I don't know if I'm biased because I work there, but you guys...I LOVE Target...
...and more specifically, Target clearance.
The other night, while perusing the multiple clearance end-caps, I came across a gel alphabet set, and I knew Wyatt would have so much fun with it.
(He really loves the alphabet, PLUS it was really colorful, and we've been working on colors lately...)
So I picked it up to see what the cost was, the clearance price that is, but I couldn't find that unmistakeable red sticker. I was sad, but determined to get it anyway, knowing it couldn't be very much full price, let alone on clearance.
When I reached my turn at the checkout lane, the cashier scanned my gel alphabet, but to my dismay, nothing populated...as if it wasn't in their database anymore. The cashier, being determined for me, read all the fine print from off the back and found a price of $2.50.
That's decent...not a bad price, right?
Yeah well, I pushed it.
I told her I found it on the clearance rack and she immediately said, "Okay, well, how about $1?"
So basically I got it for about 90 cents, and it's the best 90 cents I've ever spent. Wyatt LOVES it.
Are you kidding me?! Like, for REAL, FOUR MONTHS?!
It seems like he's been here forever, but I remember giving birth and being pregnant like it was yesterday.
So my little baby isn't a little baby anymore. He's pretty much out of the newborn stage--cries real tears, wears size 2 diapers, and is starting to develop his own little personality. He's very mellow and happy and likes to go-with-the-flow.
He's grown so much within the last month! He does pretty well at sitting up, and although he still needs support, I think he'll be doing it on his own within the next month! He also found his feet a few days ago and likes to grab them and suck on his toes (and pretty much anything else). He likes to stand up too, and he's actually gotten pretty good at moving himself around. Just the other day when I went in to get him from his crib I found him on his back, after I'd put him down on his tummy--so he must have rolled over?? He hasn't done it again, but I think it'll be happening a lot more now. He also does pretty good at scooting around when he's on his tummy, and he's never in the same place after I've put him down.
Wyatt is as enthusiastic as ever, and gets a little TOO excited sometimes to see Logan. He is getting better at being "soft" though. Wyatt likes to share his things with Logan, and has fun pointing out Logan's clothes, toys, and blankets versus his own.
I set Logan up on the couch yesterday and Wyatt immediately got himself and book and sat next to him, and read it to him. Then he went and got another book and gave it to Logan.
It was pretty dang adorable.
Logan had a doctor's appointment today and he currently weighs 15lbs 9oz (60th percentile) and is 25.5inches long (70th percentile). He is so sweet and so perfect. I love his little, fat cheeks, and they way he smiles at me when I kiss him. He is my heaven.
It should be obvious that I love being a mom, but if you didn't know...I love being a mom :)
I have the best two boys in the world--and I'm completely in love with them. They make my life so much more fun, and happy, and just...better.
This is just after church yesterday, and I wanted a picture with both of them, but Logan was sleeping...
...so here's a different picture with my Logan doll. We're off to play in the water!
Jeffrey got me some beautiful roses, pomegranate chocolates, and a special surprise...
...Willow Tree! This figure is a perfect replica of us the night Jeff proposed to me...I love it!
I hope all you mommies, soon-to-be mommies, and future mommies had a good mother's day! I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to be a mother, and I'm equally thankful for all the motherly influences I've had to help guide me as a mom. I love all of you!
And I just had to add this picture because he's so dang handsome!
I made some zucchini bread today and Wyatt was excited.
I told him what I was making, and he kept calling it cake (if you didn't know, he has a small obsession with cake). ANYWAY, I finally convinced him it was bread, and then focused on having him say "zucchini."
The kid can say "mayonnaise" without a hitch, but apparently "zucchini" is another language entirely.
He started out with "nee nee," then moved to "kee nee" and then finally "kee kee nee."
I eventually just told him he wasn't allowed to have any unless he named it correctly.
Out popped "zee kee nee" and I dubbed it satisfactory.
When Jeff came home later that night, and remembering I told him he could have another piece of bread when daddy got home, Wyatt promptly asked for cake.
Jeff sat him in his high chair, and this is how their conversation went:
Don't hate me. It's been a while since I last posted, I know. But you guys...I START WORK TOMORROW!!! Or, well, technically today, I guess.
I think I'm going to cry.
I'm not ready to go back. How did 16 weeks go by so fast?! He was JUST born, right?!
So anyway, my lack of posting is my indifference to everything that isn't my babies. Aren't my babies?
(I don't even care about grammar right now. If someone cares enough to figure out how that sentence should work, you can let me know...otherwise...well, obviously, I don't care.)
So this last week has been fun, but dreadful at the same time. Just knowing that my work-free days were coming to an end killed some of my enjoyment. I can't believe how fast Logan has grown. He's absolutely chunky, and I love it. I call him my chunky monkey and I adore his "thunder thighs" (so dubbed by my MIL, haha) and his extra chubby cheeks. I want to squish him all day and all night, and give him endless kisses. I love him so much.
He's not a big cuddler, except for when he first wakes up...
...and I love those just-woke-up, puffy eyes!
He's so big! I can't get over it!! It seems like it happened overnight!
When we're nose to nose, he likes to reach up and touch my face and hair...
These are the cutest brothers I know!
I've noticed now that he doesn't need a binky. I try to give it to him when he falls asleep, but it's not really necessary. He really prefers his fingers:
See?? Fingers again!!
Wyatt is such a stinker. I love his guts, but he's hit the terrible-two's. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out, and then he gives me this sweet smile, like he's innocent or something...
Jeff and I were asking him to show us his muscles...
...try again? Nope! Bellybutton...
...and then he scooted away and stared at our dinner on the stove. I guess it's more interesting than we are.
Awwww, my baby boys.
I have lovedbeing able to stay at home these past couple of months. I can't wait for the day that I get to stay home permanently and be a full-time mother, because honestly, that's all I really want--that's who I want to be. If there were any way I could stay at home now, I would do it in a heartbeat. Jeff has even offered to get a second job to make my wish come true...but alas, I know right now he needs to finish school, and I need to work for the time being. It won't be forever.
Motherhood may not be the most glamorous, or the most exciting job, and it's often frustrating and hard at times, but it's definitely the best paid job...constant kisses and hugs, ongoing laughter and smiles, and unconditional love.
What could beat that??
I'm a Van Capelle, and I married a Downs. This blog is a glimpse into our lives:
Jeff and I were married on May 26, 2007 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. We love each and every moment we share and can't wait to start new and exciting adventures together! We've got the two cutest boys in the world--Wyatt and Logan--and we love them more than anything! Life is good!