Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One of those days...

Today is one of those days you just can't wait to be over!
I think Z has enough energy to operate a small power plant and Avalee is in one of her 'hold-me-or-I-will-make-your-life-miserable' moods.
So, I've got Z running around the house in circles and jumping off of every possible piece of furniture. And, Avalee is screaming in her bouncy seat and just begging me with her eyes to devote all my attention to her.
Meanwhile, I've abandoned all hope of cleaning and am just clinging to the dream of actually getting to eat lunch today. Wish me luck!

But, then there are moments like this...

And this...

and I think it's all worth it!

But then...

And, it's still all worth it! ;)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bowling fun

Colin went back to work a couple weeks ago, and although Z has done pretty well, he still asks where Daddy is every morning. Usually I say he’s at work and Z moves on. But, last Tuesday he woke up crying and saying Daddy was supposed to play ball with him. I assumed he meant basketball, baseball or something of that nature. But, he told me Daddy was going to take him bowling at the bowling alley. Since, we haven’t gone bowling in over a year, I wasn’t sure where this was coming from! I asked Colin if he had told Z we would go bowling, but he hadn’t. Regardless, Z was set on going to the bowling alley. All week, it was all he could talk about. Colin and I decided we could use it as a reward incentive and told him if he was a good boy we would take him on the weekend. So, the first thing he said this morning was “can we go to the bowling place now??”
We got to the bowling alley and requested a lane with bumpers. They also had these nifty ramps that kids can use to help get the ball down the lane. Z loved using it and even got a spare on his first try!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A visit from Aunt Ceara

My sister-in-law came for a visit from Vermont last weekend. She stopped by with my mother-in-law to visit with us and see Avalee for the first time. Luckily, Avalee was awake for most of the visit, although she’s not much of a conversationalist quite yet. And, when Avalee needed a diaper change, Aunt Ceara stepped in (and only needed minimal help from me and grandma). Hmmm…maybe I should have her around more often… ;)

Zavion was very excited to see her and was acting like his usual goofy, crazy self. He was definitely showing off for his Aunt Ceara!
Oh, if you’re wondering what’s with Z’s outfit, he had just received those Superman PJs before Ceara and Denise arrived and refused to take them off!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pregnancy Perks

It’s funny how when you’re pregnant, everyone wants to take care of you. When you’re hungry, people offer you food (“what are you craving?”). When you’re tired they offer to help you do laundry, wash the dishes or vacuum. And they’re always telling you to rest all the time. I mean, as a pregnant person, you could request just about anything and someone would fulfill it (“you want a five tiered wedding cake filled with ganache and topped with chocolate covered strawberries? Sure, no problem!”).
I was just recently thinking how I miss those days. Don’t get me wrong; I was definitely ready for the baby to come. Between needing a five person team to help me up from the couch to getting heartburn from even water, it was time! But, after you have the baby, you’re not the important one anymore. You get maybe a week of people checking on you and asking how you are. After that, it’s all baby.
Now, I’ll say “gee I’m hungry” and get “you should make yourself a sandwich. By the way, how is the baby?” If I complain about getting only three hours sleep, it’s “you should really get to bed earlier and oh, how’s the baby sleeping?” or that I haven’t had time to vacuum my floors since…well, I don’t know, the response is “don’t worry about that. Just hold that baby.”
Aah, well yes, the baby is very important, but I just miss those days…
Well, I have to go make myself a sandwich so I can get to bed earlier tonight. :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Baby Madisen made her debut last Thursday, the 8th just after 3AM. We went to the hospital, just to check on Liz, since she said it might be awhile. But, she started progressing pretty quickly so we decided we better stick around! Colin and I waited with her family all night (and morning) until we got the word. It was so exciting to have been a part of that and to see baby Madi just after she was born! Congrats B&L!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Baby on the way!!

I got word from Liz this afternoon that she is going into the hospital to be induced! Her doctor says it still might be a couple of days, but I’m anxiously awaiting her imminent arrival!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dinosaurs and Ice Cream

We decided to finally take Z to the Gilbert House Museum today. He received the membership as a birthday present, but we hadn’t had time to take him yet. We figured since Colin was still off work and kids were back in school, it would be a good time to go. We left Avalee with Grandma and Grandpa so all our attention could be on Z. It was pretty empty since it was a Tuesday afternoon, so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. He had such a great time playing with the bubbles, going down the dino slide and dressing up. :)

After we left, we headed over to Coldstone to meet with Liz. Her birthday was the week earlier and we were finally getting around to celebrate! She updated us on the baby situation, and it looks like we’ll be meeting Madisen on Friday (maybe sooner)! I’m just so excited to meet her!
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