Amy at Crunchy Domestic Goddess had a post that inspired me today, to do my own year-end review. She did hers a little differently (and spent more time on it, I’ll add,) I took the first paragraph from the first post of each month, and listed them here. It was fun to see all the topics I have covered over the course of the year, and am looking forward to continuing to blog about life with my boys, and other topics in 2008! Links are provided to the entries, in case you want to reminiscence, or missed that post. Happy 2008 everyone!
A Mama’s Blog 2007 Review
Welcome to A Mama’s Blog- This is my first official blog and entry. I wanted to start a blog so I can preserve the memories and day-to-day activities with my two sons, Ryan-age 3, and Cole-age 8 months. They seem to be growing up SO fast, and there are so many fun things they do and say- I want a place where I can preserve this time, and also the time I have now with them as a stay-at-home mama. I hope one day to be able to print the best entries and give Ryan and Cole a journal of their childhoods.
You Know it Has Been a Long Winter- You know it has been WAY to long of a winter, when you are taking off your three-year old’s clothes for the night, and after taking off his sweater, he looks down at his short-sleeved shirt, looks at his bare arms, looks at his Mom & Dad, and bursts out in tears saying,
“Hey, who took my sleeves off my shirt? My arms aren’t covered.”
Ryanisms- Two cute things Ryan said yesterday:
“Mommy, I’m an alligator who makes loud noise with sharp teeth.” Then he proceeds to growl.
“I was playing and turned into Mac & Cheese Boy.”
Ina May Gaskin- Tonight I got to hear “The Greatest Midwife in the World”, Ina May Gaskin, speak for two hours. She was amazing, and had wonderful things to say about birth, how she became a midwife, her birthing experiences as a mother and as a midwife, breastfeeding, and parenting.
Bachelorette Party- My older (& only) brother is getting married this Thursday. Last night, I attended a bachelorette party in honor of my almost sister-in-law (K), and I had a blast!
Another Sick Child- Ryan has now come down with the virus Cole had last week. I honestly can’t remember the last time he has been sick, and he is so miserable. He just curls up on the couch in the fetal position- poor little guy! He also has turned into a little dictator- hurling “commands” at me one after another- “I need some water,” I want to watch a little TV,” “I want mac & cheese for lunch,” and so forth. Since he is hardly ever like this, I am playing “genie’ and his wish is my command.
Social Weekend- On Friday night, I met up with my very good friend, Mary, We used to work together, and now she is an RN and lives about 40 miles away. I wish we could say we are great staying in touch, but we are both so busy, we don’t get together as often as we like, but when we do, it is like we pick right up from where we left off, from the last time we talked. I have two sisters, but Mary feels like my “third” sister.
Fall is in the Air- On Sunday, my dad, the boys, and I, went to the mountains to let the boys play, and to see the magnificent fall colors- specifically the Aspens. Joe had to work, so it was a great day to spend a Sunday!
Trick-or-Treat- Our actual Halloween night went pretty much like I thought. Joe and I both arrived home from work around 5:30, and we ate dinner at Joe’s parent’s house.
It’s Christmas Time- Tonight we put up our Christmas tree, and decorated it as much as possible. Since we have a little munchkin- aka- Cole, we had to decorate the top 3/4’s of the tree, because nothing would last within his grip. We put a few non-breakable ornaments at the bottom, and Cole is having fun taking them off, and putting them back on.