December 21, 2008
December 18, 2008
December 17, 2008
Baby has been sleeping almost all day ever since - poor guy...
We went last week and he hasn't stopped talking about it since: He already knew how to say Wishee (Fish) and Do-Dish (Tortoise), but he also leared Way (Ray - Manta/Sting Ray) and Aaaccchhhh (Shark)...
It's amazing how much more fun things are when you see them through the eyes of a babe...
Here's Meghatron trying to hide her baby bump behind the stroller...little does she realize she's actually framed it perfectly :)
The most awesome picture from our adventure :)
This first image is how I line up the car in the garage so I know I'm far enough in but not too far...the tree does the trick :)
Coming around the corner - my favorite part...In the winter you can actually see the lake through the trees...
Big hill - my car doesn't like it when it's icy...traction control seems to help though :)
Here he is sledding down the "hill" in our front yard...
December 12, 2008
November 30, 2008
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at my Mom and Bapa Jim's this year. The food was great, the company wonderful and Monkey kept everyone pretty well entertained.
We made it home safely, although Monkey was covered in Pumpkin Pie Puke! and we spent the evening changing sheets, taking apart the car seat, and comforting a very sick Monkey :(
Yesterday he was better, but last night he was sick again, so we've just been taking it easy this weekend. I'm exhausted. We all are...
Except maybe Pipps...she had a wonderful day yesterday with her girlfriend going downtown to see the Macy's exhibit, having lunch at The Oak Room and going to the Mankato/Eden Prairie game all before they came back and decorated their Christmas Tree. I'm looking forward to a few months from now when we can start doing our girls days again. I miss the city sometimes - the museums, restaurants, shows...it's nice to have a daughter that appreciates those things - someone I can share them with...especially lately when all that interests her is boys and popularity and Hollister clothing...she's growing up!
SO...that's my update. I know I was going to try and get to writing every day again, but it's hard with 4 kids. Plus, the hubs starts school this week, so I will be on my own 2 nights a week. It'll be a challenge, but I DO love a good challenge :)
Until next time...
November 24, 2008
Hooby Hooby is one of them. I don't even really know what it means, but Monkey has started using it on Baby :)
He gets right up to his face and says HOOBY HOOBY!!!
It's kind of cute.
Not as cute as Neega Nagga Nooga (That'd be Rae-Rae's personal best), but it's a close second :)
On a side note, I uploaded a bunch of new photos. I know I should post them here, but I'm lazy and don't have time since the fabulous Ms. B. is coming over tonight...
I'll try and post tomorrow. Really. I swear ;)
November 19, 2008
Here's the excerpt from the poem that would've been on the back:
'The years shall run like rabbits,
November 18, 2008
November 11, 2008
I promise I'll get this going again...after all, we have one of those notoriously cold MN winters coming up...stupid MN winters...
November 3, 2008
What can I say, I've been a little busy.
We got admitted to the hospital on the 15th at 3:00, got induced at 5:00 and Baby (yet to be blog-nicknamed) was born at 1:06 am on the 16th. He was 7 lbs, 6 oz and 20.25" long (the smallest of my boys).
We changed his name at the last minute just like with Monkey and even though I won't post his name here, I will tell you that it means "Greatest Old Friend". (His middle name is after one of my favorite poets).
Labor was pretty intense. There were a couple minor complications, but we're both doing fine and are both slowly recovering...Pipps and B have been a HUGE help both with the house and with Monkey. Monkey has adjusted suprisingly well, but does need reminders to be gentle, not to step on the baby, not to feed the baby goldfish, not to throw toys at baby's head, etc.
It's a process...
I did post a few pictures here from the first few days.
I need to upload many many more...
Life since Baby was born has been a whirlwind of activity and attempts at inactivity. It hasn't been easy. We have been blessed with a number of wonderful friends and family who have made the past couple weeks bearable and even enjoyable. I have been overwhelmed by everyone's kindness, generosity and friendship.
To all of you: Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!! From the bottom of my heart, I want everyone to know how much I appreciate everything you've done for our family.
(Don't worry Grandma - I'll still be sending out thank you cards...you taught me well)
So...I have a ton more to share, but I don't think I'll be posting as often until I'm back to 100%.
Plus, I've been spending a huge amount of time lately just staring at our newest little miracle...serioulsy....just watching him sleep, look around, etc. He's pretty amazing...