Thursday, January 28, 2010

I just felt bad...

So I had to take some pics and post them!

No pics, No news, just busy

I have not been on here in awhile and I feel bad but we have just been SO busy this week.  We have not stayed home any day this week except for today.  Hence having the time to blog today.
 Starting on Sunday Tinzley had a runny nose, a cough, and a little bit of a fever.  That being said she was acting completely normal.  This is the first time I was worried about her being sick.  I did not think we needed to go to the doctor though.  With all of that said yesterday I felt the first bit of a tooth coming through.  So she is getting teeth which is what I was suspecting but did not want to say anything.  Jonas did not get teeth until 10 months so for us she is early.
So today she was still having the runny nose and the cough and so I tortured her for  a bit to get a look and a feel of her gums and I am pretty sure she is getting her other bottom tooth.  ( I should have mentioned it was on the bottom, aren't the first teeth always on the bottom?)
So, like I said we have been pretty busy.  Jonas is pretty busy I should say.  He had a play date on Monday, Ladies Bible Class on Tuesday (where he gets to go play in the nursery, which he LOVES), story time on Wednesday morning and then another play date after that.  Today we are just staying home so I can clean and catch up on laundry.  Tomorrow is the day of work for me.  I go to clean my friend's house every other Friday for a little money.  I just found out to, that I picked up another house to clean on the other Fridays.  This is good because we have a big trip coming in April and need all the help we can get saving up for it.  Thankfully, the hotel is already paid for.  :)
Well, I fell as though I am just rambling.  I hope everyone else is having a good week!  Sorry no pictures today!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Great Day

So yesterday we had plans to go over to a friend's house but I woke up to find out plans had changed.  I was a little bummed because we had not gotten out of the house the day before and we had not had time with friends in awhile.  So being the savvy mom I am I went for plan B.  We had another friend that had wanted to hang out but we had already made plans, since those plans were a wash we told them we were available.  We met up with them at the Galleria.  Jonas had so much fun playing his friend Ayla, and I had a great time having an adult conversation with my friend, Andrea!  Tinzley had fun staring and smiling at Paxton.  :)  Fun for everyone.
We went and ate lunch at the food court and Jonas and Ayla had such a great time waving at all the kids on the carousel.  We then took a tour around the Disney store and Ayla got a Dalmation at Build A Bear.  Jonas has never been to Build A Bear and he did such a great job helping Ayla.  He was really good about not getting an animal too.  I told him we could do it someday when Daddy was with us.  Daddy would not want to miss out on such an opportunity.  :)
So then we went home and had our naps.
We then got a call from our friends the Yaegers, who we had our earlier plans with that day, who wanted to join us for dinner.  I said sure, the more the merrier.  So, with not really any idea what to do for 7 plus people I was rushing around the kitchen and finally decided to make Lasagna!  It was a big hit and we had such a good time visiting and the kids had a BLAST running around and playing together.  After the Yaegers left we were in Jonas' room playing and propped Tinzley up to hold onto Jonas' bed.  She held herself up really well.  She is not really into taking any steps yet but held herself for a good 5-10 min.  Enough time for me to get a few pics.

We had just the perfect day!  Good friends, Good food, and Good times with our family!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bow Head and Park

Tinzley is almost getting enough hair to put a bow in her hair.  I am not in love with putting a bow in her head everyday or anything like that but I do live in the South.  The bows are a must down here at least at some point.  So I attempted a bow in Tinzley's head last night.  It worked for about 5 min.  Just enough time to get a few pictures.  :)

Also, we took a trip to the park this morning.  The kids loved swinging at the park and being able to go really high.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Getting to go outside!

Yesterday was so beautiful.  It was sunny and 60 degrees!  I decided to take Tinzley and Jonas outside to play!  Tinzley has not been outside to play since she was around 5 months.  She is now sitting up and I wanted to see what she thought of the grass.  We also got to swing a little on our swing set.  Jonas and Tinzley both loved being outside!  I did too!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bump on the head :(

Last night while Tom and I were both in the kitchen and had Tinzley on the counter she took a little spill to the floor.  Mom and Dad of the year award anyone?  She is fine but just has a big bruise on her forehead.  She seems to be acting pretty much normal just a little bit more cranky, understandably, but I felt horrible.  She is definitely not sitting still anymore.

(What a goober)
I also took some pics of her today because I loved her outfit and I love taking pics of both of my kids.  Tinzley just tends to be a little more cooperative.  :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New playroom

So I came home and wanted my living room back.  Tinzley's room is now an unofficial playroom.  I moved her crib and added some bookshelves and tried to organize the toys.  Jonas has some new rules as to where his toys can go.  He can play with toys in his room or Tinzley's room.  I have taken back my living room!  Here are some pictures of them playing together.  So cute!

Okay I use the term playing together loosely!

I know it is a little late...

I have seen so many blogs posting about goals and resolutions because of the New Year and everything so I was trying to figure out some goals I had for myself.  I have never been a person to make New Year's resolutions because I am the type that if I put my mind to something I am going to do it no matter if I make a resolution or not.  I also have always HATED making goals for myself.  Do you remember school, pretty much elementary to college?  What goals do you have for the school year, what goals do you have for your life, what do you want to accomplish in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, etc.  I absolutely hated thinking about that stuff, making up stuff, writing all of that down.  I do not know why but I did.  One big reason I guess I have never made a New Year's resolution.  With all of that said, I have had such a crazy year with losing my job, having my second child, deciding to be a stay at home mom, planning meals 2 weeks in advance, planning things for our church group, finding anyone who will hang out with me and my kids during the week, going on mini vacations (Destin, Arizona, Chicago, Wisconsin, which to me really is NOT a vacation but anyways), cleaning houses for money, babysitting, making friends, losing friends, etc.  I feel it is time to set goals for myself and really decide what it is I want to do with my life.  I hated losing my job.  I thought I would teach for 25 years and then retire and sub, travel the country with Tom, sounds great right?  Well, that was taken from me.  But as much as I do not understand about why I lost my job or what I am suppose to be doing, I feel I have been given this AMAZING gift.  I get to watch my kids grow up everyday.  I get to hear the crazy things that Jonas thinks or does.  The beautiful, contagious smile Tinzley gives constantly and hearing her say mamamama, for the first time.  This is all a gift.  So what to do with such an amazing gift?  I have really had to reset my priorities.  I love to shop, I love to spend money, I love to go places and do things.  That is hard when you are living on one income.  But if I went back to work I would still not be able to go and do because I would be stuck working.  What is a girl to do?  (I am sure you are thinking, ramble on and on on her blog?)  So, here is what I want in no particular order
1. Find out what I really WANT to do with my life (career wise, job, school, etc)
2. Find my relationship with God and what he truly wants from my life
3. Watch my kids grow up and be the best Mom I can be, be more patient, understanding, work on my communication, my temper, really be there for my kids no matter what.
4.  Want for nothing material, I want any part of materialism anymore
5. Be an understanding and supportive wife, be patient, and a good listener.
6. Be loved by my kids and husband
7. Have a better relationship with my brothers
8. Be a better friend and find true friends that are here for me no matter what, no strings attached
9. Start a journal and stick to it
10. Read the bible everyday, pray everyday, and really work on my walk with GOD
This is just a few things I can think of right now.  I really want to work on my self so that I can be those things for everyone else.
If you are reading this I want to say I love each and every one of you!  You are all a part of my life for a reason.  You all also have made me who I am today.  Thank you!
Here are the best reasons I have for doing what I said.


Monday, January 11, 2010

8 months!

I cannot believe Tinzley is now 8 months old.  It just seems to be going by so fast.  It also sounds like I say that every month  but it is so true!  This is what Tinzley is doing now.
She weighs about 18 pounds
She is getting into anything and everything that is around her
She wants to crawl, scoot, move in some way SO BAD
She can move backwards which is more of a slide on her tummy
She can scoot on her bottom when sitting up
She finds any little thing left on the floor that she really does not need to find
She says mama, baba, and sometimes lala just started doing this about two weeks ago (everyone says she says dada too but I have yet to hear it :) )
She also just started screaming, happy screams.  She has definitely found her voice
She LOVES Jonas, anything and everything he does
She has this little fake laugh that she does which cracks us all up. "HuHuHuHu"
She cries if you take a toy away
She 'throws a fit' when she sees her bottle and you do not give it to her right away or if you take something she wants away
She loves to 'play' with Jonas and sit and watch him play
She still loves to jump and play in her exersaucers
She is a very happy baby.  She loves people and if you smile at her she will smile right back
She just started waving at people when we leave.
She wears 9 month clothes, even though we sometimes squeeze her into 3-6, or 6 month clothes.  :)
She will be crawling soon, she hopes anyway!  :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Leaving it in the SNOW dust.

We are leaving all of this snow behind us.  It is suppose to snow up to 12 inches up here and we are leaving today.  I find it funny that in the south it is not snowing, yet, and they cancelled school yesterday.  Here they still have school and it has already snowed three inches.  :)  It is all in perspective I guess.  Everyone have a great day and enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Heading Home Soon

We are spending our last days in Wisconsin.  We head home on Thursday.  We are going to stop in St. Louis on Thursday and then head out to Alabama on Friday!  I am so excited to get home and get back to our routine.  I am so thankful for all of the time we have been able to have up here in the midwest.

Jonas has had such a great time visiting with all our family and friends.  I know he is looking forward to going home though.

Tinzley has gotten so big and so close to crawling.  She does not stay put anymore.  She either scoots on her bottom or gets on her tummy and goes backwards.  We are on the move soon, I can see it!

The three of us cannot wait to get home to Tom who we all miss very much!!!!  We look forward to getting used to spending time together as a family again!  We love you Tom and everything you do for us!  We are coming home soon!!!!  :)
To everyone we got to visit we say God Bless and we hope to see you all soon!