Friday, November 2, 2007

A video, or 2 :-)

Here are a couple recent videos of the J-man. *please ignore the spaghetti sauce stain on his jammies* :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

So, I'm a slacker. And I apologize for the 2 of you that actually read this blog ;) So, here's a little update. Ok, so I'm now working at Ocean Medical Center as a social worker on the stroke/telemetry floor. I'm actually suprised at how much I enjoy it! Jason is loving daycare, he has taken so well to it. We had a little adjustment with naps, he was too excited to sleep, but is doing much better. We were blessed with a new porch on the front of the house, it totally changes the front of the house. We are enjoying the global-warming-induced weather this fall and sitting out there as much as we can. And finally for Halloween, our little munchkin was a yellow duck. Although he was not thrilled with the costume, he was pretty darn cute. The daycare had "trunk or treating" in the parking lot, which we went to, however, Jason wanted nothing really to do with anything. I think he was overtired and done with the costume so we went home to hand out candy to the kids in the neighborhood. At home he promptly had a meltdown and fell asleep for 2 hours! Scott and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon sitting on the porch chatting with our neighbor and handing out candy. Life is good.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the pics!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's a busy little month

It's August. More so it's the last 2 weeks of August, and it's now that I've decided to jam in as much summer vacation as possible. Even though I've been on "vacation" since April! Anyway, our little family has had a lot going on. Jason got his first pair of walking shoes at Stride Rite. This was big happenings, and he loves his shoes! He actually sits still for me to put them on and he walks pretty well in them. My baby is now a "waddler". I was offered and accepted a part time position at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. I start on the 27th and am looking forward to getting back into the workforce. With that, comes daycare options for Jason. We're going tomorrow to visit a couple places, but we're hoping for an opening at the daycare at the hospital. Either way, he'll be at daycare 2 days a week and with Scott or my mom on the 3rd day. The other days he will be with me and I'm looking forward to hanging out with my little munchkin on those days :)

This past weekend we went to our friend's vacation home in the Pocono's. This place is absolutely beautiful. It's in the middle of nowhere (but yet in a small neighborhood, it's hard to explain). We so needed the weekend away from life in general. Our friend, Linda, loves to cook, so there was not usually more than hour in between servings of snacks/meals The only real bummer about the weekend was that is was really chilly up there. We had grand plans to spend a lot of time on their boat at the lake, but it was so cold, we couldn't get out there until Sunday afternoon. Even then we were all in sweatshirts and jeans! Jason had a great time though. He got a few bumps and bruises on his head from falling into various pieces of furniture, but he shook it off and kept on going!

We had a couple mommy playdates, one with Aunt Laurie and Timmy and the other with Miss Carla and Sarah, Matthew and Nathan. Jason and I are both exhausted, and are looking forward to a relaxing rest of the week.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cupcake pictures

Really, what more can I say?

July 25th, 2007- my baby is 1

I don't know how many people actually read this anymore since I'm not so good at keeping it up anymore. However, today of all days, seems so appropriate to add to this little blog 'o mine. Today, my baby turned one. Actually, he doesn't officially turn one until 11:41pm, but who's counting? All day today, I keep thinking back at different times of the day remembering that I was laying in bed watching the clock go hour by hour, and not ever dilate. But, I do remember that the day went really quickly, and before I knew it, I heard Dr. Morgan exclaim "It's a boy!". Although I first saw him over the blue tarp that was shielding the c-section that was happening, and I didn't get to hold him until I was out of recovery. From the first moment I saw him (albeit tired and drugged) he was beautiful. I really noticed how gorgeous he was when they brought him into me the next morning, when my head was a little clearer. Who knew that over the next year I would fall head over heels in love with a most wonderful, amazing and small creature! Although it was difficult in the beginning, we settled into a nice routine and got to know each other and fell in love as a family.

Which leads to today. This AM, he opened presents from us. A talk and play puppy, shape sorter and a Boyton book. He could have cared less about the toys, but loved the book! Scott had to work for a couple hours and then we were going to spend time as a family. The original plans were to go to the Point Pleasant boards for an event called Christmas in July. (When else could he get to sit on Santa's lap on his birthday?) However, he decided that he would sleep right through his birthday today. He took a good 2 hour nap in the AM and another 3+ hour nap in the afternoon! Since he didn't wake up until after 4pm (the event was from 11-3). We decided that it would still be a nice day to go up to the boardwalk. We went up to the boards and and he rode the carousel and the little train that goes around all the rides. We strolled on the boards for a bit and stopped into an arcade and got our picture taken in a photo booth! In this particular arcade they had one of those claw games that had stuffed Elmos. There was this one Elmo in the front (holding a block that had a "1" on it) that I thought was meant for Jason. About $4 later, Jason had an Elmo doll :) Mommy was so proud b/c she is the one that actually won it, but it was a joint effort to get it in the right position! We then made a souveneir penny that had a carousel horse on it and went home.

Now, since it's his 1st b'day, I thought I would treat him with some special food today. At lunch I made him a scrambled egg (b/c whenever daddy or I are eating an egg he makes it clear that he wants some!). Well, he was doing good with it, I had it in a bowl and he was picking up the pieces of egg and eating it. Then Uncle Doug came in to say he was leaving (he's building a front porch, woo-hoo!) and I walked him out. When I came back in, there was egg all over the dining room and he was chewing on the bowl. Mommy cannot walk out of the room while Jason is eating. This will be my mantra from this point on. After dinner, it was time for his b'day cupcake! What else, but an Elmo cupcake from Muellers. We put a candle in it and sang happy b'day to him (he really was not so impressed). Then I put the cupcake on his tray, and he just bashed it around the tray. Finally I picked it up and kind of smooshed a litte in his face so he would taste the icing, and it was all done from there! He was loving the icing, never even made it down to the cupcake!

After a much needed bath, some play time and a bedtime story, he crashed. And now, mommy wants to as well!

It was a good day, one I will treasure forever.

Monday, June 11, 2007

June 10th, 2007

On Sunday, we were blessed to baptize Jason during our beach service. It was such a special day, and he was so good! I wish I had pictures to go with this blog entry, but I don't yet! I'll be sure to share them when I do though I'm sorry in advance if this is long, I just want to make sure I put this day in writing
First of all, the weather. It was overcast, but not raining, with a slight chill in the air. (It was 8am on the beach!) Jason was so good through the whole service, he sat on my lap on a blanket and just took everything in. Scott did not preach today, so he had one of our youth (17 y/o Junior in HS) lead the service. She was amazing. She talked about the meaning of baptism, and how we are all accountable for raising those that are baptized to encourage and teach and pray for them. She talked about how she was brought up in the church and how they are her family as well as her immediate family. It was really amazing. She had all of us in tears. She has and is such a gift.
Then it was time for the baptism. We all walked down to the ocean's edge where we went through the litany. We had our Lay leaders ask us, the congregation and Jason's sponsors the questions. Then Scott took Jason a few steps into the ocean and baptized him. We do not submerge for those mommies that are reading this right now! He just scooped some water and placed it on his head. Scott was so honored to be able to baptize his son. And really, how much better can it be to be able to baptize your son in one of God's most beautiful creations, the ocean.
After the baptism, Scott Jason and I went to the steps where everyone would be leaving so they could greet us. As the congregation was singing the last song, everyone was looking towards the ocean, a most beautiful sight was there. Dolphins! They were swimming by about 5 miles offshore! It was amazing.
Jason was such a ham, and smiled at everyone. In fact, during the baptism ceremony, my friend Mandi was taking pictures, Jason saw her and actually posed for her! He is very well trained apparently. After the service, we all went back to the house and had A LOT of food. Jason was good, but around 10am, he finally had enough and went down for a nap until 12:30!
It was a beautiful day, and I'm so thanful and blessed to have this wonderful little boy in my life.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Before I was a mom...

Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put them down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.
I'm not sure who acutally wrote this, but it was a mom , for sure...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

catching up

For the three of you that read this blog, my sincere apologies for not updating more often! It's busy these days with a super active 8 month old!! And seriously, 8 months!! Unbelievable! It seems that along with 8 months comes some serious independence. First, we decided that he can hold his own bottle. With no prompting from mommy, he just grabbed on to the bottle and that was that. And then, on Monday, he finally figured out 1st gear, and can move forward on his knees! Unfortunately, mommy and daddy were not here to witness it, but rather, grandma was. But he was more than willing to show off for us! And so now begins moving all things out of crawling height! The other interesting thing he has started doing is exploring his crib at night and nap time. It used to be that we would lay him down, and he would be pretty much in the same position that we left him in. Now, he's ALL over the crib! Vertical, horizontal, on his belly, on his side... every which way but the way we left him! He is incredibly adorable though when he's in the crazy positions. We've been having regular play dates, encounters, whatever, with Miss Eleanor and Greta. It's more that the mommies are chatting and pushing strollers while our little ones sleep or check out the world. That's all there is.... check out for more cuteness that is Jason!

Sunday, March 4, 2007


The title says it all. That is the world we have entered. We were so excited to finally feel his first tooth poke through his gums on the bottom a couple weeks ago. He was mildly, and I stress mildly, upset by the whole process, really not giving us any problems at all. Then, this weekend happened. Apparently, there is a tooth on the top that is fighting its way through the gumline. And by fighting, I mean making my poor little one miserable. Saturday was a cry fest. The only time he didn't cry was at Babies R Us, and I think that's b/c he knew that we were shopping for him! Seriously though, tears all day. In fact, I think he may have cried so much, that he unclogged the tear duct that has been blocked since birth!! I know it's part of life, and a rite of passage in a sense, but it just seems so cruel. He's such a good baby with little fussiness, so I know that this was a very tough weekend for him.

Now for Babies R Us. First of all, the store is wonderful and terrible at the same time. Anyone that has walked through the doors of this store knows what I'm talking about. Such great things for babies, so easy to break the bank. Our main purpose of this trip was to buy the big boy car seat for Scott's car (the one for mommy's car is on the way here!). Why must there be so many choices. Not just different brands, but different models withing the brands! Thankfully I had done some research, so it helped narrow down the choices (Evenflo Titan, if anyone is dying to know!) So, we get the car seat and the other non-necessary items that we just had to have and head over to the check-out. Now, I've heard stories about people giving out free, unwanted advice at grocery and other stores. I've never gotten it before, until of course, Saturday. If you have read the first paragraph of this blog, I explained the frustration that has been teething in our house. One thing I did not mention was that the binky seems to soothe him more than usual, I guess he is able to bite on it or something. Teething rings and such do not work for him. Anyway, we're in line at the check out and the person ringing us up says to my son in the sing-songy voice that all adults use when talking to a 7 month old "You're a big boy, you don't need that thing in your mouth"! Really? Would you like to come home and take care of my baby who is teething and crying over every little thing that happens. And by crying, I mean sobbing, snotty, tearful crying. I mean crying while eating (usually his favorite thing in the whole world to do) which then turns into pureed chicken and green beans being raspberried all over him, his high chair and me. And for some reason, I felt the need to defend his binky-ness to this complete stranger!!

Apparently I was much more angrier about this than I realized! I'm over it now, and my son is sleeping peacefully, and for the first time this weekend, is not sleeping in a Tylenol haze.

PS... thanks to Mandi for taking such great pictures of Jason! Visit Serendipity Studios at

Sunday, February 25, 2007

This time (11:00 pm, EST), 7 months ago, I was being wheeled down the hallway of Brick Hospital's Maternity floor to the OR for a slightly unscheduled turn of events. Apparently my bundle of joy had the same navigational sense that his mommy has: none!! Who knew that 41 minutes later I would hear music to my ears, "It's a boy!" that my life would at that moment, change forever. It was a good day. And really, they've been all good days since (with a few minor exceptions that had to do a lot with raging hormones!!). He is a joy, and so much fun. He is beginning to crawl (backwards) and is trying to pull himself up to a standing position. He has figured out how to scoot on his butt to go forward, and has less and less "face plants". He is eating solids 3 times a day, and has his first tooth. He's become quite anxious when he's in a room by himself, and looks to mommy and daddy when someone strange is talking to him. It's all good stuff, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I don't really know if anyone actually reads this blog, or if you do that you even care... but I have come to realize that writing this stuff out helps me to appreciate the joy that comes from the everyday-ness of being a parent. I hope that someone enjoys this blog, but even if you don't, it warms my heart to get to have this experience to write about. Love to all...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

Doesn't this picture just say it all? I promise Greta's dad they are not on a date, but really, aren't they just adorable? This was at lunch on Tuesday... they both fell asleep during their respective short car rides to the restaurant, and stayed this way until their mommies were just about done eating! They woke each other up, and then played with the opposite mommy for a while!! So much fun. Again, not a date.

Life in Bay Head is pretty much the same as always. Jason is a joy as always, although he is getting quite mobile lately. He is crawling backwards, and can turn himself around. Although he gets a little frustrated because he goes for the toy in front of him, and can only move backwards! OK, so mommy gets a laugh, but he does NOT find it funny! The newest thing this week is attempting to pull himself up. Again, we will need to lower the crib matress as he is starting try to pull himself up with the railing. It's all happening so fast!

Well, this weekend Scott and I will finally be able to go on a real date! Mandi and Keiser will be watching Jason on Friday night while we go to dinner a movie. We haven't been to the movies since 2 weeks before Jason arrived. And, if you know anything about Scott and I, that is a REALLY long time to not go to the movies! On Saturday, I will have to work in PA at our Asian New Year Party for Adoptions From the Heart. Then on Sunday, Scott and I are off duty at St. Paul's and will worship at a church in Old Bridge. Later that day, Jason will go with his Linwood grandparents overnight while Scott and I attend a concert with another couple from the church. Good weekend. Can't wait!

I hope everyone had a wonderful St. Valentine's Day. Love to you all!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

where do the days go?

This blogger thing is a lot harder to keep up than I thought! Here, another week has passed and I haven't hardly updated at all! This was a crazy little week... I'm a little sad that tomorrow already starts a new work week!

Jason is awesome as always, although his alter ego moved in this week, and along with that comes crying, whining, and screeches for unknown reasons. I sincerely hope it's teething, I'd hate to think he'd just scream for no reason! But we all have off weeks, and he's starting to come back around. We met the newest addition to Central Church in PPB last week. Baby Greta was adorable, and tiny, and asleep the whole time we were there. So as to not make her daddy mad, we will not refer to her as Jason's future girlfriend anymore, and just say that we are looking forward to many more play "meetings". Jason had a good time with all her toys that she hasn't quite figured out how to use yet! And mommy had a good time holding a newborn again!! Almost gets me thinking it's time for #2. But not yet! Just need to get a year under our belts at this parenting thing before we can think about #2!!

On Saturday, Jason attended his first McDonald's birthday party. It was a scene to behold. It was Bubba's 3rd birthday, and all the kids from his class were there. Yes, there were about 30 three-year-olds in a very tight space!!! (plus parents and other siblings!) And then Spider-Man showed up to Bubba's awe! Jason had his picture taken with Spidey, and didn't seem to mind at all!

On Greta's daddy's blog, in one of his first posts, he discussed how that now he was a dad, the Playland at McDonald's kind of skeeved him out with all the germs and nastiness that is the playland. Although Jason did not go on the playland toys, just being in the midst of the madness that was all around us, I wanted to go home and sanitize both of us!! I guess it's all part of this parenting thing, and how much more aware of germs you become. I sincerely hope this gets easier to deal with!!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

the 6 month weekend

Again, I say, I cannot believe that 6 months ago the joy that IS Jason drifted into my life. He is such a blessing, and every day he amazes me by his personality and temperment and just his lovey-ness!

This was a busy weekend, which is why it took so long for me to post. First of all, Miss Mandi came over and did his 6 month calendar shoot with us. Again, her pictures are a million times better than Penney's. The pictures in the beginning of this blog are just a few of the priceless photos that she took.

Then it was off to see the doctor for his 6 month check-up. The little guy weighs 18 lbs 3 oz and is about 27" long. Not so little anymore. He got his 2 shots and was given a clean bill of health! Hopefully we won't have to go back until he is 9 months old. He did really well with his shots, and was not cranky at all. Mommy kept him Tylenol'd up all day which helped.

Then Miss Mandi and Mr. Keiser came over and I cooked dinner for everyone. Yes. I cooked dinner. Once you have all recovered from your fainting spells I will continue. Anyway, it turned out ok, a few glitches here and there, but they said they liked it, and they talked to me today, so I guess it turned out ok! We played an amended version of Scene It-Movie edition and somehow Mandi and Keiser won as a team, even though it's not a team game. Hmm..

Saturday was recovery day for us all. The biggest recovery was the kitchen. I went ballistic in the kitchen and cleared off the counters and mopped the floor and re-organized. I watched a few episodes of Clean Sweep on TLC which was great inspiration. Jason pretty much slept all day, he was asleep more than he was awake. I think the shots really wore him out. It was good for all of us though as I got to clean the kitchen and Scott finished up his sermon.

And here it is Sunday again. A lot of sitting on the couch and playing with Jason. We were all beat. Although Scott had to work a bit it was nice to relax as a family.

Well, enjoy the pictures. Have a great week... hopefully we'll finally get to meet Greta formally known as Peanette sometime this week!

Friday, January 26, 2007

1/2 year

I'm such a bad mommy and did not post to announce my little guy's 1/2 birthday!! He was 6 months old yesterday, and I'm totally in awe of the joy and happiness that he has brought us. All day I kept announcing where I was at that particiular moment 6 months ago. Most of the time I was STILL in labor. But this time 6 months ago, they had just started to come in and wake me up so I could finally for real, meet my new little joy. My life was never the same from that point on. And I'm eternally thankful.
So, to celebrate his 6 month birthday, today we are headed to the pediatrician's for the 6 month check up. I don't believe that Jason will be much into celebrating , however. He will be getting another round of immunizations. Have I sung the praises of Baby Tylenol yet? Because, really, it's GOOD stuff. Before we go, though, Miss Mandi will be coming over to take AWESOME 6 month pictures (again, not JC Penney's) and then tonight Miss Mandi and Mr Keiser will be coming over for dinner and some game night. WOo-HOo!

The attached pictures are JC Penney's shots... Jason can make anything look good!! Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Catching up

I just realized it's been since Friday that I posted anything. We had a great weekend, spending some quality time together when we could. I also got to go out to dinner with a friend on Saturday night ... alone... without a husband or child.... it was blissful!! I ate too much and super un-healthily, but worth every calorie. It was nice catching up as well. Sunday was of course super busy with church and Jason's schedule always gets a little thrown off, but he doesn't seem to mind. And, he loves to flirt with all the ladies!! I actually went grocery shopping, again by myself, and we had a great dinner that Scott prepared. Then a little vegging in front of the TV and here it is Monday already! We heard from little Peanette aka Greta and her parents and she is ready to meet us and more importantly her future boyfriend! Or at least playdate pal. I can't wait!

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, January 19, 2007


It's been a day or two since I've posted. I was just too beat to write one yesterday. Anyway it's been a slightly uneventful couple of days. However, today we finally introduced sweet potatos to my little sweet potato. He seemed to like it, although he has not been in very good space all day today. O, and making the sweet potatos.. much better this time. I had help from my mom, who kind of monitored me the whole time! LOL! But, there were no sweet potato catastrophes, so all is good.

Tonight the 3 of us drove up to the Edison area and met our friends Darryl and Janis for dinner at a 1/2 price sushi restaurant. Seriously. It said 1/2 price Sushi on the sign!! Anyway, it was a suprise to Janis and when they walked in the door, we were sitting there, and after she did a double take, she started crying. Hopefully they were tears of joy. I'm pretty sure they were. They scooped up Jason, and I really didn't hold him at all the rest of the night (which was fine by me!! I got to eat in peace!! and Janis got her baby-fix). It was a wonderful evening, and suprisingly, the 1/2 price sushi was quite good.

So, now the kid is in bed, the hubby is watching Monk downstairs, and I'm just taking a few minutes to chill out by myself upstairs in the office with the ligths off!!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Not much to report...

Since I had to work ALL day at AFTH. Although, I have to say that as busy as I was in the office, my co-workers had a HECK of a day outside the office cooridinating a placement.

Jason had fun hanging out with Daddy and Miss Linda and was super happy to see Mommy when she finally rolled through the door at 6pm!! (At least I like to think he was!) I'm off to work ALL day again tomorrow :( and then just a short day on Friday and looking forward to a nice weekend with friends.

Have a great day on Thursday!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

day off?

Well, it's the day off work at AFTH, however my full-time mommy job is a million times busier! Although I feel like I got nothing done, my little guy had a good day. We had to break out the car seat snuggler b/c it seems that winter finally showed up. I don't think he liked it so much though. He always hated to be swaddled, and this thing kind of restricts his feet. But he needs to stay warm, so he'll just have to deal with it!! :)

LIfe is good... I'm exhausted.. and American Idol started again tonight. It doesn't get much better....

Monday, January 15, 2007

picture day

I don't know why I insist on going to JC Penney's to get his pictures taken. We were given a very generous gift of a 2 year- no sitting fees- when Jason was born, and I thought that was very cool. However, today we went for his 6 month pictures, and they're ok, but they're really not that great. We have a fabulous friend, Mandi, (shamless advertising here... who takes Jason's pictures ALL the time and she takes, by far a millions times better pictures than at Penney's. I guess it's a rite of passage thing.. you have a baby, you take them to the studio and get pictures taken. Whatever. I say all this, and probably at 9 months I'll repeat this process all over again! Not to mention, our little man who gives up smiles like it's no one's business, decided today that he was going to be stingy with the smiles! The photographer was able to get a couple good shots, but nothing spectacular.

I'm off work tomorrow, and already have a super long list of things that need or should get done... but mostly I want just get on the floor and play with my son, because we only get one chance at this, and I want to take full advantage of it!

Good night all...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

What a weekend!

Seriously... this has been a crazy crazy weekend. My theory is the weather. As my hubby stated today at church about why there was such low attendance, there are negative ions in the air! Anyway... saturday was nice because we had nowhere to be, however, if you read my friday post, i was still exhausted from the babyfood fiasco!! Or, rather the week had just caught up with me. Either way, I was beat. I did escape for a couple hours to run some errands. I came home, cooked dinner and pretty much just vegged on the couch when not caring for our little monkey.

Today was Sunday, always a busy day anyway. We went down to my mom's after church to celebrate my Aunt Susan's birthday. Well, nothing is ever dull in our world, my Aunt Doris decided she needed to pass out and give us a little scare... warranting a visit from the Linwood PD and the EMT's. Turns out as of right now, she is fine... although it was scary for all of us present.

So, all in all, we survived the weekend, and the best news of all.. the little peanette was born! Our friends who gave us the idea about starting this blog because they started one for their soon-to-be-born daughter, well, she finally entered the world at 12:05am this morning!! She is gorgeous and I can't wait to meet her!!

That's all for now... 6 month pictures at JCPenney's tomorrow... should be interesting!!

Love to all...

Friday, January 12, 2007

Homemade Babyfood... not like Gerber makes it

So... today was quite an interesting day. Jason slept in, and then hardly napped at all, but really wasn't cranky. We went out to lunch with Peanette's mommy who was due to have her today, but the little peanette decided she liked where she was and stayed put. I offered to go to Chevy's or Surf Taco, but it was Atlanta Bread we went. We are all very anxious to meet Jason's girlfriend!! :-D

My little man is growing up so quick.. we saw a hint of a tooth today, with much drool and chomping down on his hand. He was quite the ham at lunch today, flirting with anyone that would look his way!

When we got home, I put him down for a nap (where he basically talked to the animals in his crib and slept for about 1/2 hour) and decided it was time to make some baby food. FIrst I made some oh, so lovely, pureed green beans. Jason had his first taste of green beans tonight, and he seemed to enjoy them. I kind of hid them in the rice cereal and milk, but he did not seem to object at all! I guess I have to let him grow up and eat like big people now!

After all that I then decided to make some sweet potatos. I peeled them, boiled them, chopped them, and pureed them. I had a half of blender full of orange puree and I was ready to pour it into the ice cube trays to freeze them. I picked up the container off the base of the blender, and the bottom of the container unattached itself, and there was orange puree all over me, the counter and the blender. I was not amused. At all. The entire mess went into the sink, I apparently had some left over hormone issues and started crying, cleaned up everything and left the house for a while. I got some groceries at the store, and came home and cooked dinner. I then decided I deserved a glass of wine for the babyfood fiasco. So, I got the corkscrew thing out, and started opening the wine, and somehow I pinched my thumb in the wine opener. At that point I gave up on everything, put a band-aid on my thumb, and went in the den and sat down and let Scott take care of the rest.

So, here i sit, typing this blog, the kid is in bed, i have a glass of wine next to me and i'm slowly powering down! Hope everyone had a good day... I'm glad it's almost over!! :D

Thursday, January 11, 2007

i've been sucked in...

So, Jason's future girlfriend's parents have a blog set up for her, I thought it was only appropiate that we do the same. I've never had a blog before, so I don't know if I'll keep up with this.. but it's fun for now! This will keep everyone up to date on the happenings of the love of our life, Jason Robert. So, enjoy...

Just to give everyone an up to the minute synopsis of our life to-date... Jason was born on July 25th, 2006 at 11:41 pm. He was wayy to comfy in my belly, so we all decided that he should enter the world via c-section after 13 hours of labor. We spent quite a few days in the hospital, not going home until Friday (he was born on Tuesday).

During the week, my grandfather was called home to the Lord, in fact on the same day we left the hospital. It was a bittersweet week for everyone, but he did get to see pictures of Jason before he died, telling everyone that came in his room about his new great-grandson. I did get to say good-bye to him in a dream, which was so special since I was unable to attend the funeral.

The remainder of 2006 was definetly a roller coaster. We lost my sister-in-law Judy in October, my grandmother at the end of October, Scott's nephew was married in September and in our church we had as many babies born as parishoner's died. It's awesome to see God at work, though.

We are praying that 2007 is slightly less eventful, however, we will hold our faith in God that He will take care of us no matter what. Jason is now 5 1/2 months old, and a cutie patootie! He is sitting up, trying to roll over, and wants to crawl, but has not figured it out yet! He eats cereal, and within the next week we're going to start on babyfood (which I'm going to try to make!). Life is good here, and we are a happy lil family!

Thanks for reading!