"another year has gone byyyYYYYyy"

anyone else know that Celine Dion song? i started singing it to Brock on our anniversary and its been stuck in my head for over a week now. you could say the lyrics are pretty cheesey, and that's precisely why i love it.

i honestly cannot believe how much has happened, and how much we've learned and grown over the past, 1, 2, 3, 4 years! it seems like such a short amount of time to have done so much. most of all i can't believe how wonderful it's been.

when we were first married we made a list of our 1, 5, and 10 years goals, truly, most seemed like only dreams. i found the list in my nightstand a few weeks ago and just sat there staring for a minute. so many could be crossed off, I was amazed and so grateful for such a hard working and determined husband, who never gives me reason to doubt his commitment or abilities in reaching his goals, and inspiring me to strive to reach mine.

as each day, and month, and year, has passed I am just more in awe of this man i get to love and call mine everyday. he makes everything fun. he listens to me. he loves me, and shows it in so many ways. as i watch him with trey and claire i am so grateful for his endless patience, gentleness, kindness, silliness, and love. simply put, they adore him, and i know they have every reason to.

i love you Brock.


dragon babies and stuff

yesterday trey and I were sitting on the couch, the baby was kicking and so I put his hand on my stomach and said, "trey, feel! the baby is moving!" a few minutes later he came running up to me, "mom! feel the baby dragon in my belly!"
 what a guy!

whenever claire is upset trey starts singing the song "baby mine" to her. usually just the line, "baby mine, don't you cry...." over and over. so now when claire is crying, through her sobs, she's singing, "baby, baby, baby, cry..."
and when she's bothering trey, or going after something he has, he puts his hand in her face and yells, "swiper, no swiping!" (from Dora) she haaaaaates it!

we've been making some good progress in the potty training scene, and at any given moment it sounds like the World Series in our house! cheering, clapping, jumping up and down, that kinda thing. trey was with me in the bathroom, like every time I go to the bathroom, and said, "mom! you peeeeeeeeed! yay! let me see! good job, you did it!" he was totally talking in my overly excited voice. oh boy, haha!

there's never a dull moment around here, but we like it.

this is what went down after supper last night...i'm not quite sure what to think of it, other than it's hilarious!

sibling spankings from Amy Wilde on Vimeo.