Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Window into our world

From our adoption profile and with updates on this blog, Rob and I try to give people a chance to see the type of people we are and what our home and life is like.

I try to cherish each day I have with my family.  Life with a little one at home is a lot of fun and a lot of work.  Taking pictures and recording the little moments helps me keep difficult and challenging moments of the day in perspective with the funny and rewarding ones.  I love being a mom and grateful to have the opportunity and responsibility of raising and having Jacob as my son.  I love Jacob so much, and can't imagine my life without him.  I know I will feel the same way when another child joins our family, and the thought of that gets me really excited.

Here are a few of the latest pictures took of Jacob and our fun times together. 

Rainy day fun.  I made a fort for Jacob, (It fell down before I got decent pictures.  And then he kept grabbing and stepping on the sheets, so I couldn't rebuild it.  So instead I made a little hammock for him.  It was so funny how he just enjoyed sitting in it for a good part of the day. 

Rob made a much sturdier fort for Jacob out of couch cushions.  As you can see, they had fun playing in it.

Jacob loves trucks.  It is fun to see him peer out the window as they drive by the house or when we're in the car.  He especially likes the trash truck.  It comes by our house in the mornings, and if he hears it when he is eating his breakfast he doesn't want to eat because he wants to go see it.  So, I often end up taking him outside so he can watch the trash truck and eat at the same time.  It's fun.  

Last week we took Jacob to play in some water fountains.  He loved them.  The funniest part was seeing him run to and from the fountains as they would suddenly disappear and reappear in a different location. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Fool's Day

Yesterday was a fun day.  It was April Fool's.  Rob likes to think he never gets tricked, and when he does, he then plays it off and acts as though he wasn't tricked.  But I was determined to trick him.  I saw a few harmless but funny ideas on the internet.   They worked out well.  I put clear nail polish on the bar of soap so it wouldn't lather up while Rob showered.  It was pretty funny, he was trying to scrape it off and then was concerned that he had just smeared nail polish all over himself, (which he hadn't). 

The other trick I had prepared was some fake poop made from toilet paper rolls.  This trick would be from Jacob.  A few hours later I changed Jacob's diaper, and one thing to know about Jacob is, he does not like stopping whatever he's doing to get changed.  He fights laying down, and so occasionally he will escape.  So, as I changed him, I let him escape and run towards Rob, (who was nearby on the couch).  As he did I threw the fake poop on the ground.  I then did my best to look and sound horrified that Jacob had pooped on the carpet.  Rob looked at it, agreed it was gross, and then while I picked it up he ran off to catch Jacob who was running bare bottomed down the hall.  I could hardly keep from laughing out loud as I heard Rob telling Jacob not to poop on the carpet.  Rob brought him back and then I told him April Fool's!  Ha ha. 

All day, I kept on my toes for a trick Rob might play.  And right before I got into bed and while brushing my teeth, I thought, he will probably put something in my bed, or in my pillow.  But a minute later, I totally forgot and when I got in bed I felt something in my pillow.  It was a scrap of paper that had been on my night stand.  Rob was so proud of himself for "getting me".  Congratulations Rob.