Monday, May 25, 2009

Going private.........

send me your e-mail, or e-mail me if you have my e-mail, and let me know if you want me to send you the link. I'll probably make the change in a week.


Monday, May 18, 2009

the tale of Baxter and the Stray....

The other night, we had our window open, and Baxter was sitting on the window ledge looking outside. We then hear what sounds like a cat in heat! I don't really know what i was thinking... but I then picked up Baxter and put him outside! I wanted to see what he would do!

All I saw was them just sniffing and looking at eachother! every night since... so the last two nights, she comes to our front steps and meows for Baxter! Last night I went to go open the door, and the cat ran into our house!! weird.

cute little kitty love

bruises & cheeks

Saturday night about twenty minutes after we put Cohen to bed, Jeff and I heard a LOUD thud, soon followed by a LOUD scream. My heart instantly stopped, and the first thing I thought of was that he just fell out of his crib. I ran into his room, and he was 'luckily' in his crib screaming his brains out. I picked him up and loved him, and then rocked him to sleep. I just figured he bonked his head on his crib. The next morning, I was playing with him in my lap, and he turned his head, and his ear was completely blue and black!! He had smashed his ear that night!!! I couldn't believe it!! SOOOOO SAD!!!!! I tried to get a picture, but you'll have to look pretty close.

ha ha... this was last night. He will NOT let us lay him on his changing table to change his clothes, or diaper. He screams and cries, and throws a complete fit. So last night I tried to change his diaper on the floor....... Yeah, that didn't go so well either. And yes, I am completely against taking naked pictures of my baby... but come on, this is stinkin cute!!

My latest challenge is his diapers. the size 3 diapers are just a little too small... but the size four are gigantic!! these two pictures are of the size 4. They take up half his body!!!! He has been in size 3's for almost 5 months. geeeeeez.

Park Fun!

We have THE BEST park next to our place!! It's seriously awesome! And it's like 100 yards from our front door. Our nephews, of course, LOVE the park too... so we have so much fun there several times a week! Here are just a few pictures from our last outing...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The biggest loser... and all my reality shows!

I totally wanted Mike to win.... but I am sooooooo THRILLED that Helen won! WOW did they look AMAZING!!! And can you believe that old man!?? WHOA!

Okay, so I really don't like Adam Lambert, and really don't understand why he's so popular. How is screaming with your tongue hanging out singing????? I want Kris to win................

Anyway.... Just had to get that off my chest....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oh how I love my little boy

I had a wonderful Mother's Day! It actually started on Saturday. I went out to lunch with my sister-in-law, jenny and my mother-in-law, Gail. We had a wonderful time!! Jeff was out shopping with Cohen when I got home, but Jeff had more to do, so he dropped Cohen off with me to take a nap. Well he and I ended up falling asleep in the recliner. Usually when he falls asleep on me, I put him right to bed... but i thought, 'Hey, I never get to just sit here with my boy'! So i fell asleep with him. It was the best thing I did all day!!! :) If only I had a picture of it....

After Jeff got home, and I got up, He wanted to give me my mother's day gift. He handed me a bag and it felt like a frame. I turn it over and this is what I find:
Oh my gosh I was laughing soooo hard!! Isn't that the cutest thing ever?! It was soo sweet. He had taken Cohen earlier that day to get his pictures done! here are some more of that awesome day!!!

Could it get any cuter?!?!?!

Oh, you better believe it!!!!
He also got me a planter for our porch, filled with beautiful purple flowers! Thank you Jeff & Cohen!!!!
I just love being Cohen's mother. And I always say, that if all my children are as easy as him, i would have ten!! He is just the cutest little boy. Soooo funny, and adventurous. He is constantly smiling, and laughing. Ohhh my heart just melts about forty five million times a day!!! Thank you Cohen for being my boy.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

I just want to wish all you moms, and future moms a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! What a WONDERFUL day! I think this is better than my birthday! :)

And to MY mom........ I love you so much. And I'm so grateful to you for everything you do for me and my brothers and sisters. Now being a mother myself, I can truly appreciate those little things. I'm thankful that I have such a great friend in you. You are a great example of a wonderful mother. And you are such an awesome grandma to Cohen!! I know that you love him so much, and you can see he truly loves you too. I hope you have a wonderful day, I just wish we could be there with you. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

Here is something I got from a good friend in an e-mail, and I thought I would share it with all of you!

Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom .

Saturday, May 9, 2009

dear wretched lady at Olive Garden... I don't like you

So Cohen's new favorite thing is, (no matter where we are, or what time of the day it is) to scream. It's not like a "I'm mad" type of scream... it's like... "I have a voice, and I want people to pay attention to me". As his mother it's very cute, but very annoying when we're in public! And as most of you all know, it's very hard to control it! This said.... Here's what happened at the Olive Garden yesterday.

Gail, Jenny, Blake, Jeff, Cohen and myself all went for lunch at Olive Garden. We were sitting clear in the back of the restaurant and Cohen was sitting in his high chair eating his lunch. Cohen then decides it would be a good time to scream! So there he goes. I was getting soooo frustrated, cause I'm sure people around us were like "shut that kid up!!" But all of us were laughing at him. After like three of his outbursts (which were like 5 minutes apart), I hear someone behind me say something about being quiet. Here's how the conversation went:

wretched lady: blah blah blah quiet, blah blah....
me: what did you just say???
wretched lady: can you keep your baby quiet?!
me: excuse me?! what did you want me to do??? I have no control over his outbursts.
wretched lady: Does he really have to be so loud? It would just be nice if you could keep him quiet.
me: are you kidding me? Did you want to come over and see what you can do as his mother??!
wretched lady: I have a cold, and it's hurting my ears.
me: would you like me to put a muzzle on him???
*wretched lady then turns around*

Okay, so you are all thinking how rude I was to that lady, and how I should have just ignored her.... but if you really knew me, you would know that's not possible. Yes, I should have just ignored it... but That lady was so out of line. As a mother, it is very embarrassing when your child screams out in public. And at least for me, I just want to hide, or throw my purchases back and run out of the store. People always tell me that it's not as loud as it sounds to me... and to not worry about it. And I seriously NEVER thought anyone would EVER comment about your child that they are being loud, cause it's nothing that mothers can control... it's not like I'm pinching him, or causing him to scream myself.... Anyhoooooooo I've kinda gone on a rampage... I am just so upset about that stupid lady.

There was a lady sitting right next us, and when she got up to leave, she walked over to me. She bent down and said, "Life is too short to be upset over stupid people like that. She was soooo rude! You were doing everything you could to keep him content. And We didn't even think he was doing anything wrong! He was just being a cute little boy!"

That lady made my day!

So thank you for listening to my whining, and complaining! I just had to get that off my chest once and for all.....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cohen's Exploration...

So this is Cohen exploring the kitchen. He is all over the place now! What you can't see, is Baxter's water fountain to the left... My oh my Cohen LOVES to play in it!! At least, until he gets caught! :) It's pretty stinkin cute, I must say.

Here are some pictures from the trip to the park the other day... and then a few of Cohen just being cute. Eating carrots, playing on our bed, keeping me company in the kitchen..... I love being a mom!

Oh, and this precious site is what I walked into after his nap this afternoon!! ahhhh...