Tuesday, September 30, 2008
2. We are going to Maui in 6 months!
3. I am so excited to start purchasing fabric for the nursing wraps coming soon! (And thank you everyone for all your support and interest, I will be starting them in the next few days!)
4. I am learning how to cook...and enjoying it!
5. I won my fantasy football game last week by .5 (that's a half point) phew!
6. I am going to meet 2 girls from my message board this Sunday (who I have never met before) and another that I havent seen in years, Im really excited to reconnect!
7. This Friday and Saturday is the women's retreat at church!! They are always so much fun and it will be a nice break!
8. Praise God, Steven still has a job...and things are picking up. He does, however, have an interview for the union on the 30th of Oct. Pray for guidance on his decision (Thank you!)
9. My dad is participating in a "medical study" for (3) 10 night stays which began last week. Poor mom :( ...he's also going to be missing Jacobs 2nd birthday. Im bummed.
10. We lost our kitty (Teekie) for 7 days and just found her 2 nights ago under our neighbors house!!! We were so happy!!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
*In case you dont know what Im talking about heres a sample that I found online:
TOYS AND TOGS SALE!!
OCTOBER 11, 2008
TIME: 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
EVERYTHING FOR THE WELL-EQUIPPED BABY AND CHILD MOSTLY GENTLY USED AND SOME NEW MERCHANDISE BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GYM
3000 LANDERHOLM CIRCLE SE, BELLEVUE
MORE INFO: WWW.EMOMS.ORG (FAQ, MAP OF GYM, HOLDING FORMS) OR EMAIL TOYSANDTOGS@EMOMS.ORG
....THIS SHOULD BE FUN!!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
That sums up my day today... I don't mean this is a bad way either.... but I couldnt help but notice how much of a "boy" Jacob is...
Take this for example:
#7. When it rained last night, water collected in his sandbox toys and Jacob thought it would make a refreshing beverage to drink the water right out of them...yuk
#6. He shared a snack of dog food with Buddy..and I think he enjoyed it more than the dog...yuk
#5. He tooted...and laughed hysterically
#4. He ran outside in just a diaper in order to get the last few minutes of daylight in...brrrr...
#3. Hes constantly holding onto/pushing/or playing with a car.
#2. He loves to give Daddy...(and Robert) a "pound" instead of a high five
#1. When we ask him to give Norah a kiss goodnight, 99% of the time he says..."No! ewww...yuk" proving that, even at the age of 2, girls have cooties :)
(Jacob checking out his little sister awhile back...I still laugh when I see this!)
....runs off to watch "Survivor!"
...then "Greys Anatomy"
*We're going to try watching it for the 1st time
(Yes, I need a hobby!)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Today kicked off the start of MOPS here in Orting!! It was an open house for all new, returning and potential moms. We have a new location which happens to be just seconds from our house!! It was so nice to see all my friends that I've missed all summer and I cant wait to get back into the swing of things again!! They had a popcorn maker and drinks for everyone, Jacob ate a whole bag by himself!! Thank you girls for making me feel so welcome today! I could really feel the love from you all...and so could Norah :) ...she definaltey loved being held by all of you!! I cant wait for the first "official" meeting next month!! This is going to be a fun year, I can tell already!!
Stay tuned for tomorrows post where I will be sharing pictures from Renees shower we are having for her at our house!! I cant wait!! Drinks, diapers and dinner here we come!! Its ladies night!
Monday, September 22, 2008
We were so lucky to have my cousin (MacKenzie) for the weekend! Shes pretty much my only cousin and since she's only 3 years older than me, we have a great relationship and are great friends!! We are just bummed she lives in San Fransisco...but she did mention shes not opposed to transfering to Seattle!! (She works for the Hyatt) Saturday, we took her to the Puyallup Fair which she loved! It was a great time had by all and my parents took Jacob for the day which made it a lot easier!! That night we met back up with them at The Ram and had a great dinner and had a good time catching up!! After dinner Chris and Angela invited us all over to watch Baby Mama, it was really good and we all had a blast hanging out!! Sunday after church, we came home to cheer on the Seahawks to victory (finally!) That night, her friends who moved up here from San Fransisco a year ago invited us all up for dinner at their place in Kirkland. She is a chef for the Hyatt in Bellevue and her husband is in charge of housekeeping at the same hotel! We were quite spoiled; their back porch was within feet of Lake Washington, they had a stunning view of the water as well as the million dollar houses across the way! We already invited ourselves over for Seafair and the 4th of July next year!! The best part of the night was finding out that the Seahawks stay in their hotel the night before each home game!! I got to hear story after story about some of the players and the weekly rituals....it made for a very entertaining evening and I was on cloud nine. Unfortunatley, they werent big sports fans so it wasnt nearly as big of deal to them as it was for Steven and I. He actually said " I was cleaning out their rooms this morning!!" Im not obsessed, I swear He got our info and is going to send us a few Seahawks souveiners for me to put in Jacobs room!! Once again, my parents took Jacob for the night which worked well because we didnt get home until almost midnight!! We had some amazing bbq'd chicken, marinated and stuffed with garlic and rosemary, and for the first time we ate risotto (sp?) we always heard about it on Hell's Kitchen and wondered what it was...and it was amazing!! We had a great time getting to know MacKenzies friends and thank Marco and Adriene for having us over!! Today was Mackenzies last day (unfortunatley) the weekend went by so fast and we were sad to see her go. We did manage lunch at the Rainforest Cafe and a brisk walk at the new Southcenter Mall!! The kids did great and we all took a long nap this afternoon!!
We took Jacob to the new Bradley Lake playground this evening and he was in Heaven!! He ran all over the place making sure he played with everything!! He loved that Steven was watching him and he wanted to be like the "big" kids. We had a wonderful evening and I will post a few of my favorite pictures!! Wish me luck...tomorrow Norah has her 2 month appt. she will need quite a few shots which could potentially mean one long afternoon!! I cant wait to see how much she weighs...shes getting rolls all over the place!! Oh and you probably noticed Norahs new headband.. Thank you Ricci for making it for us!! Norah seems to prefer yours much more than her red one. Ricci also makes hair clips for little girls as well, check out her etsy site here!! You're so darn talented, Love you!!
Hopefully I didnt ramble too much, and I will try and be a better blogger this week!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Type your name in my blog comments.
Once you do that, this is what I'll do for you...
1. I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you which song or movie you remind me of.
3. I'll pick a flavor of jello to wrestle you in.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5. I'll tell you my first memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something I've always wondered about you.
8. If you play, you MUST post this on your blog.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Did you ever think, dear Mother,
As the seeds of me you sowed,
As you breathed new life inside of me
And slowly watched me grow,
In all your dreams about me
When you planned me out so well,
When you couldn't wait to have me there
Inside your heart to dwell,
Did you ever think that maybe,
I was planning for you, too,
And choosing for my very own
A mother just like you?
A mother who smelled sweet and who
had hands so creamy white,
A tender, loving creature
Who would soothe me in the night?
Did you ever think in all those days
While you were coming due,
That as you planned a life for me
I sought a life with you?
And now as I lay in your arms,
I wonder if you knew
While you were busy making me,
I was choosing you!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Thanks mom and dad for reminding me how important my teeth are!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
This is according to babycheapskate.com
Top 10 Most Worthless Baby Items
#10 Diaper Pail (Genie and Champ)
#9 Shopping Cart Cover
#8 Boppy Nursing Pillow
#7 Infant Shoes
#6 Hanging Diaper Stacker
#5 Bumbo Baby Seat
#4 Baby Robe
#3 Crib Bedding Set with Bumpers and Quilts
#2 Wipe Warmer
And the most useless thing of all........
#1 Bottle Warmer
*I have to disagree with the boppy!! Norah will sleep in it after she's done nursing and its great for pictures (I cover it with a favorite blanket and it keeps her propped up!!)
**I also disagree with the bedding and the shoes...because...well...its about fashion and decorating...what more is there to say!! :)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
$200,000 - Church (tithe)
$100,000- Distriubted among animal shelters/charities
$100,000- To Mine and Stevens Parents
$50,000- Jacobs College Fund
$50,000- Norahs College Fund
$200,000-Pay off the house
$20,000- Tour Europe/Travel
$10,000- To go back to nursing school
$40,000-Buy Steven a big truck!
$20,000- Finish remodeling the house
$10,000- Trade in my current SUV and buy a Tahoe!
Both Steven and I were sad to see his little curls go away but thankfully, hair does grow back. Now my baby boy looks like he's 4!! Im not sure I like that :) Thank you Grandma for taking us to the salon...and for the new pairs of shoes for Jacob...and the diapers...and lunch...and covering dentist bills...thank you, thank you, thank you. We'd be lost without you!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
When Steven and I heard that Tyrone and Pablo from "The Backyardigans" were going to be at the Puyallup Fair, we decided we had to take Jacob to meet his hero. He asks to watch "Ducky" daily as it is his favorite show. Although our previous encounters with The Easter Bunny and the Fireman's Dog didnt fair too well, we were optimistic that this meeting would go better. I dont know who was more excited, Jacob or myself, but as soon as he saw him, he got a smile on his face that would melt any mothers heart; so much so that I actually got a little teary-eyed. He was in a complete state of shock, in a good way!! It was worth every penny we paid to see his reaction. Although that was, by far, the biggest highlight of the day, we also took a ride on the train, ate an amazing Earthquake burger and fries, saw the animals and ran into many friends. It was a great time had by all!!Here are just a few images of our day....
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
::Jacob now has a lock on his door and we are responsible for letting him out in the morning....at a DECENT time!:::)
Ahhh, the fun never stops around here!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I got the all clear from my Dr. last Thursday to resume working out. As unmotivated as I am, I want a swimsuit worthy body by the time we go to Hawaii in April. I figure that gives me 7 months which is plenty of time to get back in shape (lets hope) :) I was pleased to hear Im at my pre-pregnancy weight but at the same time, I wasnt where I wanted to be when I got pregnant with Norah. At least it gives me a starting point to work from. Heres to 7 months of hard work and sweat :) stay tuned for progess reports!! If anyone wants to walk let me know!! Its always nice to have someone to chat with!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
*Cris and Jessica*
*Heather and Ben*
*Me and Steven*
*Angela and Chris*
Thank you Lord for blessing us with an amazing discount!!
(Man, I never thought I'd say $3.25 is a steal)
..tis the economy :(