Saturday, July 3, 2010

When you give a kid a straw...

These next few pictures have nothing to do with the title, obviously. But I just thought my little guy looked so handsome at church the other day! To find out what happens when you give a kid a straw...refer to the video at the end of this post. (ok I'm having trouble posting my videos...is anyone else having these issues? Any suggestions? Hopefully I'll get it up soon!)

I feel as though a quick update is due, as well. The month of June came and went faster than Sawyer can empty every cabinet in our house (and that's pretty dang fast!). This little munchkin below is becoming quite the handful. The truth is, I can barely keep up with him and I don't have a clue how people do this with more than one. And on top of the complete and utter mischievous personality that is Sawyer, we've added a layer of sheer determination and independence to the mix. As I carried him kicking and screaming out of a store the other day, I couldn't help but feel that I had a 2 yr old on my hands already. And as I sat at the dinner table covered in ravioli, I found myself being completely ok with him eating nothing but watermelon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (I guess it could be worse, right?). Yet aside from the chaos, I can't keep myself from smooching those cheeks till they're red and cuddling that adorable little thing till he can't stand me anymore. There is no where that I would rather be than at home with this little stinker :). I love him so much and I treasure the moments of motherhood that leave me sticky, sweaty, and altogether exhausted. And there is nothing better than those slobbery, open-mouth kisses!

No words yet, other than 'dada' and 'deesh' (which I think means, 'this'). But he's got the sign for 'more' down (although it pretty much means anything and everything that he wants at that moment...which doesn't really get us very far). And he occasionally surprises me with what he understands. The other day as I quietly said to myself, "Where is momma's phone?"...I noticed him running over to his toys, scanning the pile, picking up my phone, and walking it over to me. I was shocked! So you do understand me?! How 'bout we start understanding the word 'no' too!? :) Haha...but that's life, I guess. I think my dad used to call it, 'selective hearing'.

So that's an update on Sawyer, for the most part. He's as cute and full of life as ever! As for us, we're staying busy. We're in Vegas right now visiting Nate's parents for the holiday weekend. I'll post later about our visit. In a week I fly to Utah and the wedding festivities begin! Hooray! I'm soooo excited! Until next time...





8 comments:

The Thelins said...

You're right, it could be worse. He could refuse to eat anything besides candy. At least watermelon isn't processed and full of added sugar. He is so studly, I love his little outfit. You and Nate sure did make a handsome little boy! Can't wait to kiss those cheeks myself.

Sabine Schindler said...

Well Jess, reading your blog is just what I needed tonight to make me laugh and cry for joy!
First of all looking at Sawyer's handsome picture in church clothes just leaves me in awe how much he's grown and smile about what a character he is.
Reading about how much you love motherhood despite all the crazy and messy moments, fills my heart with gratitude. I'm sooo glad you feel this way.
And last I'm so excited to see you guys in a week or less!!!

Kristie said...

i meant to comment on your blog days ago--i don't know what happened. i LOVE sawyers teeth, they are hilarious. it makes him look so much older. what a stud in those church clothes! I'm glad you are finding joy in the chaos.

Meghan and Tyler said...

Jess, I feel like I could just copy what you have to say and say dito. This is how I feel right now!! My mom keeps warning me that 2-3 is a lot harder than 18 months, but seriously some days...After a hard day my sister called and asked if I had given up on being a mom. Despite the exhaustion, I wouldn't give up this gig for all the money in the world. They are the best.

Sawyer is such a cutie. I have to agree with Kristie, I love his teeth. I am glad he doesn't look like a vampire anymore.

I am so excited to see you guys. We just got Syds announcement in the mail the other day and she is just so pretty. All of you Schindler girls are! Counting down the days!!

Rachel said...

He is SO cute!

Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth...and Dallin too said...

what a funny little guy. and man, i hear ya about barely keeping up with sawyer. wow, they get to be SO busy!!! it makes me feel better hearing it from you - you're a marathon runner! :) miss you!!

Valerie Hall said...

He looks so old in those pictures! What a cute little guy!

Rachel said...

Sawyer is too cute!