Monday, May 26, 2008

You don't bring me flowers anymore..

Until now..

Jack's new outdoor challenge....bringing flowers to his mom.
Dandelions (the taller the better)
picking marigolds right out of the planting bed (oh well)
azelas from the bush out front..


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Roll baby Roll

Joey can roll both ways and WILL roll across the room if you let him :0)

This boy

is my springtime in winter....

is growing up much too quickly....

Loves Go-Gurts, Macaroni & Cheese and Scooby-Doo

lots going on

But just wanted to share this cute alien

I think every almost 7 mos old boy needs the face and eye! I picture it to be covered with teething drool soon!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Seriously Funny

I love a mom who can find humor in most things her kids do....

Check out the header of Michele's blog...Love it!

So long

Since I blogged...what to say??
The boys have been great. Joey is teething again we think and has another cold. We are all fighting a slight bug -I blame this crazy MN weather-cold in the am...warm in the aftn.

Last weekend I was able to finally clean the screen porch and hang Joey's swing up. Yesterday Jack pushed him in it. It was a fun family moment..and I was able to run around doing chores while Jack entertained his that!!

Also got a few flowers planted. The gas/formula/diapers cost is cutting into my flower budget so we are keeping it minimal this year. I will once again be sporting the best WEED garden in the tri-state area -come over and check it out.

Joey started on solids recently. At first he wanted to just suck and chew on the spoon but has finally mastered it I think. He figured out if he gives the spoon back..he gets more yum-yums!
It is SOOOO messy though. Forgot about that part!
A good excuse to buy more cute bibs!..or ask Ma-mma Joan to sew some more!

(note to self..ask mom to sew bibs)
This holiday weekend we are hanging out on the home front.
Sat night I am invited to attend a bachelorette party..woah..havent been to one in forever and I am thinking I will be the oldest one there! Bring on the fun old school style!
Can anyone out there suggest some good drinks for me..I am boring and usually just order Honeyweiss beer or Cap'n Morgan cokes.

I am participating in a consginment sale May30-June1 at the Eden Prairie Ice arena.
Fresh Threads Consignment is the sponsor..hoping to sell a bunch of stuff and maybe find some treasures for Jack or Joey. I have a lot of work to do for it yet.

How about that American Idol finale! I stayed up and watched the TIVO of it..dang that FOX for cutting off the ending..I had to go online to see David Cook had won! Hooray-I liked him best.
Who do you think should have won?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

finally sunshine

Jack's latest fascination...playing has been a favorite in the past and he has rediscovered it lately..Dora and Diego moved in last week.

morning surprise

7:20am..breakfast in bed.

Everything tastes better when made by your husband, it is presented on a tray while you stay in bed and your 3 year old helps you eat it!

having your 3 yrd old write MOM on the envelope: priceless

Friday, May 09, 2008

mamarazzi homework

I am a frequent poster on the mamarazzi forum..trying to learn more about my DIGI rebel xTi camera and all its abilities and functions.

Joey makes for a wonderful model on a daily basis..

Jack has figured out he can just make silly faces everytime I point the camera at him.

I submitted these 3 pics for a contest/homework at mamarazzi -the task was to use a low apeture (2.0 or lower) and take a close up, mid range and full body shot of your kid and try to get the Blurry is my submission

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Rain, rain go away

...but not until my mom gets some pics of me in my new rubber boots!!

Monday, May 05, 2008

great weekend

It was a busy weekend but productive and fun!

Friday night my mom drove down in the rain to stay over.

My goal was to get Joey's nursery/bedroom cleaned up and ready for him to move in. He has been sleeping in our bedroom in his carseat in a basinett. The carseat was good for keeping him upright to help with the breathing/coughing troubles he had this winter.

It was "dump day" in our of my favorite days right behind xmas eve! We got rid of a bunch of junk and I was not one bit sad to see it all get crushed in the garbage year I am bringing cookies for the nice man who unloads my crap!! Now I might be able to finally get our 3 season porch looking decent!

I finally put up the wall words I ordered for the boys rooms. (Pictures to come)
Sat night my brother and his girlfriend (who I adore-Hi Jill!) came down and we all went to the Kentucky Derby party at the golf course.
Jack was in heaven cuz he rode over to the course with his Dad in the golf cart. It turned out to be a nice day afterall..they had predicted snow on sat am! YIKES! Luckily we woke up to nothing!

Sunday, Daddy played in a tourney a few hours away so I decided to be super -mom and take the the boys shopping. We went to USA baby to test drive a Peg Perego Pilko3 in Mod verde (green!)- I wanted to see if it truly could hold both boys at way. I still love the green color but it is a bit pricey to be a 2nd stoller- I am looking for something lightweight to take on our trip to NY...and then to be my easy mall stroller.
Last night surfing I found this one...which always has a strong reputation snack tray?Any of you have one of these? Are they really that great?

Anyways...we then went to the BIG STORE...IKEA! Jack loved playing with the toys and I love all the cool colors and good deals. I had a short list of items to accessorize Joey's room and we found them all..I managed to squeeze all of it in a cart with Jack riding in the basket part of the time..He didnt seem to mind being surrounded by rugs and blankets and picture frames.
I bought these goodies :

red shelves for books
storage thingee??-looked cute.may go up in the toy room in the loft.
this floor lamp for Joey's reading nook
these round orange, red, yellow and blue-for both Joey and Jack's room
I may use this rug in Joey's room..have to try it out first
some picture frames for our room and some poster frames for Joey's

I cant wait to get it all put together!
Once we made it through the store I promised Jack an ice cream cone at the end!

then we headed over to MOA to pick up a gift card for Grandma S. Because it was just across the hall from Barnes and Noble I really spoiled Jack and let him BUILD A BEAR!
and he picked out this one ...the cheapest one and added the sound "I love you"
then proceeded to talk to his bear while we waited to have it stuffed.:

Jack: "Hi you want to be stuffed?"
whisper, whisper
Jack: "Mom, luv bear says he wants to be stuffed"
Mom: " ok- honey -we will do that then"
whisper whisper
Jack : "Mom, luv bear says he is glad I am taking him home because he was scared"

He didnt want any of the over priced outfits for luv bear...just the tennis racket and balls...somehow I didn't think they were really for the bear and I had visions of small tennis balls flying all over our living room..but I let him buy them anyway.
Pushover Non -that's me

I cannot tell you how cute he looked walking thru the mall clutching onto this bear-it made him go backward at least 1.5 years in my eyes. (of course no camera with me)

We then had a nice dinner out with the in laws to celebrate Mother's day early. I love the salad bar at Ruby Tuesday's-but I wouldnt recommend the paremsan shrimp dish...blah.

Tonight Non gets to sit outside the pre-school for 3 hours waiting to sign up Jack for the fall morning session. Rumor is the afternoon session is already filled up and only 20 kids will be allowed to sign up for the morning session.
I figure this is a 1st of many times I will go the extra mile to get our kids the best opportunities?!
Now if you have read this far...please leave a comment! I know somebody is reading this becasue my new blog counter is up and running!
And suggest some songs for me to add to my imeem playlist at the top!

Friday, May 02, 2008


Thanks to my friend Nancy for the comment!

Apparently soccer went pretty well. I had to miss it but Daddy gave me as many details as a man is allowed to remember. ..(hee hee -you women get that joke right?)

There were 40(!) kids signed up for this under 6 group.
At first he kept up but then John said he thinks Jack "got intimidated" by all the kids and just kicked his ball off on his own for awhile. Overall he said he liked it and fell asleep at 7 pm that night! Crashed in his chair in front of a Weebles movie.

I hope to get some pics next week and post them!

so big

When Jack and I were sitting in the living room this a.m. I had one of those moments...MY little boy is growing up. I caught a glance of his profile - the way he spoke- the fact that his pj's are getting short all over...

You get a little lump in your throat realizing you can't go backward..only forward.

I get that same lump when I read other mom's write about sending their babies off to kindergarten, or college..the lump that starts in your heart and ends up in your stomach and your throat.

They grow up so fast..what happened to my little guy who needed me to pick him up out of his crib..needed me to zip up his coat..needed me to open up his snack package.

How do you let go?

How do I convince myself it is good for them to grow up?

And that is when I reach over and ask him to hug me and for a moment I am just his momma and he is my baby boy again.
photo taken Winter 2006


Thursday, May 01, 2008