Saturday, March 7, 2009


The day Rusty had his pediatrician appointment we took Karrots to Build-a-Bear in Downtown Disney. I had a gift card from years ago and thought it would be a nice thing for her to get some special attention after her brother was born.
First off, it was a bad day to do so because we got drenched from all the rain to and from the store. My friend who came with us, who had watched Karrots during the pediatrician appointment, came with us and she had a handicap card, but the store was in the middle of the outdoor shopping area.
When we got there, Karrots was all over the place. I think she was a bit overwhelmed...kinda like with all her toys; she can't make a decision so they all end up on the floor.
She wasn't so thrilled about BUILDING the lamb . The stuffing machine sounded like the vacuum, which she really doesn't like. So the employee stuffed the lamb and had to find us in the store to give the fabric heart a kiss and stitch the thing up.
Then it was off to find an outfit (which, you can tell by the picture, we didn't get). We kept holding shirts and bottoms up and she wasn't interested. She had found the guitar and just wanted to play with that.
We ended up the the lamb with a 6-in-1 sound in it that says stuff like, "I love you!", "I'm so happy you're my new best friend!", and "Let's go home!". We also got the Hannah Montana guitar as it was the only thing she seemed really interested in...probably because it made noise...and a baby carrier.
All-in-all I think we would've enjoyed it a lot more if she were a tad bit older and used to making such decisions. She had fun, but it wasn't super productive. *;o)
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Friday, March 6, 2009

Potty Time!

Karrots just went poop on the potty! Seriously! It didn't just fall off her booty this time! I caught her pushing and asked if she wanted to use the potty and then she sat on it, pushed, and there it was! I would've taken a picture, but wasn't thinking about it when we rushed into the bathroom.

Ok, ok...kinda gross, but all you moms out there here the excitement!

My Husband Rocks Friday!

Prompt: "What makes a happy marriage?"
  • Accepting your spouse for who he/she is...seriously. Not secretly thinking you can change anything about them.
  • Losing your expectations for them. Be expectant and appreciate everything they do, but don't expect so they won't disappoint you.
  • Pray together. It reveals your values and heart.
  • "Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be subject to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband." Eph. 5:22-33
  • Fulfill each others' desires and needs...for men this means sex & respect, for women this means love & listen to her!
  • Focus on their positive characteristics and believe their actions to be good-willed. I'd also recommend going through the Love and Respect series or reading the book. (There's a trailer for the book on the site.) This guy may be a dork, but he has a lot of insight. *;0)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thankful Thursday

In reading Zimms Zoo's blog, I decided to join in the fun for Thankful Thursday!:

  1. For our super fertility! We've never had to go through the heartache of "trying to have kids".
  2. My dad, who's given us an awesome deal on renting this huge and amazing house and who's given my hubby job security for good pay. He also seems to be getting a bit more sensitive in wanting to hang out with the grandkids...don't tell him that, though!
  3. Big and healthy babies!
  4. My mom's willingness to help me out weekly even though I don't always treat her right.
  5. Having the ability to say, "what would I like to eat today" instead of going hungry.
  6. Breastfeeding; all the lessons it's taught me and the bonding it's given me with my kids.
  7. Two cars!
  8. That my hubby text messages me all kinda makes me feel like he's here.
  9. Hot water!
  10. Friends willing to help out with my kids...and seeing it as a priviledge instead of a burden.
  11. A good internet line!
  12. A good pediatrician!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Kiddos

Rusty had his first pediatrician appointment today. We needed to get proof of birth from an official doctor. It was a good experience. There wasn't much of a wait in the waiting room or in the room we saw the doctor. He also made sure all my questions were answered and didn't push for the vaccines.

Any guesses as to how much he weighs now? 14 lbs. 6 oz.! He's-a-growing!

At one point I was in the room alone with him and just holding and looking at him. He made a little grunt while looking in my eyes so I made one back. He kinda smiled and did it again, and I did it again, and he did it again, smiling bigger...We had our first "conversation"! I love him!


Karrots told me like 3-4 times when she's pooping! Every time I change a poopy diaper I've been telling her to let me know when she goes because otherwise she runs around with a nasty diaper and gets a rash and makes a huge mess.

Twice I put her on the toilet and she tried pushing.

Yeah! I hope this means she's getting close to potty training!