Tuesday, September 30, 2008


This is too funny not to share with my blog-followers... Take a look at what happens when I take a phone call while attempting to give Hayden her cereal (I say attempting because she was not interested in it tonight)....

Big Brother is the culprit of this huge mess! Like there was any doubt...
This just absolutely cracks me up!!! She's like "what on earth has he done to me- is this some type of baby facial???"

Here she appears totally disgusted with this 7 year old human....

I finally attempted to begin developing all the pictures I've taken since Hayden was about 3 weeks old or so...they've been sitting in my camera and now that I've gotten my albums (I have to have the same album every time and once again ebay came through for me and I finally found them). Today at walgreens I managed to print 55 of them- there were many more but I tried to be reasonable and not print them all because on my other memory card, I'm up to 500+ pictures that need reviewed and chosen for printing. I love pictures!! I have to have the real thing tho- I can't do just a CD. Harrison loves to look at photos and I'm sure Hayden will also. My goal is to be totally equal (Harrison has 13 albums of pictures so far)....I've always given my poor Mom heck about how there is less of me in photos and videos so I vow that I will keep equality between my two children :) I also have found the album that I want to put all of Haydens "birth" and hospital pictures in so that is now on the project list!

I must confess that I have a new addiction! (Add it to the list that includes scouring ebay and etsy, diet coke, and McD's choc chip cookies) My new addiction is looking at other peoples blogs!!! I've read some real heartbreaking ones tonight- ones from families who have lost babies- they are families that knew that their babies would not live outside the womb for long- without a miracle- yet they chose to carry their baby instead of terminate. I am so thankful to my God that He blessed me with two beautiful, healthy children. Yet, deep down, I am fearful that in the blink of an eye that could all change. So, every day, I pray for the safety and health of my children, husband, loved ones, and for people I don't even know. I don't know how I could endure what many of them have endured...but in reading them there is one constant and that is that they all love God and lean on Him through all their sorrow.


I'm going to get political for a minute. I know things aren't good in our economy...I know we are in a war in Iraq that is proving very difficult to get out of...I know all of this. This is the thing tho- bottom line for me- I will never vote for someone who is pro-choice. I will always vote for the candidate (running for any political office) who will fight to protect human life beginning at conception. I will always vote for the candidate who will fight to protect the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman. This past weekend while at Wal-mart in the line, Harrison noticed the PEOPLE magazine with Clay Aiken on the front (do you follow me?) He wanted to look at it because it had a picture of a baby. Being that he is becoming a very good reader, I could not let him look at it. This angered me so much- you bet PEOPLE got an editorial e-mail from me! I am not ready to explain these things to him even though I know the day will come- just how do you explain this lifestyle to a little one? Let me be clear, I am not the judge of anyone who chooses to live this way- so please don't think I sound hateful. I know that God loves everyone. And lastly... Harrison was about 3 weeks old on September 11th, 2001~ and what those evil people did that day changed my life forever. Therefore, I am all for doing whatever has to be done to protect our country from future attacks. At the same time, I am thankful for those who serve our country and help to protect us and their families who also sacrifice while their loved ones are serving.

I think that's all my rambling for tonight. Though I don't write nearly as well and eloquently as some the the bloggers I'm following do, this is a great way to share my life and simply say what I want to say. I've gotten several emails from people saying they've read my blog but I would love for you to leave a comment. To do this you simply click on the "comments" link at the end of the entry. Leave your comment and just select anonymous- you can sign your name to your comment so I'll know who you are- or if you disagree with me, you can remain anonymous!!!

Have a great night all!

(by the way- I promise I will quit entering such long entries- I just like to talk- so therefore, I like to blog!)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Let me tell ya bout' the Birds and the Bees


I am having a horrible time keeping up with this blog thing! It seems like the only time I can find to do it is late at night and then there is always something else to do. I should make it a goal to do it every night that Aaron is at work....okay- that's my goal so we'll see how long I can keep it up- and like any of you reading this really want to read about our lives every 3rd day- except maybe the Grandparents!!!

Speaking of the fact that there is always something else to do...I know I'm not the only one who feels like the work will never be done, probably because it won't be! I look around my house and there are soooo many unfinished projects...

1. things I'd like to do (these are usually the things I can't afford to do)
2. things I need to do (like finish my bathroom mini-remodel that started when we had a water leak several weeks before Hayden was born and she is now 5 1/2 months old),
3. things I want to do (i.e. scrapbooking!!! AND "fall -a- fy" my house)
4. things I HAVE to do (laundry, cleaning, gerbil-duty, and occassional cooking :) )
5. things for AARON TO DO!!!! (he insists his list is never-ending!!)

So, now that I have that off my chest- I feel much better!
Now, on to my beautiful children!!!

My son surely knows more about women than any other 7-year old boy I know! He's seen his fair share of Mama's "ta-tas" since little sis came along...and he kind of knows how babies are born. So, the other night, while I was nursing Hayden, he wanted to cuddle too. The conversation went something like this...
H- "Someday, I'm going to have a baby and breastfeed"
M- "No, boys don't have babies. But maybe someday your wife will breastfeed your baby"
H- " Why?"
M- "Because God made it so only girls have babies" (this is the part where I get stupid and try to educate)
H- "How?"
M- "Well (I think for a moment- what have I gotten myself into this time?)....
A Daddy makes a little thing like a fish, called a sperm and a Mommy makes an egg.
The sperm swims to the egg.
H- "How?"
H- "WHEN???"
M- "Well....when a Mommy and Daddy cuddle.
H- "WHEN???"
M- "Well... sometimes at bedtime.
I'm surely blushing by now. Luckily something got his attention and the conversation was over!
I can't wait til the next time- we'll probably have to pick up where we left off! Seriously tho- if we can keep the lines of communication open, don't you think that's a good thing????
Harrison got a 100% on his spelling test this week and his reading amazes me! He's also very talented at writing letters backwards. He can be writing them perfectly and then all of a sudden make a backwards "d" or "b" or even "g"- now that's talent!
He is doing great at football- took a cleat to the face Saturday and lived to tell about it!
TRAUMA....some of you know this already...but for sake of memory keeping-
Harrison came to me Sunday night and said he had a bubble on his tooth- OH NO!- it was an abscess. To sum it up- he had a molar pulled on Monday! Took it like a trooper- not one tear- great lady doctors in Fishers who do a fabulous job. Root Beer flavored nitrous oxide helped a lot- and as traumatic as it was for Harrison it was more traumatic for me when given a choice of who he wanted to stay with him- he chose his Daddy!!! I am still in shock over that whole thing!
Hayden has been very verbal this week! It is so fun to listen to her. Yesterday she talked all through Wal-Mart, my hair appt., and blood draw (just like me- she never runs out of hot air!- that's my girl!)
I wish she were sleeping better- she spoiled me at about 8 weeks. I'm hesitantly getting ready to start baby foods- I know you have to feed them and all- but that just makes them grow and I have a really hard time with my babies growing up!
One other observation, she is really starting to reach for things- specifically my diet cokes (addiction) and chocolate chip cookies from McDonalds (another addiction)! Once again- that's my girl!!!
I know this is horribly long- that's what happens when you only write once every 12 days! I'll try to do better, but I hope at least you got some laughs if you made it all the way through this entry! I know you're disappointed that I'm not posting any pictures, but I'll try to in the next couple days- next time Aaron is at work!
On a serious note- I AM grateful for all God has given me- really. I mean, I get to do my laundry at home- and not lug it to a laundrymat. I have food to cook (sometimes), and I have a healthy family that I do all this for. That is just a snippins of all I have to be thankful for. As I re-read this post, I seem to be complaining and I want to be clear- I am not complaining- well maybe just a little....LOL!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Grandma Loves Breastmilk!!!

Just had to share a funny story....
Tonight Mom and Dad came by for a few minutes and I decided to give Hayden her cereal.
So, Mom was holding her while I spooned it to her and a little dropped on Moms hand. Before I knew it, Mom was tasting the cereal , at which time she said "I'll taste it" to which I replied "uhh, it's mixed with my breastmilk!" You probably had to be there but it was kind of funny! I think Mom was a little grossed out- I said "oh I have to blog this" and of course she said "oh no." Then Harrison wanted a taste, but I refrained!!!

So, heres to you Mom, lover of my breastmilk!!!

Mr.GQ and his Adorable Sister

Okay, so I just had to post a few pictures from Haydens 3 month photo shoot. As you see, we did some of everyone and I wanted to show off a few of my favorites. It was very hot that day- need I say more... She's actually about 3 1/2 months- funny thing- with Harrison I had to be TO THE DAY on everything and that hasn't happened with her and I'm trying not to stress about it!

Doesn't this just say "I am ornery"

This one was Harrisons idea- I love the differences in the color of their skin.

Yes- these are our feet- beautiful I know- but I think it's cute! Oh the things Aaron does for LOVE!!!

One of the four of us- I wish Hayden were looking but none the less...

I love her little tongue sticking out! I'm sure this is just the first time she'll stick her tongue out at me!
Now- this is what I mean when I say "Mr. GQ"! Harrison was so photogenic- I think he should model!

My little flower child! Hayden is going to be famous for her flower headbands. Those of you who live near us have seen them! They scream "I'm a girly girl!" for those who say "He's so cute!"- even when she's dressed in pink!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Giggles Galore!

Just a quick entry, so I can remember to make note of this fun day in her calendar...

Last night at bedtime I was blowing raspberries on Haydens neck and she giggled!!! It was
so cute and I squealed with delight myself! I love these two and their awesome Daddy so much!

Last night was Haydens first football game. We watched the Royals get beat-bummer, but she was a good girl and it was fun despite the loss. Then today was Harrisons first football game. He had a lot of fun, ran off some energy, and even scored a couple TD's! Yeah for Harrison. He is one speedy boy and displayed great determination going after flags and running the ball. Occasionally he is in his own little world out there- which is funny to watch, but frustrating at the same time. We just have to remember that he is only 7 !!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

My first Post

I'm inspired! Today I got an email from my cousin Joy, letting us all know she now has a blog.
This is something I've been contemplating since a friend from MOPS recently had twins and I discovered while checking out her blog, that lots of other moms I know also have a blog. I just can't imagine finding the time to post pictures and write a note- even though the idea seems fun. Apparently, I'm really behind with the times. So then Joy, who has a new baby boy, along with 2 other little boys under 4, shows up with a blog and I thought....okay if she has time for this, then I surely do. So, here goes- we'll see if I can keep up with it.

I'm going to sum up the last couple weeks to catch up...

Harrison is not real excited about first grade. We have homework plus spelling every night and he'd much rather be playing with the neighbor boys or hanging out with Daddy than "studying". Mean old Mama makes him sit at the table and do his "studies"!!
He decided to play football and his first real game is Saturday- can't wait for that! Monday was opening day of goose hunting season and Aaron and a friend- one from his "hunting chat room" buddies- that's right- he hunts with guys he met on the internet :)- took Harrison with them. Mom and Dad witnessed Harrison learning to "filet" a goose- yummy! Now there are feathers all over our yard- poor goose! But, I can't complain because Aaron is making great memories with our boy!

How many 7 year old boys do you know that ask for "waders" for their birthday? ONE! My little hunter, Harrison! (it's in his genes!!!)

I really can't believe my little boy is 7 years old- where does the time go?

Hayden is our little sweetie pie! Oh my goodness- she is so much fun and I don't know what I ever did without her! Harrison LOVES her SO much! He does diapers even! Lately, he has been reading books to her- I love watching them interact! She is smiling lots, rolling over, and "talking" ALOT!

Our little smiley girl- just like her Daddy- again it's in her genes! But she gets the jabber jaws from her mama! We are all so crazy about her. God is so Good!!!

I'm so proud of myself- I think I did it! It only took 2+ hours for this first post-in between watching the speeches of the convention and a few visits to the "help" section. I think I'm good to go! Watch out blogging- here I come!!!

A few more pictures!!!

Here are just a few more to catch up!

I love being Mommy to these two beautiful children!

I thought this was so cute. Aaron drove Hayden and I, along with 3 men I work with to Detroit last week for a seminar. This was in the hotel- no she didn't sleep with us- don't panic!-, but after I nursed her and got up to get ready, I laid her down with Aaron. Don't they look alike!!
Another of my two blessings! We camped last weekend at Walnut Ridge in New Castle- great weekend! This is Haydens 4th time camping and everyone said she'd sleep good camping, but let me tell you that is NOT the case!
Hayden was served her first cereal last night with help from her awesome bro!

This is fun, and not that hard once I get the hang of it!