Tag Archive: parenthood


The Beauty of J!

J is amazing! His smile and imagination mesmerize me. He is a reflection of his father and paternal grandmother. Seldomly, I see glimpses of myself in his image.

I devour his cuddly moments…sometimes they are to avoid a directive I have given. Today, he jumped on me several times and gave me cuddles and told me he loves me. I grab him close and tell him I have a secret I whisper in his ear I love him. His rebuttal is ” Mommy, that is not a secret…everybody knows you love me….I know you love me.”

His self-esteem is sweet. He has soaked up all my positive affirmations. J knows he is amazing, thoughtful, and intelligent. When we were at Chik-fi-la he made sure to help the babies open the door. He always makes sure babies are safe…he stays close to them to make sure they don’t fall. He freely hugs and kisses little girls and finds something positive to say about them like ” you have a pretty dress.” He always tries to find commonality between he and other children ” We both have a red shirt, but you have Spider man on your shirt , I don’t.” J is a social butterfly like myself; He talks to anybody and makes himself comfortable with them. He mirrors my behavior…I am SUPER  social..I engage in conversation with everybody….greeting anyone I come in contact with. I wish them a wonderful day and share a smile.

J loves red. Red is his Superhero color and his regular boy color, too. Today, he dressed himself. He picked a red shirt with white and sky blue bold stripe and red, black with hints of white gray checkered plaid print. He topped his outfit with a red beanie. His socks were red with a green frog prince.

He has a fantastic imagination…He calls his swing his rocketship. He spends hours drawing, coloring and cutting out his drawings. He created a picture of Cyborg as a centaur, He gave Raven a pink cloak; he noted that “Raven changed her clothes.”

J loves and looks forward to story time. He isn’t playing much with his Thomas toys, however, he often picks, Thomas books for storytime. J especially loves the Thomas toys with sound effects.  I enjoy when he reads me books.

He is observant. We were waiting at the drive thru and a young woman walks by in a blue shirt that had the word PINK on it. J remarked ” why does her shirt say pink when it is blue?”

J loves numbers and math. J was talking to his friend Josh..J was saying something about the number 100 and Josh said he wanted to have 2 billion. J comments ” That’s a lot more than 100.” Later, that evening J tells me ” Mama, 8 + 4=12 and 3 x 4=12″ I often hear him saying math facts to self throughout the day.

This evening, he had fun watering the mesquite tree. He exclaimed the waterfall from the hose was a “rainbow”.  We made jazz music with harmonicas, tambourines and maracas. He sang the ABC’s while we danced and sang.

J’s strength’s are his love, automatic forgiveness, optimism, cheerfulness, and his enthusiasm for learning. He is a cyclone of movement…dancing, tumbling, climbing, sliding and jumping.

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Sweetest Moment!

I was sleeping and J came over gently rubbed my head.

He rubbed my head the way I love rubbing his head at bedtime.

J quietly whispered ” I love you, see you later!”

J came by later and brought me a picture.

It was a picture of a circle and the numbers 1,2,3,and 4.

He made a pattern of blue and red on the numbers.

Memorable Quotes

While twisting my hair J looked at me in wonder. He said “Mommy, your are beautiful!”

He enjoyed touching my hair and he laid his sweet little head on my shoulder and I put my head against his and read our bedtime story Atlantis.

While he was playing at McDonald’s playing with kids. J told a little boy ” I have the best Mommy.” The little boy continued to talk about his Daddy and tried to get J to talk about his father. J listened quietly to him and ignored questions about his father and rebutted with ” I have the bestest Mommy, she loves and takes care of me.”

J tells me almost everyday. “Mommy, you love and take care of me!?” It is both a statement and question. I always answer back yes and that he is my joy and happiness. He smiles and hugs me.

If you talk to him or ask him a question and he doesn’t want to communicate he says ” I am not available.” or ” I don’t want to talk, please leave me alone.” or sometimes he screams ” Noooooooo! don’t talk to me !” or he will completely ignore me.

He made me chuckle when he told me “Raven has anger issues!” J loves Teen Titans Go!

J is my memorable happiness and joy because of him I smile everyday. God has blessed me infinitely.

I am SO excited about this week’s letter Ss because it will be a lot of SCIENCE. Especially, Botany! We will be buying compost, planting beans, watering, reading and just having FUN!

We will have a lot of park time. Enjoying the SUNLIGHT, SWINGING, SLIDING, AND SKIPPING.If the weather permits SWIMMING in a heated pool.

Monday: Go to the park and play.

Slide, Sand, Swing, Soccer.

Tuesday: Snow Paint!

http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/01/snow-paint.html

http://keepsakesewing.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

Eat Spaghetti.

Eat a Snow Cone/ Icee.

J LOVES the idea of snow. He played with the neighbor’s barbecue ashes, making snow angels. He was covered in ashes. he DOES NOT like being dirty. He exclaimed ” I’m not dirty, it’s snow!

Wednesday: Swim

Thursday: Seed, Soil, Plant.

Sun catcher.

Paint and glitter a Sun catcher.

Friday: Serpent.

Go to the zoo.

Books to read this week:

“I love you, too…Mommy”

This morning I enjoyed watching J sleep.

He often smiles and laughs in his sleep.

Occasionally, he makes request or statements such as ” I love you, Daylyn!” or ” I want Grandpa…I want Grandma….I want Grandma and Grandpa.” in his deep sleep.

J looks incredibly perfect sleeping, with his pouty lips and chunky cheeks. I often find myself savoring his perfection when I ought to be sleeping.

This morning he woke up to me lovingly gazing at him while he slumbered. After he opened his eyes He said ” I love you, too…Mommy”

I love him more than He and I both KNOW! 🙂

I am making a small cornered sitting area in the left hand corner of the back yard. I will be using grey concrete pavers; they are two different sizes. They are rectangles and squares.

Brick Patio

http://www.homeworkshop.com/2010/03/24/family-garden-design-go-outside-and-play/