Archive for May, 2011

Faith turns 2yrs old!

May 20th, 2011 Nell Turgeon No comments

Well, I am officially the mother of a 2yr old. Faith turned 2yrs old today! I’m still having a hard time believing it. We didn’t really do much today to celebrate. However, I sang happy birthday to her quite a few times. Also, I’m working on her response to “how old is Faith?” and it’s a work in progress. I made pizza for dinner, which might just be her favorite food…I think it’s a toss up between pizza and hot dogs lol. She is getting to be such a big girl. She’s walking around like crazy. I still don’t think I’d classify her as an independent walker quite yet, but she is so very close! Another thing she got to do today (besides eat pizza) is have (mostly) free reign of the house. Up until now, she has pretty much been confined to the living room, only because she likes to get in to trouble (I know, you’re thinking “not Faith, she’s perfect just like her mommy”). So, today I decided to be brave (or stupid) and leave the gate open for the living room. Faith actually did really well listening and staying out of trouble for the most part. She really enjoyed being able to explore the rest of the house with a little more distance from her watching mommy. I think it actually encouraged her to walk more. She was deciding on her own to walk from one end of the room to the other, and doing a good job with it too. *Sigh* such a big girl.
Memere and pepere are coming tonight to spend the weekend with us (mostly Faith lol). Aunt Sarah is coming down tomorrow. She is making the cake for Faiths party on Sunday, and I’m excited to see it because it’s a surprise.
Speaking of memere and pepere, I’m pretty sure they just pulled up!

On a side note, I don’t want to sadden this day, but I do have a story to share. I found out through facebook that a friend who Matt and I went to college with was an uncle today for approximately 17hrs. His brother and wife found out at their 20 week ultrasound in January that their son had a form of anencephaly. This is where the top portion of the baby’s skull is missing. This condition has a 100% mortality rate. These babies live anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 days after birth, if they even make it full term. Their son, Corbett, was born via scheduled c-section today and was able to spend 17hrs with his parents here on earth before going to be with Jesus. Their story reminded me today how precious each moment is that I spend with my two little girls. I am so blessed that God has entrusted Matt and I to raise them. I kept thinking today that Faith could have just as easily been taken from our arms to God’s. Clara too for that matter, but Faith has a little bit more history. That Faith and Corbett share a birthday touched me as well, why, I’m not exactly sure how to put that into words. Corbett’s parents are leaning on God, and I know He will continually comfort them and bring them peace.

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Just another Saturday…

May 14th, 2011 Nell Turgeon No comments

All day the sky (and weatherman) has been threatening rain, but so far, nothing. I’m thinking the clouds can’t hold it in much longer though. It keeps getting darker, and it smells like rain is on the way.

Faith, Clara and I spent a couple hours at Grammie and Papa’s house this morning to let daddy have some quiet to get his school work done. This is his last day of these classes, so glad! I love that he’s getting his Masters degree, but I don’t love that school steals his time. The next few semesters shouldn’t be as bad since he’ll be taking fewer classes. He should be graduating in spring 2012.

I can’t believe tomorrow is his birthday already; and that he’s going to be 27, which means that I’m going to be 27 in 4 months…yikes! lol. We’re going out for dinner to the Cheesecake Factory tomorrow to celebrate our anniversary and his birthday. I’m really excited. I’ve never been to the Cheesecake Factory. I’m also excited because I’m pretty sure this will be the first time we’ve been out on an actual date with no kids since Faith has been born!

Speaking of Faith, I can’t believe she is going to be 2 next week!!! Part of me is like, yea, it feels like 2 yrs have gone by. But the other part of me is like, wait, what…no, she can’t be 2 already! She is doing so well. She’s really starting to walk a lot on her own. She’s taking about 6-10 steps consistently now. I’m sure she’ll be actually walking this summer. She’s also starting to talk a lot more and have conversations. Granted, there are only a few words I actually know what she’s saying. However, she knows exactly what she’s saying lol.

Ok, Faith just did one of the cutest most adorable things ever…praying it becomes a habit, but not holding my breath. She was all ready for bed and we were playing in the living room for a bit until bedtime. Well, she started reaching over the gate and taking books off the bookshelf. I told her to stop, and then I asked her if she was ready for bed. Here it is…she promptly walked over to her bedroom door, reached for the door knob and said “night night.” I was just about speechless. Then, even better, we went in her room, I read her some books, laid her in bed, and she went right to sleep! I am definitely speechless now!

Oh, and it did start raining…but it’s the nice rain. The calm kind that I love listening to at night.

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Beautiful Day

May 11th, 2011 Nell Turgeon No comments

Today was so beautiful, inside and out! After my darling hubby left for work at 645, I made Faith and I some breakfast while Clara was still sleeping. Clara woke up shortly after Faith and I finished breakfast. We all hung out in the living room for a bit, playing on the couch cushions on the floor (something I do nearly every day now so that Faith can’t climb over the back of the couch)!

Clara took a short nap while Faith and I had lunch. Cleaning up from lunch I realized we had no water (due to water main break). So, (since I couldn’t do dishes anyway) I decided we would all go outside, in hopes that Faith and Clara would take their afternoon naps while we went for a walk. And, what do ya know…they did. Both of them slept for about 2 hrs. I walked around the park, played fetch with Echo, walked up and down the sidewalks, back to the park again…round and round I went. I loved it! The girls were sleeping, it was wonderful to just be outside in the warm sunshine air. When I finally grew tired of walking, I headed back to our apartment where I sat on the steps and the girls continued to sleep for another 20 minutes or so. All in all, it was fabulous! I got just enough sun to have a glow, but not really a sunburn. You see, when I spend time in the sun, I’m usually either sunburned or not…there’s very little tanning for me and my white skin lol!

When hubby got home he brought a delicious little chocolate cake and a bottle of wine to celebrate our anniversary a little early (knowing that his work schedule on our anniversary tomorrow may have him getting home a little later). All in all, today was close to perfect!

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