Sunday, December 31, 2006
Happy New Year!!!!!
As you can see, I am ringing in the new year in style. Wearing my new pj's from BJ's & hanging out. Bobby & I just watched the DaVinci Code. I was confused thru. the whole damn thing! Plus I know it's just fiction but that was a creepy storyline & I do believe the author of the book is going to be in a lot of trouble in the afterlife.
In current news: We have a tooth!!!! Yep! Cheeker's 1st tooth arrived. Approximately 3:30 this morning. Poor babe is in such discomfort but for the most part, he's still happy go lucky. I can't believe my little man has a tooth!!! You can see the other one coming in as well but it hasn't broken the skin. It's on the bottom. All I can say is thank goodness I don't breastfeed. OUCH! LOL
So I leave with you that. Happy 2007!!!!
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
You might be asking yourself why I posted a pic of my blurry tree or you might be thinking why the heck would I care that she posted a blurry pic? Well I posted it b/c that is what the holiday felt like...a blur. Over in the blink of an eye. All the prep, all the anxiety & in a matter of minutes, the wrap is flying & the kids are saying "NEXT."
Cheekers 1st Christmas was great. Very nice. He slept most of the day. I think the excitement got to him plus he is cutting teeth so he is a little on the cranky side. My sister, Michelle, & her husband surprised everyone by showing up. They moved to No. Carolina after their wedding in Sept. It was nice to see her & the 1st time she got to see Cheeks.
Speaking of Cheeks, he had his 4 month dr. visit. On his 18 week b-day, he weighed in at 22lbs, 2oz & 27inches long. The dr. said I might want to cut back on feedings. Um, okay. She doesn't even know he is on cereal & baby food. She thinks it's strictly formula! So, since I don't want to be on Maury Povich, with my 250lb 2yr old, Cheeks is only getting food for breakfast & late lunch know. Of course, he will still get his bottle but we need to cut back on the foodie food. Poor kid! I am sure once he get's to walking he will thin out. I mean, his thighs, make the Michelan Man look anorexic. Really, they do!
So did anyone get a favorite Christmas gift? Leave me some blog love & let me know what you got!!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Is he not the most gorgeous???!!! (Of course, I am partial).
I've been tagged by Kathy, so read through & see if you have been tagged!
A - Available/Single? Neither
B- Best Friend? Erin, Kathy, Meghan
C- Cake or Pie? Can I have both? Puh-leeze???
D - Drink Of Choice? Diet Cherry Pepsi
E - Essential Item You Use Everyday? Toilet paper!
F - Favorite Color? Pink
G- Gummy Bears Or Worms? Bears
H - Home or Homesick? Home
I - Indulgence? Phish food by Ben & Jerry's
J - January Or February? January
K - Kids & Their Names? Tim, Chris & the Cheekers
L - Life Is Incomplete Without? Cheekers
M - Marriage date? It better be 2007~!
N - Number Of Siblings? 1 sister, 1 stepsister, 1 stepbrother
O - Oranges Or Apples? Apples(But sadly, I can't eat fresh ones, I am allergic)
P - Phobias/Fears? Spiders, touching people's feet
Q - Favorite Quote: Never eat more than you can lift~Miss Piggy
S- Season? Fall
T - Tag 3 or 4 people? Torreh, Tara, Jacquie & Brianna
U - Unknown Fact About Me? I don't know, must be unknown to me.
V - Vegetable you don’t like? Brussel Sprouts
W- Worst Habit? Eating too much fast food
X- X-rays You’ve Had? Too many
Y - Your Favorite Food? Seafood
Z - Zodiac Sign? Cancer
Monday, December 18, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Can you believe it was 4 months ago today that this little bundle came into my life?? Well, okay, 11 pounds isn't little but it's littlier than he is now. My sister took these. I always take his photo with Elmo, to show his growth.
He is getting so big. Today I went & got his big boy carseat. Evenflow Triumph. It's not the Cadillac of carseats, more like the Toyota. I guess while Daddy is home he will put it in the van for Cheeks.
More Xmas shopping to do! Will I ever get done? Nope, I think it's never ending. Still waiting for tons of stuff to come in the mail or be delivered. Hope it makes it!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Um, yea, trying to get a baby, an 8 year old & a 13 yr old to cooperate for an impromtu photo shoot is like trying to put shoes on a fish! I got some cute one tho. & it's nice to have photos of all 3 boys together. I love my boys!
I really need to refill my Zoloft. It's not pretty people. I get all worked up for no reason & that's not right. My mind starts thinking of other things. I am a mess. So off to Eckerd.com to get a refill. Hopefully in a few days I will feel less stressed & not like I have an ambolysym waiting to explode.
On that note..........Woops out!
Saturday, December 02, 2006
I think this is the only photo of all 3 of us in it, since Cheekers was born!
Taken the weekend of Thanksgiving.
~Christmas Tree is up. Multi-colored lights BUT even tho. it was my year to have clear, we went multi. Why? 1. The Bobster is going to be away til like the 15th & I wasn't waiting that long for my tree 2. It's artificial & pre-lit & since he agreed to that I said we could do multi-colored 3. Babies prefer the colored lights. It's done except for the garland. I actually do beads, not garland. To each his own.
~Still need to get Cheekers Christmas portraits done. Before Christmas. Would like to include them in holiday cards.
~Holiday traffic. Absolutely amazing. Today I was at the shopping area around here known as East Gate. It's a mess w/o it being the holidays but I digress. So there we are (me, the babe & my sister), waiting behind 2 cars to turn left. It's a left turn only lane with it's own light. Well the car that was in the 1st spot turned left, the car in front of me sat there with her turn signal on to go RIGHT!!!!!!! So we sat thru. the light. Of course I beeped at her to go when it was clear on the right & she just put her hand up as if to say "I can't go!" & pointed to the red light. I just wanted her to get into the lane b/c she had room over there before the line of traffic showed up from the light behind us. Well our light turned green again. The bitch sat again! So I beeped. Long & hard! She must have gotten so fluster she just turned left & got on the highway. I made the U-turn & headed to Chi-fil-a. Now I am leaving out the fact that I rolled my window down & screamed at her from the car. She was about 70, deaf & had her windows up but I felt good afterwards. Actually I felt like I had an ambolsym burst. Really have to get that Zoloft filled!
~Need to pick up speed on the Christmas shopping. If anyone knows of any stores that carry pogo sticks this time of year....lemme know. Christopher wants one & we said Ok!
~In the wind yesterday my Christmas flag blew away. Son of a biscuit! This is the second time that has happened to me. Now I must buy a new flag.
~The Megan Mullaly Show. Hmmm.....not really liking it. I think she is going to be type casted now but o well. Stick to acting not hosting. Now Rachael Ray...I like her show, she's ok but I think she will become over-exposed.
~Have to get my favorite things ready to post. If Oprah can do it, why can't I.
~Made the Ugly Cake by Tastefully Simple. Um, yea, don't bother. Not so good.
On that note.....Woops Out!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Let's start with the good news.
Friday he had his appt at Children's hospital, better known as CHOP to us subarbanites of Philly. We got there. Barely but we made it. They were going to sedate him but I thought I could get him to sleep. He couldn't move thru the test, not at all.
So Bobby wanted to sedate him b/c he figured it would go better.
I really didn't want him sedated so I tried to get him to sleep.
Cheeker's slept thru the entire test.
Called my ped. yesterday. She called back.
While she said it's almost closed, that they are just going to monitor him every month like they normally do by feeling his head!!! She said he's fine!
YES! YES! YES! So thank you all who prayed & kept him in your thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!! I am 90% relieved. 10% of me is worried it will close prematurely but like the Nana said if the doctor was concerned she would have said & done more! True. So my little baby's Charlie Brown head get's to stay in tact. Yay.
Saturday morning I took him to see Santa. There is a mall around here that is sort of dead. Well, not sort of, it is! So we got there around 11am & walked right on up to the big guy. Cheeks just looked at him, didn't know what to make of him, didn't cry or fuss. He was more interested in looking at the lights that decorated Santa's crib! I was good. I only ordered the pkge I intended too! Then I saw the frames & that's where things went bad. I got a really cute one for only $15. So I spent $30 bucks. Not too shabby & really, your little one only has his 1st Xmas once! Right?
So here is a pic to put a smile on your face~!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
Can you hear Freddie Mercury singing? Yes, yes, my kid, my Timmy, is a critical member of the new champions, Gloucestor Twp. Stallions. The kid played Quarterback & Linebacker today in his champion game. They won 24 to 8! Talk about a slaughter. He played great. He was so worn out by the time he got home. To top off everything else....he was voted one of five kids from his team to go the All Star game next week!
It's your football day!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
1 Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Um, hello, he wraps. Well he doesn't really. The elves do. Santa is a busy man!
3. Do you hang mistletoe? Nope
4. When do you put your decorations up? Usually Black Friday!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? Green bean casserole!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: My Nana sleeping over
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? What are you talking about?
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Christmas Day but the kids can open one on the eve.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? I stand about 10 yards away & just hurl the decorations at the tree...if they make it, great, tree is decorated. If they don't, even better, the cat has toys to play with. Wait! I don't have a cat. Note to self: Get cat.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it!
12. Can you ice skate? Have you seen me walk? That would be a no!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? My Mrs. Beasley doll but I'm not sure if I got her for Xmas.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Family
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? The real question is what ISNT my fav holiday dessert
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Buying a special ornament for the kids each year.
17. What tops your tree? I prefer a tin star, but I have an angel.
18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? Giving (but I do like receiving, really I do...so feel free to send me gifts!)
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Carol of the Bells & Christmas Wrapping
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? DE-GUST-TING!
1. Kathy Carr
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
What's even sadder? The baby fell asleep at 8, the Bobster is asleep on the couch & I am sitting here drinking a Mike's Hard Berry.
Yes, yes, I drink alone. Thank you George Thorogoode for a fun song.
(this is the 1st time in 36 years that alcohol was brought in the house for me)
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
We had his 3 months visit tonight.
He is healthy, growing like a weed & where he needs to be for his develpmental stage.
The dr. couldn't feel his soft spot & thinks it has grown together. She wants him to have a cat scan at Children's Hospital in Philly. If it is grown together, the worse scenario is that he will have to have surgery to fix it. She said that if it is a problem & we don't have it fixed, his brain will not have room to grow & he become developmentally delayed.
She feels in her heart of hearts that he is fine but still wants the test.
So please keep the Cheekers in your thoughts.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
I would autograph some of the photos for you BUT I really like to eat my hands so that is sooooooooooo out of the question.
Friday, November 17, 2006
He is the reason for this post!
I took this video from Torreh's blog.
Please pass it on to anyone you know with a child.
Heartbreaking BUT informative in the same respect. This woman took her pain, which is unimaginable, & turned it into a service for others.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
I posted yesterday. Why? B/c I got ripped off. Due to my own fault.
Went to BabiesRUS. Returned tub.
Got money back.
Bought 2 outfits + soda.
Got home. Saw commercial on tv for coupon for yesterday only for $5 off $25 purchase.
Had coupon in diaper bag to use.
Forgot to use!
Went to Target.
Got store credit for $15.
Total after store credit: $103.00
B/c I forgot to give the credit to the cashier!
Onto more exciting things:
See this kid here:
That's one good looking kid, if I do say so myself. Timmy turned 13 on Oct 29th. He was with his mom & her boyfriend for his birthday, so when he came to our house last weekend, we had his birthday celebration. He is starting to thin out & get more mature looking. I think this photo makes him look a lot older than 13! What a flirt too. We will all be in the van, he will see a pretty girl & will:
knock on the van window
hold his hands up as the phone symbol
mouth the words:
Hello! He's 13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He has had a string of girlfriends too. Of coures, some only last a day or so, but I guess that's life in the 7th grade!
Of course I can not go without posting this pic which I found on my camera. Apparantly Aunt Erin has a lot of time on her hands during the day.
The E-Master Dogg!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Please bow your head in a moment of silence to honour the passing of the Fisher Price Fishie Chair Toy Bar. The Fishies have gone on to bluer pons. Sadly. It all started over the weekend. The fishies weren't swimming like normal, sort of lifeless. Then the music went to slow, scarey movie music. So Mommy called FP yesterday. Cheekers can not be without his fishies. They were moving yesterday but it was only a matter of time. Mommy spoke with the c/s rep who said she would mail out a replacement toybar...FREE OF CHARGE!!! Woo hoo! So today, I put the toybar on, the new one was just shipped today. Unfortunately for the fishies, yesterday was their last day. They weren't moving. Just sort of laying there in the bar, looking sad & forlorned. Cheeks notices but if you take it away & then put it back a minute later it's like brand new fishies. I would like my readers to keep your fingers crossed that the new toybar arrives soon!!!! Cheeks will be missing his friends.
Bobster called. Keep in mind he left this past Sun to work 2 weeks straight, til Nov 17th, in Mass. He called me today. Change of plans. He's now staying til Thanksgiving. Um, hello, that's like 3 weeks!!!!! I am upset, he's upset, Cheeks & the boys are upset. Yea, it's a bit upsetting BUT he has to do what he has to do. Responsibities take priority ya know.
So I am getting a new office at work. They have assigned me my territory, finally. So I am mvoing to the office where all the files are. Why they can't move the files to my office is a question I asked but was told easier to move me, then them. So I am leaving my happy condo area & moving to a new neighborhead. I am not sure if I am moving up or down. I go from a windowless office with a door, to an office with 4 windows (1 to the outside, 3 inner office) but no door. Guess it's a double edge sword!
Erin made dinner today. Fried ravioli, garlic bread & then made dessert to go with it. YUMMO! It was nice to have dinner made for me when I came home & I did't have to clean up.
Tuesday is her Tastefully Simple party sooooooooooo if you would like to order anything let me know or if you wanna come, come on over. It's at my house!
Well I am getting tired...so Woops out!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
That's the look on poor Cheeker's face. This is what I found in my email at work today! He just looks completely & utterly lost! BAAHAAHAA. I am not sure what is going on with Erin's digi but I think the photo is actually pretty cool!
Nothing is really going on here. Rained all day. I was late to work, not my fault, Bobster still in Mass.
Very upset over the Britney/K-Fed divorce. I mean, really, those two crazy kids were just destined to be together forever. Puh-lease! Her tushy should have stuck with Justin Timberlake! I like him with her better than Cameron Diaz. Not too crazy about that Cameron.
On that note:
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
This is what I saw in my email at work the other day.
Makes me want to run home & kiss him all over!!!
I would like to tell any of you that are in the vicinity of the brand Edy's Ice Cream, run, do not walk, to get a gallon of their Apple Pie ice cream. OMG! This is the SHIT! Sorry, it's the only way to describe how freakin good it is!
Just wanted to post a quickie. Took some meds so I am tired but first did you all know that if you are allergic to eggs, chicken, chicken feathers or chicken dander you can not get the flu vaccine. Hmmmm.....interesting to think why??!
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Holy Moly! Has it been that long since I last updated? Hmmm, what's been going on? Well Cheeks had his first Halloween. He spent the day with Aunt Erin b/c Mommy had to work. He was cranky so by the time I got home, he was out of his costume but here he is, smiled & all:
We also celebrated my Grandpop's 86th birthday. Tell me the baby doesn't look like his Great Grandpop. My Grandpop is very proud that his great grandson looks like him....you decide if he does or doesn't?:
We also got a pic of Cheekers & Mommy...b/c they haven't really existed. Guess that's the life of a scrapper...always out of the pic!
We have the boys this weekend. Tim turned 13 on Oct 29th, so we are celebrating his birthday this weekend. Aunt Erin made him the cake. Now he, Chris & his dad are upstairs playing the new PS2 games he got for his birthday.
We are also going to attempt to make Caramel Apples this weekend. That is if I can find the sticks for the apples. I thought they sold kits but I found them NO WHERE! So I bought the caramel & I am going to wing.
That's it for now. Cheekers is awake & his fishies aren't moving as quickly as he likes. Not to worry b/c he will be staring at his Amish girlfriend in a matter of seconds. Will update on the Amish girlfriend tomorrow!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Here are the photos from our trip to the Pumpkin Patch. Well really just the store. When we got there, it was spitting out & very dark clouds. Bobby didn't want to risk getting into the patch with the boys & Cheeks to only have to race back in the rain. Fair enough.
As the following photos show, all 3 boys got their own pumpkins. Chris picked out Cheeks pumpkin. What a good big brother. Bobby told Timmy that if he could lift it we would buy it for him. Um, yea, might want to check with Meghan on that one. Anyway how could I say no to that agreement. So Timmy lifted the gigundo pumpkin you see below. Hmm...normally not a big deal but pumpkins were .69 cents a pound! His pumpkin was $34 dollars!!!!!!
So our trip to the patch was $74 dollars....
1 Mum (for my mommy, she likes Yellow mums!)
1 Pumpkin Pie (because the Bobster wanted one & I won't ever make it b/c I think they are disgusting...lol)
1 box of Chocolate Covered Pretzels (b/c Chris is an extortionist in training & I made a deal with him the night before...get me more of MomMom's macaroni salad & I will buy you another chocolate covered pretzel!)
There ya have it.
Next year, no trip, just pick up the Pumpkins at Walmart.
So the boys & Bobby carved the pumpkin. I took photos & swept up the mess. Cheeks slept but as you can see in the photo he was just thrilled to begin with. BAAHAAHAA.
And here is the finished product. This is the 1st year EVER that I have carved pumpkins lit up on my porch!!!! I am like a little kid & I light them everynight & keep looking at them thru the screen door. I know, I am a dork!
Well, Cheeks had his 2 month check up. 24 3/4" long & 16lbs, 14 ounces! DAMN! That's a big boy! He's was fussy Tues night but was his bright cheery self yesterday & today. Thankfully! He's a happy baby which I love. He coos & laughs all the time.
He also stares at my painting of an Amish girl. My sister is convinced she talks to him. LOL The photo is mainly black & white so I know he is staring at it b/c of the contrast.
Hmmmm...what else??? what else???? Nothing really. Second week back to work. I am exhausted at the end of the day after Cheekers goes to bed. I still have separation anxiety but I know he is in good hands & I communicate with my sister all day thru. AOL IM's so it's not too bad.
Can you believe it's 59 days til Christmas????? I have 2 things for Bobby, one thing for my sister & one thing for Cheeks. Still tons more to buy, but I figure when I am running errands if I see something I will pick it up & I will start my serious shopping after Halloween.
Well I am beat. Must finish checking my mail & go to bed!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Who survived? By the looks of this photo it wasn't Erin. :>)
Maybe it was Cheeks? He looks as if to say...well it wasn't that bad but we had an incident
What incident you ask? Well it seems that Cheek's diaper might not have been tight enough b/c he EXPLODED all over Aunt Erin. Somehow it's up the back of his clothing & Erin has it all down her leg.! Fortunately, both got cleaned up & from what I can see only Erin is traumatized by it.
As for me. I survived. No pics of me today. I was in a staff meeting from 9:30 to 3:30 so I wasn't able to really call home. Sure my mind wasn't really on the meeting but that was to be expected. I didn't cry but the separation anxiety did set in on the way to work. I missed him so much but I made it to the end of the day. Sure, my stomach was in a knot b/c I feel I should be home with him but if I want health insurance for my son & a roof over his head, back to work I go!
That's it. I am home, Cheeks is upstairs, I think asleep and in a few hours I will give him his last bottle & call it a night.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I LOVE IT!
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Look at that face! OMG...how can one resist just kissing it to pieces. :>)
Anywho, I have been tagged by Rachel.
I will list 5 weird things about me & then if you are tagged, you list 5 weird things about you!
1. My pinky toes sit sideways. I was told it was a birth defect but everyone in my family have toes like that, so um, no defect here.
2. I love pb&j & could eat it everyday.
3. Must have my sheets tucked in at all times so my toes do not slip out.
4. Must have the sheets covering my neck....helps to keep the vampires at bay.
5. When I point my finger, it's always bent.
I am tagging:
Friday, October 06, 2006
See that tushie?
How can that small, teeny, tiny tushie create so much poopie!???? I was very surprised to see what awaited me in the diaper today. It was enough to use as spackle for a 9ft wall. YUCK!
The photo is from Cheek's infant portrait session. Is it not gorgeous??????!!!!!!!!!!???????? Look at that tush? I love a baby's tushie.
I am attempting to get him on some sort of nap/bedtime schedule. As I type he is upstairs in his crib crying. I put him down & in 15 mins will go get him if he's still crying. He woke up at 4am, had a bottle & went back down. Got up at 8, had a bottle & hung out. He napped for 10 mins here, 15 min's there, so I think he had maybe 25 mins of a nap before lunch. Ate his lunch, then fell asleep for about 15 mins. Then he played with the fishes & I changed him & put him down. Now he is crying. Breaks my heart but I know he needs a nap. I have to be strong & not run up there & get him. He likes to be held during the day to fall asleep. I don't mind but he can't become dependent on it.
On a scrappy note I moved my supplies to the downstairs & all the holiday crap upstairs. On a sad scrappy note, Scrapbook Answers is stopping publication. What a bummer! It was a great mag & I had a free sub that just started :( Go figure!