Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I'm hooked...

on this baby!
God KNEW what He was doing when he picked me to be this sweet angel's mama. We have such a precious bond that I couldn't have dreamed up on my own. He has the sweetest disposition. I feel like I can't truly explain but I'll try. 
He is so compassionate and caring. For example, when one of the kids in his daycare cries, he walks over and tries to console them. He does the same with LG. He will walk over, pat her on the back, and say in his sweet little whispered voice, "It's ok." When I come to get him from daycare in the afternoon, he runs to me when he sees me with the biggest smile on his face and screams, "Mama!" I pick him up and he buries his face in my shoulder and pats me on the back. Then he'll study my face for a minute like he is just so happy to see me right here in front of his face and then he'll hug me again. :) When he does something that he's not supposed to do, like say "No!" when I tell him to stop doing something, all I have to do is look at him with a disappointed face and he'll run over and hug my leg and say, "Mama." He would never intentionally do something wrong. He has the normal toddler curiosity and he will think about doing something he's not supposed to but he rarely ever follows through with it. You know how toddlers go through that phase where they "hit" you when you make them mad? He will swat at you~staying just far enough away as not to hit you but also trying to let out some frustration. I think it is so cute! :)
Every night as part of our bedtime routine we read one book, rock to one song, and then I'll lay him in his bed and sit on the floor next to it and rub his back or his hand for one more song. That last song gets me EVERY TIME! I mean it! Every night we listen to the CD, Sing Over Me.
It is a compilation of worship songs and lullabies. All the songs are so sweet but #3 in particular has me in tears every night. Part of the lyrics are:
"How can I thank you? What can I bring? What can these poor hands lay at the feet of a King?" and every time I hear it, I look at Carson and think, how can I ever thank God enough for this precious gift He has given to me? And the tears of joy start flowing! See...I'm tearing up right now. Pathetic, I know. :)
I feel like I've done some damage around my rib cage from either coughing for a couple of weeks through a sinus infection and picking Carson up (he weighs 38 lbs) kind of aggravates it but I.CAN'T.STOP. I just love holding him. And he wants to be held all the time. Fine with me! :) Andy always calls me a sucker because I will pick him up whenever he asks. So what?!~I absolutely love it!!!! I am going to relish the time that I can hold him because one day he won't want me to hold him. I regret not holding LG more when she was a baby and I refuse to feel that way with this one!
I will never be able to thank God enough for blessing me with the gift of being a mother and specifically picking out the babies He would place in my life. He is amazing and knows ALL things!

Friday, March 7, 2014

A February picture compilation

So February was a came and went with no real event~hard to believe since someone is usually injured or making a life changing decision in the Adair family. Alas, nothing big, just a lot of little happenings.
This past Monday everybody was off work and out of school because of the "ice storm" we had. The kids drive me crazy at this age, 1) because Carson is into EVERYTHING and 2) because LG never stops talking. I have to confine Carson when it's time to play so he won't use his car to climb onto this changing table or draw on the wall with a pen he found in a drawer when my head was turned for literally a quarter of a second, or whatever else. And when the two are together, it's chaos sooooo, we made sure to include a playroom in this new house, one that was all by itself upstairs where the kids could go and I could NOT. However, they don't want to be up there without, isn't that just rude! I mean I had 2 so they could play with each other and they still insist that I am with them at ALL times!!!
So, Monday when it was too cold and wet to go outside, we spent some of the day upstairs and this is some of the fun that was had:
Carson tackling LG~Chloe's right there too
Carson trying to bite LG
Finally, all tired of rolling around so they stopped to watch Olivia
Watching the snow and wishing they could go out and play but it was entirely too wet and soggy with our new sod.
It's hard to believe that the Saturday before we were all outside in our backyard playing with no jackets on because it was in the 60's!
One night, Andy needed to get some bushes in the ground and the kids wanted to help. So stinkin' sweet!
I threw a shower for one of my oldest and dearest friends, Alisha, a couple of weeks ago. We have been friends since 5th grade, took countless trips together, I basically lived with her on the weekends in middle and high school, we lived together in an apartment in grad school for 3 years. We have been through a lot together. She was the Maid of Honor in my wedding and I will be the Matron of Honor in hers in two weeks.
Melissa (her SIL), Alisha, me, and my mama 
Speaking of oldest and dearest friends~LG and her friend Taylor have been friends since the day LG was born (they were probably unaware :). They were born one day apart in the same hospital and her mom and I are great friends. Even though they don't live here anymore, I hope to be able to visit them often and hope the girls will remain close as they grow up.
We went out to eat last weekend and I got a to-go box. Carson decided he needed it for his fries and silverware. LOL!
We've been trying to get out and walk some through the neighborhood in an attempt to meet some of our neighbors. LG usually pulls the wagon but by this time in the walk, she had decided she would rather ride too.
LG and her daddy have an awesome relationship, which I prayed for. Here they are having a Valentine's day sucker together and watching some Peppa Pig.
All in all, February was a fun family month. Looking forward to March madness!