Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The weather finally got warm enough this weekend and we were all able to jump in the pool for a relaxing swim. I wore Aiden in my new SolarVeil sling and I think I am going to love it for this summer. It dried so quickly and he felt so much more secure in my sling than me holding his slippery, squirmy little baby body!
Here they are! Ready to go swimming. Lacey had to get in on the photo action here.
Ethan grinning for the picture
Showing us how he can float on his back and kick around the pool. Now if only he could do that without his lifevest. Oh well, hopefully the swim lessons will help with that part.
Here is a video, look past me and just my cute as can be kids!!!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Aiden's little head is very flat on the back and it looks like we are going to have him in a helmet for about 3 months. I am so upset about it and I keep looking at things I did and if I could have done anything different with him. With him being so sick in the few few months, we had to constantly keep him propped up at all times. So he slept in his swing, carseat, and bouncy chair. Well all of that did not help with his head. I carry him in a sling most of the day, but the damage has been done. We take Aiden to the specialist on Friday at 1:15, so if you could just keep us in your thoughts and prayers, I would greatly appreciate it. My little guys has seen WAY too many specialists, doctors and hospitals in his short four months. :(
A - Attached or Single: Attached
B - Best Friend(s): Heather
Saturday, May 17, 2008
The pool is almost warm enough to swim in and I am so excited! We have been looking into swim lessons for Ethan and I think we might have a winner. My friends Kelly and Meg have both taken lessons with Bob and have had great success. He lives close to us so here's to hoping that
- He will come to our house and teach Ethan
- That Ethan will finally get into the pool without his life jacket
Yeah, I think we have put the fear of God into Ethan that you can NOT get into the pool without a life jacket on. He won't even let you hold him in the pool without his jacket on. We have since realized this can be a very bad thing if you want to teach your kid to swim without a jacket on. I really hope the lessons are a success!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We bought our plane tickets the other day and now the countdown is on...86 days! Yes, I am really counting down, why you ask? Because I have a 3yr old little boy who LOVES to travel, just like his mommy, and he asks me every day when we are going to Michigan, so now he has a calendar that we cross of days on every day.
I am personally looking forward to seeing all my family, hanging out in the water during the day and drinking by the bonfire at night!
Oh you magical swing, you gently lull the baby into a dream filled sleep for hours, yet now we find we are too dependent on you. Why must you stop swinging at 24lbs? Can you not please swing till they are in 1st grade. We try to sleep without you and only manage 35 minutes, yet with you its a lovely 4 hours. You are a God send, yet you are evil at the same time. How can this be!? I love you and hate you, I need you but want you out of my house. Help!!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I just need some me time. Is that bad? All I want to do is go to Chicago for a weekend, sleep in, see a Cubs game, shop and have a girly weekend. I want to just enjoy myself, and I want my SIL Kirsten to drive up from Ohio and join me. Is that to much to ask?
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Mothers Day 2008,an early morning interview with Ethan.
It's 7:30am Mothers Day 2008 and Ethan and I are sitting at the kitchen table, while mommy is fast asleep. In the background is the clicking of Aiden's swing as he is still fast asleep. (He last ate at 5am)
So Ethan, what should we get mommy for Mothers Day?Um, A Dumptruck.
What Else... Besides a dump truck.A Barbie, A Princess Barbie. Maybe not a dumptruck.
What makes mom such a great mommy? Her Heart. And CUPS...
What Kind of Cups?Blue and Yellow, Blue and Yellow Cups.. She puts Lemonade and Milk in Blue and Yellow Cups.
Ok, Blue and Yellow Cups..No!!, you say Blue and Yellow Blue and Yellow cups.
Do you love mommy?I dooooo.
What's your favorite place to go with mommy?SIX FLAGS. I get to ride on the rides with mommy.
What's You and Mommy's favorite ride.The Roller Coasters.
What's your favorite lunch that mom makes you?CANDY. Can I have a drink in an open cup, and straw...
About a minute later, a straw wrapper flies off the end of his straw and hits me in the neck.
Ethan, if you could go anywhere in the world with mommy, where would you go?TARGET.
At that point in the conversation, his 3 year old patience took over and the answer to all following questions involved counting to ten and partial abc renditions due to the fact that there are, letters and numbers on the keyboard and on the screen. He did, however, ask to color you a card. and to type this following sentence:12345674567890asswuuy
Wow, asswuuy, I think that's a new word, all though it looks like it might be a bad word.
We Love you sweetie!!!!!! Now we are off to cook you a quiche for breakfast!!!Seth and Ethan, oh, and Aiden says 'glurbal glurbal glurbal' smiles and those dimples!
I got part of my Mothers Day gift a few weeks ago, my new Mothers Ring with Aidens name, birth date and birth stones on it. Seth also surprised me with a weekend trip to Fredricksburg to stay at a B&B sometime this summer when mom & dad can watch the boys. I can't wait.
They also cooked me breakfast again this morning, mushroom quiche, YUM!! We went to church and then Aiden went over to grandma and papa's house while the three of us headed out to Six Flags. Apparently we were not the only ones who thought it would be a good idea. :)
We headed back home to my parents house around 5:00 and came home to a fully cooked dinner that we didn't have to cook or set the table for. The boys did all the work!! All in all this has been one of the best Mothers Day I have had, I had a great day!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I now know why there are a TON of pictures of your first kiddo, and once you have another one they start to slow down. It's because its hard as hell to take pictures with a toddler and a newborn,OMG! I was worn OUT after 2 hours of picture taking, pleading with a 3yr old to "pose just one more time" and changing clothes, feeding the baby, etc, etc, etc. You get the picture!
We went on Friday afternoon to get the boys pictures taken with ReJana of BluDoor Studios(http://www.bludoorstudios.com) . ReJana has taken all my maternity pictures, Aidens delivery pictures and our first family pictures. Needless to say she is our favorite!
I only knew I wanted to take pictures of the boys in their Stars jerseys (I'm not going to even address how the Stars are playing, UGH!) and asked her if she had any other ideas. She said something funky and colorful and then all white.
Umm, all white? I must mention now that ReJana has a little girl, and there are TONS of items available in white for a little girl. Little boys, not so much. Clothing designers must know that little boys are rough and tumble and white is not the best thing for them. Never mind all that, I was determined to get them all white. I stopped at Children's place and found a white dress shirt for Aiden for only $2.99, score! I then wandered over to the toddler section and found white linen pants for Ethan for the bargain price of $3.99~ They were trying to get rid of all their Easter clothes, I was so happy!
So the pictures are not back yet, but I just know they are going to be super cute! I will be sure to post a link once I get to see them!!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
How YOU doin'?
I'm tired now!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Today was my day to get measured, actually it was last week but I forgot so today was it. Here are my current stats:
-10 inches; -2.2% body fat, and that was only the first month of working out!
So far down two complete dress sizes and working my way down through another one. WOOHOO!!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
We started out at Embassy Suites in Dallas. Three suites between us (there were about 17 girls that night and only 14 spent the night) and we started out the night with the managers welcome cocktail reception. This was perfect for us, free beer, wine and cocktails, perfect!! After that we all went upstairs and got dressed and hair and makeup done.
We caught the hotel shuttle and went out to dinner at Victory Tavern for dinner. We all ate dinner and then rode in cabs over to The Station and went to the 11:00 Drag Queen show in the Rose Room. We had SUCH a great time! Sars, AmieB, Jess, Keeli and I all had to go up on the stage when they called up all the bride to be's since we were wearing veils, we could not escape. We all had to tell our names and then dance and walk the catwalk. I think Sars & AmieB were the best, Jess & I avoided walking it. Then they brought us all a round of shots and we did those up on stage.
We happen to sit across the aisle from a very cute guy and his partner, they were asking us about our wedding dates and we had to tell them the truth and they thought it was awesome. We ended up talking back and forth and they bought our entire party a shot, sweet!!
After the show we all went downstairs and we danced the night away. Half of the girls went back to the hotel after the show, but Carla, Jessica, Sars, Rebecca, Dianthe, ReJana and I all stayed till the bar stopped serving. I haven't been out dancing that late in years and I had so much fun, I didn't realize how much I missed it.
We all got back to the hotel, talked to some fraternity guys that made us feel really old and then I changed and got into bed while they walked down to What-A-Burger to get some food. When they got back we stayed up till 4am talking, yawn!! I happened to wake up at 10am and got them up and we managed to go downstairs and snag a few things for breakfast. Sat around talking again, went upstairs and ate the cake we had forgotten about and then we went our separate ways. It was an awesome time and I am so glad that I have such great friends that we are able to do things like this!!!
Pictures to come!!!
Friday, May 2, 2008
Yesterday while I was in the car with Aiden he started to get fussy so I turned on the radio and started singing to the first song that came on the radio "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
but the song was almost over and as soon as it ended he started crying again. So I turned off the radio and just sung the song to him, totally calmed him down and put him to sleep. He is already in love with the classics!
Today while we were at Target we were walking around the underwear and bra section, Ethan wasn't even really paying attention and I was trying to hurry up and get what I needed before he noticed where we were. I found the bra I wanted and put it in the cart behind the other stuff we were getting. Ethan saw me and ripped it out and started playing with it. I took it away from him and told him no, he couldn't play with bras. He cried and said he wanted to play with it, I told him "No, ....at least not until you are married" I started laughing at myself and Ethan looked at me like I was nuts. The two guys stocking stuff the aisle over about fell over laughing and when we walked by again the guy told me he was going to use that line on his teenage son. Glad I could provide some comic relief for someone else today!
1. Would you be willing to trade your couches for a dog? Um no
2. Will you take $50 for all three tables? No, we paid over $500, the price we set is a steal
3. Can you guarantee the leather for the rest of its life? No, who knows wth you are going to do with once it leaves my house
4. Will you deliver to *insert city name far away* for free? I want to see them first. Yeah, I am going to load all this up and then drive it down to you for you to look at it, no thanks.
Like I said, you get a bunch of freaks, but the people that drive up from Terrell and bought our couches were such nice people. I felt like I had known them for a long time, just a nice couple that were from the country. They brought their horse trailer to put the couches in, Ethan was VERY upset that they had no horses in there. They were buying the couches for their new bunkhouse. I think they are going to fit there perfectly!! Unfortunately, the bunkhouse was not big enough for the tables as well, so they only bought the couches. Now the tables are up on Craigslist.
I have a lady coming by tonight to look at the mattress topper that we only used for about a month or so, I really hope she buys it, it is taking up SOOO much room in our game room right now.