Sunday, March 30, 2008
A) My Daily PB&J
B) Daily Dose of PB&J
C) PB&J For The Day
D) Just PB&J
E) as much as i like PB&J, loose it for your blog title.
thanks for helping! gracias!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Chris called to say he would be late which was no big deal because i thought the kids would be in bed nice and early and then i was looking forward to having a quite house to myself for a little bit. buuuuuuuuut that didn't exactly work out.
bath time for Mayden was interesting. first, if you know May then you know that she is very attached to inadament objects. i mean she gives things like crayons, figurines, magnets (and apparently soap) personalities, voices & souls. she gets very upset when one of her crayons is used by someone else (not because she doesn't like to share, but because they are little people and are not for coloring). anyway my mom gave Mayden a bath fizz duck for Easter yesterday so tonight i let her have it in the bath. she (of course) was talking with it until all of the sudden she realized that it was getting smaller and smaller and soon it would be gone and had a major meltdown. she did manage to salvage a small bit of it and i'm sure she'll keep it around for weeks.
so while trying to explain to her that bath fizz chemically reacts to water and it's okay for it to disappear i wiggle her into jammies and brush her teeth. next it's off to bed where i read her three books, set her up with a few more books, kiss her goodnight and leave... she falls asleep soon there after. well that's what NORMALLY happens. not tonight. nope tonight i read the books and midway thru the first book i hear "im hungry" AGAIN! i hate to send the kid to bed hungry but she just ate something 20 minutes before (and 15 minutes before that and dinner a 1/2 hour before that!) so i try to tell her to wait until morning but she cries "but i'm really hungry" and it seems genuine so i go out and get her some cheese and pretzels to eat in bed while i'm putting Cam (who is thankfully being very patient) to sleep. i'm thinking she'll just fall asleep on her own. i go get Camo all ready for bed, grab and bottle and head to our room. while i'm feeding him and rocking him i hear Mayden screaming my name. Cameron finishes the bottle without falling asleep so i take him into her room to see what she wants now. she wants me to snuggle with her. something that i can't do because i need to put Cameron to bed. so i tell her i will come rub her back after i get Cameron into bed. she puts up a fight but after explaining many times that i will be back i walk out of the room and of course the blood curdling screaming ensues (this is really not at all like her and one reason having two kids kinda sucks [obviously she needs a little more attention tonight, but i can't give it to her because Camo has needs too...frustrating]) okay so while she's freaking out i put Cameron to bed and praise the Lord he peacefully surrenders. i return to the scream room (as promised) to find May has thrown up in her bed. sweet. so i clean her up. i clean the bed up. i throw everything in the laundry. get her back into bed. rub her back. she falls asleep. it is an hour past her bedtime.
so now i'm pissed off because i have to take care of this:
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
it's easy to see his growth in these carseat pictures. in the first one he's only about a week old (notice how big the buckles look next to him) the second picture is Cam at about 4 months old and the last one is a few days ago. i can't believe the one year milestone is right around the corner... i'm going to go cry now ;o)
Sunday, March 16, 2008
so i stood Cameron up inside a laundry basket today and he stayed there (for a few seconds)! he's not pulling himself up yet (he's not even crawling yet... but getting close) he seems to be enjoying his new trick although he hasn't really figured out that he needs to hold on in order to stay up.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
on a much happier note: this video is amazing! and i thought Mayden was an amazingly brilliant toddler... i think we've just been beat
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Mayden Rae & Cameron Jude
How old is your child?
May- 2.5 Cam- 8 months old
Who does your child mainly look like?
both mostly look like their daddy... darn him!
What kind of diapers did you use?
we use Fuzzibunz cloth mostly but for nights and long outtings Whitecloud works best for us
What kind of bottles do you use?
boob & Avent
Did you breastfeed your child?
i tried SOOOO hard, Mayden for 3mo & Cam for 6mo
If you answered no, why not?
like i said i tried. either my babies don't work or my boobs don't work, either way they didn't like eachother
Desribe your child in three words:
Mayden- smart, sensitive, thoughtfull
Cameron- happy, sweet, easy going
Are you still with the father of your child?
How old were you when you got pregnant with your child?
Recent milestone that your child has reached.
Mayden- 99% potty trained!
Cameron- getting close to crawling
Was your pregnancy planned with this child?
planned, maybe not smart...but planned :o)
How has your life changed since having your child?
how has it not changed? that's an easier question to answer
Do you want more kids?
i want more kids, but i don't want them to come from my body... got it?
If yes then how many?
What color eyes does your child have?
May- dark brown
Cam- dark blue... don't ask me how that happened
Do you miss what it is like to not have a child?
sometimes, but mostly no
Do you wish you would have waited to have a child?
sometimes, but mostly no
One thing you wish someone would have told you about having a child?
i don't think anyone can prepare you for what it's like but it would have been good to have a heads up about how hard it is to be on call 24/hr/day and that breastfeeding is often super hard!
Greatest memory of your child?
there are too many... and many more to come!
Was your birth complicated?
totally. both didn't go the way i planned... after many hours of difficult labor i ended up w/ emergency c-sections :o(
Did you get pain medication?
i tried not too but because of the complications i did end up with a spinal with both kids
How long were you in labor?
almost exactly 17 hours with both kids
How did you know you were in labor?
i figured it out after a few hours of contractions... i'm smart like that
Weirdest habit your child has?
May- she makes everything talk, including little people, crayons, food & plastic easter eggs
Cam- he's too small for his habits to be weird, they are still just cute
Mayden- she goes thru phases, right now she's into crayons
Cameron- he has this long wooden teething toy that we call "his sword" because he wields it around like a ninja
Saturday, March 8, 2008
here is some video of Cam testing his lungs out, but this is actually mild compared to what he's capable of!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
ever since Cameron started sleeping thru the night at about 3 months old he hasn't once woken up in the middle of the night (a much different story from his sister). that is until last night.... last night i put Camo down to sleep at around 7, about an hour earlier then usual. it was either that or listen to him scream for an hour, which in retrospect might have been a better option. anyway i was expecting his early bedtime to wake him up a bit earlier in the morning but i didn't expect the chaos that would ensue. he woke up crying at 11pm so i scooped him up right away and brought him to bed with me hoping he'd just fall right back to sleep but noooooooooo i wasn't able to get him to fall back asleep until 2am. i tried everything including a diaper change, bottle, lots of rocking, letting him cry for 15 min hoping he'd fall asleep and eventually gave into the idea of giving him some Tylenol at 1am. maybe his teeth are bothering him? i donno.
what in the world is going on here!?!? anyone know if it was a full moon last night?
Sunday, March 2, 2008
my friend who is about 9 months pregnant with her second child asked me to take some photos of her and her family before the baby comes. tomorrow is suppose to be 60 degrees so we've decided tomorrow is the day! i always get nervous that none of the pictues will turn out okay. this is why i don't think i could ever do a paid gig. but really i'm so excited to do this for them, it will be fun.
if by chance they do turn out okay i'll post some after they're developed.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Rescue Dawn - i had no idea what this movie was about when we watched it and i really love going into a movie like that. the odds of me liking it are much better when i go in blind. you really can't go wrong with a true story. i mean if they made it into a movie you can safely bet it's got to be an interesting true story. acting is really perfect plus one of the new LOST characters is in it! score= B
Once - a really cute little movie with an amazing song in it. in fact the actors/singers/songwriters in this film won an Oscar for best original song and they so deserved it. it's a little slow here and there but the chemistry in this film is really felt throughout. Score= B
Good Night & Good Luck - what a refreshing movie. i love black & white modern films, they bring such a crispness to the screen. another based on a true story movie that i didn't know much about going into it. so many parallels to what is going on with our current events, very interesting. Score= B
Say Anything - this is a perfect example of how my expectations got in the way of me liking this movie. it was good, but it's such a huge 80's cult classic that i was expecting it to be great. i don't know, it just didn't grab me like it probably would have if i'd first seen it when i was 14. John Cusack was very good but the female lead wasn't impressive. score= C
Brother's Keeper - fantastic documentary! you will fall in love with these brothers and their story. the insite these directors had to make this movie is wild and i'm glad they went for it. this movie stays with you for a few days after seeing it. it's hard to believe that people still live like this in America. sad really. Score= A
Little Children - i watched this one on my own and this sealed the deal for Kate Winslet being one of my favorite actresses of all time. she is fantastic in this movie! it's a really great & dark story of what can happen when a housewife gets bored and a househusband(?) becomes emasculated. Score= A
Waitress - i'm a sucker for these artsy romantic comedies. i fully know it's a "chick flick" yet i totally indulge... many times. it's one of those movies where you know the rest of the world wouldn't necessarily think this is a great film, but you just love it anyway. the look and feel of this movie is awesome. acting is good, but the cinematography in this film is wonderful! i think i really like Keri Russel outside of Felicity... who knew! Score= A
Sweeney Todd - in the mood for death? welp you'll find plenty of it in this movie. as much as i didn't want to like it (mostly because my husband liked it first) i really did enjoy it. for some reason i am really attracted to musicals (not to mention Johnny Depp :o) the songs were good and i'd probably really love them with one more watch. this movie delivers everything you expect from a Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration. there are no words for the ending, you just have to stare at the screen with your jaw dropped to the floor. Score= A
Brokeback Mountain - I'd seen this movie when it opened in the theater and loved it then too. when i heard of Heath's death i decided i wanted to revisit this movie. this movie just proves a theory i've had for a long time now. love is love is love. excellent film! Score= A
Their will be blood - good movie, great acting. the beginning is painfully slow but the movie totally redeems itself in the end (not to mention the middle). the rumours are definitely true... their will be blood. but in all seriousness the one very annoying thing about this movie was that a major theme in the movies score sounded almost identical to LOST's score. so in the middle of the movie my mind is flashing to Jack, Kate & Sawyer running around the island. Score= B
A= loved it and will definitely watch it again
B= liked it but probably won't watch it again
C= didn't really like it and definitely won't watch it again
D= couldn't even finish it