Thursday, July 8, 2010

Four years of the Terrible Two's?

Just when I thought that the kids were settling down and Eleanor was leaving behind her "terrible two's" Alexandra starts moving into her "terrible two" stage. Kill me now! Sometimes it’s unbearable and I have a difficult time dealing with the tantrums. Eleanor started her terrible two stages around 18 months and just got out of it about a month ago. Alex is 18 months and I don’t know if I can handle another round of this. I just try to keep my composure and take deep breaths and just go about my routine. I do not believe that life throws you anything that you cannot handle but sometimes it pushes the line.

Eleanor has started imitating Alex and she has regressed to the baby talk. I ask Eleanor to help me teach Alex the correct words or the sign for a specific word. My belief is that Eleanor will see this as a teaching exercise and take the lead in the big sister role. Ella is always telling Alex what to do anyway so let’s make it constructive. I'll let you know how that one goes!

Other than that nothing is really going on. I've been exhausted lately and I feel like I could sleep for days. I have two friends that are having baby showers this month thus evoking my yearning to have another child. My husband would divorce me if I had another baby not to mention that I no longer possess the “equipment” to bear children. I am overjoyed at the two wonderful bundles of joy that I have been blessed with no matter how much they aggravate the heck out of me! Besides that I have heard it from a number of other people that would kill me as they and I truly believe that I am allergic to pregnancy!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Okay, okay, okay, so I suck at the whole blogging thing! I have not added anything in quite some time, sorry for that.

So...I have noticed some things this past week that have caused me to stop and review some milestones. We all know about general milestones in everyone’s life like when you become a teenager or get your drivers license and all of the pedestrian milestones we reach in our life. In this post I would like to state all of minuscule milestones that are not noticed as well...noticeable, and here they are in no particular order.

-When your three year old is finally tall enough to walk around the shallow end of the pool beyond the stairs.
-When your ingenious 18 month old has figured out that she can reach anything with the strategic placement of a kitchen chair.
-When your three year old wakes in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and does not wake you to wipe her butt because she can now do it efficiently by her self.
-When you lose your purse, keys, phone or any other flashy item and your three year old tells you where it is.
-When you have to lower the crib to last level because your 18 month old is now tall enough to crawl out.
-When your 18 month old sleeps through the night and you are thankful for the extra sleep but you miss the middle of the night rendezvous and it makes you realize your baby is growing up.

-When your 18 month old is too tall for the changing table and her little feet stick over the end.
-When both your three year old and the 18 month old sit completely still for an hour or more watching a movie with you on the couch. (by the way that movie was children have a propensity for the odd and sinister, I guess they get from me.. hehe)
-When you realize that milestones are just that and there is no turning back as much as you would like and this makes you sad.

All of these things and more make me realize that time is faster than a speeding bullet and if you blink it will pass you by and I should have purchased heaver chairs. I wish I could stop time and encase everything and everyone in amber so it will be preserved for all eternity but then, I would have no more milestones as this is just the beginning.

So here’s to many more minuscule milestones that no one tells you about and how they are just as important as the major milestones.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Hello, my name is Heather. I am the mother of 2 wonderful little girls who keep me super busy. Eleanor is 3 and Alexandra is 1 and a half. I am also the step-mother of McCaela; she is 15 going on 30. I am married to a wonderful man named Ron. We have been married for 6 years and together for 11.

I have a great relationship with my parents and try to spend as much time as I can with them. Life chooses its own path which I find I constantly fight.

I am hoping that this blog will give me an opportunity to get things off of my chest, share my life experiences and hopefully be able to look back and reflect or pass it off to my children.

I am thankful and happy for the life I have been given. I would not change anything. I have been taught that life is extremely short and we need to be humble and thank God for placing us here. We may not always agree with what we have been handed or like any of it but; everything has a purpose and what we do with that purpose greatly depends on you and you alone.