Monday, February 8, 2010

Misc. Monday

I have been HORRIBLE at keeping up with my blog in the past 6 months so I won't even begin with excuses on this one as to why I haven't blogged for over a month. I will just jump right in with the misc. pictures and ramblings from the past few weeks.

About a week and a half ago Lexi and Aiden were running up and down the hallway, playing around, and tangled feet as they ran past each other. In that split moment Aiden fell face forward on his sippy cup (I know, I know, he shouldn't be running around with his cup in his hands!) and met the hardwood floors with a huge crash. Before I could run the 5 feet over to pick him up his left eye had already turned purple. He would not calm down for the longest time and wanted no one to even touch him. We thought a bath would do the trick since he LOVES bath time, but even that was a disaster as he screamed the entire time and wouldn't even let Dale come close to him. Eventually he calmed down (about an hour later) and by then the bruise was pretty significant. I didn't think to take a picture that night since it was a pretty traumatic time but here it is about a week later with his new 'cheesy' pose he does everytime I pull out the camera. He still has a little residual yellow/green bruise left 10 days later. Just praying we can keep that face scratch/bruise free for his 2 year old pictures next month. Wish us luck on that one! He is ALL boy. He loves his dirt backyard and BEGS to go out there all day long. I on the other hand can not wait till we have grass so we can be done with tracking in dirt, all the dust that seems to find its way onto my furniture, and the instant baths everytime the kids come back indoors.
Mr. Tim (our landlord) could probably have the yard done a lot faster if he didn't have such eager helpers all the time. Andrew was super jazzed when Mr. Tim let him 'drive' the tractor and help with the backyard. Now he begs to drive it all the time. I just want them to leave him alone so he can get more work done. He is already easily distracted and LOVES to talk, but also loves to get the kids involved by giving them a rake or shovel or having them move rocks around or lay out sprinkler piping. I would REALLY like my yard done SOON and all these little hands seem to be taking forever. :)
Dale's parents were able to come by and see the house last week for the first time. They had a Pastors' Luncheon they had gone to nearby so they stopped by afterwards and spent some time with the kiddos and checked out our new place. The kids were excited to show them their new rooms and give them the grand tour. It was great to see that Grandma was starting to feel much better then the last time we saw her.
For Super Bowl Sunday we played it pretty low-key and stayed put at home to watch the big game. We got a few extra munchies that we normally wouldn't have and Aiden got to try out a few new things, one of which was olives, which he loved and claimed the whole bowl as his own.

It looks as if he is going to share one with me but really he is just showing me his now found favorite food. I think he seriously ate like 10+ olives.He then moved on to tortilla chips. One wouldn't do! It was an entire fist full at a time.What is Super Bowl without some good food? For us it was a few extra munchies and some DELICIOUS New York steaks that Dale cooked to perfection on the grill. And what is Super Bowl without a good game? For us it wasn't THE ideal game since neither one of our teams, Chargers and Cowboys, made it to the big game, but it was a good game since the team we picked (Dale put more thought into his choice then I did, we just happened to pick the same team) to win did indeed win the game.

Well, that is all the misc. thoughts my head can handle for this Monday. I really do hope to post more than once this month but don't hold me to it. :) Hope everyone has a blessed week!


  1. I hope you get that grass in soon!! I think Aidan would be loving that dirt too, but it would drive me CRAZY!!!

    Glad Aiden likes olives! Aidan checked out one in my Olive Garden salad, and I thought for sure he'd go for it, but he fed it to Daddy instead. Don'tcha love that?

    Glad to read an update!! I'll be in trouble the day I go back to work full-time (if I do.) Right now, most of my blogging happens during Aidan's naptime. Ooh, what if he stops napping??? Eek!

  2. Love the post.....and glad to see you blogging. I know how it goes. I have felt swamped, too. So, Aiden and Reid would make GREAT buddies since they are both ALL boy. Aiden definitely got a nice shiner, didn't he? Ouch! Aiden and Reid would also get along fantastic because they can both eat!!!! Love those tortilla chips, huh? Too cute! Hugs to your sweet family...and great to see your update. Take care, and stay well!

  3. I was just checking to see if you posted anything and was going to give you a hard time for not. Not like you dont' have anything to do, like moving, substitute teaching, taking care of a household, three children and a husband. Come on :-)

    Caden has the same Green and Brown Jammies that it looks like Aiden is wearing wth the black eye. He is wearing them tonight!

  4. I am right there with you on the lack of blogging. I'm trying to catch up on my reading now, but I am seriously so far behind on my posting it's ridiculous. I haven't even posted about Gavin's first hair cut on Easter Sunday. I feel so guilty about it!

    Poor Aiden with that black eye. Must have been awful for him!

    I laughed when I saw that he likes olives, though. Gavin loves them, too. He's a super picky eater lately, but when I got him a little Subway sandwich, that was about the only part that he liked. Funny, because I didn't like olives until just recently.