Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It's a BOY!!!! We were all super excited and I definitely was because I can't wait for him and Tyler to be best friends!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We were so excited and I'd been looking forward to them coming for a while now. But about an hour after they got there I left and headed up to the church for Shanna's shower. It was good and she got lots of good things. That night we had a teen devo at the Gardener's house. It was the last one for the seniors, so it was bittersweet. Back home to hang out and get ready for bed. I just love when my family is here!
So, Monday, I went to work and the fam just hung out. They went to the mall which I got to join them for a little while. It was fun, but I think the kids had had enough by the end of it, but they were super good the whole time. That night we went to Pancho Villas (our favorite Mexican place) for Austin's birthday. Too bad I didn't get a pic of him while they were singing happy birthday to him! He just turned 7 and it truly seems like yesterday that he was born!!! After that we took a family trip to Target and then went back to the house. Tuesday, was pretty much the same. I can't really remember what went on, but I"m sure it was some of the same stuff. Wednesday morning, David and I headed out pretty early for the hospital. I was having knee surgery and had to be there at 7:30. It was out-patient for a torn meniscus. My knee has been hurting for as long as I can remember, so when I finally went to the specialist, he said this is what needed to be done... So there you have it. All I remember was getting the IV in my hand and then that's it. I was out until they were saying, KiKi.... It's time to wake up... and repeat and repeat. One of my favorite people works there, Vicki, so she was my recovery nurse, so she had everyone in there calling me KiKi, it was so funny. All I remember thinking was, this feels so good, I just want to keep sleeping... Until they wheeled me out and gave me a diet coke. ;) Overall, it was a good surgery, I was off of it for pretty much 24 hours and then we were out and about. I was off of work for the rest of the week, so we took every advantage of it. I mean, I didn't go do anything crazy, but we were able to get out a little while. So the rest of the week we just hung out, They helped me tremendously rearranging my furniture and getting things into a more "house-like" manner. It was fun and I loved how it turned out, I'll have to post pics of that soon. We went to the park and had a dinner picnic and played rook every night. It was so fun! Then Sunday came and they had to leave, not only them, but David left too. He took the kids to South Carolina for a work camp all week. They had a blast and it was really good for all of them, but it was hard for me going from everyone to no one. But I took Monday and Tuesday off, so Ty and I played, went to the pool, took naps, went grocery shopping, went to the softball game, and just had a good time. So that made it all better! David came back really late Thursday night/Friday morning. Side note: Lately I have been so into the cake shows like Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes.. Any cake competition, so I got this crazy idea to make a cake Friday night, for no reason and I didn't have anywhere to take it, I just really wanted to see if I could do it. So I went and bought all the supplies and made it, complete with marshmallow fondant and all. I thought it turned out pretty good for being my first time and I enjoyed doing it, so it's my new hobby. I stayed up till 2:o0 in the morning making it! And then we got a call the next day, Saturday, from the Chunn's asking us if we wanted to come over for Vicki's birthday dinner... Score, I had the perfect place to take my cake. I was so excited and a little nervous, because I had no idea how it would taste. But they all said they liked it, so that was good. ;)
Sunday we went to church then out to eat to The Loop. Then home for a short nap, and then back to church for Austin's eagle scout ceremony. Then back home, then back to church again. So by the end of the day, I was exhausted and Tyler was even more because he got about a 30 minute nap the whole day. So I took him home, put him in bed and then David and about 20 kids came over for pizza. It was fun and I loved having them all over. Then Monday came and it was back to work...
Tuesday, Tyler turned 11 months. I can't believe that now in less than a month he will be one. Knock on wood, but he's slept through the night 8 nights in a row!!!! That's huge for us. He's a pretty good sleeper, but usually gets up at least once and I would have to give him a bottle, so you can imagine how excited I am!! He's walking/running like crazy. Wants to follow me all around the house now. Is content most of the time just playing with his toys. He's a ham and loves attention, as you can see in the videos. He has learned lots of new tricks this past month.
He really took off walking when Austin and Madi were here because he wanted to follow them around EVERYWHERE, so they came at an awesome time for his walking skills. ;) He's learning to talk more and says "Huh" all the time as to say, "what??" and then when he does it really fast back to back, that means, "I really want that or to do this, why are you not letting me???" and then he quickly gets over it. He's pretty good at getting hurt or mad and getting over it really quickly. He had a fall Wednesday and hit his gum and split it wide open. Darla, his babysitter, thought she might have to take him to the hospital because it wouldn't stop bleeding, but as soon as David got there, he was fine. I'm sure that is the first of MANY fun accidents!! :) He's around 21-22 lbs and I have no idea how tall, I guess we'll find out at his 1 year old check up, but he's really shot up the past couple of weeks. Oh and we now have 2 teeth on the bottom and almost 2 on the top!!! Yay those things were/are so stubborn!! Tyler is such a sweet kid and we are still enjoying him more than ever, we just light up thinking about him. I just can't believe how fast time really does go!!
So a few more things that have been going on lately...
Sarah, David's sister, moved out at the end of July. It's sad to see her leave (although she's only 5 miles down the road), but I know that she's ready to be on her own and out of her brother's house. We had fun while she lived with us and were very thankful for all her help!! We love you Sarah and know you can still come over whenever you wish! ;)
David has been cutting his hair for forever, but now he has also started cutting other people's hair too. A few weeks ago he cut Brian's hair and it turned out really good, then when Austin came, he cut his hair, then when we were over at the Chunn's for dinner Brian wanted his hair cut again. So it's been David's new little hobby and he really does do a great job with it! ;)
We found out that a family here that has been like our family, Brian, Vicki, Megan, and Austin Chunn are moving to Texas. Both Megan and Austin will be off at college, but we are so incredibly sad that Brian and Vicki won't be here. Brian and David are pretty much one and the same. They give each other a run for their money and are really great friends. It is going to be so hard to not have them here. I know the move it bittersweet for them, because it's a great job and pretty good timing, but they have been here 15 years. I can't imagine, but I do know that they will be greatly missed and especially by my little family. I'm going to stop here because I don't want to start crying... But just know it's going to be really hard and a really hard adjustment seeing them leave!
And on to more happier things... My friend Shauna had sweet little Trent on Tuesday. I so wish I could be there to hold that precious boy!! He looks just like his 2 year old brother, Trey! We are so happy for them and can't wait to see them again.
And... another one of my best friends, Shanna, is due on the 20th!! They did not find out what they are having and it's killing me. I am so excited and can't wait. So I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of "baby"!! So this coming week or next, we should have another precious little one! I'm so excited. This picture was taken at the game Monday night (Sorry Shanna, you're probably going kill me!) Brian, her husband, got smacked in the face with a ball that bounced up and I really thought it broke his nose, cause it just started pouring blood! But this was taken when she was trying to get her 10 month belly over to help him! She looks absolutely adorable, and I just love how the baby is sticking out in this picture, so I'm going to share. :) Love you both!!
So that is the end of this crazy, jump around blog. My mind is going 90 to nothing and I can't get my thought process together so that's why this was probably so hard to read, but I wanted to make sure I documented it all. So sorry! My papa and Aunt are coming in tonight from Cincinnati. His brother lives in King (about 20 minutes away) and they are throwing him a surprise 80th birthday party! So we are excited to have them come stay with us for the weekend!! It's sure to be a fun time!
I'll do better about keeping up so I won't have to do these crazy catch up blogs! Sorry some of the videos were sideways and so dark, I couldn't figure out how to edit them, but you get the point! :)