Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Happy Father's Day! I found my camera so I will hopefully have lots of new pics by the end of the day :) I got josh a set of new books that he wanted and a funny card. As soon as Kyson wakes up from a nap (that little stinker sleeps incredibly sound on OUR bed, and hardly at all in HIS bed) we're headed down to mom's for a big breakfast. Jen is in town, and Brian's coming by to visit also. We're missing a big chunck of family though. Tab and Lauren are both in TX, Drew is with his bio dad for a few weeks,and Destinee is still at basic. :( I'm definitely gonna miss them!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
I bought some supplies to start scrap booking recently. My first project was our vacation to TN. It is turning out really great. All I have to do is write in some dates and details :) I sat down last night to start on another... and almost started to cry! Can you guess what it was about? Ky's delivery day :) Sometimes it seems like it was forever ago, and some days it seems like it's only been a few weeks, NOT almost 8 months! It's definitely going to be a roller coaster on my emotions to get this scrapbook finished. I'm doing his whole first year, starting with month by month and then throwing in some holidays and other special events (like his first braves game).
Today should be a relevently boring day. Josh is working 6am-2pm and then again 5-9, so it's just me and Ky all day!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
He's laying next to me on the couch right now, sleeping. He went down in his crib, but woke up after 45 minutes, and I knew he hadn't got his nap out yet, so I snuggled him up in the glider in his room and he went back to sleep almost immediately. Last night didn't really go that great :/ I cheated. He went to sleep at 8pm, woke up at 9 (rocked him back to sleep), again at 10 (rocked him back to sleep), and AGAIN at 10:30. Since it was kind of unusual for him to wake up that many times I didn't feel right about letting him CIO. I undressed him (until he was just in a FuzziBunz) and put him in the bed with us, since it was pretty toasty inside. He slept till 6:30 and only nursed twice, which is just about his usual if he sleeps with us. It wouldn't be that big of a deal to co-sleep with him(I love snuggling with him), except that we only have a full sized bed, and Josh and I aren't thin people by any means!! And on top of that Ky is a bit of a squirmer. I can't wait until we are financially stable enough to get our own house, because we will definitely be getting at least a KING sized bed :) then I will co-sleep with all of my babies!!! lol.
We went to the lake today, before Josh had to go in to work. It was very relaxing. Josh took Ky in to the water(I have to shed a few pounds before I will wear a bathing suit in public) and he loved it. He truly is a water baby. I had to stop by DG and pick up stinking diposable swim diapers b/c I coundn't find his cloth one anywhere :( 10 swimmies cost me $8!! And they will all go in the trash, in a landfill! AND they had gross chemicals in them, AND they were plasticy/crunch and I am assuming not the most comfotable thing he could wear :( I only paid $12 for his reusable one, and he cn use it until he grows out of it (not this summer) and it can be reused for other babies! UGH, just a black spot on an otherwise great day!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I got in Mom's pool today with Ky. He absolutely loved it! He was kicking and kicking his little legs and splashing and screaming, it was too cute. He kept putting his face in the water, trying to drink it. We only stayed in for about 15 minutes because the water was cold, and we didn't have on any sunblock. Kyson's skin is naturally tan, and I'm sure he wouldn't burn very easily, but I, on the other hand, burn within minutes...seriously.
Tab is leaving for TX tomorrow morning, and we wont see her for awhile. We might go visit her in a couple of weeks for a second vacation :) it's just a "maybe" though, we don't have any set plans. The biggest downfall is the 16 hour drive with an 8 month old :/ so I'll have to be pretty brave to take it on!!!
Our second anniversary is a week from today :) I love my little family and wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING in the whole world!! The traditional gift at the two year mark is cotton... and guess what that means for me?!?! More diapers! LOL. I really need to get on the ball and figure something out for Josh though. Any ideas are welcome! Although, you'll need to e-mail them to me (Stheora@yahoo.com) b/c he reads my blog :) haha babe!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I worked out last night :) It was just a quick 30 minute work out video that I did with one of my sisters and a family friend, but it made me feel good, lol. If I could ever get in the habit of exercising I would fall back in love with it. It's just hard to find the energy and the time!!
I've finally used up the very last disposable diaper that we have, and I've ordered the extra hemp inserts that we use for night time :) Hopefully we wont have to buy any disposables EVER again!!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Ky had trouble getting to sleep tonight. He went to bed around 8, which is his usual time, but then was back up 45 minutes later... I tried rocking him back to sleep, but he wasn't having it. I finally laid him on a pillow in the living room floor and he watched Kate Plus 8 until he fell asleep. Then I went and laid him back in his bed about 15 minutes ago, and hopefully he'll stay in there for awhile!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I got a new BLACKBERRY!! :) And I'm a little excited, can't you tell?! I think it has a major learning curve, but I think in a couple of days I'll have it figured out :) Ky is feeling a little better, as am I :) Tab is sitting in my living room floor, playing with him in his saucer. She opened her mouth and he tried to give her a bite of his teething biscuit... ICKY ICKY! He gets so incredibly disgusting when he has one of those! But it was still really cute! My baby is growing up!! Drew came to stay with me for an hour or so this morning, I can remember him as a teeny baby, holding him in the rocking chair (which is in fact in the very same spot in the very same house as I'm sitting at right now...wow) while his mom took a shower. Sometimes I think life goes by a little too fast!!!
Monday, June 7, 2010
I got an excellent shot of Lauren running to me after washing her hands (after eating a doughnut). She is definitely a cutie :) Then she decided that it needed to be her turn to take pictures... I ended up with a picture of just about every single toy that Ky has, lol. Plus the pic of her feet, of me smiling goofy, and of Ky rolled up in his quilt.
The last picture is of Ky in his newest BSRB. This is the one that he won from the May Photo Contest :) We got to pick the fabric and the inner (fleece or velour). It turned out great!
Saturday evening we went to a local concert in the park. It was sponsored by a local church, New Community, that we have visited a few times. The music was great (mostly oldies), they had free hamburgers and hot dogs with chips and soda. And they also had free pop corn and snow cones, that all of the kids enjoyed! It is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends. They do a couple of events like this a year, sometimes a concert and sometimes a movie, and we are definitely looking forward to attending them all!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I had planned for this to be a long post, since I haven't written in a while, but Ky is already stirring in the swing, so I will cut it short... hopefully we get some decent sleep, and he (and I ) recover quickly and I'll be back on here to tell tales and post pictures soon!!!
Friday, June 4, 2010
I got all of my diaper laundry done today :) That's never a downer! The inserts and doublers are in the dryer and all of the shells are hanging to dry (all over the house). I'm STILL missing two diapers that I ordered more than 6 weeks ago... It actually makes me really mad, not because they're having difficulties on their end, but because I can't seem to get a straight answer from them. They wont tell me when they're going to get here!! I love my cloth diapers, and I know I'm a bit of an addict :) I have $10 to spend at KellysCloset.com, and I have NO IDEA what I'm going to buy with it... I really want another hanging wet bag (water proof bag for dirty diapers). The one I have, when it is completely packed full, really isn't a full load to wash. And I should also probably buy some hemp inserts for overnight diapering, because Kyson nurses all night long and therefore pees all night long and has to have TWO of them in a diaper, along with a microfiber insert. Even then he is soaking wet in the morning (Well, the diaper is, not him. It is a stay dry liner, so he doesn't feel wet). And I wanted to get another bag of Rockin Green laundry soap. Regular soap (and fabric softener) can leave residue buildup on cloth diapers, and affects the absorbency of the material. Rockin Green is awesome! First it smells WONDERFUL, and second the diapers come out feeling super soft! Enough about diapers though... I could go on for DAYS, lol.
Tomorrow, if it doesn't rain, we are headed to a concert in the park. It should be a fun day, except for the fact that my little LaLa is leaving :(
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I got two new diapers in the mail a couple of days ago, and washed and dried them last night. They're great, very absorbent and super cute. I think my favorite diaper though is probably a GoodMama, but their customer service is seriously lacking. I ordered 4 diapers on April 17th, got two of them on May 19th, and am STILL waiting on the other two. I e-mailed them, and they said they thought they shipped with the first two. Ummm... NO, they definitely did NOT. :( Hopefully I can get it resolved, b/c they really are great diapers! I'm hoping to buy a pair of snap pliers so that I can put snaps on all of my diapers, it's just much easier to deal with, but I haven't quite talked myself into it yet. All of diapers are completely functional as they are, with a Snappi fastener... we'll see.