Surviving in a Male Dominated Household

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sean Smiles and Sings

I'm getting all of the smiles I can today. I have to go back to work tomorrow. While I am dreading it, I'm also looking forward to it. It will be nice to have a more set routine, adult conversations and, well, money.

So today Sean and I sang songs together and smiled. A lot. He's super cute when he smiles (he's cute when he's not smiling) but I thought I'd share.

Sean singing and smiling

Monday, June 29, 2009

Tiny Dancer....

Sean loves to dance...he kicks, he we played some "Dropkick Murphys" and he LOVED the Irish tunes.

Go Irish Boy! Go Irish Boy!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mommy "The Princess"

Last weekend we had a Bowman family get together for our birthdays. David and his dad share a birthday, and mine is 6 days later. It makes it easy to do it all at once! Grandma Bowman asked Liam what kind of cake she should get for me, and Liam said "A Princess Cake!"

Today, when I informed him that my birthday is tomorrow, he informed me that I should have a mermaid cake. I said, "Mermaid?" He continued, "Yeah! And I will stir it with a pogo stick!"

Being the only female in the house does allow me to have Princess status. But I'm not sure if I'd want to eat a mermaid cake stirred with a pogo stick. Sorry, Liam.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The "Family" Bed...

Our bed is being overrun. It's a good thing we purchased a King size bed when I was expecting Liam, as the full size bed we had before would be really crowded!!

Liam is still adjusting to his "big boy bed" and usually ends up coming into our room in the middle of the night. Sometimes we return him to his room, other nights we are too exhausted to fight him, so he ends up in the middle. Sean is in the bassinet next to our bed, and in the middle of the night to nurse him, I usually bring him into our bed. One morning, I had to take a picture of my Bowman Boys in the bed.

Everyone is asleep except for Sean and me. Sean's got the look of, "Hey Ma! You wanted to go back to sleep? Yeah. Not happening."

The Bowman Boys all snug in our bed.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brotherly Battles....

I thought I'd have a few years...maybe even a few months before the first sibling battle. But they've begun. One Saturday morning I sat Sean on the couch (near Liam) while I went to throw away a diaper.

Then Liam started to cry. I rushed into the living room to Liam yelling, "HE HIT ME!" Rather than setting them in time out, I grabbed my camera. Our three year old was upset that his one MONTH old brother had just hit him. Thankfully, big brother did not retaliate.

So here's the picture of the first brother battle. Notice Sean's Kung Fu stance. As for battles, I'm sure there will be more to come...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ch ch changes...

This blog was created for family and friends to keep up to date on Dave while he was in Iraq. He's been home for a year now and just a few things have changed since then.

Meet Sean Anthony Bowman. Born April 20, 2009.

Viva la Bowman Male Revolution.

When David and I met, the house was in balance. 1 male, 1 female. Then we welcomed our pet, Samuel Beckett the Cat (aka Beckett) in the mix. No biggie, he's a cat. In November 2005 we had our first child. A boy. William Alexander Bowman. And then Sean was born.

People ask me..."Are you going to try for a girl?" People were asking me this when we discovered we were having a second boy. My response, "Can I birth this child first before thinking about another one??"

We've discussed it. It will be a few years down the road, but we'll probably have one more. That is, if I can survive being a mother of two boys and willing to chance a third. Then again, would Barbie dolls and dresses fit into this household?

So I decided this blog is being transformed from Dave's Army Survival to my Mommy survival. Enjoy the ride. I know I will.