Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chris and Jana Visit

We had a great weekend with Chris and Jana.  Jacob just loves his aunt and uncle.  It was so fun to watch them hang out together.  Some of Jacob's favorites was dancing on the front porch with Jana and playing baseball with uncle Chris.  He also enjoyed being able to stay up late both nights.  I sure can't wait till Chris and Jana have kids, they are going to be the best parents ever.  Thanks Chris and Jana for giving me a break and running around with him all weekend... hope you aren't too tired!?!?!?  

Bella is now 8 weeks old... crazy! It sure if flying. Tomorrow she will be 2 months old.  I sure can't believe it.  

Tomorrow I am going to the chiropractor and doctor... ughh! I am so annoyed, but ever since I started running I have had this terrible pain in my butt/back/hip area. I tried to run through it for a week and it just killed... so then I decided to give it a break and swim and it still hurts.  I think it is my sciotic (sp?) muscle.  So, I am praying someone can help me tomorrow......  I want so bad to be back to my normal running around high energy self.... it is just killing me!  

This is Kevin's last week of school... YIPEEE!!!!  We are all so excited for a wonderful summer together!  Not many families get to have 3 months of fun together as a family !!!  These last 4 months with all the changes and happenings in our family, it has certainly put a lot of things in perspective.  I have certainly realized how important family time is.... things got a little crazy this year and we forgot that for a while, but I am so glad we remembered what was truly important to us.  

I am sure I will be back on in a few days to post 2 month pics of Bella!!!  Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


We went to Logan's neighborhood pool yesterday for a quick swim and I got a few pics of the kids together... aren't they so cute! They sure love each other... too bad they often act like brothers and fight like crazy, but on the other hand there are also times they are so darn cute and loving to each other.  

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

We had a very busy, but fun weekend!  We celebrated Kevin's 30th birthday ALL WEEKEND long!  Well, Kevin celebrated all weekend, I took part in as much as I could while still taking care of the kiddos!  We went to the Reds- Indians game on Saturday night, which was fun... we also had a cook out at Kyle and Sarah's on Sunday. Jacob had a blast playing on the slip and slide and eating all kinds of junk food.  It was a nice long weekend.  Now we are just looking forward to having Kevin home the entire summer!!!  Only about 6 days. yipee!  It is so nice having a family of teachers!  We will always have a lot of family time, which make everyone happy!  

Bella and Jacob are doing great, we continue to feel so blessed and thank God for all he has given us!   I am trying to get Bella to start falling asleep herself at night in her crib, but it isn't quite working.  I rock her until she is really sleepy and lay her in bed and tap her butt, but she isn't totally into it yet. I am going to keep trying each night for about a half an hour, eventually it is bound to work. Until then I will put her in her swing to put her asleep... she loves the swing and it puts her to sleep really well.  I can't believe she is going to be 8 weeks old on Wednesday! Time is flying by!   She is so sweet and so fun!  

Big news with Jacob... he is potty trained!  YIPEEE!!!!  Now I don't have to have 2 in diapers! Well, he does wear diapers at night and naps.  He really did great with it, it only took a week.  He will now even go without telling us.  He is so proud of himself!  He is loving the summer time! Today we went to the Y and looked at the outside pool to see if we wanted to join for the summer and he cried when we left because he wanted to swim so bad.  We are outside 80% of the day and by the end of the day he is pooped (so is mom!).  He is at such a fun age.. I wish I could hold him 2 forever.  But it is funny, I have found that I love every age, but I really do especially like 2 1/2!  

I am working hard into getting back into shape... ughh, it sure isn't fun when nothing fits! luckily I love to work out and am so glad to be doing that again, I just don't have any patience. Why can't I be one of those people who are back into their clothes after 6 weeks... NO FAIR!

That's all for now! Have a great week everyone! 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Since I didn't post any pictures of Bella last post, I thought I would post one of her today.  This is her in her swing.

I also just realized, that I forgot to tell her 1 month stats... she is 11 pounds 15 oz and 23 inches long.  Off the charts for both weight and height.  what a cute little chub I have!!!!  :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bella is 5 weeks (well, almost 6)

She will be 6 weeks on Wednesday!  Boy how time flies.  We continue to have fun with her (of course)... she is a pretty good baby. We have learned she LOVES the swing and we actually love it as well because it helps her sleep at night when she is really fussy (she is usually fussy at night).   She is starting to smile and we just love when we see her do that!  Jacob is doing much better with her. He says he loves her and feels sad when she is crying and says "Baby Bella is crying mommy!"  I think it is funny, that he doesn't just say Bella, he says Baby Bella.  

Today, Jacob decided he wanted to play in Bella's crib (his old crib)... kind of funny and kind of sad remembering how he used to be in that crib and now he is so big!!!  He is just the sweetest!  Here are some pics from his play time in the crib.