Monday, April 25, 2011


I turned 30 last week.
I guess I could be depressed, except I really don't have anything to be depressed about. My life was pretty wonderful at 29, I can only imagine it will get better.

One of the things Owen has taught me is to just enjoy the moment. To not stress about their every little next development and just enjoy the wonder that is my children in that moment. Several weeks ago my grandparents were in town and Owen was very close to walking. In fact he took his first steps while they were here, but before that I kept rooting him on and saying "he's so close" and my grandmother smiled and said "oh, he has his whole life to walk...just let him crawl for now".

A month later and, sure enough, he walks 90% of the time. In fact, I'm kind of missing the crawl! But she's right - he has his whole life to walk and to run and to rush around. He's still not saying very much, but he has his whole life to talk. We're still feeding him formula IN A BOTTLE at night to go to sleep (a big no-no according to the books for a 14-month-old) but I don't even care...he has his whole life to put himself to sleep and drink regular milk. I'm savoring every bottle and every rock and every babble.

Love the lyrics to the song "Let Them Be Little":

Let them be little, 'cause they're only that way for a while
Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day
Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle
Oh, just let them be little

It was a wild and crazy Easter. Four celebrations actually: our Easter morning and indoor egg hunt (because it was raining of course), then lunch at John's parents, egg hunt at church, then dinner at my mom's. I was so tired when I got home I couldn't even move an Easter basket to the table. It was fun and the boys got to see all their loved ones but year I'm aiming for a little more low key.

My latest obsession is The Hunger Games series. And my new Nook that I got for my birthday. Actually, the Hunger Games series ON my Nook. Yes, 30 is good to me so far.

Colt's new obsession is "Monsters Inc". He's so funny, he doesn't obsess over "Cars" or "Toy Story" like so many kids do. No, his favorites are "The Incredibles" and "Monsters Inc". What would we do without Pixar?

We have a REAL LIVE LANDSCAPER coming to our house tomorrow! I'm so excited to have our flower beds cleaned out and a new tree planted. And he's fixing our fence. We were very responsible with our tax return AND we sold John's Honda (since he has a company car now) to pay down debt so we're treating ourselves to a landscaper. I feel so...old...

Headed to bed...with no promise of being a better blogger anytime soon! Maybe, but probably not!


JJ said...

Im so sorry I am belated wishing you a happy birthday! Welcome to the 30 club :)

Emily said...

I'll be honest with you, if Owen is still getting a bottle at 18 months, I'm going to start calling him Suri Cruise.

Michele said...

Happy birthday friend! Welcome to your 30s - I promise they're the best (from what I can tell in my whole almost two years of them.)

And enjoy the landscaper - I'm a little green with envy. I'd love a landscaper to come redo our yard.

Melba said...

The "let them sleep in the middle" line got me. I've been berating myself lately bc we can't seem to kick that habit but this post makes me realize/remember that in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter! There WILL come a time when we get pushed away, for now it's OK to be pulled in!

As for turning 30, two things: 1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 2. The 30s are SO much better than the 20s!!


happymomof2 said...

Happy Belated 30th Birthday!!!
OOOHHHH how exciting a landscaper, I would love something like that! This year looks like we won't have flowers etc.. because I don't think I am going to be up to planting any- oh well.