Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
We still have some last minute Christmas shopping to do (what do you buy parents who have everything?) and some fun things planned for the week - we're going to the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory tonight to look at their lights (the have a cactus garden that they decorate for the holidays), Dave's work party is this week, along with getting goodies and gifts ready for friends and family. It will be a fun holiday with the boys counting down and lots of nights planned to spend with family and friends. We hope everyone has a happy holiday and we'll be sure to get Christmas cards out NEXT year for sure! (We will be doing a birth announcement soon enough and we want to include a family picture in that so I figure that will be good enough.) Merry Christmas!!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
No need to wait for spring or summer to have a day in the sun, it's better to have a day outdoors in November when the weather is perfect, not too hot, not too cold. Trevor Colin and I headed off to the park today and met up with my sister and her kids, my mom and dad, Grandma Dee and Dave. We all enjoyed lunch on the picnic tables and then the kids ran off to play (Dave running with them since he was needed to push the swings) and my sister and Grandma and I sat and chatted. Colin liked playing in the sand with Carson and Riley and then Carson took him on the BIG slides. Trevor and Macy (they are just 2 months apart) stuck together like glue the whole time. Those two play so well together they must have been the best of friends before they were born, they get along so well. It was such a great afternoon and a good way to start off the Thanksgiving week. My boys are sleeping now so I have a quiet house...but it's a little messy too so I better take advantage of cleaning while I can.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 5, 2007
I had a doctor's appointment today and all is well. As I was getting ready to leave I asked the doctor if I could schedule my C-section so we looked at a calendar, called the hospital and got everything scheduled. I'll have the baby on January 18th! First my doctor suggested the 15th but I told him no since it was my birthday, even though Dave thinks I should have him on my birthday since Colin was born on his - but I have a choice here and Colin just happened to come on that day. I wanted to have the surgery on a Friday so I could be in the hospital for the weekend and Dave could take a whole week off from work and be home with me. I just wanted to plan it out that way I wanted since both Trevor and Colin were surprises and Dave always had to go back to work a few days after I got home from the hospital. It's nice to have it planned, to know when he is going to come and to feel like I can actually be prepared this time.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Ever since we found out we were having another boy Trevor decided his name was going to be Little Champ. That is what Trevor calls him and Dave and I find ourselves calling him that as well. I am on the search now for anything baby clothing that says "Little Champ" on it. So far I have found "little slugger" and things like that but not what we need.
Trevor is in preschool now - he goes 2 days a week and he seems to be liking it. He does a lot of fun things and always comes home excited to tell me what they did and, especially, what they had for a snack that day. I think he spends most of his time setting up his trains (Mom can I set up the Island of Sodor in the living room? he will ask - that is where the Thomas train and all of his friends live for anyone who does not know). He is way into "danger" when he plays trains. He always sets up the bridge so that when the trains go on it they will crash and fall and the other trains will come and rescue the one in danger. But Trevor definitely has the best imagination ever and he notices and remembers everything. When he is telling us something it takes forever because he goes into such detail with it all. Trevor for sure loves his brother and he can't wait for Little Champ to be born. He already tells me he is going to share is precious blanket and puppy with Little Champ and sing songs to him when he cries and he is going to pick him up if he falls down. Yesterday we were at my dad's house and my brother was there with his ten month old son. Trevor was so sweet to him and said "I'll take care of him, Mom." And he did. I can't wait to see how he is when his brother is born. He was good with Colin and he was only 2 when he was born so it will be fun to see how he is as an older big brother with experience.
What can we say about Colin. The kid is a disaster waiting to happen, but he always seems to come out okay in the end. Last night after his bath he almost swallowed a small toy he was playing with. Luckily Dave flipped him over and pounded him on the back and got it to come right out. But it scared us all, Colin most of all and I hope that will be a lesson for him. A few months ago I noticed how quiet it was upstairs and came up to check on the boys. What I found was Trevor playing the computer and Colin in the bathroom, Trevor's bottle of Singulair empty next to him. I asked Colin where the medicine was (how the heck he got the child proof cap off I will never know) and he pointed to his mouth and said "I eat it". I called Poison Control (for the first time ever - thank goodness) and the lady reassured me that the medicine was not harmful and he would be fine. Colin will climb and jump off of things, he is not afraid of heights, that is for sure. He is not cautious at all and if he sees Trevor doing it he thinks he can too. But he's so funny too with his facial expressions, funny comments and you should see him dance.
I remember when Dave and I were first married the holidays were so different than they are now. We still celebrated them, but in a small intimate way and now we get more excited because the boys are so excited. I am taking the boys to Belinda's house on Monday and we're going to carve pumpkins, Tuesday is the trunk-or-treat party and then Wednesday we'll take them around the neighborhood. I will be a busy week but I am sure it will be fun for all of us.