Saturday, March 13, 2010

Back in the Saddle!

I started out strong when Gabriel was little, blogging that is, but today I couldn't even remember what my blog sign in and password was! I decided that I've got to do a better job of chronicling his milestones and the simple little things that make me smile...and even those things that don't always make me smile. So...I'm starting fresh, hoping to do a better job this time around!!

So, in a nutshell...Josh has recently been promoted, I am extremely proud of him. He is now an Engine Operator Paramedic (or driver) and is in a new station, a little slower paced, which is a huge answer to prayer...his old station was crazy busy! He's loving his new position and is adjusting well to his new surroundings and his new responsibilities (or lack thereof, lol!). Way to go babe!

I am doing well, struggling with the woes of a mommy with a 2 year old! Gabriel is very good most of the time, but we have definitely had our moments...temper tantrums in the middle of Target...refusing to leave the play area at the mall...we could go on! But, I am extremely blessed to continue to have the opportunity to stay at home and raise our son. I could not ask for a better job title and I continue to ask God for grace, patience and love during the difficult moments...it's tough to be a mommy, but it's also a wonderful gift and an awesome privilege!

As for the little guy...it's so hard to believe that he's almost 3...time has surely hit fast forward on us! At the moment he is into jumping on his trampoline, digging in his sandbox and cars!!! He loves cars...anytime, anyplace, anywhere...I even had to chuckle tonight as he played with his firetruck in the bathtub. He brings at least one Hot Wheels car with him everywhere we go, forget a security blanket...he has a car, lol! He is a sweet-heart...constantly telling his Daddy and I that we are "his best friends"! We recently went to the Rodeo; this was his 3rd time, he has attended the Livestock Show in years past, but this year we decided he was ready for a big ticket to the Rodeo and a concert. We saw Rascal Flatts and he had an absolute blast. He always loves the "aMinals", but this year was the first time he was tall enough to actually ride several carnival rides. His favorite was a bouncing 4-wheeler!! He loved the bull riding and barrell racing and was impressed by the concert and all the lights and music! He was tuckered out, but maintained a very good attitude throughout the entire night...we were impressed!! All of us had an enjoyable night...and I got to kiss the cutest cowboy in Texas good night!

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