Tuesday, January 26, 2010

If I Have Said It Once...

I have said it a million times. There is nothing in the world as wonderful and miraculous as becoming a mother. I was reading a book last night, Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos, and there was a passage describing the birth of a baby that rang out so true...

"My girl and I got it backward, backward and right. She did the claiming.
I was delivered, unto her.
'You are mine,' she cried, her hands reaching for my face,
and nothing was ever more true."
We say we deliver our babies and they belong to us, but in reality when I became a mother, I was born, delivered to my children. They claimed my heart and from that moment on, I belonged to them.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Q & A with Isabella

Isabella is talking more and more each day. Today I asked her several questions and she answered them clearly and correctly. I couldn't believe it. She is so smart - she must get it from her brother.

This morning when I got Isabella out of her crib, I noticed her diaper didn't do its job.
Mommy: Isabella, what happened to your pj's?
Isabella: wet

My dad (Pop) was downstairs working.
Mommy: Where is Pop?
Isabella: Pop bae-ment (basement)

Charlie got back from getting groomed.
Mommy: What happened to Charlie?
Isabella: Char-Char haircut.

The next one isn't a question, but it is the best thing I have heard in a long time. There is nothing like the first time you hear your child say these words.
Mommy: I love you.
Isabella: Love ewe.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010

10 years ago....the millennium...I can't believe 10 years have gone by...and I must say they have been the 10 best years. I love my kids, my husband, my life. Thank you God for all of your blessings.

We had a great 2009. Jay rocked at work...went out on his own and is doing wonderfully. We have settled into our house, had an amazing patio built and are currently having the basement turned into a playroom for the kids. Our kids are thriving. Alex has turned into a real big kid, almost overnight. He is still strong-willed to the point of pig-headed, but he has such a big heart especially when it comes to his baby sister. And Isabella still is a joy every minute. And now she truly is a Busy Bee. She doesn't stop for a second. She is on the move from morning until night, always wanting to be with her Al-ee or her Daddy. I am enjoying being a mommy more than anything. Had a great time with all of our families over the holidays, and am now going to enjoy the quietness of the winter.

So here is to 2010! Cheers!