Jody managed to get a LOT done in cleaning out our garage this weekend. I wish I would’ve taken a “before” pic so you could see the difference with the “after” pic (which I haven’t taken either), but c’est la vie. Believe me, it looks 100x better than it did. I helped a bit too, but spent a lot of time rifling through a box I discovered labeled “Amy’s crap.” It was a box of stuff from my youth – we’re talking toddler years through high school and beyond. Oh my! What a trip down memory lane that was. First of all, I used toRead More →

My mom arrived in town tonight to spend the next week plus with us. She hasn’t seen the kiddos since Christmas and, boy, has Julian changed a lot in 3 1/2 months. He can hold his head up, roll over, play in the exersaucer, and eat his toes! Ava and I had been counting down the days until her arrival for just over a week now. I would tell her “Grandma will be here on Thursday.” And she’d reply, “This Thursday?” Then as the day of her arrival grew closer I’d say, “Grandma will be here in three more days” or “two more days” orRead More →

Just another reason why I love my husband, Jody. He nominated me for two “blogger’s choice awards” – Best Parenting Blog and Hottest Mommy Blogger. <blush> Isn’t he a sweetie? It’s either that or he’s buttering me up for something. ;) If you’d like to vote for me, please click the buttons below. Thanks! :) Oh, and just for the record, you can vote for numerous blogs in each category, so just because you already vote for one blog for “best parenting blog” (or whatever) doesn’t mean you can’t vote for another.

I wrote a few weeks ago that after learning that the freezers at the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Denver were very low, I had been considering donating my breast milk. I decided to go ahead with the screening process (which is quite thorough, let me tell you) and finally got my paperwork completed and mailed off yesterday. Now I wait for them to review it and, if I qualify, call me to come in for a blood test and to pick up my loaner breast pump from them. I feel very fortunate and blessed to have had an ample supply of breast milk over theRead More →

Remember those old jokes – What’s grosser than gross? I’ve got a new one. What’s grosser than gross? When your baby spits up down your v-neck shirt leaving a literal puddle of spit-up in your bra. Say it with me – Ewwww! Yep, glad I didn’t bother showering today! What’s grosser than that? When you know you probably won’t get a chance to shower until later tonight at the earliest. And on the topic of liquids coming out of babies’ mouths, I was holding Julian up on the couch with me while Ava played with him as she sat on the floor. All of aRead More →

I didn’t take many pictures this week until Saturday when we dyed eggs and Sunday, which, of course was Easter. However I still came up with a few that I’d like to share. :) Here are a few of my favorites from Easter day: We did our Easter egg hunt quickly outside in the snow (yes, snow!) this year. Here’s a storyboard of Ava searching for eggs: My beautiful girl: Sweet, tired boy: Flying high and loving it: (Unfortunately, there are a ton of technical things wrong with this last photo, but I still love it because Julian was having such a blast as daddyRead More →