Surprise!!!!!! A joint shower cake...
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Surprise!!!!!! A joint shower cake...
Monday, May 25, 2009
Video Clip - It just tickles me to death to see Thomas so excited (and serious at the same time) about his Daddy's truck and boat. Here is Brian pulling out of the driveway with boat attached to go fill up with gas (expensive weekend) and Thomas is sure to tell you what is happening.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I couldn't wait to go back for my 2nd ride - this time I went with Daddy!
Video Clip - Me and the horsie who says, "Neighh!"
... but as soon as I saw the NEW BIRTHDAY Truck (which was much more manly)...
Video Clip - Enjoying a ride with my girlfriend, Nikki.
Video Clip - Driving the cool, pink truck!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
4:45 am - my alarm goes off; shower and get ready
5:30 - wake my sleeping little boy and get him dressed for the day
5:40 - in the car heading to school & daycare; Thomas has sippy cup of milk and cereal to snack on for the trip
6:15 - dropping Thomas off at daycare
6:25 - walking into school for the day
6:15 to 3:15ish - Thomas is at daycare & I'm at school (I make it a point to leave no later than 3:15 pm so that he is not at daycare any longer than 9 hours... which is already an insane amount of time.)
3:30 to 4:15 pm - the drive home
4:15 to 5:15ish - get home, have light snack, play inside & outside and get dinner ready
5:30 - I don't like to eat any later than this... I usually have a hungry little boy
6:00 - got to take Ziggy for a walk around the neighborhood
6:30 - starting the bedtime routine (brush teeth, potty, tubby bath, read books)
7:00 pm - Thomas is fast asleep!!!!!! (and Mommy is wiped out)
7:00 to about 9:00 - cleanup, check emails/blogs, talk with Brian if possible, do schoolwork and do homework for graduate online class, go to bed!
Weekends have more flexibility - we usually sleep in until the 6 o'clock hour sometime; we eat breakfast together, play and do house chores (laundry, change linens & vacuum) in the AM. We get our grocery shopping done, hit the pool or beach and take care of Ziggy as well. Obviously, it is not nearly as regimented, but we still have structure. If there is no structure... I would go insane (that is the Type "A" personality in me). Anyway... that is a typical daily schedule for us.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
As I said in an earlier blog entry, Thomas is now sleeping very comfortably in his toddler bed and also sleeping through the night without getting up (thank the heavenly stars). Matter of fact, when he is ready to get up, he sits up and calls out to us for us to come and get him. OK... back to his change... At night, Thomas doesn't spend as much time (really only about a minute) snuggling and saying good night to me or Brian. He happily climbs into this bed and gets cozy. We do the normal kisses and "goodnights" and then leave his bedroom like we always have. But now, after 10-20 minutes, Thomas is still awake and crys out to me. At first I go in, rock him and then put him down again. But after the 3rd time in just a matter of moments, I know he is fine and can't understand what the problem is. Finally, I go in, tell him firmly "its time to go night-night" and lay him down, kiss him and leave. That usually does the trick. But where is this change of behavior coming from? Is it the age (will be 2 in one month) or does it have something to do with me being quite pregnant and him really becoming clingy & needy?
At daycare in the morning, I've noticed a similar behavior. After our normal routine of putting things away in his cubby in his classroom, I get a hug and kiss from him and then he usually goes running off to play with one of his favorite toys or books. Lately, he has been hesitant on running off. Matter of fact, he usually clings to me and wants more snuggles and kisses. After a few moments of that (which I love all the kisses), he is then usually ready to wave goodbye to me at the window and go play. But again, what is going on with his change in behavior? Hmm?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Of course, the first toe into the water is always a little chilly (80+ degrees), but once you are in the water feels wonderful.