Saturday, May 31, 2008

Family Time!

Burger's brother graduated high school and had his graduation party today! We got to visit Burger's whole family, and that was kind of nice! Jacob got to go on tractor rides and play with his cousins. He had so much fun and was totally wore out! He was so sweaty and gross, snotty nose all over the place. I guess I should have given him his Clariton this morning, but I forgot. And the Best Mother of the Year Award goes to... Anyhow, he was fine, just a little gross looking! It didn't seem to bother him much really! Last night we went to My Waterloo Days and got to ride a 'train.' Jake was in love! He has had a very busy weekend so far. I think tomorrow we are just going to hang out and relax a little at home. I can see some ice cream in our near future! The picture in the middle is the train we rode at My Waterloo Days and the other two are Jacob and grandpa riding the tractor together. It was beautiful outside today, and I'm glad we got to spend some time outside! Congratulation Alan, on your graduation! Hope everyone has a nice day! P.S. I love the first picture in this set. Burger took it, so I can't even take the credit!

Friday, May 30, 2008


These are the lasagna pictures! I love them. He was being so silly. In the last one, he was pretending to sleep, then when I said his name he went "Rahhhh..." to scare me! I think he learned that from grandpa!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rainy Day

Today is rainy and yucky. We had to wear sweatshirts and pants because it is chilly. Iowa weather kind of sucks. When we came home from work, these little guys were swimming in the puddles behind our garage. We live in the middle of town, and I'm not sure where they came from! I hope they can make it home safely. Aren't ducks supposed to be a sign of good luck? I'm just kidding, I totally made that up! But it sounds good to me! The picture is hard to see because I couldn't get too close to them. They kept moving away! Anyhow, we changed the oil in my car last night, but didn't have time to watch the movie. So that's in the plans again for tonight! Tomorrow is Friday (duh) and My Waterloo Days started today. Too bad it's rainy. On Saturday morning is the parade and I am really looking forward to it! Jacob loved the parades last summer and I think he might understand it a little more this year. Hope everyone is enjoying their day! Later I will post some pictures of Jacob eating lasagna. They are totally adorable! Good day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Today I am very happy and feeling very lucky. I love my family. I love my new house. I am feeling very blessed. This is a good feeling. I'm cleaning up the house today since I didn't do anything yesterday! Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, it's all on the list. I guess it could be worse. We need to change the oil in my car, so I think that's in the plans for tonight. We also rented some movies from Family Video the other day. $1 new rentals for 5 nights. What could be better. We watched "Alvin and the Chipmunks" last night and "27 Dresses" the night before. Tonight "23" is in the plans. I'm excited to see that one. Jacob liked the chipmunks, I thought it was kind of cute. Very disappointed with "27 Dresses." I thought it would be a lot better. I guess you win some, you lose some. Jacob got some new shades from Grandma and a new cars hat. What a stud. I suppose I better go get my cleaning done. Hope you all are well! Good day.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Finally! We are done scraping/painting our windows! We worked all day yesterday and finally finished! We are so excited! So to celebrate, today I am just sitting around being lazy! It feels really good. My back is a little sore, but other than that, no wounds! The windows are done and no one got hurt. Jacob had a scare yesterday with his sunscreen. I put it on him and he somehow got it one his hands and wiped it in his eyes. Then he was rubbing his eyes with his arms trying to get it out, but he had it all over his arms so it just made it worse. His face and eyes got all swollen and he was crying because it stung. I was so sad for him. He was with my parents and they took care of it. He called me on the phone to tell me about it, and he was still upset. It's a children's sunscreen but apparently we need something more gentle. He's allergic to Aveeno Brand (strange, I know...) so now I am looking for something different. If anyone has any suggestions, just let me know! Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Home Improvements!

Here are some pictures of the windows we've been working and working on! They are starting to look better, thank God! We have about five windows left, so we've made a lot of progress. We working all day, then at about 5 pm we went to my brother's house to grill out. When we got there, Jacob was sleeping on the couch with Grandpa! It was so cute! I took a picture, then woke him up so he would sleep tonight! I felt bad, but hey, some things are necessary! Tomorrow it's supposed to rain, but on Monday we are planning on finishing the windows up. So when all of you are camping and grilling and enjoying your fabulous Memorial Day, just keep us in mind! Also, I wanted to mention that the lady came and looked at the couch and loved it. She bought it on the spot. Took the couch and the matching chair, and didn't slaughter me. So that was good. And a quick update on Jacob. He is speaking more than ever. He has a lot to say. We played at the park the other day, and yesterday we drove past the park. He said " I want to play." and I told we couldn't because we were busy, and he said "Why?" So I told him that we were busy today but we could come a different day and play and he said, "Oh, Ok..." He is so smart! He has a lot of words, and uses them in the right context. It's amazing. We met a lady that works with special needs children and she was so impressed that he could speak so eloquently. She asked if he was close to three. When I told her that he would be two in August, she about fell backwards! I don't think his speaking is that impressive, but she was super surprised! Made me feel good, I have the smart kid! Anyhow, I hope you all enjoy your long weekend! Also, Kerry, Have fun with your family! Have a good night, everyone!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Thank God it's Friday! I have a lady coming in about an hour to look at our old sofa and see if she wants to buy it. Hopefully she wants to buy it! Also, hopefully she doesn't slaughter me while she's here. No one would ever know. It would be the perfect crime. Wish me luck. I need to pick up my house before she comes, I don't want a strange lady to see my house covered in hot wheels! Tomorrow we are back to scraping/painting windows. Fun stuff! Also, our dvd player broke last night. So now we need a new one. I was coming online to look at what my options are, but came here instead to talk to you guys! Well, I really need to clean my house now. You guys have a great day! And in case I don't see you, have a nice weekend, too!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


This picture is of Grandpa and Grandma Hild playing in a washing machine box with Jacob. Grandpa saved it and brought for Jake to have a fort. They play in it together all the time! Jacob loves his grandparents! We are still working on the windows. We didn't do any work last night and I think we might live to regret that because it looks like rain today. It's not supposed to rain until tomorrow, but you never know! I'm making chili cheese fries for lunch and am super excited to eat them!Hope everyone has a good day!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Yesterday Kerry came over and we painting bobble head dogs! It was so dorky and fun! I b ought them in a birthday kit at Target. The ones that they sell for little girls birthday parties! It was fun, we wore the aprons and everything! Then when Burger got home we scraped and painted 3 more windows. We're starting to get somewhere, but it is taking us way too long! Jacob has been going with grandma after daddy gets home from work so we can do the windows. I think tonight we'll take a break and just stay in and hang out. Have a good day everyone!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Today is a day. Kerry didn't come to work and I was worried sick ALL DAY! Then we have been scraping and painting since Burger got home from work. That is the funnest thing ever, really... My mom has Jacob, which she enjoys! Kerry called me, finally, and she is fine. But she was in a car accident on Friday near Chicago. She's fine, and her car is fixed now. So all is well, I worried for nothing! Cheryl and Casey are on their way to our house. Today is their first wedding anniversary! Happy anniversary to them! Anyhow, I have to go shovel the hotwheels cars off my couch so we can entertain! Good day, folks!

Saturday, May 17, 2008


This is one of the pictures I took of Jacob yesterday. I took his choo-choo so he was giving me attitude. Isn't that cute? Uhm, maybe it was cute like the first 17 hundred times... but now it's getting old! But anyway, I thought the picture was cute! Those are his new overalls. I love them, my mom hates them. Such is life. Burger sold his old work car today. Well, the guy still has to pick it up, and pay for it. But most likely the car is sold. Which is nice. Burger is really excited! Anyhow, we are scraping the paint off our windows today so we can repaint them. Fun stuff. The point is, I need to go get busy! Good day my friends!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Best

Today I am thinking about how much I love my Burger! These are the things I love about him the most: 1.He gives me hugs and kisses anytime I want them (and then some!) 2. He gives Jacob hugs and kisses anytime he wants them. 3. He cooks dinner almost every night! 4. He cooks all the meals on the weekends. 5. He listens to all my crazy ideas and likes half of them! 6. He loves the try new things, and talks me into trying new things sometimes! 7. He gets me.
This is just the start of it! I could go on for days, but I won't because I know people have work to do! Have a good day everyone, and don't forget to love your spouse!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Today I went to change the title of Burger's new work car. No big deal, right? Just go to the Title place and have it switched, pay them some money... Not with Jacob. We walked into the mall (where the title place is) and were ready to get in line when Jacob remembers something and freaks out! He didn't want to wait in line at the title place, he wanted to go play at the play place in the mall. The play place is like the only reason we ever go to that mall, and he must have suddenly remembered this after we got in line. He was freaking out, I was getting angry, so we left. We came home, and now he is in his room. He was sent there to think about what he did, because he almost gets that concept. Still, I'm angry and need some time to myself. Someone else can explain to Burger why he still can't drive his new car, because I don't really want to.

Monday, May 12, 2008


This is my new lovely sofa! I love it so much, but it is cursed. I'm afraid that any time someone sits on my new sofa, they fall asleep! I told Burger that if this keeps happening, I will have to take this sofa back and get a different one! Jacob has fallen asleep like this twice. Not near bedtime or nap time, just in the middle of the day. He's not sick. There is no reason for my child to be playing cars on the sofa and then just fall asleep. The sofa is cursed. Burger falls asleep every time he sits on the sofa, too. I don't. I guess I'm the only one who can stand up to the powers of the sleepy sofa. Also, the plumber has come and gone. He fixed the problem, I think. He said he pulled a giant tree root out of the plumbing. We don't have trees in our yard. In any case , it only cost $85. So, it wasn't too bad. And there's a 45 day guarantee. Good day, my friends.

Bored and Worried.

Yesterday, I went to do laundry and our sewer was all backed up. So my dad came and did something to try and fix it, but it didn't work. Today I am waiting for the plumber to come. He is already a half hour late. Do I get charged by the hour from my appointment time or from the time he gets here? Because at $80 an hour, I can't afford much... Wish me luck. This picture is Jacob at the Ymca with me. He was watching Dora on the TV, he was very preoccupied!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Got my new sofa!!

Went garage-saling this morning. Didn't find much, but it was nice to spend some time with my mom! When I got home my new sofa was in place! It is so beautiful and comfortable! I love it! Burger went and picked up the bicycle he got from a friend at work, we're excited to get a baby seat for Jacob and go for bike rides! But, I need a bike first so it might be awhile. If anyone is getting rid of a bicycle, let me know! I am looking for one so we can all ride together. I'm thinking about riding my bike to work to save gas and get extra exercise! Should be interesting. We just went to dinner at the restaurant across the street. I love their food, but it's so bad for me! Tomorrow Burger and I are planning on seeing a movie together. All in all, a nice weekend! Have a good one everyone! oh yeah, I went to shoe carnival yesterday and didn't find anything! I was so disappointed! Julie said they had good deals when she went, but I must have missed them. Darn.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


In the top picture is Jacob. He was playing in the front porch, then came in wearing this and said to me, "Bye!" and went toward the back door. It was like 70 degrees outside! Funny boy... He like to pretend play on the computer and be like mommy and daddy! I think he is just the most precious thing I've ever seen! And last we have Burger with his bass! He hates his picture taken, hence the angry eyes. The couch people called last night and my sofa will be delivered on Saturday afternoon! Super psyched! And I never went to get shoes, so that's kind of sad. Maybe a different day! Have a good one, friends!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Today I am waiting for my new couch! I want them to call ASAP because I want my new couch right now! Yesterday, Jacob and I did mother's day crafts for grandma. It was fun, and kind of messy! I will post pictures after mother's day! Also, on a friends blog, she went shoe browsing and got super deals! So, now I kind of want to go look at shoes and get some new pairs. I'm obsessed with the Crocs Mary Janes because they are beautiful and super comfortable, like regular Crocs! I have them in the sea foam color, but I love the grape color... Thanks a lot, Mandy, for the great idea to go buy new shoes!

Monday, May 5, 2008

It's a new day!

Jacob sleeps in his big bed now. It's shaped like a car and is really fun. He does pretty good, still whines a little, but I think all regular kids whine a little at bedtime! It all started because he likes to sit on the potty... and I thought to myself, "cool, we'll get him potty-trained!" But then I was thinking, and it's not fair to potty-train a child who can't get out of their bed to go potty! So we got the big bed out, and honestly, it was easier than I had thought it would be! My baby can be a little strong-willed sometimes and when he decides not to do something, it usually doesn't get done. But he likes the car bed and all is well! As you can see in the pictures, he still takes a bottle of water to bed with him. So, if anyone has any suggestions that can help us gently ease him out of that. He only has it at bedtime, so I suppose it could be worse! Also, I took back the polliwalks and got a new pair. They are navy instead of green because they were out of green. Disappointing, but what can you do? If you want to see more you can go to and they have all the different styles. They are really fun, and Jacob loves to wear his!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Broken Crocs

These are the new shoes we bought for Jacob. He broke them. We've had them for a day. He is teh definition of destruction.


Today has been nice and relaxing, kind of... We invited my family over for a cookout for dinner, so we've just been getting ready for that. Mostly it's stuff Burger has to do, so he's been busy and would probably be frustrated if he knew I was online right now! But I am slightly bored (another fact that Burger would be annoyed with!) And I am trying to think of some nice shots I can set up to take of Jacob since he will be two in a few months. I want some interesting pics to have, not just the same, sit there and smile kind of thing... If anyone has any ideas, let me know! Have a nice Sunday afternoon, all!

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Today we bought a new sofa and coffee table. It was really fun until I realized that we actually have to pay for them... But that's OK, because they are beautiful! We have the coffee table right now and the sofa will be delivered in approximately 7-14 days. I'm super excited! We also bought Jake a new pair of crocs and they are shaped like alligators! I will post a pic of them later! Have a nice night everyone!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Burger's Home!

Burger's home from Des Moines today! Yay! Jacob is sleeping in his big boy bed now! And we got the internet at our new house, so I will be able to correspond more readily... in case there is ever vital information to put on here! Also, I accidentally erased all my pictures off my camera today. So, there are no more pictures of us at the Charlotte Diamond concert, and that is sad! Hope all is well.