Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mom of the Year

Yes, that is a plastic bag... on her head.  Inches away from her respiratory equipment.  The same kind of bag that often comes with a lil clause printed somewhere ''This is not a toy.  Suffocation Hazard.  Keep away from babies and small children.''

But she found it and voila! a hat!!  18 months old and already a Cutting Edge Fashion Designer, ahead of her time!!

Who wouldn't be proud?

Friday, June 12, 2009

I am a mother

I am a mother.
I kiss the boo boos to make them better.  
I hardly ever get more than 4 hours of solid sleep. 
I don't remember my last manicure.
I know the importance of bubbles and balloons.
My clothes are comfy and often stained.  
I never forget Teddy.  
I make the night safe and warm.  
Nothing I own is actually mine.  
I need to develop the patience of Job.
My heart is million times bigger than I knew it could be.  
I am a mother.

What about you?

Bling Bling!!

Nan The Beautiful and Great Writer, Friend and Mama gave me some Bling!  YAY for me :)  Thanks Nan :)  She thinks I'm charming!  Indeed.  Well that makes at least one person ;-)

This award is given to the writers of blogs that “are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

The trouble is, I don't have even 5 peeps to give it to that haven't already gotten it... far less for 8.

But I do have one.  Janelle is an old school friend.  We weren't that close in school, from what I remember, but we have formed a friendship now.  Albeit based on reading each others blogs.  But a friendship nonetheless.  And i'm guessing that's kinda the point of this one.  So Here Ya Go Janelle!  This one is for you :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The world according to toddlers

Firstly, this post is more for me... as a way of recording what I don't want to forget.  But come to think of it, isn't that the point of many mommy blogs?  So to anybody reading this: Hello!  This might be boring.

The Angel took her time to talk.  I hear its common with bi-lingual babies.  Or maybe she just had other more important things to work on.  But now that she has started, it seems that there are new words every day.  Many of them need decoding, but so far, it hasn't been too hard for me to figure them out.  

The cuteness factor of this would be improved 50-fold with a video, but so far, it seems that a Hollywood future is not in the cards for lil Miss Angel.  As soon as I grab it, she stops talking and wants to dismantle the camera instead.  Engineering maybe??  Or Photography?

So here is the world she lives in:
  • Apod - Ipod
  • Twee - TV
  • Pudah - Computer
  • Min or Miny - Milk
  • Tikki, Mow - Kitty.  Our cat died a little while ago, and she really misses him.  We hear this a lot.
  • Ohh Ohh - Dog
  • Peen - Plane
  • Boo boo - Bubbles
  • Ann - Hon (Me or her dad)
  • Annie - Honey (Me)
  • Whee - Slide
  • Peetee - Pretty (flowers)
  • Apu - Apple
  • Some - Can I have some please?
  • One! - Ok, how about just one then?
  • Boo -  Ball or bowl.  Maybe they are the same thing to her?
  • Pee pee - I just peed on the floor.
  • Dude - Juice
  • Cow - Cow or clouds
  • Moon - I want to look at the Baby Einstein / Baby Gallileo video.
  • Nee - Horse
  • Dodo - Can I look at Dora the Explorer?
  • Padah - Specifically the one where she sings Itsy Bitsy Spider.
  • Tuck - Help!  I'm stuck!
  • Bak - Let's go ride my bike.
  • Bikki - It's time for biscuits!
  • Tee - How about some cheese?  Or sometimes she wants a sip of my tea.  The whole ''Its hot'' thing didn't work, Nan.
  • Coookie - I give you 3 guesses what that one means ;-)
  • Daddy - Teddy.  
  • Ata - Aitah (Thank you, in Estonian)
And some others... but I don't want to bore you too much.  Nap time is almost up, and if I don't get some laundry done, tomorrow will be a nekkid day.  Not that I mind, but the neighbours might.

Ciao bambinos!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Reply to Tash :)

It has been forever and a day since I wrote anything here.  An email from Tash resulted in a reply which turned into this post.  Thanks Tash!!

I'm good!  The weather is mostly nice, so I'm outside with the Angel for most of the day digging in dirt and other fun things.  I've discovered that I love gardening!  Since I now have a huge back yard, I am Mrs. Farmer.  Apple Tree, cherry trees, lettuce, coriander, strawberries, blueberries, sunflowers and other pretty flowers whose names I don't know, but they looked pretty in the pictures on the seed packs.  If they would only grow, it would be great.  I'm really hoping that I see some rewards for my efforts in summer.  It is still a little early to see anything much.

The Angel is great too.  Talking now, non-stop; real words, not just sign language, in her sweet little baby voice.  Mostly english, with the occasional estonian word here and there.  Running and pushing along on her tricycle.  And of course being very very dirty.  If there is a patch of mud within a 2 mile radius, she will find it.  She seems to be allergic to staying clean.  Normal, from what I hear.  Although everybody else's child always looks clean around here.

We're going to visit Prague and Portugal during summer!  There is a possibility of us moving to Prague for the Funny Dude's job... nothing concrete yet...just an idea.  So we're going to check out the city.  And a friend's seaside apartment in Portugal was an opportunity not to be passed.  Yay for Europe and easy traveling!

And we have ducks!  Well we don't own them, but they took up residence in a pond behind our house.  So a couple times a day they come up to my patio looking for their meals, knocking on my door if I don't see them.  They are quite lucky this isn't Trinidad.  I love a good curry duck.

So between a busy toddler, a garden that always needs work, ducks, and a Funny Dude, I have almost no computer time.  And that's fine by me.  I have all winter for that.

Today is rainy, and we're inside.  I'm typing this with my Angel on my lap, helping herself to my boobs.  No signs of that stopping anytime soon.  We both still love it too much to let it go :)

And that's about it! I'm sure there are other things that happened, but I just can't remember now.  Spring 2009 has been really nice.  Friends have been coming by regularly because, as city dwellers, they think I live in the country... seeing as I have a backyard and all.  Fun times :)

I don't know when next I will update here, but you are all in my thoughts.  Your emails to check up on me have made me feel so loved!

So take care guys and gals!  Enjoy your summer!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I want to remember

I want to remember your tiny hands... how the curled in my palm when you were a tiny babe, how they hold mine now as we walk in the grass.

I want to remember how your soft curls tickle my nose as you sleep on my heart.

I want to remember how we danced on our wedding day.

I want to remember the way your eyes light up when you smile at me.

I want to remember how my heart bursts when I look at you.

I want to remember you purring, curled up into my neck, kneading my shoulders.

I want to remember how you looked at me when I told you I was pregnant.

I want to remember how you made the world exciting when I was a child.

I want to remember how grateful I was that you were here when I became a mama too.

I want to remember how the sun feels on my face after a long winter.

I want to remember that I love you.