Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
(Did you sense the sarcasm in that statement?!)
It all startes at the tire place. We left the house as soon as Caroline woke up, just so we could get there first thing. I brought a bottle to feed her and we headed out. My front tire had a slow leak, and the place I bought my tires will repair or replace them at no cost for the the life of the tires, and rotate them for free. I also have a lifetime alignment, so I figured that since we were there I would go ahead and have it all done. He said there was no one in front of me so I shouldn't have to wait for long...
An hour later, he came to me with the 500 other things they want to fix, I passed on that, and he said that my car would be right up. I got the kids all bundled up and ready to go, and waited... for 45 minutes. Apparently, the technician had taken all his time telling me what needed to be done, and hadn't actually done what I came in for. Wonderful!
Then it was off to the courthouse. We are flying to Florida next week, and I realized that I didn't have a birth certificate for Caroline. Let me firat say that it was 18 degrees while I was running all these errands this morning. We parked at the courthouse and went to go in the way I always have (just a few steps from the Rester of Deeds)... they don't let you in that way anymore. Perfect! I was just holding Caroline so I would n't have to carry her seat and Jackson was walking(doddling) along behind me and I realize that the was we have to go in now is up about 5 flights of stairs in the freezing cold and wind. Then we have to go through security, where I have to take off all our coats and hats and get us all through metal detectors, then get on an elevator to get down to the Register of Deeds. Once we got there, it was the first time today that we didn't have to wait. They were wonderful and we were on our way. We were able to leave out the door that we weren't able to come in.
Then we met Amy and her mom, Charlotte, for lunch and that was really nice. Now that its over and I've gotten everything done, its all good, but this morning I was ready to call it quits!
And just because every post can use pictures of sweet, smiley girls, here you go...
Caroline looks so cute in hers that I rarely take it off and Jackson LOVES his. The one she made for me is so cute, too. Its purple with a big white flower on it. I need to have Cameron take a picture of me.
She loves to eat her hand... not just a finger or two, but her entire fist. I'm trying to get her to suck on a pacifier because when it comes time to get ris of it, thats alot easier than cutting her hand off to keep her from sucking it. Every time I put her pacifier in she immediately takes it out and inserts her fist. Its pretty funny, but I'm always fighting with her hands.
Cameron was watching her the other morning while I got ready to go visiting teaching, and when i came out of our room this is how my Caroline looked...
Thursday, December 18, 2008
On Tuesday night, Jackson was up twice and we just put him back to bed both times. He then woke up at 5:30 on Wednesday morning and threw up in our bed. When we went back to his room we realized there was throw-up in his bed and realized that's why he had been up in the night. He ran a fever yesterday (thank goodness for Tylenol) and took a good long nap. He was doing alright and then last night as I was walking out to the door to go to the tanning bed for my 15 minutes of "I'm done being a mama" time I hugged Jackson "bye-bye" and he threw up all over the place. He had just eaten a twizzler and I'm having rouble getting the red out of my carpet. I would have given anything for hard wood floors last night as I was scrubbing puke out of my carpet. He went to bed fine last night and has been just great today! THANK GOODNESS!!!
Today Caroline woke up a fever and has been throwing up, but hopefully since Jackson's only lasted for a day, hers will too!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
She decided to start a foundation in honor of Emma and Josh called "Presents for Preemies" while will give gifts to premature babies in the NICU on holidays when they are not able to be home with their families.
She also wrote a book telling Emma and Joshs story. All the proceeds from that will also go to "Presents for Preemies".
I am so impressed that she has taken her energy and used toward something so positive and something that will touch so many other lives.
To keep up with Amy's story, to buy one of her books, or donate to her foundation, visit her at:
Sunday, December 14, 2008
You press his hand and he says things like:
"Here, why don't you take the remote. As long as I'm with you, I don't care what we watch."
"We're lost, I think I'll pull over and ask for directions."
"Can't your mother stay another week?"
Jackson has recently discovered the doll and thinks it is hilarious and has turned into my own real life Mr. Wonderful. He now walks around the house saying...
"Can we just cuddle tonight?"
Friday, December 12, 2008
When we went over to David and Leda's house the other weekend, I walked in and it smells so good... I walked into the kitchen and discovered Leda's trick...
Simmering on her stovetop was a pot of sliced oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves and a bay leaf.
So I went home and made my own...
And my whole house smells like Christmas. She told me you can keep adding water and it will last for a couple weeks. It is sooooo Yummy!!!
And speaking of looking like Christmas, we got our Christmas tree this year from the same people we've been getting our tree from since the Christmas I was pregnant with Jackson. They know us when we come on the lot... they have loved watching Jackson grow up and were happy to see our little bundle of pink this year.
He wasn't so sure about the chain saw trimming the bottom of the tree
Thursday, December 11, 2008
this is him on Thanksgiving Sunday... he looked so cute, but of course, would not let me take a picture
We have recently put away the baby swing and have brought out the bigger swing. Of course Jackson had to get in a nd try it out. Rather than playing the music that goes with the swing, Jackson will get in and sing to himself... its really cute. We were trying to get a video of him singing, and instead this is what we got...
I laugh and laugh every time... it never gets old to me. I wish his little chair hadn't been in the way. Could you hear him say "I crashed"?
The funnier part was when we let Jackson watch this video...
Friday, November 28, 2008
Then came dinner...and dessert.
Speaking of eating... here is a video of Caroline with her first taste of Jell-o salad...
Isn't that cute?!
We decided to take some family pictures since we were all in our pretty matching colors for the holiday...