Monthly Archives: February 2009

Our New TV!

Rowan loves watching the new TV!

Rowan loves watching the new TV!

Well, Chris got Rock Band for his birthday.  I am still ambivalent about it – even though I bought it…  I don’t actually have a problem with the game.  Mostly I am not all that excited about one more fun electronic thing which the kids beg to play all the time.  (Please can we play Rock Band, Mama?)

But the purchase did lead to an imaginative adventure that I hadn’t anticipated.  The morning after Chris’ birthday, the boys fell upon the box like wolves with scissors.  :D   They worked together cutting and making sure everything was just right.  It was so sweet to watch them co-operating and enjoying each other!  Once all the flaps were cut off, Drew cut a hole in the bottom and then asked for help attaching antena.  The TV was done!

Next we got to watch TV!  We have spent the last couple of days watching the weather (Drew actually felt bad today when he realized his forcast hadn’t called for snow tonight – LOL), the news, hockey games and assorted other programming.  I love Drew’s “announcer voice” and theme music and Trevor’s enthusiasm for any show he is putting on.  This is certainly one TV that won’t have any limits on its use…

Happy Birthday Rowan!

Our little lady sharing books with her big big brother, Drew!

Our little lady sharing books with her big big brother, Drew!

Well, my sweet little lady is now one year old!  I can hardly believe the year has flown by so fast.  I really do feel like I just blinked and she is a toddler.  I have spent the past week or so really getting ready emotionally for this birthday.  I have been remembering back one year to when I was pregnant and what that felt like.  How I was waiting to see who this little person would be, and how I was so anxious to meet her.  (I was sure she was going to be a “her”.  My pregnant dreams have never lied to me on gender.)  How I was so sure she would be born between 5 and 6 am (she was) and how I should have known it would be a Wednesday.  How I was positive Rowan would be born in a snowstorm, but I didn’t tell Chris that because he was terrified she would be born in a snowstorm.  LOL

This morning when Rowan woke up, she gave me a super-long snuggle hug as I told her a bit about her birth.  We walked into her room and remembered meeting each other for the first time in that room and snuggling together as we got to know each other and the rest of the family.  It was amazing to me how calm she was this morning as I talked about this.  It really seemed as if she was listening and reliving that moment with me.  Happy birthday my lovely little Baby Flower!  It has been an honor to know you this past year, and I look forward to all the rest of the years of your life.  I love you, Rowan!