Thursday, January 31, 2008
Stickers are BIG in our house. I use them to bribe the kids when they do not want to do something, especially diaper changes for Jadyn. Here she got a hold of a whole sheet of ladybug stickers and went to town on both her and Jake:
Here they are both "helping" me dust the door (which my mom pointed out over Christmas was in dire need, LOL!)
Jadyn playing peek-a-boo with the bin we keep her babies and bears in:
"Pretending" to sleep in Jadyn's crib:
And Jadyn wearing Mommy's shoes:
Sunday, January 13, 2008
And on yet another day where the obstacle course was in use, Joe played with our camera settings to produce these action shots. Note to moms to everywhere: These are not for the faint at heart. LOL!
As many of you know we had been waiting for Jadyn's followup appointment concerning a lump between her eyes that she has had for at least a year if not since birth. The general pediatric surgeon had diagnosed it as a probable dermoid cyst or osteophyte. Well, we had been waiting for the insurance to find a suitable place to take her for her CT scan since she would have to be sedated for the procedure, something that was making me increasingly nervous. A couple days after taking these pictures, Jadyn took a minor spill and when checking her head for injuries, we suddenly realized that the lump was gone! I mean you can still see and feel it, but you REALLY have to look for it and it is certainly smaller than it had gotten. So after an initial freakout and call to the medical assistant of the doctor she had already seen, the conclusion was that it probably was a dermoid cyst and either from impact or growth it ruptured, which is not dangerous. So she is going to see the pediatric craniofacial plastic surgeon at the end of the month but it was decided by all parties to hold off on the CT scan until the new doctor can evaluate it. My hope is that she will no longer have to have the CT scan OR surgery. We will keep everyone posted.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Bassist (just like Grandpa):
Or it could be that the kids are just imitating us - well except for playing the guitar. That one Jake picked up from watching other kids playing Guitar Hero. But he sure does rock out to the music he is making.
Although we do not have any pictures, Jadyn has really been into taking care of her baby dolls and care bears. The other day she had her baby at the dinner table with us and she tried to feed her a cream cheese wonton. She will put them to sleep in her crib and then tell us all "Shhh!". It is the cutest thing.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The other milestone that will be reached in 2008 is that Joe and I will celebrate our (gulp) 10 year wedding anniversary. They say that time flies when you are having fun so how do you explain why it does not even seem like we have been married that long? JUST KIDDING! I love Joe will all my heart, cannot imagine my life without him and am thankful that someone could a) put up with me for 10 years and b) convince me to have children b/c I cannot imagine not having Jake and Jadyn. I love being a mom and I owe that all to Joe.
Okay so enough with all the nostalgia - how did we celebrate New Years???? These celebrations change a lot when you have kids. What once would be a holiday to get blitzed out of our minds has now turned into a cozy night at home (or in our case at the home of my brother and sister in-laws). I almost had to be forced to take the one obligatory shot that I took:
Now do not get me wrong, my brother had been drinking when we took that picture, but he was not as drunk as he looks. LOL! Meanwhile, the kids loved playing with the party hats and blowers:
They also decided they wanted to pretend to play poker, which was pretty cute:
Here are up close pics of my two little cardsharks:
This is the first year that Joe and I actually stayed up until midnight, probably in about 4 years. While our niece Madison and Jadyn both went down earlier, our nephew Ethan and big boy Jake both stayed up long enough to ring in the new year and set off some poppers, which they found quite fun. Here is my sister in-law Tawnya with Ethan. It is probably my favorite picture of the night:
I hope everyone enjoyed their New Year too!