Monday, December 4, 2006

So Incredibly Thankful

I was devestated by the death of my twin sons. But here it is over a year later. I am facing the holidays knowing that I would have had two almost one-year olds crawling all over the house making decorating a tree difficult. I think about how much fun it would have been with 4 toddlers into everything, how difficult it would have been doing all the baking that I like and how I should be making 2 new full-size stockings this year instead of the two miniature ones I made last year.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

I think we are potty training

Connor is growing by leaps and bounds. After his bed rail broke on Thursday we removed it. So he has been sleeping in his twin bed without it for the last few nights and nap time.

And then today we ventured into underwear. We had a few accidents this morning, but while at a family function from 11 to 1:30 he peed and pooped in the public potty the entire time!!!!!! We didn't use a single diaper.

Although I am excited to see him growing and learning I am a little apprehensive about the 2-day road trip we will be taking in two weeks. Diapers would certainly be easier on that trip.

I am very thankful to have another little one to cuddle and need me so much. I feel so sad when they grow up and want to be independent. I hope one day I won't have to fill that void with another child or we might end up with a dozen children.

I Made Him Smile!

We were at a family function recently and there were only three families there out of 200 people. Our infant was quietly sitting in his stroller at the end of the buffet. He was getting countless smiles and was thoroughly entertained.

One of the other guests begins cooing and smiling at William and he responds with a big smile. I hear her exclaim, "I made him smile!" in her most big-girl-grown-up voice. The same voice that my daughter has after using the potty. Instinct told me how to respond, "good job!" Until I realized the lady had to be 60 years old.