Saturday, February 28, 2009


It was 57 outside yesterday. No sunshine but still pretty warm out. Keira loved playing outside.

We still have tons of snow everywhere but the driveway though.

Keira shoveling the air....

Friday, February 27, 2009

Finished molding

For those of you that asked.... Its all a bit to white for me but we will be painting the door. Sorry some of the pics are dark.


This is what happens when you lock your toddler in the bathroom with you so you can shower without them climbing on things and falling off and getting hurt while you are showering. She emptied the bathroom cabinet. In case you are wondering why there are poker chips in there... I bought then in the bathroom hoping they would entertain her....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What to do about Little Bean

I guess since blogger has given me a break and decided to work I might as well take advantage of it. Things have been a bit crazy around here lately.

I am 7 weeks pregnant and happy that I have survived thus far. It's amazing how different a second pregnancy is when you don't have the luxury of taking naps or chilling on the couch or going to bed at 8 pm. Thankfully so far the morning sickness (I like to call it the 24/7 pukey feeling) has been awful. It has not been as bad as it was with my pregnancy with Keira. I know things can change quickly but I am thankful that I can at least still sit on the floor and play with Keira all day and not have to be sleeping or throwing up- although I would like to be sleeping away much of the day. Hopefully it will not get any worse and not last till 25 weeks like it did with Keira. Just one day at a time I remind myself.

Yes, I am thankful for another little monkey and yes I am thankful that I can have babies at all. But I will not lie...I hate this pregnancy business. It's just no fun at all until you get to see the little monkey outside your uterus.

I have yet to decide on our plan of action for the whole pregnancy care and birth of this monkey. I have a tentative appointment set up with my Ob's office that delivered Keira for mid- March. Next week Mike and I go meet a group of 2 midwives that deliver either at home or at a birthing center. Hopefully we will be able to make a decision after meeting the midwives. My Ob's office is definitely more convenient being that they are about 5 min away whereas the midwives are about 20 min away. I am slightly annoyed at my Ob's office at the moment since I called last Thurs requesting more anti-nausea meds. I was told my doc is on vacation and would be back Monday and they would call me Monday. I gave them until today (Wednesday) and still haven't heard anything. I called again today and no one called me back. Grrrrrrr.

The other big decision we were thinking about was if we should try to sell our house and get something a bit bigger or refinance or do nothing. At this point Mike is working on finishing up the few unfinished projects that we have and then if we have any money left when these projects are done we might try to list the house and see if we have any luck. He probably won't be done with these projects till Spring though since I am not allowing him to do much. Any time Mike is home he is on Keira duty- or at least until I feel better.

Just pics

Just b/c she is so cute Keira got a free toddler sized apron from Home Depot while there shopping with daddy. She loves it and didn't even want to take it off to go to bed ( although we made her)

Did you know that its possible to make such a mess with chicken noodle soup?

Playing with puzzles.

Daddy's little helper

Dare I hope some posting success??? Everyone knows toddlers are great "helpers" Keira is helping daddy put up the molding around our new back door.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm so annoyed

This with be my 5th attempt to blog and its not working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday best

Keira all dressed up to go to Mass and a Baptism today.
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Mike's new Pride and Joy.

This little beast got delivered yesterday. Mike found the snow blower listed on Craigslist. He bought it off a guy up north. The guy drove 2 hours to drop if off ( for only an extra $40) Apparently the guy paid $1000 for it in December and then decided that his driveway is just too big ( he now gets it plowed). Mike paid $700 for it but split the cost with our neighbor. So we will share it with our neighbor. There is supposed to be a big snowstorm today and Mike is eager to try out his new machine.... but so far all the predicted snow is rain. Mike is a bit disappointed!
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Giving the baby num nums

This just cracks me up every time!!!
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Mama's shoes

Keira's attempt at making the baby wear my shoes.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Great friends

You know you have wonderful caring friends when
-They pick you and your toddler up when your car doesn't start just so you can get out of the house. ( Yes the Jetta failed to start this morning yet again and yes we put a few battery in it just a few months ago!)
-They change your toddler's poopy diaper so you don't have to gag over it
-They give you some meals for your husband and daughter to eat b/c you just feel to too crappy to cook.
Thanks Teresa and Christina. You guys are amazing!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fun times

We are all feeling ick lately.... well all except Keira. Mike has a stomach bug that has made him tired and nauseous... I am already tired and nauseous which makes for interesting times at our house. Mike is home sick today and we did the unthinkable and let Keira watch TV. I was more than excited to find out that Netflix has Wiggles DVD's that you can stream via the Internet and watch instantly. Keira only seems interested in TV that involves music and dancing and I can't stand kid shows with annoying voices and rapidly changing screens like Sponge Bob and most TV programs for kids. So although yes the Wiggles can get very annoying I am happy that its music at least....
As I am the midst of the lovely morning aka all day sickness I cannot cook and hence I have been eating mostly fast food or prepared food like frozen pizza. Real healthy I know....its impossible to understand unless you have been through it, but the more I handle something before I eat it the less I can eat it. Mike has been awesome about running to get me anything, ( of course it helps that we live within walking distance of fast food mile) Subway, Taco Bell but yesterday I was starting to feel guilty about all the money we have been spending on fast food so I decided that I would at least try to cook dinner. I decided to make meatballs and home fries. I mixed up the stuff for the meatballs and had Mike actually make the meatballs. I cut up and seasoned the potatoes and threw everything in the oven. When it came time to eat it no one ate anything except for Keira.... I was too disgusted with the thought of the whole meal to touch much of it, Mike was feeling sick so he didn't eat anything. I give up. I don't think I will attempt to cook dinner again for a while. Now we have a whole pan of meatballs and a whole pan of potatoes and I will probably end up throwing it all out. I have a hard time eating anything right now. I literally have to force myself to chew and swallow. I am crazy nauseous and crazy hungry at the same time. Only early pregnancy could put those too feelings together. Usually you aren't nauseous and hungry at the same time.
Speaking of throwing things out- I had to put Keira back in disposables for now- I can't deal with the poop at the moment. I feel really wasteful after not throwing out diapers for the past 8 months but you gotta do what you gotta do I guess. Mike has also been great ( with only a bit of grumbling) about changing all poopy diapers when he is around to save me from gagging.

Monday, February 16, 2009

New pantry shevles so far

I swear if I write more than 2 lines blogger won't work...... so here is my attempt at wordless blogging.
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First ever sledding party

Keira and daddy on the snow tube ( Keira didn't not like the tube at all!)

Keira on her sled

Daddy on the tube... going down the hill backwards pulling Keira on her sled. This she loved! Even when they were going fast.

Daddy and Keira going down the hill
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New door

I love the all glass storm door because now Keira can see out and I can leave the big door open and let more sunlight in. We will paint the outside of the door probably a red or cranberry color as soon as Mike has the time.
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Old door

This is our old back door. We paid our favorite and fast handyman to replace both the storm door and the regular door.
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