Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Hour at my Place....

Since it's a bit difficult trying to get out of the house minus the Moose, I decided to bring the happy hour to my house. Thanks to Jana for being our photographer for the evening and once I get my hands on the pics, I'll post them here for all to view. I also want to thank the ladies for coming and bringing their yummy goodies and drinks, so thank you: Suzann U., Kristen T., Sundy D., Jana R., and Jessica W.
Hopefully those who couldn't make it tonight will be able to join in on our next happy hour! Post pix later!

For my friends who live out of state, I really wish you lived here so you could join in the festivities:)

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Friday, January 23, 2009

And the naked picture wins!!!

Hi All,
I decided (with Tyson) to submit Mr. Naked Buns into the Regis and Kelly thing. Yes, I agree with you that he's just so darn cute in the 2nd pic, but it was taken almost 2 months ago and we decided to go with the most current. Thanks for taking a look and choosing your favs!
Good luck to our babies - I hope one of us wins!!!!!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Regis and Kelly $$$

Okay, all...
If you're interested, submit your baby's cutest picture to their website and the 1st place winner gets 125K and 2nd place gets 25k -- could you imagine just how wonderful it would be to know you're baby's college fund is totally taken care of!?!?!?!? Anyhoo, I'm going to submit, but wanted to know which pic you all like best or should I try to take some more/new pix?

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday

Ready for shower time!!!
Sleepy boy - not entirely wordless:)

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Monday, January 19, 2009

He called me Mama!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my goodness, I am so very excited. Here lately Braydon's been saying a lot of ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma, but without meaning or intent - just baby talk. But today, he's been calling out Mama and looking at me, for me, and/or saying it while holding his arms out to me. Man oh man, what a rush! For so long I've wanted to hear my baby call me Mama and it happened TODAY! Hearing him call out to me truly wiped my exhaustion away from dealing with a sick baby (with croup) and battling through many horrible sleepless nights. We've reached yet another milestone - oh what a wonderful day it has been!

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christians ~ by Maya Angelou

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not shouting, "I'm clean livin'." I'm whispering, "I was lost, now I'm found and forgiven."

When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I am weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect, my flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not holier than thou, I'm just a simple sinner who receives God's good grace, somehow!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Disposable diapers have NOTHING on BG cloth ones!!!

Braydon made it 12 hours, through the night, in ONE diaper AND stayed dry!!! I'm now a true believer in bum genius cloth diapers and completely understand why my dear friend ML uses cloth diapers ONLY! ML, I should have taken your advice from the beginning and done these from the get go!!! I just might need to convince my hubby to use these when we have another baby -- years from now, of course.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Braydon after his a.m. nap:)

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As soon as Braydon went down for bed, he was a wiggle worm for 4 hours. Tyson was adament that the bum genius diaper was to blame for his discomfort, but I still doubt that was the issue at all. I do think it'll take some time for Moose to get used to the new texture/feeling of the bg at night, but discomfort??? I don't think so. Anyway, Braydon was up ALL NIGHT LONG! He was giving us his "I'm in pain cry" and despite our best efforts, we couldn't make him feel better. So, this morning I've come to realize that we were battling 3 monsters last night: cutting his 4 upper teeth, super gassy/couldn't poop despite his best efforts, and has a cold AGAIN!
More to post tomorrow!

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

bumgenius to the test...

So, Braydon, a.k.a. The Super Soaker has finally broken me down -- I've spent the $$$ on 3 pairs of bumgenius and 3 additional hemp inserts. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sick of him not sleeping through the night only because he's drenched clear up to his chest in his own pee - GROSS! We've tried double diapering, putting him in diapers that are one size larger than he's currently wearing, and are now currently putting him in a nighttime diaper topped with a pair of pull-ups. IT DOESN'T MATTER what we do because our Super Soaker wets through everything and I'm so over changing him into fresh pjs and bedding EVERY SINGLE NIGHT! So, bumgenius (cloth diapers) are now being put to the test of keeping Super Soaker dry through the night. I CANNOT believe how much these cloth diapers cost, but I know that if I were to add up how much we've spent so far on disposable diapers I'd truly see the great value cloth diapers really are. Anyhoo, I will post tonight's success or defeat tomorrow -- I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's a nighttime success!

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

SR Commercial - Tyson and John's new business

Hi All,
To read up on all the happenings with Tyson and Johns' (Tyson's business partner and one of his best friends) new company, go to my Friends list and click on THE REVA FAMILY, and John's dutiful wife has provided the company's logo and latest info. Go Lesley - way to stay on top of things!

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Monday, January 5, 2009

HE CRAWLS!!!!!!!

Just wanted to share with the blog world that Braydon is now a crawler. He's been working hard at trying to figure it out and this morning he finally did! YAY for Braydon!!!!!!!

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

More Braydon Pictures

Happy 8 months - one day late!

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We miss and love you, Quinn and Addison.

Children's Footprints
Some children come into our lives and go quickly.
Some children come into our lives and stay awhile.
All our children come into our lives and leave footprints --
some, oh so small;
some, a little larger;
some, larger still,
But all have left their footprints on our lives; in our hearts.
And we will never, never be the same.
Doreen Sexton,
Parent, Phoenix, Arizona

It's with heavy hearts we recognize today. I don't have much to say, but wanted to share this poem that is framed with Quinn and Addisons footprints.
There's not a day that goes by that we do not think of them.

Til we meet again, we love you and miss you terribly!
Daddy, Mommy, (and Braydon)

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy 8 Months!

Even though Braydon has no clue what today is, I just want to wish him a Happy 8 Months. I'm a bad mommy, and don't have a picture to post to comemerate this day, but will post one later this week.

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