Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
-Evan was in the other room snuggling with Justin. I called from the other room and asked him what he was doing. His reply ... "I'm nugging with Daddy"
-It was time for him to go to sleep and Evan says "I don't want to got to sleep, I want to go swimming with Daddy"
-While we were all getting better the last thing to happen was pretty bad gas. I went to get Evan from his nap and he says: "I tooted again. It was a BERRY big tooted!"
-We were watching mens figure skating together. I told him that the one we wanted to win was named Evan. The conversation went like this:
Me: His name is Evan like yours
Evan: Evan like me???
Me: Go Evan!
Evan: Go Evan Palmer!!!
-Evan: I tooted
Me: eewww gross!
Evan: No, it's not gross! Tooting is nice.
Me: It's nice??
Evan: Yes, tooting is nice for my bum!!
-I think that my periodic dramatics might be rubbing off on Evan. I was bouncing him on my knee and he got a little nervous and says: "Stop Mama ... I will die!!"
-you know the strings at the top of pants or shorts?? Well Justin was going to the bathroom and Evan saw the string on his pants and he says: "Is that a ribbon for your penis??"
-This little boy is such a delight right now!! He does so many things that surprise me. Landon hugs. For the last month he has been full on hugging us! It melts my heart and surprises me because I do not remember Evan doing that this early. I just love his little baby squeezes around my neck.
-Landon also kisses! He will snuggle in and then open mouth kiss you over and over. Soo cute!
-I love that Landon still oozes baby smell. I don't ever want that to go away, but until then I am trying to just soak it up!!!
-When I say Landon is delightful, he really is!! He just smiles and giggles and snuggles all the time. He just wants to be with us and loves to be on top of his big brother (although Evan is not so much a fan of this. We have taught Evan to call for help instead of hitting the baby. All day I hear "Mama, help me! Landon's getting me!!") He is wonderful!
-I am moving out of Justin's bed for the next little while. We are going to start sleep training again and until he sleeps longer I will be sleeping in the basement so I can actually get some sleep. I am dreading it ... wish us luck.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Now I enjoy working out in a gym as well (still prefer to be outside, but I live in Canada). I exercise so that I can be healthy for Justin, Evan, and Landon. I want to be around to take care of them and that means taking care of me. I want to have enough energy to play with my kids. I want them to have a good example to look to of proper eating and exercising. Once Evan was diagnosed with SMA I had an extra incentive. I need to be strong enough to carry him around, I need to be strong enough to carry his equipment around. He may be small, but he will grow and so will his equipment.
I don't exercise to look good, but it is definitely a bonus result of working out and constant heavy lifting at home (Evan and his stuff). I can now say that I am a physically strong person, it is kind of cool!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
check out these LIPS!!
The resort made smores by the campfire. After a night of throwing up and a day of not eating ... Evan sure chowed down :-)
speaking of chowing down ... look at the size of that spoon
I forgot to bring down gloves for Landon so he got to wear Daddy's
Evan loved the big "tractor"
do you see how Evan is carrying around his milk?
I went out with one of my neighbors and took her to a 50's diner. It was so fun and our boys LOVED it! Evan kept talking about his milk shake, the juke box, and "old" candy. (Old Candy is what he called all the candy they used to make in the 50's and sell in the store.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This last weekend in Alberta was a long weekend. We decided to head up to the mountains and go skiing. On the way there Evan threw up. It was so out of the blue we thought it might have just been something that he ate. We gave him some crackers and kept driving. Our 3 hour drive turned into a 5 hour adventure with Evan vomiting 12 times. (our car smelled lovely!) He didn't actually end up going to sleep until 2:30AM. We kept him in our room that night to keep an eye on him and he threw up 5 more times during the early morning hours and developed a fever. Fortunately he had stopped vomiting by waking hours on Saturday so we could just focus on the fever. He had MAJOR diarrhea for the next day and a half and seems to be completely recovered (minus some really awesome farts).
Saturday Justin went skiing in the morning and I hit the slopes in the afternoon. Justin is an incredible skier. I am not, but I really have improved! I am thankful for the lessons I have had and the opportunity I have gotten to go skiing every year since we got married. I feel happy that I am good enough to ski on my own and enjoy myself.
I will never be good enough to ski with Justin (I am afraid of going too fast, and jumping off cliffs) yet every year I try and push myself a little more. I consider myself to be a fairly calm person, but there are 3 moments in my life that I have stepped out of my body and gone ballistic! 2 of those times occurred while skiing. I full on broke down, beat up the mountain with my poles, tears fogging up my goggles and screaming at the mountain like a 2 year old throwing a major tantrum. Last year this occurred while I tried moguls for the first time. The point I am getting at is ....
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
1) Landon now has two teeth!!! I thought he was going to be a snaggle tooth, but all of a sudden the bottom two came out of nowhere. Once I felt those buds I knew it was going to be a race between the three teeth to see which would pop through those swollen gums first. I checked this morning and afternoon and there were no teeth. I checked this evening right before he went to bed and there were two bottom teeth! Yeah Landon!!!
2) Landon pulled up to standing today! He turned 6 months old 6 days ago and the boy crawls everywhere and pulled to standing!!! I really think that God is blessing me. Don't get me wrong, I am sad that I didn't get a "baby" baby for very long, but the sooner this little moose walks the easier my life is going to be! It just blows my mind how strong this kid is. I tell him all the time that I will be putting those muscles to good use and he can help me carry his brother around :-)
3) We finally found a food that Landon DOES NOT like!! I didn't think it was possible, but he just might be a vegetarian! We tried meat today ... definitely not successfully.
Well that is all of the BIG news. Here are some of the things Evan has been saying:
Evan-ism: "Atigako" = (alligator)
Evan-ism: "Poo water" = (water that has his laxative in it)
Today during lunch Evan shows me the inside of his wrist (where the veins show) and very excitedly says "look Mama ... a crayon!" He thought the vein looked like a crayon. He thought it was even cooler when I told him that it was called a vein and it carried his blood. Then I showed him my "crayon" :-)
check out my babies holding hands!!!!!!!
Please ignore the crying baby! He is crying because I left the room, but when I came back from putting Evan in the van this is what I found. My baby standing up for the first time!! You have to realize that this is a first for me. Evan never stood on his own. He could only stand when placed and only did that for a short time. In fact we only have one picture of him standing at all.
I knew those teeth were coming ANY minute and I desperately wanted some final shots of a gummy baby. My heart mourns a little when the teeth finally come in. Yesterday I took him to get his 6 month pictures and the child would NOT smile!!!!! So today during Evan's nap time we had a photo shoot where I desperately tried to get my baby to give his big gummy smile for possibly the last time on camera. No such luck. I got cute Landon (no gums) and crying Landon (with gums). Oh well ... at least I have a gummy picture.
Check out how swollen those gums are. If you look to the left side of the picture you can see the snaggle tooth that is ready to pop through anytime!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
I am having a hard time with the winter. I feel like my kids aren't being stimulated and I have no idea what to do for fun in the winter.
I am really looking forward to seeing my sweet nephews compete in their first gymnastics competition. That will be tomorrow and if I can get my butt into gear I will post about that later.
Last night I told Justin that if Landon woke up again I would be going to sleep in the basement where I can't hear him. Since I have gotten about 3.5 hours (broken up) the 4 nights in a row before I felt I deserved a little snooze time. Sure enough he woke up and I went to sleep downstairs. It may have backfired though because Justin got up and put him to sleep with a bottle. Oh well ... at least I am a bit more rested
We just got back from "Hot Dog Day" at Daddy's office. They have "Hot Dog Day" every other Friday and I head over with the boys. It is so much fun and the boys love it!!
Well I think that is enough random thoughts for now.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
BREAKFAST: Mac n' Cheese with a side of apple sauce
LUNCH: Mac n' Cheese with asparagus mixed in
DINNER: Mac n' Cheese with and egg cooked in broccoli and carrot puree mixed in
You know, sometimes it just isn't worth the fight.
Tonight Evan was saying: "I need a [word I have yet to decipher]" After several attempts of me trying to guess he screams at the top of his lungs "Do you hear me??? I neeeed a [word I have yet to decipher]" I sure wish I knew what he needed, but the situation makes me laugh!