Well it's the last day of June, that means we could potentially have a new baby in the house in just four short weeks. Maybe we'll be in a new house by then or at least have a contract on this one. One can only hope and pray the rest is up to God.
Any, today while out to lunch with some friends I picked up a copy of the July issue of "The Jackson Kidz Directory". They recently had a photo contest and I entered some photos of JP and knew they would be putting some of the contestants on the front cover. And sure enough there on the front cover is one of JP's pictures!!! So of course I had to grab a few copies to give to friends and family. In August they will be announcing the winner!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
JP and I went to the park today about 4pm. Yes we waited too late in the day to go to the park but that's the first thing he said when he woke up from his nap-"go to park". Which I had mentioned this morning and intended on doing early in the day before it go too hot. But we got busy playing with his trains and ran didn't get to the park before naptime.
So I thought of a well shaded park in the area and off we went. We arrived to a parking lot full of day care buses (well only three but they took up half the parking lot). These kids had to be 7-10 years old-which can only spell disaster!! But I decided to tackle it anyway. JP lasted about 30 minutes and he was ready to go home. At one point I had to jump up and grab him-apparently he was trying to get away from the big kids and since the big kids were up by the slide and on the stairs he decided to escape through a hole which was about 4 feet from the ground. Luckily I caught a glimpse his little Thomas the Train shoes coming through the hole just as I was passing by and was able to help him down.
After leaving the park I thought what a great time to get a sno cone. BIG mistake. We got out of the vehicle and up to the window, only to discover the guy in front of us had ordered 10 snocones!! But you can't tell a 2.5 year old the wait is too long-and I certainly cannot deny my craving for a snocone..so we waited and waited and waited. We stood in line for 30 minutes in the blazing hot sun before getting out snocones. Needless to say the wait for the snocone was much more draining than the 30 minutes we spent at the park.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Here are a few LO's I did of our camping trip. We camped out for my niece's 2nd birthday. We all had a great time. Luckily it wasn't too hot and we were able to enjoy cool weather in the evenings. The kids had a great time riding their little 4-wheelers and walking the trails. For the birthday party we were going to fill the pool up-but once we got there we realized we didn't have a hose and we weren't about to carry buckets of water out to fill the pool. The kids had fun pretending there was water in the pool. We also enjoyed a big breakfast Saturday morning with eggs, toast, bacon and sausage. And Saturday night "uncle Robert" and JP sang around the campfire.
We will surely have to get together soon for another camping trip!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Well I am 33weeks 1day today. Although I am loving it I am definately more tired these days. A simple trip to the grocery for milk and toilet paper wears me out. Going downstairs to prepare lunch, eat it, and walking back upstairs drains me completely. But I am trying a new energy drink and trying to remember to take my prenatal vitamins-hopefully this will give me some much needed energy to get through the rest of the pregnancy.
Baby is still moving around a lot. I am thinking this one will be bigger than JP-it just moves around a lot differently than he did. Sometimes it can be painful-I don't remember JP's movements ever being painful.
Names: we have decided on a girls name-but still trying to come up with a boy's name. We have several contenders but nothing set in stone yet. Although if you ask JP what the baby's name is going to be if it's a boy, he'll say...Spencer. That is the name of one of his trains.
Dr's appointment: I go back to the Dr. next Tuesday. Luckily DH happens to be off work that day and I won't have to take Jacob with me. He wasn't too bad last time we went but he wanted to leave as soon as we walked into the door and he tried to run off while they were taking my blood pressure. Hopefully he will get use to it-because he'll have to go with me from now on since DH is no longer off on Tuesdays.
Bedtime routine: we have changed our bedtime routine. Since JP has been in his toddler bed-about 2.5 months now, I have been laying down with him, watching a video with him and staying until he falls asleep. Which means I usually fall asleep or I am too tired to do anything else by the time he falls asleep. So that meant my "me time" was gone-wasted. So I decided to let daddy take care of bedtime. When I am not here daddy reads JP a story, puts him to bed and JP stays in bed. Daddy doesn't stay with him until he falls asleep and JP might get up one time but usually stays in his bed and falls asleep on his own. So I figured it was only fair to let daddy take over "bedtime". The first two nights were rough-JP got up at least 10 times and cried. But since then it has worked great. He's a little reluctant to go downstairs and get into bed without me but I usually walk downstairs and tell him goodnight and then daddy starts a story. It has been wonderful!!! I get "me time" and DH and I get "us time". We should have implemented this months ago!!!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
This is what we found yesterday while birthday shopping for a friend. We didn't find anything for the friend but we did pick up this adorable LSU football uniform for only $9. The outfit was $3 and the helmet was $6! What a bargain!! He just looks so adorable!! His favorite part...the ball he found while mommy was trying to find the right size outfit.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Here is my card for Emily's week 10 challenge. I painted and sanded-yet again. Then sewed a piece of patterned paper to the card-my first time to sew on a scrapbooking project. Then I placed the flower on jewel with glue. Then added the brads and rub-ons. I wrote some reminders to myself on the petals of the flower and one last reminder using brads. "note 2 self: remember to life, laugh, smile, dance, sing, and love.
Here is my attempt to catch up on Emily's mini art journal. This is the prompt for week 13-"what's on my mind..." "....my life at 30". I'll be turning 30 this year and I have been thinking about my life a lot lately. What's next?, where's my life going?, what's my purpose?, ...etc, etc.
Not real thrilled with how the front of the card turned out. I painted and sanded the card, then placed a few strips of ribbon on the top half, then put a flower on it and wrote on it-I hate my handwritting. I think my handwritting really turns a somewhat decent card into a terrible card. So if I can avoid using my handwritting I do. Anyway, on the back of the card I glued a piece of tissue paper to cover the entire back. Then in the swirly pattern I wrote the things that are going through my head these days.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Went today for my 30 week check up. Everything is going great. Baby's HB was 123-which typically means a boy. I thought at first it was a boy, but now I am getting the feeling it is a girl. So who knows. JP still says he is having a baby sister. Now I start going every 2 weeks. I'll keep you updated!!