Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Just Like Mom

My parents are in the process of building a new home. Pretty soon they will sell my childhood home and move about an hour north of us. I have mixed emotions about the whole thing. But that's for a different time. As they are preparing to sell their home they are cleaning out the attic, closets, shed, ect. and dumping giving all of kiddios our childhood mementos. Most of it is  crap priceless childhood memories... oh who am I kidding it's crap, but some of it is really amazing.

One of those amazing things is a notebook my mother kept. Every night while I was in the bath my mom wrote down the day's happenings. She talked about funny stuff Darci said, things Stephen did, and all my first.  It is really amazing to go back and read about what my family's daily life was like all those years ago.

I want this blog to have aspects of that. Maybe one day Eli will go back and read about how mommy was sure she was ruining her baby when he had colic and screamed 8 hours a day. Or how Ryan almost had a heart attack when he climbed on top of the bar stool and tried to jump off. Maybe he will, maybe he won't but either way I want to write it down for me to cherish. Just like my mom.

So much has happened in the past several months. We had our first (and hopefully last)  hospital stay. I will have to post on that later, Eli had his second Christmas- he was not impressed by opening presents, and so many other daily triumphs. Eli is still not "talking" but he is adding things that sound like words to his vocabulary. I am so proud of how hard he is working on language. He really watches our mouth as we speak sometimes and tries to mimic. The other day he was playing with nesting cups and got all 6 in order and he looked right at me, with the biggest grin ever and said "I DID IT!" Well he left off the the t in it, but clear as a bell. The kid won't say mama but "I did it", no sweat. He amazes me.

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