Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pat-Pat Rocket is in the House

Pat-Pat Rocket is in the house!! Whoop-Whoop!! Hayden is potty trained!!

I'm so happy to type those words. He's been doing excellent the past few weeks. No accidents and will stop playing to run past me saying "gotta go mommy...go pee".

We told him when he began to use the potty and wears no diapers he could have a big boy toy and this is what he wanted.

He loves his new toy and even wanted to sleep with it. He's played with it all day today. Congratulations Hayden!!

Monday, July 28, 2008


What a weekend!! I've been sick and so has Hayden and Lily. Today I was able to survey the damage and was greeted with a mountain of laundry, no food in the house and messiness. I was not a happy girl!!

I'm feeling better but I'm exhausted tonight and ready to head to bed. Hopefully we'll all remain well and be doing better tommorrow.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Hi Mommy, I see you got your camera again. Ok...I'll give you a smile this morning. Love you!!

Ok...I gotta go. I like playing with my toys.

Look about I put this in my mouth while I look at the camera?

What??? You don't want me to put anything in my mouth. But mommy, I have to...I'm a baby!!

How about I put one hand in my mouth and I'll hold my toy with the other one? hand. I don't want the toy anymore.

How about both hands mommy?? See...I'm so cute!! Mommy?? Mommy?? Why are you rolling your eyes at me and laughing? I love you.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Little Hands and Fingers

I tried to take a picture of Lily smiling this morning. Nope, not happening. She's had her hands in her mouth all day. She sucks the "juice" out of one hand and then moves on to the other one.

She doesn't have a certain finger or hand...she just loves to have her hands in her mouth. She's figured out the past week that she has feet and I really think if she could put her foot in her mouth she would.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Will and Lily

I don't get to take pictures of Will very often as he's getting at the age where he doesn't like his photo to be taken. I usually end up with him making a face at me when I point the camera at him.

He was playing around with Lily and agreed to let me get the camera. Lily just adores Will. She smiles and wiggles her entire body in joy when he shows her attention.

Isn't he handsome?? He turned 12 years old the middle of June.

Hayden decided he wanted in the picture too and of course right where Lily was sitting. Lily wasn't too happy about it either.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Giggly Girl

Pictures from Chicago

I just thought I'd post some pictures from our trip up to Chicago. It seems I only got the camera out while we were at the house. I miss all of us being was such a nice time.

Will, Hayden and Matt playing video games. Hayden had a broken controller and thought he was playing too but he wasn't. Soon he'll catch on to what the big boys are doing.

Matt giving Lily a bottle. He was so sweet to Lily. She would just smile and coo at him.

Lily and Aunt Tina. They're quite fond of each other.

Matt and Will. What a handsome pair.

Trying to keep an almost 3 year old boy still is a near impossible thing to do!!

Will and Matt in the pool. I think they lived in the pool most afternoons.

Hayden playing at the IKEA office mock up room. He looks pretty offical doesn't he?

Daddy was his first client of the afternoon. They were discussing how to get mommy out of the IKEA store within the next hour.

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by Christie at SJ.

Here are the rules...Each player answers questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 or 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.

What were you doing ten years ago?
Ten years ago I was a single mom raising Will. I was working in Human Resources as a HR Assistant at a Bank and had recently met my now DH.

5 things on todays "To Do" list
1. Go to Sam's Club
2. Go to JC Penney's
3. Go to the Bank
4. Pay some bills and balance the checkbook
5. Scrapbook till I can't hold my eyes open anymore

I'm addicted to:
1. Canon Rebel xTi camera
2. Diet Coke
3. Hershey milk chocolate candy bars
4. Scrapbooking
5. Coach purses

Things I would do if I were a MILLIONAIRE:
1. Buy a large new home
2. Have a small flat in Denmark and Chicago
3. Help my immediate family with whatever they need financially
4. Buy a small RV so we could travel around the U.S.
5. Put money in savings

Places I have lived:
1. Louisville, KY
2. Owensboro, KY
3. Evansville, IN

I'm tagging:
Kristin G.
Lauren G.
It seems all the other SJ gals have been tagged already. Hmmm...I'll think of more.

Thursday, July 17, 2008's squirting me!!

While Tina, Tony and Matt were visiting we went to Holiday World. I had 6 free admission tickets so we all used them for a fun day in the hot sun!! We went to the new Kima Bay area and Hayden was having some major issues with the squirter.

Hurry mommy...I want to go "wimming" - swimming.

Hmmm...I'll stand on this hole so it won't get me wet.

Aaack!! It got me wet!!'s getting me wet!!! got my hair wet too!!!

I don't like this mommy!!!

I'll sit with you mommy. Why are you and Aunt Tina laughing at me??

No more squirter for me. I'll just work on my tan.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

4 Months Old and Growing

We went to the Pediatrician today and Lily is growing, growing and growing!! She weighed in at 13 lbs. and 14 oz. and is 24 3/4 inches long. She's average on her weight but in the 80th. percentile on height.

I can't believe that in 4 short months that she's gained 6 lbs. 10oz. and grew 5 inches. I think that her eyes are going to remain blue gray and she's going to have dark hair. Her little head is getting fuzzy in the front and what is coming in is dark brown.

I just thought I'd share some of my favorite pictures of Lily over the past two weeks. Yes, she's got a little bathing suit on and her sun hat. Plus a picture of her blowing spit bubbles. She does this all the time.

At 4 months here's the information on her.

- Excellent sleeper. Will go down around 7:30 pm and won't make a peep until 6:30 am.

- Loves to suck on her hands. At times she has all fingers in her mouth and you can tell by the expression on her face that she's feeling her tongue. Sometimes she will gag herself trying to stick her entire hand in her mouth.

- Still gets the hiccups but not as frequent.

- Gives a little fake cry if she's left alone. Once you come back in the room she'll squeal, smile and kick her feet.

- In the past week she's discovered that she has feet. Likes to stare at them and tries to grab them

- Will reach and try to hit things. If she happens to get it, she'll pull it into her mouth.

- Will roll up on her side and get stuck and cry. Hasn't figured out that she can flip back over on her back. Hopefully rolling over will be coming soon.

- Doesn't like to be strapped down in her carseat. Will get fussy if left strapped in too long. (See previous post about the LONG trip home from Chicago)

- Loves to smile at her monkey mirror in the car. Will coo and talk to it.

- Tries to talk to us and will coo, gurgle and blow spit bubbles. I've started to put a bib on her during the day as she's drooling more.

- Still likes her paci. She likes it a bedtime or naptime and once asleep it falls out of her mouth.

- Smiles at Will a lot but will give Hayden a very cautious look whenever he gets close to her. Will give him smiles too but she wants to see what he's doing first before she'll do it. Hayden just adores her and still calls her "my Billy gurl".

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Don't you just want to hug that soft little baby body???

Monday, July 14, 2008

We're Back

We got back late last night from Chicago. It was a LONG journey. Going up was not much of a problem but coming home was another story!! Both little ones (Hayden and Lily) got tired of sitting strapped in their carseats about 2 hours into the journey. What should have taken 6.5 hours ended up taking almost 9 hours.

Anyways, we're home now and I'm glad Will is back with us. I really missed him and I think he missed us too.

Just a sneak peek of the pictures I had taken last week at JC Penney's. They're supposed to be here on the 22nd. They did a pretty good job.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Off to the Windy City

We're leaving today to go up to Chicago. We've missed Will so much and can't wait to see him.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

She Arrived!!

Look who made her arrival at our house yesterday....Hello Kitty!! I admit it, I like Hello Kitty. I remember being a little girl and having some Hello Kitty pencils and a notebook and thinking she was so cute.

At Build-A-Bear we have her and she's a limited edition. I told Anders and Will that I was thinking about getting her and Will gasped and said "Oh no, you're one of those who likes Hello Kitty???" I felt a little embarrassed and decided not to get her at that time.

After being gone for a week, I decided the next time I went into the store I would get her. Too late!! She was gone for good. I ended up contacting Build-A-Bear online and had one sent to me. She arrived late yesterday afternoon and I really like her!! She's cute!! I also got the Hawaiian outfit too to put on her as she arrived naked. Will comes home this weekend and I'm sure he's going to be rolling his eyes at me...oh well, I still like her and hopefully Lily will too when she gets older.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Another good quote:

"Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."