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I am 25 years old and I have 2 beautiful children, one boy and one girl. My Husband and I live in a home that we bought in 2006 and so excited to be building our family.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! So this is my husbands absolute fav. holiday. He gets pleasure from scaring the tween to teen kids that come to our house. He has our entire front yard set up as a graveyard and he jumps out of a fake coffin dressed as a decayed grim reeper. This year my daughter was old enough to go trick or treating! She went as an ASU cheerleader, it was the cutest thing ever even though I am not an ASU fan, but my husband is. She had the offical cheerleading outfit, pom poms, a ribbon and pony tail, and even a cute little pink pumpkin candy holder. I wasn't sure how she would do as she did not get a nap and she tends to be on the shy side. After the first few house she was waltzing right up and holding out her bucket. Unfortunately she didn't say thank u until she was walking away from the people, But not bad for a 17 month old! My son the white tiger, slept through most of it, but he isn't even a month old yet, so that is to be expected. My husbands uncle came to stay the night with us, as they are the same age. I am sure they will be up all night playing Wii.  What did everyone dress as?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Tricks

The last two days have been pretty un-eventful. The days seem to run together on my maternity leave. I am anxious to get back to work and start my new position, yet I know once I get back I will wish I was at home with my little ones. I was supposed to get an answer from my mortgage today on if they were going to be able to help me. As usual I got nothing and could not reach them. Something funny did happen today though. I put my daughter down for a nap as usual. I went in to check her about an hour later and she was laying half naked in her crib. She had figured out how to take her diaper off!!!! Thank goodness it was a clean one and I didn't end up with anything smeared anywhere. That is yet to happen, but with two kids I know that it will happen eventually :( Thank goodness for small miracles!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Huge Boy!

My son is up to 10lbs 8 oz! that means he gained 2lbs 3oz since birth. He also grew 2 1/2 inches. That is just crazy. My daughter didn;t gain weight for the first month or so and now at 17months she is just now over 20lbs. He is a non-stop eater so that has a lot to do with it. He also is very very active comapired to the way my daughter was. She was very "lazy" for a lack of a better word the first few months. My son can already hold his head up and roll from side to side from the day he was born. I am wondering if this is due to the natural child birth, maybe epidurals have a bigger effect of the baby than we realize? Meanwhile I am out of Coke and I really want one. It seems that my craving actually increase after i have the baby. During pregnancy I am not very hungry and nothing sounds good.

Templates

So ALLLLLL day it seems, i have been trying to get a new template for my page. I want to have 3 columns. No matter what i try it is giving me an error messgae :( Frankly it is driving me crazy. I am very persistent and yet it is not paying off. I do not know enough about html stuff to figure it out, usually site just do that for u, but it doesn't seem to be working. HELP!!!

Birthday!

Yesterday was my husbands birthday. Even though our cawsh supply is extremely low, we had to celebrate. We went out to eat at one of our fav places. It is not easy to eat out with a 17month old and a 3 week old! My oldest was fussy the whole time until her food got there. The new born had to be held almost the whole time to avoid him crying. It is not easy to eat with a baby in ur arms! The things we learn to do as Moms!! Every little thing is completely worth it. The best part was I secretly told the waitress that it was my husbands birthday, the look on his face when all the waiters started singing and he realized they were singing to him, was priceless!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Company

So yesterday my husbands grandparents came from phx to finally meet their new great grandson. Some hwo I got stuck cooking the whole meal, except for one thing. I really don't know how that worked out. It actually turned out to be a good afternoon. Not a huge fan of my in-laws, but sometimes it works out...lol/ His grandparents brought us a food box all the way from a phx food bank. When we went through the box after everyone had left that night there were bags of open things, flour, oatmeal. Literally these were grocerie bags full of this stuff, just loose in the bag. There were really fancy packages of canadian bacon that expired in 2005!!! I have never gotten a food box before, but do they really not pay attention to dates on things? I could understand if it expired that same year, and I would probably even eat it and hope for the best, but 4 years ago, thats crazy and meat at that. Then there was the loose flour, oatmeal, and noodles would u eat that? Seems like a huge crap shoot on rather or not u are going to get some weird illness. Not to mention I have young kids and I am breast feeding one, I can't afford to get food poisioning or some crazy illness. Has anyone else ever had any of these experiences?

Un-Employment

So my husband also applied for un-emplyment. We get a wopping 240 a week when he used to bring home over $800. How are we supposed to live on that? Then my mortgage company. Boy are they a joke. Half the time you get someone who does not speak english, and u NEVER get two people that tell u the same thing. So I am probably going to be loosing my house soon. almost 4 years of living pay check to pay check scrapping by to keep a home for my children and now all the time and hardship down the drain, b/c our economy is crappy. I don't even understand how our economy goes down? Does anyone understand how a recession begins, please explain it to me. People spend less money b/c they lost their job, they lost their job b/c people are spending less money...Which came first the chicken or the egg, just doesn't make any sense to me at all