We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was Seth's first Thanksgiving and so we are thankful that God brought him into our lives and we love him. Lydia grows by leaps and bounds. She likes to sing and dance and her most recent love is BOOKS. She can't get enough of them. So when I asked her what she was thankful for she went and go this book called Who is in the Meadow? I found this book at the library and she loves it. So I am thankful for her love of books. Her new accomplishments include mastering the potty. We have moved her up to the big girl potty with a seat on top and now she won't use the one on the floor. It has been amazing to have Joel home for the last few days. He is such a great husband so loving and selfless. I did decide to master the Black Friday sales. I will probably most likely not do it again, especially by myself. It was crazy if you want the whole story you will have to ask. We enjoyed a fun meal with our good friends the Mason's. They have been our family away from our family since we have moved here. They mean so much to us. So thank you Mason's for once again taking us in and loving on us. it was an overall great day.
One thing I really enjoy watching is Lydia and how she interacts with her baby Seth as she calls him. We tried putting Seth in the excersaucer the other day but since he still doesn't have complete control over his head it wasn't really a good idea so it was short lived but we managed to catch some pictures of him and Lydia and how he really likes being near Lydia.
So on our way home tonight from Walmart, Lydia said candy mommy?? I said yes Lydia when we get home you can have candy just remind mommy when we get there. So we got home and sure enough she says Candy mommy so I gave her a lolli-pop and then all of the sudden she says to Me, Mommy what doing? and I told her and then she said Mommy what doing? So once again I told her what I was doing and then again she said Mommy what doing? And I said Lydia what are you doing and she said in a very big and I mean very big smile " I HAVE CANDY" and then proceeded to dance around the house saying I HAVE CANDY!!! IT was so funny! She didn't care what I was doing she just wanted to tell me that she had candy!! 2 year olds got to love them!!
Seth's new thing is cooing and smiling. It takes a lot longer to feed him now because he would rather talk to me and smile than eat. He loves to lay on his changing table and just talk but only in his diaper once I dress him the smiling and cooing goes away. IT is so funny!!
Well things as usual are busy in the Leineweber house. Things that have been happening here are:
Lydia is potty training. She is doing an amazing job. She sometimes will go by herself with out me asking her, but I always know when she goes because she can't fully pull her pants down by herself. So she yells from the bathroom "PANTS DOWN MOMMY!!" Sometimes I don't always make it in time and she accidentally goes on the tip of her pants so I am learning to be quick. The only problem is, is that when I am nursing it is hard to get to her. But she has transitioned well. She has learned the difference in shapes and we are still working on what color is what. For someone who loves to color and play with play doh she doesn't seem to grasp colors very well. Her favorite things to do are play with her ponies and take a walk and pick up leaves. This past weekend we got to go trick or treating with our good friends Adam and Tara and she loves Abby.
Seth is smiling real big now, and occasionally I can get him to coo back at me, it is now more common than not. I feel as if time has flown by with him as he is already 3 months old. My parents stopped in for a very quick trip this past Sunday. They were driving by after picking up a truck they bought in Texas. So my dad was able to meet his newest grandson. Seth loved him and give him lots of big smiles. It must be my dads low soothing voice I feel as if all babies love my dad. IT was great to see you mom and dad.
Joel continues to be busy working at AIG and is still loving his job! He comes home to a house of chaos but we love seeing him when he gets here. Lydia always greets him with DADDY HOME!! Joel and I will be taking the birth in our small group probably by the end of this month so that will be interesting!
Me, I am continuing to be a stay at home mom, and learning a lot about my selfish heart. My big growing experience has been being patient with Lydia as she hits the terrible 2 stage. I have discovered that when she is hungry she gets pretty grumpy! Potty training for me has been learning to give lots of Praise and try not to be impatient when she fails. I love being a mom and I am very fulfilled in doing it. As we hit full speed ahead into the holidays we continue to be a very busy family.