Saturday, September 26, 2009

As for ME

Currently I am enjoying a wonderful house full of SILENCE!!!!!!!!

Both kids are down for their naps and I cringe every time I think that I hear one of them stir.

I am about to embark on a new phase of my nursing career in a couple of weeks. Which has me a bit nervous. I am leaving my home of 6 years on IMSU at Primary children's and moving to the Newborn ICU. Although it is just across the hall it is going to be awesome, challenging and exciting. After long discussions Shane and I decided that it would be necessary for me to go full time for the next while (most likely 2 years) I am in dire need of some serious PTO. As of right now I have 4 hrs to my name and if one of the kids gets sick and I have to stay home (more cost effective) things start getting tight around here. And if you know me I hate being tight. So why not. And to top it all off, I was just notified of my schedule and it couldn't be better. Pretty much a dream schedule. I will not BE WORKING ANY MORE NIGHTS!!!!!!! Yes you heard me correctly. NO MORE NIGHTS!!! I will be working a set schedule of every Friday and Monday and every other Saturday and Sunday. It works out to be every other week I will be working 4 in a row. That to me is very minor compared to working NIGHTS!!!!!!



Lately Levi has been really involved with Olivia
it has been really cute to see him
play with her. He gets her to laugh
really hard, I will have to get it on record they have the
exact same laugh it cracks me up.

He practically body slams her and tickles her.
When ever she cries Levi always states "UH OH, baby"
and then runs to her side.

My little man has had me in time out
so many times this past week that I care
not to number. He is going though a phase
where he will only take a nap 1 -2 times a week.
I live for those naps. He also is having a
hard time expressing what he wants and if
we don't guess it with in a fraction of a second
he completely FLIPS out to the point of almost vomiting.
I hope that this phase goes rather quickly.

The joys of RICE CEREAL

"What in the HECK is this! This tastes horrible!"
Solid time sweety. You can't live off of breast milk
your whole life. (My frozen supply just might make it that far)
Shane and I started feeding Olivia solids this past
week and it is not going well. Her tongue is so
quick and difficult to get past. We even tried
Bananas, every kid likes banana baby food right?

She prefers Alphabet cereal. Every time we have her in the
bumbo while we are eating cereal she practically
lunges out of her seat to get to the cereal boxes. Baby steps
little one baby steps.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Beautiful little woman. Here is the end product
of Levi's skills at putting make up on others.
He kept putting brown eye shadow in her eye instead
of on her eye.

Bad hair day

Her classic deer in the head light look.

She now rolls from her tummy to her back, says Da Da Da, and
perfecting her raspberry spits. Her clothes get so wet, from her raspberry spitting and constant spitting up, I have to do at least one load of her cloths every day. Not to mention all the carpet cleaning from her spit up.

Saggy Pants

Levi is now going through a phase where
he hates his diaper being changed. Before
when it was time for diaper changes he would
be the first to sit down and HOLD STILL!!! Now
it is a game of WHO CAN CATCH ME first followed by
screaming and kicking. Last night Shane changed
a poopy one and poop was flying everywhere!!!!!

The other day the kids and I were in the car and out of no where
I hear Levi yell "OH, COME ON!!!!", "OH, GOSH!" and
"CRAP!" Looking around trying to figure out what
he was referring to, I then realized that I was approaching
a slow moving car in the fast lane. Laughing my head off, I
remembered that my driving was much like what my mother's
was when I was growing up. Me and my siblings would sing Cruel la Devil when my mom would do the same thing behind the wheel. (We still singtoday!)
Levi picks up things so fast (obviously as stated above:). He now can identify 24 of the 26 letters of the Alphabet. Now we need to work on his colors. Does anyone have
any tips on how to accomplish that task? I have tried and his attention span is 5 seconds.

My Little Chef

Every time Shane or I fix dinner Levi is
so excited to help. A couple of nights ago it was
pizza night (his favorite). This was his pizza. You
have to love the mound of cheese in the middle.