Monday, January 7, 2008

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!!

Noah went off to day camp for the first time today, and the twins and I fell roughly back into our old schedule.

For the first time since before Christmas, I ventured out in the morning, picking up some tools so that I can do some jewelry making I have been wanting to try. The boys fell asleep on the way to the grocery store. Falling asleep in the car for even a few minutes can ruin nap time for us, so I turned toward home instead.

As suspected, moving them into their beds was not so easy, and Luka began jumping and shouting (quite gleefully). Experience told me to ignore him, and he fell asleep after an hour. Ethan, on the other hand, fell asleep quickly but woke way too early. So, while I didn't have the child-free time I have been craving for a couple weeks, I did get to cuddle with Ethan on the bed, trying to get him back to sleep, but instead giggling and tickling.

I don't get to do that much with my boys. Noah is not much of a cuddler, and maybe because they are boys, or twins, or both... our house is usually to chaotic to lay cuddled with Mama on the couch. So this was a very sweet and special little time for Ethan and I.

I had started working on a new blog header during the short time they were both down, and Ethan allowed me to finish it while he played on my lap and around my legs on the floor. I was kind of afraid to change it. Not sure why. I think it looks good, but my profile pic has the old picture of Noah giving me dandelions. I kept the dandelion theme.

Maybe I need to go take Luka out looking for dandelions. Equal time for everyone, you know.

What do you think of the new header?? Be honest.

No, really.

10 comments:

Snowbird said...

I was quite surprised to see it but I really like it. I do miss the one of Noah but this is really eye catching. But, you are right, equal time for all!

Cindy said...

I already said it, but I love the new header! Great photo!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Thanks! Personally, I want to kick myself that where his hand touches the stem didn't make it into the shot. That would have been better.

I wonder if I should change my profile pic to match my header again... hmmm...

iamspidermonkey said...

i like the new header. its great stuff! :P

tonya said...

It's cute! Change is good for the soul, after all. Maybe Luka will get his turn next time around. :)

Emily said...

i like the header; the photo is very nice.

Pea Pod Mommy said...

Sorry to say, but my heart is so happy to hear that I am not the only mom going through the nap thing. AUGH!

gail said...

Dandelions are so symbolic of childhood, innocent, annoying, pretty, misunderstood, fleeting . . . love it.

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Gail, YES! Exactly!

And from a Mama who really wanted to have at least one girl, and doesn't get all the child-cuddling that she would like, and girls are more prone to, dandelions also are a sweet way my boys use to show their Mama some love.

That's why that first picture of Noah giving me the dandelions with that sheepish grin tugged at my heartstrings so much.

Gumby said...

I love the header photo. and I love dandelions too.