Friday, January 30, 2009

Cara the Event Planner

I feel like a kid in a candy store today! There are so many things that I am planning for it brings a smile to my face (yeah, I am weird). There is Wyatt's first birthday and our trip to Florida. We leave Monday March 2nd and are coming back Friday March 6th, the next day is Wyatt's party. So....I have to make sure everything is done before we board the plane for Orlando. So far I have made the invitations (thanks to the help of Shayna and Office Depot), bought some decorations, plates and utensils, party bags...oh man I still need so much more! But there is a part of me that loves the idea of planning things.

Every night I stare at the ceiling thinking about taking Wyatt on a plane and going to Disney World, I have never been there, so this is HUGE! I look forward to seeing the look on Grandma Daphine's (Noah's Gram) face when she finally meets Wyatt. Also, Noah and I have never been on a plane together either, so that should be fun. Lets just hope we have kid friendly people sitting around us otherwise this will be the longest 3 hour flight ever. I still have a few weeks to get all this stuff done, but I will never be busy enough to stop thinking about my spur of the moment vacation for Florida

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Day the Music Died

When I got married and had a child, I had to let go of a past I had learned to love. Along with the things I had to give up was music. I love to sing, I think about it constantly and I know God gave me a voice for a reason. I just haven't quite figured that out yet. Singing at church on Sunday mornings is when I can really let loose and pour my heart out in song. I miss it. I miss being in choir and performing on stage (with a group of course we all know I am too chicken to go solo). I miss the voice I had when I trained everyday, now I can barely squeak out a high note with out my voice cracking. I sing to Wyatt all the time, but I want more (Little Mermaid)! I pray that God gives me some insight as to how I can use this spiritual gift soon before my voice withers away.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"F" is for Failure

I never pictured myself being like this, but yes, I feel like I have failed Wyatt as his mother. When I am trying to watch a million kids, including my own, I realize at the end of the day I barely have enough energy to stand. Wyatt is usually the best behaved throughout the day so he is getting the least attention. I really don't like how that works. The whole situation is a catch 22. I have to work, if I didn't we would be living on the street. But on the same note, I feel like I am doing this at the expense of time spent with MY son. Don't get the wrong idea here, I am not neglecting my son, I am just not able to spend as much time with him as I would like to. I am going to try to have a half hour of mommy and me time with Wyatt so I can help him develop in every way possible. Maybe then I will stop feeling so guilty.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

How can this be? I'm only 23!

Well there are three less gray hairs on my head today.
I looked in the mirror this morning, just doing the usual morning ponytail, when the light hit a few hairs on my head. I gasped in horror and was almost blinded but the two gray hairs staring at me. They were so noticeable due to the hue of my natural color that I immediately wondered how many people saw them. Needless to say I grabbed my tweezers and pluck those babies faster than they could ever grow in. I know the saying is that when you pluck one, two grow back....well I am all about instant gratification and those hairs could no longer reside with my natural brown locks. I ended up finding one more on the crown of my head. I hope this was a fluke...ok I am in denial. Looks like I need to start stocking up on some hair dye

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

He's 10 Months Old!

Yes, it is true. My little pride and joy is 10 months old! It feels like yesterday when he was born and now is is crawling and getting into everything. His new idea of fun is pulling the toliet paper off of the roll (note to self: baby proof the bathroom). Here are a few more things that Wyatt is doing:
Our at home measurements Weight: 22lbs Height: 30 1/2 inches
Funiture Cruising
Walks, when pushing his toy
Shakes his head "no"
Claps his hand to "YAY"
Wheres size 18month clothing
Eats anything and everything (he will try something at least once)
Says "mama, dada, babba" but doesn't have a clue what they mean
Has 8 teeth, four on top four on bottom and more on the way
Reaches out to the person he wants to go by
Can feed himself finger foods and tries to take the spoon away from me to feed himself
We introduced a sippy cup, but he sips then bites on it lol
We are working on him holding his own bottle

That is all I can think of for now. With every new thing he does it is like the day he was born all over again.