Friday, June 21, 2013

10 Months

Landen at 10 Months

-Loves food 

-Can climb the stairs now

-Likes to squeal very loudly

-LOVES his Dad. He gets so excited to see him and will follow him around the house

-Weighs about 20 lbs

-Is so good with naps and going to sleep at night, he prefers us leaving him alone and just putting him in his bed to go to sleep on his own. The only other place he will sleep is in the car.

-He loves swinging. We got him a swing for our swing set and he gets so calm and relaxed in it!

-He loves crawling and climbing over people, he will go out of his way to crawl over top of you instead of around you if you are sitting on the floor

Love this boy!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Let's Be Real For a Minute

I don't love posting about things that are difficult for me. I like to keep things pretty upbeat and happy around here. But I don't want to put up a front and act like life is perfect either. I feel like when people do that they aren't being honest, and I want to be honest. I don't like when people pretend like nothing ever goes wrong in their life or they never have hard days. Or that they have a perfect marriage and perfect kids. We all have struggles. Nobody's life is perfect.

I have struggled lately with how people perceive me. What people think of me. How they judge me. What people say about me when I'm not around. I would love to say that I don't care what others think, but I do. We all want acceptance, friendship and love. I have realized that no matter how I live my life or who I surround myself with SOMEONE will ALWAYS judge me or think negatively of me. This was a hard realization for me. I don't want anyone to think negatively of me. I try so hard to be a good person, mom, wife, friend, etc and to realize that people won't like me regardless is sad. I spent a lot of time on me knees on this subject and was so comforted to receive an answer one night after a rough day with lots of tears. Prove them wrong. That's the answer I got. Prove them wrong. It was reiterated the following day while chatting with a friend. Prove them wrong.

So I'm setting out to do this. I am a good person. I will prove those who think otherwise wrong.

And to those who are constantly thinking negatively, judging poorly, and talking about others when they are not around, we are all human, we all have feelings. Nobody should be judged unfairly, or talked bad about. So stop. This is something I need to work on also, we all do. So please, coming from someone who has been judged unfairly, please stop. Stop before gossiping. Stop before judging, and thinking or saying negative things about people. It hurts. And nobody deserves that. Just stop.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The girl

This girl is so much fun and is constantly making us laugh. She is so smart and she remembers EVERYTHING. She likes to be the boss and she is so beyond her years. She acts like an adult half the time. She is very shy around people she doesn't know and won't talk to most people. She enjoyed doing preschool this year with a few friends, and I enjoyed teaching every few weeks. Preschool is now out for the summer and next year she will be heading to a new preschool with a new teacher! She enjoyed doing gymnastics and dance class, and she loves playing with friends, especially at the park.

She is in sunbeams at church and she loves it. She received the most reverent award a while ago for being reverent. But really she is just so shy she just sits there and doesn't talk :)

Now that it's summer we plan to play at the park a lot, and on our swing set and kiddie pool. We are also taking a trip to silverwood and to the Oregon coast. Sydney is excited for 4th of July and has been counting down the months since last year. She loves the fireworks! 

She is such a great big sister and is so helpful! She makes sure Landen has whatever he needs, snacks, toys, etc.  She also makes sure he stays out of trouble and will carry him and bring him to me if she thinks he's doing something he shouldn't be. 

She is turning 4 in September and already can't wait for kindergarten. She has always been my little buddy and when I was pregnant with Landen I was afraid that would change. But she is still my sweet buddy that does everything with me! Love her to pieces!