Thursday, August 6, 2009

One Word


Not in a "Harry Met Sally" way, but in a "yipee for the little things" way. I know I am like a broken record around here with all this talk about the little things, but they make all the difference!

I have read the same book to Lawson every naptime and every bedtime since March. I don't even get the book out anymore because I know it forward and back. He fell in love with Little Quack (aka: "Quacka") the first time he heard about Mama Duck's five little ducklings (Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle and Little Quack) and requests it whenever he gets sleepy or realizes he has to go to bed.
Until yesterday. Suddenly it was the day of the Bear. Today was the second day in a row that we have read a different book. A book that Lawson's daddy picked out and gave to him about a snoring bear called Bear Snores On (funny how things parallel real life...). All I have to say is "and the mom grins on"!!!! Something new!!! What a difference a book makes!
Another YAY moment I had was in the car today on the way back from the grocery store. We've had about a weeks' worth of trips without constant screaming on Naomi's part. However, she has been asleep most of those times, so I chalked it up to good timing and luck. BUT, today on the way back from the grocery store, she was wide awake and HAPPY the entire way home. 20 minutes in the car without so much as a peep!!!!!!! Hallelujah!!! I am just sure that Lawson got ahold of her and told her how much fun "going bye bye" is and that she need not scream at the top of her lungs and make everyone miserable. So, thanks Lawson. It was nice to breathe naturally in the car as opposed to doing breathing exercises.

Another YES YES YES moment is coming very soon, too. Dustin has been gone for just shy of two weeks and will be arriving in just a couple of hours!!! Granted, this time apart seems very short compared to the couple of months we've grown accustom to, but it still stinks to have him away and I'm so excited to have him back home. I know a couple of other little people who will be happy to see him as well. Especially one little man who's set to turn "toe" in three days and will be glad to have his daddy there with him on that special day! I'm sure tomorrow's first word will be "daddy" instead of "heedle doo". Another welcomed change.


  1. Bear Snores on is one of Brielle's favorite books and it was one of Kayley's before she could read. I think I need to take a page out of your book on naptime though. I shall try reading AND soft music today and see what happens. Glad Dustin will be home and Naomi isn't screaming in the car all the time. I was always so grateful when they would stop screaming and just enjoy the ride.

  2. heedle do! I love it. makes me laugh every time ithink about it. I had my hubby ready that post and he was cracking up too.

    And gone is gone, who cares for how long? THem not being there effects the kids just as much as us and they're missing all the "first time"s. hard all around! glad daddy's coming home! [or already is home!]