Friday, December 11, 2009

Photo Friday

I have a goal. I will post at least once a week on this blog. You may only get a photo every week, though.
Today, I will show off the little loves of my life.

My handsome Little Lex

My beautiful little Eva
My babies decorating the ceramic tree we got from my Great-Grandma Hilda (Grandma Linda made it for GG. GG gave it to me the year I had Lex).
My little ones playing in their "clubhouse"
They piled pillows and blankets in the corner under the counter by their kitchen set.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Too Funny

We had our annual lease renewal inspection yesterday (was supposed to be last Thursday, but it got rescheduled) so that meant deep cleaning. I went to bed the night before around 1230am after cleaning most of the night, I then got up with Jason (and Lex's screaming, I'll get back to that...) at 5am and cleaned until 830am. I was exhausted. Lex and Eva got up for the day around 930am and I could barely keep my eyes open. Lex asked, "What's wrong, Mommy?" I told him, "Mommy just worked her butt off." "Your butt?" I laugh, "Yup, guess I can't sit down since I worked my butt right off!"

Lex had woken up screaming at 5am because his ear hurt. This little guy has had so many ear infections that he doesn't tell me when his ears hurt, I usually just have to watch for his usual signs, sick eyes, little to no appetite, overly crabby... it has to hurt him pretty bad for him to tell me it hurts. I gave him some motrin and had him lay back down. I took him into the doctor that afternoon. Double ear infection, the left was more infected than the right. The left is the only one he says hurts. The doctor sent the prescription over to Target. We went over and killed about an hour to wait for the prescption to be filled. When we went to pick it up, my lack of sleep and over-exhaustion was getting the best of me. The fax had JUST gotten there... it was going to take another half hour before it was ready. I had to go home and sit down, so we left and waited for Jason to get home to pick up Lex's medicine. While I was paying for the medicine, I stood in front of Lex and he dropped something on the ground, so I picked it up and he laughs, "Mommy, you still have your butt!"

That was probably a lot longer than it needed to be...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

And Life Got Away With Me...

Ok, it has been awhile since I've updated this blog, and I'm sorry. I can't promise this blog won't be forgotten again, but I promise to try and update at least once a month.

Well, Tuesdays are not terrible anymore, those two were flukes.

Eve has been attempting potty-training. She is obsessed with the picture of Dora on her Easy-Ups and that has helped fuel her along. Her first day, she only had two accidents. Of course, her excitement has died down a bit, so we are taking a break. We may try again within a week. She still doesn't say much, but oh boy! You should see the expressions this little girl has! She says, 'Mama', 'Mom mom', 'Dada', 'Buba (Brother)', 'Uh huh', and 'Dora'... she has said 'Jeff' and 'Yeah' a couple of times as well. I'm just waiting for the day she starts talking... it'll probably come out in sentences.

Lex started HeadStart last Monday and he really enjoys it. He doesn't really like the walk to his school, but once he is there, he enjoys it. He says that he made a new friend, Kodah. He is getting so big, last night he stood in front of me and said, "Mommy, I'm just getting so big! I keep growing everyday. Soon, I'll be as big as daddy!" It's sad because it is true. I wish I could freeze his growth for awhile and just keep him little a while longer.

Jason is still working with Christopher & Banks. He is looking for a security job and is looking to start school next semester.

Me, I've been filling the quiet portions of my day with writing. I have a novel in my head I need to get down on paper... or in the computer, rather. You can follow my journey here.

And that's all I've got for now.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Can I Just Say...

...I LOVE Sid the Science Kid and Super Why. Those are the only shows that completely capture Lex's attention throughout the entire show. I know I can play on the computer and have a distracted little boy, and he learns so much from those shows. Super Why helped him get better with his letter recognition. He was playing one of the Super Why games on and he was able to finish the game completely on his own! He is growing up waaay too fast.

I had a garage sale with my mom two weekends ago, we didn't do too horribly; I ended the sale with around $150 and got rid of most of my big baby things we really didn't need any longer. WE still have a lot to get rid of so we will be having one more at the end of August. We decided that any of the toys that sold would be money for the kids. They got $10, so I doubled it and both the kids got to pick out a new toy. Lex got a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Eva got a Care Bear. The Care Bear was down the same aisle as the baby dolls and you should have heard Eve FREAK out when she finally noticed we were right next to the babies. I have never seen a little girl soooo into baby dolls. We had to get out of that aisle quickly, she already has plenty of dolls, considering she is barely over 1. I think she has about 10 baby dolls, probably more. We got to checkout and I seperated the toys from our items and handed Lex the cash, he looked so proud that he got to "buy" the toys by himself. It was adorable.

Time to get some cleaning done. Ick.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

So Much for that Idea...

I thought I'd write in this a little more than I have, but things have been busy.

There really isn't too much to update, I wish there was. I have been busy editing photos for the last couple days. I am hoping to start advertising to start a little more photography business. I figured out a few new things to do in Paintshop Pro. It makes editing and watermarking large amounts of photos much easier.

Last week was awful for me. I woke up and quickly bounced off the bed to shut off the ear-splitting alarm and ended up getting a spasm in my neck that had me balled up on the floor at the foot of the bed and the alarm still loudly blasting out music. Luckily the kids did not wake up as I screamed profanities. As the day went on, the spasms not only got worse, they became more frequent. I ended up calling Jason at work, in tears, begging him to come home. Thankfully he was able to come home and help me lift Evey and Peyton. I ended up going to the doctor and was told it was a muscle strain, but they wouldn't give me a muscle relaxant since I am stil breastfeeding Eva. They gave me a pain killer, though, that is excreeted in breastmilk... does that make much sense? The next day I was still getting the spasms, but not as badly. I am typing this on Sunday evening and the strain occured on Tuesday, and I am still sore.

I must head to bed, but I hope to update this blog a little more frequently.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

From Computer to Life

I have been a part of an online mommies message board since December 2007. I have "met" many fabulous mothers on this site and they have been a part of my everyday life. I never thought I would actually refer to people I have never actually met as friends, but I do.

Tuesday evening, two of these friends went from written words and pictures referred to as siggies to real life people. Jaime and her son Brier and Melody and her son Ethan came over to our house for a playdate and dinner. All the kids got along so well and it was so much fun to see those three playing together.



Wednesday, we went to the MN Zoo and also got to meet Maryann and her son, Nic. The kids all had a great time. Lex and Jaime were feeding the chickens some goldfish crackers and Evey decided she wanted some. Well, since she was walking around and happened to be the same size as the chickens, one of them saw the crackers in her hand and knocked her down to try to get the crackers. Poor Evey was so scared. Lex decided Jaime was his new best friend and was constantly leaving me to be right by her. He also thought Nic was "a great kid" (his own words). He kept making Nic crack up, this little cutie has the best, most infectious laugh. Ethan is such a sweetheart, he is really laid back and totally adorable. Brier is also a little cutie and was a total ham for me when I was taking pictures, I like camera hams!

The Stroller Brigade

Right before that chicken knocked her over.

My babies!

The boys: Nic, Ethan, and Brier

Brier, Eva, and Nic

Eva and Nic

Ethan and Eva, all tuckered out

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Start

"I love this crazy, tragic,
Sometimes almost magic,
Awful, beautful life"
~Awful, Beautiful Life by Darryl Worley

My name is Aimee, I am a 26 year old wife to Jason and Stay at Home Mom to a crazy 4 year-old boy, Alexander, and a goofy little 1 year-old girl, Evalyn.

I love my life and wouldn't change a thing.