Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Come See the World's Largest Woman Attempt To Keep Her Toddler Busy!

While I’ve been quite busy attempting to become the world’s largest woman, we’ve also managed to squeeze in a few other events in the last month or so.
Does anyone know the number to Guinness Book of World Records? Because-clearly.

We took Tyson to Lego Land at Mall of America. He rarely plays with his blocks at home and last year Lego Land held his attention for all of 2 minutes.  Clearly we were grasping at straws to prevent us all going to stir crazy.

What a difference a year can make. He could have easily lasted 2 hours in Lego Land this year. Cheap and easy-my kind of date.
We built a tent at home. A big one with two blankets, a table, pillows, flashlights and books.

And then we realized that Mommy was too big to fit in it, so Tyson had to read his books to himself.
We made pizza at home and watched the Superbowl.

See above about attempting to become the world’s largest woman.
We enrolled Tyson in a Community Ed gym class with his cousins Tyler and Brody. Last week they played Duck, Duck, Grey Duck and What Time Is it Mr. Fox? Tyson had a blast and is already excited for the next session.

Here’s hoping the physical activity will help combat any of my bad pregnancy eating habits that might have rubbed off on him. I’m not in the running for having the world’s largest toddler.

We're soaking up our last few days as a family of three and counting down the arrival to our baby girl.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Letter To The Big Brother


In just a few short weeks, your baby sister will arrive. You’re well aware of the fact that Mommy has a baby in her tummy, but  I’m not entirely certain you understand just what’s in store for you. Can I tell you a secret? Mommy’s not sure what’s in store for her either. I do know that both of our lives are about to change immensely. The next few months will be full of uncertainty just as they were when you were born.  It will be chaotic and hectic and challenging and amazing.

Please remember during this crazy time that you will always be my baby. My first born. My little boy. Having a baby sister will not change that.  I will still love you with all of my heart. I will still think of you when I wake up and before I go to sleep. I will still worry about you, take pride in you, and find joy in you. I will always have time for you and I will always be there for you.

I know you will be an amazing big brother.  You are kind, empathetic, loving, and helpful.  Your sister is lucky. Being the big brother is a big responsibility-your sister will come to you for advice and protection. She will tell you things that she would never tell Mommy and Daddy.  Be nice to her and always look out for her.  Stick up for her and teach her to be like you.

Your sister will be your best friend. It might not seem like it at first, but trust me- she’ll soon be your new playmate and your partner in crime.  She’ll help you build forts and go swimming with you. She’ll stay up late with you to watch for Santa Clause. She’ll play games with you when you’re bored. She’ll get you in trouble. She’ll help you stay out of trouble. In the end, your best memories will be the ones with your sister by your side.

So bear with me little buddy.  A little over two years ago, you made me a Mommy. You have shown me unconditional love and taught me patience. You’ve taught me how to relax and shown me what’s important. In the past two years, there were days I cried with frustration and moments when I sobbed with happiness. You’ve given me the best job in the world. I will be a Mommy for the rest of my life.  In a few short weeks, a Mommy to both you and to your sister. Always remember, it was YOU who paved the road for me on this amazing journey.   In return, I hope to give you your best friend-your baby sister.

I love you.



It's a work in progress, but if you don't die from the cuteness you're probably seriously flawed. Or missing a heart. Or a brain.