Sentences on Sunday

A while back I started doing Sentences on Sunday as a little way to make sure I remember the little things I want to remember about my kids.  I got out of the habit of it, but I really want to try to remember to do it weekly.  So bear with me and my uber-mommyblogger posts each Sunday.

Dear Carter,
I love how you call it “Valence-tines Day”.  You pronounce most words correctly these days, but that’s one of the few things that still remind me that you’re small.  I don’t correct you on purpose.  That and “spah-sketti and meatballs”.  And “di-mond room” instead of dining room.

I love how your latest thing is to go around with your little notepad writing down “clues”.  We don’t know what the clues are or what purpose they serve, but you are very meticulous about it.  You find a clue and you write it in your notebook (like Blue’s Clues, although I don’t think you’ve ever seen that show).  You never ask how to spell any of the things, yet you are usually right.  I can’t believe how well you can read and write.  I love it!  I especially love it when you read to me.


Dear Lydia,
You make me laugh so often!   You (like your mother) love a good fart joke.  You’ve learned how to sneak up into my lap and let one rip.  And you’re so proud!  (Secretly I am, too.  Farts will always be funny.  Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise!)

You also make me giggle when you say toothbrush because you don’t actually say toothbrush, but toot-brush.  If I ask about “toot-brush”, you say “I didn’t say toot-brush!  I said toot-brush!!”  You obviously know the difference, you just can’t say it.

Your bald spot is finally growing in.  Those pieces of hair are probably about an inch long.  Unless we do things juuuuuust right, you can see them sticking up from the center of your head.   At least it’s growing.  For a while there I thought you were going to have a permanent bald spot!


Dear Asa,
I love love love how you love Alden.  You are really enamored with her.  I’ll ask you if you want to hold the baby and you say “huh-huh” in a little sing-songy voice and you crawl up into my lap and you cuddle and kiss on her.  I was worried that you wouldn’t be gentle.  I mean, we don’t call you Capitan Destructo for nothing!  But you are (mostly) gentle.  You like to lay your head on her chest, but the only problem with that is that your head is bigger than her entire torso.

Also, it seems like you grew up overnight once Alden was born.  When they brought you into the room to meet her, you looked enormous.  And now when I hold you, my arms seem so full.  Your hands and feet are thick and so toddler-y.  I love how, when I hold you, you will softly rub my back or arm.  You’ve always been a bit of a mama’s boy, but since Alden arrived on the scene, that bond has gotten stronger.  But at the same time, you haven’t shown any jealousy.  I am so thankful for that!

You have started taking your diaper off(if you can get to it).  Several times Daddy has had to clean up quite a mess.  (Lucky for me, he’s been here every time!)  It seems like you’re ready to potty train.  You’re ready.  I’m not.  It’s not that I don’t want you grow up and pass another milestone, it’s just that I’m so tired right now and the thought of potty training nearly brings me to tears.  We’ll work on it soon.  Carter wasn’t potty trained until he was 3 and a half, so we’ve got plenty of time if that’s our goal!


Dear Alden,
You have been a perfect baby so far!  Labor was easy.  (Well, as easy as labor can be, I guess.)  I only had to push a few times.  So, thanks for that!   You sleep well, like Carter did.   You only fuss when you’re hungry or dirty.  You don’t spit up as much as the others did, although you seem to be having some issues with gas.  It’s pretty pitiful and I hate the feeling of complete helplessness I get when your tummy obviously aches.

You were a model model when I did your newborn pictures.  It was like playing dress-up with a baby doll!  (I wish you’d been as good when we went to the photographer!  Still, I think she got some good ones and I can’t wait to see them.)


I love you all!

3 Responses to Sentences on Sunday
  1. Hope
    February 7, 2011 | 8:44 am

    why, oh why can’t I be as good as you. Mrs. Diane calls these little things “God winks”. I swear I’m going to start a “God wink” book every week or so and then I get busy and forget. I know they will be so happy to have this one day (especially the girls). Maybe this will be my week! So glad you are having fun with 4! I’m a tad bit jealous.

  2. Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith
    February 7, 2011 | 9:21 am

    How sweet, my Ladybug is big into the fart jokes too. She calls it “burping from my behind”, I think she learned that at her pre-k class last year.

  3. domestic extraordinaire
    February 7, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    fart jokes rock!!