Monday, May 26, 2008

Precious moments

Nathaniel's new picture pose

The last week we have seen our fair share of significant events happen. First of all, Nathaniel transitioned smoothly into his bed without much of a fuss (although last night I was awoken at 1:30am to the sounds of a crying child and found Nathaniel on the floor, unharmed, but visibly shaken and upset. He got over it and went right back to sleep). I also got to see one of my closest friends graduate with her M.A. in Old Testament. Okay, so since it was raining and the graduation was outside, I didn't actually witness the event, but I did go to the reception and take pictures with her. I was so proud of her, she overcame a lot of stuff to get this degree.

Julie and I after graduation

Last night I was reading my book (Men and Women in Ministry) and I looked over at Nathaniel who was quietly coloring at the table and I got kind of sad. He really holds very little of his baby-ness anymore. He is all toddler/kid. Next step, potty training. He is definitely ready. The other day I walked into his room after his nap and was greeted by a bare butt and a crib full of poo...My theory, he knew that he needed to go potty, knew that the diaper is supposed to come off before he goes in the toilet and then...yeah. Luckily is was solid. 'Nuff said.

I have found that ever since I've become a mother certain phrases come out of my mouth that I never before would have said. Things like, "Don't talk with soup in your mouth." and "No, we don't wipe our bottom with paper and then blow our nose with the same piece." But, alas, it is necessary for me to spout such wisdom at various times of my day...

A rare picture of Nathaniel where is doesn't realize there is a camera on him.

I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day. Remember that it is more than just a day of no work (for some) and no mail service. We are to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country.


McMommy said...

I hear ya! There are so many phrases that come out of my mouth each day that make me think "did i REALLY just have to say that?!"

Glad to hear Nathaniel is doing so well in big boy bed! Matty also fell out of his bed once during the transition, but no harm done. I love that there is actually room in a big boy bed to lay down with them and cuddle, don't you?

Kate said...

Too. Cute.

He might be a toddler - or almost - but he's still absolutely adorable. Haha, show this to him in ten years and he'll hit me. :)

I still fall out of bed. :)