Monday, June 21, 2010
I've sorta forgotten about ME in the past almost eleven months. I guess "forgotten" is not the best word. It's more like, I just don't have (or make) time for me.
I'm determined to change that.
I need to feel a little more like "April-yes the Wife and Mother, but still a totally fun and awesome Chick" and not just "April-changer of messy diapers, bottle maker and washer, laundry-washer, carpet-vacuumer, job-worker, never-any-free-time-er". Seriously.
I need to plan more Girl's Nights. I know Sarah and I have been trying to get one on the schedule so that will be upcoming. I'm already thinking dreamily of the apple martinis we'll enjoy and the utter silence (as in, no crying babies. LOL) And I think I wanna have a Girl's Night at my house soon too...lots of appies, wine and giggling. I also keep trying to remind some of our friends who have kids that we need to hang, just adults, some nights too. That's what babysitters are for!
I want to get back into my scrapbooking. It's been waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. I just don't make it a priority but as a hobby of mine, I really need to! I have so much stuff to scrapbook with but it's very messy and unorganized and all over the house. So I think first and foremost, I need to find a better way to start orgnaizing it all. Any suggestions? I have a whole unused room (except for all the crap we put in it as a "dumping ground") upstairs in our partially finished attic that would be PERFECT for a craft room. So do you guys have any pics of your craft rooms or storage areas that would help me? I'm a very visual person. If so, email them to me!!
I need to get back into my writing! My boss is writing her own book right now and she recently went to a Writer's Workshop (that she tried to get me to go to but time and money would not allow) and she said it was wicked awesome. So I decided to start saving up so I can go to next years and in the meantime, I gotta start working on my stuff! I've got a COUPLE of stories in the works so I need to start focus exclusively on just one.
I have to start exercising again. It's hard trying to figure out when to squeeze it into the day but I have to try harder. The other day I did some crunches, squats and weights all while a 10 and a 1/2 month old crawled all over me. It wasn't an ideal workout situation, but you know what, I made due and still felt better afterwards!
And I miss reading!! I have books lined up (and also some just merely lined up in my BRAIN to buy) that need to be read, but I haven't made the time for it. ME! The crazy bookworm! It's almost sacrilegious. I really miss reading.
So that's my list for now. A few things I need to start focusing on so that I can get back a little of ME that I've lost. Or misplaced. I don't want to forget about the parts of me that are Mom to Hunter, wife to Daryl becuz I am so lucky to be that person...however, I just want to figure out how to incorporate all of that into Me, April.
It can be done, right? Heh.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
From the very start, I have been so thankful to see the pure love shared between you and your son.
Your son. He lights up when you walk into a room. You make him laugh like no other person can, including me.
I love to watch him try to imitate you. You two share the same mannerisms, facial expressions and tempers. You both have the same sense of inquisitiveness, an interest in all that surrounds you...and a streak of dare-devil!You are two peas in a pod.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Oh my goodness, how did this happen so quickly?
You love to look at your family in photographs. Every single day we look at the photo (that was taken at your baby shower) on the end table and I point out to you, "Mommy, Daddy, Nana, Gpa and Grammie!" You laugh hysterically after each name and then try to "kiss" (i.e. lick, sucker-fish) the glass frame.
Hunter you are becoming such a big boy! You look less and less like a "baby" and more like a "boy" to us every day. Mommy simultaneously loves it and is so sad to see her baby growing up so quickly! You are the light of our lives buddy, keep on shining bright.
Love you always and forever,
Mommy and Daddy