Thursday, July 31, 2008


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Friday, July 25, 2008

getting older

my babies are getting older.

Jenee' is crawling (well, she has been for the past 3 weeks), and I just moved her crib to the lowest setting because she pulls herself up and tries to cruise! I just removed Benji's crib side to make it a "toddler" bed; he just had his first nap in it - and he did beautifully! We'll see how nighttime goes.

My little boy picked out his clothes too... you can see it in this picture as well. yes, he only picked out one sock. He originally wanted both shoes, but we could only find one. He forgot about it, and then later decided on this black sock. I'm trying to teach him to put his clothes on by himself so we can begin potty training, so we're starting to pick out our own clothes and be more involved in the whole process to generate some interest in dressing himself.

In his crib I put a pillow so he'd feel super special, along with this blanket that a co-worker of Nick's made back in Portland. (ohhh, how I miss good ole Tualatin!!!) He's been jumping on and off it all day. When he was done with his nap, I could hear him bouncing on his bed, then his feet were sticking under the door as he tried to decide if he should open the door or not. He opened it, but didn't move, sticking his head out he had the BIGGEST grin on his face -- holy crow, independence!!

Now, I've gotta decide what I'm going to fix for dinner - I really want to make this chicken/couscous stuff we had the other night, but alas, I don't have any onions, tomatoes, or even couscous. Bummer. I think it's time to go to the store. Oh! I can't! Nick has Benji's car seat in his car, so I've been stranded. Speaking of car seat, I need to get a bigger one for Jenee' now. Oh girl stop growing.

Friday, July 18, 2008


My friend, Shauna, did this on her blog and it seemed like a fabulous idea!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Watch, I'll come back in a month and there won't be any comments. Surprise me!

I'll post this on my other blog to so I can try to get everyone (I have no idea who visits what blog, if any).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

cloth diaper give away!

Win a Bum Genius 3.0 Starter Kit from Nature's Child - Wholesome Goods for Mothers and Babies

Cloth diapers are really wonderful and we always loved ours! I can't tell you how many "blow-outs" we've had with disposables, and we only every had 1 blow-out when we used cloth (that one time was entirely my fault as well). The bum genius diapers are wonderful too, I'm sure they've gotten even better with time!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

tossing back a few beers

jenee drank herself to sleep

sooo relaxing...

*okay, for those of you without a sense of humor, this is a staged photo. she fell asleep and i forget who, but someone suggested to put a beer in her hand. seeing as that is a funny idea, we obviously did it. for those of you who really don't have a sense of humor, no I do not drink nor does my hubby; we have not gone inactive.

what's been going on??

too cute! my babies playing together!

mighty tasty

good morning mommy (get dressed already!)

here's benji, I just missed the high five he just gave Lola! soon as he saw me with the camera, he got off the stool and played elsewhere, lame!

Benji turned two this month - the 7th! How dare I not blog that much about it! Check out the slideshows for more pics.

we were at grandpa's (my dad's) visiting, Jenee' LOVED the pool and her floaty boat that Mary (my dad's sweet girlfriend) got her!

I'll post a funny funny picture of jenee' in this and in the pool on another post soon. It's hilarious! I just love this shot though, she was so calm happy and content out here on the water.

my cutie, a bit sunburnt. it makes his beautiful green eyes stand out more (except for here he's squinting, so you can't tell)!

another picture of them playing together!

oh, such fun. I've been teaching asl classes, nick's been looking for a new job and researching the air force. Nick found a new job monday (YAY!!) that pays pretty darn good, and the air force is coming along smoothly. I've been sewing (check my other blog for some details) and thinking about doing projects with my son. Maybe he'll be more interested. He's been pretty hilarious lately. His favorite thing to say is "ow" and sign "hurt" - even if he's not, he loves it. He's very close to being potty trained - i mean starting the process - he hates hates hates it when his diaper is dirty, and he'll take it off himself, and he's been doing pretty good at trying to put his own shorts on and off. He's mastered all the other "readiness" skills they say to have (i just won't trifle with your time and list them all). I want to get the Dr. Phil program "scotty potty", that seems ideal and very successful from what i've found. He's been trying to "Charlie and Lola" high fives all the time, it's adorable.

Jenee' is soo going to be crawling any day now! She has been getting up on her hands and knees for weeks now, and she moves quite a bit, by rocking, twisting, diving, etc. She gets up on her toes and twists to the side and then goes back to her knees, rocks and then dives to her belly. It's quite amazing to watch. She could totally out push-up anyone! There's no doubt that she'll be crawling before she's 7 months old! She's teething like mad, but no sign of a tooth popping through quite yet; just swollen gums and biting everything in site. Benjamin teethed forever before a tooth finally popped up.

Becky just had her baby today (the 1st), a bit of a scare was surrounding it, but after she had little brooklyn (by c-section), the little angel was healthy and happy. I'm dying to see pictures and hear more, but I guess I'll just have to be patient. I'm just so so so happy that one of the happiest days in becky and phil's lives stayed one of the happiest days! I bet they're the cutest little ole parents ever! I'm an aunt too, I just realized this tonight, it's my first time and I feel special regardless of the fact that I had nothing to do with it!