Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mixing and Matching

Oh, blogging. The desire is there in my heart, but I am finding it harder and harder to get it done! So, once again, I will just throw a bunch of stuff into one post. Note to self: take more pictures. I am going whole entire months now without snapping any photos! Maybe if I had more photos I would blog more? Probably not.

So, lets see...March flew by and definitely had its fabulous moments! Mid month we found out we are having another little boy. Two boys? Wait, four boys including Edwin and the cat. I guess I won't have to fight for the bathroom. We're very excited and hoping and praying that our boys will be the best of friends. I specifically am praying that they eventually meet women who won't steal them away, but want to be a part of our side of the family too! Someone is going to have to remember my birthday and mother's day, to call home and visit often. You know how boys are. I think my worries are valid!

A few days later, one of my best friends had her little boy, Elliot Dean. He came out absolutely perfect! Kristen and I spend a lot of time together so it will be fun to have boys the same age.

Grandma and Grandpa came over for an early Easter visit and surprised Liam with a wagon from the Easter bunny. He doesn't quite get it yet, but I am sure it will be a constant source of entertainment for both boys in due time.

The next weekend Edwin, Liam and I flew down to Dallas to visit Liam's great grandma Margaret, my cousin Laura and her family and my dear friend Christie. Would you believe we didn't take one picture the whole time we were there? Shameful. But we had a great time. Christie has a little dog at her place and Liam was in heaven. What a patient little dog she was!

And heading into April, Nana came to visit for a week. It was so fun to have her with us! I was really grateful for the time she and Liam could have getting to know each other better. No pictures of that either. Ridiculous! Then, we celebrated Easter with my other best friend Renee and her family. They joined us at our house for some prime rib and a mini-easter egg hunt. Liam developed a nasty cold that morning so he wasn't feeling too jaunty. Neither one of the boys really got into the spirit of hunting eggs, but both couldn't have been happier to be outside. I am learning quickly that Liam doesn't need any source of entertainment as long as he is outside! That should come in handy for me as the weather improves. Renee put some little crackers in the eggs and that was really the only draw to pick them up. Otherwise they walked right by them in favor of the puddles.

And for those of you who would like to know what Liam is up too lately, I'll give a brief update. Liam is saying a ton of words and starting to string more than one together. But his most frequent word is "fish". We haven't figured out why, but almost everything he points at is a fish. I expect that someday we will get to the bottom of it. We are constantly correcting him and telling him the actual word for what he is pointing at, but he insists over and over that it is a fish. He has figured out how to hook certain types of buckles and will stand there playing with them for 20 minutes straight. The only negative to that one is that I have to come over and unhook the buckles every minute. He is repeating nearly everything we say and do, finding humor in things all by himself, loves to dance and snuggle, likes to read books by himself in his big rocking chair, can open any kind of door and nearly every lock, thinks laundry is a ton of fun, has no trouble saying goodbye to us when we leave him with other people, and is getting more interested in mine and Edwin's things. He put on my slippers all by himself and was so proud!

We are having so much fun as Liam's parents. I can't even imagine what it will be like to have two little boys! I am excited and terrified all at the same time. I guess that is probably natural.