Ok. So, I haven’t even posted so far this year. How sad. 🙁 Sorry about that. Lots has happened. We got a mini-van. The charger is gone and the mini-van took it’s place. We are officially domesticated. Honestly, I love the van. The charger was fun. It had a lot of power, but it was terrible when it came to space. Just didn’t work anymore with 2 growing kids and their stuff.
2 kids. Both getting big. She is quickly turning into a young lady. He is moving well and will be walking soon. Blows my mind. Sometimes I just sit and watch you both. I think of what your mother and I did before you came along and I have a hard time coming up with things. I just all seems so insignificant now. I’ve learned so much about life and faith. I wouldn’t change a thing. I see some of myself and your mother in both of you. Sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s scary. Scary because I know what that attitude or that trait will lead. Maybe we can explain them and you can avoid the pitfalls. More likely you’ll need to learn the hard way like we did. Hopefully we’ll be understanding and remember our times through that.
Summer’s coming. Can’t wait to get both of you to the lake this year. It’s going to be interesting.
Gotta get back to work. Yes, I’m typing this at work. 🙂
Last post was in February. Man, times flies. Last time I wrote our little girl’s baby brother wasn’t even a month old. Now he’s a pretty big and long (imagine that) little boy. Our little girl isn’t a toddler anymore. She really is a little girl. Little being relative. She’s a head taller than everyone else in her class at church. 🙂
She has had (and still does really) trouble with having a little brother around. All that sharing is tough. But it’s been good too. Last night she played with him some and it was a really cool moment to watch.
Her 3rd birthday was recently. That was fun. Had parties with both sets of grandparents. I was determined to get her a soccer ball. When I took her out to look at them, she ran past them and grabbed a baseball bat and a pink batting helmet. So now she has a plastic t-ball set as well as a soccer ball from mom and dad.
I hope you and your brother enjoy them both together.
Love you both.
So, our little girl has a brand new baby brother. You are being really good about it and very helpful to your mom. Now that I’m back to work, she’s going to need you. Should be interesting how it all plays out. All I have to do with this blog is figure out how to write to both of you and keep things at least a little anonymous. That part may be pointless these days, especially considering the blogroll, but it makes me feel better.
So. Hopefully, the both of you will grow up and read all this. For those of you new here, the idea behind this is to just try and record the thoughts on the people your mom and I are right now, instead of the old people you’ll get to know later. 🙂 We’ll see how it works out.
Love you both.
Your little brother is starting to kick. We are still trying to get you to hold your hand on mom’s belly to feel it. But your patience level isn’t quite there yet. 🙂 We are also trying to potty train you. Would be nice to have you at least aware of the idea by the time your brother gets here.
Wait, I didn’t tell you about finding out the new baby was a boy did I? Sorry about that. Your mom actually tells that story well. I’ll get her to post something. She also has a good story about how we found out about her being pregnant.
You are growing up so fast. I’m actually digging it. It’s so much fun watching your ride your scooter and your glide bike. You are talking a lot too. We’re still trying to understand most things you say. I’m convinced that you really are communicating real things and not just babbling.
I need to start directing some posts to your brother. But for now I’ll sign off with something to both of you. Stop FIGHTING!! 🙂
Love you both,
Ok, so technically the journey began a few weeks ago, but that’s the only title I could think of. I’m sure future titles will be just as cheesy so don’t worry. As I write this we don’t know if the baby will be a boy or a girl. We are actually planning on waiting until he/she is born to find out. I think I’ve decided to continue putting thoughts about being a first time dad into this blog as I have them. Calling it “writing” is bit of a stretch. So, thoughts works for me.
I keep thinking of an episode of star trek the next generation where Wesley reaches a certain age and gets a message from his dad made when he was born. Or something like that. The dad had planned to make a bunch of them over the years so Wesley would know who he was then and not just the old guy he meets later, but died before he could. Now I’m not planning on dying early, but the idea of making messages (or blog posts in this case) along this journey of mine appeals to me.
The bummer part is that bringing up the star trek reference might label me a “trekker” for all time. In actuality I’m much more of a Star Wars geek. So there it is just to set the record straight. Although, I’ve always tried to avoid the trappings of the word geek (or nerd or whatever), but working on computers and technology for a living kind of thrusts that on you. I’m much more interesting than that.
Anyway, hopefully this will be a fun journey and an interesting read. At least for our future son or daughter.