Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I took Cayleigh-Grace in for her year physical last week and she is up to 24lbs now, her head is 18in around and she is 29.5in tall. She has 12 teeth and is even starting to run.
Kiale goes in for his appointment in October and I cannot wait to see how tall he is!! I just hope he ends up tall like his daddy, KS is 6ft 5in.
It seems the weather here is finally starting to cool off it only got up to 89 here today. I am really hoping it starts cooling off Cayleigh-Grace and I are finally able to go out and play during lunch for more than 5 minutes before she gets miserable because of the heat.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
I did not catch my daughter just in the nick of time, before she put our TV remote controls in the toilet!
I did not have to stick my hand down the toilet bowl just to make sure Cayleigh-Grace did not drop a wooden block down it, and I did not see the wooden block behind the toilet bowl after digging around in the water for it. Yuck!
We did not find a wonderful home for Jackson a couple of weeks ago, and I did not get a wonderful report from the new owners saying how well he is doing now.
We did not spend a wonderful and relaxing weekend doing absolutely nothing and just enjoying each others company this weekend, and I am not going to miss these wonderful weekends terribly once Kiale leaves for basic training in a month and a half.
Colin did not have to clean his and Kiale's room that they share by himself twice this past week because he refused to help Kiale clean it.
Kiale did not make a goal this weekend to climb every tree in our yard and he did not get eaten up by mosquitoes in the process.
Cayleigh-Grace did not finally say dada again to KS, she has not refrained from saying that for a couple of months now, and KS was not thrilled to hear her say it when he got home last night.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
On a lighter note, my year anniversary of blogging is coming up on the 5th of October... I was thinking about having a giveaway to celebrate my 1st blogging birthday. So stay tuned on the 5th to see how to enter.
Today I was able to take in cupcakes to his classroom, which is always a treat. It is still so unbelievable to think that I have a son in kindergarten... I really am just so happy with our life together as a family, and birthdays just make me that much happier! Thank you Lord for all you have given us!
Kiale wanted breakfast for dinner for his birthday so that is exactly what he got! Bacon, eggs, and pancakes! The boy was in heaven, he was thrilled, and he even got a cookie cake for dessert!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
54 days until he leaves...
54 days until I become a single and yet married mom...
54 days until I have to drop the most important person in my life off at a hotel and spend the remainder of my time with a cell phone attached to me...
54 days until I start jumping every time the phone rings hoping its him...
54 days until I see what "hard" really is...
54 days until I become the proudest wife there is seeing my husband fulfilling his dreams and becoming the person he wants to be...
54 days until I become a stronger wife and mother...
54 days until we become an entirely new family...
54 days until we become who we were always meant to be...
54 days until we put "our" family first and the rest of our family second...
54 days until we become an Army family.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
>September 20th 2003 was spent like any other Saturday for KS and I. Pack up grab the dog and head to the cabin for the weekend. Little did we know this was going to be far from any normal weekend. That Saturday was spent with KS fishing and me floating around in the tube in the lake out the cabin. We decided to go have dinner in
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Party bags are meant for storing,
Plates and spoons,
Cups and bowls,
Salt and Pepper...
So when you hear a pouring sound,
You better go and see what it could be,
Cayleigh-Grace could be playing...
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Well our little princess is 1... it still amazes me everyday when I look at her how fast she has grown. She now has 11 teeth... 12 any day now, just waiting on that last molar to break through. This girl is into EVERYTHING!! Its crazy, if she isn't supposed to touch or go near it she is all over it! She has been getting quite an attitude lately as well, I'm not sure if I like that part though. She is still nursing an average of 6 times a day and she is still in size 4 diapers. Her are some pics from her actual birthday. She had yellow rice and chicken for lunch with a side of chocolate cake, and for her birthday present she got a brand new Tinkerbell chair. She LOVES this chair, I am so glad we got it for her!! She is also pointing at everything!! It is so cute, she will point and then say some sort of baby babble, its just too cute!
Friday, September 11, 2009
~Where God wants me~
As you might remember, the head of a company survived
9/11 because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn't go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.
One of them
Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.
Car wouldn't start.
Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work
But before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am
Stuck in traffic ,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone ...
All the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
This is exactly where God wants me to be
At this very moment..
Next time your morning seems to be
Going wrong ,
The children are slow getting dressed,
You can't seem to find the car keys,
You hit every traffic light,
Don't get mad or frustrated;
It May be just that
God is at work watching over you.
May God continue to bless you
With all those annoying little things
And may you remember their possible purpose
I copied this from Married to the Army's blog. I felt it was too beautiful not to share.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Everyone has their "favorite times" when it comes to raising children. For my husband and I that favorite time is from pregnancy to year 1. I knew it was going to be hard on me to see September 3rd roll around but I didn't think it would be as hard as it really is. Don't get me wrong I am so happy that it is her birthday and I am so thankful and blessed to have a wonderful, healthy, and sweet spirited daughter, but to me once they turn one it is the end of a chapter in their lives, and to me that chapter is the sweetest chapter of all... I have already been on the phone in tears will my Mom today. Neither of the boys 1st birthdays hit me like Cayleigh-Grace's has, and I do not know if it is because I have no desire to have anymore children at this point (a feeling I have NEVER had before) or because I am scared that once she grows I will never get to experience all that goes on with her needing and depending on me like she does now. I am so excited to see and experience all of the wonderful milestones that will be coming in the next few years, it is just so hard to let go of all the amazing thing that happen during the baby phase, because in my opinion it is the shortest and sweetest phase of all.
~ I promise that Part 2 will be the happier side to her birthday and all about our little birthday girl!