Sunday, November 30, 2008
For Austin's birthday we went out to eat a few times, watched him open lots of presents, swam, went to Kansas City to go to the T-Rex Cafe and see Madagascar 2. We also ate cake and just hung out and tried to teach him that he's four now, instead of three.
Thanksgiving was fine. The night before Jeremy, the kids and I met his parents at IHOP. We had a late dinner and then without his parents we went to Walmart to pick up some more food for the next day. I worked Thanksgiving morning. The store was pretty dead, and yet the time went fast. We had pasta and meatballs, a traditional Italian Thanksgiving dinner. Jeremy and his parents made all the food. It was pretty good, and both the kids loved it.
Jeremy's parents seemed to like the kids. It was wonderful having some new faces around for them to interact with. :-) Hopefully we'll get to see them again around Christmas time.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The fun starts opening a birthday card full of stickers from Grandma and Grandpa Cookie!
Already wore out, the day before his birthday he napped on the way to fun in Kansas City.
We parked at Dorothy #4 for Austin's 4th birthday. :-D
Lucky me, he's been really into The Wizard of Oz for the past two weeks, so we was up in arms when we marched down the yellow brick road.
We took him to the T-Rex Cafe which had life-size anamatronic dinosoars, amongst other things. He really wasn't too sure about it, but when Jeremy and I showed him a fish tank with "Dory" fish he cracked a smile. The night only got better!
A birthday sundae for the birthday boy!
In the movie theater before seeing Madagascar 2.
Austin's beautiful eyes while playing with a balloon meant for him on his birthday.
(It really is his b-day in this pic.)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
She is soooo cute when she sings. She'll sing Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey... she's not quite to goodbye, and the heys are a little rough, but she copys the na na na's perfectly. We're working on fa la la la la, la la la la and do a ditty ditty dum ditty do. Austin's good at the last one.
As peanuty as she is clothes that are for babys to 12 months are fitting her alright. She'll be 10 months in about a week. :-)
She and Austin play together very well and she gets closer to standing on her own every day!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Work went well. It was slower than normal today, but my co-workers were talkative, and I was not, so for a little bit of a change I listened more than I talked! I had pleasant customers and work was just overall nice.
When I got home Jeremy made some hamburgers and I got to read for a little bit, then I gave both the kids showers and played blocks with Austin. We also played "hit the balloon" for the fifth day in a row. I'm glad to announce Austin no longer has a fear of balloons. He laughs when they pop and actually trys to pop them himself. :-P
Tomorrow is another long day at work, but if it was as pleasant as today I don't mind a bit! I'm sad to say it's just after nine and I'm about ready for bed. I'll probably be up another three hours though. Hopefully it's three hours of learning/relaxing/holding my munchkins! :-D
Friday, November 7, 2008
It's been a few weeks now since the pain became unbarable. I've missed two days of work and cryed and shook with pain, I've also been to the ER once. Finally I managed to snag an appointment and the judgement was quick and painful. Tooth out, now... Well, technically, tooth out six hours ago, but you get the picture. :-P
It was worth it, I can tell you already. Honestly if I could afford dentures I'd probably go that route because I personally believe oral pain is MUCH worse than labor... possibly more painful than pregnancy. (Labor was the easy part of pregnancy for me, even with the epidural not working til I had to push with Nayeli.) I'm praying for no dry sockets and I've got a full exam scheduled for March.
Austin has a dental visit coming up on November 17th. Fun stuff! Hopefully he'll learn something new, or at least have new motivation to brush every morning and every night. :-D Speaking of teeth, Nayeli is doing very well with her three on the bottom. She loves nawing away at apples and crackers. She pretty much likes eating everything I give her to eat... Plus some things I don't give her to eat! :-S
I can't wait til I can chew again... I'm hungry! :-P Guess I'm having soup for a few days. ;-)
Some Pictures of toothy and toothless smiles on election day.
^We haven't quite finished unpacking all the boxes from our move yet.^
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Nayeli was an angel, not costume-wise, but her demeanor. She was a pumpkin for trick-or-treating. She sat sweetly in her stroller and only fussed when we were about 30 seconds from walking in the door. We didn't get a lot of candy, but that wasn't the point. We met neighbors and made a couple of friends, and even bumped into a couple and their son who we had met at church. I'm so glad it went as nicely as it did. :-D
November 1st/October "32nd" was Jeremy's and my 6 monthiversary. He gave me this gorgeous sapphire necklace. It is sooo breathtaking! He is such a sweet and thoughtful person. He also did all the dishes! I was ecstatic about that!!
On August 21st for my "half birthday" he gave me sapphire earrings that I adore as well. :-) They are pictured below.
Not too much other news going on... We're both working hard, at work and with the kids at home. It would be nice to have some more time for us, but we understand that it can be a difficult thing to find with two little kiddos around. We love them though and they make life fun and interesting. We're still hoping to find a babysitter and get some time out as soon as we can though. :-P
Oh... We've started birthday shopping, and I guess Christmas shopping for Austin. We also have some ideas on what to get Nayeli. We're excited for both and hoping to be able to get them everything we want to. Gift cards that certain family members are sending are REALLY going to help out. Two big things we want to get for Austin are a bed that has shelves on the headboard and drawers underneath and a bicycle with training wheels that can be taken off. We're looking to get Nayeli something that has to do with music since she loves hearing music and singing along herself. :-)
Also, we're expecting some visitors near Austin's birthday. His uncle Derek will be one of them. We haven't seen Derek in a little over a year, so that should be a nice little thing for everyone.
Now that I think about it I'm sure there's more, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment. I'll write again when more comes to me! :-D
**I remembered!! Around Thanksgiving we may be going down to southern Kansas to visit Jeremy's parents or they may be coming up here. This will be my first time meeting them and I'm very excited. From what Jeremy says I think we may all get along very well. I can't wait! :-)