Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A long week!

It's been way too long since I've posted on the blog. We had a very long week laying tile in my parent's house, but a lot of fun! Here a few pictures of our adventure. We stayed at the welcome center which had a bed, half kitchen and dining area. The longhorns actually took over the porch and scared the crap out of me. Molly loved it!Zoe was in heaven with 8 acres to explore and was a great watch dog.

The last couple pictures are of Molly being silly. She loves to cozy up with Zoe in her crate. She also loves her baby doll and takes very good care of her. Of course she always has to have her purse on!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Talking dogs

Blake says I need to stop watching this because I pull it up on youtube almost three times a day! But everytime I start laughing. My favorite is the big dog on the couch who is forced to say "I love you!"

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Did you think....

My friend introduced me to this song and I couldn't get it out of my head tonight. I posted it at the bottom of my blog so you can turn it on to get an idea of how my night went.

Molly was impossible. She is at the stage where she realizes that there are boundaries and Mommy is determined to follow the rules. Bedtime is at 8:00 PM and all she wanted was another packet of fruit snacks. The rule is one after dinner... end of discussion. But she thought that tonight was different and if she threw a fit, she'd get her way. I gave her a bath and Blake put her to bed, kicking and screaming the whole way. After about 10 minutes of crying in her crib I went in there to calm her down. I held her while she was thrashing and talked to her gently. I was having a bit of an anxiety moment myself as I was at the end of my rope and wanting to throw the towel in on the whole bedtime thing. But after fifteen minutes of crying she calmed down and laid in my arms. Here's when this song pops into my head.

"Did you think that my love was so weak...
that I'd just swim away if you sink?
Did you think I don't care that you aren't touching ground?
No, I'll be hanging round, if it hurts me to breathe.

Did you think that my love was so cold...
that I'd just run away if you get a little old?
Did you think I don't see that youve given all to me?
No, life would never be quite as warm without you right beside me.

Did you think that my love was so blind...
to your flaws, to your fears, everything you try to hide
Don't you know, I don't care, you're worth so much more to me.
I love you as you are. I don't ever want to be set free from you.

Put your head on my shoulder.
Lean a little longer.
Put your head on my shoulder and breathe.

Put your head on my shoulder.
Lean a little longer.
Put your head on my shoulder and breathe.

Put your head on my shoulder.
Lean a little longer.
Put your head on my shoulder and breathe"

There are going to be so many more trying times where she will push my buttons and I'll think I'm going crazy. I can't even think of raising teenagers. But never, ever, ever will my love weaken. I made a promise to her when the doctor first placed her in my arms that I would always be there and I realized as I was sitting there holding her that there is nothing she could ever do to me or in life that would make me any less in love with her. She's perfect to me.

So when you feel that you're at your wits end with your toddler (or really anyone that you love), listen to this song and it will bring you to tears realizing how much strength you really have.