I know that many, many people over the years have written you letters such as this. A lot of the time, they did it just to see if people would comment and tell them not to go. Well, that's not my intent. I have been a Xangan since 2003. I have recorded so many memories on this site, and it's been quite a ride! However, I am finally ready to move along, onto a better platform. Many people will tell me that I should move to Wordpress or tumblr, but I checked those out and didn't like them as much as Blogger, so yeah... I may be still behind the times, but at least I'm comfortable.
http://heyitsjade.blogspot.com is where you'll find me from now on.
Don't worry, Xanga, I'll come by to visit. I really like flipping through old posts and seeing what we were doing in the past. And you have been a dear friend for keeping track of all that for me. Speaking of dear friends, I can't forget to mention how this silly site has brought me new friends and brought me closer to the friends I already had. I have met amazing people, followed the lives of people I only THOUGHT I knew before and just overall had a great time being able to express myself in words and pictures. Thanks for the sweet memories, Xanga!
|Man, 5 months already? I know I say that every month, but geez... sooooo fast! I'm trying to remember what he's started doing this month, but it all kinda runs together. He's rolling over for sure. Blowing raspberries, and grabbing hold of anything that dares come near him! I've given him some rice cereal, which is LOVES! He is so interested in everything we put in our mouths, he wants it all! He still nurses ALL the time, such a little piggy! He slept for 8-9 hours straight three nites in a row, I was hoping that'd be his new normal, but it was only those three days. It's still not bad even when he wakes up usually, though, 'cause he'll eat and go right back to sleep. So... I can handle that. He's developed a big belly laugh... especially when Preston is being crazy or Daddy makes funny noises. Example:|
Funny faces in a dirty bathroom mirror.
And eight poorly pedicured (and extremely white!) feet in the soft grass on a summer evening.
|I'm married to a 32-year-old man!!! Michael's birthday was yesterday. Preston and I made him a Mint Chocolate Chip & Vanilla Icecream Cake. It was a lot of work, lots of layers involved - freezing and waiting and whatnot - and then it pretty much tasted like Mint Chocolate Chip icecream. Coulda saved myself a lot of trouble just serving him the icecream straight up. Oh well, the thought counts, right? And it looked nice!|
And my attempt at getting a nice photo of my boys all together, resulted in this:
LOL! Seriously, wow. Preston would not just look at me without making mean faces, so he got scolded and this is the picture I got. Yep.
We ended up dropping Preston off with Grandma & Grandpa Clark to spend the nite, then Michael, Callen and I went to Celebration Restaurant for dinner (yay birthday coupons!) It was kinda weird being there with just a baby, reminded us a lot of when we went there right after Preston was born. The food was yummy as usual, LOVE that place! After dinner we had to go clean the church... did that till 2am, then home for bed (at least for me). Not too much of an exciting birthday, but I guess that's what happens when you get old. Haha!
We got Michael a book he said he would like to read (y'know, if he ever got around to reading), the Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. I also happened to win him Texas Rangers tickets for all of the remaining home games this season! I sign up for all kinds of things all the time and never win, so when the email came in saying I had won... I really didn't believe it, and was very suspicious of the whole thing. But turns out it's true! Woo hoo!
|Preston made me breakfast the other morning!|
I woke up because I thought I heard the baby fussing. But he was asleep, it was the tv. Preston was up, sitting on the couch, watching Boo. I *think* he had just turned it on, but he informed me that he had been up for "hours!" He also said, "Your breakfast is over there, I made Poptarts!" I panicked for a second 'cause he's always wanting to use the toaster. But there was an unheated Blueberry Poptart laying at my place on the table, and remnants of an eaten Poptart at his. Whew!
That boy is growing up so fast! He can easily help himself to snacks (even when I tell him not to). He can get to anything in the kitchen (yikes!). He quite often gets up in the morning and sets about making himself a PBJ sandwich... only he isn't strong enough to open the jars so then he comes to wake me up. I get into the kitchen to find all of the necessities out on the table (peanut butter, jelly, bread, and KNIFE!). He's also very helpful at getting things for me when I'm tied down with Callen. He enjoys helping entertain Callen, as best he can, so I can take a potty break. We are still dealing with some out-right defiant behavior. There's a lot of whining and crying on a regular basis. But I often have to remind myself "he's only 4!" Sometimes he acts so big, it's easy to forget that. Then he reverts to 'acting his age' and it throws me off.
He's done so well with reading this summer. He still needs help with some words, but overall he can read to himself (and Callen!) just fine. I laid off the writing for now, not doing anything regularly at the moment... will probably start up in a few weeks as school is starting for everyone else.
Preston still adores his Little Brother. His favorite thing is playing in the floor with Callen. They have so much fun. Callen watches everything P does, and laughs and smiles so much when he's around. I hope and pray that they'll always enjoy each others company this much!
He wanted me to put this flower in water (it's from off our tree, they're all over our yard), I told him I would take a picture of it 'cause it would last longer that way.
Just an average nite at the Clarks' house...