Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Don't Give a Damn About My Reputation!

So yesterday I started writing a post about what a wonderful young boy Van is turning out to be.  Don't get me wrong... he is a wonderful kid!  But today he reminded us that he is still just a 3 year old boy.

Van goes to an in-home day care with a stay at home mom and her 4 year old son.  Van has been there for about 9 months.  He always has fun there and the lady who keeps him, Stacey, loves having him too.  She always talks about how he is always in a good mood and is a good boy.  Well, today, Van decided to show his not so nice side.

I got a call from Collin around 12:30...  Van threw toys at Stacey's son.  Great.  Have you ever tried to get the truth from a 3 year old?  It is like pulling teeth.  Van told Collin something about Sonny and no sir and hit Gaga (nickname for Stacey's son).  From what we can gather, Van wanted the train (Sonny).  There was a disagreement where Van told Gaga, "No Sir!" (Something I say to him when I am correcting him)..  and from there it progressed to throwing the train at Gaga.  Van was obviously embarrassed by what happened.  When I asked him what happened today, he mumbled at me and then went to stand behind a corner out of my view.  It was really pitiful, but I was relieved to know he understood that he was wrong.  Van said that it was "not nice" and "no throwing."

When it comes to his sister, Van is the sweetest, gentlest child ever.  I have seen more affection from him in the last 6 weeks than he has ever shown to me or Collin.  Van kisses Lennon, shares with her, checks on her when she cries, and already tries to show her things.  It is so cute!

I have a feeling that these two sides of Van will show more fiercely as he gets older.  This should make for some interesting years down the road!  And I cannot wait!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Parting Glass

What a wonderful few weeks this has been since I last updated!  I went back to work 2 weeks ago.  It has been strangely easy going back to work.  I thought it would have been much tougher, but I guess the second go-round is much easier.  We have been busy with the big project at work, so I hit the ground running with playing catch up.

Lennon continues to grow and put on weight.  Come to find out, she probably would have been gaining weight a lot faster had the nurse told us the correct amounts of fortifier to add to her bottles... That nurse was an idiot and I should have known better.  I should have read the doctor's notes and not her notes!  If I had to guess, I would say we are around 5lbs now.  But we should know for sure in the next couple of weeks when we go for our next check up.

Nana has been helping us get a routine down while we adjust to our new normal.  She has also been helping keep up with laundry and the cooking which is a huge help!  Van has loved having all her attention too :-)

Today, we went to the St. Paddy's Day Parade.  It was so much fun!  Van was so good.  He watched so much of it and we talked about the different floats and cars.  Lennon stayed wrapped up in the homemade moby wrap and slept just about the whole time.  I overheard one lady drunk whisper (which is really just cupping your hand and yelling) to her friend about the "tiny baby or doll or something in that wrap."  I was cracking up.  Why would the mother of a 3 year old be carrying a doll in a wrap?  Do I look like the crazy type?  haha.

Such a wonderful day!  Could not have asked for a better day with friends and family