Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rainy Day at the Beach

So.... while cleaning and seeing the beautiful sunshine outside and the gentle winds breezing and the leaves ever so rustling... I thought to myself... today would be a perfect day to swim and hang and have fun right?! It would be perfect for tori to sit and "nap" on the beach. 

I asked the kid's auntie Ash and uncle Stu- Ash is one of my best friends and I always have a blast when we are hanging out together.  to come meet me and swim and have fun... They got there before I did.. and stu enjoyed some of the glorious water and diving.

So I get there with the kids and we all sit down.. vincent is enjoying his delcious goldfish snacks and we are looking around and commenting how beautiful today is and how perfect it is to spend a day on the beach.  Stu got some skittles ( catch the rainbow) and taught Vincent how to sign "candy" so he said more candy!!! funny boy.  he sure loves skittles now!  so we are all chatting and stu spots a dark cloud on the horizon...........and it gets bigger.. 

In matter of minutes- I am not kidding at all.. the sand starts blowing like crazy like we are in a Sand War! Everyone started packing up fairly quickly and dusting the sand out of our eyes and making sure the kids were okay.  Stu is a cute over-protective uncle- and took care of tori while Ash and I fussed over Vincent.  vincent is just looking all over the place.  It gets darker......... and darker....... so we are all in the shelter huddled for dear life.. Stu tracks the weather and says.. it is not going to just pass.  Ugh.. so we all ride back in the jeep.

We got back to the house and it was raining out like crazy!! and we all hung out for a while.. and vincent loved to high five stu and ash..  and he was enjoying showing them his stuffed animals and cars and he showed Stu his drum.  Stu loved it and banged on it for vincent.. it was FUNNY.  Uncle Stu is a big kid. :) tori just sat on me most of the time and watched everyone play and listened to the chatter. she was calm for most of the day.. and puked after they left.

I am so tired out from all the craziness and playing with the kids and Tori. :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I love you forever

so, vincent and I read a book tonight called "love you forever"  This is a amazing powerful book.. espically if you're a mother.  Vincent knows when we say I love you every night before bed.. we've also used the hand sign every night since birth.  He has been trying to sign back but he takes his index fingers and wink his eye and points at you when you say it.. Love you too! in his own special 2 year old way.

"I love you forever and for always, my baby you will always be" 
through the years i've watched my kids.. (vincent) grow up... this rings true over and over again... i know when my baby boy reaches age 25, has a baby of his own.. i will still think of him as my baby.  I teared up reading this book because it shows the little boy through the years and the mom keeps saying.. i love you forever and for always my baby you always will be..  no matter what he did to make his mom crazy.   I feel like that about my kids... and when they tell you they love you and hug you and kiss you..... its amazing. Vincent is very cuddly at age 2.  I hope he never stops that. :)
vincent you will forever be my baby.. :):)

Monday, July 18, 2011

the muggy dog days of summer

So... We have had a new challenge this summer being a mom of two LITTLE kids.. when it gets HOT out.. there is nothing to do but stay inside.  Boy, I thought in the winter-time like everyone else.. when the snow stops and melts and is not so cold anymore we would be outside EVERYDAY.... Well, snow stopped late march for us in Wisconsin, and then I was already 8 months pregnant with Victoria... and feeling well... PREGNANT haha! along with being tired all the time..and it was cold and rainy much of april... it felt like a June monsoon in africa.. then I had Victoria and we have had a few good nice sized heat days since then.  I feel like we went from winter to summer with no spring at all.  
So.. Today was miserable.. how in the world do you explain to a 2 year old that it is very hot outside and there is a heat warning against being in the heat too long?  Today, I felt like groundhog day... here is our conversation about 100 times
Vincent looks outside- mama out? 
Me: No, its too hot outside
vincent: HOT????!!!!!
Me: yes.. very very hot so hot
vincent: looks outside again.. hot? (i think he thinks I was LYING)
me: Yes very hot outside.. too hot for any of us to go outside and do anything
vincent: (loudly sighs)
me: let's find something fun to do.........
imagine this conversation 100 times a day.. that was ME today.. 
and this heat wave is supposed to last until thursday but still hot throughout the weekend.... all I have to say is thank god that Andy's stepmom Teresa and andy's dad Mike- affectionately called Gramma and Grampa... they offered to take Vincent to a family reunion for Teresa's family up north.. I, Of course jumped at the chance.. I really miss taking naps when victoria naps and cleaning.. and just spending time with one kid.  I feel like I shortchange a kid.. when I have them both together.  it is a balancing act I am learning to master. :)  

it is horribly.. too hot here..........

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The greater love of a family

I am so exicted to be a blogger!  My friend started blogging for her wedding, and now her post wedding adventures.. and I really enjoyed reading her adventures.. and I thought I have to start one for my family since there is so many funny things that happen day to day with my babies or andy and I
I named this blog "the greater love of family" because I love my kids and I love Andy.. even if he drives me crazy at times. :) my kids do too. :)

My kids are my pieces of my heart...  Vincent is my oldest.. he is two and he LOVES life.  he never fails to make me smile.  Victoria was born in april, and is the sweetest baby ever.  I am so blessed to have such wonderful children.

Andy works outside of the home as a database fixer.  I am a stay at home mom- and deaf.... and we have adventures... quite a bit. LOL. 
we are blessed with amazing love for each other and our children...stay tuned my friends... we have many stories to tell.