Wednesday, February 28, 2007

It's getting late, but I'm wide awake...

Yup, my two "boys" are tucked in and sound asleep, but I just can't seem to sleep! It's probably because I decided to take a very late afternoon nap with Landon today. Oh well, hopefully typing will make me sleepy!!

Landon had another AWESOME night last night! He slept from 9:30 - 5:30 and then ate and slept again until 8:15! Mommy was VERY happy :) He had a rough day with naps though. It was kind of an "off" day because I had errands to run, so maybe that contributed to his lack of naps!

Well, I just finished watching the girls on American Idol tonight. Goodness please, Antonella REALLY needs to go home...especially with everything going on with her in the news!!! She should've gone home last week. I think Alaina also needs to go home...I think those two were the worst tonight. Lakisha and Melinda were by far the best tonight!! They did awesome! As far as the guys, I still don't have any favorites, but I think Sanjaya did terrible, however I don't think he'll go home. I thought Chris did well and so did cool was Blake? All those little boo-bop-beep thingys - there's a term for it. Anyways, looking forward to tomorrow night to see who goes home! And can I just say that I love Simon? I think he is always right on when it comes to judging. He may be a little "harsh" at times, but for the most part, I agree with everything he says - am I the only one?

Landon has been so much fun the past few days - I don't know if he's just happier because he's sleeping better at night or what, but he is just loads of fun!! He is SOOOOOOO smiley and he really likes to "talk" and hear himself!! He's just growing up so fast...he'll be 4 months in about a week and a half! Right now, his thing is blowing bubbles - it is so cute! Oh, and he's such a big boy now - he likes to grab his bottle and put it in his mouth himself (most of the time he just bonks it on his nose). He can hold it himself for the most part though...pretty impressive since he usually doesn't get a bottle. He's a smart little guy.

Well, I'm still not tired, but I'm running out of things to say - maybe I'll go return a few e-mails! Talk to you later!

Monday, February 26, 2007

YAY - two good nights in a row!

Landon has had two fairly good night's in a row...YAY!! He had been sleeping in a bassinet in our room, but two night's ago, we finally decided to move him to his crib. We figured he hadn't been sleeping well anyways, we might-as-well make the switch now (assuming he'd have a hard time adjusting). Well, he proved us wrong and he has slept GREAT for the past two nights in his room. On Saturday night, he only got up once and last night, he only got up twice (his foot got stuck in his pajamas, but once we fixed it, he went right back to sleep). I am SOOOOOO happy! Hopefully it's not just luck and he'll continue to sleep a little better. He had a great weekend as far as napping goes too! We are very happy! (knock on wood)

Yesterday, Jason and I started painting our's almost finished. It's funny how it all worked out. We had a can of paint in our basement - it's a dark olive color - it's called Battlefield Brown. So we thought we'd paint our bedroom that color...we both wanted something kinda dark and warm. Well, we didn't have any bedding to go with it or anything. So we went out on Saturday and decided to stop at Bed Bath and Beyond. As we were leaving, we figured we'd check out their big clearance aisles. We found a Nautica comforter that we both LOVE and it looked like it would match the paint color. It was marked down half price and had an additional 30% off!!!! We were so excited. We brought it home and it matches the paint almost perfectly! So now we are trying to get the bedroom put together. I will have to post pics when it's done. The walls are a little darker than I'd usually prefer, but our room gets a lot of sunlight, and I wanted our bedroom to be a little darker and warm. So anyways, that was our bargain for the weekend...leftover paint and discounted bedding and bada-bing, we've got a new bedroom :)

Well, today is another day of work...both of my bosses are out today, so I don't have a ton of work today. Hopefully the day goes quickly!

Off to work!

Friday, February 23, 2007

My first slide show!

I just did my first slide show...and I figured it all out myself. I had a little bit of a hard time figuring out how to make it on - I still don't know how to add photos to an existing slide show. Oh well, one of these days when I have time, I'll try to figure it out. Here it is:

I'm so glad today was Friday. Even though I'm a stay-at-home mom, I still look forward to the weekends when Jason is home and we can have a weekend together as a family.

Well, as far as American Idol goes, my local girl Nicole went home...I didn't think she was that great the other night, but I was rooting for her since she's from here. I was a little surprised that she went before some of the other girls...I think Antonella and Alaina should've gone before her - they weren't that great. I'm not surprised with the guys...I think most of them should go home. Well, looking forward to Tuesday!

Landon has NOT been sleeping well the past few nights and it's been very exhausting! I don't know if he's going through a growth spurt or not, but he was up every 4 hours last night!! He hasn't done that in SEVERAL weeks. I really hope he sleeps well tonight, I have to work a few hours tomorrow morning and I need my sleep!

Well, I'm off to do some cleaning then I'm going to bed...goodnight!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

American Idol

OK, American Idol fans, it's that time of year again...YAY!!! Well, the boys, oh goodness, the boys...they were all TERRIBLE!!! I don't have any favs yet - I was pretty disappointed that night, but hopefully they all just had a bad case of stage fright. I do think that Chris Bligh is HILARIOUS!!! Now to the girls, WOW - SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better!!! I think several of them were incredible, but I can't remember some names. There are three that I think may have a chance of going home tonight: Antonella, Amy Krebs, and the girl who cries a lot. I don't know though, the beauty card might keep them in for another week or so. I have to root for Nicole too, she is a local and I can't remember a local making it to the top 24 before (at least since I've been watching it). I'm thinking this year's American Idol is going to be a GIRL...the guys better start working their tails off. But then again, it's in the hands of America and you never know what can happen. Speaking of, I think the judges should have a percentage of a vote so we avoid another disaster American Idol Taylor Hicks again (sorry, huge Chris Daughty fan). Well, that's enough Idol talk for now.

I am EXHAUSTED today - Landon slept TERRIBLY last has been so long since he has slept that terribly. I'm hoping he takes some good naps today so mommy can sneak a nap or two! I don't know, we're still having naptime troubles - GRRR!! He is still a precious little boy.

OH, I keep forgetting - I would like to add as many friends as I can to my list of bloggers...even if you don't have a blog, but you have a website, let me know so I can add you to my list (on the left side). So, if you'd like to be added, send me an e-mail or leave me a comment. Thanks!!

OK, I better go play with Landon, he is so wide-awake right now - he's been up since 6:30 - not bad if he hadn't been up like 3 times before that!!


Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy President's Day!

Well, we finally got Landon's 3-month portraits taken. As posted below, we were supposed to go out to Allentown (about a 45-min. drive) to have them taken. For those of you who are local, I-78 was a MESS!! So, we called on our way out there to see if they would still take us if we were late. Our appointment was at 6:00 and she said we had until 6:15 to show up. So we took some back roads and thought for sure we would make it on time. Wouldn't you know that at 6:15, we were five minutes away :( So we had to turn around and go took us TWO hours to get home (and with no portraits taken). It was very frustrating...3 hours of driving for NOTHING. So we ended up just taking him to Sears the next morning. We paid more than we wanted too, but they did a great job. Here are some of our favorite photos below:

Landon is getting so big!! He is so much fun and we love him to pieces. Today, I had to work, but Jason had the day off, so Landon got to spend the day with daddy today!! He did pretty daddy knows how frustrating it is for mommy when Landon doesn't want to take a nap!! Oh well...daddy survived!

More baby news - we were shocked to find out that Landon is going to have another cousin (and certainly not from my side). Jason's brother, Kevin, and his wife Amanda will be expecting a baby...CONGRATS Kevin and Amanda!! Despite all this baby news, I'm still not ready for another one :)
Well, it's been a long day and I've missed my baby boy, so I'm off to go spend some time with him!


Friday, February 16, 2007


It is COLD outside today :) We still have lots of snow around, but the roads are clearing up!! Have you all heard of the huge mess on I-78? Unbelievable!

Tonight we are taking Landon to get his 3-month photos taken...I hope he cooperates and we can get some good photos! He has been so funny lately...he continues to try to "giggle" - it's the cutest thing ever. And now he has this thing that when you blow bubbles at him, he'll do it right back. This can go on for several minutes, it's pretty funny!

We just found out today that my cousin and her husband, Steve and Darcy, are expecting a baby due mid-August! YAY - we are thrilled!!! CONGRATS Steve and Darcy!! We also found out that our friend's Josh and Ginny are expecting also!! YAY...CONGRATS Josh and Ginny (their blog is listed on the left). There's been so much baby news lately...and NO, we are NOT getting any ideas!!! I'm perfectly content with ONE for now, and for awhile, I'm sure!!

Well, Landon is fussing in his swing - kinda looking at my like, "Mommy, why are you ignoring me?"

Gotta run!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Our new family blog!

Welcome to our new family blog...we have changed from our old infertility blog to this new family blog. Let's hope that we can keep it updated more regularly than our other blog :)

Landon turned 3 months this past Saturday - he is growing up way too fast. He is such a joy in our lives and we just love every minute we have with him. He is holding his head up really well - he loves to look around. He is smiling ALL the time...he is a very happy baby!! He has just started to learn how to giggle...on Sunday night - it caught us by surprise and it was just adorable. He loves to "talk" in his little cooing voice and he loves when people talk to him! He is really a good baby. We are having a bit of a hard time working on naptime though. He takes about two catnaps in the morning and then one long nap in the afternoon. He sleeps through the night (7 hours) occasionally, but most of the time he gets up once. We are trying to get him on some sort of schedule, but it has been a little rough. Anyways, here are a few recent pics of him:

Not much else is new. Today is a snow day for Jason...we got lots of snow at our house and so he was able to stay home from work. It was nice to stay home together as a family on a weekday!! We played a few games of scrabble...of course Jason won...and we baked a heart cake for Valentine's Day. This is our 4th Valentine's Day together as a married couple!

Well, Landon is about to wake up from his afternoon nap (he's been down for almost 2 hours now...YAY). Bye for now!