Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve and Such

I know I haven't been blogging much lately. We got a new camera for Christmas and I need to get practised at uploading my pictures and taking them.
I tried a few times this morning to get a picture of Aaron smiling with my phone. The problem was that my phone camera was to slow!
This one is my favorite.

Last night I washed the FuzziBunz diapers and we adjusted all of them as well. Today was our first go around with trying them out and so far I have changed one wet diaper! Why that is exciting to me I don't know. But I think he looks so darn cute in them! He also appears to be like lil bunny foo foo in this pic as well!

Today we went to Wal-Mart (thank you Daddy for braving that with me!) to exchange a gift. We got the things we needed and then grabbed lunch. It was snowing again when we left. We got a huge storm here on Wednesday and it snowed about a good foot of snow! We had an adventure trying to get to a birthday party that night and mommy got lost because she took the wrong freeway. (Don't ask me why I was thinking the 215 instead of the 80 and so I never found the 2300 exit on the 215 because it doesn't exist!) But daddy came and saved us and we wound up at the party anyway!
Tonight for New Years Eve we are just having a low key night. In fact I doubt I will be staying up till midnight if I can help it anyway. The last few nights I have been up late after Aaron was asleep just taking some time for myself. But I think an early bed time is in order. We are going to try to get a movie tonight.
Last night I made PW's Rosemary Cheese potatoes to go with the Ham and Bean soup I made from our leftover ham hock we had. It was supposed to have thyme and we didn't have that so I made it with Basil instead and had some smoked sausage as well. Pretty good for a whim (although I had to cook the beans for an hour and the soup for another hour and half so it took awhile.)
Looking into the New Year I don't really have any goals or resolutions. I just have to eventually jump back on the treadmill and I have been getting closer to that lately. Its like I can feel my body ready to stretch and run and be active again. I do have some organizational goals that I want to do with the house but I have decided to take those one at a time. My goal will be to remember to take one project at a time! I tend to get ahead of myself with all of these ideas and then get a lil wound up when my house is chaotic and I can't get it cleaned how I picture it.
One thing I did to that end was to pull out a tiered shelf with wire baskets and put it into our coat closet to stick all of our hats and gloves in it. I was telling my hubby that I hate having no place to store the gloves/hates and scarves for 3 1/2 people. It seems like winter wear is everywhere! So he suggested a tub with drawers! Well we already had one in our garage that used to be in our old bathroom. I re purposed it and now have the spot for all that stuff.

Grace has been LOVING her new toys. Every morning she wakes up and says, Toys? All day long its toys toys toys and some more toys. Naps are so sad because she can't play with her toys anymore. Oh and another new favorite word of hers is guacamole. Except she says it Ma Molie! I love it! She loves her tricycle and says Papou every time she sees it. And she loves her lil kitchen and picks up the phone and says, Pepaw or Memaw or Nana. And she loves her lil picnic table and has all of her play food scattered all over it. Eventually these toys will have a place to be other than in our living room. But that is a project for after the holidays!
Our lil Air Bear (my new nickname for him) is smiling more and more, although daddy is skeptical of that because he always misses it when I say quick he is smiling! He still loves being held and he loves sleeping, when its time. For instance today he was starting to pass out on my pillow and we were getting ready to go, so I asked Daddy to put him in the car seat. Daddy picked him up and he started frowning and grimacing in his sleep. Like he was so mad and put out that we were moving him from his cozy spot. He is also having more alert times and holding his head up really well.
Well this post is getting to be really long and I need to get a shower before my free time is up!

Monday, December 20, 2010

2 month

I love how my Lil man is all passed out and cozy with his daddy. That was taken on 12-11-10 You can see how much bigger and fuller his face is getting. This was just taken Friday.
I love this pic of Grace, we were getting ready to go see the lights. Look at her eyes just a twinkling!

Ok so I know I haven't posted in AGES! We got back from San Diego, rested a bit and then had my brother and sister in law visit last week from Washington. We had a ton of fun visiting and seeing how much my nephews have grown. Monday we had Aaron's 2 month check-up (more about that later) and then Tuesday we all got together for a family picture. We then went out to lunch and visited for the day. The darling husband had to go out of town to Denver on Wednesday thru Friday and the kiddos and I went to his family's Christmas party. Grace befriended her...(2nd cousin I think) and had a blast playing with her cousins again before they headed back to Washington. Hubby drove back (safely) through the snow storm on Friday night.

Saturday morning we got up and went to breakfast and then came back to the house for the afternoon before heading out to take the Lil Miss to see Christmas lights. For some reason I had it in my head that Utah didn't have any big displays or neighborhoods that did that, but Daddy managed to find some good ones. We went to one street first that was great and did the Night Before Christmas theme. Then lastly we went to this one house that was AMAZING! The owner had huge faces in 3 of his trees and he coordinated them talking to each other. You tuned your radio in and listened to it go with the music. We had to wait in line for a while because the show lasted so long but it was way cool, and luckily we got a "spot" to park and watch it.

Sunday we just at home and relaxed. Unfortunately last night Aaron did not want to go to sleep after his 10pm feeding like normal. I think his tummy hurt and he fussed and cried until 12:30. But on the flip side of that was that he went almost 7 hours without waking to eat. I thought for sure when I was going to sleep at midnight that I would be waking in 2 hours at 2:30 to feed him again, however he didn't wake till 4:40 and I felt somewhat refreshed. Odd to feel refreshed after 4 hours of sleep, but I suppose when your waking again after just 2 or almost 3 then your doing good! HA!

So Aaron's appointment went good. He weighed 10 pounds 15 ounces and was 22 inches long (I think if I call recall correctly on the height). The pediatrician did think he was jaundice and was going to have his blood tested again but decided after seeing him for the whole appointment that it was just in his face and not to. He called it breastfeeding jaundice and apparently its something that happens and they don't know why. (As long as the picture place can photo shop his picture). The Dr said he wasn't worried as long as he is eating real good and giving me lots of went and poopy diapers. Which he is, and so he will grow out of it.

He has still been on the meds for his reflux and that has been helping. I think I will see how far this new bottle gets us and see if he has grown out of it by then. (Unfortunately I spilled the bottle while in San Diego and had to pay for another prescription).

He is getting to be such a big boy and holding his head up real good for long periods and looking around a lot too. And the topper was he smiled last night for me! I kept trying to get him to smile again for Daddy but he wouldn't have it. Right now he is snoozing away in his swing while I update my blog and had some lunch.

As far as Christmas goes we are trucking right along towards it aren't we? I still have to do the kids shopping and was waiting for daddy to help with it when Grace can be at daycare. I also still would like to take Grace to see Santa, even though I know she will probably spaz out.

We are also hosting Christmas Eve dinner so that should be fun. In fact this morning I got up early and took the kids to the grocery to get that shopping out of the way. I got mostly everything I need and we needed some things to eat before Christmas too! We have been on "vacation" for way to long and not eating at home.

Right now I am sitting here finishing this blog and probably going to have get up and get Grace from her nap and see how much time I get before Aaron wakes from his. It fact I should run and jump in the shower real quick! Its been nice today to get back into the routine of our new normal here at home. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thanksgiving Trip 2010

I am still in San Diego but wanted to post some pictures. These pictures are from my mom's camera. I hadn't gotten my pictures downloaded yet. So the whole time I was planning this trip out here I kept emailing with my baby brother who is stationed with the Navy out in Virgina, to try to get some leave to come out an visit at the same time. Well it turns out that my parents flew him out as a surprise to everyone! They surprised me on Thanksgiving night! Here is my brother coming in!
I even started crying...

My baby brother T playing ball with his niece Grace.

Grace's cute Thanksgiving outfit, she woke up from her nap and everyone was she was a lil shy.

Nana and Aaron, her great grandson meeting for the first time.

Sweet baby boy.

Pepaw and the Lil Miss.

Papadaddy and Grace, she finally warmed up to him....

My sister M and my baby brother T.


Nana and her great granddaughter!

So far so good I also have some pictures on my mom's camera from Halloween that are so cute! Hope you enjoy!