Thursday, January 26, 2012


January is proving to be busier than I remember in the past.  And if the next few weeks are any indication, it's not slowing down anytime soon.  I'm feeling a little stretched.  But really, isn't everybody?!  I know everything will get checked off my long to do list, it always does.   
This monkey is turning 2 in a couple of weeks.  It may take a while for me to get used to saying that...I have a 2 year old.  A healthy, beautiful 2 year old.  I repeat that often because the moments of his misbehaving are becoming more frequent.  I know it's the age and it too will pass but I'm learning they don't call them the terrible two's for nothing.  But there are moments in between his wildness and fit throwing where he is so sweet and so funny and so darn cute that it takes all I have not to squeeze his guts out and smother him with kisses.  Which is, usually, precisely what I do.  

 Gram-a-lam (one of his many nicknames) is so sweet.  And he is getting heavy.  I would know because it is rare for him to be anywhere other than my arms when we are together.  But I love it and trust me, there are no objections from him.  I'm not even sure I would know what to do with 2 free hands between the hours of 4pm-8:30pm.  Lucky for me, I have a constant reminder of how quickly he will turn into a rambunctous, independant little boy.  So, I'm taking all the cuddles I can get!

My most favorite Christmas gift.  Because it is stamped with the hands and feet of my most favorite little boys. 

Keith is out of town, he'll be back tomorrow...and I will be out of town for 2 nights next week.  Solo parenting is never easy.  But oddly enough, it also leaves me feeling very capable as a mommy.   This will be my first time away since having Graham.  I am already homesick and Keith is already terrified.  Ha!


Amanda said...

So weird to think that you will have a 2 year old...Got his birthday invitation yesterday and it is (of course)too cute for words!

BeLLa said...

and it is so weird to think how fast two years have gone by. tipper, sawyer is so cute and precious and i can't wait to squeeze him soon! his b'day party is going to be so much fun! XoXo