Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday!

I was up at 3 AM this morning to go out and find some good deals! Grandpa Hild stayed the night here so he could watch Jacob and Daddy went to work. Got myself a cheap (crappy) video camera from JC Penny's and then on to Wal-Mart to watch heads roll. My mom fell ill, so Jeremy and I took her home and made our way to Menard's to see the action there. Mostly, we are really bored people. We didn't buy anything from these stores, we just wanted to go and add to the hustle bustle! We had fun. Breakfast at Hy-Vee, then a short Jeep ride for Jacob and home we went. Later I will go out to Target and see if there's anything left to buy. We had a nice Thanksgiving yesterday. I ate peanut butter pie from Perkins! When I figure it out, I might post a video from my new camera! But, don't hold your breath because it might not happen today. There are naps to be had.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Today we stayed home sick from work. Jacob's cough has been so terrible! He can hardly catch his breath at night. So, I took him back to the doctor and she said he's fine. He has a cold. She told me to give him Claritin, which would be fine except he can't have it until after his allergy testing (next Monday) and hopefully by then this cough is gone! But, we had a nice relaxing day at home. We watched TV and snuggled on the sofa. We ate junk food (what else is new) and played trains. We went to the bread store and got bread and donuts. Daddy is home now and they are playing trains in the basement. Tomorrow is back to work, but only for tomorrow and Wednesday! I am excited about the short week, and also to eat all the food on Thanksgiving! On Wednesday night we are going to see Sesame Street Live, well that's the plan anyways! Jacob wants to see Elmo, so hopefully he's there! Have a nice day everyone!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

200th Post Spectacular

This is what happened at the grocery store. Well, technically, on the way home from the grocery store. Burger and I wanted Starbucks and kid's drinks are $1.10. Jacob always gets mad when we have coffee, so we got him hot chocolate. He thought he was pretty hot stuff! Super cute photo op. Also, when we got home Jacob said he was pooping so I put him on the toilet. He pooped on the toilet for the very first time! That's how you know you're a parent. When you blog about poop and Starbucks on the same post. Oh well, I've gotten used to it! This right here is my 200th post on this blog. Burger is pretty excited, he picked the title.

Saturday Morning

Jacob and I have been up since 4 o'clock this morning. He had the nastiest dry cough and couldn't sleep because of it. We hung out n the sofa and then pancakes for breakfast. It snowed through the night and Jacob was so excited to see the 'snow mans' on the ground this morning! He wanted to put his boots on and check out the snow, so we did. Right now we are on the way to the grocery store. Later Burger and I are planning on taping up Jacob's room so we can paint it tomorrow. I'll try to keep you posted.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This is a totally random picture of a squirrel that Burger found online the other day. I thought it was really cool. I forgot where the squirrel is from and what his story is, but he is still cool to look at! Today I just want to say how happy I am that I have a leather sofa. I never thought that I would like it this much, but I do! Jacob spilled juice on it yesterday and I just wiped it up. I buy leather cleaner wipes that are made for leather in cars, but they are so much easier to use than a sponge and liquid leather cleaner. Anyhow, it takes me like ten minutes to pull the cushions off and wipe the whole sofa down and then vacuum under the cushions. It's amazing! With a regular sofa I would have to rent special equipment to get my sofa this clean and would never be able to do it as often! So, I love my leather sofa and think everyone with kids (or pets) should totally have one! In other news, Jacob is on medicine again for yet another rash. He is going to have allergy testing done on December 1. Hopefully that will be able to help us help him stay healthy and rash-free! The poor boy. I don't think he even knows what it feels like to have regular, non-itchy skin. So, December 1 is a big day for us! Send us good luck vibes! Also, I am feeling Emrick move around like crazy which means that she must be running out of room in there! Burger has yet to feel her because he is not patient enough. Does that surprise anyone? Tonight we are having chicken tacos for dinner, and my mouth is already watering. I am making the chicken in the crock pot and can smell in my entire house! I am so ready to scarf down chicken tacos! So, the moral of the story today is: Buy leather sofas and eat chicken tacos. The end.

Monday, November 17, 2008

This is the swing we have picked out! I think it's beautiful and just wanted to share it with everyone! Today was just a Monday. Work was fine, everything was fine. I'm just a little bored. Tomorrow Jacob has gymnastics in the morning, so we are all looking forward to that. Burger made beef and noodles for dinner with the left over roast from last night. We haven't eaten yet, so I will have to update you later on how the beef and noodles tastes. But Burger made it, so it should be edible, at least! He's a good cook, I'm a pretty lucky lady! Well, we are going to eat dinner now then take tubs and it's off to bed for Jacob. He hasn't been taking naps lately so he's a real peach in the evenings. Hope every one's week got off to a good start!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Burger's Birthday!

Well, today is Burger's birthday. He is 24 now. Old timer... We celebrated yesterday mostly. He made himself a cake and today he made roast in the crock pot for dinner. With potatoes and carrots and all that jazz! We went to the bakery and got donuts for breakfast. We also had to pick up the newspaper because I let our subscription expire and haven't called to renew it yet. Oops. We did a ton of laundry today and bought the paint for kid's bedroom. I think we will be painting next weekend. That's the plan right now. I need to get prices to have the carpet cleaned, but that will have to wait to be done until after Thanksgiving. Then I will work on setting up a dresser and a crib, maybe. Emrick needs a few newborn sized sleepers for when she is born, but other than that we are good to go! We will also be purchasing a new swing because we borrowed the one that we used for Jacob. We have a travel sized pink swing picked out to buy but we are waiting until January or February to actually buy it! No rush... We picked a travel one because our house has no room for a full sized one, and I will be able to move a travel one around to any spot in the house. I think that will be handy! I feel a little guilty because when I was this far along with Jacob, I think the whole nursery was put together and I'm pretty sure we had almost everything we needed! But since they will be sharing a room, we are kind of waiting until the last minute to set anything up! I figure it doesn't really matter since she will sleep in the bassinet in our room for at least a couple weeks, anyhow! I just feel like I'm going to put it off and put it off and then before I know it, Emrick will be born and I won't have anything ready! Then I think to myself, would that really be so terrible? I mean, she'll never know the difference! And we have the stuff, it's just not set up! I go back and forth between the two extremes. I guess that's a sign of pregnancy, huh? Anyhow, we had a nice day. My parents came for dinner and then my mom cleaned my microwave, which is always nice! We had cake and ice cream after we sang Burger his song. Jacob went to bed after he had a huge melt down about Grandma taking his juice. It was a good time. Hopefully tomorrow will start the week off right! Have a good one, every body!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Did we even get anything done?

The answer to that would be, no, not really. But that's OK because we had fun, right? We started by getting breakfast pizza and taking it to my parent's to share! Then my mom and I went to Kohl's while Burger and my dad and Jacob went to the local Farm and Fleet. We met up and then Burger and I ditched the rest of them to go see Zach and Miri Make a Porno. It's the new Kevin Smith movie. It's in regular movie theaters, and it is not an adult film. It is rated R and not for children to watch, but it is not a porno. Just to clear things up. We ate lunch at HuHots, which is always good. We also went grocery shopping without Jacob which proved to be much more efficient! Then we picked Jacob up and came home. We have been sitting here hanging out and now Burger is making himself a birthday cake. We were going to buy one at Cold Stone's but a small one with six pieces is $19.00! So we just decided to be happy with the boxed batter kind. At least we have peppermint stick ice cream to eat with our cake! We have no plans for tomorrow, but to hang out and enjoy Burger's birthday in relaxation.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Our Friday didn't start off the best, but we still enjoyed it! Jacob and I went to story time at the library but only stayed for about five minutes. Jacob was out of control so we had to leave. Then he cried the whole way home because he wanted to read stories with his friends. Sorry, kiddo, but when you don't listen and act like a cave man, we have to leave the library. He came home and read books by himself in his room for about 45 minutes until he got tired of it! I talked on the phone with Megan for most of the day, but managed to get some laundry done. I was thinking about washing the dishes all day, but that never actually happened! When Burger got home we went to the bank and Wal-Mart. We ate dinner at Hardee's. Sunday is Burger's birthday. He will turn 24 this year! He wants to make a birthday cake so while we were at Wal-Mart he chose his box of cake batter and frosting with sprinkles! Pretty exciting! I paid some bills online and now we are getting ready for Jacob to go to bed. Hope everyone enjoyed their Friday. Mine was mediocre.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

All on a Wednesday Night

For those of you who know me, you know that I have been a Kid Rock fan since the mid to late 90's. I still love all his albums and was so excited to watch him on the CMA's this evening. That is actually a total overstatement. I completely forgot about the CMA's until the Clifford DVD was over and I told Burger that I wanted to see what was on the TV instead of watching Clifford for the fifth time in a row. Instantly saw the CMA's were on and then I got super excited because that's when I remembered that Kid Rock was going to be on them, live! Jacob also likes Kid Rock. If not the music, then only because he knows I like it and think it's funny when he asks for Kid Rock. When I told Jacob that Kid Rock was going to be on the TV he was excited also and clapped his hands! Yay for Kid Rock! Well, we watched until Kid Rock was over, now we are all getting ready for bed! Hope all of you had a good day and also enjoyed the CMA's! And just so everyone knows, the picture is not from the CMA's. It's from some other time that Kid Rock was in concert.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What was I supposed to do?

Jacob was being very quiet in the living room while I was looking up things online. So quiet that I thought he fell asleep and didn't think anything of it! That was my first mistake. He suddenly came to me, so excited and said, "Lookit, Mommy! Lookit!" while holding out his hand! I saw the pen and got a really sad face. I told him that we don't pen on our hands, we pen on paper. He had paper, why did he pen on his hands? He got tears in his eyes and looked at the floor... He was holding his hand in his other hand like some sort of fabulous and breakable treasure and my heart broke instantly. He had taken all this time to make me the most beautiful picture in the whole world, and I was angry about it. With just a few words, I squashed his whole independence. What kind of a parent does that? Next time I will remember to see things from his point of view before I say words.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Emrick's Doctor

Today we went to the doctor to check up on Emrick. She is healthy, as far as we can tell from out here! My next appointment (in four weeks) I will have to take the glucose test. So, everyone should cross their fingers for that, considering my entire diet is basically sugar. I have been feeling fine, but having terrible headaches the last couple days at work. But, seeing that I work in a room filled with children... Also, when I was pregnant with Jacob, I was especially sensitive to fluorescent lighting. The YMCA is lit with all fluorescent lights, so my headaches could be due to that also! No big deal, just pop some Tylenol and every thing clears itself up usually. Jacob was excited to see Emrick's doctor. He was very well behaved while we were there, which makes my day so much easier! We made some chicken stir-fry for dinner tonight, and that was delicious. Jacob tried some of it, but hasn't been a big fan of dinner the last couple days. Then he wakes up in the morning and wants to eat dinner again. Funny kid. He loves to eat breakfast! We went to McDonald's for breakfast the other day and when we asked him what he wanted to eat he said tacos. It reminded me of the kid on the movie Big Daddy! We ordered him a sausage burrito and he ate it all up, so everything turned out fine! The plan for the rest of the night is to stay nice and cozy in our house. And with our newly plastic covered windows, it should be no problem to stay cozy! Thanks again, Dave!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Working Day!

Me and Jacob snuggling. I took this picture myself, in case you couldn't tell!

Jacob with his hot chocolate.

He is trying to fix things.

Burger and me. I also took this picture.
Today Burger's dad is here helping Burger get some stuff done before winter hits us hard! Things that should have probably been done weeks ago... But still! They put the storm windows up and covered the inside of the windows in plastic. Right now they are working on the roof fixing the shingles that blew off. I am so grateful for Burger's dad to come help with these things because otherwise they may have never gotten done! Thanks Dave, for coming to help us! We really appreciate it so much!

Friday, November 7, 2008


So these didn't show up in the order that I uploaded them, so now I have to explain! The top one, in the red shirt, is my belly at 18 weeks pregnant. The middle one is from today, and Iam 23 weeks. The bottom one is from 20 weeks. I thought Iwould just post this for my own entertainment, really. Thinking that perhaps someone might enjoy it! Burger is home now and right when he walked in the door Jacob cornered him and bullied him into playing trains. In a few minutes we are headed to the store for baby diapers because Jacob won't use the potty and also an egg timer. You never know when you might need an egg timer, I would like to have one on hand just in case.

It's Snowing!

The first snow is always so exciting! After the first snow, then it's no good anymore. But the first time is so pretty and calming! Jacob and I watched out the porch windows and he was so in love! He called Grandma Hild to tell her about the snow mans (that's what he calls it, could he be any cuter?) and then he was mad because he wanted to go to school with her! What a funny boy! I thought we would go out in the snow, but it stopped snowing and now it doesn't seem like as much fun! So, if it starts up again, we might venture out in it! If we do play in the snow, I will be sure to post pictures! In other news, Burger comes home today! Yay! And we have a play date in a little while with one of Jacob's little friends. Other than that we will just be staying home and veggin' out!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Pictures!

This is from the other day. Jacob was being silly. He refused to wear a shirt and wanted his sun hat on at all times. He reminded me of Kid Rock in the 90's!

This is from today, Thursday. He just looked cute, so I thought I'd snap a picture.

Again with the hat and no shirt thing. He was jumping on the couch which is super naughty!
But he just looked so darn cute! Today was a good day. Jacob is being a little naughty right now, but I think he's just bored of being home. Oh well... Tomorrow we have a play date in the morning and then Burger comes home! I am looking forward to seeing him so much! It's crazy how much I miss him when he's gone. Like my left arm is missing... Anyhow, he will be home tomorrow! Tonight is TV night, and I am kind of looking forward to that. Perhaps we will visit Barnes and Noble and play with the train set for a while before TV time. Jacob would love that! I cleaned the bathroom, did the dishes, and now I am working on laundry. Jacob needs a tub really bad tonight because at nap time he decided not to sleep, but to slather diaper rash cream all over himself instead. I wiped him off, but a tub is definitely in order. Well, off I go to set some order to this house! Have a nice night, everyone!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Besides the stormy weather outside, today is a fine day. Obama will be in office by the time #2 is here. Everyone I know was hoping and voting for this change. And all I can think about is how much I wish Burger was here because I really just want to hug him. I miss him! He has already been gone for three nights, and will be back in two nights. But it kills me when we are driving home from work and all Jacob can talk about is how he is going to play trains with Daddy when he gets home. He's big enough to understand that Daddy isn't here, but not quite big enough to understand when Friday is. It probably wouldn't be so bad if I didn't miss Burger so much myself. Emrick is kicking hard enough now to feel and see from the outside, but Burger missed it. I haven't let anyone else feel it or see it because I want that to be his. So for now, you will just have to excuse the sobbing mass of pregnant lady and get on with your day! Try to enjoy the last few months of George Bush and his republicans!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today is voting day. If one more person tells me to go vote... My friend Megan is coming to town to make me vote. I don't mind to vote, I just don't think it really makes much of a difference. Don't go all crazy on me and leave millions of political comments on my blog, please! Really, I do care what happens with this country, but the thought of waiting in line for an hour to vote and have it not matter anyhow just doesn't sound like the best way to spend my afternoon. Jacob and I will go vote, but that doesn't mean I think it's fun. Yesterday Jacob and I didn't do a whole lot. We went to work and then hung out at home. I forced him to have a nap and when he woke up we went to my parent's house and had dinner with them. Today he started gymnastics and had a really great time! I think he is going to love it! I might have to sign him up for next session, too! After work we played at the park and came home to have a nap. I had a bit of a nap, but Jacob didn't. I thought he would be tired out from all the running in gymnastics and playing at the park, but apparently not tired enough for a nap. Hopefully he will go to bed early tonight. We'll see.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

In Review

Hello friends! We had a really great time celebrating Halloween this year! Jacob was a bit crazy, but you could tell that he totally enjoyed himself! We went to the party at the YMCA on Thursday night then trick or treating on Friday night and on Saturday night we went to Burger's Dad's house and had a fall festival with his family! It was really fun and Jacob didn't want to leave! He got to go on two hay rides and a handful of rides in the wagon behind the lawn mower. Jacob picked out his pumpkin and shared his bouncy thing with the other kids! We also celebrated my birthday and had birthday cake! We stayed pretty late and Jacob slept pretty late this morning, but then it ended up not being late at all because of Daylight's Saving Time. Bummer. Also, last week I wrote about my washing machine being broken. Well, I am happy (and slightly embarrassed) to report that there is, in fact, nothing wrong with my washing machine. When my dad and Burger looked at it, it was fine. They chalked it up to Jacob's costume being in there and maybe throwing things off balance. In any case, we are being very careful with the machine just to be sure. But for now, it works fine! Burger is at school this week (don't worry, he voted at the courthouse last week!) so Jacob and I are working on cleaning up the house. Probably we won't get anything done, but the plan is to try! Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween and the lovely weekend! Tomorrow is back to work! Ready, set, and go...

Saturday, November 1, 2008


This is from downtown trick or treating. It was so warm outside (like 70 degrees) that Jacob only wore the bottom half of his costume! I was disappointed, but Jacob didn't care! He got candy!

This is trick or treating in the mall. He wore his costume most of the time inside, but when he started running around he got really hot so we had to take it off again. I think he had his costume on for maybe a grand total of an hour on Halloween! Daddy, Jacob, Grandpa Hild, and Grandma Hild are pictured.

Jacob trick or treating downtown. He was being silly and wouldn't look at the camera!