Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our Life Lately

So I have been a non-blogging mommy lately. Mostly because I did not want to exert the energy required to produce a blog. Also, because I've been dealing with life drama and a baby getting over a cold.

So Tim...

He is not smoking. He is on the patch. He has had a few slips, but I support and encourage him in becoming smoke free. I just really want him to be healthy. I want him to live as long as He wants him to live. I want him to be around to watch our children (we're having 8 afterall, right hun?) birth and grow. I don't want him to leave me. This is not a selfish request. I am supporting him in making a decision that is ultimately going to prolong his life (I expect him to live to AT LEAST 108) thus making our life together full and wonderful. I only hope that he has the same will and desire. I honestly can't imagine my life without this wonderful (smoke free) man in it.


She just turned 5 months this past weekend. She is developing quite the personality. She is still only rolling from back to front ALTHOUGH she did roll from front to back in her sleep. She is not crawling, but is doing this sort of scoot/push thing. It gets her around a little bit. She wants to crawl SO bad. She can get her legs moving and her arms up, she just hasn't put the two together yet. Someday... She can sit up by herself until she gets excited and tips's quite entertaining to watch. She's still teething (drool baby drool) but we're using teething tablets (AMAZING) and teethers (pretty great too!) She is LOVING the warm weather. We took her to the park last week and she LOVED sitting and playing in the sand, going down the slide with her daddy, and swinging. She is sleeping in her crib (some thought this would never happen) through the night and it's SO nice to get solid sleep again. She's pretty amazing and darn cute (that's what I'm told at least). I think I'll keep her.


Still working weekend overnights. My schedule just got changed today. Not a change I like. But I'm still being offered a full time job. That's what is important, right? And I only have to work 3 days a week. I just have to stay positive is all. I have developed quite the interest in gardening and thanks to my new and wonderful friend Laura (who is going to host what I can only expect to be an informative and fantastic gardening workshop) I am going to start a food garden in our backyard and plant some flowers in the front. Kylee enjoys the time outside in her bouncy or it's win-win really. I am also going to take a stab at making baby food. Not that baby food is crazy expensive (yet) since she only eats a jar a day BUT I have the time and the desire to do it. So, why not? I'll keep you posted on how it goes. I'm optimistic.

SO..that's us in a nutshell. We're really excited for the Spring weather (finally!!) that we have started to get and have been taking full advantage of it. I hope you all are as well.

And for your viewing pleasure...(you didn't think I could post an actual blog entry without one, did you?)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Happenings

Happy Easter 2009!
(Yes, I am a day late...) This was Kylee's first Easter and I must say I believe it was quite the success! We woke up and got out of the house by 10 so we could make it to Mass at St. Gerald's (it's such a beautiful church and I can't wait to get married there!). After church we went go Grandma and Grandpa's house (on Tim's side) for Easter lunch. We had tons of food and goodies (a little TOO much cheesecake...but it was yummy). Kylee, of course, was given the pass around. She enjoyed this and put on quite a performance. She enjoyed some baby pears and showing off her recently acquired sippy cup skills. We headed home around 4 o'clock and Kylee checked out her Easter basket..

Her favorite thing is by far her gloworm baby. But she also really likes her seashorse rattle/teether. She also tried a few licks on a sucker but she wasn't impressed. After going through her basket, she cuddled on the couch with daddy so mommy could rest and get ready for work (yeah..lovely, huh?)

First Easter as a family? I'd say it was quite the success and everyone slept well that night. (Except mommy because she was at work...but Kylee did snuggle up and take a long nap with me this her!) Blessings to you and yours!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tanner, Lashes, and Loonies!

This topic was brought up on a mommy board I belong to and I thought it would make for a great blog. The discussion was about how a large portion of society has turned into "Generation Diva" and how people are raising their kids these days. I personally find it to be extremely distrubing when I turn to a "family friendly" tv station such a TLC, and find trash on such a Toddlers and Tiaras. I used to be a huge fan of TLC (Baby Story, Bringing Baby Home, John and Kate, etc) but lately they've just been airing complete garbage. I mean really, what am I getting out of watching crazy freakshow moms put spray tanner, false eyeslashes, and layers upon layers of makeup on their little girls? Not only that, but then they allow AND encourage these girls to prance around onstage and SELL THEMSELVES for a beauty pageant! What ever happened to going to the park, coloring books, sidewalk chalk, blowing bubbles and riding bikes? I am a very open-minded person BUT this ..makes me sick to my stomach. I cringe at the thought of there actually being mothers out there that would subject their children ...their babies..their beautiful daughters to a lifestyle like this. (Self tanner, fake eyelashes, 5 million thousand cans of hairspray, weight issues, FAKE teeth to cover up lost teeth, and any other crazy things these loonies are doing!)

She looks SO happy, doesn't she?

Now I may end up being the least favorite mommy ever. But I'm telling you right now. There's no way in hell Kylee is going to live a lifestyle anything like this. She can do dance if she wants but that doesn't mean she needs to be overdone with makeup and hair products. She most definitely WON'T be wearing any self tanner or fake eyelashes. She's not going to be having her hair done or fake nails until she's old enough that it's coming out of her own pocket. (The exception being weddings/other important events..and I'm talking about her hair not the fake nails.) I love my baby. I love her being a baby. I never want to look at her and be able to compare her to how one of these poor little girls look. I never want to be THAT parent. I will never lead my daughter to believe that you HAVE to be done up to be beautiful. I want her to be comfortable with her..just the way she is.

Now I know there are some moms out there that disagree with everything I'm saying. To them.. I say... shove it you psycho! Go sit on that hairspray can that you're constantly shoving in your daughters face..and spin!

*Deep breath* Hmm.. I feel much better now. I'm going to go play with my young, innocent, beautiful, amazing daughter.