Find Good In Every Day

One mom's attempt at finding good in every day of this chaotic world.

Walking Machine! December 29, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 9:33 pm

Cooper is walking! I cannot believe it.

Some first attempts

Some first attempts

I really thought he would be a little slow on this front since he didn’t roll over for so long and then took awhile to crawl… But this guy is ready to move! I’m sure he just wants to keep up with his big sister. It’s hard to keep up with her, but he gives her a run for her money.  He wants to do anything she is doing.

It is 5 days before Cooper’s 1st birthday… 1 year has passed already. It feels like just yesterday that we were welcoming the tiny 7 pound 11 ounce boy into this world, yet here we are celebrating one year down. I honestly couldn’t love this boy more. He always has a smile for me, and he’s a cuddly lump of love.

How did I get so lucky to have Mason and Cooper in my life? Despite all the craziness that goes along with 2 kids, I do thank my lucky stars every night that my kids are so great. I have Cooper to cuddle with every morning after his bottle. I have Mason to tell me she loves me at least 5 times a day. And I have Jeremy to share it all with. It’s pretty darn cool.

My Merry Family

My Merry Family

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Holiday Songs December 17, 2008

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 11:03 pm

I have a few favorite holiday songs that always lift my spirits.  No matter what my mood is, if I turn on these few songs, a smile is easily found.

Mistletoe Mambo by Michael Andrew – Honestly, this song is great.  You will be compelled to stand up and do a little mambo as soon as you hear it.  I especially love to dance to this with Mason who can shake her booty like no other.

Where Are You  Christmas by Faith Hill – A little on the slower side, a little on the cheesy side…  I still love this song!  I’m sure Jeremy hates it because I try to belt it out as good as Faith Hill does, but I’m a tad bit tone deaf.

O Holy Night by ‘N Sync – Yes, I know…  Did you ever think you’d hear about ‘N Sync again?  Considering that O Holy Night is one of my favorite hymns, who best to sing it than JT and his buddies?!  This is a beautiful a cappella rendition of a classic.

2000 Miles by The Pretenders – This one may not officially be a Christmas song, but ever since my sister put it on a Christmas CD, it’s the only time I listen to it.  Like most Pretenders songs, it has a nice melody, and it’s easy to sing along.

If only I could figure out how to add music to my blogs, then I would have put up the songs so you could hear them.  If anything, I definitely urge you to go to iTunes and try to find them.  They are great pick-me-ups during these stressful times!  Enjoy!

 

Jingle Bells December 9, 2008

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 8:29 pm

Today ended on a high note.  While Jeremy put Cooper to bed, I made the time to do an art project with Mason.  She decided to make a jingle bracelet.  Using a pipe cleaner, she thread beads and small bells onto it to make her bracelet.  She had so much fun and was very proud of her piece of jewelry.

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We worked on another art project while waiting for Daddy, and then just had fun playing in the basement.  It was so fun and so easy.  Usually after Cooper goes to bed, we focus on getting the dishes cleaned, helping Mason clean up toys, wrapping up leftovers…  But tonight, I just put it all behind (well, I really just left the dishes for Jeremy) and focused on Mason.  Taking that little bit of time to spend quality moments together meant the world to me.  I realized I need to do that more often.  So many nights, we get caught up in the craziness of the day and rush Mason to bed just so that we can get to our little sanctuary upstairs.  But I can get almost the same relaxation and revitalization just by giggling with my kids.  Definitely worth the dirty dishes and messy living room! 

 

3-Letter Words December 1, 2008

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 12:15 pm

Somehow in the span of this past weekend, Mason has learned two new 3-letter words.

Mom and Dad.

It’s not Mommy and Daddy anymore.  Just Mom and Dad.  Did she suddenly grow up to be 10 or something?  Where did this come from?  Jeremy thinks it might have spawned from him calling his parents Mom and Dad during Thanksgiving.  It’s as good a guess as any, so we’ll go with that.  It’s just weird.  To hear from the backseat, “Dad, can we listen to Sound of Music?”  Or as she wakes up, “I’m ready for breakfast now, Mom.”  Just too weird!

My parents are Mom and Dad.  That can’t be me!  I’m still a Mommy!  Does this mean I have to start wearing “mom jeans?”  Do I have to go get the “mom haircut?”

While I love watching my little girl grow up each day, I can’t help but already miss being her “mommy.”  Yes, I’m still “mamamamama” to Cooper, but with as much as he tries to imitate Mason now, I would not be surprised if his first word was “mom” or “dad.”  We’d have to skip the mommy and daddy thing all together with him.  Then it would really be official.

So I write this blog today as a Mom, not a Mommy…  I’ll relish in those little moments when Mason is a little girl again, crying over a scraped knee or something, calling out to “Mommy!”  But I’ll truly enjoy becoming the more sophisticated “Mom” as she becomes a young lady.