Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday To-Do

Today I am still working on getting the house cleaned up from Christmas.

* Undecorate tree
* Clean up family room
* Vacuum
* Sweep kitchen

Mostly I want to get the tree undecorated so the boys can play in the living room again. I also might be going with my sister to look at wedding dresses. Yep, my little sister is getting married! Hard to believe. So that should be fun. Hopefully my hungry little chunker will let me put him down for a bit so I can get started. He just fell asleep so I'm going to see if I can put him down now.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Madness

Today I began the post-holiday cleanup. We left for Idaho Christmas day and didn't really clean up anything before we left, so it was all waiting for us when we got home. So I've been putting away toys and things as well as unpacking from our trip. Tomorrow we are going to undecorate the tree. It's pretty dry and shedding needles all over so it will be nice to get that out of our living room and allow the boys to play in there again.

We got a lot of snow this last week so Hubby had to shovel the driveway last night so he could get the car out for work today, and today he finished the rest of the driveway and the sidewalk. I let the boys play out in the snow today and they had fun. We have some drifts that are as tall as they are.

The boys have been really good today. Mostly they have been in the playroom enjoying their new toys. It's really nice when they play well together and don't make too much mess.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to get pics uploaded so I can post about our wonderful Christmas.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Practical

I was thinking of everything we got this Christmas and realized that this is the first year that I haven't gotten Hubby silk ties. I swear every year he's gotten at least one tie. I think I finally realized that he has about 20 ties and wears only 3 of them lol. I got him mostly practical gifts that he actually needed. Stuff like a new electric toothbrush, base for his shaver, and wallet. Not very exciting, I know, but he really did need all those things. Once I get pictures uploaded (not tonight, it's late and I'm too tired) I'll post some pics of our Christmas and the great presents Hubby got me.

Movie time

Yesterday, while at the inlaw's house, we were watching movies. We had to find a TV/DVD player combo that worked since they had some that weren't working. There isn't a TV stand in their family room so we were using an old TV and a piano bench as tv stands and balancing the VCR and DVD player on the TV. Finally they got it working and we got to watch movies. We got them Hoodwinked and Wall-E for Christmas so we watched both of those. We actually watched Wall-E 2-3 times while we were there because the boys love it. Good thing we bought it for ourselves too. :)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Post-holiday sales

One thing I love about the holidays is the sales they always have afterwards. It's a great time to stock up on stuff for the next holiday. Like wrapping paper. Last year after Christmas we bought wrapping paper that was on sale for like 50 cents a roll. Of course we are out of town this weekend, but hopefully Monday there will still be some good Christmas stuff for sale. I might actually get some decorations like place mats and stuff. I love Christmas decorations but we've never really gotten much besides the lights.

Checking in

We had quite the adventure getting up to the inlaws but that will have to wait for another post. Right now I'm busy catching up on emails and stuff. I wish I'd brought my own laptop computer but at least SIL's laptop is the same kind as ours. I just hate not having my links all available so it's a pain trying to get to all my regular sites. Oh well, I'm not going to worry about it tonight. Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Be safe if you are traveling.

We spent Christmas Eve with my family eating, watching Muppet Christmas, playing games, and opening some presents. It was a fun night and I laughed a lot. The boys got plenty worn out so I hope they sleep great.

I can't wait to watch the boys open presents in the morning. So much fun! After we open presents we are packing and heading up to Idaho for the weekend. I'm not looking forward to the trip because Nathan hates being in the car seat, hopefully he does ok.

Well, it is time for me to head to bed. The stocking are full, presents placed under the tree, and the boys are sleeping peacefully. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday To-Do

Today's to-do list is going to be short. For one, our house isn't that messy right now and Hubby already vacuumed for me and promised to do dishes. And two, it's almost Christmas so I'm giving myself a break to do some Christmas-y stuff.

* Put away some laundry
* Frost sugar cookies with the boys
* Wrap presents
* Make PJ pants for the boys

See, the only real chore I've given myself is to get the laundry folded and put away since I have 3 loads just sitting in piles waiting. Once Jakey wakes up from his nap we will frost cookies. Then I will measure the boys and see if I have some good material to make their PJ pants. That will be their Christmas Eve gift. Then after the boys go to bed I plan to get Christmas presents wrapped. I love wrapping presents.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I'm so glad I don't have many places to go lately. Not only is it harder to go anywhere with 3 kids but add in the snow and it is just too much hassle. I try not to go anywhere alone with the kids. It is much easier when I have Hubby or my sister with us. Of course I'm glad we haven't had snow or ice as bad as some are having. It seems like the whole country is being pounded by winter storms. Even places like Las Vegas and LA have gotten snow. And their are the many people still without power after the ice storms in the Northeast. So I am happy we have had pretty mild weather comparatively. But I still don't like the cold. :)

Monday Madness

It is snowing outside but we have nowhere to go right now, so I'm just staying warm inside and watching the snow come down. I am planning to make some sugar cookies for the boys to frost today, I just need to check if I have all the ingredients. And then we may go see Christmas lights at Temple Square tonight. I also might wrap presents today. Should be a lovely winter day.

I am so excited that Christmas is just 3 days away! I love watching my boys open presents and seeing what surprises Hubby got for me. And I am excited for it to be over too, lol. It is a stressful time with all the presents, traveling, etc. So I am always happy to see it come and go.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Saying

"From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it."
- Katharine Whitehorn

Have you been in the stores in the last few days? It is crazy! We went grocery shopping yesterday and also picked up a few last minute Christmas stuff and the stores were so busy. I guess most people are like us and wait until it's almost too late to get their Christmas stuff. Every year I promise myself that I am going to start my Christmas shopping early but we never do.

How are you all doing with your Christmas preparations? Done? Scrambling for those last minute gifts? Not even started?

Friday, December 19, 2008

One Month

The last month has passed by sooo quickly! It's been quite an adjustment going from 2 kids to 3, but it feels like we are getting the hang of it. Nathan is a pretty good baby most of the time, though he does have days that he is more fussy. He wakes up about every 2 hours at night to eat, but I sometimes get lucky and he'll sleep 3 hours.

Hubby is a big help too, he sometimes will take the baby for a few hours so I can go to bed without him, and then just bring him to me when he wakes up. I love watching Hubby with Nathan, it is so sweet.

And the boys have done so well with him. Jakey always runs to get the binky any time Nathan fusses (although Nathan does not appreciate the binky being shoved in his face lol) and they love to hold him and check on him. The only thing that is really hard is when Jason and Jakey are getting into things and making messes while I nurse and I can't get up to do anything about it.

It makes me sad that the time is passing so quickly because I am really enjoying the baby time. I love that I can put Nathan down somewhere and leave the room and he's still in the same spot and hasn't destroyed the room when I get back lol. This baby stage is much easier than 2-4 years old. :) Cuddling with my little guy is so sweet. In the morning when he is awake and happy is the best time. And when he is tired and snuggles to sleep on my chest I don't want to put him down. He is almost smiling, not quite there but almost.

Being a mom is exhausting and I lose my patience much too often, but when I'm holding my sweet sleeping baby and he gives a little dream giggle, I know it is all worth it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday To-Do

Alright, here are a few things that I need to do some time in the near future:

* Clean family room
* Vacuum
* Dishes
* A few loads of laundry and folding
* Sweep and mop kitchen
* Take out garbage
* Finish Christmas shopping

Mostly today I just want to get the family room cleaned up and some laundry done. If I get anything else done that would be great. We are almost all done with Christmas shopping, and I think when Hubby gets home tonight I'll go to the store to shop for him. First though I'm going to nurse the baby and try to get a nap.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Want to run

Boy, I really can't wait to be able to exercise again. I've felt fine for a few weeks, but I know trying to do too much too soon, especially after a c-section, can make me feel worse. I just want to be able to go running or something, work off this baby fat since I can't take a weight loss pill or something while nursing. I want to run a 10k next year, but really need to work on getting back in shape if I expect to be able to do that. Doesn't help that it's winter now so I can't exercise outside. Well, I could, but I don't want to, makes my lungs hurt. So I need to find somewhere I can go to run. For now I'm thinking I'll get out my postnatal yoga DVD and start with that.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Yep, one year older. Yesterday was my birthday and I turned 25. My little sister came over to watch Jason and Jakey while Hubby took me out to dinner and a movie. We ended up leaving later than planned since we were waiting for someone who said they might buy our old TV, but they never even showed or called. So we were out much later than I like and I didn't get to sleep until 1am or so. We went to Olive Garden for dinner. Yummy. Then we went to see Twilight. I have to admit I was not impressed with the movie. It could have been so much better. Edward looked like he was about to throw up the whole time and Bella was just too nervous and shaky. I did enjoy some parts, the second half was better than the first, but overall I thought it wasn't that well done. Hopefully the next one will be better.

Anyway, I have a chiropractor appointment this morning so I need to get the boys ready to go. Baby is fussing at me. Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blessed

On Sunday we had Nathan's baby blessing at church. Hubby picked out a cute little white tux for him to wear. It was a little big. OK, a lot big- I had to pin up the pants almost in half and he was drowning in the jacket- but it was still adorable. :) Afterward we had the family and friends who came come over to our house for a little luncheon. It was a very nice day.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Just 2 more weeks to shop

So Christmas is in just a little over 2 weeks and we have not done any Christmas shopping. We always wait till last minute. It shouldn't be hard this year since we don't really have a lot of money to spend, so nobody is getting much lol. Jason needs some new clothes. Jakey doesn't really need anything but I'll think of something to get him, I was thinking of getting Wall-E. And Nathan obviously doesn't need much since he's just a baby but I was thinking of getting a new baby swing since the one we have is borrowed from a friend and will have to be returned at some point. Then for stockings I want to get Jason and Jakey some new coloring books and stuff. I would like to get them each personalized baby gifts like those storybooks that you can get made with their name in them, but we'll see. I've got a few ideas for what to get Hubby but no idea what I want. Since my birthday is this week I've already told him what I want for that and don't know what else to ask for. He always comes up with good presents though, so I'm not worried, I just hope he doesn't spend too much.

Tuesday To-Do

OK, I've already got a start on a few things I need to do today, but here's my list:

* Dishes- one load running already
* Laundry- also started a load
* Clean up family room
* Vacuum
* Sweep kitchen Done, though I will have to do it again since the boys just ate lunch and think it goes on the floor

I think that's all that I really need to do today. We had company over Sunday so we got a lot of cleaning done before that so the house isn't too bad. Mostly I need to get laundry done cuz I'm pretty much down to wearing PJs. Good thing I have nowhere to go anyway, so I can get away with not looking my best lol.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Monday Madness

Wow, time is just slipping by so quickly. It's not like me to not post for 5 days! I've been busy with the baby and the craziness of the holidays.

Friday Hubby and I (and Nathan) went to Hubby's work Christmas party. It was fun and Nathan was good for most of it, just got fussy a little and when it was time to leave he was screaming.

Saturday Hubby went and picked out our Christmas tree (I let him do it alone cuz he always picks such nice ones) and we decorated it yesterday. It was funny watching the boys decorate the tree, they kept just clumping things together on the bottom branches. We let them do it as they pleased and then we just evened it out later.

We also had Nathan's baby blessing at church yesterday so we had lots of family and friends over. We came home and ate and chatted after. It was good to see everyone. Nathan looked so cute dressed in his little white tux that Hubby picked out. I will have to post a picture sometime.

Agh, I just realized I still haven't posted Halloween pictures either lol. Kind of got distracted by having a baby lol. I may or may not ever get them posted.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What I do


I think Nathan must be having a little growth spurt. The past few days he has been awake more and wanting to eat ALL the time. That's part of the reason I haven't gotten much done lately. The other part is that when he is asleep I want to finally just do something relaxing without having to hold him lol. Like read a book. I'm re-reading the Twilight books, just started New Moon today. I had to borrow my sister-in-law's books since I lent mine to a friend and keep forgetting to get them back. These books are hard to put down once you get started! Time just slips away. So I didn't get much done today again. Actually, I think I'm going to go work on the playroom now while I'm taking a break from my book. I need to at least feel like I did something to keep my house from falling apart lol.

Getting it done

OK, I am determined to get more done today than I did yesterday. I already did a load of dishes, including washing the pans by hand (I normally leave the pans for Hubby lol). I told the boys they are grounded from the playroom until it is cleaned up, so at least they won't be making an even bigger mess down there before I can get to it. Jakey helped clean up some chips he dumped out on the floor. So far we are in good mood's so hopefully the boys will be helpful today. Little Nathan is gassy and fussy so I have to just try to get stuff done in between feeding and holding him.

Now, let's see how well I do today.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Unproductive

Boy, it really feels later than 9:30. I need to make myself get to bed earlier. Everyone but me and my sister are asleep already. I just wish I could fall asleep as easily and deeply and Hubby and Jason.

I hope I feel more rested tomorrow so I can get more of my to-do list done. I really want to get the playroom and office cleaned up. It looks like a bomb went off down there. I'm tempted to just throw away all the toys. The boys don't really play with them, just dump them out all over the place, then it is such a mess there is no room to play anyway.

Oh well, I am going to bed now and not going to think about all I didn't get done. :P

Really need a nap


Well, I did get a load of dishes done today. So far that's it. I'm hoping when Hubby gets home he'll help me clean up the family room. Jason and Jakey have been driving me crazy today. Making messes and disobeying and just not listening. And of course the usually do it while I'm busy nursing so I can't get up to do anything about it. Good thing they are so cute and I have an adorable baby that I can look at and cuddle to calm down. :) Now I need to go get dinner going. I think I'll make french toast, that sounds yummy.

Tuesday To-Do

I have so many things I really need to do, now if I just had the energy...

* Dishes
* Sweep/mop kitchen
* Clean bathrooms
* Clean family room/vacuum
* Fold laundry
* Clean playroom
* Clean office/storage room

Obviously I have a lot of stuff that I need to clean, but I have been pretty busy and just can't keep up with everything right now. I am so tired and when I'm not busy feeding the baby or getting him to sleep I just want to lay down and rest. I really need to at least do dishes today so we have clean stuff to eat on, and it would be helpful to get the laundry put away so I can find clothes easier. So those are what I'm going to start with today and I'll see if I get to anything else after that.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Monday Madness

Wow, I didn't even realize how late it is. It's past 9 and the boys are still up. Nathan's been awake a lot more today which means I didn't get much done. I also had my 2 week checkup today which took up the whole afternoon when he did sleep lol. And remind me never to schedule an appointment all the way across town during rush hour. It was awful driving home, took an hour. So I'm tired and my house is a disaster and I really need to head to bed. Hubby is out back with a neighbor trying to figure out why our patio breaker is shorted out but I wish he was in here helping me with the boys so I could get them to bed and let me take a bath.