Monday Musings…

I was very spoiled this mother’s day! The husband gave me my favorite flowers… I love gerber daisies, they just always make me smile.

And he cooked up this fabulous breakfast salad!

My parents are here (Yay!!), and that has made it extra special…we went to church, enjoyed chinese food for lunch, and my mom helped me figure out how to bathe baby J in a full leg cast, which is NOT easy.

Baby J has figured out how to get around on one of little M’s old riding toys, and he cruises all over the house on it. He gets very excited, and I am amazed how happy he is with his mobility so decreased.
He’s definitely slowed down quite a bit with the cast, but he just smiles and laughs, and enjoys life. I’m sure there is some sort of life lesson in there.

When we were going to Children’s hospital on Friday for baby J’s appointment, little M asked “mommy, is this doctor appointment all about baby J?” I said yes, and she said “well, I better bring something to do, then, so I can let you talk!”
Sweet girl…

Little M has enjoyed having the grandparents here, at her beck and call, and has played continuously with them. They are probably going to go home exhausted!

Something she enjoys doing is emailing he grandma, on my computer, and they send emails back and forth quite frequently. Yesterday, when I was cuddling with her before bed, little M said “mommy, I don’t have to email my grandma tomorrow, because she is right here, and I can talk to her and hug her!”
So sweet.

Little M loves the grandma and grandpa SO much, and I am so blessed to have parents who adore my little guys.

Yesterday when we were going out to lunch, little M asked the grandma what she was going to eat, and my mom jokingly replied that she was going to eat little M’s cheeks, and her eyebrows.
Little M frowned, and replied seriously “you can’t eat eyebrows, grandma, those are not food. You have to choose something healthy!”

For the first couple weeks we were home, baby J was on an english strike. He would understand simple things we were saying, and he would say them back to us…in Chinese. But the past week, he has been trying out the english, and it is super cute. He repeats everything we say, and it’s not clear, but we love it. I also love that when he gets excited or mad, he spouts off in chinese…he is so cute, and we love that he is ours.

He is really loving the grandparents, and I love seeing them together!


  1. dawn on May 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I am not one for giving unsolicited advice but having just had a child in a cast for 7 weeks……next time you see the ortho ask if he has a bath sleeve. SAVED.MY.LIFE. (it is possible that they don't come so teeny tiny.) If he doesn't let me know cos you can buy them on line but our ortho gave them free to his patients. Your family is gorgeous… Little M just says the cutest things. lily loves to read what she says.

  2. Heather on May 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    More unsolicited advice. We let our kids use plasma scooters in the house. They can be steered and made to move with your hands and they cruise around amazingly well. Just a thought for baby j who keeps getting cuter by the picture!

  3. dawn on May 13, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    P.S. http://www.drycast.comthe web address for the waterproof bath sleeve.

  4. Musings from Kim K. on May 14, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I'm glad you've had extra hands. Aren't grandparents the best?!! A fabulous picture of you all together.

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