i think it’s time…

Darin and his buddies have been putting together a website for PT/OT students, current and future. and quite possibly for PT/OTs working too! so just go take a look at their hard work… www.rehabstudents.com …please. and let them know what you think… even if you aren’t going into PT/OT… at least read the great article about life as a PT student written by my fabulous husband. and if you feel so inclined, just add it as a link on your blog/site!

and can I just brag for a minute… he is 2/3 the way done, making pretty much all A’s, class president, often group leader on projects, working on this website, executive secretary at church, a huge help at home for me, a great Dad to his kids, and a wonderful participant in MANY a family outing… I love him. I am SO PROUD!

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wow I can really waste time…

I just spent quite a bit of time just other friends’ blog posts about the funny things their kids do and say. when really I should take a minute to put down a few of my memories for myself! So the following is mostly just for me, but you can read too if you want. (Luke 2 1/2, Natalie 8 mo)

We are enjoying our time with family right now. Luke really likes his cousins, before we left to visit them yesterday, he said, “we go play cousins. they have lots of cars. play Rusty and Lucy (their dog is Rusty, the other cousins’ dog is Lucy). grandpa come. and grandma come. and you come. and me come. and Natalie come.” “And Daddy?” I asked. “And Daddy come. and me come.” He doesn’t want to leave anyone out.

Natalie has a tendency too climb all over me. If she is sitting on the floor playing and she sees me, she starts grunting and whining, and leapfrogs forward to get me, and cries if she can’t quite reach me.

Everything goes directly to her mouth. She loves to eat. She tries everything. Paper is especially delicious.

Luke loves to play cars. It’s cute to hear him while he is pushing the cars across the floor. “going to walgreens. see ya.” “we’re back. you comin’?” “let’s go to the playground. I shoot bas-kick-a-ball (I think that’s how it comes out).”

Luke likes to tease me and call me “mamie,” just so I will chase him and tell him not to call me that.

While Luke doesn’t like when Natalie has mommy’s attention, he sure does love his sister. He likes to take her on walks by pushing her in the stroller. He likes to make her laugh, or least smile, and he gets upset/confused when she doesn’t laugh at he is doing. He likes to feed her. He makes sure she doesn’t play with the wrong toys… “No Nat, you can’t have that. You’re too little. It’s a big toy, you’re too little.” (then he proceeds to play with it, after all he is big!) He often helps throw her diapers away, or get her pacifier for her. I think he likes being a big brother, as long as mommy still holds him too!

Luke hates swings. Verified at the park 2 days ago. Natalie loves them.

They both LOVE being buckled up in the car… NOT!

Natalie still has those long bangs in front (just enough to hold a bow) so I can’t seem to part with them…will she look back at her baby pictures and say, “Mom, why didn’t you just trim those?!”

Natalie naps twice a day. Luke maybe once, every few days.

Luke is all about sharing. When he gets into something he is not supposed to, he looks up with those big bright eyes and asks, “Want some?” If I have a treat/cookie/something yummy, he asks, “Whatcha eating Mommy? What do you got? I want some.”

Tantrums come quite often, but if I stick to it, eventually Luke realizes he has to obey Mommy. And he is much quicker at forgetting about the incident than me. I love that. He can be happy two seconds after crying those big crocodile tears.

I love his chubby feet. I love Natalie’s long slender ones.

I don’t love how she smacks me in the face quite often when I’m holding her, but I know she is just trying to see what’s going on all around her and she forgets my head might be in the way.

I love the smile on Natalie’s face when I come to get her from her nap.

I laugh when I call Natalie a nickname like Lil’ Li-li and Luke says, “No Mommy, not Li-li, NATALIE.” But he doesn’t seem to mind if I call him Nug, Nugget, and Buddy.

“Just a minute” …a horrible phrase to a two year old. “Not just a minute Mommy, now. NOW. please?!”

I can’t help but smile when he says thank you all on his own accord. Or “you’re the best.” I got that one today while sharing my sandwich with him at lunch. “you’re the best Mommy.”

“You’re the best too, Luke.” and Nat, you’re the best too. I wouldn’t leave you out for anything!