Sunday, November 30, 2008

Shopping With Dylan

Dylans first word was HI! And boy did he like to say Hi. Everywhere to was Hi, or a real long draw out HIIIII-E, then it was Heyyyy, usually after about three Hi's to someone with no response.. Heath and I love to shop so of course Dylan has spent a lot of time in stores riding in the cart browsing with daddy and I. Every person that past or was next to us Dylan said Hi to and he didn't stop with just one Hi...he would keep saying it over and over. It was really cute and sometimes sad. I can't believe all the people out there that don't say hi back to a precious little baby in a shopping cart with a joyful smile on his innocent face saying Hi. Heath and I would have to laugh because the ones that didn't say Hi back right away would get a couple different toned 'Hi's ' followed by Im trying to make eye contact with you 'Heyyyy '! Then he would look at me with these sad little eyes like mama why don't they want to talk to me. I guess that is one of the jobs of a parent is to keep them hopefully and happy even when disappointment happens. I sometimes feel sorry for the polite people that do say hi right away because Dylan's game then turns to lets see how many times we can say Hi back and fourth. He is such a funny, loving little stinker butt.
My friend Jenna works at target and Dylan loves his Nenna. So yes Target is a whole new experience now. The minute we get in the door he starts hollering NenNa! Na! Na! NenNa! The whole time until we either leave or until we find her. I think he knows when he sees her he is going to get out of the cart, play with all her beeps and gadgets and touch everything mommy says not to (haha)
After the first couple times we went through Dylan hollering for Jenna I now call to make sure she is working; if she isn't I skip target. He doesn't do this at all stores, just Target. Today I didn't even get the car parked and he was hollering her name. He is such a little smarty pants.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Before I Was A Mom

Before I was a Mom I never learned the words to a lullaby.I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on.Pooped on.Drooled on.Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.I slept all night.I never looked into teary eyes and cried.I never got gloriously happy over a simple little grin. I never sat up for hours watching a baby sleep. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of hav! ing my heart outside my body. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. I had never known the warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

We should always listen to him- Screwdriver

This is my first child, and I know everyone thinks their children are amazing, but this little turkey of mine amazes me daily. The other day I dropped him off at Grandpa's while I went to work. Grandpa told him that Grandma wanted him to find the screwdriver(missing piece to one of his puzzles). All day Dylan was pointing down stairs to Grandpa. Which the hallway is blocked off and Dylan is never in that end of the house. Therefore Grandpa new the screwdriver wasn't downstairs. When Grandma got home from work she asked Dylan where the screwdriver was. Once again he pointed downstairs. After awhile of thinking Grandma remembered that she put his tricycle downstairs the night before. Sure enough she went downstairs and in the seat compartment was the missing puzzle piece. For 19 months old. I would say I am going to have to always listen to my little turkey