Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Grass is Always Green!

Okay, I've been thinking lately about the statement, "The grass is always greener on the other side." Well, I thoroughly enjoy the stages my kids are in right now however, I can't help but wonder what it will be like when Jake is one and Sean is almost 3. They will be able to play together and keep each other entertained while I scrub my dirty kitchen floor, do laundry, and do tons of dishes all day..............WHAT AM I THINKING? Who cares if my house is not clean and the laundry is not done. They will not always think I'm hilarious, wonderful, and want to cuddle w/ me all day and night. I'm thinking the grass is always green. I want to cherish each moment and not miss a beat (I say this as my house is semi-clean:)

Anyway, life is crazy with an infant and a toddler. Fun, hectic, messy, but I love it. They're definitely cute together. Jake is always looking at Sean with tons of wonder and sometimes disgust and fear. Sean is full of energy and LOVES Jake A LOT! I love when it's time to wake Jake up from his nap and he goes in to do it. He loves this responsibility. He pokes and tickles him and says, "Jakeeey" over and over. It's so fun.

I've attached a few pictures. We love to go to Grandma and Grandpa Thomas's and Sean always tends to eat A LOT of goodies while there. He is so spoiled.

Also, as an update, Mike is almost done w/ school. May!!! I'm so excited. He'll be a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner- FINALLY! And, the best news is he has a job interview this Thursday. We hope he gets it! It's in Salt Lake (so no relocation- YAY!)

Is Sean helping or hitting......not sure!


W/ Gma Thomas.....eating of course!


Great Big Brother


But still a bit ornery though. I get it on camera.....a lot!


Trying to make him happy by building a fort for movie night!


Sometimes nothing but treats and playing in water helps.


So dang cute!

11 comments:

kim said...

I LOVE that last pic of Sean and Jake. It reminds me soo much of Macie and Dallin. Macie loves him a little too much at times too :) I agree, cherish the snuggly days. Dallin is starting to get indpendent and I wish I keep him little!

sachiko and mark said...

You guys make the cutest dang kids! You're such a fun mom, making a tent for movie night... I'm going to have to get a mommy 101 class from you when we finally have kids.

Alisha said...

You are so right Lori! I need to remember that the grass is always green!! I hope Mike gets that job in SLC, I don't want you to move!!!

Julia said...

This is such a great post. How easy it is for all of us to wish away what we have now for some "dreamy" future. I definitely need to be better at this. One thing that helps me is just thinking, "The reason I am having such a hard time with this situation is because this IS hard!" (Although it also has it's moments of bliss and wonder.) Never discount the great work you are doing. Those boys are darling. Good luck to Mike with his interview. That is fabulous that he'll be done with school soon!

Jessie Mae said...

I'm glad things are going well! I am so happy for you!

tookiecramer said...

You have two cute boys. They will be good buddies but when they are 1 and 3 years old - they will play together and fight and make double the messes. You are right, you definitely have to enjoy your time whatever stage your family is in. Have fun - that are beautiful boys. Tell Mike Congratulations!

Erin Ann Thomas said...

I hope Mike gets that job! Let me know. Love you! I'm sure your house is cleaner than mine, super mom. :)

Jaimee said...

WOW! You are such an awesome mom! Those kids are so blessed to have you. Good luck Mike!!! You can still relocate, as long as it's in our new neighborhood :)!

Kiley said...

They are so cute! I feel the same way - I'm excited to see what my kids will be like when they're just a little bit older. However, I do love my little Jake at the age he's at right now!

Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

what cute pictures! and that is exciting mike will be done in may!! wow!

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