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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family Pictures

Today we are going to Terry Hersey Park to have some family pictures taken. I am so very excited about this because these will be the first family photo since Hailee was 6 months old. I am going to start making it a tradition that we at least get one family photo done a year.

It is going to be a cold windy day. So, lets just hope us girls don't have bad hair in the pictures... LOL. Have a great day!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Time?!!?

It is Chirstmas time!!! The day after Thanksgiving is the day we put up all our Christmas stuff. I love it! Hailee is at the age now that she knows what we are talking about and is so freakin' excited about it all. All day yesterday she was wanting to put up the tree and finally when we did she couldn't get enough. She wanted to put every ornament on the tree (and she practically did). She was so excited that when she did get an ornamnet for the tree she would rush over there and when she rushed she ran into stuff because whe wasn't paying attention (almost everytime this happened). When we got the tree done it was time to get outside and put lights up on the house. Bob got it done so quick. He is a pro at putting Christmas lights up! It was a good day!

Today, we are going to over to a friend's house and we are going to eat some more :o). We are going to take over some of our leftovers and there are other people coming and they are going to bring over some yummy stuff to eat too. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I can't believe it is Thanksgiving already. Doesn't it feel like we just did this? LOL! Well I guess not because last Thanksgiving I was pregnant. Today went great. We stayed home this year and did Thanksgiving with just our little family. Bob woke up at 3:00 a.m. (yes he is crazy) to start the grill and to prepare the turkey for a full day of smoking. Around 10:00 a.m. I began cooking. I made a pumkin pie, a cherry pie, mash potatoes, a honey ham, and green bean casserole. We were both busy bees today. Hailee "helped" Bob all day and Heidi was so good. She took really long naps while I cooked :o). We are going over to a friend of ours house on Saturday and we are going to take a lot of our left overs over there to eat :o). It was a great day! I am so thankful for all of you for blessing my life and making each day better then the last. Love you all!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nothing Really New

So, nothing really new has been going on over here. Hailee had her Thanksgiving Feast at school on Thursday. They ate chicken nuggets, macorroni and cheese, friendship salad, and juice. The friendship salad was made up of all different fruits that each kid was assigned to bring. Hailee was assigned to bring cherries. Yes, cherries. I was confused on what kind of cherries to put in a fruit salad so, I got those Marachino (who knows if that is spelled right) cherries. I guess they were the right kind of cherries because they were in the salad. Heidi is doing well. She is eating and sleeping great and of course growing like a weed. Well I guess that is it for now. Heidi is wanting up.

Monday, November 17, 2008

First Food...

Heidi had her first food last night. We gave her some baby cereal and she actually ate pretty well. I was kind of impressed :o). She was a lot messier then Hailee was... she kept putting her hands and bib in her mouth but, she ate it all up. I am keeping my fingers crossed that she is a better eater then Hailee :o).

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hailee's Mermaid Party

We had Hailee's birthday party yesterday. It was a lot of FUN! We rented a moonwalk for all the kids (and Bob) to jump in, hit a pinata until the candy finally got out (thanks daddy), jumped some more, ate some cake, opened some presents, and jumped some more in the moonwalk. It was a great 4th birthday! Hailee had her best of friends there and family.

Friday, November 14, 2008

4 Years Old

Hailee turned 4 years old today. Can you believe it? I surely can't. This morning we went to the doctor for her 4 year check up and Heidi's 4 month check up. Here is how Hailee's health is doing... LOL! She is 40.5 in. long (50-75%), she weighed 29 lbs. (3-10%), her body mase is 12.9 (3%). For the 4 year check up they do hearing and vision and she has 20/20 vision (in both eyes) and she passed the hearing test. She is doing really well and we are so proud of her. We can't wait to see what God has planned for the next coming year.

Heidi had her 4 month check up today also. She is 25.25 in. long (75-90), weighed 11 lbs. 14 oz. (10-25%) and her head was 41.5 cm around (50-75%). As you can tell her body is a lot like Hailee's was (my little skinny minnies). She is doing really well too. We are going to start her on cereal this weekend and then add foods gradually.

Tomorrow is Hailee's Mermaid Birthday party. We are going to have a moonwalk (that you junp in) and pinata. The kids are going to have so much fun!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Do you ever....

Do you ever get so irritated at the world that you just won't to CUSE them out and tear their heads off? It is like people are out there to make your life a little harder. This week has been just one thing after another. First, it was medical bills that shouldn't even been sent to us but, they still make you worry... so you call about them to make sure they know that you paid your deductible and everything should be covered 100%. Second, people not following through to what they said... a TXU guy came to our house to try to get us to change electric companies. Everything he said sounded great and if I wasn't happy I needed to cancel before the first bills due date. But, what they didn't do was send me a "fake" bill to compare to my Direct Energy bill to see if I would really be saving money (the TXU guy said that a "fake" bill would be sent). Guess what... I got a "real" bill the other day and it was MORE then what I paid last month with Direct Energy. So, I was in the process of switching and changing everything back (TXU already switch everything) and I had to go through the whole process with Direct Energy again and she told me to hold and I hung up. Just because it was going to be a HUGE pain! I decided I was just going to stay with TXU... even though they screwed me. Now I have a headache and don't want to continue what I was doing... CLEANING... which I really have to get done by Saturday. Does anyone feel me out there?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Washing the Poo

Okay... I washed diapers today (even the poohy one) and everything came out just like new :o). I went and got covers that fit today and another pocket diaper :o). We went to the Nurtured Family store after I picked up Hailee from school. Heidi cried the whole time because she was so tired from an unrestful afternoon (all her fault). When we got home I feed her and she went down for a nap. When we got her up she had poohed (in a cloth diaper) and it was a little dried up on her booty. We changed her (I was helping Bob with his first cloth diapering experience) and then I fed her and then it was time for her bath. As I was undressing her I noticed she had a little red booty (maybe a little diaper rash). After her bath I put a disposable diaper on her with desitin (you can't put desitin on with cloth diapers... it can ruin them). Then when I got her up to feed her at 10:00 p.m. we put the bumGenius on. So, we will see how her booty looks later. I am sure you all wanted to know about this :o).

First Poop

Okay... last night I put Heidi in the bumGenius and it worked great. She got up at 5:00 a.m. and she was wet so, I changed her into a prefold and put a cover over it. The cover swallowed her but, I put it on tight. The leg holes were good (I thought) so, I thought that all should be okay. I got her up this morning at 8:00 a.m. and she was wet... literally her clothes were wet, her bed was wet, etc. I took her clothes off and was taking the diaper off and she pooped. YUCKY! They say when they are just breastfeeding that you can just wash the diapers with our rinsing them off. There is no way I can put that in the washer. All I can think about is poo flying all around the washer getting all over the other daipers and getting into the washer holes. Today after I pick up Hailee we are going to this store called Nurtured Family (they sale cloth diapers) and I am going to buy the right size cover (that is why we had a leaking problem... I believe) and a sprayer thing to go on the toilet and you can spray all the poo off the diaper before going in the washer. Sounds like fun huh???

Monday, November 10, 2008

I Got Them...

Tonight around 6:00 p.m. the UPS truck came and the guy brought me my diapers... YAY! As soon as I could I got them in the wash. They are now in the dryer on their last dry cycle. I am so EXCITED! Heidi is in a bumGenius reusable diaper (it is a one size fits all diaper). I double stuffed it and she looks like a pear. LOL! All I can do when I look at her is laugh. Poor baby! I think she has to much stuffing in there... oh well. LOL! I can't wait to use them and see how I deal with the poo. I love it... all this new stuff. I will keep you updated and let you know how my first poo goes in the cloth diapers. LOL!

If you are wondering..

So, those of you who are wondering how the cloth diapering is going... I don't have an answer for you yet. I made an order for prefolds and covers on Tuesday of last week and I am still waiting on them. It is driving me crazy! I am all excited about trying them out and they aren't here yet.. URGH! Mail irritates me. I will give you an update as soon as I start using them. (When I do get them I have to wash them at least 4 times... so you may not get an update for a few more days :o). Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Four Months Old

Gezzzz... where has these 4 months gone. Heidi will be 4 months old tomorrow and she is growing everyday. It is so much fun having her and I can't imagine my life without her or Hailee. They are such wonderful blessings.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Obama wins

I am in shock! I was so certain McCain was going to win. I thought it was going to be really close but, really and truly that McCain was going to be the next President of the United States. Now I am wondering what is going to happen now. I guess we will just have to wait and see. But, in the mean time... I am going to be praying for the Lords guidiance for Obama and our country.

VOTE!!

This morning after dropping Hailee off at school I went and voted. I was scared about how long the line was going to be but, I was going downtown in Old Katy... I kept thinking it couldn't be that crowded. I got there and there wasn't even a line. Then I heard that there were a lot of early voters. Praise the Lord! I didn't want to have to wait in a long line with Heidi. So, it all worked out. This was my first year to vote in the booth with the electronic machine (whatever that is called). My first year to vote was in 2000 and it was all written and 2004 I didn't vote because I wasn't registered to vote in Colorado (I tried to get registered but, it was a PAIN). This year I feel it is so very importnant to vote. This year wil be Bob's first year to vote... LOL! I know shame on him... LOL! If you haven't voted go out and do it. It is such an awesome feeling that we are living in such a free county where we can give our opinion and vote for our leader. I will be praying today at noon for our new President. No matter who it is going to be. He needs guidiance from the Lord more than ever.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thinking...

I am thinking about switching to cloth diapers rather then disposable diapers. A friend of mine has switched to cloth diapers and she loves it (plus she has been saving money). I have been thinking about it and finally decided I needed to go over and visit with my friend and actually sit and listen and learn about cloth diapering. There are so many different cloth diapers out there... it is all so overwhelming. So, today I thought I would just take a plunge. I went onto eBay and ordered a dozen prefolds and I won them. Now I need to buy a few diaper covers. I decided I needed to just try this and see how it works for me and Heidi. I am actually excited about this. I will keep you updated on how it works out :o).

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Night

We went to our church to the Fall Festival. They have all these different games and of course candy. We left church around 7:00 p.m. and we headed home to do some Trick-or-Treating. We walked around the block and Hailee ended up getting a full bucket of candy. She had a lot of FUN!