Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Good Day

Yesterday Noah and I had such a great day.  This was a bit of a surprise to me since he didn't nap at all.  Those kind of days are usually marked for disaster in every way possible; but fortunately his spirits were happy and content all the way through until bedtime . . .

After a couple of morning errands we came home just in time for lunch, the Little League World Series game (we've been following along faithfully), and some art.  Noah and I had seen an art project on one of his favorite shows, Calliou.  It looked easy enough and fun enough, so we planned on making it a part of our day.  Boy was Noah giddy over the whole thing.  And the best part, for me anyway, was just sitting with him and enjoying his company.  Most days I am busy with chores or just stuff.  I hear his little voice and chat back and forth with him all day long . . . But my attention is never just on him; being focused on his choice of words, his facial expressions, his content with just sitting with me and engaging in an activity.  Noah is such a smart, imaginitive, and fun little boy - I feel so lucky to be able to spend these days with him.  I need to remember to sit with him more, even amid the chores I have, and just enjoy him!  Yesterday I did just that, and I wonder if that made all the difference in his good mood that lasted all day through.

So here's a conversation between Noah and I while we were painting . . .

Noah:  Mom, when is your birthday?
Me:  It's soon, but mum-mum Judy's is before mine.
Noah:  Oh, for your birthday I am going to buy you a surprise!  It's going to be so great.  I'm going to buy you a new muffin pan because daddy says that the one you use isn't good anymore. 
Me:  Oh really . . . Who is the gift for again?
Noah:  For you mom!  But it's a surprise!  I'm not telling anyone, not daddy, or Nicholas, or mum-mum or Poly.  Only you get to know my surprise secret.
Me:  Oh wow Noah!  Thank you for telling me :0)  (Of course I have a huge smile of adoration on my face for this little boy at this very moment).
Noah:  Your welcome mama.  I only tell you because you're the one I tell all my secrets too!

Now that . . . made my day.  Noah is the best!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Yes hello . . . Has it really been over a month since I've posted anything on this here ole' blog?  I suppose it has.  We had a wonderful summer; and now we are back into the ole' school routine.  Both the boys are now attending school; I now have a 7th grader and a pre-schooler.  Wow! 

Nicholas' attitude toward school is still the same, he doesn't like that he has to go.  And Noah just wishes he could go everyday.  These two are unbelieveably at different spectrums when it comes to school.  But I, kinda, get Nicholas' attitude.  I mean, really, what kid really likes school at this age?  But I still try to encourage him to find something positive out of his day, out of his teachers, and out of his school workload.  However, I don't think he has.  A mom can keep on wishin' can't she?  :0)

Oh and Mister Noah . . . This sweet and spunky boy of mine wants to be dropped off at the school curb :0)  He really is Mister Independent, my heart swells with pride and breaks alittle too - all at the same time.  Noah goes to pre-school 2 days out of the week for just a few hours.  Everyday I stand outside his classroom and I can hear his little voice speak out of turn in pure excitement and delight.  He absolutely loves going to school and when I walk into his classroom to wait for my hug he has the most fantastic and sincere smile on his face.  He always looks happy to see me, yet when I ask him if he missed me, his reply has been the same since day one, "Hmmm no, not really."  Well . . . As long as he was having a wonderful time then I am okay with that!  But I sure miss him though!

Of course I have pictures of these wonderful milestones in our boys' life.  But as luck would have it, our main computer is down and loading pictures onto Nicholas' laptop is a pain.  I hope to have our main computer serviced shortly so I can share how handsome the boys looked on their first days of school :0)

I can't believe we are at the end of August.  We'll be entering fall soon, ha - whatever fall is to Californians :0)  I love summer, it's, easily, one of my favorite seasons.  But I must say I always look forward to the changing of the seasons. 

And now, on to get my 7th grader prepared for a productive day of school.  Happy Wednesday and it's good to be back, blogging again!