Thursday, November 20, 2008

So Im a slacker lol

just relized i havent put anything up since halloween. opps. lol

I did a photo shoot the other night with the kids for christmas pictures. Meah was not the best little model i have ever seen but i managed to get a few pictures. I tell you what i know why people pay good money for someone else to take pictures of thier kids. lol Anywho here is what i got.
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or treat, smell my feet...

So i got meah all ready to go trick or treating
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and she says "bye bye mama, i am gonna get candy in my car!" lol i love this kid
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we took the kids trick or treating tonight at the mall. Meah was so freaking cute. she kept saying "And im gonna get MORE candy?" lol Aaden was so chill the whole time and just watched everyone else he didnt even fuss or cry and we were there for about an hour and a half. I am very proud of both my kidos the did awesome. I do think that next year we will move on from the mall and into a neighborhood. I just wanted meah to do the mall one last time. Here are some pictures from our night. Enjoy!

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aaden and his girl friend lol
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and meah and her boyfriend :)
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Aadens therapy update

He is doing so so much better. We have almost full motion in his neck now, although he still prefers to look to the right most of the time. The therapist say much improvement in just a weeks time. It made me feel so good that she said that. As if all this hard work i am doing working with him so much is really helping. She gave me a copy of his initial evaluation and it was not good. His average score was that of a 2 month old. She did say that the reason he was scored so low was because he was not symetrical. so it isnt like he cant do the stuff its just that he only does it one way. examples: he can roll but only to one side, he plays with his feet but only his right foot, he reaches for toys but only with his right hand, he holds himself up when on his belly but puts all his weight on his right arm and leg. He is doing so so much better now with all of these things.

We are actually going to cheat on this physical therapist (pt) i have an appointment for him to see a chiropractor. Suposidly this guy and help with his reflux and his neck issues so lets all cross our fingers that it really works. I will admit i am a bit skeptical on the whole thing. but aaron and his family swear by it so i am willing to give anything a shot to help out my little man and all the pain that reflux is causing him. I guess this dr doesnt work so much with manipulation as he does pressure points so that makes me feel a little better as far as some guy cracking my babies neck. We go the week after next so keep us in your thoughts.

Meah-isms

This kid is such a riot. If you ask her if she wants to do something its "um yeah sure," with her little new yorker accent. If you tell her something she repeats what you say and says "right" at the end of it. um thanks for agreeing with me. Then there is the all time favorite of "I wanna hold you" when she wants you to pick her up. Her newest thing to get you to hold her is "i'm cold" she says it at least 10 times a day, just to get extra hugs and cuddles. This usually happens when i am trying to do aadens neck excersises or feed him. poor little jealous bug.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meah and the pumpkin


Melissa and I took the big kids to Michaels this past weekend for pumpkin decorating. They had so much fun. Meah was so cute. "mommy i want eyes, and mouth, and where's his nose?" lol on and the "balls" as she called them were her favorite part. Everytime she put one on she would clap her hands and yell "YAY!" in her not so inside voice. too cute.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My newest creation

Meah's halloween costume:


she is going to be abby ca dabby from sesame street. If you havent watched sesame street in a few years she is semi-new she is elmos fairy friend. Meah is obsessed. I made the tutu and my friend just so happend to have the shirt. The wings are from last year. grand total to make her costume $5.45. not too shabby if i do say so myself. lol

Aaden will be elmo, pics to come if i ever get an hour to myeslef to make the freaking thing.

4 months old Aaden update



My baby is growing so fast befor my eyes. sniff sniff. Seems like just yesterday i was complaining that i didnt want to be pregnant any more and "I wanted this kid out" lol They say your mind forgets the pain of child birth and i guess to some degree that is the case. but i can still remember. and strangly enough even through all the pain it is a good memory. Both my kids decieded they wanted to come out in record time so i was unable to get anything to help with the pain but i am glad, in a looking back kind of way, that they did. Anyways enough about that back to aaden.

He is 4 months old now. and a rolling fool. We recently had to start taking him to physical therapy for his neck since he still can't turn it both ways. thats fun! (hint of sarcasm) But he is doing pretty well with it. he is so stubborn, not sure where he gets that,lol, he will look at you from the corner of his eye instead of turning his head all the way to look. crazy kid. or he will act like he cant hear you even though i know he can. crazy kid.

I fear our days of breast feeding are coming slowly to an end. It is starting to not be enough for him, ever since i got sick and decieded it would be a good idea to take sudafed i have had to give him a daily formula bottle. i guess it is ok just kinda bums me out since i got to 6 months with meah and i was hoping to do the same with aaden. Actually i was hoping to make it to 12 months since then i wouldnt have to buy any formula but that was a long shot to begin with. i know i may be selfish but really i kinda want my boobs back.

Hmmm I think that is all i have to say about that. lol More to come on a later date and time.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rollin, Rollin, Rollin!

To paraphrase Dora, "He did it, He did it" lol you know you are a mom when everything that pops into your head comes from a kids tv show. lol.

Anywho... Aaden ROLLED!!! Yesterday i put him on the carpet to have some chill out time and he rolled over. I knew he was going to do it anyday and i am so glad he decieded to do it while i could be there to see. Seems like everything meah did for the first time just so happened to be the one moment i got away from her. I tried so very very hard to get it on video but my memory stick just so happend to run out at the same time he decieded he would actually make it all the way. This is the best video i got. oh and please excuse my high pitched voice.
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Aww isnt he so cute. He fell asleep right after he did it. Must have worn him out because he is very much a fall asleep in his swing or bed kinda kid.

In Honor Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here is the finished product!

Please ladies GO GET YOUR MAMAGRAMS!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Look what i made!!


I am so proud of myself. I have made a lot of stuff in my life but most of it is just stuff. i have never really ventured out into the land of clothing because i seemed as if it had to be so exact. lol Someone gave me instructions on how to make this skirt from scrap material and i LOVE it.

Meah thinks its cool too. She wanted to wear it as soon as she saw it, but she didnt want to take off her dolphins jersey so there you have it. she is my prissy little tom boy. I swear some day she will be playing baseball in her pretty little dress. lol Anyways i was hoping this would be easy because i am looking for something to make the little girls in my life for christmas as money is super tight right now. I know they will love them as much as meah does.

Friday, September 12, 2008

3 months old


I can not believe my baby is already 3 months old. Well actually he is almost 4 months old but i havent gotten to write about this so here it goes. lol! It seems like just yesterday we were waiting for him to arrive wondering what he would look like. What his personality would be like. Now 3 short months later he has quite the personality. he is a smilely cuddly little guy. I love his baby cuddles. I love that he likes me to sing to him and rock him to sleep. I seriously cherish every moment of his babyhood. Now dont get me wrong the kid can still scream like someone is pinching him for what seems like days, but when he isnt doing that he is just so darn cuddly.

meah is so good with him now too. At first she was kinda unsure of him i think. she loves babies but she hadn't really taken to aaden yet. Now she loves him so much. If she hears him wake up before i do she will run up to me "my brother is awake!" "come see" Just the other day he was laying on the floor and meah goes up to him and starts talking to him saying "Hello, My prince" "I love you my prince" i say this to aaden all the time and so now meah does too. meah is seriously like a little mini me. I love it. and then sometimes i dont, lol.

He babbles all the time now. just a cooing away, or if he wants to get your attention he will let out just one screech to see if you will pay attention to him. he is also very facinated with his hands he will seriously stare at his hands for like 30 min just moving them around and watching what they do. it is so fun to just watch him. I wonder what goes on in that little head of his.

I think any day now he will roll. he gets so close to rolling and then just gives up and cries till you pick him up. he also kind scoots forward a little bit. I know it isnt really on purpose and he is scrapping his poor little forehead on the floor/blanket as he goes but man is he strong.

um i think that is all that is new in the wonderful world of aaden. thanks for reading. stay tuned for more updates. lol

Friday, September 5, 2008

There's always room for cake.



So i decieded that i would try out a reciepe for cake batter. I am such a box person so this was huge for me. I let meah help but mostly she just played in the flour. lol. This child is obsessed, and i mean obsessed with eggs. She wanted to crack the egg, she wanted to touch the egg, anything you can imagine she wanted to do with the egg. I, however, feel she is way to young to crack the egg so instead she whined the whole way through the rest of the cake making because she wanted to do the eggs. crazy kid. Then came time to lick the spoon, man did that change her tune. She licked that spoon until there wasnt one drop left on it.

So i made the cupcakes and put them in the oven to store them since i didnt have anywhere else to store them. The next day i gave one to meah and the other two kids that were at my house that day. meah gobbled hers right up, the other two kids took one bite and wanted to get down from the table. hmmm guess i wont be making that reciepe again only one kid would eat it. Later on that night i decieded i would try one one bite and i about puked. the cupcakes had taken on the taste of the oven. ga ross i was spitting out pieces of cupcake into the sink for like 10 minutes. well at least i know it wasnt the reciepe. I mean i had tried them the night befoe and i didnt think they were that bad. lol

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Aaron's grandpa died last week, his funeral was yesterday in Michigan. When aaron woke up on Monday he decieded he needed to go to the funeral. Less than two hours later he was gone and i began my adventure in single momhood.

Monday night meah would not go to sleep, she wanted daddy, we called daddy, then we called him again, finally around 11:15 she passed out. Tuesday night went about the same, around 10:45 she fell asleep. Both days she woke up at 7 am and took a crappy nap. Anyone who knows meah knows this is NOT enough sleep for her. She is my sleeper. She sleeps in and she used to go to bed with no fuss, ask to go to bed even.

All this brings me to my o so fun day yesterday. When i got off i packed up the kids and took them to target so i could get some perscriptions filled. I dropp off the script and they tell me it will be ready in 30 min. Ok great so i take my over tired 3 year old and my screaming 3 month old on an o so joyous walk around target for 30 min. I get back to the pharacy and when the pharmasist sees me he tells me he needs to come out and talk to me. Great that is not something you really want to hear from a pharmasist. So he tells me that aaden's dosage is too big for his age according to the insurance company and they are not authorizing it to be filled. Ok can we go back to the fact that my child is a GIANT and the medicine goes by weight not age. Stupid insurace companies and thier stupid rules. The parmasist tells me that the med is 78 dollars if i want to still get it, or i can call the insurance company and try to get them to override it. Um 78 dollars is so not gonna happen so i ask him if he could just refill the old perscription and i wil just up the dosage myself just so i dont have to wait to get hes meds. So he goes back to his little computer and tells me that he can but it isnt refillable till tomarrow. AHHHHH! ok stay calm we still have some at home. That is fine i will pick it up tomorrow. No problem, i mean what is dragging two kids through target one more time ya know. Not to mention meah knows that is where aaron works so the whole time we are there its "where is daddy, i want to see daddy, i want a cookie, where is daddy, is this daddy's work" grrrrrr.

So i go and pay for the stuff i didnt need that i pick up because i had to walk around for a half an hour and head to the car. when i get there meah throws one of her famous I dont want to get into my carseat fits complete with her o so fun pelvic thrusts making it nearly impossible for me to buckle her. I finally get her buckled like 5 full minutes later and we are off. I drive down the road and push on the brakes and what do i hear the wonderful sound of metal on metal. What.The.Hell. I very cautiously drive us home and get the kids in the house.

About that time a wonderful angel of a peson calls to check up on us, knowing that aaron was away, and asks if there is anything i need. I start telling the story of my day and he then puts his wife on the phone and i tell her the story too. I now have no clue how I am A)going to get aaden's perscription tomorrow and b)going to get aaron from the airport on friday. Good news TIM CAN FIX BRAKES!!! So he comes over and gets my car and Aarons mom is at the auto parts store getting the brakes. In the meantime both my kids fall asleep and i start racking my brain as to who i know that can come sit with my kids so i can go get my car. What a mess i know. I call the Darya, she doesnt answer, i call again, no answer. So i rack my brain again who else, i call david and steven and they say sure no problem they will come and watch the kids till cathy can get here. Darya calls back and says she is on her way so i call and tell david and steven never mind but thanks for the offer. She gets here and i run over to get the parts from cathy and take them to Tim.

As i am driving i am start thinking how lucky i am to have so many great people in my life that would drop everything they are doing at 8:00 at night to help me out. Sometimes it really does take a village.

By 10:30 i had a new set of brake pads and roters on my car and it was safe again for me to drive my children around.

It has definetly been a trying couple of days. I can not wait till friday when my wonderful husband comes home. I salute you single moms. I truely dont know how you do it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Another contest on ohana mama!

Seriously guys if you have not yet checked out ohana mama please go http://ohanamamablog.blogspot.com/ now she is giving away some gift certificates to green acre designs other wise know as gads http://www.greenacredesigns.com/ . they are wonderful cloth diapers, i have been using them on meah since she was 10 months old and now use them for aaden as well. so why not go on over and see if you could win? :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

check out ohana mama for free give aways!

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Out of the mouths of babe's.


2 year olds are great! the things this kid comes up with really blow my mind. She is so into what things look like these days. Example: she will bite her sandwich and say "look mommy, its a house, or a horse, or dog, or whatever she thinks it looks like. Today we went to lunch with aaron's mom and she was drawing on a piece of paper and says "look mommy a "w"" I look down and sure enough she had drawn a "W" on the paper. Seriously blows my mind.

O and I have to share this story, even though i have told it a million times, it still is a great story. The other day meah is "taking a nap" ha ha jokes on mommy. so anyways she comes out and says "mommy there is a dinosaur in my window" I said "really meah a dinosaur?" "yep, come see" so i go in there and inbetween the storm shutter and her window are 2 lizards. She crouches down and says "see mommy A DINOSAUR" i was laughing so hard i was crying. Then i told her that in fact these were lizards and not dinosaurs.

Then today with go over her aunt leah's house and Leah asks her about the dinosaur in her window. Meah looks and her, shakes her head and says "no leah, not dinosaur, a lizard" and rolls her eyes as if leah was just so dumb to think it was a dinosaur. LOL this kid seriously melts my heart.

Before i had kids i always knew i wanted them, but i could never have imagined how much i would love them. From the day the dr, or was it the nurse, put her in my arms i was in love. Then when i was prenant again i wondered how i could love another the same way. its like each child you have your heart just grows a little bit more to let some more love in, and out.

Mommy buffet


Everyone said that going from one to two was going to be hard. I had no idea. I mean i watch kids all day, i have never had just meah. It was still quite an adjustment. Although i think breasfeeding is an adjustment no matter what number kid you are on. Its like you have to feed the kid then run to the fridge to get something to eat so you can have enough energy to feed the kid again.

Most days it is like the never ending feeding session in my house. If it isnt my 3 month old nursing off me it is my 2 year old belting out "I'm hungry!" a thousand times a day. Where do they pack away all that food?

About 6-8 weeks ago we found out aaden had acid reflux. Poor little guy was screaming ALL.THE.TIME. he would nurse for a bit then latch off and get real fussy, then scream, then spit up then nurse again. it was really a visious cycle. Then he had a few choking fits in the middle of the night about a week apart so we took him in. diagnosis~ acid reflux. So they gave him this heavenly medicine, and its like i have a whole new child.

The only problem, this kid is growing like a weed. He is already wearing size 6-9month clothes for crying out loud, must take after his uncle brendan. This is a problem because his medicine goes by weight, so when he grows so fast his dosage needs to be raised. When his dosage needs to be raised, back comes the SCREAMING.

Friday, August 22, 2008

So This is Blogging?


Well all you hear about these days is "Blogging" and I of coarse had to see what it was all about. So here I am putting it all out there for the world and everyone else to see. Hopefully I wont be too boring and my friends and family will be able to keep up with the happenings down her in the swamp we call home.

I am a horrible speller and sometimes use improper grammer, so don't mind that. I also think that little things like captilization and punctuation are not necessary. Again dont mind that.