Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Same old


So what is new? Why nothing. In fact lately my days are all very much the same. I get up at pretty much the same time, I feed Sawyer at pretty much the same times, I put Will down for a nap at the same time, and I go to bed at the same time. Without having to worry about classes the days all tend to run into one another. Sometimes I truly can't remember what day of the week it is--and don't even bother asking me the date because I don't know. I must say that my evenings are a lot less stressful when I don't have any particular agenda that I have to follow the next day...and no homework that I have to get done before going to bed!

I put Will down for a nap today and he stayed up there for about 2 1/2 hours talking to himself. Today he was saying "Mommy, come back!" and "Grandma Dickerson!" and "Uncle Kyle" and "snow hat" over and over. (He wore a knit cap outside the other day because Bryce had a work BBQ and the high temp was only 57--and he has been wearing it ever since--including to bed last night.) The other day he lasted 3 1/2 hours before I gave up and got him out. He wasn't crying or anything...he just talks to himself. Today, however, I heard some noises and next thing I know Will walks into the family room looking triumphant and very pleased with himself. He has never gotten out of his crib by himself before. He has gotten himself into his crib, but never out. I have a feeling my peaceful afternoons are over. Will woke up at about 5 a.m. this morning yelling "I'm hungry!" which wasn't all that surprising since he didn't eat anything yesterday. I just wish he would decide he was hungry at some normal hour of the day.

A few weekends ago we drove to Idaho to make sure that Megan made it up there without her new old car breaking down. We stopped at Craters of the Moon on the way back and Will had a great time. If you've never heard of it Craters of the Moon is a park where a bunch of old volcanoes have spewed lava all over. There are a bunch of tunnels and caves and black lava as far as you can see. Will fell asleep on the way there and when he woke up we told him we were on the moon and I think he really thought we were. He really liked going in the cave and is still talking about "spelunking" on the moon.

The other night I was taking Will upstairs to bed and he was resisting. As we got closer to the stairs he turned around and shouted over my shoulder "See you later Sawyer!" He is such a funny kid. He is at that stage where he repeats EVERYTHING he hears. A few weeks ago after church he took off out the door and into the parking lot when someone went out. I chased him down and told him that he couldn't go in the parking lot by himself because he might get hurt and mommy would be very sad. Just then an older lady from the Relief Society presidency came over and was talking to me and Will kept pulling on her dress and saying "Mommy's sad!" over and over. So the R.S. presidency probably thinks I am severely depressed or something!

My little sister Mollie watched the boys last weekend while Bryce and I went to a movie and she told me that at one point in the evening she told Will that he was silly. Will walked over to her and said "Noo, I'm awfully cute!" The other day I was tossing him a baseball and he was trying unsuccessfully to hit it and after every miss he would announce "Almost! Good job kiddo!" It is nice to know he has good self-esteem. :-)

Sawyer started smiling a couple weeks ago, but his smiles are few and far between. Sometimes when he is awake and happy he will be pretty smiley for about 5 minutes. He is a much more serious kid than Will ever was. He is also a much calmer child than Will ever was. He is a very sweet baby. It will be interesting to see how they interact as they get older. I've already predicted that Sawyer will be my child saying "Will, Mommy told us not to do that!" Sawyer had his 2 month check-up the other day. He had a little bit of a fever but they went ahead and gave him his vaccines anyways. He got 6 of them poor guy! He weighed in at 10 lbs 5 oz. He moved up from the 2nd percentile to the 16th percentile in weight.

Will loves to play with other kids, but unfortunately he doesn't get to all that often. After church on Sunday we were chatting with some friends in the hall who have a little girl who is about a year older than Will. Will was talking to her and telling her all about the quarterback, receiver, and referees in football (Bryce has been teaching him). Then we heard him saying "You want to go to a baseball game Mari?"...only 2 and already asking the girls out.

That's about all the fun I can think of from our house. I've taken to watching the Food Network in the afternoon while cleaning up the house. I wish I had the time, money, equipment, and talent to make fancy, delicious food-- I will settle for watching other people do it I guess.

3 comments:

megan said...

Erin,
"I walked on the moon" has a "You can see yeast jumping" ring to it... you might wanna check that out before the kid gets too old.

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, that picture of Sawyer smiling is ah-dor-ah-ble!!! What a cutie. Will is such a little character. I love hearing stories about him. And I totally know what you mean about the date and weekday...not only do I have check the calendar often, but I am usually surprised by that I find there! Funny...

The Favorite said...

Erin!
I hope you don't mind me looking at your pictures from Jo's blog, your boys are adorable. Baby Sawyer is so sweet. I think it's always great to go to bed at night not worrying about any papers due or tests I have to take, but that I get to be a mom the next day! (Eliza)