Friday, December 31, 2010

That decade just flew by

I can't believe it (and no it's not the fact that I haven't blogged in ages) my little guy, the prince of this family, is ten years old today. Where has the time gone? How is it that I have spent a 1/3 of my life as a mommy now? How did I ever live before this little angel came into my life?

I can't believe that 10 years ago this very night, I delivered a little boy that the doctors told me wouldn't live to see the morning. I didn't know until 10 years ago today how much love my heart could hold. I didn't know that another person could make my life complete. I didn't know that I could be a mommy, much less a good mommy.

This little boy, this amazing Jay, he makes my life so much more fulfilling. He is my living, breathing miracle on earth. He is my proof that God is real and that he still works miracles. He is the reason I live and breath and without him I would be nothing. I have never loved another person as much as I love this little guy. He makes me grateful for every moment I have lived in the past ten years and for all the moments that we still have ahead of us.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

this baby is growing

Dani is cutting teeth. Two little white bumps for this lovely little girl. And if I said she has been all sunshine and buttercups for the last few days, I would be lying.

Have I shared Halloween pictures yet? I don't believe I have. So for your view pleasure today, Dani the penguin and Jay dressed as Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Monday, November 8, 2010

missed a day

Well, I knew it would happen. I just didn't think I would miss a day of NaBloPoMo in the first week. I don't know if I should apologize to myself or to you, my lovelies.

I will say that I had a pretty good reason. I painted Jay's new room yesterday. Then I set up the dining room in the new house and refinished both the dining room and our bedroom floors. Then I came home and ate terribly tasty Little Caesar's with my boys, made a trip to Wal-mart and watched Toy Story 3. It was a very busy day. I think I also cleaned out the smaller sun room, which will be the kids toy room.

I had been wondering if the small sunroom that is connected to both Jay's room and our room would be warm enough in the winter to be a toy room, even though it is hooked into the HVAC system and has two vents. Well, I need worry no more. When I opened one of the doors yesterday to finish cleaning stuff out of there, it was a good 30 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. And it was only 50 degrees yesterday. So no worries about the kids freezing in the winter while playing toys.

Did I mention that I got my fancy new rugs on Saturday? Oh lord, when I was fluffing the shag on the dining room rug yesterday, I've decided that is the greatest rug in the world! I threatened to roll around on it before Micah and Erin brought in my dining room table.

I can tell you now, in all honesty, that I am actually looking forward to the new house. I no longer have that sense of dread in the pit of my stomach. Other than the kitchen, it actually looks like my house now!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Santa baby

I have 28 minutes left to post today! Don't think I forgot about you, lovely readers, because I didn't! It has been a hectic day.

Dani had her first visit with Santa today. I know it seems a little early, but my mom is in a group that always hosts a holiday bazaar this weekend and they always have Santa. And he's a good Santa, too. You know, the kind with a real beard.

I always insist on a real beard for our Santa pictures. In fact, two different years I have been at a different aunt's house for Christmas and seen the grandkids Santa pictures with a good Santa and we have gone to their local mall to get that Santa. Crazy, I am. But I hate the fake beard Santa. One year, we actually waited in line for an hour for the awesome Santa. Did I mention I'm crazy?

Thankfully, neither of my kids have had that aversion to the man in red that I've seen and heard about in other children. That could be because my dad has a white beard. Although his is pretty short and he's not chubby like Santa, I think it's enough of a similarity in looks that they don't flip out. Jay has actually looked at Santa with a puzzled look on his face before and said "Ga-Ga." (BTW Jay's pet name for his Grampa is Ga-Ga)

I promise to share the picture of Miss Dani with Santa soon, but I actually had to have mom pick them up when they were ready so that I could make a dash to Menard's for more much needed remodeling supplies. I'm pretty sure that one more trip to Lowe's will finish off everything we need to finish this house! I can't wait to share the finished project with you all!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday, you are the love of my life

Oh Friday, how I love this day. It means 2 days away from newspapers. It means a trip to buy rugs for the new house tomorrow. It means pizza, glorious pizza! It's Friday, I'm in love!

Is that actually how the song goes? I can't remember what day it is when he is in love. It is a he, right? Now I need to go google 'It's friday, I'm in love' and see if that's even the real song. Can you tell I'm sleepy and starving?

And currently listening to my husband blather on over the phone about his new Schwan truck and how much he loves it and how it only had 7 miles on it when his boss picked it up today. Something about it being the newest vehicle he'll ever drive. And how he can't wait for Monday to go back to work!

Are you tired of my ramblings yet? I promised to blog every day this month and well, sometimes you get gems and sometimes you get this stuff. This is pretty much what my mind looks like 24/7. There are always a ton of things floating around.

I do apologize if your head hurts after reading this. I'm sure I'll read it tomorrow and wonder what I was thinking. My eyes hurt from hunger and sleep deprivation. Goodnight, lovelies.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch and more Packing

No time for a long post today, as I have been packing all day and I need to get back to it now that these children are in bed. So, just some photos of the kids from the Pumpkin Patch. We had a great day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Packing and six months

I probably should not have agreed to NaBloPoMo in the middle of packing and moving. Oh, this month is going to be crazy. I am so not ready to move, even though it seems like I've already been packing for months. I swear I pack and the stuff just multiplies while I'm at work.

In the midst of all this, Dani turned 6 months old last week! She had her 6 month well-baby yesterday. She is now 25 inches long, such a shortie!! But she went from not even registering on the height chart at 3 months to being in the 20th percentile for height at 6 months. Her doctor was pretty impressed with that! She is also up to a little over 16 pounds. I would have never guessed!

This has been a crazy 6 months. I can't believe how different it is to have a second child. I was in no way prepared for the craziness that would ensue once Dani got here! But she makes our lives better and more interesting every day.

To end this little post, I thought I would share a preview of Dani's 6 month pictures with you! I can't wait to see the rest of them.