Wednesday, December 19, 2012

When you want to call CPS on yourself..

So the last few nights we have been struggling with the boys getting out of bed after we put them down for the night. This is a new struggle for us, since they have been doing really really well in this area for a long time.

Well tonight, we didn't hear any noise from the bedroom, and after cleaning up the kitchen I started reading a book in bed, with no noise coming from the monitor. Ahhh, finally the boys were back on track.

Felt good.

Until Alan came in the room and turned on the baby monitor....Oops. And not only was it off, but the boys had unplugged in in their room. Uh oh.

So I went in there to check on them, still not hearing any noise. I opened their door, and still no noise. But they weren't in bed. I didn't see them in the room either. But I did see the curtain was bulging a little.

Behind the curtain AND the blinds, on TOP of the window sill, stood two little boys. BUTT naked from the waist down. For the entire world to see as they drove past. (It was storming, which probably made them want to look out the window...) Oh seeing those two little bums, breaking so many rules, and imagining someone driving past seeing two naked little boys.... it made me want to laugh, cry and call CPS on myself all at the same time!

Oh the joys of parenthood!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Big News

We are expecting #3!! I am 12 weeks along (almost 13). Due June 12th.
The above pic is how we announced it on Facebook!

It is a singleton this time. The doctor confirmed this with not one, but two ultrasounds, so we're pretty certain!

We are excited to meet the new addition next summer :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Alan and I hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the third straight year.

The first year may not have counted, since I was working, and the boys were so young (and I was so busy with them), that the Grandparents made all the food! 

So this was the second year I hosted :)

I stressed about the house being perfect, about the turkey being perfect, about the table settings and seating assignments being perfect. Alan asked what I was so worried about, and I said, "It's Thanksgiving, your favorite holiday, I just want everything to be perfect!"

In the end (after lots of cleaning, scrubbing and baking) it all worked out. The house was clean, the turkey was tender, the company was great, and the food everyone brought was amazing!

This year I am Thankful for:
  • Alan, and all he does for our family, and for me :)
  • My oldest son, Adam
  • My youngest son, Matthew
  • Having twins. It has been a blessing watching them interact, and not having to wait until a younger sibling became old enough to play. They had a built in playmate from the begininng. The twin relationship has also taught them how to share. They understand taking turns (one of their favorite words is, "turn?"), and both of them have a very giving heart. I can't even give Adam two M&M's for peeing in the potty anymore, because he always runs and gives one to Matthew! <3 each="each" give="give" i="i" li="li" of="of" one="one" ow="ow" them="them">
  • My parents
  • Alan's parents
  • My brother & sister-in-law living in the area, with their newborn son (who will hopefully become a good playmate to our boys!)
  • My younger brother. Even though he lives far away, I am thankful we still have a relationship, and are able to video chat/regular chat online.
  • Our home
  • Alan's job, that enables us to provide for our family
  • The flexibility of my PRN job as a Nurse. It allows me to have a job and make some income, without leaving my boys very often (just once a week).
  • Also thankful I have been able to work so many Sundays lately, so Alan is able to watch the boys. That way we don't overtax the Grandparents/can use them for date nights ;)
  • Electricity....we take so many things for granted, but our lives would be so much different/less comfortable without electricity!
  • The ability to travel (as a family, and as a couple)
  • My extended family: Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, etc. Family is great :)
  • My church family
  • Our ability to host Thanksgiving with both sides of the family
  • So much more!!!
  • Matthew after completing his Hand Turkey the night before Thanksgiving. (Don't look, but you can see the kitchen was nowhere near clean the night before)
    Two years of Hand Turkeys (Adam's turkeys on the left, Matthew's on the right). Now a proud tradition!
  • Alan and Daniel (my brother) playing tether ball Thanksgiving morning.
    The park was so beautiful. It really felt and looked like Fall.
    The little boys are a little close to the game.... No toddler injuries thankfully...
    ....Just some adult injuries. Here is Matthew kissing Uncle Daniels' "boo boo"
Love this picture! Matthew is in green, Adam in red. Little cousin in blue :)
Adam in the fire pit ;)
Matthew exploring nature 
My second ever turkey
Table 1
Table 2. We hosted 14 adults and 3 kids, including our family
This is a family friend that is also Alan's chiropracter. Alan sees her about once a week, and we bring the boys along. This time, the tables are turned, and Matthew is working on her back. So cute!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!