Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Forgotten Blog

I sort of forgot I had a blog.  Life happens.  The internet isn't always a part of that. 

To sum up since my last post: Tiffany and her kids moved out, I had a miscarriage in August, got pregnant again a few weeks later, had the worst morning sickness ever, attended Nathan and Emma's wedding in Boston while in the midst of the awful morning sickness, Matthew got out of the Marines, God provided for all our needs, Christmas was fun, we found out the baby is a girl (hooray!), January most of the kids got sick and I got the worst case of the flu I've ever had (this has not been a fun pregnancy), and here we are at February, which means 2 birthdays, Super Bowl, and Valentine's Day all in the first two weeks.  We're also trying to find a job for Matthew and move, though we have no idea what kind of job or where we're going to move to.

Life is crazy.  But I'm loving living and learning with my little boys!

Nikolai, Age 3

I started interviewing the boys last year.  I think I've settled on these questions as the ones I'm going to ask them each year on their birthday.  Nick was a little difficult since he still doesn't seem to "get" everything I ask him, and his speech is still very immature (but considering he spoke barely 30 words 6 months ago, he's doing GREAT!).  His birthday cake this year is Angry Birds, my choice after he spent a lot of time switching back and forth between that or dinosaurs.

What are you going to be when you grow up?
This! (points at a picture of a girl on the beach) A picture!

What's that going to be like?
That picture.

What are your favorite toys?
Dinosaurs (Mommy thinks it's the Nabi)

Who are your best friends?
At church

What makes you happy?

What makes you sad?
You. (Why?) Because you do to make me sad. (I don't think he gets the question)

When you dream at night, what do you dream about?
Waking up

What do you like to do with Daddy?
Hugging him

What do you like to do with Mommy?
Kiss your baby (I'm pregnant with #4.  He comes up to me lots of times throughout the day to hug and kiss or rub my belly, especially when he's upset or tired.  I think it's becoming his comfort item!)

What's your favorite color?
Black and white

What's your favorite book?
Those books (points to two My First Little House books he was given for his birthday- County Fair and Prairie Day)

What does Daddy do during the day?
Play video games (answer supplied by Colin)

What does Mommy do during the day?
Hugging our dad

What do you do during the day?
Peeing in the potty