Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Party!

Cole had 2 Halloween parties this week! One at each preschool. He attend's Ms. Angie's preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-10:45am and Ms. Carol's on Wednesdays from 8am-10:45am. Next year he will attend 4 days a week! They are both very different as far as teaching styles go...but he loves them BOTH!

ANYWAYS...he had 2 parties and boy did they get lots of stuff! Parents (well most parents) made snacks for the parties AND sent goodies for their pumpkins. I had no clue that it started THIS EARLY! The pictures are from Ms. Angie's party. :)

Ms. Angie making a pumpkin out of paper to the tune of a story....can't remember it! Every day for story time they sit on the red line :)
Fat Janet and Cole at the party. LOOK at all that food. sheesh. AND...I've really only gained 2 pounds at the most...hard to tell by my puffy face.

Cinderella attended the party too! And ate a cupcake and got her dress dirty :)

Cole (Woody) and Ms. Angie! He adores her!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I don't understand Joy Behar most of you know I can't stand Joy Behar, (the redhead on The View). Everyday she makes a complete fool of herself and liberals across the world, in my opinion. Today I feel she crossed the line.

The episode started with a bashing of Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell. Sure...she's made some dumb comments. However, todays bashing was over her PRAYING. They showed clips of her saying, "Sure I think God is playing a role in this election" and, "If people want to pray for me, I ask them to pray for my staff and to open the eyes of the voters." Never does she say, "PRAY FOR ME" or "PRAY THAT GOD HELPS ME WIN" the way Joy Behar claimed she did.

Joy went on to say that you shouldn't pray for stupid things because God is too "busy" to listen to stupid prayers. He's too busy taking care of the people in Asia dealing with the typhoon. Really Joy? Do we believe in the same God? God is NEVER too busy to listen to a prayer, no matter how minor. I pray the eyes of the voters are opened too! I pray her staff knows their stuff and does what they should. I pray that my kids have a safe day and Justin has a successful day at work. I pray that my little bean baby keeps growing. Is God too busy to answer those prayers?

To top it all off...she then went on to say that Sharron Angle from Arizona is a "Bitch" (a word she has called women almost every day) and is going to Hell. She said this over and over again and SHOUTED it! So let me get this believe God can't answer stupid prayers...but you can condemn people to Hell?

Joy are ridiculous and in my opinion need to be taken off the view!

Friday, October 22, 2010

8 weeks! (or more?)

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along
: 7wks 6days (ultrasound shows 8wks 4days?)
Size of baby: Baby Pierce is the size of a kidney bean!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: lost 2 lbs from last only up 2 lbs!
Maternity Clothes: No...but I'm in that bloated stage and I think I'll be in them by 10 weeks...then I won't have to squeeze into my pants anymore!!! I live in workout pants and t-shirts these days!
Gender: No clue....Heart rate was 165...
Movement: Nada!
Sleep: sleeping HORRIBLY! I toss and turn and my back and hips's HORRIBLE!
What I miss: feeling decent. I feel like a lump on a log...a painful lump.
Cravings: All food sounds terrible to me right now. I have to make myself eat...but then I can't stop!
Symptoms: EXHAUSTION, nausea...oh how I hate you, (haven't been sick yet though), more frequent potty breaks, gas, backache and some abdominal pain also.
Best Moment this week: Doctor's visit TODAY! I went because of excruciating back pain. They did an ultrasound and the baby is measuring 8 weeks 4 days with a heart rate of 165bpm! It looked big and I even saw it's little arm & leg nubs move around! lol!

I'm still in a lot of pain...we aren't sure why...but I'm so relieved that the baby is fine! I'm hoping that the pain goes away so I can somewhat enjoy this pregnancy!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Natalie is a SCARED little girl :(

I made a DUMB move yesterday and didn't even realize it! I was flipping through the channels and came across the movie, "Tremors". I stopped and watched it and then got distracted. Natalie and Cole had been playing in the play room, but all of a sudden I heard, "OH NO MOMMY! OH NO!!!" Natalie was crying and scared. of those darn snakes had eaten a man! EEK! I flipped the channel and told her it was pretend and kicked myself for making my baby witness that! I figured she was ok... Um...NO!

Last night she had her stories read to her and prayed....and then the drama started. She wanted the light ON...but that wasn't good enough, she wanted us to carry her and hold her and read to her and SLEEP IN OUR BED. I tried to just shut her in her room...but I felt guilty because she was SHAKING. She kept saying, "There's something out my window". Which of course there WASN'T...but I felt strange trying reason with this 1 year old! haha! Cole went and gave her a kiss and said, "Baby...there's no ghosts or monsters in your room!" (not sure if that helped or hurt the I even got my statue of Mary (Jesus' know...a Catholic thing) and let her give her a kiss and put her on her dresser and told her that Mary was watching out for her. Worked for a little bit....but Finally I agreed to let her stay in my room, but she stayed up for at least an hour talking. "Mommy, listen to me...I'm talking to you!". "Mommy, I love kitty and Bubba and Daddy and You and Grandma and Grandpa and Mimi and Papa..." "Look Mommy, Kitty's playing Hide & seek...PEEK A BOO" This seriously went on for an hour. FINALLY she fell asleep. She woke up about 3 times telling me to "TURN DA LIGHT ON!"

Today I went to lay her down for a nap (12:30pm) and it was daylight and she STILL wanted the lights on! I tried laying on her floor while she was in her crib...but she talked, and I finally got out of her room and she screamed for a few minutes...I went back in there and she said, "Mommy I cried for 10 minutes already". Seriously? How does she even know that? After a kiss and hug for Mary...she finally crashed and I got a good nap in!!!

Lesson not EVER EVER EVER let your babies catch a glimpse of a scary movie. It is totally not worth it! :) I promise to try to be a better Mommy! Hoping for a better night tonight!

Monday, October 11, 2010

6 weeks!

I'm 6 weeks and 2 days :) Maybe I'll try to do this my whole pregnancy! AND...maybe I'll add pictures!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 6 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby Pierce is the size of a peppercorn! lol!!!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 4 lbs (don't judge me! I never gained weight until past 10 weeks with my other 2!!!)
Maternity Clothes: No...but I'm in that bloated stage and I think I'll be in them by 10 weeks...then I won't have to squeeze into my pants anymore!!! I live in workout pants and t-shirts these days!
Gender: No clue....although I think my symptoms are similair to Cole's....maybe boy?
Movement: Nada! DUH! I felt natalie really maybe 10 weeks or so? So I'm hoping soon! Well...except excessive gas bubbles :)
Sleep: I try to nap once a day while the kiddos are napping...but still not getting enough sleep at night because I refuse to give up reading at night...and it's TV season and all my shows are until 10pm!
What I miss: Working out HARD...sheesh! I can't even jog 3 miles without stopping...I think if I would slow down I could...but I'm silly and like to run at my normal pace.
Cravings: All food sounds terrible to me right now. I have to make myself eat...but then I can't stop!
Symptoms: EXHAUSTION, nausea...oh how I hate you, (haven't been sick yet though), more frequent potty breaks (like today at aerobics, ha!), gas...ugh, dizziness
Best Moment this week: Doctor's visit last Wednesday and everything seemed fine! NO ultrasound until 20 weeks! Can you believe it???? They drew blood and said they'd call if there was anything calls yet!

Friday, October 8, 2010

October Happenings

Just thought I'd share a few pictures from this month! We are loving fall and enjoying preschool! haha! They are doing great and seem to be happy, normal kids!

~Cole is currently learning the letter E and the number 4 and the color Orange.
~He seems to be adjusting well to preschool. He loves Mrs. Angie and Mrs. Carol!
~He is doing GREAT at potty training and I finally see an end in sight!

~Natalie is still our little chatterbox! She likes to say, "Watch out MISTER" and "I have a baby in my tummy". haha!
~She knows her colors for the most part and can count to ten...although she usually does it like this, "TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT".
~Her curly hair is continuously both unruly and so cute at the same time!

They love each other and love us. They are both excited to have a new baby in the family! I am too!! If I can just keep my stress level low.

Enjoy the pictures!

Fire Prevention week = a fun ride on the fire truck around the neigborhood!

Cole and the fire truck!

Cole's preschool class with "Mrs. Angie" ( can see Natalie behind cole...hehe)

Fun fall project we did! I told them to go pick up leaves. Cole found great leaves. Natalie picked two leaves off the Chrysanthamum bush. I had to explain she needed to find DEAD leaves. ha!

Seriously...he's just the cutest boy I've ever seen. I LOVE that he has his Daddy's eyes!!

My little Red Raider fan (for now)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Our 7th Anniversary!

Today Justin and I have been married for 7 years! It seems like yesterday in so many ways....but it also seems like a LIFETIME ago too (actually 2 lifetimes ago!) We've been together ALMOST 10 years!
During the time of getting ready for our wedding we were opening up 2 new Market Streets in Dallas. We literally worked all day and either saw each other all day or didn't see each other at all. I was overly stressed planning a wedding in Lubbock...while working and living in Dallas. Our wedding day was the BEST DAY EVER! I relaxed and married my best friend! Everything was perfect in its imperfect way! Our cake tilted a bit, i had a big pimple, it sprinkled a little, we hardly had anyfood at the dinner...haha! The honeymoon was our first vacation in a year and I was in SHOCK! lol! I wish we were going on a trip to the Mayan Riviera RIGHT NOW! lol! Maybe for our 10 year!!!
In honor of our 7th anniversary, here are 7 things I love about my husband:
1. He looooooves me :)
2. He works so hard to provide for us...seriously...I'm so proud of him! (and...I've always thought he's soooo sexy in his United manager shirt!)
3. He is an AMAZING father. If I had to go on a surprise 2 week trip alone today...I would have NO doubts what so ever about leaving the kids with him. We are equals when it comes to parenting! In fact...our kids would probably rather be with him than me...haha!
4. He forgives my crazy moods...which have been more common the past few weeks ;)
5. He takes care of me. I always feel safe and loved when Justin is with me. (unless it's a tornado...haha...long funny story)
6. His faith grows daily...and really...he is the epitomy of good. If you know Justin you know he is one of the RARE, downright good men. I look at Justin and KNOW that God is good!!
7. He is my best friend. There's nobody I'd rather be with at anytime. I share everything with him and he keeps me sane. I still get butterflies in my tummy when I see him and I still can't believe he's mine forever! Thank you God!!