Monday, September 29, 2008

My Gifts

I love my children and husband more than I could ever describe. Sometimes I look at them and become absolutely overwhelmed that God bestowed the gift of being their mother and wife upon me. They are my heart. There is nothing that warms me more than the smile and cooes of Joshua, the sweet little voice that says, "I love my Mommy" on a daily basis, and the sound of the car pulling in the driveway that brings my husband home to me. Nothing brings me more joy that playing a "solve my riddle" game with my Allie or rocking Joshua to sleep and holding him for an extra few minutes. Nothing brings me more joy than kissing the man I love more than anything each night as if to say, "another wonderful day shared together!" Thank you God for my gifts!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Peas and Carrots, Carrots and Peas, Weight Come Off PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

So unless you have seen SuperWhy (a children's show) You do not get my title, but I am sure that most of you have:) Despite my husbands best efforts of reassuring me that I look great after just having a baby; I am going crazy with this extra weight! So, unfortunately I am trading in my Doritos for carrot sticks and leaving out the tablespoon of butter in my veggies so that maybe, just maybe, I can loose my last ten pounds!!! Don't know how long this will last though as breastfeeding mothers are even hungrier than pregnant ones! I am going to try my darndest though, because I have vowed not to eat all of the delicious food available at Christmas unless I am down at least one size and almost at my pre pregnancy weight!

Allie and Joshua are precious, especially now since they are both asleep. Why am I not asleep you ask? Well, that would be because just as I layed down Joshua started squeeking and the phone rang. There goes that much needed nap out the window. But the upside of this story is, my chicken is already in the oven and I am enjoying some awesome quiet time!!!

Allie's new thing now is telling me off by just mouthing the words so that I can't hear them. She may only be two but she has sassy down to an artform! Friday she told me, "You don't talk to me that way, do you understand me" To which I did what any mother would do, walked away until I could quit laughing and then returned to explain to her that I can indeed talk to her that way:) Joshua has to be held twenty four hours a day but is so sweet when he is being held. He smiles a lot now and cooes at us. I love how it takes them so much effort to make one little sound, and then they look so proud of themselves! He is getting so big. I got on the scales with him today and he weighs ten pounds! He is long too, and I think you all know that he DEFINATELY gets that from his daddy!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's a Wonderful Life!

Well, we had another great week. Sure there are times that I want to go in my room, shut the door, lock it, no, dead bolt it, and never come out. But, those moments are so few and far between! Joshua had one day this week where he cried all day and wanted to eat every hour. Allie walked around all day chanting, "Mommy, pay with me, mommy pay with me!" I wanted to put a passy in both of their mouths! That day wasn't very fun but I have to say that most days are! I thank God that He grants us the Grace sufficient for each day aren't you!!! I used to feel silly complaining about my days when there are so many people out there who would love to have children but can't. I have come to the conclusion though that although children are absolutely God's greatest treasures, that does not mean that you are going to enjoy every minute with them. I wouldn't trade my life for anything in the world; but that doesn't mean that some days just aren't much fun!

Allie and puppy are drinking from their water dishes!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I had Joshua just a cheesing at me this morning. You know how that goes though, the camera is always two seconds too late. I did get one picture of him smiling though. He is really starting to show his personality now. He is 100% happy most of the time. He does not like to be left in a room by himself. He loves his Mommy!! He is very sweet and cuddly and I love him more every day.
Last night we finally went to church. I was going to wait until Sunday but I couldn't stand it anymore. Something happened that made me a bit heartbroken. Ofcourse when we came in all was about Joshua. Everybody huddled around. I turned around and looked for Allie. She had that little look on her face like, "O well, nobody cares about me." She even pooched her lip a little bit and sat down by herself. She had a book in her hand and I went and scooped her up and told her I wanted to read her the book. A big ole smile came on her face and I read her the book while squeezing her as tight as I could. Don't worry, after church it was all about Allie again and she got plenty of attention. I mean, how can you not love that child to pieces! She is priceless!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My New Statefarm Commercials

You know that place where that second cup of coffee is no longer an option but a could say I'm there!

You know that place where you try to sneak in three sips of coffee before having to meet one of your child's could say I'm there!

You know that place where trying to get a catnap while both of your children are asleep always trumps folding the pile of could say I'm there!

You know that place where you have to pinch yourself at the end of every day because you just can't believe you are as blessed as you could say I'm there!

Look who found the Christmas bows! Awe, who cares, let her play with em!

Bathtime isn't so bad anymore. Just make sure he's fed and happy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Meeting Milestones

Those of you who know me best know that I was OBSESSED with Allie meeting every single milestone at the exact time that she was supposed to. Thus my husband banned me from the internet (this is where I got all of my info on what they are supposed to do when) and jokingly asked me every day when he got home, "so what disease does she have today?" He knows how to handle his crazy wife. So anywho, unfortunately I remember some of these milestones and am naturally worried if little man doesn't seem to meet them. Well, he met the one I have been worried about today! He can move his head from side to side while laying on his tummy! He will be four weeks old on Thursday. WHAT!!! Where have the last four weeks gone?

Thank you Amanda for my favorite outfit on Joshua right now. Mommy's New Man! Michael teases me when he wears this and says, "you got that right!" He told Joshua the other day that he kicked him to the curb when he came. He is my new little man though, and gosh I love him! Alliebug continues to entertain us with her toddlerhood! She makes me look forward to all of Joshua's "stages" so much. I am a very blessed woman, and I thank God for my two beautiful children and the best husband in the world every morning!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Whose That Sleeping In My Bed?

Uh Oh!!! This did not occur at night, thankfully. For some reason Joshua sleeps fine in his little bed at night on his side or back like he is supposed to. However, this has been a different story through the day. I finally tried him on his tummy on my bed this morning and low and behold, he has been asleep for a solid two hours and giving me the peace and quiet I so desperately needed this morning!! Yesterday he was incredibly fussy and wanted to be held all day. Top that off with a two year old who constantly begs for my attention unless she is glued to the television, and having my husband gone literally all day until about 10:00 p.m.! I was tired to say the least and ibuprofen seemed to do nothing for my aching head. Thank our Good Lord above Joshua slept so well last night and Michael took Allie to the store with him this morning so I am having my own little "moment of silence" and believe me, offering up many many thankyous for the screaming baby that I do not hear and the two year old that is off talking her daddy's head off for a little while!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Things You Let Them Do...

O the things you let your toddler do when the second child comes along. Allie now plays in the water as long as she wants to when it is convenient for me, and I don't even know why I make any of the beds because she likes to "hide" in them. Before Joshua she wasn't aloud to play in the water or play in the beds after they had been made. Well, those two rules went straight out the window about three days ago. What ever keeps her quiet and happy while I am nursing Joshua and trying to get him to sleep! And I am sure you are all wanting to see an updated picture of my little man, or should I say big man! He is getting so big!! He loves his mommy, hates bath time, and is very interested in his big sister!!! Michael is ready for him to be a little bigger so they can play, but cherising every minute while he is small too!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Ok, so having two children is a LITTLE bit different than having just the one child! I don't have a clue what happened to yesterday, and today is slipping by just as fast. My day started at, wait a minute, my day never really ended. I went to sleep at 10:30, was up at two for a nursing, stayed awake for an hour because my little man was busy with his usual "squeeking." He is fast asleep, just squeeking. It is cute during the day but at 3:00 a.m., yeah, not so cute! Then I was up again at 5:30 for another nursing. Tried to go back to sleep but by the time I did my first born decided to wake up. And this is all before 7:00 a.m.!! I will not bore you with the rest of my day but let's just say I am tired and naps are pretty much obsolute for me now that my help is gone!! It is so funny how desperate a tired mother gets. I actually prayed these two prayers and I kid you not. They go as follows:
"Lord, please please please just let him stay asleep. You know how tired I am, you are all knowing and I know you hear the silliest prayers that we can offer up, so please please please let him stay asleep!" and this one...

"Lord, please let him stay asleep long enough for me to get a shower. I smell like sour milk and my hair is a greaseball, so please just let him stay asleep long enough for me to get a shower." And to top it all off, I actually said, "praise you Lord" when I stepped out of the shower because just as I did, you guessed it, he woke up!

All in all though, I am learning how to juggle to two bugers and trying my darndest to be patient with my little Alliebug who has decided to try to get away with murder while I am nursing or trying to get Joshua to sleep. I hope that within a few weeks we will have settled in to a nice routine and that I will be getting more sleep!!

Hate this picture of me, love it of Allie! Must get last ten pounds off as soon as possible!!

And this is how I found my two men after me and Allie went to the grocery store. Daddy has the magic touch!