Friday, May 29, 2009

Mrs. H & Hayden (5/22)

What is it that makes a kindergarten teacher so special? I still remember mine from back in the day and I will never forget her. She was absolutely awesome and I loved being in her class. Hayden's teacher made me think of her so much. Both were pretty with blonde hair, had fun personalities and the ability to make a kid feel special. I hope Hayden always remembers this woman because she helped start his school career off with a bang. Thanks to her, he is well prepared for the education that lies in front of him. Thanks Mrs. H for all that you have done for Hayden and thanks Mrs. Davis for all that you did for me. :)

Field Day (from 5/22)

I am a little bit behind on my photos. These were taken last Friday at Hayden's field day and it was the last day of school for him. I can't believe that I now have a first grader on my hands. Wow! Time sure does fly.

H cheesing it up for the camera

Emerson spent the morning playing with his preschool buddy, Riley, while Hayden participated in the events. Unfortunately the weather stunk that morning so they were both cold. They had to run around just to keep warm, lol. Both of my kiddos were in swim trunks because the field day theme was "Beach Bash". What a joke! They froze their patooties off but had fun regardless.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Stuff

Ok, I am not much of a girly girl when it comes to clothes and accessories but I have been rather naughty lately. I just bought the shoes shown above from They are so adorable. Because they are made by Born (style-Lucie), they are also somewhat comfortable. I had them in brown also but ultimately decided to send them back to purchase the black Soho Coach bag/wallet below (I got the brown bag and wallet for Mother's Day):

Now I am broke but at least I have a few new goodies. :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

If it ain't one thing it's another, I have strep throat. Any lactation experts out there?

Dang it. I have had a sore throat for the past 3 days accomodated by a mild fever. I finally decided to go to a doctor yesterday and learned that I have strep throat. Why in the world am I the only one in this household that gets sick all the dang time? It's so weird. I have kissed everyone around here and shared food/drink over the past week and still no one else has caught it. Isn't strep supposed to be highly contagious? Don't get me wrong, I am glad that no one else has it but it is so strange how I seem to be the only target. So now I have had a uterine infection, mastitis, numerous colds and strep throat over the past 9 weeks. What's next-swine flu? I am now at a breaking point and I cannot take it any more. I need to get healthy again. Could lactating keep my immune system down just like during pregnancy? It sure seems that I have been on tons of antibiotics since having baby girl. My milk has taken a hit each time that I have to take meds so I am really frustrated at this point. Yesterday's pumping sessions ended with a noticeable drop in production. I am beginning to think that I need to wean but I hate to do that to baby girl. It's just getting too hard to keep up an acceptable amount of milk when I keep getting sick. Is there anything I should be doing to keep my immune system up or will I just have to stop lactating to build my immunity back up? Any advice??

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Catching Up-Zoo, Kidlet Updates, Boobies, etc.

Back in April, we headed to the Denver Zoo with Johnna and her kiddos. We had a good time picnicing on one of the lawns. There seemed to be a ton of Canadian geese nesting and that was pretty cool. See Emerson above? He is looking at the goose from afar because he was afraid of being pecked to death if he got too close, lol.

Here's Talan trying to make Emerson smile for the camera. He was being a pain and just scowled at me until Talan stepped in to help.

A family of geese that we saw near a water fountain

My Mom flew in on April 25th to keep me company while Clayton went away on business. He was gone to Cinncinati for 2 weeks to take some kind of classes for work. I could never be alone at night that long because I get too scared so that is why Mom came to the rescue. It definitely helped having her here. We went out to eat a million times and had fun shopping. I introduced her to the legendary Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish and now she is hooked. The funny thing is that she doesn't even like shrimp all that much but loved these. Hubby was the same way too until he had them. They are totally addictive.

Emerson finished school last week. His school sponsored a fun picnic and then had a program later that evening. My last post on here has a pic of him in his cute outfit. Little boys look so adorable in ties (he calls it his ribbon, lol).

Hayden took his first field trip with his school to the zoo last week. He was so excited to ride the bus and eat a sack lunch. This Thursday is his official last day as a kindergartner and he will have a field day/beach bash party on Friday morning. He has been playing t-ball and played his first game last night. He did great! I love watching his team and he seems to really enjoy playing the sport. Thank God he has some interest in athletics. Last year he lolligagged on the fields as everyone else played soccer. He was so not interested, lol. Now he actually wants to play soccer again so we will register him for fall soccer soon. It just took him another year to want to play sports. Yay!! I love being a sports mama.

Both kiddos should be getting their passports soon. We applied for them last week. Once they arrive we will officially have all of our documents for the upcoming Disney cruise in September. Now we just need to get them swimming. Both boys are signed up for swim lessons starting in early June.

Now on to me. Check out the blurry photo below. Do you see that large mound that seems to be growing out of Hayden's cheek? That would be my new boobies, lol. Right now I am in a 34D bra which is just insane. I have lost all of my pregnancy weight but my boobies don't seem to be going anywhere. I am still pumping 3-4 times a day for the baby so that is why they haven't disappeared as of yet. I would love to be able to keep them but I know that they will shrivel after I wean. If I could just keep them I wouldn't need that surgery in July. Sheesh. That would save me a ton of money. Ahhh, but Mother Nature is so stinkin' cruel. She makes me blossom and then takes it all back later. Sigh....
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Sweet Boy

Emerson (4)

Here's a recent pic of big E in the front yard before his pre-k program for the end of the year. Isn't he adorable?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'm back!!

We had a wonderful visit with my Mom for the past few weeks and I have been really busy lately so my blog has been neglected. I am glad to say that life has returned to normal and I should be posting regularly again next week. It has been difficult just trying to do all the things that need to be done. Since it is the end of the school year and Hayden has been playing t-ball, life has been racing by. With all that being said, I will hopefully edit some photos tonight and get them posted so I can catch my blog back up to present day.

I will also try to post a pic of baby girl from the birth. Everyone keeps asking me about her and asking why I never posted a pic. I will see if I can. I need her Mommy's permission first so I can't guarantee it.