Friday, August 31, 2007


I don't know how I haven't mentioned this on the blog yet. 2 weeks ago I bought a giant 15foot above ground pool. Ruby has been swimming tons. We have friends over all the time. We are loving life with a pool. It's not as hot now, so most of the time the water isn't more than 85 degrees, but do you think that stops Ruby? Sometimes as I am skimming and cleaning I wonder why I thought I needed another cleaning project.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Days filled with Mom Stuff

I find that I have the hardest time posting something because I don't really feel like I have anything interesting to share. It's the same reason I am terrible talking on the phone. I pretty much don't have anything super exciting going on. I know that's not the point, but still I feel silly posting sometimes. I do lots and lots of Mom things. I painted and glued together a model airplane with Ruby today. We swim a lot. I spend a lot of time entertaining a very intense Jeffrey David. I love my life. But I am still learning how to do this blog thing.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Huge High Chair

Jeffrey David barely sits high enough to see over the tray, but he's cute anyway. He just started eating rice cereal, it's only 2 or 3 tiny bites, but it makes his seem so much older already.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Bed Time at the Godsey's

So Jen went with our neighbor on a walk, Jen took Katie and our neighbor (Bridget) took her dog Lucy. Jen ask if it was OK of course, and I happily agreed to put the little ones to bed. We were pretty sure Jeffrey was going to cry a little, and Jen can't handle that, but as long as I turn the monitor off (I can still hear him mind you) I can bear it. We only let him cry because it doesn't matter if Jen nurses him or if we are holding him, he's just tired and needs to sleep and is going to scream at us until he falls asleep. He falls asleep much better when we are not holding him. So I bet she's out there chatting and having a good time (which she deserves) while I'm ......

Now that I'm done justifying letting him cry .... So I put Jeffrey in bed and he's OK for a few minutes, then he launches into his tirade, and at the same time I'm trying to get Ruby to put a pull up on, which she refuses to wear. So I tell her to stay in her bed and I close the door, telling her not to come out until she puts her pull up on. So I just get Jeffrey to calm down a little and Ruby is screeching in her room ... and throwing things. So that didn't last long, Jeffrey is now crying and Ruby is screeching. So after a few iterations of this, I decided the only way to get them to calm down was to get Ruby to calm down first. So I calmly talk with her (as I had been before, I just wasn't letting her do whatever she wanted) and she was finally convinced that I was serious about her wearing her pull up. So she's happy, I go into Jeffrey's room, give him a binky, now he's happy. Super dad (yeah right). It's moments like these that make you stop and think, gosh I'm glad I had kids!!!!!!

Really I love them, and won't trade the world for them, but uhhhhhmmmm, could've done with out that.

Just wanted to share all the fun I was having with everyone.

Everyone should have kids.


Friday, August 3, 2007

Vacation Aftermath

Maybe it's because I am finally the mother of 2, but for the first time since coming back from a vacation I have been questioning whether it's really worth the work. Does the Mom actually get a vacation and is it worth the punishing amounts of mess and laundry? Yes, of course it is because I loved seeing Grant and Brit, Cam and Jason, Mom, Marcilyn, Anne, and all of the Godsey's. But these days it seriously comes with a price. We got home Sunday night and today is Friday and this is what my house still looks like. Swim lessons, Gymnastics, happy baby who needs attention, and exhaustion (not to mention blogging instead of cleaning) make for a messy post vacation house.