Saturday, February 13, 2010

First, Catch up!!

So I have been gone for waaaaaaay too long...and a lot has happened since I last posted. After Blaine's first Christmas (which I believe was my last post). The day after Christmas a I got a call to interview for a new job. I really didn't think it was going to go anywhere (even though I wanted it to), but I knew that I needed the interview experience so I went ahead and interviewed. Much to my surprise I ended up getting the counselor position at Edgecombe Early College and all that I can say is WOW, what a difference having a job that you love makes!! I really love getting up in the morning and going to work, and I have to say that I have not had this feeling in a long time. I love that Blaine gets his "best mom" every afternoon when I get off work, and that was the plan all along this journey!!

OK after the new job Blaine celebrated his first Birthday and it was a BLAST!! I think it was a tiring day, but a day that I will never forget. There were a lot of emotions stirred in me during this first birthday celebration, but more than anything I cannot believe where time went...
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I have a slide show that I made for Blaine's birthday that I plan on posting I have just had difficulty getting it formatted correctly so that it'll post directly to the blog. The slide show was made of pictures from Blaine's first year of life : ) and I cried many times in the process of making it, but it was such a joy to to relive those moments. Blaine also got his first tooth right around that first birthday party and I have to admit we were quite relieved as we had been anticipating the arrival of this first tooth for a LONG time. Blaine got lots of fun toys and BOOKS, Blaine LOVES books!! He even got some outdoor toys that we can't WAIT to play with!!

Blaine also had a chance to experience his first "snow day". We took him out and honestly he really hated it. I think that part of him "hating it" was the fact that he woke up from his nap, we threw him in 10 layers and clothes, offered him no milk (b/c we were so excited) and took him outside. One fall down with hands in the snow and he was D O N E. I have a few pictures that we did manage to get of Blaine playing in the "sneet" - snow and sleet. We have learned that Blaine LOVES daddy's big 4-wheeler, every time Jason turns it on he is ready to ride and throws a fit if he doesn't get his way. : )

Blaine is starting to be much more vocal about the things that he likes and dislikes and is really giving us a hard time about eating. Anyone that knows Blaine knows that this is really unusual because he used to be such an awesome eater. He would eat 2 large jars of baby food, plus yogurt with juice and is suddenly refusing to eat some things. We put green beans in his mouth, he spits them out or literally takes them out with his hands. . . we just keep trying different foods, but this is tough!! Jason made him a stir fry with squash, zuchinni, turkey sausage, and bell pepper the other night though, and he at the mess out of it, it was unreal!! I think that he is realizing that he actually has an opinion about what he eats.

Blaine weighs around 20 lbs right now and is about 27-28 inches long, he is growing so much faster than I ever though he was. . . . someone has hit the fast forward button in my life, wish they would hit pause NOW!!

My Mom and dad brought over a gift for Blaine today - in the snow : ) A bird feeder!! They put it outside of his room so that he can see it out of his window, or the dining area window. I know that the birds really appreciated the bird seed, and Blaine peeks out regularly at it to see what is going on. While my parents were here my dad was throwing snow balls at the back storm door while Blaine was standing at the door. After they left he kept going back to see if someone was going to throw snow balls at him again. : ) We were able to get out in the snow a little later on today to walk over to Jason's Mom and Dads for some supper (black eyed peas, pork, green beans, and mashed sweet potatoes) NICE!! Blaine seemed to like the snow a little more (I suspect because it was a bit warmer today and there wasn't snow coming from the sky. He liked looking at his footprints in the snow, and the new big thing is going up and down the steps on the porch.

I am sure that this was all a little boring with the catch up, so I promise to try and be more captivating with my posts in weeks to come. . .