Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lazy Saturday

It's been a while since I had a Saturday with nothing to do. No trips off island, softball tournaments, endless chores, or people to see. Of course I could spread some bark on my flower beds, paint the trim on the new wall downstairs, go for a walk, finish the last 4' of my irrigation system, mop the floors, fold diapers, or unload the dishwasher, but so far I've done none of the above.

I slept in, thanks to Marty taking Cameron for the night, took a long shower with no one waiting on his bean bag for me to hurry on out, played with my baby, made beef fajitas thanks to Thriftway's meat dept. everything was cut and seasoned so it took me less than 5 minutes, finished a book, and caught up on my friend's blogs. Seems like they've been MIA as well. Glad I didn't miss much. It's kind of a dreary day around here, no rain, but no sun either. I always find it so hard to be motivated without the sun! I'm so tired too. I take Cameron on the weekdays since Marty's been going into work, and it's a good night when he sleeps 3 hours at a time. Even after a good night's sleep Friday night, I'm still exhausted. Not that I'm really complaining though, just using it as an excuse for being unmotivated. The other night he was fussing, and so I took him out of his bed and in with me, he quieted right down in my arms and went right back to sleep. As I layed there looking down at his sweet sleeping face I thought, "Life doesn't get better than this."

Still when I think about the priviledge it is to be a mom, to be Cameron's mom, I want to cry. There is nothing that brings me more joy than that little boy! He's the happiest baby, always smiling, clapping, laughing. I think he's going to be one of those kids that talks to everyone in the grocery store. He's so social, and prefers watching children or people to just about anything. He'll watch people in the store, smile at them, and wait for them to smile back, when they do, his smile grows even bigger. Just last night the bagger was putting the groceries in the back while I was buckling him in, he was just staring at her and smiling, waiting for her to look at him. When she finally did see him, she started smiling, and he started trying to talk to her, "ahh! ahh!" he said, and smiled some more. What a sweet disposition he has. I can hear him right now, waking up from his nap (with daddy) laughing. We are so blessed!
When he's unhappy, all you have to do is sing and he immediately breaks into a smile. You can just make up a song on the spot too like "what's the matter, what's the matter, what's the matter, huh?" sung to sort of rap tune. We still get the biggest giggles out of "Take out the paper's and the trash" (yakety yak, don't talk back). He loves that and "who let the dogs out, who? who? who?" He cracks us up.

He hasn't reached a lot of milestones though and at 8 months he's finally able to sit up without toppling over instantly, he claps his hands together, signs "milk," rolls where he wants to go, and is getting his first tooth. Oh and he's 20 lbs now! Sometimes he'll eat 2-3 jars of food at a time! Big boy!

So I know what you really want to see is pictures, so here they are....
Eating his toy--probably feels good on his tooth, and Mr. Peas face!

Manda's graduation, and Cam loving Morgan's little dog Boggie.

With grandma on mother's day, smiling at either daddy or Boggie. Later mom and I went to the James Taylor and Carole King concert, it was awesome!

Love his chunky thighs in this picture and the way our eyes are glowing. Its funny 'cause when we look in the mirror, I seriously think his face is as wide as mine! I love my chunky monkey! Oh and P.S. I'm 2 lbs away from reaching my goal weight which will mean a total of 40 lbs lost once I get there! Crazy huh! Sorry no pictures of Marty, he's the one who takes all the pictures! He's doing good though, still at Adobe, staying busy, and may even teach FLEX part-time at UW (he has an interview on Tuesday). He's come highly recommended. He gets to go to San Jose for the day next week.
My preschool is doing great! We have new kids starting all the time, and we're nearly completely full! Going to have to start a waiting list soon! Its nice though because I can afford to have 2 full-time assistants which means I only have to work when we're at our busiest, usually between 9:30-1, and I take Monday's totally off. Of course there's still all the admin stuff-payroll, scheduling, emailing people, but now I can do it during the day while Cameron naps and my afternoons/evenings are free for softball, gardening, and family time!
I know some of my dear friends are struggling right now, life is not going as planned, and my heart goes out to them. I don't know why life for us is so good right now. I don't have a single thing to complain about and feel very very blessed. I have the greatest husband, live in paradise, and have the sweetest most adorable son in the whole wide world! I know my life has not been without challenges and I can feel the disappointment of what some of my friends are going through. I know that this too shall pass, and that hard times certainly make the sweet times that much sweeter! Hang in there friends, love you! --Jenny


McDolan said...

Well said, what a cute chunkster, and you look great too :) we need to get together soon, for sure! I will probably on the sland more and more now that it is (supposed to be) nice and warm :)

Yes busy busy liVes we all lead!

Sarah said...

Wow... Comment Overload... Don't know where to start...

First of all, you look absolutely fabulous!!
Secondly, you're so sweet to worry about your unfortunate friends, but the thing is, it was only a little over a year ago when you were the most depressed you've ever been and we were all worried about you. Life is full of highs and lows. You deserve to have all this happiness. Sit back and enjoy it. We'll all be ok. I love you for thinking about us, though!

and lastly CAMERON! What a little ham! I can't wait to see him smile in person. He's such a cutie!

See you really soon!!!!

Mama EZ said...

You DO look great, and so does your little mister! Way to go with the preschool too. I appreciate hearing about it as I start to think about my own endeavor in this category. It gives me great hope! :)

Alyssa said...

What a cute little man you have Jenny! I hope we can get all the kids together again soon! Enjoy your trip to sunny Spain....lucky!