I’m not really sure where to start…I’ve had so many thoughts for posts…Guess I’ll start with the boys…
Well Aid had his 4 month well baby visit last week. He’s 15lbs 9ozs and 25.25 inches long-growing right along his progress line. He can roll like a pro-he’ll roll across the floor before you can blink. He’s a chatter box too…so much to say-and so animated. We practice sitting up and he can sit (when balanced) for a minute or two. He is very strong and turning into quite the character, and boy does he love his older brother. Now one can make him smile or laugh more then Bub!

Bub is talking! It’s like he woke up a week ago and just decided “hey you know what I think I’ll talk now” words just come out of nowhere and new gestures too…like when we walk through parking lots or cross streets he puts his hand out towards the cars and says”Stop” don’t know where he learned that. He says “mine mine” all the time. Everything is his- including Ev & I…I think he learned that one from his cousin Jack ;) He is an amazing big brother-he’s so gentle and loving with Aid. He tickles him and Aid laughs so hard..Bub is the only one that can really get him going. He has started taking things away from Aid, but he gives them back-sometimes without being asked to. He picked out his own Halloween costume, he’s going to be a cow. He tried on everything in the store and got a little over stimulated-but settled on the simple cow. He likes wear it around the house so I had to put it away-keep it nice atleast until Halloween. It’s amazing the little person he becoming, changing everyday.

Ev got into a little car accident. He was actually very lucky, from what I hear it could have been very bad. The passenger side tire rod snapped and he hit a guard rail. Luckily is was later in the evening and there wasn’t much traffic. He came out ok but was very sore the day after. The cougar on the other hand was not so lucky. It suffered a lot of body damage and is going to cost more to fix then it’s really worth, so it’s going to the salvage yard. It’s sad. This was the car Ev & I went on our first date in. It just seemed to soon-taken too young. We used to say that it would be Bub’s first car. Crazy how things can have such an impact on your life…because that is really all it is-a thing-but somehow over time the thing becomes part of your family.

Child rearing questions for all those experienced parents…the boys will be sharing a room soon and I’m wondering
1. Good ways to move Bub to his big boy bed?
2. While making the transition should we take the crib out? Only to put it back in when it’s time for Aid to sleep in it?
3. Any helpful hints-hind sights from those whos young ones shared a room

I’ve been doing pretty good with the anger issues. I haven’t been able to make it to the library or join any mom groups-but thinking about it and doing small things to elimate frustration has helped tremendously. Also finding out how common my feelings are and how NOT alone I am helps. Talking to moms that I have a lot of respect for and finding out that they too have struggled with similar feelings makes having the feelings seem less big-less embarrassing. I’ve tried to talk more with close friends. Even if it’s not about any of this-just connecting with them seems to help. It’s so easy to get lost in daily routines and realize wow it’s been months since I’ve spoken to another adult other then my husband and had a conversation that didn’t contain kids or bills.

Another wonderful thing has happened…our neighbors I lovingly refer to as the Bobos are moving!!! One more week of nosey loud mouth bobo mom and annoying ill mannered bobo kids. It will be so nice to not have them always walking across our yard right in front of our front window and now having bobo kids always playing around our cars (resulting in lots of scratches) We will be able to play out in the front yard without being over taken-we can wash our car without being over taken. No more visits 10 times a day for no reason making the dogs go crazy – waking up Aid resulting in us putting a sign on the door saying “Please only knock or ring door bell if there is an emergency, baby may be sleeping” in other words leave us alone! Let’s just put it this way we won’t be having any tearful good byes.

Life is good