Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hugs and Kisses

For several weeks now, Ethan has let us know, regularly, that he's "mad at us" for various things. Usually, it's because he doesn't get something he wants right away. Anyway, at first, he wouldn't give me a hug or kiss after he said he was mad. I would act very sad over this. Then the other day, instead of the usual "I'm mad at you, and I'm not giving you hugs and kisses" - he changes the last part and hugs and kisses me. "But I'm still mad at you" he says. Now he always says, "I'm mad at you, but I'll still give you hugs and kisses!" I know, he always seems to be mad at me for something these days, but at least I'm still getting my hugs and kisses.
Casey laughs and says I hold out on the hugs and kisses too, when I'm mad. No way.

Ethan is our snuggle bug. He gives and gets hugs and kisses all day long. He tells me he loves me all the time - at random moments. I love it. I was at my friends house the other day, and Ethan was running around with her son on a playdate. He comes running after Derek around the corner, sees me and stops to say, "Mom, I love you." and off he went again. She thought it was the sweetest thing. I agree. In fact, he just walked over from his movie to put his arms around me, for no apparent reason. How lucky can a mom be?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Skinny Winnie

If only I could have a doctors orders to add fat, butter, cream, mucho calories to everything I eat because I was too skinny. Alas, it's not MY doctors orders, it's for Alisea. She's just a skinny winnie. She has had some craziness on the growth chart, so off to the nutritionist we went. I think she's just gonna be skinny, because even with all the added fat, she's still just getting taller, but not fatter. We have a weight check tomorrow - so we'll see if what we've done so far has made any difference. If our home scale is somewhat accurate, it's not gonna be pretty. I wish I had a good picture of her Uncle Darin - then they'd shut up and let her just be skinny - it's in the genes! Needless to say, we were off to Old Navy for pants with elastic waist cincher thingys!

So that was our news.

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