Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the great Daddies out there!

It's my opinion that any man can be a sperm donor and help in creating a child. But it takes a good and special man to be a Daddy or a Father. I've experienced this first hand and I know it to be a fact.

So to all those men out there that are Daddies or Fathers to children that are their flesh and blood and also who are not biologically theirs, I say good job and I hope you enjoy your special Dad's day!

I'm so thankful that my son has such a loving, patient, and thoughtful Daddy. I am truly blessed and I know one day Joseph will realize the same. Below is a pic of my 'guys' together.

Monday, June 13, 2011

"These are My Daddies"

"These are my Daddies!" That's what Joseph exclaimed as he hauled his huge bucket of Toy Story Army men into the living room. This all took me back to when this whole all 'soldiers are Daddies' theory came about.

Back when Jeremiah was gone for basic training Joseph was given or found 2-3 little green Army men. He would constantly question what they were or who they were. I simply would tell him they were soldiers or Army men like Daddy. So his brain computed that to mean all soldiers are Daddies. Whenever he sees plastic Army men or real soldiers he will always exclaim, "There are Daddies!"

I remember when we were in Georgia for Jeremiah's graduation from Signal BOLC, we were on post and driving towards the building that held his formal graduation ceremony. Of course because we were on post we would pass handfuls of men and women in ACUs and every group of them we passed Joseph would count the people in uniforms. "One, two, three Daddies!" or "One, two, three, lots of Daddies!" To him there is no difference between a Daddy and soldier.

As I stood in the kitchen this morning making him scrambled eggs and hearing him exclaim about 'his Daddies' I felt a sense of overwhelming pride. Joseph is proud of what his father does, and although he's too little to really explain that in those words he's found his own way. Joseph gets excited when we go to Selfridge and see men and women in ACUs as well. He sees those people in uniforms as strong, caring, and trustworthy people.

I am so proud that Joseph is excited about, and likes pretending about his Daddy's occupation. How many people can say at the age of two that they were proud of their parent's occupation or the things their parent is doing for their country?

With Father's Day just around the corner this has even more meaning. Joseph loves his Daddy to pieces. Daddy holds the power to all the world (at least in his eyes). The bond between a father and his child is so special. I am so thankful that I am married to a great man who became an amazing father. I am so thankful that Joseph has a great father to look up to and to learn from. I know there is no other man in the world that could be a better father to my son and I'm overwhelmed with pride and joy at that idea.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nothing too Exciting

I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last blogged. It feels like it was just yesterday. So, I figured it's time to stop neglecting my blog and add a new entry.

There's nothing out of the ordinary happening right now. Life goes on. Chores get done, meals get cooked, messes get cleaned, bills get paid. Jeremiah is still trying to find fulltime (decent paying) work with benefits. We are still waiting to see where or what our next step in life will be. We're content but anxious.

We've been really working harder and harder with Joseph and his potty training. He's a smart boy and he's realized there is really no benefit for him to not use the diaper. It's time consuming and boring to go potty in the toilet. We're working on changing that for him. I think we're making progress. I'd be lying though if I said it were easy. I wish there was some magic equation to get this part of toddler life complete.

Joseph is starting a class over the summer for 2-4 year olds called Animal Crackers. It's a toddler roller skating class. It begins in a couple weeks and I am really looking forward to it. I think he'll really enjoy it. We will resume gymnastics with him in the fall but for now it'll be nice to have a change of pace.

Joseph and I have been to the zoo and Greenfield Village several times each so far this spring. I am also enjoying taking Joseph to our pool. I swear this child is part fish. I've never seen a kid take to water like he does. It's impressive to say the least.

We got a new car to replace the land yacht. I'm really relieved about this. We now have two reliable vehicles. I do not want to spend this winter getting stranded by a vehicle. I definitely had enough of that last year.

Hmm.. What else is going on? ..I wish I had some spectacular topic to blog about. But nothing too exciting has happened recently.

I've been a big slacker with my dieting and weight loss the last 2 weeks. I've not put any weight back on, but I've not taken any off either. I'm trying really hard this week to get back on track. I am so ready to be done with this weight loss journey.

We're still working on the new baby thing. No news so far. I think all 3 of us are excited to expand our family. I know it'll happen, I just wish I knew when. But such is life.

Hope everyone is having as laid back a spring as we are. I'm not really looking forward to the summer because I really hate the heat, but I know Joseph is really enjoying the warm weather.

I'll try and be a more committed blogger.. :)