Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Jacob, in front of a Thomas sign.
Jacob, before the show, wearing Grandpa's boots!
Emrick and Jacob, ready to go. Jacob picked out his own clothes and even put the pants on by himself before clearing the outfit with me. I'm thinking he knew I'd say no, and figured that if he was already wearing them I wouldn't be able to do anything about it... I let it go. He actually looks cute to see a Thomas Live show.
And, of course, a solo of Emrick. Aunt Pam sent the cutie outfit from California. Thanks, Aunt Pam! Emrick actually rather enjoyed the Thomas show, when it wasn't too loud. She strained her neck to see and my mom had to adjust her so she could watch comfortably. What a funny baby! All in all, we all rather enjoyed ourselves. Jacob was really into the show. He seems to really enjoy live shows. I will probably post more pics tomorrow. These were the majority of my favorites. But right now, it's time for bed for me! Both the kids came home and went right to bed, they were wiped!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
She looks so darn cute in her baby jeans and cozy turtle neck onesie!
This is not her favorite outfit, obviously. But she still looks cute, even in the throws of a tantrum!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
All glass bottles are created equal, right? Not so, according to my finicky little Emrick. I saw the Munchkin bottles (the top picture) online when I was pregnant and decided that those were the ones I wanted! They look really cool and are just plain and simple. No picture designs to get tired of looking at! So, I bought two packages of three bottles each and called it a day. But, I thought I could use more bottles so I only have to wash them once a day. But when I went to the store they were out of the Munchkin ones so I bought the Evenflo ones. They are glass as well and she only uses the cheap Wal-Mart brand nipples so I figured what could the big difference be? Well, I wish this baby could talk. She gags when I use the Evenflo bottles. The milk doesn't come any faster. I use the same kind of nipples in each and every single bottle. She apparently doesn't like the straight design and the white lids. So, after a good month of trying, I packed the Evenflo bottle away for when she is a bit older and hopefully a bit less picky. Back to washing bottle twice a day. Bummer. Also, she still will only use the vanilla scented Soothie pacifiers. She fusses if her shirt has a collar. She refuses the bouncy seat but has taken to the swing quite nicely, thank God! Oh yeah, we got a new swing! But, that's a whole separate story that deserves it's own post. Anyhow, Burger is in school this week and I will be busy washing bottles the whole time. So, if anyone feels bad for me, it's Munchkin glass bottles and they are sold in Wal-Mart and Target and K-Mart stores across the nation, as well as online. Thanks!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
The box of the Paint-Your-Own Gnome kit says for ages eight and up. Less than twenty-four hours and the poor gnome has been destroyed. But, in all fairness, he was pestering the other clay gnomes and probably deserved what he got. I can tell from the smug looks on gnome #2 and gnome #3's faces that they were probably up all night planning the take down. Also want to note here that both of my kids are sleeping and for some reason I am blogging about my clay yard gnomes. I think I need help.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I am an avid blog-reader. I read lots of mommy blogs written by lots of different kinds of moms, and they all inspire and entertain me. Today, Rebecca at girlsgonechild.net was writing about dreams and what average moms (or anyone, really) is doing to make their own dreams come true. And after I sat and thought a minute, a slumped down a bit in my chair. What dreams? I suppose if I had any dreams I would working toward making them come true. But first I have to figure out what I have in the way of dreams. I keep coming up blank. I don't want to be anything when I grow up. I'm not much of a writer or actress or public speaker. I like kids, and I once thought I wanted to work with those with special needs. I even went to school for it. But then I realized that you have to have patience and lots and lots of empathy but mine all ran out the second I became pregnant with Emrick and has yet to return. I'm not sure it's going to. I have dreams for my family. That one day we will own a little house right outside of town with a barn and chickens. That my kids will grow into happy, well adjust adults. That Burger and I will grown old together and be in love forever and that he will be the happiest man alive. But these are not personal dreams. I have no dreams for myself. To make myself smarter and happier and a better person. Hopefully one morning I will just wake up and think to myself, "Oh my God. That's it. That's what I need to do to achieve my dreams. That's what would make my life worthwhile." But for now, I have no clue. I'm just trying to keep my sanity and not beat my kids for smearing poop all over my hallway. I guess for now I dream for other people, but that can't last forever. Can it?
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I know that you guys mostly come here to see the pictures, not to hear me talk to myself. So, I will try to post more pictures, less words. Just for you. But, Emrick will be seven weeks old tomorrow. Almost two months of life has happened since this perfection has been born. Unbelievable.
Monday, April 13, 2009
It dawned on me over the weekend that I will probably not ever have any more Baby's First Easter shirts/bibs/stuffed bunnies to buy. Before this weekend, it had never occurred to me that this will most likely be the last tiny perfect infant creation molded after myself and Burger. No more "home from the hospital" outfits to buy, no more choosing bottles or pacifiers. I know that Emrick is still a tiny princess, but she won't be for long. Today I packed away another whole grocery sack of sleepers and onesies that she has outgrown and have been holding my tears in since then. I have no idea why this never came to me while I as pregnant, or any time before now, really. Emrick is almost two whole months old, and it never crossed my mind that she will never again be as young as she is today. I want to stop time right in it's tracks and rewind. I want to go back and do her whole entire life over again so I can make sure I'm paying close close attention and remembering/writing down/blogging all the incredible and important moments of her very existence. I don't want to forget one single smile, coo, or baby dinosaur noise this child makes. The picture above is of her in the crib for the very first time. She was smiling and talking to the animals on the bumpers! It was amazing to see her little face light up when she saw Mr.Turtle looking right at her! She is so perfect and amazing and brilliant. I am so scared of the day when she's not all mine. Of the day when she goes to preschool and leaves me standing in the dust. We are so close to this moment with Jacob. The moment he realizes that Mommy and Daddy aren't the coolest most amazingly fun people in the whole world. It stings to think that someday, both of my babies are going to think I'm the lamest person ever. I feel the need to photograph every single second of their tiny perfect little lives. You'll have to excuse me now while I go sob over a grocery sack of tiny clothes and then buy a lifetime supply of camera batteries.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Emrick's first Easter and Jacob's third. The Easter Bunny was good to them! Jacob was super handsome in his Easter clothes and Emrick was the cutest baby ever, which is nothing new! We celebrated with Burger's family and are getting ready to head out to my grandma's house to celebrate with my family. Lots of candy and egg hunts! Hope you are enjoying your Easter as well!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Emrick in the cutest outfit ever!
Again, cutest outfit ever! The shirt says, "Grandma's little doll"
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Today my baby is six weeks old. There is no photo yet, but keep looking because there will be one eventually! She smiles big and eats a lot and sleeps a lot. The thing I am enjoying the most (besides having two beautiful children) is the fact that she doesn't spit up or puke her milk back up all over me numerous times a day, like Jacob did. I think it's amazing that I can dress this girl baby and she can wear that same outfit ALL DAY and then put into pajamas at night. I could never do that with Jacob. He had to be put in an entirely new outfit (and so did I) after every feeding. Sometimes she won't swallow all of the milk and will push it back out of her mouth with her tongue. But that problem is solved by strapping a bib on her while she drinks her bottle and then just taking the bib off when she's done to reveal a still perfectly clean shirt underneath! Truly, amazing. Also amazing is how loud Jacob is all the time. He talks loud, he eats loud, he plays loud... He talks constantly. I'm seriously surprised my ears haven't started bleeding. The kids just never stops! He will probably go into some sort of talk radio or advertising type job when he gets big. I think he truly just loves the sound of his own voice.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
My car was having a battery issue. Solved by buying and installing a new battery. Jacob helped Burger and Grandpa Hild figure it out. We ordered a pizza and had dinner with my parents. Emrick was sleepy today. She has also started copying people's expressions and smiles at certain people all the time. She has become very animated when in her awake state. She has also outgrown a whole grocery bag full of clothes. Kind of sad, kind of exciting...
Today is going fine, if you consider being stranded at the YMCA because your car is dead fine... We made it home because my friend Jen happens to have a third row seat in her Durango and offered us a ride! We had to haul all the car seats out of my car and put them in hers. And now we are waiting for Burger to get home so he can maybe fix my dead car. Pretty sure it's a battery thing. Hopefully, because that would be easy enough to fix. We were at gymnastics and I signed Jacob up for the next session. He likes to go and run himself ragged so I figure I might as well let him! Emrick is doing well. She has a bit of a stuffy nose, but it dealing with it like a champ!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
We dyed Easter eggs today and had a pretty good time. No one got dyed blue or any other color that people aren't supposed to be, so all in all, it turned out the way I was hoping! We got a glitter egg dying kit but it only had enough glitter to do about four eggs. Bummer, but the rest of them are colored at least! Jacob had fun and Burger had fun (kind of) and I had to feed Emrick so I missed the whole thing. Except to get these few pictures. Later the plan is to go to the mall and meet the Easter Bunny. We met him the other day and Jacob was really nervous about it. So we have been talking about it and how I want him to stand by the bunny long enough to get some pictures taken. Jacob's third Easter and Emrick's first. These things must be photographed so we can remember them clearly. Wish us luck and have a great day!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
She is five weeks old today. Obviously much more alert and she seems to be getting happier (or at least better adjusted) every day. The past few nights she has been sleeping six hour stretches at a time. Eating four ounces every three or four hours during the day. She talks and smiles big at Burger, but has yet to smile big at me, the little booger! Jacob is extremely loud and wakes her up a lot during the day and makes her angry. I'm pretty sure my life would be so much easier if I had these children opposite. If Emrick had been born first and Jacob second. Jacob was the easiest baby and could sleep through everything. But Emrick is a bit more finicky. She likes things to be just right. She's not difficult, per se, just slightly picky. She will only drink her formula if it's slightly warmed and not too chill. Room temperature is a bit too chilled. But, I didn't have them opposite. I had my Jacob first and my picky little Emrick second and am having a time trying to figure these two out...