Thursday, July 21, 2011

For the love of Daddy

Last night's bedtime was hard.  Beau was working late and I put the boys to bed by myself.  Thirty minutes after putting the boys in their rooms they were both still whining/crying a little so I went in and checked in them.

Myles was because he's cutting his i teeth right now.  SO PAINFUL!  I gave him some baby orajel and tylenol.  Sang him a few songs and he went to sleep.

Barrett was up because he was upset.  He missed daddy.  He had been crying enough there was a grapefruit sized wet spot on his sheet.  My remedy, call daddy at 9:30pm.  So, we called daddy.  Barrett didn't hardly say anything, but nodded his head yes in response to everything Beau said.  Beau told him that he loved him and missed him, that he would see him in the morning and it was time to go to sleep.  I got him some water, tucked him in and sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.  He went to sleep shortly after.

Beau arrived home around 10:30pm (I think).  Barrett woke up about 30 minutes later (I don't know why) but was very happy to see daddy.  He got his hugs and loves and went to sleep.

This morning Barrett came bolting out his room with a HUGE smile on his face.  Daddy was still home and he got to see him for a little bit before he had to go to work.  When Myles got up and saw daddy he squealed with delight.

Tonight, Beau is taking Barrett and Sawyer (my almost 12 year old cousin) to the movie Cars 2.  This couldn't have been timed better.  Barrett is so excited to go do something special with daddy and Sawyer.

I love that my boys have such a wonderful daddy.  He works so hard (and some very long hours with his second jobs sometimes) but he's always available to play, listen to and love on our two sweet boys.  I am very lucky to have such a wonderful man as my husband and as daddy to Barrett and Myles.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Starting this Blog

Never did I think that it would take me so long to start a blog.  I have been thinking about it for about a year.  First I wanted to write about Barrett's hearing loss and our journey with that, but that isn't all we have going on in our life.  So back to square one... trying to come up with something else.  This is going to be about life in this house.  Whatever that may be from one day to the next.

So, why Balance in Detail?  For those of you who know me, you may already be laughing about the title. I am a very particular person (almost to a fault, but I'm working on it).  I like things the way I like them and it's hard for me to get around that sometimes.  So when I was chatting with a friend on facebook the other day about starting this blog we were trying to come up with the "perfect" name.  Balance is something that I'm always trying to achieve.  Detail is a synonym to particular (see my picture in the dictionary next to this).  So, it just seemed to make sense.  Now, I decided the title was truly right when I told my mom and another friend about my title and they both laughed because it was just so fitting.  So, Balance and Detail was born.

I hope you enjoy this journey with me...