Friday, December 26, 2008

364 days till Christmas

Most of you already know that Christmas is over. I just cant believe it. We had a great time with our families, I got everything and more than I needed, the little man enjoyed giving and receiving presents, the hubby enjoyed the food and we had a white Christmas. What more could I of asked for. I hope that everyones Christmas was merry and bright.
The little man wanted to say thank you for all of his wonderful gifts so he is going to play a song for you.

video

The little man was so excited over the past two days he did not sleep very well. So today he fell asleep right after we got out of the shower.



The naked little man sound asleep in our bed

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone


Since I was a little late on doing our Christmas card this year. Here it is. So dont expect to get get one in the mail.
I hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow, Surgery, Sleep, Scarf and more Snow

Those are the first five words that come to mind when I think of this past week. Thursday morning the little man went in for SURGERY. It was something that needed to be taken care since he was 2 weeks old. It was something that could of been prevented if this doctor was not such a snob.

The morning off surgery Sound asleep

Anyway enough about her. Everything went great. In the Doctors words it went perfect. We got to Mary Bridge just before 8am. We drove very slow in the SNOW from our house on one hill to the hospital on the other hill. At about 10:30am we handed our kicking screaming little man off to the nurse as we walked off crying down the hall. About an hour later they told us that he was on his way to recovery. When we got down to recovery he was sitting on his bed crying and saying "I want my mama." When he realized who we where he stared crying and whining more. I picked him up and he kept saying that he was all done and pointing at the IV in his foot. He finally calmed down enough and nurse.

When we got back to out room the little man informed us that he needed to go potty. I asked the nurse for a bed pan but she handed me a cup for him to pee in. Like that was going to work. So the hubby and I walked down the hall to the bathroom. By this time the little man was shaking because he is trying to hold it. He did not want to sit on the potty so back to the room we went. We did this one more time before he went. Both my hubby and I could not believe that a children's hospital would not have accommodations for potty trained kids.

The drive home went slow again because most of the time we were at the hospital it was snowing. It was so nice to be home and know that our little man wont have to go through this surgery again. All the little man wanted to do was SLEEP.



Wanting to sleep after we got home

While at the hospital I started a SCARF. It is nothing too fancy. I am using three of the balls of yarn that I got from my sister last Christmas and another ball that was my grandmas. My goal for it is to one day have a matching hat.


We got more SNOW. The little man was feeling well enough to go out and play in it on Friday. Saturday and Sunday we went sledding and today we tried to make a snow man but it is just not pack-able so we made snow angels.



I cant believe Christmas is in three days. Well I guess I should be cleaning or baking.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Crisp feel of Christmas


Noooooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!
That is what the little man calls snow. We got about a inch of it on Saturday night/ Sunday morning and to my surprise it is still here and there is more to come. I was told that it is not going to be above freezing for the rest of the year. All I can say is burrrrr.
I dont know how people survive in such cold (and colder) environments.
Friday and Sunday the little man got to see Santa. He just wanted to stair at him. When it was time for him to sit on his lap he started to fuss a little but we were able to get a few good pictures.
Christmas is only a few weeks away. We are doing a very simple Christmas this year. Very few presents, simple food and lots of loving family.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Wood


Yesterday my Hubby came home with a wagon full of wood. No, not a little red wagon I mean his car full of wood. I know that he misses his truck but because of once rising gas prices we sold it and got a more gas friendly vehicle. Every time we drive past a gas station he started kicking himself for selling the truck. One day he will have a truck again but until than the wagon will have to do.




So the little man and I helped unload it all and stack it. I had a blast and so did the little man. It was a great free fun family activity that was productive also.



Now our family will stay warm this winter thanks to our churches building project.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Santa came early this year

The little man was playing around in the bath and put his face in the bubbles and come up looking like this. Just had to share.

Look what we made



Yesterday the little man and I made a fort. A few night ago we were playing around in our bed pulling the covers over his head. He was having fun he even asked for elmo to come join him but it was bed time so I told him next time elmo could join us. So as soon as our fort was built he went and got elmo and we had breakfast in the tent.
He even tried to feed elmo some of his apple
He enjoyed it so much it is still set up.
I also made something else. I knitted the little man a hat. I was so inspired by my scarf that I needed to start a new knitting project. I did not know what to make but I found two different types of green yarn and just started knitting. I knew I wanted to do stripes but that was all I knew. It was not until this afternoon that I knew that it was going to be a hat. So here it is. It is not perfect but neither am I.

I think that the little man might like it

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I finally finished one


After many, many months I have finally finished a knitting project. It may not be pretty or functional but I made it. It was going to be a scarf. I decided to use 1 1/2 inch strips of fabric instead of yarn so that it would hide all of my flaws. I think that it would of looked good if it was twice as long, but I ran out of fabric. Now I guess it will have to be a blanket for the little mans baby dolls or maybe a dish towel. What ever it becomes I will always know that it was my first thing I ever knitted all the way through and I guess I am proud of that.

The little thought it made a great pillow

Monday, December 1, 2008

What did we do before cell phones?

My boys on there phones


One of the little mans favorite toys is his cell phones. He has about five (no joke). My hubby and I just got new phones about 3 weeks ago and he was in heaven in the phone store. There was a big fit when we left but he cheered right up when he got to play with our old phones. He even knows what button to push to make it turn on if we hand him our phones turned off. Sometimes I think he knows more about my phone than I do. But it is so cute to see him walking around the house talking to whoever it is on the other end.


Some of his other favorite toys (that are not toys) are-


remotes

keys (but dont all kids)


the radio


the buttons on the bread maker


the buttons on the dish washer


hair brushes


calculators

What are some of your kids favorite toys (that are not toys)?

Friday, November 28, 2008

The difference a year makes

Thanksgiving day has come and gone.
I guess I did an OK job on my first Thanksgiving dinner. I dont know if I am going to host it next year. I ONLY forgot to make the broccoli salad, cought the oven on fire and put way too much sugar in the whip cream. I could not of done it with out my Sister or my Mom. We will be eating turkey for weeks. We cooked a 22 lb bird. I think I am going to grow feathers and start saying gobble, gobble before we eat all of this turkey. It was a great low key evening. The kid played well with each other and the Little man did not pee his pants!!!
In years past my hubby spends the day after putting up tons and tons of lights (over a week or more) but this year we only put up a few strans (thanks to the economy).
Here are a few pictures to compare from last year.

Last years lights...

This years lights...
The little man last year...

The little man this year...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey, turkey

It has been a long week getting ready for Thanksgiving. It is hard to clean house with the little man making a mess faster than I can clean. Well I guess my house is as clean as it is going to be.


While cleaning I came across a little turkey left by my little turkey.
I will have to post later about how my first Thanksgiving dinner went.
Have a great turkey day.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Asleep on the job

This weekend the little man was standing on a stool by the front door looking out the window. When he went to get off he fill into the living room and hit his chin on the hard wood floor. He started screaming and before I knew it there was blood coming from his mouth. When I was able to get a look into his mouth I saw that he bit both sides of his tounge. On Sunday morning he work up in bed with us and we noticed that he had a big bruise under his chin. In this picture that I took today you can really see the bruise.



He was so grumpy and tired today the only thing that kept him happy was for me to hold him. So I put him in the wrap and did the dishes. Before I was even done with them he was sound asleep. It was only 10:30 in the morning. So he slept until about 12:30. Since he did not have a "normal" nap he was asleep for the night before 8pm. (The has got to be a recorded in our house)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Legs

A month ago I bought a set of baby legs from Target. I really liked them but they were not on the little man longer than 5 minutes when he had an accident. I could not afford to buy a whole bunch of them so I started looking around the internet. I came across this blog and she talked about how to make your own. I also found a pair of leg warmers for $3 that work great. He likes them the best because they are so soft. So now I have six pairs. It is so nice to not have to put pants on and off all day.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A few pictures

From Wednesday through Saturday we did our yearly photo shout at are church. Here are a few of some edited pictures that our friend Lindsay took of the little man.
It was fun but I am glad that this only happens once a year because it is a lot of work.

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Boys

I came home yesterday after taking a short trip to the store to this wonderful picture. Just had to share.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkins and Candy


Last weekend we went to the pumpkin patch. It was a beautiful fall day, no rain, just sun. The little man did not quite know what to think about all of the people, animals and all of the round orange things.




Then when we found the right one we bought it and painted it at home.




What a fun mess it was. Paint on the clothes, on the chair, on the table, on the floor and everywhere else you could think of. The finished pumpkins looked great.



Monday, October 27, 2008

A great fall morning


The sun was out this morning and that meant the little man wanted to go outside. So at 9am we went outside to play. He put on his boots and I zipped up this coat and he was off and very stylish.

After we came inside I finally go a picture of his wonderful face that he makes.

My kite flying hubby

Yesterday we went to Chambers bay to do some kite flying. Well... what I really mean is the hubby flew kites while the little man and I looked on. The weather was beautiful. It was windy but there was not one cloud in the sky. Kite flying season will be over soon so I guess I can put up with a few more weeks of this.



The little man really enjoys watching his daddy fly and I really dont mind it that much. There is a wonderful trail all around the field and a great view of the sound.
Please pray for my hubby's mom (the little mans grandma) she is in the hospital with phenomena.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rest in peace Grandma


It has been a year. Wow all the things that have happened. It still brings tears to my eyes to know that the little man will never get to know his Great Grandma (his Oldamor).