Friday, September 25, 2009

Growing up....

In these past few weeks, Grayson has decided to grow up. He has officially retired his crib and only sleeps in his "Big Boy" bed (a twin mattress on the floor). Because of this new transition, he has also decided ONE WEEK BEFORE I HAVE ANOTHER BABY that he no longer needs to take naps!!! This is the worst stage he could possibly hit RIGHT NOW, but oh well... at least I have one week to adjust.

Grayson has also decided that he wants to go potty on the potty. Whenever he walks past the bathroom, he sees that gleaming porcelein reminder that "Hey, I don't have to wear pants!" and immediately strips down. (I don't think his desire to potty train has anything to do with going to the bathroom!) So, I spend my days with a clothes-less child (See video below). The other day he walked into my room while stripping off his diaper. I was still in bed, but attempted to talk him into keeping it on. He just looked at me and ripped it off. (Grayson loves to dance naked and combined with his speed and talent of ripping off a diaper, I'm beginning to worry about future career paths.)

Then I tried sweet-talking him into going to sit on the potty without my assistance (a desperate attempt to get five minutes more of rest). Grayson smiled at me sweetly as if he understood exactly what I was asking...

then peed in the garbage can.

...At least he has good aim.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Crazy kid!

This kid won't stop dancing for anything!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our love food.

Last time I was pregnant I mentioned to my husband that I really wanted some doughnuts. The next day, he came home for lunch with his hand tucked behind his back and I was sooooooooooooo excited that my hubby would bring me flowers... until he unveiled the bag of doughnuts behind his back. Then I was mad. I wanted flowers. (Now, I can see how wonderful he was for listening to me, though. Don't judge me!)

Tonight I was in a bit of a sour mood because we had to cut our shopping trip short because of our whiney little boy. We stopped at Albertsons to buy bread and I sent Barry in by himself, because I was not going to try lugging Mr. Cranky-pants into another store. When Barry got back in the car, he surprised me with doughnuts. My favorite kinds of doughnuts. This time I didn't get mad.

So here I am eating my chocolate and maple covered doughnuts, and I realized something. I'd rather have doughnuts over flowers any day. Thank you husband... I love you.

And I. Love. Doughnuts.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


When I was a senior in High School I was in a show called "Harvey" and our cast became close as family. We spent almost every night hanging out, including this tiny short little redheaded freshman boy. He was so full of life, and fun, and obnoxious because he wanted to be like all of us "cool" seniors.

I ran into him a year after I graduated and he was completely different... just running around the wrong crowd.

And I just found out yesterday that he died... something involving alcohol.

About the time I found out about my little freshman, I found out one of dearest friends is getting baptized.

She couldn't be happier and her outlook on life is so positive.

It just amazes me to see where our choices can take us.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dear Marilynn....

My mother-in-law had six kids and I have a question for her.

"HOW IN THE HECK DID YOU DO IT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"

Don't get me wrong. I was EXTREMELY excited to have a second baby... then I got scared... then I got really scared... and now I'm starting to get excited again. But PREGNANCY... if I didn't love kids so much I would announce to the world right now:


Here are my excuses:
Morning sickness, not wanting to eat anything but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the painful carpal tunnels I get only when pregnant, swollen feet and hands, itchy belly, waking up every 20 minutes just to roll over, extreme exhaustion, terrible anemia, back pain, pubic bone stretching pain, constipation, crying ALL the time, wishing Grayson would just sleep all day, the way it hurts just to pick Grayson up, the waddling, the way I get nauseous when I kiss my husband, the excess 40 lbs. that always find their way solely to my rear end....

It gets old.

But it's almost over.

Until next time....