Friday, December 30, 2005

Ellie Rolled Over!

I MISSED IT!!! One of the big advantages of being a stay-at-home mommy is that you are supposed to get to see all of the great "firsts" in your kids' lives. I MISSED IT!! My mom was over here babysitting while I got some much needed cleaning done today. Ellie rolled over while my mom was watching her! Life can be so unfair! :( But, if we go by my isn't really a first until I see it happen! :)

Did I mention that we took Jayden ice skating?!? He LOVED it. He kept saying, "Go again?" every time we went around the ice and then took a break. We took a break after every lap. DANG, I did NOT remember how those stupid skates hurt. Whose feet are shaped that way?!?? And NO padding?? OUCH! We took frequent breaks until Jayden finally pooped out and wanted a nap. Still, it was fun and we will probably do this again.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Always something new!

After watching Jayden's chin turn from icky to UGLY to down-right nasty in 4 days, I decided to call the doc. Guess What?!? He has a bacterial infection on his face! AND it's contagious! So it isn't just herpes but something entirely new to us. Fortunately, no one else is showing symptoms.

And the fun just keeps on keeping on! Jayden has done nothing but fuss and yell and order me about all day. I can't believe the little punk is trying to give me orders! Go Away! Do this! NOW! PLEASE! (As if that is an order in an of itself) and my "favorite" little snippet...."SHUT-UP!" All this with his little hand put up as if to stop me. One of these days I am hoping to get a picture of that charming memory. Oh how I love age 2!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

All good things...

I love having dinner with the family. There are many hours of wandering and mingling and "what have you been up to?"s. But it's enjoyable and fun because it's family. And, no matter what the story is, you gotta love it because it's family and you gotta love your family. No matter how kooky or crazy or non-sensical (is that a word?) they may be, they are family---AND I love it!

Needless to say, our Christmas festivities went well. We spent a lovely afternoon and evening in Boulder Creek on Saturday visiting with Dave's side of the family. Everyone is so different in that family that it's almost like and international hodgepodge of people. Even so, the kids had a great time playing together (I am glad that the girls like to let Jayden play with them at this age, because he is the only boy.) and the adults had a good time drinking together! :)

I am glad that Jayden was finally well again too. He had been sick earlier in the week with a nasty fever and some stuffiness, congestion, and the green snot ran long! Of course, now, he has some pretty nasty fever blisters on his chin. I hope they don't get worse like last time and rampage throughout his mouth. He keep such a tight reign on his pacifier I worry that he is going to spread the cold sores around his whole mouth. But, even worse than that, I worry that he will give them to Ellie. He loves to touch her, kiss her, play with her....And my understanding is that they stem from herpes which is highly contagious. She is too young to have to deal with all that craziness that we went through with Jayden last year when he got it for the first time. I guess I need to keep my fingers crossed.

Tonight was also the first night of Hanukkah. We lit the candles and with no surprise, Jayden squealed with delight. He cried, "CANDLES!!" with a huge grin on his face and promptly, blew them out! I explained as I lit them again that these are not birthday candles, but Hanukkah candles and we don't blow them out. But, all the while we were saying the blessings over the candles, he was trying to blow them out. Ahh! So cute! :)

After candles, we did presents. I gave Dave a mug with a little mouse in it---a little reminiscent of the mouse we have haunting our house. :) The real thing scared the peepers out of Dave when it jumped out of a mug of molding coke on his desk a short time back. Jayden got a Dora puzzle which he put together 3 times before throwing the pieces on the floor. And, I opened Jayden's puzzle with my new mini Swiss army knife complete with scissors and a nail file! :) This one is much smaller and lighter than the one I was carrying in my purse, but still has all the functions that I need (I think).

Anyway, that's it for tonight...Chanukkah party at my parents' tomorrow....wonder what fun that will bring! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Chanukkah!

I love winter! I also love that it doesn't snow in California....not sure what I would do if I were freezing all the time! Anyway, we get to go up to Dave's aunt and uncle's house tomorrow for our first Christmas celebration. This the traditional family celebration. I expect we will have good food, good wine and good family-times. We will follow that celebration with a trip to Dave's mom's house on Christmas morning. We had talk of going to a movie in the afternoon, but I think that will depend entirely on the kids...especially Jayden.

We will start celebrating Chanukkah on Sunday night with lighting the first candle and presents for Jayden. A party at my parents' house is planned for Monday night and then of course we will have candles to light every night and presents for Jayden every night for all 8 nights. I decided not to get Eliana 8 nights worth of gifts this year because she is too young to appreciate them and enjoy it. I got her one just for the picture. It's a teething rattle. If my suspicions are right, she will be needing it soon. I think she is going to teeth much earlier than Jayden did.

Oh well...we shall see! Off to sleep before we celebrate.


Monday, December 19, 2005

Just for Kit!

A very very long time ago, when I was in high school, I had a friend named Kit. She is now a world traveler and specially requested a picture of me in my blog...since it has been so long! :)

So I decided to include a picture of Dave too. This picture is one of my favorites.

I know it isn't the most flattering picture of either Dave or Eliana, but I like it. I think Dave likes it too, because he is holding Ellie and she isn't crying. She crys a lot when he holds her. Not sure why that is, but I think it is because he tends to get to her when she is tired and cranky from the day. Since he is usually tired at that time too, the combination of the two of them is not conducive to a pleasant visit. Oh well, I am rambling! :)

Bottom line today...Here are those pictures you requested, Kit!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Where have I been?!?

When I look at the last entry I made, I can't believe that so much time has passed. I find life truly amazing when it flies so fast that I have trouble keeping up! How can I be so busy and still be doing nothing?

I have to look at my life though and realize that I am quite blessed. I am sitting at my computer with Jayden in my lap. He is such a good boy. I know I complain about his rambunctious behavior and his antics, but he is a blessing! I couldn't imagine life without him. Also, at this very moment, I am listening to Eliana chat away through the intercom. I couldn't ask for a happier baby! I hope she keeps up that good spirit her whole life long. She is 3 1/2 months now and so precious!

Ok...enough philosophical goodie-goodie....we will be busy busy over the next couple of weeks. Hanukkah with my family, Christmas with Dave's, New Year's at home I hope! :) More soon (I think)!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Where have you been??!?!??!?

Ok...You have got to be wondering where on earth I have been! EVERYWHERE!

I have had a very busy couple of weeks since Mom landed in the hospital. She was discharged with some very strong orders to take care of herself on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Since then, she has been working very hard to monitor her diet, check her blood sugar, and exercise 30 minutes a day. I am so proud of her and happy for her that I haven't even the words to describe.

Thanksgiving was a phenomenal event. We had 25 family members here. Thank GOD my kitchen was done and ready to receive such an indoctrination. I was grateful that we were blessed enough to have that many people here.

Last weekend I gave my presentation at the annual math conference. Wow! Was I nervous! The room was PACKED before I even got there and when I realized they were there for me I started to really get nervous! But, once I got started, then it was just the way I practiced and it went very well. I got loads of positive responses and several emails indicating that people really enjoyed my session. I even felt so good after it that I signed up to do another session next year!

This week was really hectic too. Because my mom is out on disability, I subbed for her. It was interesting. I learned that it is a lot more work to teach high school than junior high (well...I remembered that anyway) and that I am not ready to go back to work yet. I really want to spend time at home enjoying my children and choosing what to do during my days, rather than working their little lives away.

Tonight I got very...ummm...Relaxed from two glasses of wine. This was the second...Or third...Time this week. My sister-in-law is here and Michelle is a very bad influence on me. I know she is only drinking one glass of wine, but I don't really want to stop at one....two gives me a much better buzz....and that all over relaxed numbness. It's a good thing she isn't here all the time...I would turn into an alcoholic real fast!

OK....This blog is all about me and nothing about the kids or Dave. Next time I will have to update about them. I just got pictures from JC Penneys of the kids...They are sooooo cute! jayden went in and as soon as he realized we were getting pictures he started saying "Cheese!" and didn't stop until we were done. He is such a CUTIE!!

Sunday, November 20, 2005


Well, now that the weekend is over, I am finally able to relax a little bit. I am not yet over the spider, but I can be in 50 years. And, mostly, I am relieved that my mom is recovering well from a very serious infection. She is supposed to be released from the hospital tomorrow. From what I could tell tonight, she is ready to go home and feeling way better. She is pretty determined to reprioritize her life. Her health is going to be number one on her list. I hope that she doesn't put it off too long before figuring out an exercise plan. I am pretty sure my dad is going to be on-board with a little exercise too.

Now, I have to concentrate on getting the house cleaned up for Thanksgiving. I seriously need to throw some stuff out. We have collected an awful lot of junk!

Until next time,

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Mom update

Well, there really is no update. I talked to her several times yesterday and she is sounding a whole lot better. But, her blood pressure is still really low and she is still on the Dopamine to maintain it and still in ICU.

Let's hope today brings better news!

Oh yeah.....and Eliana just threw-up on me which is why I am up at such an ungodly hour! :)

Friday, November 18, 2005

Scare after scare!

This was not my day! Well, things started out ok, not great, but ok. I was getting us ready for music class and my mom called. She has not been feeling well and yesterday was diagnosed with a kidney infection. She stayed home from work yesterday because she felt so horrible. Today, however, she decided that she was going to work, but perhaps she wouldn't drive herself. So, she called me and asked for a ride in to work. Reluctantly, I agreed....mostly I agreed because I didn't want her to drive herself. I thought she should have stayed home again today. But, as much as I disagreed, she is a stubborn woman. I took her to work.

After I dropped Mom off, I met Dave at music class (he took Jayden to class so he wouldn't miss the whole thing) and then stopped at the grocery store after class. So far, so good. What was the scare?? Well, back in June, there was this nasty wolf spider on my may remember my talking about it....scared me to death and affected me for weeks. Today, it (or a friend of his) reappeared on my car and again knocked the life out of me. What is it with me and these damned creatures that I can't function around them....I just don't do spiders!!!!!!! So, anyway, after much issue, the woman who was parked next to me, bravely agreed to smack the hell out of the monster with a calendar that I've been lugging around in my car. It took several swats for the cursed thing to die, but even still, I was as jumpy as frog on a hotplate all afternoon.

What does that have to do with Mom? Well, I managed to get the kids home and down for naps when the phone rang...Mom is in emergency....scare #2. She was suffering from severely low blood pressure, extremely high blood sugar, and a massive infection was taking over her body. I knew she didn't belong at work today!! Turns out, though, that it was good she was there because otherwise she would have been sleeping on the couch all day and no one would have thought to take her to Emergency. She is now resting (I hope) peacefully in ICU and is expected to stay there until her blood pressure returns to normal.

Today has been an eventful and emotional day! I don't need another one of these for ....well... ever!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Grin and bear it!

You know how you like to protect things when they are brand new. You baby them, don't really use them like they are consumable, replaceable, expendable....I just bought some towels before this remodeling business started and I've hardly used the hand towels. Today, I washed one and noticed there was something stuck to it. After some consideration, I noticed that it was grout from the kitchen tiles. My question is....Do I suck it up and say thank you for a job well done, or do I complain that my towels are ruined? The answer??? Suck it up! But, it still chaps my hide! Dave should have known those were new towels and given Gary an old towel for the tile work.

On the bright side...I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my kitchen! :) Pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Stickers! Stickers! Everywhere!

I noticed that Jayden has been really sneezy these last couple of days. I thought it all due to a cold. Come to find out (as I am wiping up his nose) that maybe it was part cold, but it was also part sticker that he shoved up there! How do you know? He sneezed out stickers!!!! I had to work really hard to not laugh because seeing a goobered up squirrel pop out of his nose was hilarious, but I didn't want to encourage the "shove it up my nose" action.

On another note, we took Eliana in for her 2 month check-up yesterday. She is growing normally! YAY! Of course, we sort of knew that. She is 75th percentile for weight, and 50th for height and head size. So, all is well there. She still has thrush (so I guess that means I do too) and we are still using the Nystatin medicine on her and on me. Gosh, I hope this clears up's painful for me. I don't know about her. If so, perhaps that is part of why she cries so much.

So, while I am writing today's entry, I noticed that Maury Povich is on TV. I don't have the sound on so I can't hear the conversation (thank GOD) but I wonder....Who watches this crap?? The theme of today's show is "Is my boyfriend the father of my child?". I am thinking, "If you have to ask, you shouldn't be having children and probably are not fit to raise them, you filthy whore!" But, I am being harsh and perhaps they can be good mothers even if they have low self-esteem and behave without morals. On the other hand, I answered my question...Who watches this crap? ....errr...I do....apparently. :)

I am off to find out if he is the father or not.....

Monday, November 07, 2005

Yesterday was a SUPER day! We had a party to celebrate Eliana and as a part of the celebration we had a Baby Naming Ceremony. The ceremony is a religious ceremony that blesses the baby and then we officially give her a Hebrew name. Conveniently, her Hebrew name is Eliana and the ceremony only requires one blessing so I got to create my own ceremony. With Dave's help and the help of the rabbi, we created a truly meaningful experience. I hope to have pictures to post soon.

The best part of yesterday was seeing family and friends. And, my children were charming and beautiful as if on cue! Ellie didn't cry hardly at all the whole day and Jayden (who was feeling a bit under the weather) stepped it up when he got to the party. Jayden was supposed to light a candle for the ceremony (with Jeff's help of course because we would never let him do that alone at age 2) and he gets up there and says "Candle!!" SOOO cute!

And, of course, Eliana would not be outdone on her day! She was holding her head up and smiling at anyone who would look her way....which of course was everyone!

Ok..I lied! The best part of yesterday was actually after everyone went home and we came home and Ellie was asleep in her carseat. We brought her inside in the carseat and left her soundly sleeping there from 9pm until nearly 3am!! That was like 6 hours of sleep in a row for me! YAY!! There is hope that she will sleep through the night yet! if only Jayden could learn that! :)

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Trick or Treat!

Jayden was SOOOOO super cute last night going from house to house with his "Ashee". He said "twick o tweet" at almost every house and of course "Thank you" "bye bye" and "hay ween" (Happy Halloween). He did get scared a bit though. The first time was when he first saw Ashley. She was dressed in a ghoulish outfit and he saw her and backed away saying " No no." Then, she called him by name and he was ok with her after that. Check them out!

Then he got super scared when we went to a house with a ghost or dead woman or some such thing out front with a strobe light on it. She was really scary and he was afraid to go up to the door. But, he was afraid to be without Ashley too. I had to take him to the door myself. As we were leaving he said, "bye bye scary part". Soooo cute!

Eliana was just absolutely adorable too. She didn't get to dress up in a cute little dinosaur outfit that I made especially for her, but she did get to wear some festive Halloween wear!
Of course, it was way to cold for her to wear this out trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, so I put her in warm pj's and a couple of blankets in the stroller with her to keep her warm.

All in all, it was a fun Halloween and I am glad it's over this year. Phew! I am pooped!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Precious or precocious??

Ever have one of those days that just never ends????

Jayden is getting into one thing after another today. I feel like I have spent the last 3 hours telling him "No" this and "No" that. It's exhausting! Of course, I am suffering from lack of sleep so this may not actually be as bad as it feels, but I think he needs to go to bed early tonight so I can have some "ME" time before I hit the hay. ( or lose my mind) And THANK GOD we don't have ANY Halloween plans tomorrow...

I know, y'all are thinking, "Lynda is grateful for a Halloween-free day?" But, yes, I have had enough for one week! Last Saturday we had a party for Las Madres Working Moms, Wednesday was sit-n-play Halloween cookies, Thursday was Monkeys Halloween party, Today Las Madres local group Halloween party, Sunday we will go to Happy Hallow with Grandma Tess, and of course, Monday night trick-or-treating with Grandma Tess and Ashley. I have had my fill this year!

I'll post pictures as soon as I find a better way of getting them from the camera to my computer. Right now it all goes through Dave's computer which is a pain in my rear!


Monday, October 24, 2005

Some days hanging out at home seems like the best thing to do. I don't like to have too many of those days where you run around from one thing to another and spend the whole day out and about. It seems like we have done an awful lot of that lately. It was nice to spend a day relaxing at home today.....well, sort of.

I got us dressed and we went to my parents' house this morning(ish) for breakfast(lunch) and to do a load of laundry (won't it be nice to get that done at home again!) and then we came home for naps. But, Eliana and I went to the dentist because my tooth has been bothering me ever since they filled my cavity. Apparently all is normal, but ...ugh... the sensitivity! :(

since then, we came home and we all got to nap and relax and be lazy at home! Now to get some work done??? No...maybe not. Tomorrow is another day!

Enjoy the pictures!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Dinosaurs alive!

Well, I just finished making Jayden's Halloween costume! Woohoo!! My little blueberry is going to be a dinosaur and Kayleigh is going to be his twin! They are going to be sooo cute together! I need to hem to legs and stuff the tail, but otherwise it's done! Just in time too...we are going to a Halloween party on Saturday then the playgroup here on Thursday, then LM playgroup on Friday, then of course, Halloween! We will get lots of use out of this costume! :)

On another note, I just found out there is a website where kids and parents can "rate" teachers. I am sooooooo super offended by this website I don't even have words for it! One of the categories is my thought here is that an EASY teacher is not necessarily an effective teacher and most effective teachers are not EASY. The other two categories are fine by me...helpfulness and clarity, but most kids respond emotionally rather than reflectively when rating teachers anyway. I suppose though, I can't complain too much. I got a pretty good rating overall...4 out of 5. Still, it's really offensive.

Hrumph....I am off to stew over this....

Monday, October 17, 2005

Pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins galore!

Today we went to the pumpkin patch with some mommy friends and their kids. We had a great time! We saw a little movie on how pumpkins grow; rode a train--TWICE; got lost (literally) in the corn stalk maze; and picked out a pumpkin to bring home to Daddy. Jayden ran through the maze so fast, that Ellie and I lost him. He actually ran through a second time (thanks to one of the moms we were with) and we caught up to him...well he caught us when he exited the second time.

True to form, Ellie slept through the whole day. I am not complaining at all. It was nice to be able to spend the time with Jayden enjoying the events with him and just carrying her around. When she is older next year and can enjoy the activities herself, it will be a lot more fun. Besides that, I am hoping that Jayden will be more attentive to my instructions next year and I won't lose him in the corn maze.

We are finally making progress on the kitchen. We bought the tile for the countertops today. Ok...WE didn't buy the tile. I picked out which of the samples we brought home that I liked best, and DAVE bought the tile. Apparently it took a long time to get it. So, while I was having fun with the kids at the pumpkin patch, Dave was stuck in a hot, crowded, dusty warehouse buying our tile. Poor Davey!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Catch me if you can!

Wow! Who knew life could be so hectic and still I have nothing to say. These last 2 weeks have been an ongoing rampage of activity! I've spent time planning Ellie's baby naming ceremony and party, gone to High Holiday services, run around after Jayden while tending to Ellie who seems to do a lot of not much more than cry, and try to pick out stuff for the kitchen. I feel like I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off for days! And, yet, I have nothing to say when I sit down to enter a post on this blog.

I wonder what that means......

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Shabbat Shalom!

Tonight I took the kids to Shabbat services. They were great! Jayden was really well behaved considering he is 2. He ran around checking out all the chairs, but since he was quiet about it, he wasn't really bothering anyone and so, I say we had success!

Eliana had her massive poop yesterday and has been pretty regular since then. She is back to normal mostly. A little crying here and there, but all in all, pretty content.

Tomorrow, Jayden will participate in the Walk-a-thon at Ashley's school. He is supposed to get a T-shirt and prizes and I am not sure what else, but I am hoping nice and tired goes with it. It will be good for him to have a long nap tomorrow. He hasn't been sleeping as long as I think he should during the week. I don't like the idea of "catching up", but it's better than being sleep deprived I guess. I am thinking it should be fun. It will get us away from the house while Dave is working at any rate. Maybe he will get a super whole lot done! :)

Well, that's it for me right now.

My Poor Baby!

Not really sure what's up with her, but Ellie is fussy fussy fussy fussy these last few days. I suspect it has something to do with her not pooping since Sunday. She eats ok (well, not yesterday) but her output does not seem to match her input. I hope she will settle down in the next couple of days. If not for her sake, for mine! I haven't had a decent night's sleep in 3 nights! I'm tired! I're thinking, "How selfish to be thinking of herself while her little baby suffers!" But, really, I am thinking of her too. She needs me to be fully functional and I need sleep to do that. Plus, Jayden really needs my attention during the day these days (he's feeling a little displaced) and I definitely need sleep to keep up with him!

Maybe tonight she will have a massive poop and then we can all get some sleep! :)


Monday, October 03, 2005

L'Shana Tova!

Happy New Year! Tonight marks the beginning of the new Jewish year. It also happens to be my Jewish calendar birthday. So, happy birthday to me! :) I attended services tonight with my parents and Eliana. Dave was working but will go with us tomorrow. This is good, because while Jayden got to play with Grandma Tess and Aunt Ashley tonight, he will be at services with us tomorrow, too. I will need to take turns watching after him tomorrow or else the trip out will be a waste of time and not very prayerful. I am glad to be attending tomorrow's service though because I have been feeling spiritually deprived as of late. This is a really good opportunity for renewal. I suppose really, that is what the next ten days are really about anyway. Spiritual and emotional renewal. For physical renewal, I guess I would need a good massage, facial, manicure, pedicure...

L'shana Tova!


Saturday, October 01, 2005

Bonfante Jubulante!

Today we had a family day out at Bonfante Gardens! The four of us and Dave's mom and Ashley all trekked down to BFG for a day of fun and excitement. Jayden LOVED the rides and the fun and the atmosphere. He especially liked being with his Ashley. Poor Ash, though...Jayden wanted her to carry him and gosh does he weigh a LOT. He just doesn't realize that his 30 lbs is too much for Ashley to hold for a long time.

In any case, we had a great time. This was Eliana's first day at the park. She slept through most of it. I dressed her rather warmly this morning (it was chilly at home) so at our first diaper changing stop, Grandma changed her diaper and put one of Jayden's JIC T-shirts on her. Why didn't Ellie deserve to wear her own JIC T-shirt? Daddy left it in the car! But, that's ok...she was absolutely adorable in Jayden's Mickey with a flag tee. And, she got to go on her first carosel (did I spell that right? looks weird) ride.

What an exhausting day! Maybe we will do it again next weekend! :)


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Live the day!

Yesterday was a great day! I said a few days ago I was going to start to Live the Day! Yesterday we did! After dropping Jayden off at Sit-n-Play, I left Eliana with Dave and went to the grocery store ALL BY MYSELF! It was liberating! I picked up the kids afterwards and met my old workmates for lunch. It was nice and enjoyable. Then, we stopped by Rosa's and the whole gang was there! Jayden had a great time playing with his friends and living it up at Rosa's while everyone else ooo'ed and ahhh'ed over his sister.

We came home for naps and then off to Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner. What a full day we had! We were soooo busy, I don't know how today could possibly match up! But, we have music at 10:30 and then off to playgroup this afternoon.

But, now, it is time to put the crayons away before Jayden colors his face purple again.

Live the day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Eliana sees the Pediatrician

Eliana had her very first appointment with her pediatrician today. All went well. She was awake, quiet (please read: not screaming her little fool head off), and active. She weighs 9.6 lbs and measures 22 inches today. Her pediatrician, Dr. Armstrong, was impressed that she has gained 2 pounds since birth already. He said she looks good and gets a clean bill of health. All she needs right now is to sleep and grow and she seems to be doing that well. Yay for us!


Monday, September 26, 2005

Sweet Tomatoes for my sweet boy!

Today we finally made it to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch. Thank you Paula, Malena, Stacy and Monica for joining us! I would like to say it was calm and relaxing just like the old days, but it wasn't exactly calm. I enjoyed the company and the conversation greatly, though! It was nice to be with friends again. I am feeling very isolated at home. While I enjoy my own company, I do believe that you can have too much of a good thing! :)

After lunch, we came home and I fought with Jayden for a bit for his nap, but he finally succumbed to sleep. That leaves me a few blessed minutes to myself (Eliana is sleeping atm too) with a whole bunch of stuff to do and not knowing where to start! I figured that I would post this entry and take a nap. Everything will still be there when Jayden and I wake up.

I do need to put Eliana's medical file together. She has her first appointment with the pediatrician tomorrow. SO EXCITING! :) I love how tiny she is! I hope she doesn't grow up too fast on me. I can't believe how big Jayden is already and he wants to potty train! I don't think he is ready, but it seems too early to me. I think he would know best if he was ready or not. Everyone said it would go so quickly! I think there were many times that I forgot to pay attention! :( I must remember not to just get through the day, but to LIVE the day. I think I will try to make that my new motto....Live the day! Well, I am off to LIVE my nap. :)


Friday, September 23, 2005

Starting off

So, this is my first entry in this blog. I decided that this would be a nice way to let friends and family know what was going on with our little family and what I felt about all of that. I kept thinking that journaling would be a great idea for letting the kids know about their youngest years, but I am not very good at that sort of thing. Jayden (now 2) will miss out on knowing a lot of his firsts because I didn't record that sort of thing for him. Of course, nothing says I will get it right from here on out either, but at least I am making the attempt. In any case, today was a typical Friday schedule for us so far. Jayden got up at 7:30 AM and we watched TV in bed until I pushed Dave out of bed to get Jayden breakfast while I fed Eliana. Naturally, Jayden drank the milk out of his cereal, but chose not to eat the Cheerios themselves. Then, Jayden took a shower with Dave (although he doesn't like these showers as much as he used to) and climbed back into bed with me and put his icy cold feet on me. This of course woke me up and we got out of bed. After giving Eliana her bath and jumping in the shower, we all rushed off to Gymboree for Jayden's class at 11. There was a lot of pretend and not much movement today, so Jayden (and the other boys and Dave) got bored in class. I , however, got some great pictures of Jayden and Dave playing together. I may post them someday, but right now they are still in the camera. After gym, we had lunch in teh food court, a short trip to Target and now a blessed nap! I LOVE NAP TIME!! :) So, I am off to have one myself.