Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Only Thing Constant is Change

Guest Blogger Mommy:

I have been in a state of flux about what to do with this blog. About a year ago people starting asking what I would do when Layla was born. I really didn't know. Eventually it came to be that I continued writing this blog from Mason's perspective and included Layla's events in that. But this is no longer working for me.

The last big post I did felt weird. Why you ask? Because who am I to put words in Mason's mouth? He talks now. He has his own ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Why am I making things up for him to say? Just to be cute? It was no longer cute to me - it felt wrong.

So then I thought, well maybe I can just start writing the blog from Layla's point of view. But that really won't work for me either. It's only time before that will get weird. And you know what? I kind of like things being from my point of view.

So with this, I refer you to my blog - Second Shift Mommy. I will start blogging there again regularly. I will include pictures of the kids, but it won't be only pictures. I will tell stories and gripe and just basically journal our life as it happens. I hope that I can use it to help myself remember what my kids were like....and what I was like....at certain points in our life.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Purim

We went to the Purim Carnival at the temple.  I was a hamentashen!  Layla didn't dress up this year.  I loved the bounce house!  I got to eat cotton candy.  It was great.  I think Layla was a little jealous of my cotton candy.  She was totally eyeing it.





Singing in the Shower

Riding Chyna

Much to Mommy's dismay:

Sunday, March 08, 2009

EPCOT

We went to EPCOT with Grandma and Pops.  It was so much fun!  I loved the Nemo ride and the Crush show.  The Land ride was great - I loved seeing all the stuff growing.  Then we went into Innoventions and I got to do a trash game with Mommy, Daddy, and Grandma.  We named our team Oscar the Golds.  I did a shape puzzle about hurricane preparedness:


Mommy tried out a Segway:


A group of kids carrying violins and cellos.  I waved at them and smiled really big as they passed.  This was the "parade".


These fountains spew water.  Here I am trying to catch it:


Layla is really short!


Look at Layla's expression.  I think she is thinking "Why is Pops wearing that silly hat?"


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Wait! That's not Layla...

The Harrises came over to hang out with us on Saturday evening.  Brooke spent some time in the exersaucer while Reilly and I were playing and Layla was standing at her Leap Frog table.  Layla and Brooke are in class together now too!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

While I was in Atlanta....

Layla was having a great time at home with Daddy!  Grandma and Pops were around a lot too!




Trip to Atlanta

Mommy and I went to visit Aunt Rachel for the weekend by ourselves.  I told Daddy several times that he and Layla couldn't come with us, only me and Mommy.  We had a great time.  We went to a children's museum where I got to paint on a big wall (with Aunt Rachel's help):


Then I got to put on a bee raincoat and go fishing in a pond (again, with Aunt Rachel's help):


Then I showed Aunt Rachel the "housekeeping" section of the museum:

I sat on the big John Deere tractor and learned about where food comes from and how it gets to the grocery store:

Our whole trip was really rainy.  We went to Stone Mountain but couldn't even see the mountain because it was really foggy.  The last day it started to snow.  Our one hour flight home became a 15 1/2 hour adventure for me and Mommy.  It wasn't as bad as it seems because I was really good.  I cooperated and listened to Mommy really well.  Below is a picture of me looking out the window at our plane with snow all over it: