Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
In other news...I ended up getting another whole day with the kiddos today. I was planning to take them to the new daycare for half the day, but Macie woke up with a low grade fever. I knew it was best to stay home. It will be a long day because Macie doesn't feel well (plus she went to bed 2 1/2 hours past her bedtime last night) and Brian won't be home until after midnight tonight. He is bartending a church event. At least it isn't as hot outside. Maybe if Macie starts feeling better later we will get outside and swing.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
As you know, we had to get rid of our fur babies last week. That decision was a very difficult one, but we are happy and relieved that we did it. They are in better places and will be well taken care of for the rest of our lives!
Today is also my last full day home with the kids before school starts. Although I knew summer would come to an end, I am sad. Don't get me wrong...I love my job and I feel that I am a better mom because of it, but it is still sad that I won't get to spend every moment with them.
Because I am going back to work, I am weaning Gavin. This is much harder than I thought it would be. My goal for each baby was to nurse them for 6 months. I wasn't able to nurse Macie much at all and had to pump for the first 3 months of her life. Gavin has been much easier and I will actually make it to my goal! It will be a nice break for me to stop nursing, but it is sad too. The bond that we've created is something I will cherish forever. That being said, Brian will be able to do a lot more for him and I'm thrilled about that! My little boy is growing up!
Another big change is that my mom will be going back to work full-time and will no longer be able to watch the kids 3 days a week. Back in January, I was aware that this might happen. But, they kept pushing back the date, so I was hopeful that it wouldn't. I love knowing that my kids are with their grandparents during the day. Finding childcare has been one of the most difficult things Brian and I have experienced regarding parenting thus far. We found someone to keep them on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Brian's mom will still be keeping them on Thursday and Friday. I am just praying that everything works out and that we don't have to make any more daycare changes!!!!
Yes change is good and bad, scary and exciting, happy and sad....I just hope we don't have any more changes around here for a while! I need to adjust to these first!!!
Monday, July 26, 2010
How much do you think Brian spent on all of this at Target tonight? Two boxes of Bagel Bites, Eight Chef Boyardee Cups, Kid's Aquafresh Toothpaste, Ten Bic Pens, and Two Wonka Chocolate Bars...
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Last week, we decided to pray about it and see what happened. The very next morning as Brian was driving to work, he heard Dave Ramsey talking about pets. He said if your in debt and can't afford them, get rid of them. We both took that as a sign and filled out an online application for PAAWS. It is a no kill shelter and we feel it is very important that they find good homes. That was Friday. We took the weekend to pray and think about it. Sunday night, I received an email asking for more pictures of the dogs. We sent them last night and we got a call this morning letting us know that they had a place for Rusty. My heart sank. Was this really happening...could I really do this? I spent the whole day crying and on the phone with family and friends letting them know what was going on. Every one has been very supportive. Tonight, a lady came to take Rusty. We currently still have Max, but it is only temporary. Please pray that he finds a good home. I know that we will move on, but it is very hard. Who knew our little four legged friends would take so much our hearts with them?
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Macie has been singing a lot lately. She started singing the Elmo's World theme song and I thought it was too darn cute. When she realized I had the camera, she kept saying, "CHEESE". Each clip is very short!
This last one she was just being silly....I LOVE THIS LITTLE GIRL!!!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
When we were at Red Lobster, Brian kept insisting I turn my blue tooth on my phone so he could send me something. He recorded Macie wishing me a Happy Birthday! I video taped it so that you could all hear her sweet little voice! Macie and Gavin are the best gifts I have ever been given!!!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Tonight, we are going to Crazy Buffet with my mom, dad, and Allie for my birthday (a few days early). Then we will come home, catch up on some tv shows, and call it an early night! It's a crazy life, but I honestly wouldn't have it any other way!!!