Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ordinary, Every Day Moments

This is a random Wednesday post. I've been so sad about Boston and hate feeling helpless. I'm so heartbroken for the parents, kids, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews who have to bury their loved ones or make heartrending medical decisions. I'm just sad. It feels weird to go on with our lives, but the reality is that we can't let evil win. We can't stop doing the things we love or talking about the little things. So I decided to continue to write about the little moments with my kids and pray that the world gets it figured out before they are old enough to understand.
These little memories, below, from the last few weeks are just ordinary, every day moments in our lives. But it's the ordinary that I don't want to forget.
Aiden has been in love with his baby doll. He carries him with him everywhere, including car trips. He calls him his "baby" and gives him kisses and cuddles. He rocks him, feeds him, and even sets his baby with him in his high chair and the couch. He is going to be such a sweet daddy when he's older. (Isabella could care less. She refuses to hold the "baby" and throws it whenever I hand it to her!). Such opposites. 
 He thinks he's so cute!
 One morning I was running late and trying to do a million things (including packing a car with all the things we need for work and school - plus wrangling three kids into their carseats) at 7am. Apparently, I was a little distracted, because I drove for a good 3 minutes until I looked over and saw my coffee cup sitting on the hood of the car. The miraculous thing was that the porcelain mug (not even rubber!) made it past two pretty strong turns. Obviously, this means that I am the smoothest, most wonderful driver ever. Ha!
 Connor has been in such a kissing phase lately. One afternoon we were snuggling in my bed watching a cartoon and he said, "Mama, I kiss you and you take a picture. Okay?" Umm seriously. My heart exploded. I love this sweet boy.
He continued his kissing phase another day in another picture. So precious.
 I've mentioned this to my friends. Hopefully we're not the only one who experiences it, but the twins HATE having their teeth brushed. Hate, hate, hate. As in it is a battle EVERY. SINGLE NIGHT. We started doing this baby burrito thing where we basically straight-jacket their arms away so that we can brush their teeth without them swatting us (thereby extending what should take 2 minutes into a 10 minute wrestling match). We sing all sorts of songs and try to make it as fun as we can, but it's hard. We didn't really have this problem with Connor, so this is all new to us. We've done a little research and tried a few things (they each have their own special tooth brush with their own special toothpaste...we sing songs and make it fun...we let them play with their toothbrushes...let them brush our teeth...let them see us brush our teeth), but nothing seems to work. She's smiling in the picture below only because she hasn't figured out what we're doing yet.
I thought it would be funny to take a picture of what Isabella sees when we're engaged in our straight-jacket wrestling match:
Lately the kids have been enamoured with looking at pictures. My mom was showing them pictures of all of us on her computer. So precious. Aiden and Izzy point to the screen and call out who they think it is. "Daddy?" "Mama?" Connor, lovingly, with a giggle says, "That's not Mama, Isabella, You're SILLY!" I need to make a little picture book for each of them to have, because I think they'd just love it.
Connor calls Isabella a princess whenever she's wearing a dress. He also calls dresses "princesses," as in "Isabella, you're wearing a princess" or "that princess is so pretty!" I have absolutely no idea where he has learned that, as I don't think I've ever said the word princess when referring to Isabella. They must play it at school. My mother-in-law made this adorable dress below for Isabella to wear. It has pants that go with it, but they are a little too big for her to wear yet. Isn't it just the most adorable dress?!?


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I'm sooooo with you on the brushing! I learned a good vice grip when Drew's sitting on the countertop in which I implement daily! When is it going to get better with these little ones?

Kate Craig said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We wrestle with teeth brushing everyday too :( I wrap one arm around her, pinning her arms down. It's actually easier if she's crying because then she's not clamping her mouth. It upsets me every day! If she's teething I don't even try - I just let her chew on the toothbrush

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well I'm bummed that you struggle too, but I'm happy I'm not alone! And YES on the crying!!! Iat least then I can put the toothbrush in their mouths!!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yikes! I'm hoping soon! We can't be holding them down when they're ten-years-old, right???

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