Sunday, August 31, 2008

Grandpa and Jacob

Grandma and Grandpa Hild came yesterday for dinner and played in the water table. Jacob had the time of his life. Grandpa is his best friend. At the end, they were both soaking wet and so ready to eat spaghetti! I love the fact that my parents can enjoy my kids this much! That is true happiness. To see the eyes of a child in love with a grandparent. It's amazing to see what my parents will do with him. A lot of times I'm thinking, they never did this when I was a kid! But that's OK, because to see how happy they make my son is totally worth it!

Friday, August 29, 2008

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Not a day to go to work!

I am very excited about having Fridays off now. However, it is only 8:45 in the morning and I am already a little bit bored. Jacob is playing in the porch and making a giant mess, I'm sure! Oh well. I think we will go out and look for some new tennis shoes for him later in the morning. The ones we bought just a couple weeks ago are already falling apart. So much for Payless Shoes, huh? You might pay less, but a lot more often. I have been roaming the Internet and checking out a bunch of blogs. I found one in my Parents magazine called Mom-101 and it's kind of interesting. And on her blog she has links to a lot of other blogs. It's kind of addicting! Uhm, I just heard Jacob laughing hysterically in the porch so I thought I'd better check it out... He was throwing dog food at the windows and laughing at the sound. My porch is destroyed. Literally, a tornado swept through. That's the picture. Lovely, huh? Oh, yeah! As a side note, I have started to feel the baby move around a little bit! Not a lot, and not very strong yet. But it feels like a moving baby! So that is exciting. Our next appointment is a week from Labor Day. Enjoy your Friday! It's gorgeous outside! Go play!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Today was a crazy day at work! We had 3 screaming children and had to go get 2 parents to retrieve screaming children. I don't usually feel bad about getting the parents because as a parent, if Jacob was unhappy about being somewhere that I wasn't with him, I would totally want someone to come get me. But today this one mom was kind of frustrated that we had to retrieve her. It was the kids first day there and both of them, the 2 year old and the 4 year old cried the whole time she was gone. I tried to play with them, but after about 15 minutes it was not happening. Did she really think she would be able to just drop them off and they would be fine? I know how mad Jacob would be if I tried to drop him off somewhere! So, I just don't do it unless it's absolutely necessary! Anyhow, after that crazy day at work, we went to McDonald's play place for lunch. It is 2:30 now and he shows no signs of napping today and it's just not in me to fight him. Tomorrow is our day off from work, so the morning will be nice and relaxing! We are going to a friends house tomorrow to visit and I'm kind of excited! We had Pizza Hut pizza for supper last night, and I think I'm going to go have some leftovers now! Enjoy your Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Today is much calmer than yesterday. Thank goodness! Jacob slept all night and is currently taking a nap. He had no problem getting in his bed for nap time today. Go figure. He got his train table today so we set that up and he played for a little while before lunch. He loves the train table, no surprise! I have been slightly rearranging the living room so the train table fits and he has room to play all his toys. I think we might clean the basement and set the toys down there. Have ourselves a little toy room in the basement. My problem is, I like to be able to see and hear him when he plays so that I know what's going on. I really like having all of his toys in the living room except I am always picking them up. They are always all over the place and a big mess! When Burger comes home I'll have to see if he has any ideas! Usually he doesn't, but every once in a while he gets a golden one! So maybe he can solve this problem for us! Hopefully, because I am kind of coming up empty. I suppose it doesn't really matter. Jacob will bring all his toys in the living room to play anyhow so I might as well just leave them all there to begin with. Well, now that that problem is solved... I should probably get back to cleaning up. Also, I am very hungry for Pizza Hut pizza. I just wanted to share that with everyone. Have a nice Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tylenol Tuesday

Not a whole lot new going on today. It is 3:15 in the afternoon and I can't wait for Burger to come home. Jacob hasn't had a nap today. In fact, he has been boycotting his naps since Saturday and I'm not sure what is up with that. But he is way grumpy and naughty so I put him in his room about a 1/2 hour ago and he has been screaming since. I don't want to give in because I don't want him to think he can have his way if he screams loud enough. So he will probably be in there until he A.) passes out from tiredness or B.) loses his voice. Not really sure which will happen first, he is very persistent. He is starting to slow down now, so possibly he is about done. I will try and keep you all updated! I don't know what we will have for supper tonight, but I do know that I am not going to make it. I made dinner last night and now I'm done. So I hope Burger can come up with something good! Well, wish me luck and I hope you all enjoyed your Tuesday. Hopefully yours was quieter than mine!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Manic Monday!

These are from yesterday. We went to my Grandma's house for dinner and Jacob was all snugly with Grandpa! I thought they were adorable together! Then is Jacob dressed like Diego! He even had the cool backpack! He didn't like the watch at all, I think it must have rubbed him wrong or something! I don't know, but he was super-cute! Today is going well. I was a little grumpy this morning because college started today and my boss didn't have a new work schedule out for us yet. And I work with a bunch of college students. No one knew when they were supposed to work and I didn't think anyone was going to come to work except me! But they did come eventually and we're starting to get the schedule figured out. This week is going to be a little hectic at work, but then it should get better! We are having mac'n'cheese for lunch right now, along with hot dogs. Jacob is eating the hot dogs, but not the macaroni. Big surprise there. I go to the doctor in 2 weeks for my next baby appointment. I am so anxious to know what kind of baby we are having. It doesn't matter either way, I'm just excited to know! But I don't think we'll find out until some time in October. That's a long time to wait! I have been looking up online different baby gender predictors. Like the Chinese lunar calendar and things like that! But they all tell me different things! And my symptoms are mixed so the old wives' tales are thrown out the window. They say if you're getting a lot of headaches then you're having a boy and if you're craving sweets you're having a girl! Well, I have both of those symptoms! So I guess we're just going to have to wait until the kid is born to be absolutely sure what kind we get to keep! I'm no good at surprises! Well, I hope everyone is having a nice Monday! Talk to you later!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sleepy Sunday

Today is a very lazy day for us! It is almost 1:30 in the afternoon and Jacob and I are still in our pajamas! We ate breakfast and then my brother came over for a short visit. Since he left we have just been sitting around watching the TV and eating. We had left over roast on sandwiches for lunch and bananas so at least we aren't eating just junk! I finally put the cheese dip in the crock pot today, so we have that to snack on now! Jacob has been playing in the porch all afternoon so I'm pretty sure the porch is trashed now! I will have to go collect all of his cars and trains from out there later! I had a short nap earlier and now Burger is on the couch having a short nap. Or trying to, Jacob wants Burger to play so he keeps bugging him! Well, I should probably find something for us to get up and do before we go crazy! Yesterday we went to the mall for entertainment and it was so busy there! Maybe we will go to the park or something! Wish me luck! And have a nice lazy Sunday!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday, hooray!

These are from yesterday at the mall. He had to sit on each one and give it a try. His favorite was Barney, but he also liked the horse. There are two other ones, but he didn't sit on them long enough to get a picture! Today is a nice Friday! I'm excited for our weekend as it is currently unplanned! So probably we will sit around our house all weekend and relax. Should be nice. I left work early today because we weren't busy at all. I have been slowly picking up the house. Jacob is going for a nap shortly, so more cleaning should get done, but I'm not making any promises! Hope everyone is having a nice Friday, and I hope everyone is excited to have the weekend coming!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just a regular Thursday...

Today is just a regular day. I put a roast in the crock pot this morning so we have some good eats for supper tonight and that's exciting! After work we went with Kerry to find a new swimming suit. For her, not me. Thank Goodness! We ate at Wendy's which was as fabulous as you can get at a fast food restaurant. We went to Kohl's and then the mall. It was pleasant, but not especially fun. Burger just walked in the door and it's nice to see him. Max is being crazy and driving me nuts walking around the floor with his nails clicking. Don't know what his problem is! We should get him some doggy slippers! That would fix the problem, for sure! Anyhow, hope every one enjoys the Thursday! See you on Friday!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


We bought a bubble machine on clearance yesterday. For no apparent reason other than it was on clearance and I thought it might be entertaining! Jacob liked the bubbles but got bored quickly, as usual. Is this just a boy thing or should I be worried? He has the shortest attention span ever, but I guess Burger kind of does too! I didn't really get any good pictures of Jacob and the bubbles, but I tried and that's what counts most! Today is well. We went to McDonald's play land with one of my friends and her little boy. It was nice to spend some time with adult people other than Burger! I love Burger, but he is almost the only adult I ever get to converse with! And he's not much of a conversationalist! Jacob is napping right now and I am starving, as usual! Burger is making tuna casserole tonight, and I'm kind of excited! Tomorrow I think I will put a roast in the crock pot. I've been hungry for chili-cheese dip so I want to make that sometime soon. But it's not really a dinner, it's more of a snack so I'm not sure when I will actually get around to making it. Also, I hate to clean out the crock pot, so I need to get some of those crock pot liners before making cheese dip! Hope everyone else is enjoying their Wednesday! It will be weekend before you know it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tacky Tuesday!

Today is going well. I had McDonald's for breakfast. I need to STOP doing things like that, but I am so addicted to the sausage egg biscuits. When I was pregnant with Jake I always always wanted rodeo burgers from Burger King. So, maybe we're thinking about another boy here... We'll see. Anyhow, after work we went to Dollar General and I bought some sweat pants. That's what the world is coming to for me. I am excited to have new sweat pants. I think I might need help! I am 12 weeks pregnant tomorrow, and already I have resorted to sweat pants as my main wardrobe. Gross. After this baby, I am getting serious. You will all have to hold me to it. Harass me and with hold junk food from me. It will need to be a serious intervention. Just remember, don't start until AFTER this baby is born. Then maybe give me a couple months after that to recuperate... well, maybe we will all just have to get used to the sweatpants.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday, continued...

We had a good day today! My parents came to visit and Jacob was so mad when they left! Then daddy came home and everything calmed down. Daddy took a tub and Jacob and I fell asleep on the couch together. I woke up all snuggled with him and could hear Burger making supper in the kitchen. I teared up a little, it was such a nice moment. I forgot my camera at work this morning, so I am a little lost today without it. We rode bikes this evening and got Jacob's haircut. It seems like I am always taking that boy to get his haircut! Oh well, at least he looks nice! Jacob's in his room, thinking about sleeping (but not seriously enough) and Burger and I are getting ready for bed. Everyone is tubbed clean and well fed, thanks to Burger! If this whole week goes as well as today, I will be sad to see the weekend come! Hope everyone had a nice day as well!


So far today is going well, but it's only 7:45 AM. We'll see how the rest of the day goes. I need to clean my kitchen today, and that doesn't sound like fun at all. We went for a bike ride last night, after Burger put the baby seat on his bike. Which took an hour, but I won't say anything! We're on our way to work, I just wanted to post these pictures this morning for everyone to enjoy! Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday again...

It's Sunday, again. I hate the thought of going to work tomorrow. Ugh. Oh, well. We got quite a bit done this weekend, so far. Yesterday Burger and my dad fixed that noise in my car. It was the thing that they already fixed, it was broken again. So they fixed it again. And we had to pay for it again. But, now it's fixed, so hopefully it will stay that way! We also went grocery shopping yesterday and to Target. Today Burger is fixing the toilet and I just paid our bills online. Jacob is watching Thomas on IPTV. And it's only 9:30 AM! We are getting enough done today. Later we are hoping to go on a bike ride. Thank you Dave for my bike! Burger still needs to fix his, but that won't take long. He just needs to pump up the tires and sweep off the cobwebs! We need to put Jacob's seat on my bike, but then we're good to go! It has been a pretty productive weekend so far. My house is a disaster, but ya learn to live with it! Anyhow, hope everyone enjoys their Sunday! Talk to you later!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Finally Friday!

Everybody loves Fridays, but this Friday is going especially well for Jacob and me. Burger is the best husband ever, all the time, but today for sure! Before he went to work this morning he helped Jacob change his diaper and get started watching Thomas the Tank Engine on DVD because I was still sleeping. He brought me a cereal bar so I could eat before I got out of bed. I woke up when he brought me my breakfast, and my heart melted when I heard Thomas in the living room. What a sweet thing to do. I stayed in bed super long, then had to rush so I wouldn't be late for work. It was totally worth it! Jacob and I stopped at McDonald's for breakfast before we rushed into work 10 minutes late! Oh well, Fridays are always slow at work because there are no scheduled work-out classes. I think we might go swimming with some friends later this afternoon, but no plans are final yet. Hopefully our Friday continues to be Fridaylicious! Hopefully yours is, too!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tomorrow is Friday!

Hello all! This is a picture of the coffee Burger brought me yesterday. It was so fabulous! Jacob also liked it. He snuck in a sip, the little turkey! He thought it was ice cream and tried to steal it from me! What kind of 2 year old likes coffee? Anyhow, I am so happy that tomorrow is Friday! I am tired of this week, it has lasted too long. It hasn't been a bad week, just a long one. Our chicken was so good last night! I made macaroni for lunch today and added some chicken into it! It was so good! I ate a plateful and now I kind of want more! I am starting to think of what we might have for supper tonight. I know, I think about food all the time! I am almost always hungry! It's starting to drive me crazy! I bought pumpkin bars at Hy-Vee this morning, and they are delicious! Anyways, I can never think of anything to make for lunch or supper! Everyone should send me ideas and recipes to help me out! I don't actually cook, Burger does! So it would really be to help him out! All ideas would be appreciated! You can e-mail them or just leave me a comment on here! Well, I cleaned my whole house yesterday and when Jacob woke up from his nap he destroyed it! So, I need to clean it again. Story of my life. I hope everyone has a great day, and just remember that tomorrow is Friday! That makes everyone smile!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Ok, so these are kind of random pictures. But I thought the one of him on the potty was too cute! He is going to be so embarrassed someday, but every mom just has to do it! And the one of the three of them reading is beautiful, I thought. Just wanted to share! Anyhow, last night while I was sleeping I came up with this random idea! I am going to be working on a scrapbook of Jacob titled, A Day in the Life. I am going to take pictures of everything we do each day and then put it in a book so when he gets big he will be able to remember! I started taking pictures today and was telling a friend at work about it and I guess she's a big scrapbooker! She has a whole nook in her house dedicated to scrapping. So, she invited me over sometime to see and get ideas! She is bringing me some magazines tomorrow. I am really pumped about this idea now! Hopefully I can be as creative as I think I can! Wish me luck! We made chicken in the crock pot for supper tonight and it smells so good! I want to eat some now, but it's not done yet! I am trying to get the dishes done today and the living room put back together, but I am not getting too far! We were super busy at work this morning and my mom came and picked up Jacob to take him to lunch. I was at work until 12:30 which is highly unusual. I was starving when I got home and had leftover pizza. Mandy Dake is always talking about Starbucks coffee and every time I visit her blog I crave it for days! Usually I don't give in, but today it's really strong! I might have to tell Burger to bring some to me when he gets off work. He has been working at the casino and there is a Starbucks in there. So it's not like it would be a huge deal! But I haven't been to Starbucks for so so long, I don't even know what's good any more! Always the caramel frappuccino is good, but I like to try new things. Last time I went, the new thing was Dulce de Leche. I think Jacob was a baby at that time. Mmmm, the more I think about it, the more I want it! Ok, well, I just made a deal with myself that if my dishes get done and my living room picked up, I can have some coffee. And, thanks Mandy for always giving me these great ideas! Also, it's because of Mandy that I would even be thinking of scrapbooking! She is such a clever person. I need to stop reading her blog. Well, have a good day everyone! I'm going to work now so I can have my coffee! Good day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jacob's Doctor

Today was Jacob's doctor appointment. Just a check-up. He weighs in at 31 pounds and 10 ounces and measures 34 1/2 inches tall. Big boy! Very healthy! Doctor thought maybe a multi-vitamin for him would be fine, but not essential. So, we'll have to think about that. That was pretty much it for today. We ordered pizza for supper and both Burger and I had a nap before supper-time! Jacob watched Thomas while we napped. It was relaxing. Right now Jacob is running around the house sliding in his socks. Someone is probably going to get hurt. Anyways, that's about it for today. Maybe something exciting will happen tomorrow.

Monday, August 11, 2008

First Appointment Today

Today was my first pregnancy appointment. So starts the beginning. I go back in four weeks and so on and so forth. At the mere age of 11 weeks from conception this is being pegged as my difficult child. Sandy, my midwife, couldn't find the heartbeat. She said everything felt like it was measuring fine, but she didn't want me to worry about it so she got the ultrasound machine out. She found the baby right away, but it was all curled up and snug. Wouldn't move, wouldn't move... Finally it moved! It stretched all out, then it wouldn't stop moving. We never got a heartbeat count. Sandy said the heart rate didn't really matter, as long as we could see that the baby was moving, and thus alive. So, there you have it. Only one baby there, and a difficult one at that. Just my luck. Probably it's a girl. Burger would love to boast his baby-gender guessing skills! Anyways, all is well. Baby is moving and measuring fine. Jacob has his 2 year old check-up tomorrow at 3. Hopefully everything will go well there, also. I am going to take a nap now, I think I deserve it! Have a good day everyone!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Saturday shopping spree!

We went shopping this morning to find new shoes. Jacob needed some tennis shoes because all of his others were too small so he only had sandals and crocs. And sometimes sandals and crocs are just not appropriate! So we went to the mall. We looked at The Finish Line and Scheels and finally just went to Payless. We found the perfect pair at Payless and I also found some for myself. Just a pair of regular tennis shoes, nothing fancy. But I also only have flip-flops or crocs, so tennis shoes will be nice! Also, for both pairs, my total was $35! They were both on sale. I thought I did pretty good! Then we went grocery shopping and came home. We watched a movie and now we're trying to decide what to do next. It's nice to have a calm weekend with no plans. Burger goes to a new job site on Monday. That will be his fourth job site in 2 weeks. They keep sending him around. I don't know what's up with that. But now I'm worried he won't be able to go with me to my appointment. We'll have to see. Well, I am going to find something to entertain the boys now. Have a good day everyone!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Finally Friday!

Oh, finally it's Friday! This feels fabulous! Like, I almost don't want the day to end because then the glory of a whole weekend ahead of me will be gone. By Saturday night I am already thinking about work again, and the weekend is half over. I think tonight we are having dinner with my parents. I wanted my mom to make mashed potatoes because they are delicious and my mom makes them like no one else can! We will see what happens! Jacob is full of vinegar today. He wanted to use the toilet at work and sat down before I got there to help him and his bum went into the toilet water. He got stuck and was not very happy. He had to run around the rest of the time at work with just his diaper and t-shirt so he looked like a little trailer-trash baby. But, he's cute regardless! My first appointment for the new baby is on Monday. I'm kind of excited, but also nervous because I have been having terrible headaches and have also been kind of dizzy. All the time. If they consider me high risk I wont be able to see the midwives and will have to find an actual doctor. I don't have an actual doctor, and I don't think right now is really the time to start looking for one. So, cross your fingers that these are regular pregnancy signs and that the midwives will welcome me with open arms and hearts. I'm not actually that worried about it, but it is in the back of my head. Also, I just wanted to add that I still love my wedding song more than any song in the whole world. It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. It's just beautiful. I'm so happy Burger picked it. He was a great husband before we were even married. How lucky am I? I hope everyone enjoyed my song on you tube from yesterdays post! I know I love it! Everyone, have a great Friday! Bask in the glory, I know I am!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Busy Day

Today was kind of a busy day. We went to work and had a pretty good day. Megan and her kids came over to visit today and my mom brought Kobi over to play. Last night, Burger and I went out with Kerry for her 21st birthday. We went to the Stuffed Olive and had sushi and martinis. I had neither of those. I had a juicetini and some chicken pizza. It was really fun. We had a good time hanging out with real people. It was nice. The picture is of our drinks. I thought they were pretty, so decided to share the moment with all of you! Also, I found this the other day and fell in love. It's our wedding song, only with a different twist. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Usually I love Wednesdays, but today isn't going the greatest so far. It's still early, so it could turn itself around, I guess. I'm not feeling the best. My throat hurts and my head hurts. Jacob has the worst runny nose that he's had for about a week now. I think maybe I am catching it from him. I hate feeling sick. We went to Pizza Hut with my parents and Alan last night, and I felt fine then! In the middle of the night, I woke up and was like, "Wow, my throat really hurts!" It was kind of random. Jacob woke up early this morning and wanted Burger, but Burger wanted to be on the Internet. So I was frustrated and this day just didn't get a very good start. Jacob is tearing books apart right now, so I should probably go stop that from happening any further! Wish us luck today and hopefully your day is going better than mine!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Jacob!

Today my baby is 2 years old. He is so big. He can walk and talk and do regular little boy things. My mom came to work today and brought him a balloon and treats to hand out to his friends (because she knew I would forget to!) Then we went to McDonald's to eat lunch so that Jacob could play on the play place. I think we are going to dinner tonight with my parents, but there aren't any final plans! Jacob still loves all his new toys and my house is still a disaster from the party. I have been a little tired so haven't cleaned much. Most of it is picked up, but I still need to wash the crock-pots and take the card table down stairs. I should probably get those things done since the party was 2 days ago! But also, my house looks way messier because we now have about 3x as many toys as we did before the party. I think someone should have given him a bigger toy box for his birthday! Anyhow, I think I might go pick up now. Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Biffed it

This picture is from this morning. After his party he fell outside and that's what happened! It looks really sore, but he seems fine!

After party effects...

It's early this morning, we are getting ready to go to work. But, Jacob woke up talking about his "happy" cake. He keeps bringing me all the toys and saying, "From Josh." "From Grandpa." He remembers almost all of them and who they came from. Is that normal?

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Party Time!

Hi guys! Thanks to everyone who came to Jacob's party! We had fun! It was a little crazy, I think I need a bigger house if I am to continue to invite so many people over! Jacob enjoyed seeing everyone, I know! He loves people. He is definitely his own person. He was slow to open the presents and a little apprehensive about the new toys, unless of course they were trains! Thank you to everyone who brought gifts! After everyone left, he opened everything and played and played. He used his big Tonka truck to haul his cars around outside. He just now went to bed and I'm thinking he should sleep pretty well. I am also happy to report that we only have 3 hot dogs left and 5 hot dog buns. Also about 1/2 the beans, but that's OK. We have some cake left, but not too much! It was a good amount of food we got. I'm kind of proud. Usually I totally overbuy and we have so so much left over that I end up throwing it all away. Also, after the party, while playing with the Tonka truck Jacob tripped over his feet and scraped up his lip. It looks pretty bad, but he is alright. It's like cement burn so it looks really painful! That's my clumsy boy for ya! Well, I'm off to bed now guys! Thanks for coming, it was nice to see everyone!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Today I am not feeling the best. My stomach and head hurt and I'm really tired and worn out feeling. That's the update. We took Jacob to get his pictures taken today at this new place behind the mall in Waterloo. They turned out really good and they print the pictures right there for you to take home. We just got the small package because I already took pictures of him myself to print off at Target. But the prices were really reasonable and they did a good job! We will definitely be going back there again. But, probably not until we have another mini one to take, too. After pictures, Burger and I went and picked out a rug. We got a brown one. It's really pretty and fits nicely in our living room. Tomorrow I have to go to the lab and have my blood work done. Why do they need my blood? I'm pregnant, I don't think that's contagious. I hate having my blood taken. But, my midwives insist it's necessary so I guess I have no choice but to oblige. Or else they won't deliver this baby and it will have to stay in me forever! My first appointment is a week from Monday and this weekend is the only time Burger can go with me to the lab. Yes, that's how much of a baby I am. I refuse to go without him. Maybe they will take his blood instead of mine? Haha. He doesn't look like a pregnant lady. That's silly. Anyways, I'm a little bit goofy right now. I think that means it's time to go to bed! Hope you guys had a good Friday!