Saturday, October 31, 2009

More Halloween

Thomas and a conductor. They wore these costumes to a Halloween party last night. Had a great time. Jacob poured his own green juice from the pitcher, took a drink, then decided there was too much in the cup so poured some back into the pitcher! Oops. Wasn't fast enough to catch him before it happened! He went swimming this morning and jumped in the pool to the instructor about four times! A big step for him. Them we got them dressed up in their Tigger and Winnie the Pooh costumes and went trick or treating downtown with my parents. After dinner we walked to some houses in our neighborhood and Jacob had a great time looking for houses with a porch light on so he could knock and say 'Trick or treat!' We had an enjoyable Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Costumes

Jacob as Tigger and Emrick as Winnie the Pooh. We also have Thomas and a baby train conductor. These two are really hard to get a picture of together, this was the best I could manage! Hopefully I'll be able to get better ones tomorrow at trick or treat time!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

And then there's this...

She turned eight months old yesterday. I can hardly believe time is flying by so fast. With both the kids being sick I hardly remembered it was her eight month birthday! She went from being such a grumpy crying little infant to an almost normal tempered little baby. She crawls all over the place and calls 'Mom!' to get my attention. She loves to throw Cheerios at the dog and makes Jacob mad by stealing his toys. Life is really fun at my house!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hallowfest 2009

Emrick in her train conductor costume.

Jacob waiting for a hayride in his Thomas costume.

Emrick's first hayride. I don't think she's that impressed!

Emrick trying to steal the tractor. You want a hayride? I'll give you a hayride!
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Oldenburger for the fun fall festival! We had to leave early because Jacob said his throat hurt and when we got home I took his temperature and it was 104. I gave him some Motrin and within 45 minutes he was clearly feeling better so I took his temp again and it had gone down to 101.5. He went to bed and we are all hoping this whole thing clears up on it's own. We will see how he is feeling tomorrow! Emrick has been feeling better since she started her antibiotics. Burger and I both feel fine, however my throat has been slightly sore this evening. Other than that we are all dandy around here. Tomorrow is my birthday and we have no big plans. We're waiting to see how the day unfolds.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Baby in a Box

To update: The nurse called back and said the doctor is prescribing an antibiotic just in case it's some sort of sinus infection. She did not sound very happy to be calling me on the phone.


Wednesday, let's see... Well, not an awful day but not great either. Seems to be pretty standard these days. Jacob watched Finding Nemo. I ordered my own birthday cake and mailed some things out at Hy-Vee.

Emrick is still really really stuffy and keeps gagging. Bottles are especially hard for her which is a bummer since that's mostly what she eats since she's a baby and all. I've called the doctor's office probably half a dozen times and haven't gotten any response. I realize that the world is not ending. The baby is fine. But why should she have to suffer with a stuffy gross runny nose for over a month if there could be something to make it better? I talked to a triage nurse about a half hour ago who said that she would personally go tell Emrick's doctor's nurse to call me and that I was starting to get upset about her not returning my phone calls. I am still waiting for a call back.

My new steam mop came in the mail today and I cannot wait to clean my floors. Jacob and I have been working on picking up the toys so we can try out the new mop. But, he gets bored easily and distracted then plays with the toys so they are not picked up yet. We are getting closer. I will give everyone a review of the steam mop later.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Emrick's Favorite Thing!


Tuesday, Tuesday. It has to be better than Monday right? Well, yesterday wasn't horrible for us, but not great either. Kind of boring. The kids and I stayed home all day then when Burger went to bowling league we decided to go visit my parents. I got a couple of good pictures of Emrick outside. It's really hard to photograph my kids outside because their paleness just glows in the sunlight! Right this second, we are getting ready to go the to Y for work.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas Dress Preview

This is the dress my mom and I bought for Emrick to wear at Christmas. We bought it when she was a tiny baby and thought a size 18 months would be plenty big enough, with room to grow even! Not so much. It will definitely not fit at Christmas time, it barely fits now! So, I took pictures so everyone could see the cuteness. If you see my daughter wearing fancy party dresses on just any old day, don't ask what the special occasion is. Chances are it just happens to be a fancy dress that won't fit at any specific fancy dress occasion and I wanted to get one good wear out of it before passing it on.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another List

Today seems to be a listing kind of day. I made a grocery list before going to the store, even! So, here is another list for you. A list of things that made me happy today:
-Pumpkin Spice latte from Starbucks
-Eating frozen waffles for breakfast with Jacob.
-Tubby time for the kids.
-Picking out a pumpkin!
-Watching Burger and Jacob make pumpkin pie from scratch.
-Roasting pumpkin seeds to snack on.
-Chicken Alfredo with broccoli for dinner.
-Warm, home-made pumpkin pie for dessert.
-Listening to Jacob and Burger play a board game after dinner.
-Listening to Emrick try to eat said board game and not having to be the adult who stops this all from happening.
-Putting the kids to bed and snuggling in with Burger to watch the Discovery channel.


Ways my baby Emrick is like a puppy:
-She eats anything she finds on the floor.
-She likes to get into trash cans.
-She licks people.
-She crawls after me where ever I go.
-And she likes to lay in the pile of laundry..

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Today is Saturday. Burger is working, no one knows for how long. Went to the Y this morning for Jacob to swim. Emrick is a pro crawler and is now pulling herself up on things. Last night she stayed up super late and wasn't tired. But, it was bedtime for me so I put her in her bed. A few minutes later I could hear a scratching noise so I looked over and she was standing up in there scraping her bottom teeth on the top rail. There are teeth marks all over the top rail now! Crazy girl, Jacob never did that. I was actually really surprised to see her standing in there. We have no definite plans for the rest of the weekend, but I was hoping to buy a pumpkin and carve it with Burger and Jacob. I think Jacob would have a lot of fun pulling the guts out of a pumpkin! Also, my old facebook account has been deleted for some unknown reason. I made a new account, but you will all have to re-ad me! Still Mandi Oldenburger for the name, but the new profile picture is of Emrick and me! Hope you all enjoy your weekend and I will see you back here another day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This is just a real quick update! We are getting ready to go to work and mornings are always kind of rushed. I am taking Emrick to the doctor after work today because she seems extra grumpy and keeps tipping her head to the side and gagging on her bottles. I was worried she has ear infection or some sort of sore throat thing going on. Other than that, we are all good. My facebook is currently down, for the third day in a row. I cannot log in and when I log into Burger's account I can't click on my profile. Facebook is such a pain in the butt, but I am so addicted to it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Wonderful Sunday

Life is good. Today included:
-Cinnamon rolls
-Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino from Starbucks
-New clothes for myself
-A Subway sandwich
-A visit with my parents
-Time alone with Burger
-Chuck E. Cheese's
-New shoes for myself

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Clothes

Emrick in her new dress and boots. I went to the consignment shop the other day and got a whole bag full of clothes. I love the consignment shop. Anyhow, this dress was included in my shopping trip and I am so in love with it! The boots came from Target, I paid full price because I love them so much! They will literally match everything. At Target, Jacob got some jeans and some long sleeve T's that were clearanced down to $2.80. I love finding great deals. It makes me feel all fuzzy inside!