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Monday, June 30, 2008

No one likes a bragger

Lately I have incorporated running into my morning walks. I have never been a runner and would rather do an hour of aerobics than run. However, this is the only way I can work out with the kids and I have noticed a difference in my clothes since I have started working out which helps with the motivation to continue. There are a couple of other ladies who are also pushing their kids around too, so it does help that I am not doing it by myself. Well, Eric who is an avid runner and can basically work out when he chooses decided to join me this Sunday morning. Of course, “Mr. know it all” starts to correct me on my breathing and how I am running, when we get home I covered in sweat, my legs feel like they are going to fall off and I can’t breathe. He says that he didn’t even sweat because he is used to running more than 5 miles at a time. It was at that time I told him he was no longer allowed to come with me and that when he has given birth to two children which totally screws with your body then he can compare us. That is when my loving husband turns and says, “I thought we were both pregnant”. I won’t tell you what I said because it wasn’t nice. Show off!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Gracie's 4 month

Four months have come and gone so fast. We went to her well baby check-up today so here are her stats. She weighs 17 lbs, height is 25.8 inches and her head circumference is 41.2 . She is in the 95th percentile for her height and her weight. She is such a chunk! She was all smiles till she got the shots but that was to be expected. Lately she has still been hungry after her feedings so we will be starting cereal within a couple days. I think she is going to love it but we will see. Besides her getting bigger, she still loves to sit and watch Ethan. I think he just moves so much that it grabs her attention. This morning she was just screaming at him. She would say something and then she would stop for a minute or two then start up again. It was cracking Ethan up. I told him she was telling him to behave. He just gives her kiss, calls her "funny sister" and runs away.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Splashing around

I know that my posts are getting far and few between but I have just been so busy. Eric has already been on a handful of tdy's since we got here but thankfully he has now told me that he isn't going on anymore. However, while he was gone I did have a lot of fun shopping for the house especially since Eric wasn't there to say no to any of it. I always joke that if it isn't for a dollar Eric won't buy it. With two small kids painting and hanging decor is out of question. Therefore, everything is on the floor waiting for Eric to hang them up. The best part is decorating Gracie's room. It is so fun shopping for little girl items. Ethan's room was just pure boy so I think I am living vicariously through her. I was telling Eric I can't wait till she is big enough for a bed because I want one of those big white canopy beds. I have always wanted a princess bed! I still got to paint one of her walls but it all seems to be coming together. Once finished I will post some pictures.

For Father's Day weekend we drove to San Angelo and had a barbecue with some friends out at the lake. Of course, we had a lot of fun but it was a bitter sweet weekend because now that we have moved this close, our friends are pcsing some where else. Ethan had fun swimming and fishing with the boys and we as always enjoy their company. We hope they move somewhere really cool because I know we will be visiting them regardless where. For Father's Day we were driving back but once we got home Ethan surprised his Dad with his gift. Ethan is right around that age where Father's Day and Mother's Day start to really feel special. He had fun showing the card he picked out especially for Dad and showed him where he signed it. After that he kept saying "Happy Father's Day" to Eric over and over. It was cute and I know it made Eric's day! The first video is of the boys splashing each other and the last one is of Gracie laughing and yelling.

Swimming at the pool
Playing on the slip n' slide

Gracie on her stomach

Friday, June 06, 2008

Anyone need a cane?

This week my best friend Tiffany came to visit us while on her way to visit her new niece. We realized while she was here that we have known each other for 10 years which made going to see Sex in the City a perfect girl’s night out. I had fun and it was great to catch up. I am sure after being at our house she will probably pass on kids though! She was thrown into potty training hell. Despite Ethan having difficulty when we were back home due to him being preoccupied with his cousins, once we got home everything went back to normal. He continues to pee in the toilet but that is it. I am lost and don’t know how to fix this. Anyways, Tiffany had to leave us so we meet with her family at Cracker Barrel to do the exchange. I don’t know what got into Ethan during lunch but he was acting out and just wouldn’t listen. Some warnings later he still was being difficult so I took him to the bathroom where he was going to have his time out. We both stand in the corner and he cries for the whole two minutes. When he is done I remind him that if he cannot sit in his chair and eat his food then he and I are going to go sit in the car while everyone has fun. Sounds reasonable right? As soon as I stand up and turn around there is an old woman standing right behind me and says this, “Please don’t be mean to your child, you are hurting him.” Already flustered, two scenarios run through my mind. Grab the cane she is using and run with it to the nearest dumpster or speak my mind. So I decided to do both. Just kidding, but it did cross my mind. I said “Ma’am, it is time out for a two year old, if I wanted to hurt him I would have smacked him around”. Of course she wasn’t too happy with my answer but I doubt we were going to best friends after that. However, I am sure if we were sitting next to her table when he was acting the way we did, I would have gotten the horrible ‘please control your child’ look. It doesn’t matter what you do someone is always going to have an input on how you raise your child. Oh well, I will put that comment with the other ‘Oh know you didn’t’ comments like “Are you a stay at home mom because you couldn’t find a job” and my all time favorite “Why would you want more”.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Family visit

Here our some photos of our last visit back home. It was great to see everyone and I know Ethan enjoyed playing with all of his cousins. It was a busy week visiting with our big family but we made sure to include some down time at White Sands Monument. Ethan had so much fun and loved going down the sand dunes. He is still talking about it and keeps asking when we will be going back to White Sands.

Ethan and Cousin Jacob
Gracie enjoying Ethan's old napping spot

Uncle Dave, Aunt Danielle, Gracie, Ethan and Eric
Ethan and Eric riding down the sand dune

Ethan and Jacob going down the dune

If one goes, so does the other
Gracie and I relaxing

Adorable Gracie

Our little Family

I love this picture because Ethan is going to give her a kiss and you can see the excitement in Gracie's face.

Gracie and Ethan with their Great Grandmother Maria

Here is a Video of Ethan going down the sand dune