Monday, July 17, 2006

Full Swing of Summer

It is hot in Texas in the summer. I guess I have known this for many years, but for whatever reason the memories seem to be a little like childbirth. You forget how hard it was and just remember the wonderful parts until it gets hellishly hot again and begin to curse your bad memory. I guess this year we have gotten off somewhat easy in that it is now mid July and we are just getting into the real 100 degree plus days. That fun memory thing is in full gear as I am glad not to be pregnant this summer, but for whatever reason last summer didn't bother me much.

The contents of the boxes have started to find their way to their ultimate homes and while there is still a list of projects to complete we are really enjoying being home. It goes without saying that the kids love the pool and Super Son has become quite the swimmer. He dives off the side and swims down to pick up toys off the steps and bottom. Just the other day I heard "Watch me Mom...Are you watching?" and could barely contain my smile and laugh. I remember so vividly saying the same thing (over and over) and being so concerned that my audience wasn't attentive enough or adequately impressed with my new feat.

We have also ventured fearlessly into the realm of superherodom. Is that actually a place? I think it is more a state of mind and one where my precious son spends a lot of time. He is super strong, super speedy and don't forget mom "your super power is invisibility" At least we are all in for this adventure. Miss Thing too who is sometimes super noisy and other times super fast...for a baby that is. I am just counting my blessings that he hasn't jumped off of anything higher than the couch. The super strong Super Son sometimes likes lifting up his sister which is very cute but stressful for everyone else. Okay stressful for me and Hero Husband. Miss Thing thinks it is pretty funny. At first she got the look on her face like a cat who is being schlepped around by a two year old and then started laughing hysterically. No that didn't do much for the don't hurt your sister dissertation I was delivering in the background.

Miss Thing in all of her cuteness got two more teeth. Uppers this time, however, they happen to be vampire teeth vs the usual front teeth. Okay just a little funny until she begins hissing. Thankfully I made a little movie of her doing this because I am fairly certian no one would believe me. Sadly she has now outgrown the hissing, but the vampire teeth are still there in all their glory. Hero Husband and I noticed yesterday that her front left tooth is getting ready to break the surface (no I haven't been getting too much sleep thank you very much). I found myself a little sad at the prospect of her funny little smile being a little more toothy. That has passed only to be replaced by big girl pajamas. Let me explain...My little girl is still so little that she doesn't keep the covers on when she sleeps and to keep her nice and comfy she sleeps in long sleeve, zip up the front footie pajamas. She has had a little growth spurt recently and is in need of the next size (9-12 month). Off we go to Walmart (who has the best price on the brand I like) and I can't find them in her size. When I inquired I was told that all of the PJ's for 12 months and up were over there (accompanied by a pointing gesture). I complied and walked over "there" only to be horrified that "there" was a rack of big girl pajamas. As in Dora the explorer and nemo separates. No footies, no long sleeves, no more sweet baby pajamas eeekkk.. Hero Husband's response "I think she was getting hot anyway" It doesn't help that she is standing and letting go as she finds her balance and considers beginning to walk. I have had to say a few more times than I would like in the last few days "Stay little...please" to which I usually get a gleeful smack in the face while "someone" tries to remove my earrings. I love her, find glory in her accomplishments, even love her changes but still find it sad as it happens before my eyes. I do hereby reserve my right to hit Gymboree and pay ridiculous prices for footie Pj's in the winter.

In the next edition - Hero Husband has gone vegan... will the rest of the house follow?
Enough already... now more pictures


  1. Great pictures of fabulous kids!
    Susan and Matthew (who are blog checking)

  2. Oh my gosh they're getting big !!!! (sniff)

    And they are so cute.

    I remember all of us diving for toys at the bottom of our new pool :). I'm so glad Alex gets the same thing.

    You think you're hot!

    Dubai is 120 degrees in the shade.

    Eddie did WHAT? Vegan? I see...he's crossed over to the enlightened side...after all those years of making fun of me...oh well, better late than never. Now we have to work on the political affiliations :)

    Big hug and kiss from the Arabian Desert!