Monday, December 15, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

We had the first snow of the season today, it was awesome! We got Jacob into his snowsuit and headed outside. He really seemed to enjoy it, other than the fact that the snowsuit's a little too big and he couldn't move, kinda like the kid in "The Christmas Story".

We also got the tree up, somewhat decorated and the train put together and it's chugging along around the base of the tree. Tomorrow I will work on finishing getting the ornaments on it, addressing Christmas cards and wrapping presents. Wish me luck lol!

I think I emailed everyone the rest of the pics, that one is one of my favs.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Scary Santa

We took Jacob to the mall on Saturday to get his picture taken with Santa. Man oh man he was freaky. I'm talking this is the scariest Santa I've ever seen. Don't believe me, see for yourself!!

I told the lady that I wasn't happy with this Santa, he didn't look authentic to me, so I wasn't going to buy a picture. She was totally understanding and told us there would be a different Santa later. So we walked the mall and just took our time. When we walked back by Santa the new one was there, he was much better!! Jacob still cried but this time the picture was good. I'll have to scan it as we didn't take any ourselves.

Bo was terrified of Santa! He didn't want anything to do with him. I'm sure we'll go through that in a couple years.

Jacob had a great 1st Thanksgiving. He ate turkey, mashed potatoes, squash and cranberries. I'm surprised he didn't eat more than he did.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A fellow blogger

There are many different blogs that I visit, the most popular noted in my side panel. One of them is Sunday Baker. She has great recipes, most of which I have tried (the taco ring is yummy!). She's been doing several giveaways for some really cool items. Right now she's giving away an apron, an eye mask, nice cleaning gloves along with some other prizes. Check her out!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Do you need a mechanic?

Cuz someone is apparently practicing!

Jacob has been crawling for over a week now and omg is he fast! Especially when he sees the kitty. He loves chasing after the cat.

Luckily for her she spends most of her time in her bedroom. We got Jacob's new carseat today, thanks to Grandpa for an early Christmas present. I haven't installed it yet, but man does he look so cute in it!!

He had his first taste of lemon the other night, and didn't even make a sour face! He totally loved it and kept trying to eat more and more.

more to come....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

been awhile

It's been a bit, but we are in California and doing well. We've been home for just a couple hours after a long weekend, and honestly I'm exhausted and freezing so I'm going to bundle up and sit on the couch with my kiddo.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

9 month appointment

at 8 1/2 months.

We had Jacob's 9 month appointment scheduled for the 29th of this month, but hey, we'll be in CA already! When I talked with them a couple weeks ago there was an appointment open for the 9th, so I took it.

Jacob is doing really well! He weighed in at 21 lbs 14 ounces and was 28.5 inches long. He got the first round of the flu vaccine. The dr said he looks really good, everything sounds good and overall he's doing well.

He did ask if he was pulling himself up yet, which he's not. He's close though, maybe another month or so.

I did ask him about Jacob standing on his tip toes when he's standing, and he asked if we have an excersaucer or a jumperoo. Yup, we have a jumperoo. He said he's seen that alot, because they are jumping on their tiptoes when they are in the thing. He said it's not a big deal. Sometime's he's seen it cause babies to walk later or walk on their tip toes. But he said he's got great dexterity in his ankles and feet so he should be fine.
We haven't used the jumperoo much lately, but we won't be using it anymore now!

Overall things are going well, just getting ready to fly to CA on Sunday!! I can't believe the time is almost here already!

We had a last lunch with Sara today. We won't get to meet Sawyer before we go but that's ok. Tomorrow we have an appointment to take his 9 month pictures, then we have lunch with Lauren.

I also have to find some 12 month onesies, as I have managed to buy none and the 9 month ones are getting really hard to snap!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


We now have 2 teeth!! Yay! There's not much to see as they are not through alot yet but they have broken through the gums! Can't wait to show off his pearly whites when they come through more!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

We have....

a little sliver of a tooth!!! You can't see it yet, but it's there!! I took these pictures just yesterday showing that at least one was coming.

In other news, he's getting really close to crawling. I give it maybe another couple weeks. He's not up on all 4's and rocking yet, but he goes from sitting to on 4's then back to sitting.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Jacob's awesome knit hat

Yay so I finally took the pics of Jacob wearing his cool hat Catherine knitted for him. Have I expressed my desire to learn how to knit? I don't think I have but it is somethings that I would really like to learn.
Anywho.... here are the pics! He looks adorable in it! Can't wait until it's snowing!

He'll get used to it!


We all have choices in our lives, everything is a choice. Sometimes you make the wrong ones.

I talked with my old District Manager today. I miss that job so much! I'm talking about the pottery painting store. I loved it so much. The only thing I didn't love was the teenagers who really didn't care about their quality of work, or serving the customer.

Anyway, talking with her just brought up in my mind the choice I made to leave. There were circumstances that now I look back on and think I could have handled differently.

My co manager had just left, along with most of the staff. We were heading into the bussiest part of the year, with a brand new staff who didn't know their head from their ass and really didn't care to learn. I was also supposed to train the new manager they hired to take my place ( I honestly think they were hoping to transfer me to the new store they opened) and training the assistant manager, along with 6 or so new employees.
Things weren't getting done correctly, making more work for me. I would go in to work at 8:30am, if not earlier, and stay until 6 or so, come home make and eat dinner, and more often than not end up going back in!
Anyway, the end of my working there. I sort of had a breakdown. I was under alot of stress, feeling very overworked and underappreciated, and had just found out I was preggo and was worried about having another miscarriage. So I talked with the owner and decided I needed to step out and not work anymore.

It's a double edged sword you know. What would have happened if I had stayed? We wouldn't be in the financial dilema we are in right now. But I think it's for the best. I was able to fully enjoy my pregnancy and not worry about the chemicals harming him.
Also I would have had to go back to work 6 weeks after having Jacob. I couldn't imagine doing that! I cherish everyday I get to spend with him. Sometimes it bugs me because I don't get any alone time, but for the whole it's the best thing ever. When he looks at me and smiles just seeing my face, it's the happiest part of my day!
Talking with her today she said that if I were staying in AZ I would be more than welcome to come back and work for them. Just got me thinking about things you know.
That was probably the happiest I have ever been at a job. I got to wear what I wanted to, I was an awesome manager, I enjoyed most of my employees and working with them, I loved seeing what people painted and I loved helping do handprints and such for kids.
Maybe we will end up opening our own store eventually. I'm sure it's different when you are the owner though. Who knows, time will tell.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I love getting packages, who doesn't!! Last week my friend Catherine sent me an email saying she was going to be sending me something. I went and got the mail last night and it was here!
She read on here about my trying to get this one outfit for Jacob but couldn't get it due to the store not being a cold weather store. Catherine lives in Boston and was able to get it!!! She bought the outfit and a 2pack of long sleeved onesies for Jacob!!!

She also knitted a really cute blue beanie for him. I'll take a pic tomorrow of him wearing it. Thank you so much Catherine for thinking of Jacob and I. It means alot to me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Every day I am amazed by my son.
Just looking at him, watching him do things and learn how to do things is amazing to me. How much I love him is amazing.
Lately he has started to play with his hands. He sits and turns his hand over from front to back, and I just sit and watch.
I love watching him roll over, or flail about on his tummy. I love watching him play with his toys. I love just sitting back and looking at this amazing little person.
I'm sure every mother says this, but he is the cutest baby ever! I love him more than I could ever put into words.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby things

Today Jacob and I had lunch with Sara! It was so nice to have lunch with an adult! LOL. While lunching I gave Jacob his sippy cup. These things are great! You can tip them upside down and they don't leak. That is unless your son chews on them. He had water all over the tray for the highchair!! I grabbed (nicely lol) the cup from him and looked at the spout, and noticed what was wrong. The spout has 3 slits in it making two pieces. The pieces are connected on both side. Well my son chewed one side off of each piece, opposite sides! And the sides that were left connected weren't too far from coming off either.
He hasn't had these cups for that long! They sell replacement spouts but like I said he hasn't had them long, one for only 1 month! I'm going to email the company and let them know what happened.
After lunch today I went over to Carter's to get some winter clothes for Jacob since we'll be living in the cold! There was one outfit that I had specifically seen at the Carter's in CA and also at Babies R Us here. I didn't see it anywhere in the store so I asked about it. The lady said she was pretty sure she knew what outfit I was talking about and pulled out their book. We found it, and she told me that it's only available at cold weather stores!! Of course living in Phoenix this isn't a cold weather store! I'm so bummed! It was a 3 piece outfit, a fleece vest and pants, and a long sleeved onesie. There were 3 different colors. I was so looking forward to buying him it. So I guess I'll just have to look when I get out to CA. They had it at BRU the other day, but they only had 1 and it was a 24 month not a 12 month.
Jacob is 7 1/2 months old now! I am amazed by him more and more every day. No crawling yet but he is getting more active. He can reach pretty far to get some toys and sit himself back up without falling over. When he does fall over he falls forward so then he ends up on his tummy. From that position he can move himself all around in circles, and usually ends up flipping himself over.
I've been keeping busy packing and decluttering. My mom has been coming over for a couple hours every day to play with Jacob that way I can get packing done. There is still so much to do! We are planning on having a garage sale next Friday and Saturday. Hope we sell lots!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

time flies

Ugh, things just get so hectic and I get wrapped up I completely forget I have a blog LOL!!
So let's see, Jacob and I had a wonderful trip to CA. We were there for 1 1/2 weeks. It was so nice!!
We got the money we need to move!!! So we are now working on getting things packed and organized as we set a moving date of October 10. I just hope we can stick to it. Yesterday I contacted a couple property management companies so they can manage renting our house out for us. It's gonna cost some money up front that we don't have right now but we are working on coming up with it.
Here are some pictures of Jacob. He's been teething alot lately, but no signs of teeth yet.

Friday, August 1, 2008

hurt heart & bananas

Ugh I'm sitting here wondering what to call this post. Many of you know I belong to an online mommy website. I belong to a playroom where all the mom's have babies born in Jan 08. Yesterday there was a topic started about spanking, and whether or not we would spank our children.

I replied with I wasn't 100% sure, but am leaning more towards no. Not 100% no, there are probably going to be times where he needs a pat on the butt, but there will be other things done first before a spanking.

In the topic 2 ladies stated things that make me angry and quite sad. One said that she "spanked" her 7 month old because she was trying to clean her after feeding and the baby wouldn't cooperate, she was screaming and yelling and stiffening up. So she smacked her on the leg.
The second lady told us that her husband was feeding their son and when he got food in his mouth he blew raspberries. Her husband "popped" the boy in his mouth.
I am just in awe. These are helpless little babies who are doing what babies do! Babies don't like to have their faces cleaned, they squirm and move and wiggle. Babies blow raspberries, it's part of their motor skills!!!

Both parents said that their babies learned though because they haven't done this behaivor again. Like that justifies what was done.
You may not agree with my feelings on this, and that's ok. These are my feelings and thoughts.

On to happier thoughts, Jacob had bananas this morning! He really wasn't too sure about them. I'm gonna try again tomorrow. I think maybe it wasn't ripe enough yet, so I'll keep trying!

Hmm, what's this?

I don't know if I like this mom!

Oh I really don't!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mmm green beans!

On another note I made banana nut bread tonight, OMG it's soo good!!

6 month appointment

Jacob had his 6 month checkup today. Overall he is doing very good, the doctor is thrilled with his weight gain. He weighs 18 lbs 15 oz and is 27" long. He got 3 shots at the end of the appt and screamed so loudly, tears and everything poor guy. He still has the heart murmur but the dr is not concerned because he's gaining weight so well. He said it's ok to start doing 3 meals a day, but I'm gonna wait until we have gone through all the foods testing for allergies.
The dr was very surprised to see him sitting up by himself and said that was more of a 7 month old thing. Since he's sitting by himself he's not concerned with the fact that he doesn't roll over. He said he probably just doesn't want to, which is what I figured too.
We've gotta take some pics tonight so I will post some later. We're gonna try a new veggie tonight. I haven't decided yet wether it's gonna be carrots, peas or green beans.
On the food front I made some more for him last night. I did plums and apples. So that makes: plums, apples, peaches, nectarines, sweet potatoes and squash that I've made him so far.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


What freakin' day is this??? Saturday July 26th. That means my little man is 6 months old!!! 6 MONTHS!!!! I just want to hug him and kiss him and tell him to stop growing!! What's really funny is that the day he was born was a Saturday too, kinda weird huh!
I'll post a pic montage later after I take his 6 month pics with Jimminy.

On the house front we've decided that we are just gonna sell. It'll be easier that way than trying to manage renters while we are living out of state. Hopefully we can get it on the market very soon because I don't wanna be here for Christmas!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

5 months

Jacob just turned 5 months old, where has the time gone? Here are some of our monthly pics.

Here's my little laundry helper

Bugs are good to eat!

He can pretty much sleep anywhere

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I is for

International Spy

Saturday, June 21, 2008


tired of stupid people, tired of trying to make people happy, tired of being stuck in the middle of family, tired of people being selfish, tired of being treated as though we are 2nd. Just tired.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Swimming, high chairs and pouty lips

So, it's been really really hot here, triple digits. I've been wanting to take Jacob swimming for a couple weeks now but the water hasn't been warm enough. Well, after the past week of high temps it was finally warm enough! So Saturday Jacob and I went over to my mom's boyfriends house. I blew up the inflatable crab that my MIL bought, slathered Jacob in sunscreen, put on his hat and out we went. This was after spending an hour at Target trying to find a bathing suit that fit my newly shaped body.
Anyway, he had a blast!!! Absolutely loved it!!! He was leaning a little too forward in his crab, but that's because he can't sit up by himself yet. He was kicking his legs like crazy!!

Before we went swimming Sunday I ran out and got those arm floaties thingys. I blew half on one side up and stuck it in front of him so he wouldn't be leaning too far forward.

We've been using the bumbo seat to feed Jacob in. Well about 1/2 way through feeding he gets tired and starts slumping forward, making it hard to feed him. So I broke out the high chair. We registered for and got the Fisher Price Space Saver High Chair. I love it!!! It straps perfectly to our tall chairs and I can sit down comfortably and feed him.

Jacob has this face he makes only when Daddy is holding him. It's the pouty lip!! I've been trying to get a picture of it since he started doing it, but man is it hard to get. I finally got some though!! It's so cute, lol!

My poor tortured boy!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

My little man


There's just something about this that makes me really feel it's summer. It's strange because I usually don't like coconut scented things, but I LOVE this coco cabana.
104, that's how hot it's supposed to get here today. Ugh, I can't wait to get back into CA!!

Jacob's been doing well. His new favorite thing is his Rainforest Jumperoo. He had so much fun in it the other day that he decided to nap in it too!!

Let's see, I can't really think of anything else going on. Mom's boyfriend gave us his video camera that his ex-wife had bought 4 years ago. We've got it charged and ready to go. I'm going to try to get a video of his backward inchworm crawl thing. It's hilarious!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Our big boy

We had Jacob's 4 month appointment last week. He weighs 15 lbs 8 oz and is 25 inches long. He is growing really well. I've got lots and lots of pictures to share.
Here are some monthly comparison pictures.
2 months old

3 months

4 months

Lots of other pictures!!