Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Not only is he sitting up on his own, and wearing big boy pjs.  He is playing with toys.  Like PLAYING.

Not just chewing them.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Holidays Kicked My Ass....

.....and my computer.

It's dead. I've had no e energy to type up a whole post with my thumbs on iPod or BB.

As I sit here thumbing this, I am in my pjs. I have been since Saturday. I mean I did shower and put new ones on but I haven't left the house.

I go back to work Wednesday and have no intentions of putting on real clothes before then.

Christmas was nice and quiet over here. Lael got everything she wanted (minus the hamster) and
that was all I cared about. Santa even dropped off a few things for D and Kobi.

We ate leftovers, played XBox Kinect, took naps and ate some more.

I hope your holiday has been filled with laziness like mine has. Well, only if you like that sort of thing.

**I can't post pics for a while but when I do it'll be worth

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

7 Months

My baby boy.

7 months. Already.

You are sitting up on your own. I don't know when you started this.

Just one day I propped you up and you never fell back. Weird.

You love to roll around.  You start off slow but then quickly pick up the pace.  Baby gates will be put up soon!

You make the craziest faces. I think you just like to make me laugh. You succeed every time.

You aren't crawling yet. But I'm ok with that. You are growing too fast and I don't mind you putting that off.

Your two teeth have come in all the way.

You sure know how to use them.

You still sleep in the bed with me.  It's funny because you do this thing where if you don't feel my body close to you you kind of do a worm scoot until some part of your body is touching me.  That kinda makes me smile.  Like all the time.

Daddy is your BFF but now that you've finally met my brother he's in the running.

I love you squirt. You fit perfectly into our lives. You were meant to be.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Baby Parts

Itty bitty fingers that wrap around mine.

Chubby cheeks.

Kissable lips.

Toes you want to eat for breakfast.

Is there anything sweeter than baby parts?

**Check out more You Capture post at Beth's Place.**

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

He doesn't like to be bothered while he's eating.

Yup. He's a man....almost. :o)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

USO Kids Christmas

Saturday I took Lael a USO kids Christmas event. I had taken her last year but thus year they changed it up big time.

This year we had to register online for our children to attend. They had to be between 4 and 12. The other catch was that you could not come along unless you volunteered to chaperone other kids as well as your own.

Because I am super overprotective, I volunteered so that I could keep an eye on my girl. I was also secretly excited to spend an afternoon alone with her.

When I think about it, that was the longest we've been alone since I had Kobi.

So one of the other catches was that we had to be bussed to the location. Maybe to prevent unregistered families from crashing the party.

This was our view as we pulled up to the community center.

When we got off the bus we were surrounded by Santa, Mrs. Clause, Princesses, Elves and many more characters.


We had a blast. I know I say it every year but being military is hard but they make up for it with perks like this.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Dreamhouse

Every year there is that one hot Christmas item that drives me crazy.

The past few years have been especially difficult because, well, we’re broke.

I mean I know we are ALL broke but I’m broke broke.

So you can imagine my pain when Lael and D both put the Barbie Dream Townhouse on their lists last year. It was around $145.

If you remember, we ended up getting both of the girls DSI’s so the Barbie house didn’t make the cut.

So, naturally when Lael gave me her list this year that damn house was on the top of the list again.

Then I was torn. Torn because it was on her sister’s list again.

Then I told my brother about it.

Him being the hero that he is (figuratively and literally) , he decided to help me pay for it.

I decided to leave the guilt behind me because the fact it Lael deserves it and I’m going to make sure she gets it and deal with everything else later.

So then began the hunt.

Apparently Wal-Mart sold it for $125 but they were sold out.

Target had it going for $130 but they were sold out.

Toys R Us had it in stock but for $179.

Amazon had it in stock for $159.

Damn. I obsessively checked these websites over the last few days waiting for them to restock or put them on sale.

So after talking to my brother I decided to order from Amazon before they ran out.

I went online to order but decided to check Target one more time.

Guess what?

They had them in stock. And on sale.

On sale for $123. And get this: FREE SHIPPING!!!

But it gets better.

I remembered that Lael’s godfather had sent her a $50 gift card so I applied that and my brother only had to pay around 80 bucks.

I feel like I just made Target and Mattel my bitches.

Even though I didn’t.

But if feels like it.

The point is I’m going to have one happy little girl on Christmas morning. (or later depending on the delivery date which ranged from Dec 21st-Jan 6th)

And because I awesome l’m gonna give my brother all the credit.

I know, I’m like a saint or something.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010