Thursday, March 18, 2010

terrible twos and thunderous threes

Here we go again. Reilly will be 2 in just a few weeks...and the crying...the whining. It's endless. I'm not ready for this again. They say you forget the pain of childbirth. Maybe...maybe not. After pushing one out and having the other one cut out I still have no fears of doing either again...but the toddler years scare the crap out of me.
Aiden is almost 4. I've been looking forward to it ever since he turned 3. 3 year olds don't listen. 3 year olds talk back. 3 year olds will say things with no other purpose except to hurt your feelings. It's rough. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with Aiden...and I'm not saying that each age won't present it's own set of challenges...but I think I'm ready to say...I don't think we will be having any more children on purpose.

And here we go again...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hearing loss and haircuts

Last Monday we took Ry Ry to the Dr. They tested his hearing and said he was experiencing hearing loss. The believed it to be due to fluid in his ears, so last Friday he had tubes put in. He took it like a champ. He's a tank that kid.
Saturday we had a Scott Sibling Day. I love that they get together and I'm so blessed to be a part of that family. We ate, played Just Dance, had some wine. Towards the end of the night I thought it would be a swell idea to buzz Aiden's head. I should mention that we took him to cookie cutters not too long ago and they RUINED his hair. They gave him layers and bangs like he was a little girl. I was beyond shocked. So anyway...screwed up so bad it could only be buzzed. Time to start over. Karen was going to shave Aiden's head with Chuck's clippers, but Pete decided that he wanted to see Aiden with a mohawk first. And he still has his hair cut into a mohawk. I'll post pictures soonish.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The sickness


Kids only get sick enough to need to go to the doctor on Friday nights.
Rashes only spread once you decide to start treating them.
The worry is never-ending. Worry will creep in because there is currently nothing to worry about.
Motherhood is still the best thing that I've ever done with my life.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Aiden turns 3!

Yesterday was Aiden's birthday. He is now three years old. I can't believe it. He's growing more and more independent. Which is frustrating for all of us at times. I can see his determination and I am so proud to be his mother, and then I see his disappointment and anger when he can't do something and there is no doubt that I'm his mother. We went over to Uncle John's for Aiden's birthday and he is such the little swimmer. It's night and day from his first pool excursion. He was so freaked out and he didn't want to be anywhere near a swimming pool for the longest time. Of course, it didn't help that Uncle Craig did a cannon ball into the pool.
I'm so proud of my little man who wants to do it his self. I'm also truly sad because I know some day soon he will.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

and then we stopped living in sin...

Oh dear. Of course right now our kids have no idea. No idea that mommy and daddy weren't married. No idea what marriage is. No idea that mommy was married before she married daddy, or even worse that mommy was married to someone other than daddy when Aiden was born.
Pete made an honest woman out of me this past Monday, 5/4/09. It was a beautiful day and we were surrounded by family. At this point I know that my life couldn't be better. I am truly blessed.
The trick is going to be dealing with the questions when my kids are old enough to understand that mommy's mommy and daddy have the last name of why does it say Andrea Naidoo on both of their birth certificates...
Oh well. It took me a little longer to get it right is all. We're all Scotts now, but we were always a family regardless.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The end of babies.

Today has been a hard day. I don't think anyone believes me, but it really has. My final baby turned one today. ONE YEAR OLD! A year ago today...well...never mind about that. That's for another time. So here I am, with a 3 going on 30 year old and a 1 year old. I knew it was only going to be a year, but with a second child it goes by in a blur. At least it did for us. The first year of Aiden's life seemed like so much longer than a year, because it was TERRIFYING. PARALYZING. EXHAUSTING due to all of the PARALYZING TERROR. I highly recommend having a second child. Of course this is a personal choice, but I'm so glad I got to experience Reilly's first year. It's so different. So smooth even. Right now Reilly is crawling around saying, "guy dada". I have no idea what that means, but I will find out very soon...because very soon HE WILL BE TALKING!!! And then he'll get mean. But for now, Happy Birthday my little man. I love all of my men more than they will ever know.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Over the river and thorugh the woods

You two are currently at your Grandma & Grandpa Cook's house. Every other weekend they take you for a night. Aiden - you think your Grandpa Cook is the best thing ever. If he's around then no one else matters. I think it's wonderful to see you with him and him with you. Reilly - you are really starting to show your personality and it is AMAZING. Your Grandma Cook is wowed by everything you do. (and she's had two kids of her own so that really says something) You boys are now and will always be the best thing that has ever happened to me. BUT, while you're gone there are so things I need to get done, so I'd better get to it. <3