Tuesday, January 29, 2008

see the resemblance?

They even make the same expressions.

Monday, January 28, 2008


You can already tell Aiden and Sky have bonded. He makes her laugh and she indulges him with her undivided attention. He performs for her constantly - jumping off the couch, standing upside down, making funny faces, rubbing food all over his face, singing, dancing and otherwise just being silly. I have to say, when I'm really busy, its nice to have Aiden entertain her (also keeps him out of trouble)...but then sometimes I hear Sky squealing and I know her patience has worn thin.

Little Sky hasn't been feeling well. She has had a very bad cold so she is super congested. She has the hardest time at night because laying flat doesn't let the mucus drain. Last night she and I sat in my closet for a couple of hours so that she could get some time sitting upright without waking up daddy and Aiden.

I really have a hard time with either of the kids are sick. It really just breaks my heart to see them struggle with breathing and not know how to clear their nose or throat. I've been using a bulb syringe and that helps a little (especially if Adam does it because I'm too much of a wimp to really put it up her nose). I could sit up all night watching her and making sure she's breathing comfortably.

Someone sent me the following poem via email and I really think it's right on so I'm posting it here even though, I don't like to post other people's work on my blog but I'll make an exception for this one:

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
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
having my heart outside my body...
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
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.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
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 .

-- unknown

I LOVE being Aiden and Sky's Mom. I don't know what I've done in my life that was so good that god gave me these two perfect little people to love and take care of...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sky can sit!

You heard it hear first, people! Little Sky can sit up on her own!

Sky loves sitting independently. From the sitting position she has a much better view of things. I can imagine being held all the time is tiring for babies too.

I like this picture. There is a similar picture of me from when I was six months old...we look a lot alike.

I call her my little Boasin (pronounced Boa Sin). When I'm really feelin' it I call her "Boa-ah-ah-ah-ah-sin". The word come from the French word of boison (drink). She is like a refreshing drink to me.

her bodyguard

I love Sky's expression in this picture. She looks so cool, content, and comfortable as if she is a Hollywood celebrity protected by her personal bodyguard.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

we encourage sharing

We encourage Aiden to share his toys, his food, and even attention. Well, he'll be first to remind you that sharing goes both ways. The other day Uncle Dullah was in town for his birthday. He and his friends threw a big party somewhere downtown. On Sunday night we threw uncle Dullah and small birthday dinner and party. Aiden very generously offered to share uncle Dullah's birthday with him. He got to help blow out the candles and we sang happy birthday to Dullah and Aiden (remember Aiden's birthday was two months ago!). Why not? By the way, he sings the song "happy birthday" remarkably well.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

angelina lips

Aunt Meghan says Sky has Angelina Jolie lips...in about eighteen years people will be talking about "Sky Rossi lips".

Our little Sky...

I wonder what she's wishing for.

Sky wearing her most comfortable pajamas -- handed down from Aiden. This little girl is growing so fast that I have a very hard time keeping up with her clothes. She has been outgrowing her clothes just about every two months.

beep beep, beep beep

That's Sky's Aiden radar...she's constantly scanning the room for Aiden. She LOVES to watch her brother. I sit her in the middle of the room and watch her turn on her butt 360 degrees following Aiden's every move.

keeping warm after bath

Sky still takes her daily bath in the kitchen sink. Its just a lot easier on my back. I do look forward Aiden and Sky taking a bath together and having fun. Perhaps this summer when Sky turns one I can give it a shot...

Here's Sky after her bath. She loves to be bundled up in a warm towel while I lotion and massage her arms, legs, back, and chest. Like Aiden she really enjoys her infant massage. I love squeezing those sweet little chunky arms and legs.

She is so calm, sweet and delicious after bath...I could just eat her up.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

first REAL snow experience

From what I can recall, this is Aiden's first REAL snow experience. Last year he was too little to enjoy the snow and didn't even want to touch it. This year as soon as he saw the white stuff coming down he was begging to go outside.

I dressed him in his snow suite, stocking hat (daddy just picked up at the mall) and boots and he was ready for the winter wonderland. He couldn't believe how the snow covered everything. He was very concerned about the snow covering our cars. He helped me clean my car off.

Adam made a snowball and threw it our house. The snowball happened to hit the window and that concerned Aiden very much. He was talking about it for a long time.

Oh yeah and he was very concerned about his playing ground being covered with snow.

So much to discover in life...your boots leave prints when you walk through the snow..

Saturday, January 12, 2008

starting solids

Sky turned six (6) months on the 11th this month so I started her on solids. Her first solid food was avocado. She wasn't crazy about it but she also didn't refuse it. Her second food was rice cereal and as expected she loved it. With each spoonful she'd smack her little lips. I plan on staying with green vegetables for the first two weeks, then yellow vegetables (sweet potato, carrots and squash) then on to fruits. I am determined to make sure she is a fan of vegitables. Aiden loves fruit but is not so crazy about vegetables. I think it may be because we started him on fruit first, vegetable second. Anyway...another parenting experiment.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

my classroom

Here is Aiden showing off his classroom. He loves to walk me around his classroom and show me where certain activities take place. It's very sweet because he seems so proud of his classroom.