Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My biggest desire

After watching a rather disturbing episode of Dr. Phil, I think I have realized my biggest wish as a parent. I have many many wishes, but I definitely have a biggest one!

Owen,

You are already 2years and 4 months old! You are growing up so fast, everyone said it would happen in the blink of an eye! I look at photos now of when you were a baby and I almost can not even remember you being that small. Now we have full conversations that just amaze me. The other day you said "mommy, I do not want to do this. BECAUSE,......." really? By chi ld is now r easing with me? Today when I got you out of your new big boy bed you told me that yesterday Maggie Dog had fallen out of your bed. Your grasp of the term yesterday, today, tomorrow, etc. Just amaze me. When did you get so big?

You are also so incredibly sensitive which is a quality I truly hope you never lose. In the past week or so you have been a little aggressive with me when you get angry . On two ooccasns you hit me and it truly hurt. The first time you knocked into my ear and it stung s bad. The second time, last night, you hit me in the eye- not on purpose, I know! Both times I tried to fight back the tears, but it REALLY REALLY HURT! Both times you became an absolute ball of mush as soon as you saw I was upset. You came up to me both times, gave me the biggest hugs and kisses I could ever ask for - and said mommy I am so sorry, owie loves you so much! Then you would snuggle with me for a few minutes and. Keep making sure I was ok. F

I am so proud of you and your attentiveness. If you continue with this,you will make the most AMAzing and attentive husband- though you do not get to date until you are at least 30 or 35!!!!!

My biggest wish as your mother is that I am always able to be a person that you are comfortable with. Realistically I k now that you will start making choices that I do not agree with. Goodness, when I think about some of the shenanigans I was up to at that age and it absolutely kills me to think about you. Ging through some of the same things kills me. But I always want to be a person that you can come to, no matter what! Even if you make a terrible decision, one that you know I may be upset by, I pray that you are comfortable enough with me that you can come to me to discuss it.

I also pray that I am able to always show you love, no matter wh at decisions you make. I know that sometimes I. Can be really judgmental, even. When ei do not eant to be. But I pray th at I am always able to show you that I love you, no matter what. And there iOS Nothing Ever, in this world, THAT YOU COULD EBER EVER DO TO CHANGE THAT!

I love you so much Owen. You have changed my life, changed me as a person. And I pray that I can always show you my gratitude!!!!!

Love you, Mommy!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Daddy’s hat

Owen loves to play with John’s flight cap.
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When John comes home from work he loves to put it on and play.
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He might just have a future in the military with all of the dressing up in John’s boots, flight cap, and even his flight suit once!  IMG_5829 IMG_5833
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It would make sense. He wants to copy everything John does already. He loves to say “Daddy, work, airplane, fly, brrrzzbbbrzz (airplane sound)”. Someone loves his Daddy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Such a great time in VA!

Owen and I are still spending time in Virginia- and it has been GREAT! We have spent a ton of time with family and friends! Yesterday we went to the pool with my best friend from high school and her twin little girls. How we did not get a picture is beyond me! I had not see Manda for probably 9 years. We lost touch in college which is so unfortunate. Manda was a huge support system for me when my mother passed away in 10th grade. I honestly do not think i could have gotten through that time without her! I am so excited we have rekindled our friendship!

We have spent a ton of time with my grandmother too which is just amazing. I love hearing her stories about Amy as a little kid. I am told Owen's personality is much like I was as a child. Sweet and engaging! I LOVE THAT!

We also have plans to hook up with several other friends and family members in the next few days. This is so energizing! I am very thankful for the great support system I have while John is away.

Not to mention.... I am so proud of my husband. He has been doing some pretty awesome things on his deployment and I could not be more proud of him. I am so thankful for his service to this country. I miss him like you would not imagine, but i know he is really making a difference- that helps!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Some VA pictures!

I only got a few photos from my time in VA! I forgot to charge my camera battery before I left! Here are a few that I have though!!!
Spending time with Grammy!
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With Aunt Michelle!
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And my new favorite photo of O!
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Such a handsome boy! We had a wonderful time visiting family in VA! We hope to see you all again soon!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I have the most amazing son

OK maybe i am a LITTLE bias. Just a LITTLE. But this kid seriously is fantastic!

Today we packed up our suitcases, our computers (yes, Owen and I both have a computer {his is a leap frog}), and our doggie and made the treck to Virginia to spend some time with my family. On the way up here, Owen entertained me for the entire 4.5hour trip. He sang me nursery rhymes, we talked about animals, he sang along to some Taylor Swift songs, and then we danced. Oh boy did we dance.

At one point I wondered what in the world the people passing me on the Monitor Merrimack would possible think of this crazy woman getting her groove on (the windows are tinted so they most likely could not see Owen), but then I realized it did not matter. My son and I were having the most amazing time, dancing to the Newsboys, praising the Lord, going to spend an amazing week with family and friends.

THIS is what life is all about!

Just for fun I am including a few pictures that i really see going in Owen’s wedding slide show one day! This was right after John left and I let Owen dress himself.

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Oh boy. Here we have an Owl eye mask my neighbor made, froggie pajama bottoms, and a basket for a hat. He looked like a mermaid to me! But I still love my little guy!