Saturday, December 30, 2006

My Husband Rocks

Brian has been going non stop today. Dani has been offering to keep Kendall for the day anytime that we want and today we took her up on it. I took Kendall over at about 9:30ish and Brian was working by the time I came home. He cleaned the basement and then moved all of the books from the office down (two flights of stairs and about 6 million trips). I moved all of my office stuff into the guest bedroom (currently covering the bed) and then John came over to help Brian move the bookcases down. SO....we have a nursery! I even put the sheets on the crib tonight. I plan to wash them again before the baby uses them but they are there now. Before you all laugh at me for doing this so early remember that I did not get to do this with Kendall. We moved into our house and the following morning I was sent to the hospital to have a very early baby. Anyway back to the nursery, I brought out the so cute papasan that Jenn and Justin gave us for Kendall, I even pulled out all the little bitty clothes to look at. Ah, what fun. I still will need to get a couple of things: crib skirt, play mat & double stroller but we're doing well really on gear.

Kendall put on her new sunglasses from her Gram. She thinks she is such hot stuff in them. As soon as they are on she has to make sure everyone sees her! I love em! Notice that I have to keep pushing her away from me to take the picture, as soon as the camera comes out she wants to put it up to her head. Oh and we had successful night number two on the big girl bed switch-a-roo. Tomorrow will be the first time she has to have a nap in it so say some prayers for us!

Friday, December 29, 2006


I made Brian a little 'honey do' list of things that needed to get done before he goes out of town and one item on the list was to get Kendall's big girl bed and to move the crib into my old office. Well, today was the big day. We bought the frame and mattress and will order the headboard once we find one we like. We decided to put the mattress directly on the floor (shorter distance to fall). Kendall was really excited and climbed in and out using Gram's little stool. I've been worrying and praying all day about bedtime. We had a busy day so Kendall was worn out. She and I were out buying her sheets during nap time so she slept while we were in Target, she and her daddy went for a walk around the block while I cooked dinner and then we had Jennie, Nathan, and Anna for dinner so Kendall was just tuckered out. We had our normal bedtime routine (about 30/45 minutes later then usual) and then we put her in the bed and I sat on the floor outside her door prepared to sit awhile and prepared to have to keep putting her back in bed. She fussed for about 5 minutes then went right to sleep. I am so thankful. I realize that we may not be free and clear yet but I am just so proud of our Little Bug!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

We're home! We had a great time visiting with everyone. Kendall turned into a bit of a grouch but I guess that is to be expected when she is thrown into a different house & routine. I have to remind myself that she is just a baby and that she isn't really being "bad" but just behaving like a baby. She was good about sharing her love with everyone but I think that she may have taken a special liking to Lin. She would sit across the table from her and point saying, "There she is". Lin and Gram gave Kendall the most magnificant ark (that Lin built!)!Complete with two of every animal (actually, there were four bunnies but you know how bunnies are). Kendall loves opening all the doors and sticking things in there. I'm already finding other toys hidden behind the doors. She also received lots of dress up clothes, books, a fantastic vacuum, beautiful bedding for her big girl much really. When Kendall went to bed after we got home I pulled out every toy in the house and packed up two big boxes to put in the basement so that we can rotate them out.
Since we have been home we've been trying to get organized. We are looking for a bed set for Kendall and slowing moving my office into the guest bedroom so that I can work on a room for Baby Kate. I cleaned the downstairs this morning since Jennie, Nathan, Anna, and Noodle are coming to dinner tomorrow night. Kendall is napping now and then we are going to go over to her Aunt Lorie's house to meet their new puppy, Ollie the Labradoodle. Opps I hear her waking...better go.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Baby's got her Mini Skirt On

It's been crazy around here. I've been trying to get caught up on everything before we head out for Christmas. We had a couple of Christmas parties to go to so Kendall stayed with her Aunt Lorie, she got to try on Aunt Lorie's clothes :) I love the skirt, I think that Lorie wears it as a tube top though!! Scandalous

By the way the title of this post is a tribute to one of my old favorite songs "Baby's Got her Blue Jeans On" Remember that one? I used to walk around the house singing it when I was in Kindergarten (or so I've been told).

If I don't post anymore I hope that everyone has a blessed holiday!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Oh Happy Day

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to Jessy,

Happy Birthday to you.

Love you!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Little Imp

Doesn't this look like trouble in the making? Obviously someone has been getting into m

y things! I can tell what she is thinking, 'maybe if I smile really cute then she wont notice the beads on the floor and the stuff around my neck'. Actually this is just the face she makes when she sees the camera. She also runs as close to it as she can get so I'm always pushing her back or directing her to stand somewhere else so I can get her picture. Love this little monster! It's a good thing too because she is currently going from two down to one nap which means that by four o'clock she is such a grump!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Panic Mode

So last night I officially entered panic mode. Only THREE more months!! I have SO much to do that I haven't even begun that I need to get done before our newest little girly joins the family. I have to move out of my office (I'm already missing this space) and we have to get the crib moved, the walls painted the packed up clothes out. Kendall needs a bed, we need a double stroller (don't we?). I have to mentally prepare myself and do what I can to get caught up on things so that when she gets here I'm not starting out behind. breath, breath... Did I mention that Brian is going to be out of town for three consecutive weeks next month? I can do this. I'm going to be enlisting some help early in January (my girl Dani will be off of school for a little while and can take Kendall once or twice) I hope to get some painting done in the girls' rooms then. I can use nights after Kendall is in bed to work some.
Seriously this is such a bad picture but I wanted to show my belly. I think that finally people can tell I'm pregnant now and not just putting on weight (although I'm doing that too but that is a whole other ranting).

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


The Little Bug got a haircut today and she did SO well! Not a single fuss the whole time. She has a little bob cut just below her ears and is looking super stylish and grown up. It's very hard to get a shot of her since she won't stop moving but here are my best attempts.

Oh What A Day

So yesterday wasn't such a fantastic day. I know that I must have blown things slightly out of proportion and that my pregnancy hormones may have caused some of it but I had a couple of tearful moments yesterday. We had an appointment scheduled from 8:30-11:30 to have to cable outlets installed. This was a rescheduled appointment because they just failed to show up for our appointment last week. Well, I completely forgot about it until exactly 8:30 when I jumped up and ran to make myself somewhat presentable. I was afraid to take a shower because you know that they would have come as soon as I got all wet! Well, at 11:45 we hadn't seen or heard from them so Brian called. They were about 10 minutes from our house and on their way. Two hours later...still no service man so I called and waited on hold for about 15 minutes while they located him (time now 2:45) I was finally told that they would be at my house by 4pm. At 4:10, crying, I took Kendall and went on one of the errands that I had to do. My gym class starts at 4:30 and I couldn't make it in time so I planned on just going to work out on the elliptical. I get to the gym around 5 and the parking lot is so packed I would have had to hike a mile in 30 degree weather with Kendall to get inside so I just came home. While making dinner at about 6:45 my doorbell rings and low and behold it is the cable guy. He never even missed me when I left the house. Luckily for me (and him) Brian was home by then and I was busy with dinner so I didn't burst into tears at the door. Really just so disrespectful, they made it repeatedly clear that may time was of little value to them.

Today we are getting out of the house because I know that the next two days we will be here at home since Kendall will be recovering from her tube surgery. She is going to get a haircut today and we are going to pick up one last (?) Christmas gift.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Do You Remember When? and a plea

Remember this sweet little neck? So cute, I'm sure it's still sweet I just can't see it buried under all her hair. This week we're going to get a little "trim". Brian thinks that her hair is getting a little too mullet-ish. I don't think it resembles a mullet at all but I do agree that the back is getting a tad long. Pictures to come. This photo also reminds me of a time that I could sit her down on a blanket and she would stay there! Crazy, but actually she can entertain herself so much longer now that she is mobile!
Sunday is Brian's work Christmas party and the women are to wear "holiday festive" attire which has sent me into a mad rush about town to find a maternity outfit that I like. I found a little black dress that I'm going to holiday up with accessories. Trying to find a little red clutch that I like and some snazzy shoes...gonna raid some closets.
Now to the plea portion of my post. As you may remember my computer died a few months back and as I just told my friend Jenn in an email it had my address book firmly gripped in its claws when it took its last breath so now that it is time to address our Christmas cards I'm really 'up a creek without a paddle' as my folks would say. So any family and friend that reads this PLEASE PLEASE send me your address. I'm not really sure who all read this so it will be interesting to see the responses that I get. Even if I have never sent you a card before (I probably didn't have contact information for you and I didn't have a blog to send out my public service announcement to get it) please still send it to me, I want to send you a card, oh faithful blog reader. :)

Friday, December 01, 2006


Kendall is starting to use her utensils, she has been using them as long as I load the fork/spoon but now she is stabbing things on her own. Got a little bit of the Christmas decorating done. I want to do a little more on the tree maybe (garland, topper) and I would like to work on the front porch and in the dining room. Just a few more gifts to but I've done the hard part and decided what I need to get now it's just running out to pick up the stuff and the fun part of wrapping!
I'm afraid that the ear infection is back. Kendall's nose started running today and she has been all over me today. She has this new phrase that is the equivalent of "pick me up" but sounds like "eeeet ooooou" I think she is saying 'get you' because I usually say something like "just a second and I'll get you." She holds her arms in the air and says "eeeeet oooou". Charming.