Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

I hope everyone has a great turkey day today. Enjoy lots of turkey and friends and family. And remember that today is a day to give thanks.

And I am thankful for...

My 3 precious children. Without them I don't think I would laugh or cry as much as I do.

My wonderful husband. Who most of the time is willing to help me out around the house and will help keep the kids out of my hair today while I cook.

My parents. Who even though drive me crazy a lot I would not be here today without them.

Good friends like you all. So I have someone to vent to when any of the three above do something to drive me crazy.

For my children's teachers. That they have such wonderful teachers that really want to see them succeed. And that always have the time to talk to me about any concerns I have about them.

A roof over my head and the ability to provide heat.

All of the yummy food that we will be eating later today and that we are able to overindulge like this.

For my guests who are coming over today. That they are able to come to my house and take part in such a wonderful feast.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What part of Thanksgiving are you?

So I found this fun quiz on someone else's blog. Find out what part of Thanksgiving you are...

You Are The Turkey

The center of attention, the meaning of it all.

Too bad you put people to sleep!

Friday, November 21, 2008

It's Official

I went to the doctor today and I am in fact pregnant. I heard the heartbeat and everything. I am in fact due on April 22nd. We haven't told the girls yet. We are going to tell them tomorrow night. Oh and so far it's looking like it will be another...


We go back in two weeks for a more thorough ultra sound so I should know for sure then. I figured it was going to be another girl though. Figures, Joe and I are out of girls names. Any suggestions???

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Some Shocking News

I think I've been in denial about this. Last night I did something. You'll never believe it...

That's a positive pregnancy test! It was not planned. I was on the pill. I actually haven't had a period since July. The first month I thought it's just the pill. The second month I just didn't want to believe that it could be anything else. The 3rd month I started getting worried so figured I better test. I don't really know what we are going to do. I thought we were done after CJ. And to make things worse based on my period it looks like ANOTHER April baby. And not just any April baby. No, the due date appears to be April 22, 2009 which is Natalie's 10th birthday! I'm already in my 2nd trimester now. I have to call my doctor this week. I think I'm still in shock over this. I'm not too sure how Joe really feels. I think he's a little freaked out by it too. I can't believe I'm going to be the mom of 4! I can't believe that my youngest are only going to be about 18 months apart!

A Birthday Boy

Well, why not have multiple picture posts in one day. I did just upload all these pictures after all. This was the birthday boy on his 1st birthday. He's waiting for everyone to get in the room so he can open his presents. He looks thrilled doesn't he? I still can't believe my baby boy is 1!

We had a great day for his party. The weather cooperated so the big kids all played outside. Natalie didn't even eat she had so much fun playing with everyone. CJ did surprisingly well with all the people in our house. He flirted and smiled like he does and was happy until everyone began to leave. He got lots of nice gifts.

Here he is with some of them after he opened them...

After presents we did cake. Here was his own personal cake...
Those are pictures of CJ through the year on his cake.

In retrospect the blue icing might not have been a good idea. However, it did make for some great pictures of the birthday boy with his first cake. He got a good amount up his nose.

After everyone left he had a bath.

And now that he's all clean he was free to play with his new toys...

So sleepy, but must play!

We got lots of great stuff for CJ's time capsule too which we will open on his 16th birthday. I just hope I don't forget about it.

Halloween Goblins

So it took me a week to get these up, but better late than never, right? Here are my three little goblins on Halloween.

A cheerleader and Hannah Montana

My Baby Bat

The three little Goblins all together

A cheerleader, Hannah Montana, and a Baby Bat, what a combo!

And of course we can't forget the 3 little pumpkins sitting on the porch...

Left to Right: Natalie's pumpkin, CJ's pumpkin, and Kaitlyn's pumpkin

We had a very nice Halloween. The buckets were over flowing with candy which I'm sure will be here until Easter when I'll finally throw them away. CJ had his first taste of Kit Kat and promptly drooled it all over me that night.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Letter to CJ

November 1, 2008

My Dearest CJ,
Has it been one year already? It feels like just yesterday I had you in my belly anticipating your birth. I feel the same way I did one year ago today; nervous, excited, and maybe even a little bit scared. Scared of what’s to come next.

You came into my life early that November morning with such a flurry. You were screaming your perfect round little head off and I was crying my eyes out. Finally, a little boy! I didn’t get to hold you for long before they had to take you away from me which broke my heart. Once you were all snuggly warm though and I got to hold you again I never wanted to let you go.

Things haven’t been easy from the very beginning. I’m sure over the years I will share your birth story time and time again with you. We’ve had a lot of bumps in the road to get where we are today. Through everything this year there has always been a beautiful smile on your face. It’s a smile that melts my heart every time I see it. You are fast asleep right now, but even now I can see your bright shining face.

You have taught me so much this year. You have taught me to smile even when things aren’t going just right. You have taught me strength and courage. You have taught me perseverance. I can’t wait to see what else I am going to learn from you.

I like any mother want the world for you. I have my own dreams of what you will be and what you will become as you get older. But you need to follow your own dreams. Most of all what I want for you is that you are happy in your life. I want you to know that I will always always always love you and I will always be here for you. I will be there cheering you on when you hit your first home run and encouraging you to keep trying when you strike out. I will be there for you when you experience your first heartbreak. No matter what I will be there whenever you need me, even if you think you don’t need me.

You are and always will be my baby boy! You’re my little baseball head. My little Mr. Met. I love you and I always will. Thank you for being a part of my life and thank you for this wonderful year. I’m looking forward to many more birthday celebrations for you. Happy 1st Birthday my little man!

Love always,