Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hefty Hefty Baby!

Ben finally had his 4 month doctor's appointment last week. He weighed in at 16 lb 9oz, 70th percentile! We have tried rice cereal with him a few times. He loves to eat it! I can't move the spoon fast enough, he has to grab my hand and shove the spoon in his mouth. Unfortunately his little tummy doesn't like rice cereal and every time we've given it to him, he is miserable at night. So we will wait a few more days before trying again. In the meantime, Ben is left to supplement with toys.


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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rainbow!


Yesterday we went into Chicago via the train. Jordan had a good time on her first train ride though it was a big long for her to sit nicely. We got into the city and had a lovely walk, especially in the park. On our way back to the train station, we stopped to get family photographs. The wind kept blowing tons of water on us and Jordan got ticked off, so we left. Upon a glance back at the fountains, we saw a rainbow!! I only hope the couple posing for wedding photos got the rainbow in their photos too!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Feline Fridays

Jordan thought Royboy was hungry. Apparently he does not like plastic trees. Picky cat!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another Questionnaire

I got tagged on this questionnaire on Facebook and thought I would answer here as well so any nonfacebookers can see my answers!

65 Questions You've Probably Never Been Asked...

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
face

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?
maroon

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
Yes

4. Do you plan outfits?
Sometimes

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
tired

6. What’s the closest thing to you that's red?
my shoulders

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
no dreams last night, didn't stay asleep long enough!

8. Did you meet anybody new today?
yes, someone selling magazines for his charity.

9. What are you craving right now?
sleep and chocolate

10. Do you floss?
yes

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
cabbage soup smells disgusting

12. Are you emotional?
absolutely

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
no

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
both

15. Do you like your hair?
not really

16. Do you like yourself?
most of the time

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
probably not

18. What are you listening to right now?
Jordan over the monitor. she just woke up. Ben's swing

19. Are your parents strict?
nope

20. Would you go sky diving?
hell no!

21. Do you like cottage cheese?
no, not a fan of dairy products

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?
don't think so.

23. Do you rent movies often?
we do netflix

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
no

25. How many countries have you visited?
maybe 5? I only remember 3 though (my parents traveled when I was an infant)

26. Have you made a prank phone call?
Yes

27. Ever been on a train?
yes

28. Brown or white eggs?
white, what is the difference?

29. Do you have a cell-phone?
yes

30. Do you use chap stick?
i have a few tubes of different brands but can never find them!

31. Do you own a gun?
no, I hate them

32. Can you use chop sticks
yes

33. Who are you going to be with today?
kids, cats, some people with their children at the You and Me program at the elementary school this morning, and Dave tonight.

34. Are you too forgiving?
no

35. Ever been in love?
Definitely

36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow?
Growing a baby =)

37. Ever have cream puffs?
yes

38. Last time you cried?
probably a couple days ago when I was having a rough day

39. What was the last question you asked?
if someone wanted to have a playdate with Jordan after MIL and my mom visit this month.

40. Favorite time of the year?
fall

41. Do you have any tattoo?
yes

42. Are you sarcastic?
no, nope, never!

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?
nope

44. Ever walked into a wall?
more times than i can count

45. Favorite color?
blue

46. Have you ever slapped someone?
yes

47. Is your hair curly?
nope

48. What was the last CD you bought?
gosh, i have no idea. i haven't bought a cd in ages!!

49. Do looks matter?
sometimes

50. Could you ever forgive a cheater?
no

51. Is your phone bill sky high?
home phone, no... but we go over our cell phone sometimes (and its high to begin with. hate it)

52. Do you like your life right now?
yes, i do!

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?
No

54. Can you handle the truth?
yes

55. Do you have good vision?
no

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
i dont really HATE anyone. but i dislike a few people

57. How often do you talk on the phone?
at least once a day. dave and i call each other usually every other day, been talking to my mom nearly every day as well.

58. The last person you held hands with?
jordan

59. What are you wearing?
capri jeans, yellow and white striped shirt, white socks. jordan and ben look cuter =)

60.What is your favorite animal?
cat

61. Where was your default picture taken?
(profile pic on facebook) was taken at the Thomas Live show with my children!

62. Can you hula hoop?
yes... but dave can't. he is hysterical to watch

63. Do you have a job?
mom!
might take on some additional hours at my old lab though.

64. What was the most recent thing you bought?
a teething necklace for me to wear but ben to use (teething bling)

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?
yes

Friday, May 15, 2009

Feline Fridays

How do you teach a toddler to respect animals? Especially when you, the responsible adult figure, likes to shake your kitty's belly to make him yodel?

I love my cats. A lot. Dave asked last night why we even still have them. They mew late at night, have stinky poop, constantly get under our feet at the most inappropriate times, they hit our child, leave fur on dark clothing and uniforms. But my gosh... do I love those pesky little (big in Roy's case) furballs!

My cats would have to do something DREADFUL for me to get rid of them. The occasional swat on Jordan's head by our declawed fat lazy cat is not a good enough reason (and we adopted him already declawed, so don't start lecturing me on that topic). And to be fair to Roy, Jordan isn't exactly gentle to him either. Last night she tried to cover him with a laundry basket while he was drinking water. She constantly pushes her toys in his face.

Thankfully Alice has enough intelligence to run away from children.... and me...

But for now, getting rid of them is not an option. Sorry Dave. Time to suck it up and imbrace the fur-babies!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Belated Mommy's Day!

To all the mothers out there, I want to wish you a happy (belated) mother's day!

I was having too much fun with my family to post this weekend. Sorry! =)

I just got my new computer tonight, so I will be busy the next few days setting it up to my liking. After that, I'll be posting lots of pictures and videos that I have been meaning to upload. So keep checking for updates, because I should be back to blogging regularly soon!

Friday, May 8, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love!

I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love

Saturday, wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday, never hesitate...

I don't care if Mondays black
Tuesday, Wednesday - heart attack
Thursday, never looking back
It's Friday, I'm in love

Monday, you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday - watch the walls instead
It's Friday, I'm in love

Saturday, wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday, never hesitate...

______

These lyrics pretty much sum up how I feel most days. Monday through Thursday are busy with Dave's job, working out, cleaning, cooking, errands, etc etc etc.... We all get stressed out. Maybe say things that we later regret. But once Friday rolls around I know the weekend will be here and I'm just high in the sky happy to have my family together again. Is it weird to love your family the most on a certain day? Not that I really love them less any other day, but Fridays are just different.

Does that even make sense? It does in my head... ;)

So I am in love today, because it is Friday.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More House Photos - Outside

Outside of our house. It looks smaller than it really is because the house is split level.

View from our front door. Look at all the lovely green!!! The rain is worth something I suppose.

Flowers next to the house. I didn't plant these. I have no green thumb!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco De Mayo

Not celebrating, sorry! 1. I'm not cooking any mexican tonight because we have so many leftovers, and I don't want to spend money to eat out. 2. I can't drink. 3. I'm more excited to celebrate my son's 4 month birthday!!!