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A cup of surprise

On weekdays, I get up around 5 am. Every so often Quincy will hear me and decide to also get up. I tell him that it is too early to be up and send him back to bed. No big deal… usually.

A couple mornings ago Quincy got up and I sent him back to bed… 5 times!

The last time he got up he said he needed water. So, I took him into the kitchen, handed him a cup of water and then, in a very impatient tone, told him to not get up again or there would be big consequences. I then left him to drink his water and returned to the bathroom to continue getting ready for work.

After a minute or so, Quincy stuck his head in the door to tell me he was returning to bed and that there was a note on the kitchen counter for me. After my shower I went into the kitchen to find this…

I love you too, Quincy.

A grand return

It’s been over a year since I last updated my site. Wow.

Just a couple days ago I was trying to remember something that had happened almost two years ago. I turned to my site to see if I had documented the event. Turns out that I had. But that’s not all I discovered. By not updating my site I have missed a lot of opportunities to share stories about my family.

Going back and reading some if the things Quincy has said was great fun, but it also made me sad that I didn’t have more stuff about Maggie on the site. So, as of today I am going to attempt to return to blogging and sharing stories of my family. My hope is that one day Maggie and Quincy will be able to read back through the posts and get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

I won’t be pulling any small updates (AKA Twitter) into this site like I use to. If you want to keep up-to-date with those or any family photos I might share, then it’s best to friend me in Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/wardseward

With that said… let the blogging begin!

Multitasking Maggie

This past weekend, we took the kids to Culver’s for lunch. Maggie and Quincy love going to Culver’s. I always try to get the big round corner booth so that Maggie can run back and forth on the bench while we are there. It’s a lot of fun.

In the middle of our meal I looked over at Maggie, because she was suddenly very quiet. She was standing on the bench making what we call the “poopie face”. This consists of a ridged stance with a very red and strained look on her face.

I then looked to Mahra and pointed out that Maggie was pooping. Mahra made a comment that Maggie was doing two things at once… or multitasking. Maggie then proceeded to state, in a rather loud (and cute) voice…

Smelling

Here’s a quick one. Quincy and Maggie are playing together with a Mr. Potatohead. Maggie just took off with the nose and Quincy yells to her…

But Maggie. Mr. Potatohead needs his nose so he can smell himself… to see if he’s not rotten.

Tonight Quincy reached a new milestone

Tonight Quincy reached a new milestone. The loss of his first baby tooth.

That thing had been hanging on by only a bit of gum for a few days now. I finally talked him into letting me pull it out so that it didn’t hurt him to eat anymore. He was very brave and didn’t even get upset when it was all done… both times! That’s right. The first time the string slipped right off the tooth. The second time I was so nervous I could hardly tie the string around the tooth due to my severely shaking hands. Nevertheless, we all managed to get through it and here are the results of our hard work and fierce bravery.

I often stop and reflect back on the choices

I often stop and reflect back on the choices I have made in my life. The good and the bad. Every time there is this one particular choice that shoots right to the #1 spot on the good list. The day that I asked Mahra to marry me.

Today marks 9 wonderful years that I have had the ability to say “This my wife, Mahra Seward” and it has been completely – well awesome.

Happy Aniversary, Mahra. I love you more than anything.