Friday, May 15, 2009

Oh Ethan...

I had a free moment and thought I was just blog on Ethan's new favorite word...TRASH. He has been saying it for a while now but it still cracks me up. Whenever I change his diaper and throw it in his pail, he says trash. Sometimes he'll see a crumb on the floor and he'll pick it up and hand it to me and say "trash". Every now and then, he'll throw the trash in the trash can. I just laugh when I see this little toddler holding a huge wet diaper and walk towards the trashcan. I know it may not seem funny to you but it just cracks me up watching his little legs walk.
Well Ethan is doing much better with Jayden. He likes to rub his head gently and he'll try and put his pacifier in his mouth when Jayden is crying. He likes to touch his hands and feet..he's a sweet big brother. He's still throwing some tantrums here and there but I've come immune to it and actually think it's funny. Sometimes I just have to laugh otherwise I it'll get to me and I'll want to just give up. Thankfully Ish and I have now figured out how to handle it when he does throw his fits but we still despise them!
Everyday I pray to get through the day..thank goodness I have God by my side to guide me!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1st road trip

For Mother's Day I decided to go to Raleigh for the weekend. Ish had to work a wedding in MD so I had to make the trip on my own with 2 kids. This was not the 1st time I had been alone in the car with them but it was the 1st time that it would be longer than 20 min. I wasn't too nervous because I had planned to leave at Ethan's bedtime so I was planning on him sleeping. He didn't end up sleeping until after about 45 min into the trip but I was happy he and Jayden slept the whole way.
We had a great weekend visiting family and eating some delicious meals, but I really missed my hubby and was wishing he was with us. Ish was planning to arrive back in Lynchburg on Sunday around 3:00 and I just mentioned to him that it would be nice for him to come to dinner at my uncle's house. Well at 3:00 he called me and said that he was on his way! I was so suprised and so happy that he was making his way to see us all. The funny thing was that on our way to Cary I pulled up to this burgandy jeep that looked a lot like Ish's and got really close to see his liscense plate. Sure enough it was in the world did he beat us? Obviously he was flying to get there on time.
After some time visiting Ish and I got back on the road to head to Lynchburg. We ended up leaving around 8:00 pm so I thought for sure Ethan & Jayden would sleep like they did last time. After about an hr of both kids screaming I had had enough! I pulled over and Ish followed. I told him that we needed to switch cars b/c this is not how I wanted to spend my Mother's day. He graciously said ok and so we got back on the road. Well according to Ish, Ethan fell right to sleep after that (of course) but Jayden was not a happy boy. Ish had to stop a couple of times to give him his pacifier and by the time he got home you could tell he was stressed out. I had to laugh because he doesn't REALLY know what I go through during the day so he got a little taste of what it was like. But it just showed me how much he loves me for him to give up his joy ride so that I could enjoy some peace and quiet on the way home. Needless to say I really don't want to make any more road trips without him but that's not going to be the case. I have to get my kids to enjoy riding in the car. I really don't understand why Ethan throw's a fit everytime he rides in the car. I guess we're going to have to buy a dvd player so that he can watch movies. Maybe that will help...I don't know.