Friday, July 30, 2010

3 Months Old

Ford Facts: He is finally giving big smiles. He's ticklish on his neck, his ribs and under his arms. He cant laugh yet but he does squeal. He doesnt like tummy time. He's sleeping through the night regularly. Our neighbors gave us a new bouncy seat that plays music and has lights, its his new favorite place to be! He took his first road trip recently and screamed most of the way there. The trip home was a different story, he chilled out and only cried when hungry or when he needed a diaper change! He had his first taste of ice cream and cried. He still hasnt had a drop of formula and has only been bottle fed once. He drools a ton for such a young baby! He sticks out his tongue a lot so Jed told Evan and Seth that he smells with his tongue like a snake. :)
Last night I went to Target by myself to pick up a few things and found that the outdoor, summer toys were all on sale. My husband likes flying kites whenever we go to the beach so when I found a Transformers kite for $.74 I had to get it! I got home and presented my find to Jed and the boys and Evan said, "A transformer kite! Mom, when I'm old I'm going to get you a princess kite!" Such a sweet albeit short lived moment. As of this morning my princess kite is a bargaining chip. "Mom, if you let me play Wii then I will get you a princess kite when I'm old." Wait what happened to last nights gratitude? Too bad for him princess kites arent really my speed, I'm gonna hold out for a trip to Europe.

Sethy quote, "Mommy, I never want to grow up, I want to be your baby forever!" As he crawls into my lap for snuggles. I could be ok with that.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just Another Mommy Morning

Warning: Not for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach! :)

I put Ford to bed last night at 10:30 and he didn't wake up again until 5:30 this morning! It was nice to have an entire night's sleep but as many nursing mom's know there was a price to pay for that luxury! Ouch! It was worth it though! :)

As I got Ford back to sleep around 6am Evan came stumbling into my room, doubled over holding his stomach. "Mom, my tummy hurts!" I led him right to the bathroom where he proceed to vomit. Shoot, I thought we had put this whole stomach bug behind us! Yesterday everyone was happy and healthy, not so much today. Evan has been laying on the floor in the living room, unable to finish the piece of toast I gave him.

Seth woke up about a half hour after Evan and has seemed fine but recently complained of stomach pains. I think he might be feigning but I'm not taking any chances of having to clean up vomit off the furniture so he's joining his brother on the floor on a towel.

Up next was Kane. I went to get him from his room and the scent of poo was wafting but I didn't think much of it b/c he's a pretty regular kid and mornings are his time. Unfortunately I didn't get to him soon enough, he had diarrhea and was using it to decorate himself and his bed. Unbelievable! This is the second time this week! Why do kids like to play with their own feces?

My conclusions after this morning:
1. I need to buy full body pjs for Kane with zero accessibility to his diaper.
2. I need to make it a priority to teach all my kids as early as possible to puke in the toilet!
3. I need a vacation, sans kids, on a beach somewhere with a nice icy adult beverage. I'm pencilling it in for 2028. :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Little Ones

Kane requires daily snuggles from his baby brother. I dont know if a day has gone by since Ford's birth that Kane hasnt asked to hold him.

Last night at 3am I was awakened by my 5 year old, "Mom I threw up." So I rolled out of bed and started cleaning. Then at 8am I woke up, went to get Kane out of his bed and found that he had thrown up too! What a way to start off the week. Thankfully neither has thrown up again and they dont seem to have any other symptoms. Nevermind, Evan just got up from his nap and threw up in the sink. Sigh.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Evan and Seth were in a wedding last weekend. They had a blast being the ring bearers for our friend's Lauren and Ryan. It was beautiful watching this couple start their lives together. The reception was a lot of fun. After we ate Evan and Seth spent the rest of the night dancing while Jed and I hung out with friends (except when I had to excuse myself to the bathroom to feed Ford). Seth was definitely a ladies man, a few people pointed out to me that Seth was "booty dancing" up on some girls. Seriously where does this kid get it from?!

Such a beautiful bride and I absolutely adore the flower girl's outfits! I told Jed that if we ever have a girl she will have a tutu in every color!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Jed's Saturday Mornings

Jed almost always wakes up at or before 6am. Since the rest of us are still fast asleep Jed has some free time on Saturday mornings and this is what he's been doing.



This is my favorite.
Yesterday was Cow Appreciation Day at Chick fil a. If you dress like a cow you get a meal free! I had Evan and Seth color sheets of white paper brown and black then while they were napping I cut out spots to tape to their clothes. For Kane I turned a stained white shirt inside out and used a sharpie to draw spots on it. Then just before we left I drew black and brown cow noses with my eyeliner. Evan, though he's never been taught this by either of his parents, believes makeup to be a girls only thing. He asked me if he was now a girl cow b/c he was wearing makeup! We had a lot of fun getting into our costumes and even more fun eating yummy food! On a side note, I had a grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato to make it south beach friendly I took off the bun and of course Evan and Seth were more than happy to devour that for me.

Eat Mor Chikin!

Me and my little calves!

Last night was so nice and relaxing. Jed made a pot of Tim Hortons coffee and we watched a few episodes of Pawn Stars. Its crazy the stuff people own and what its all worth! Then we put the boys to bed and put on a movie. We watched Alice in Wonderland which was a lot better than I expected. After that we watched a couple episodes of Arrested Development. Why was that show cancelled? Its brilliant! We finally got to bed at 1am. Staying up that late was not the best idea! Today we got up and headed out to our local farmer's market. Sadly, not only was our favorite cheese tent not there, our van attempted to die on us! The battery is having issues so Jed is working on that. It amazes me that my husband can rip apart a car and put it back together again and it still works! AMAZES. ME.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Phase 1

Jed and I decided to get back on the South Beach diet this week. We're both in full on carb addiction so we're starting from square 1, two whole weeks of no carbs! Its hard but worth it. I can feel myself detoxing which is painful but I know that I'll feel better in a couple days and I wont crave carbs nearly as much. Also I'm already losing weight which is a nice motivator! I'm down 3-4 pounds since Sunday. I'm really excited to hopefully get back into my pre Kane clothes maybe in a month! Now I just need to figure out how to make the Pioneer Woman's delicious food, South Beach friendly. Hmm...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Seth at the Pool

Its hard to believe that this time last year he was still afraid to leave the steps of the pool!

He quickly over came that fear though.

And was jumping in the pool with wreckless abandon!

"Was that a good splash mom?"

"Watch this jump!"

"Look at this move!"

Now I've just got to talk him into giving up his floaties...