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 PBSKids.org 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.