Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March - Solomon Family Recap

I really thought I would blog more this month, but shock! It didn't happen.  I know all mothers/wives feel this way, but I just feel there just isn't enough time to do all the things little o' me wants to do.  Fact - It's 3am right now...instead of trying to go to sleep, I'm typing this blog because I see it as time well spent, lol. 

Here are some of the things I never got around to blogging about for the month of March:

1.  I FINALLY went out with my girls Casey and Jill {on St. Patricks Day}.  The last time the 3 of us had a girls night was December, so it was long over due.  We went to a restaurant by the riverwalk...the food was good, the weather was great, and the company was exactly what I needed.  I can not stress enough the importance of good girlfriends and a mothers/wife's need to spend time with them.  I know there are a lot of parents out there that feel guilty spending time away from their kids, but {for me} I feel like I'm a better mom when I can step away for a night and just be me.  I will always be a mother and wife first and foremost, but I never want to lose myself in the title "mother and wife." 

2.  After Christian had his ear surgery, we had him evaluated about a week and a half later to be aware of his strengths and weaknesses.  To make a long story short, we knew going in what the outcome would be.  As far as his comprehension, understanding direction, motor skills he scored at the age of a 25 1/2 month old.  He scored at the age of a 15 month old in speech development, which we knew.  I felt silly, but after his surgery, I just thought he would be spouting off all these new words now that he could hear...but that really hasn't been the case.  His 2nd hearing test is next week, so I'm not even sure how well he can hear after the surgery.  He says total of about 4 words on a regular basis - momma, car, ball, and more.  He says papa and dada too, but not nearly as much. What he can say and what he knows are two different things...but like any mother, one of the joys of watching your child grow up is to be able to communicate more with them.  I know it'll just take time and I by no means pressure him into trying to say a word...of course my dad thought saying a word 25 times would get him to say the word back - that was a big fail.  After he said it so many times, I swear Christian was avoiding him, lol.  You never want your child to struggle with anything, so this has been a test in patience and faith for me...it's also been very humbling. 

His new shades (that are broken now).  He likes to wear them...probably due to my over reaction when he does..."Lookin' good Christian!!"

He rode on his 1st merry go round.  If you can't tell by that freakin' adorable smile, he loved it.  At one point he got a little dare devil on me and tried to ride the horse without holding on.  He literally threw his hands up in the air.

  Enjoying his new playground set.  We keep this one at the grandparents.  Thank God for the wonderful people in our lives that have given us these things.

Having fun with grandpa

I like this photo :)

This little boy LOVES his grandma.  I never knew my mom could be SO animated until Christian came along.  He thinks she's the funniest person IN THE WORLD.

...AND my favorite picture this month.  He's probably thinking, "I don't care how many times you say the word, I'm not going to say it back...but you keep saying it if it makes you feel better!"  What's the saying...something about doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for different results? :)  LOL 

3.  The last thing (which is more a paragraph typed in frustration) is the selling of our home. I think the hardest part is having to clean our house at a moments notice because someone wants to come look at it.  This wouldn't be so hard if your home was child free, but a clean home and a toddler just don't go together.  The worst spending hours cleaning and then we'll get a call from our agent saying the people cancelled and will reschedule.  I've noticed we're a lot quicker about cleaning...either we're not puting in as much effort or we've just become that efficient.  The second frustration is even if someone wanted to buy our home, there hasn't been anything come up in our town we would want to buy.  The houses we've looked at have been a crapfest.  This is your home...one of the most expensive purchases you will make...how are you not going to take care of it?  Then you want how much for it?  We could always buy a brand new home, but these new housing editions are creepy.  All the houses are identical and spaced about an inch away from one another and there is no backyard.  I would rather take an older house with some land where our dumb dogs can run around and I can have a garden.   This has been a BIG test in patience.  

We also attended Miss Avery's 1st birthday party over the weekend, but I would like to do a little editing of the photos before I post :) 

To cap off March, we're taking Christian to Sesame Street LIVE.  He LOVES Elmo, so he just might freak out :)

1 comment:

Sara said...

We've now gone through the selling of two houses in six months...once as owners, this last time as renters. It just sucks either way. I can't imagine trying to do it with a toddler!
I do have a couple of tips. One, is to keep a large tub or laundry basket in the back of your car...if you have to get the house in order on the fly, just throw all the random things that don't have a place in your tub and throw it back in your car. You can figure out what to do with it later.
Second, I used Mrs. Meyer's lemon counter cleaner. Right before someone came through to look, I'd spray some on a cloth and quickly wipe down the counters and cabinets. It makes things smell very fresh, and that gives the impression that you've taken great care of your home (i.e., they're getting a good investment).
Good luck!!!

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