Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
"Bob (the) Builder, (can we) fix it...Scoop, Muck...Lorry too...Bob (the) Builder, (can we) fix it..."
It brought a smile to my face and a little chuckle too.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I'm a Mandarin!
You're an intellectual, and you've worked hard to get where you are now. You're a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world's problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people who are ignorant or dishonest rise to positions of power. You believe that people can make a difference in the world, and you're determined to try.
Talent: 44%Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.
I'm a Porsche 911!
You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.
Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.
Anyway, I decided to do one of those fun quizzes - I got this idea from my friend over at Livin' Life...I do have to say that some of the descriptions do fit me, and I do love my clogs!
You Are Clogs
You are a solid and down to earth person.
You seek â€“ and almost always achieve â€“ a really sound balance in your life.
You are stylish yet comfortable. Mellow but driven. Excited yet calm.
You are the perfect mesh of contradictions.
No matter what happens, you have the ability to stay well grounded in your life.
People know that they can truly depend on you.
You should live: In Europe
You should work: At a company dedicated to helping the world
Saturday, February 23, 2008
CVS is offering 65 free 4x6 prints! I think that is amazing and I am planning on taking part in this great deal - I have many, many photos to print, thanks to my digital camera - why take one photo, when you can take ten just as easily! :) Anyway, read more about it here and take advantage of this great deal.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
We prayed a lot before and while Brady was teething - that he would not have any pain and that they would come in easily and quickly. He really did not have any problems with any of his teeth coming in. I have heard many "horror" stories from other parents, and we were very thankful that his sleep was never interrupted by the teeth coming in...until now.
Yes, we still are praying and yes, God is still God, but we are out of the Garden and pain does exist. Brady had a span of a few days in which he woke up during the night with a fever, and that was the only symptom - I had a feeling that it was the teething, but you really do not know until a tooth suddenly pops through. So, now, I know that the fever was related to this tooth coming in. He would also wake up crying midway through his naps (on and off) recently.
So, I am happy that this tooth has come in - we cheered! And I am looking forward to these other three coming in...hopefully soon...just in time for the baby to start teething! I am praying that he has a similar experience as Brady did!
This was one of the first mornings that our Lil' Baby did not wake up around 5:30am - just because he had gas (or something!) - it was usually after about an hour after I had fed him, and I guess it really has been during the last week. So, that was a cool thing, but when he woke up at 7:15am, we realized that we overslept! (or at least Dawson had - I usually like to be up and ready for the day by then, but I do not have to leave the house for work!)
So, I fed the baby, Dawson got some clothes on to go shovel - I think that he was out there for over an hour, because of all of the ice. I made some oatmeal for Brady and myself - that is what I am used to doing - Dawson usually makes his own breakfast. However, when he came in from outside, I offered him some. I did not make enough for him too, but knew he had to get to work, so I gave him what I made, and started to make some more. This is where I started to get forgetful...
So, I started the oatmeal on high, to get it boiling (and then I turn it to low for 5 minutes). Dawson had said that he wanted to check the weather, so I went over to the computer and got it going, and got distracted by an email from a friend...
Suddenly, I heard Dawson walking into the kitchen and said, "I thought I smelled something burning!" Yes, the oatmeal was still on high! AND it was burning on the bottom!
Oh well - start over again. I got some more going, and thankfully, Dawson was still in the kitchen with me, because I got distracted making coffee, and almost forgot about it again!!!
I told Dawson that it was "his fault" that I burnt the oatmeal, because I am not used to him being around still and he was distracting me - you know, because I turned the computer on for him and made coffee for him. (which he forgot on the counter - he was bummed about that!). I said all of that with a smile and laugh of course! :)
Moving on...while Dawson was still here, Brady pooped in his diaper - I went to go and get the diaper bag from the other room, but got distracted and totally forgot, until Dawson walked into the room where Brady was and I heard him say, "Buddy, you stink!" Oops! That would have been changed already, but I got distracted! Can't blame that one on Dawson! I cannot remember what distracted me, but I got the diaper bag and changed our little boy. (Yes, Dawson could have done it, but he was eating breakfast and getting ready for work).
Moving on with our morning. We waved "bye, bye" to Daddy, and then I had to feed the baby. After he was put back down for another nap, we had time to eat our now cold oatmeal. I have eaten cold oatmeal many times, so I really did not mind - neither did Brady. Brady and I were eating at the table and then Brady said that he was "all done" and then "watch TV" - he had a few more spoonfuls left, so I told him that he had to eat some more oatmeal and then he could watch a show...
I really should have believed that he was all done. He is a good eater and I really have no problems with the amount that he eats. So, I decided that he would be done after two more bites. The first bite was no problem...
The second bite went like this (all at once)
I gave him the last spoonful of oatmeal (which I thought was swallowed)
He went to put his paci in his mouth
Suddenly, oatmeal is spewed from his mouth - on his cute snowboarder sweatshirt, on his hands, the chair and the carpet!
I was like - "WHAT JUST HAPPENED!!!" and "GROSS!!!"
So, I cleaned him up and then he told/showed me that he had sneezed...ok, that makes sense, but it was still so gross...why had I "forced" one more bite!!! :)
So, it is all cleaned up and I have to say that I did not get upset by anything that happened. I figured that as long as I take care of my kids today and they are fine, it is ok if something gets burned or spewed across the room...that can be cleaned up!
So, I have about an hour left before the Lil' Baby wakes up, so I need to make good use of this time...and go clean a bathroom! Sounds like fun! :)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
She is the kindest neighbor! A tear even came into my eye because of her kindness. I don't know if we will live in this house forever, but I am so thankful for the neighbors that God has given to us.
It was a lot of fun to make the announcements, but I am not sure that I would make them for the next baby...if there is another one! :) It is way too early to tell if we are "done" or not with having children. I am very happy with two, but I also want however many that the Lord has planned for our family and if it is two, that is fine with me! :)
So, now I will be focusing on the rest of the planning for Brady's two year old birthday party. This house needs to be cleaned up and I need to do some shopping - that might not happen until Thursday though!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
1. Your heart is after the Lord. Even when you feel like you are "slowing down" - I still know where your heart is (and so does the Lord)
2. You love me unconditionally - even when my hormones are a little out of whack! :)
3. You love our two boys and play with them every day!
4. You gives Brady his baths (and will eventually give the baby his baths too!)
5. Your laugh - I love when I hear you laugh hard, especially when you have had a rough day
6. Your smile - it is so cute and warming!
7. You will make breakfast, lunch or dinner when you know that I am not able to do it - I don't even have to ask!
8. You change diapers - and lots of them! :)
9. You make me happy when skies are gray
10. We have fun together and try to make each other not take things too seriously all of the time
I love you, Hunny. I definitely could make a longer list - but the baby is crying! (So that is why I did 10 things and not 32!) I pray that the Lord blesses you in new ways in this coming year of your life.
Love, your Sweetums
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I really needed that...he REALLY needed that!
So, now, I need to get some dinner ready for tonight and maybe tackle something else, or maybe just rest...I am a little tired from the past two days.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I could not really understand why our baby would not take his naps like he normally does. He would have such a hard time falling asleep, then he would not sleep for long and wake up crying. That repeated throughout the day. I could hear gurgling in his stomach and I tried to help him get the air out - either end would have been fine! However, I just could not seem to help him get all of it out.
It was a long day - feeding him, wake time, he yawns, time to put him down to sleep. He cries - but not the cry of "I will fall asleep soon, I just need to cry a little bit." This was a cry in which you know that their is gas trapped inside him. So, I would go back up, burp him (and he did burp - but not all of the gas would come out), I would do the backwards "C" on the left side of his stomach - some gas came out the other end, but not all of it, I would change his diaper, swaddle him and pray with him (petitioning to the Lord to please help!), put him down for his nap again, and hope that this would be the time that he would fall asleep. He would sometimes fall asleep, but not for too long.
By the time that Dawson came home, I was wiped out. Then we figured out that it was probably the cooked onions in the quesadillas that I ate and/or the spinach lasagna. Something that I ate gave the little guy gas...
Anyway, he slept well last night and this morning went well, but this afternoon has not gone too well...Hopefully, this gaseous milk will be out of my system soon so that I can have a little break throughout the day again!
Thanks to my mom who came over last night to put Brady to bed while I was putting the baby to bed and Dawson was at a doctor's appointment - she is the best! :)
Monday, February 4, 2008
I suppose that I also wanted to see the Patriots go undefeated for the whole season - that is not an easy task to do.
However, I do have to give props to the Giants defense - they were amazing! I do not think that Tom Brady had been sacked or knocked down that many times in the whole season - let alone one game. I think that the defense should have all received the MVP award. No other team had shut down Brady the way that they did.
So, congrats to the Giants and to my sister TCC - you know that she was a happer camper!
I do have to say that I am SO disappointed in the commercials this year! There really were not any good ones, except for the baby spitting up on the computer. They were not really funny at all...unless I missed those during the first 45 minutes of the game when I was feeding/putting the baby to bed. Maybe they will have some better ones next year!
So, without further ado...the winner of the tee shirt is...
Comment #58 Amanda, from who wrote
I really love these tees and the thought behind them! My husband rocks because he always works hard, both helping me around the house and outside the home providing for us. He is always supportive of me!
If you did not win a tee shirt and would like to purchase one, then head on over to From*me Tees and choose the one that you would like to proudly wear!