Sunday, October 23, 2011

The greatest moments of my life

It seems like once you become a parent, your entire world shifts focus to that baby and every parent I know is obsessed with their kid, has nothing else to talk about, and is constantly talking about the things their kids do and how much they love them….to non parents it must seem annoying and absurd and crazy, I get that. But, there is good reason for all of this insanity..being a mom is LITERALLY the coolest, most incredible thing I have EVER done in my entire life, hands-down. Today I was thinking about how much my bug has grown up and how sad it is…but also how awesome it is! I loved the movie homeward bound with Shadow, Chance, and Sassy…but seriously, THIS is life's Incredible Journey. Here are some of my favorite moments from the last 15 months

Going into labor
Holding my son for the first time
When he cracked up every time we made a funny noise
When he used to crawl with only one leg and the other just kind of scooted behind him, or in front of the other one, totally in the way
When I heard him clap from the driver's seat and he was in his rear facing carseat
This one is kind of sad, but when I laid him in his crib and he stood up and started crying, "Mama!"

Here are some really recent favorite moments/quirks

Every morning when Jackson climbs out of bed he immediately grabs my phone and starts sending random text messages, consider yourself loved if you have received one
Whenever I leave the door open to my room, he sneaks in, opens my drawer and steals my chapstick, then sticks it in his mouth and runs to hide behind the couch
He found a penny the other day and I took it away and placed it on the table, five minutes later I found him with his train pushed over to the table climbing up there to get that penny
He also uses his bucket as a pedestal to climb onto tables
Whenever he finds trash, or if he is outside, he will just pick up dirt and he ALWAYS brings it to me
When we are in the kitchen he reaches in the dog/cat food bags and throws the kibbles at the animals, and usually sneaks one in for a quick bite, but spits it out
He hits, a lot, but when I tell him, "No, be sweet!" He hugs me and gives me a big kiss and I immediately forget what a brat he is
He loves animal crackers and is not satisfied with just one, he wants one in his mouth and one for each hand, so unless I give him 3, I won't even offer
He comes up to me with a new book about 20 times a day and hands it to me, sits in my lap, and waits for me to open the book, then takes the book and walks away, uninterested…maybe Daddy will read it better?
He loves wearing shoes, everyone's shoes!
He slaps his hands on his legs rhythmically and shakes his head like he can hear his own little song in his head

Just some random things that make this mommy smile!
On another random note, why do people that have their music BLASTING always drive with their windows down? Who drives with their windows down anyway?


  1. aww your list makes me want my this!
    PS i love love love my uggs...but because they are comfortable, not because they're classy (unless i'm at a ski resort wearing a parka...then they kinda make sense) ;)

  2. Aaaw, I love your list too! So many things that Jackson does sounds just like Eli. Isn't this age so much work and so much fun?! haha! Life is all about them and yep, wouldn't have it any other way!