Thursday, May 1, 2008

I'm Going to Miss This??

I'm trying really hard to enjoy everyday and moment with Colton. There's a country song I recently heard on the radio. The title is "You're Gonna Miss This" - it's pretty much about how we are always looking ahead and not enjoying where we're at. The chorus goes like this:

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days
hadn't gone by so fast

These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this

Elder Ballard also spoke about this during the most recent General Conference. He said, "... recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction."

I TRULY believe that being a mom is the greatest calling in the world... BUT this post is about one of the challenges...

This morning I was in my bathroom putting in my contacts and Colton was playing in his room with his blocks. It took only 5 minutes. I came out and found Colton's diaper on the floor. I found Colton in the kitchen naked where he had just peed on the floor. When he saw me he got really excited and showed me his new trick. Now that the floor was "wet" he could slide on his belly! Yes, he was using his urine for a slip n'slide! So, since he was naked I just stuck him straight into the tub and cleaned him off. I left him in the tub so I could clean up the kitchen floor. After I got the floor all sanitized I went to get him out of the tub and to my surprise found that he had pooped in the bathtub! So I then had to run him into my bathroom for another BATH! It's a good thing I'm not pregnant yet or I would've thrown up a few different times this morning!

So, what do we do after all this? We go to the park with some friends because it's obvious that if we stay inside only bad things will happen! (Thanks Wendy and Xander for rescuing us from our bad morning!) After the park we took lunch to our husbands at school (who were busy studying for their last final!) Here's a picture that one of Seth's classmates took today. Colton loves his daddy!

(P.S. Today was Seth's last final of the semester - yes he has officially completed his first year! YEAH! Only one more to go! Oh and we're still waiting to hear back about internships so who knows where we'll be for the summer - we'll keep everyone posted!)


The Nunes' said...

I love that song and that's what I try to remind myself everyday!!! As crazy as it gets some days, I know that when they are all dating and driving I will wish in a heart beat we were back at this stage again! I just want to know how you got him into your tub w/o seeing the TV?!

Traeger Tribe said...

He was so excited about taking a bath in "mommy's tub" that he marched right in and turned the corner into the bathroom without even looking to the right (which is where the tv is)... on the way out, though I made sure that his face was covered by his towel! ha ha

Chesney said...

I had to laugh when I read this. I would have freaked out. Sound like you handled this very well. Are you going to miss this??

Jen said...

I was wondering myself about the t.v.! very funny! wow what a morning. don't you just love those friends you can call and say "rescue me!!" what would we do w/out them!!

james n mary said...

james was horrified when i told him about what colton had done.

Heath Family said...

Oh Becky! I think that entry made me grateful all my little girl does is get peanut butter on the couch. You're such a cute mommy and I'm sure Colton just loves you.

Megann (Richey) Heath
Remember me from Mission Bay Ward??? Good times!

Amy & Greg said...

I love that you quoted that Country song. I often try to remember those words because it is true--we will miss these times. Love the post.

Becky, I am sorry, but I had to laugh about Colton's creativity. He has so much going on in his little brain that it just has to get out. Pretty ingenious to slide across the floor in his pee. Remember this one to tell when he is getting married at the wedding dinner or luncheon. This is one to remember!!