Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oh My How Time Flies...

Well, so much has happened it is hard to know where to begin.

I filed for divorce, which is still pending. However, it will be over by the very latest in August :) We also moved and the transition went well for my lil man. He is super fab:)

Ant is huge and talking up a storm. I swear he is a genius! And, I am not just saying that because I am his mother... I hear it all the time. I also get told that people can tell I work with him and do a lot with him because it is reflected in his manners and vocabulary. O.k., so this was a lil pat on my back... nothin' like tootin' your own horn *wink**wink*.

I promise to post more... or at least attempt:) Also, I will post some pics of my sunshine later today.

Cheers and I've missed you all! Can't wait to get caught up!

Monday, October 12, 2009

2 Year Check-Up

Ant' man had his this past Friday. We weighs 31 lbs of solid muscle (not lyin') and is exactly 36 inches tall. He is in the 80th percentile for height and weight. I believe his head was 48 centimeters?? I could be wrong, this is from memory.:)

He was an absolute angel at the doctor office. He just stood there and allowed to the doctor to check his eyes, ears, heart, and mouth without even being in my arms. *do you hear some whimpering? if so don't panic, it is just me cryin' cuz my lil guy is growing up:(* I was glad to find out he wasn't due for any vaccinations. However, I did opt to get him a flu shot.

The doctor left and in came the nurse to give my son the shot. I was kind of dreading it even though he always did so well with shots, but this time he was older and more "aware". That intimidated me some. Though, my lil guy sure did surprise me. The nurse gave him the shot and this is how my son reacted:

"Momma, I got an owie!"

No tears, no whimpering, no flinching, NOTHING... the nurse laughed at his reaction as did I. He said he never, in all his years of doing this, has had a child react to shot that way.

At the visit he received a book. They do this as part of a literacy program. He already had this book (The Wheels on The Bus), but from a different author. He graciously accepted it and upon our departure informed me, "Momma, I got a book and an owie!" I stopped in my tracks, scooped him up, and planted the biggest kiss on him. He is just too stinkin' cute!

I think I will tuck this away into those cherished memories.

Do you have any memorable moments at a doctor visit with your kids?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Son is Two:( Today...

Two years have flown by with him. He is my life and so much fun to be with. We started the celebration off by heading to Miami last Thursday. His Nana and Papa threw him a bash for his 2nd birthday that was stellar. Everyone had a blast, as you will see from the pictures. We returned on Monday. I took yesterday and today off. Yesterday to recover. Today because we were suppose to go to Legoland. Well, we drove the hour and 20 minutes to Legoland only to find out they are closed today. We turned around and came home. :( I was upset but lil man had no idea what was going on so it was all good:) Oh well, maybe I'll take him there this weekend?!

At his birthday party, which was on Saturday, at C.B. Smith Park, he had a farm bounce house that was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. if I may say so myself! In addition to the bounce house, he had two ponies. At first he was a lil intimidated by the ponies, but quickly got over it, as you will see in the pictures.

Speaking of pictures... I took 289 pictures of his birthday party. The theme was jungle animals. The cake was cupcake birthday cake (first time I have ever seen one of these cakes - super cool and I highly recommend for any party!).

Birthday Boy and His Nana

His Cake

Part of the Set-up Before People Arrived

Anthony Enjoying A lollipop with real sugar (something he never gets) before guests arrived

Anthony in the bounce house before guests arrived

Him and Emily in the Bounce House

Anthony on the Pony

Anthony While We Sang "Happy Birthday"

Thanks for looking. His birthday party was so much fun and I cannot wait to be back East! :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - My son with one of his b-day gifts...

Even though his birthday isn't until next Wednesday. The package arrived and he knew instantly what it was and begged for me to take it out. He waited patiently while the electric pump blew it up! Then bounced contently for 45 minutes.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Two Year Old Is A Teenager...

Can someone tell me how that happened? Seriously, I thought all the teenager fun stuff (i.e., ignoring me when speaking to him, rolling of the eyes, and talking back) didn't happen until, well, they were actually in their teens. Why is my almost two year old behaving this way? I mean, I have heard of terrible two's but never this. He has a mind of his own and is definitely trying to gain more (key word is more because he is already very independent) independence. Which is cute... to a certain extent.

Cute when we arrive at a store and as I am getting him out of his carseat he says, "I walk!" That is cute. Not so cute is when we are in the store and he still wants to walk but not listen (or hold my hand) and he says, "No Mommy, I do it!" Then proceeds to yell and cry when I explain that if he doesn't hold my hand he doesn't get to walk. Also, can someone explain why he will listen while we are walking from the car to the store, but the second we step one centimeter past the store's doors he forgets to listen?

Oh what fun times. Then, at home he completely ignores me when I ask him a question. He is way too involved with his toys or a movie. In fact, most of the time the only response I get is a @@ *roll of the eyes*. Like a teenager. As if what I said was totally awful and so not cool!

Well his new found independence I am sure is going to bring some really exciting times for me when we travel. This should be fun *note sarcasm*. I am praying he turns back into my perfect lil angel for our flights:) Please pray for the same!

What were your kids like at the "terrible two's" or what is your most dreaded fear of "terrible two's"?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - My son playing and him showing us his "owie"

Here he is playing with his favorite toys. He makes sound affects when he fills them up with gas and he also makes them talk. In addition, he tells a story as he plays. Sometimes I understand and sometimes I don't! Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Do your kid(s) (or yourself) have a favorite "toy"?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Remember the Haircut I Mentioned?

Well, the place where I take my son to get his haircut, which I won't be going back, is in a city I don't frequent. EVER! Only for his haircuts. Every time I go there I use my GPS to guide me there. Well, this time it got us there with no problems. However, getting us home was a whole 'nother story.

We left the hair salon as we usually do. But, the GPS instructed me to take a turn down a road I never turn down. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking if I am aware the GPS is instructing me to take a turn onto a road it normally never does then why am I even using the GPS? Well, I am "familiar" with the route, but not comfortable going at it alone! I get stage fright.

So, I proceeded down this “new” road. Then, I suddenly became worried. It looked like it was a dead end yet the GPS was telling me to forge ahead. I saw cars turning to the right or left, but NONE proceeding forward. I proceeded forward.

We hit a patch of dirt road. Then about 20 seconds into the dirt road there was a sign…

Gotta tell ya... I was super excited the sign confirmed my suspicions about the pavement... just wish it would have done it SOONER!

What it really should have said is this:

DANGER: This is a dirt/gravel/bumpy ass path (not a road) on the edge of a mountain and it will be about 10 miles before you hit any kind of pavement or see any kind of life again. If you like risks, please proceed. If not, turn around now but be VERY careful as the gravel is loose.

My son thought this was the coolest. He was in the back going, "weeeee, yeee-haaawwwww," "bbbbuuuuuummmmmpppyyyy." I did not. I have a major fear of heights while driving. And, when I say it was on the edge of a mountain I am being serious. I was freaked out. If I went faster than 5 mph we were fish-tailing and it was bumpier than ride on a wooden rollercoaster in a earthquake. It wasn't that my vehicle couldn't handle this because I drive a Jeep Commander.  It was just the road (but I don't really want to call it that because it was anything but a road). We survived and that is the good thing. But, don't be fooled, the second I hit pavement I flew home.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, this little detour took us an extra 40 minutes to get home.
Do you have any experiences, good or bad, with a GPS? If so, please share.

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