I have a few posts in the works, but no time to type right now, so I figured I’d share some pics of the kids that I took today. Here are my favorites. :) (Click the pic to view it larger.) Julian, in color, because I just love his blue eyes. Here it is in black and white. Showing off his cute new shirt that my friend Laura got for him. And here’s Ava, my big girl.

It felt like the weekend started early for me since Jody worked from home on Friday. I even managed to sneak out of the house by myself that day for about 45 minutes! What did I do with my precious freetime you ask? Get a haircut? A manicure? Go for a coffee? No, none of these things. My 45 minutes of glorious freetime was spent at the bank filing an “Affadavit of Unauthorized/Improper Debit Card or ATM card activity” because someone used my debit card to buy themself a nice little something from Bed, Bath and Beyond – a $205 nice little something. Grrrr. :(Read More →

Yay! We caught one of Julian’s first laughs on video today. :) He’s 10 weeks old. You also hear Ava – who was talking on the phone to Aunt Carrie at the time – giving a little commentary. I can’t stop watching the video. It makes me smile every time. :) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/OMhgXbUpfgc]

One of Ava’s books about nursing (Breastmilk Makes My Tummy Yummy) contains a picture of a mom nursing a toddler and a baby and states: “Two can breastfeed without fuss, there is room for both of us.” On Wednesday night, we – me, Julian and Ava – experienced that for the first time. Jody had to work an unusually long day yesterday and wasn’t planning on getting home until after 8 p.m. Since I knew Ava was really tired I decided to try to put her to sleep while Julian slept in the swing. Seems easy enought, right? Well, wouldn’t you know it, just asRead More →