Saturday, December 6, 2008

Robbie the Snake got thrown under the bus...

Life with a two-and-a-half-year-old boy is never dull. Frustrating, yes. Tiresome, yes. Fulfilling, yes. Fun and goofy, yes. But never boring. Here are the latest pictures and a video of my sweet Andrew. He truly is such a good boy. I was talking to a friend of mine recently who has a son about six months younger than Andrew. She said, "Andrew's a good boy isn't he?" almost with sadness in her eyes. "Yes," I replied, "he really is a good boy." And this friend of mine is a stellar mom. Some kids are just good and some are more of a handful, no matter how you raise them. I think that God gave me a good Andrew b/c in His infinite wisdom, He knew that Benjamin would need a kind, gentle older brother. One that will teach him, not tease him. One that is so amazingly smart that he will help to teach him his ABCs and numbers. One that will help to take care of his younger brother if and when Matthew and I aren't able to anymore. Okay, this didn't start out to be a tear-jerker, but you never know when those things are gonna sneak up on you. Onto the hilarity of my life with a funny Andrew.

My loyal blog followers will remember Robbie the Snake. I am sad to inform you that he was involved in a fatal bus wreck in the master closet. (Just kidding. No cheap snakes from Mr. Tim's house were harmed in the photographing of this domestic incident.)

On Wednesday, after Benjamin's synagis shot, Andrew and I went by Namma's school to eat lunch with her. In between a bite of chicken McNugget and a French fry, Andrew stood up and announced, "I have to poo poo." He walked six steps into Mom's bathroom and said, "Namma, come help me poo poo!" We were both really excited that he might *finally* pee or poop on the toilet. But, alas, all I got was a cute picture. I think he was just fascinated with the short toilet. Aren't we all?

Dad and son, going out for a CVS run. Did I mention that I love having a CVS one minute down the road?

Does anyone know what 6EAMBWO spells? Andrew knows but he's not telling. He came up with this one all on his own. He was pointing to the letters and adding an extra sound to the end. This is probably because we've been talking about days on the calendar and he's interested in 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.

And here is a short video of it. Ah, the cuteness of a toddler. He didn't know I was taping him, and when he sees me, it's just adorable. The best part of this video, however, has got to be watching Andrew watch the video. He knows he's cute. **Be sure to pause the music at the bottom of the page first!!**

Blackmail picture anyone?

And then we spelled a real word. He first put the letters backwards and spelled "TAB," but we fixed it.

You know I had to include an adorable Benjamin picture, too!! Oh, by the way, we met with the occupational therapist to see if Benjamin qualified for OT services based on how he was (or wasn't) eating solid foods. But it kind of was just a precaution and a way to get a baseline. He is doing SO much better and she was actually quite impressed with him. So, YAY! Right before she left, I was holding Benjamin, and she held out her inkpen vertically in front of him. He looked at it carefully and then reached out and grabbed it with both hands! My heart swelled. :) She and I talked about when he should increase his solids from two to three times a day, when he should start finger foods and a sippy cup, etc. It was a great visit.

That's all for tonight. Thanks for all your encouragement earlier in the week when I was feeling a little down. I'm so glad I don't have to go through this alone. Hugs to you all!!


Diana said...

I need you to send Andrew over to help Emma with ABCs she is being resistant. Every time she sees a letter she says look mom words and letters. I am like yeah which ones??? I am so glad to hear to the good news on B. If I can get my ducks in a row I am to try rice cereal with Ellie today. It is her 5 month birthday. I hope to video it. If Paul helps. I miss you guys!! Whats is up with yall tomorrow?

Stephanie said...

just catching up on your blog since I got home! loved this one. Andrew is a good boy and so cute.
Glad the snake is ok.
Got your SUPER-cute Christmas card.
Love you!!

Christia said...

Awww! Andrew is adorable! And so is Benjamin. I'm so happy he's doing well with the OT stuff!!! Yay!

PS I watched a TON of iCarly on Saturday ;)

susan mathews said...

hey Angela,
This is susan mathews, not sure if you remember me back from high school/college/ joyce's wedding time. seems like a lifetime ago.

i just wanted to let you know how much i enjoy your blogs. i've laughed so hard at the pics, and cried too over the emotions. i guess you know about my firstborn, Philip, who was born with many craniofacial deformities. anyways, we've learned that just like benjamin braveheart and andrew are beautiful, lovable, amazing gifts from God with a definite purpose and calling, each and every child matters. if you've not already, check us out and let me know your thoughts on my

God bless you and your family! susan

Stephanie said...

dude, time to update! I am tired of being disappointed!!

Stephanie said...

dude, time to update! I am tired of being disappointed!!

Jen said...

Hey Angela! Precious pics and Video!!! HUGS! I am sorry that you have felt down lately! Just know that you and your family are VERY loved. I think about you and your family all of the time. Your blog makes me smile :). Merry Christmas and God Bless you girl!