Friday, July 13, 2012

Running Away

Yesterday was a fun day of going to the park, riding the park train, going to the fair, riding a few rides, and getting yummy fair treats. It was not a day of cleaning my bathrooms, my floor that is covered with sand (yay new sandbox), and picking up around the house. So today is the day for at least some of that. When Ben woke up this morning he asked me what we were doing today. I explained that since yesterday was a day filled with all sorts of fun things, today would be a cleaning and work day. He stomped his foot and said he didn't want to do work. So back to bed he was sent. He came back a few minutes later declaring that he was running away. I told him that I would miss him terribly. I was nursing Elijah at the time, so when I heard the front door open, I finished up as quickly as I could and went to take a look. He was at the edge of the yard with his pillow, his toothpaste and toothbrush, and a hand towel. He was telling the lady watering the flowers next door that he was running away. I came out and asked if he wanted breakfast before he ran away and he said he better pack some food. So this has been going on all morning and the list of things he needs to take is growing. He just left with his pillow, toothpaste and tooth brush, hand towel. a few toy cars, a coloring book (which he says is a map to Indianapolis), markers and crayons, his steroid cream for his eczema, and a half eaten sucker he's been slowly nibbling away on for over a month. He specifically requested a note from me before he left so he would know how much I loved him. So now running away has turned into more of a game and an adventure and less of a threat. I love my crazy Ben!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

5 Months

Elijah is five months old today. Several people have asked me how that happened, and I honestly don't know. Seems like only a few weeks ago that I gave birth. I met a girl today who is pregnant and when she saw my car seat, she said "oh, you have a new one too." Then she looked inside and said, "oh, he's not new, he's a big boy." I suddenly saw him through her eyes and realized that he really is so big already. I'm treasuring each moment of this baby stage, but it's still going much too quickly for me. At five months. Elijah is getting better and better at rolling over and he loves to play with his toys. He reaches for everything that comes into his line of vision, so it's about time for me to put away my long earrings for a while. His smile, his dimples, they melt my heart every day. He's still kind of lacking in the hair department, but I think it just makes him look cuter. His eyes are still such a pretty blue that I'm starting to wonder if they will stay. I always joked that since Matt and I both have brown eyes, the only way we could have a blue eyed child was through adoption. And now I have two handsome blue-eyed boys, one by adoption and one by birth. Sometimes the blessing is overwhelming. I don't think I will ever get over how amazing it is that I have two children. I love them to pieces.
 I have a really hard time getting Elijah to smile when I'm taking pictures, so lately, Ben has been standing behind my shoulder and Elijah just lights up. He loves his big brother!

 I think this was the first time Elijah noticed his toes. He's been fascinated ever since!

 Mmmmm! Toes!

 Ben is getting him interested in cars early
Love these eyes!