to make the chair roll into my chair. Bumping me over, and over, and over, until I finally give him what he wants!

It has become increasingly difficult to get a good picture of Tristan...he's everywhere, but I continue to are my best efforts:

And, both boys:

Bunny Ears
The Baby Wrangler
Awww...don't they "look" sweet!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Seeing a horrific car accident this morning on the Interstate on my way into work, and then a second accident before I got to my exit; and after keeping up with an old friend who's father is battling with a very rare form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, makes me stop to think how very blessed I am, and how many things I have to be thankful for.

First and foremost, I am thankful for a loving and gracious God, that forgives me when I forget to thank him for my many blessings each, and every day.

I am thankful that when I am up all night with a screaming, sick baby...that it's only an ear infection that will get better in a few days.

I am thankful that for many months out of the year, my husband comes home late...because he has a wonderful job, and more importantly, he loves it.

I am thankful that TJ asks 1000 questions each day...because he is so smart and interested in learning.

I am thankful that my floor has cracker crumbs all over it, and I vacuum every other day...because Tristan is a healthy baby and LOVES to eat.

I am thankful that TJ has holes in every.pair.of.pants that he owns (other than the ones I just bought a few weeks ago. Give them time.)...because that means he is still my little boy who loves to play.

I am going to make it my 2nd New Year's Resolution (yea, a month late), to rejoice in the little, mundane things in life that seem difficult, or time consuming, or cost money at the time, because life is precious and too short to not enjoy and be grateful for ALL of it.