Sunday, October 15, 2006

bye bye binky

Nathalie has loved her binky dearly....around the time I discovered I was pregnant with William we started to limit the use to naptime and bedtime, or when she was hurt severly upset etc.....I told myself I would never force her to give it up as many toddlers her age need things such as this for comfort, especially with a new baby coming. When William came along she increasingly would use it more and more and I was ok with that. When I returned to work at the end of July Sam and My schedule became opposite of one another and with him being away on Friday and Saturday nights (working) I have allowed Nathalie to come and sleep with William and I to her this is the ultimate treat, when daddy gets home he moves her to her bed and such is our weekly routine. I have found that when I am the one in charge of the bedtime routine I often become frustrated in the SEARCH OF THE BINKY. Friday night was one of these nights so I looked at Nathalie and I said "Lets just go lay down in Mama's bed" she said "ok.blankie. where's binkie" I said well hunny your binky took a vacation. she said "ok" and we made it through night one without the binky. she asked for it a couple of times during the day yesterday and I said "they are all gone now" she never cried she never asked again.... Last night she slept without it again and today even took a nap without it! So this my friends is Nathalie's farewell to the binky!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Mama is on the computer finally

Life runs away from me. the seconds, the minutes, the hours, the days, the weeks, the months, the years! Originally when I started our family blog I commited myself to at least one post a week and I was blowing that out of the water! and then recently I have become busier as my innocent newborn has become an exploriative infant who will a) attack the keyboard while in my lap or b) scoot backwards across whichever room he is left alone in! So now my computer time has become extremely limited to the 5 minutes I have alone to myself while both kids sleep simutanously one time a week! No I'm not even half way joking, I wish I was! sort of anyways, I love every moment with them I do! Today we went to playgroup and it was fantastic, it was suppose to be a craft day but the mom who was going to host was sick so we ended up at a park, which Nathalie loved. and i loved. i loved this park because it was completely surronded by fences with one way in and one way out! it was amazing to be able to let Nathalie run wherever she wanted exploring and plyaing with her friends. trying to get her to leave 2 hours later wasn't an easy task, but I know in time it will get easier. I hope. ok well friends I'm outta time as William is beginning to stir! ttyl~E

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


This weeks theme at is Fall, and although this picture of Nathalie is from Last Fall, I found it so appropriate for the theme that I had to post it !

5 months old

Dear Son

Today you are 5 months old, and I can hardly believe it. In the blink of an eye the past 5 months have passed us by! You are getting to be so big, already 18 pounds! The interactions between you and your big sister please me and bring a smile to my face on a daily basis! You scoot all over the place and roll like crazy! You have learned to blow rasberries with your tounge and love to hear yourself squeal! Its amazing to me that you are already trying to do things like sit up and crawl and in the same moment it frightens me tremendously, am I really ready to be the mother to 2 mobile children? um I think not! Ha! You are a bundle of joy! The other day I was calling you Liam because when Nathalie says your name it comes out (weeeammm) so i thought (as I did before your birth as well) that Liam was a great nickname,! Your dad took one look at me and said yes that is a nice nickname, but his name is William (well I stand corrected, yet he can call you chunky mc chunkerston and thats ok? lol) ! Honestly you are a William it suits you so well, and I am so use to calling you William that no nickname fits in my eyes! You are your own person and as your Dad and I have discussed many times, we will call you whatever you want to be called! I love you dear son and I cannot believe 5 months has already passed us by!