Sunday, March 10, 2013

Life with Kids - Quick Update

I love my little journal that I have here for the boys.. and I thank you all (hundreds of you! :) for reading.. especially when I don't have much of real substance to share.

I'm really loving my family.

Pavel just loves to play with Sasha. Is always trying to make him laugh. Pavel has such a big heart and loves to joke. He reminds me of his Jaja.

Right now he's told me that he's afraid to play on a team - a ball hockey team more specifically.
He doesn't want to get pushed into the boards. I've tried to explain that no one will push him at hockey, but because all he sees is NHL.. well, I can't really blame him for not being excited to play!
Daddy's New Fav Pic of Pavel

He is on a roll telling me that I'm "his Best Mom" lately. That he loves me so much. Whoever has told him to say this to me - thank you.

At Alyssa's Bowling Bday Party with the School Kids
I feel like we're turning an independence corner with Pav. He now fully gets dressed (including socks, way to go kid!) and brushes his own teeth (I do a second look of course). The other night I told him to go get a brush and I'd comb his hair after his bath. He came downstairs and had combed his hair himself. He did a half decent job too!

As much as I was leery about the cost of his school, and the pressure I felt when he first started going, it's crazy how much he is learning. He came home a few weeks ago and said:

"Mom, did you know in the rainforest, the farmers came and chopped down all the trees. The birds and animals didn't have any place to live.. and that's called extinction."
What?? ya.. I laughed.

He's always trying to freeze water to ice in the bucket in his bathtub.

He said "Ne Hao" to our Chinese pediatrician a few weeks after Chinese New Year..

He's hilarious.

Sasha - well, he's a tough cookie. He is so strong willed! Right now he's on a no eating kick. Besides only wanting to eat from mommy, he is now refusing solids. He barely eats 2 tablespoons of rice cereal a day. No purees. He was eating them for a while, but now, nope. He does love toast.. and most things off of my plate though. He's just so small to be giving finger food to! I guess not.

Hey mom, you think I'm drinking this but NO WAY.  Just chewing.. Ha!
He's constantly grabbing my hands and pulling himself up, he wants to walk around and keeps trying to let go of my hands - kid.. you're 7 months old. Chill! lol

At least he's still my snuggle bug at night...hehe, well he's sleeping, so what else do I expect.

Loving you boys!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Thanks Son

"Hey mom! Mom! I see your big bum! Nice bum mom!*

Hey mom! Don't break anything with your big bum mom!!!


- This morning as I ran downstairs in my jammie top and undies to grab Pavel some milk.

Thanks son!

So. Sleepy.

This mommy needs a sleep break. One, 24 hour period where I don't have to do a thing. Not answer any questions about how to make dinner or do laundry or bath someone (common sense says.. you'd find a way if I wasn't here to answer your questions!).. 24 hours to only lift my arms to read and eat and pay for my spa treatments.
I want uninterrupted sleep. I deserve this right? It's been 32 weeks of not having a good night's sleep. It gets better, then it gets worse. Right now we're at the "it's worse" stage.
(Five times last night.. whaaaa? Sasha.. eat, okay? During the day, not at night when you're sleeping and I trick you into eating.. or you trick me into thinking I'm tricking you - wait, I think that's probably it.)

I told myself months ago I was going to fake having the flu.. I seriously just haven't gotten around to it! I'm going to do it though (Sheldon, if you're reading this, stop now.. don't mess up my plan of you taking care of me like I'm a baby while I'm "sick"). Okay.. before the end of March - somehow I'm getting 24 hours to myself!!!!!!!!

Or maybe in April. That's more like it.