Its amazing what photo software can do. Not only could I get all the chocolate off Eden's face, but I can fix the picture in general. Doesn't this picture look cooler after it was fixed? So fun!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday at about noon, Parker randomly threw up. We could tell he didn't feel bad, so we were brainstorming what could have caused him to throw up. Mike mentioned that Jacob had told him earlier that he had seen Parker eating 2 vitamins. Since Mike had already given him one, that made a total of 3. Mike said, "maybe the 3 vitamins caused him to throw up?". When he said that I grabbed the jar of vitamins and looked in it. I had bought the jar just the day before...and it was nearly empty! I immediately dumped them out and counted them, and there were 12 left. There were 60 count in the jar, so I did the math on what we had already given them the day before and it left 42 unaccounted for. 42 vitamins!!
I called poison control right away and they told me since there was no iron in them that he would be ok, just to watch him for stomach upset and to keep him on the brat diet for the rest of the day. Thank goodness he was OK....how scary!!
And yes, this is the same child that sneaks drinks of my coffee and says, "please, just onnnnnne sip.". LOL!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
She is trying SO desperately to crawl!! She spends half her day either rocking on her knees or just like this. Maybe she will be a crab crawler just like me!??
Don't mind the chocolate on her face. I was making a cake and put a tiny bit of the frosting into her mouth to see what she would do. She ended up smearing it all over her face but she definitely liked it!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
So here is her pic. She is growing bigger and cuter every day!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Rome was amazing. Absolutely amazing. The trip was pretty much a whirlwind, but it was still great. The race was so cool. The streets were cobblestone, narrow and extremely uneven. There were spectators everywhere, most of which were smoking. Europeans are not typically as polite as Americans, so in their Euro fashion, I was pushed more times than I can count. The B.O. was atrocious and most of the men's shorts were WAY shorter than you would desire to see (if you know what I mean!!!). But the race was so authentic! I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. It was so 'Rome'. I loved every step of it and the memories I have, I will cherish for the rest of my life.
We passed some awesome landmarks, such as; the Trevi fountain, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps. The race began and ended at the Coliseum. At one point, we were running down a small street. We turned a corner and this was in front of us. St. Peter's, in all of it's glory! It was a real inspiration.
At many points in the race I remembered why I was doing this. Our North Texas Chapter alone raised $235,000 for the Rome race! It was a true honor to run with our purple jerseys on, in honor of all of the people suffering from Leukemia and Lymphoma and in memory of those who have passed on. The night before at our pasta party, 3 people spoke who suffer from different forms of these diseases. All of these brave men were competing in the race the next day! I knew if they could do it, so could I. I was almost in tears a couple of times during the race when I would look to the side and see people with Team in Training posters; people suffering from the diseases that had travelled to Rome with family members who were running for them. They were our there with cowbells, signs and pom poms shouting, "GO TEAM!!!"
So all of the training; the early Saturday mornings in the freezing cold, rain and wind. Raising $8,000 for cancer research. Missing Jacob's basketball practice every week so I could go out on Tuesday nights and train. Giving up many Friday night gatherings so that I could get enough rest for the next day. Running during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Running in Hawaii. Being so sore that it was hard to move, countless times!! All of the sacrifices you make all come to a head on that day. It is a very special day and the race is a true celebration of the entire season. It is amazing and I am so proud to have done it. Here are a few pictures of our journey.
Jen and I in front of the famous Trevi fountain. Legend has it that if you throw a coin into the fountain, you are ensured a trip back to Rome. I threw 5 in; one for each member of my family!
Me signing the marathon wall. I am part of history! ;)
My training buddies and I before the race. I had to wear my TNT shirt on TOP of my jacket because it was so cold! I took it off after about 2 miles though.
St. Peters, Mile 11 (me on the left)
Piazza Navona, Mile 21 (again me on the left)
The Trevi fountain, Mile 24. (The black thing in front of my face is my ipod wire).
Me receiving my medal!
Jen and I with my mentor friends, Kim and Pam.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Well it is the 12th week of 2009, so here she is! I chose this picture for this week because she constantly has her thumb in her mouth. Funny enough though, she doesnt suck on it! She just keeps it there and chews on it. She is a paci girl!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Anyway, lots of fun to be had in Texas this week....for the children. 10 o'clock bedtimes + slam packed days = GROUCHY children! ACK! Of course, I will be in Rome in 3 days (HOLLA!), so what do I have to complain about? No, really I love not having to rush out of the house so early in the morning so I love Spring Break!
I hope you all have a great St. Patty's Day, and don't forget to wear your green!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I am still having trouble with my Flickr account...which is where I store all of my 52 week pictures. I will just upload them here for now and then add them to my photostream once I get my issues resolved.
Sooo...here was last week, week 10. I try to make the pictures 'week appropriate' and this one definitely is. She chews HARD on everything. She is probably trying to cut her top two teeth because she will bite down sooo hard and grind her gums back and forth.
Now here is week 11, this past weeks picture. All smiles being entertained by her brother! Jacob is definitely her favorite person. As he told Ana this past week when Ana commented that Eden liked her...."Eden likes me better; she likes me best of all!" And it's true. Her face lights up when he walks in the room or even when she hears his voice.
Soooooo, in other news.....I leave for Rome in 4 DAYS! I am so excited. Our team was on cloud 9 this past weekend knowing that it was the last run before Rome. We are going to have so much fun! I am so excited to get there I can barely stand it. You know I am excited when I am going to start laying out clothes this afternoon. Usually I am packing at 10 o'clock the night before.
I will be away Thursday evening through Tuesday evening, but until then I promise to blog. I'm back!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
These past few weeks have been pretty crazy....but what's new? Ty and Laura and the kids were here and that was a blast. Parker and Nate played so well together and they followed Jacob around everywhere he went. Leah and Eden were so fun to watch and each time they are together they are more and more alike. At first Eden was doing stuff and Leah was just asleep! Each and every time they are together they are more and more alike and it is just so cute!
The last weekend they were here, I raced in the Cowtown half marathon in Ft. Worth. Our team did it as part of our training, and the last long run before Rome. I leave next Thursday...can you believe it!? I did great in the race and was very, very proud of my time. I dropped 9 minutes off my race; going from 2:02 to 1:53 in just 2.5 months. I carried about an 8:35 pace for the 13 miles. I was on a high for days after the race!!
As for Eden, she is doing just great. She is THE BEST BABY in the entire world. I feel like all she does is smile, laugh and coo. Occasionally she grunts when she is hungry or fusses a little when she is tired, but it is rare that she actually gets a good cry going on. She is soooo cute and we are just having a blast with her. She is getting chubbier and chubbier each and every day and I think she is close to 20 lbs. already! We wont know until her 9 month check up, but according to our scale she is at about 19 lbs. or so. She is a great eater and gets baby food twice a day. She loves eating Cheerios and the Gerber Puffs (that melt in your mouth). Ana commented the other day that she is the cleanest eater. She gets nothing on her face! She gobbles it all up and hits the tray constantly to show her excitement.
So here is her 7 month pic....she is growing like a weed!
I am thinking about getting my OB to untie my tubes so I can have another one JUST like her! (kidding of course)
The boys are doing great. I register Jacob for Kindergarten mid-April so he is super stoked about that. Baseball practice started last week and he loves it. We had his last Basketball game Saturday and he actually stole the ball from someone. He has such a passive personality on and off the field/court, so he isn't a very aggressive sports player. We have been telling him that it is OK to take the ball from someone, but he always looks so shy out there and would never just take the ball from someone! But he did Saturday. YAY! He has lost 2 teeth now and now has a permanent tooth growing in. It is huge!!
Parker follows Jacob around like a hawk and wants to do EVERYTHING that he does. He is too young to play team sports, but he wants to so badly. He dribbles a basketball around the house constantly, punts the soccer ball in and out of the house (much to my dismay) and sleeps with his plastic bat, baseball and football. I need to take a picture of this one day to submit to Sports Illustrated when he is a superstar athlete. I am calling it now! Dude has skills. And now a pic of him...just because he is cute!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Speaking of my baby.....a year ago this very day we learned that Eden was a girl. Chris and Ashley McCool were in the hospital having Nolan, and we were upstairs getting our ultrasound. We walked downstairs to see them and their new baby boy after the ultrasound. Nolan is a year old today so I was reminded of that whole day and how exciting it was for both of us family's. Boy how time flies!!
I have taken Eden's 7 month picture, and her picture for this week, but I am waiting until my computer is fixed to upload them. Sit tight though, I promise to get back as soon I can!!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
1. What is something I always say to you?
"What did you do today at school Buddy"
2. What makes me happy?
When I make you breakfast
3. What makes me sad?
If I wanted to go to a different home
4. How do I make you laugh?
Tickle me and say a funny joke
5. What was I like as a kid?
You shook your booty
6. How old am I?
7. How tall am I?
8. What is my favorite thing to do?
9. What do I do when you're not around?
get me treats
10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
for singing on Rock Band
11. What am I really good at?
tic tac toe and running and making me laugh
12. What am I not very good at?
13. What do I do for a job?
14.What is my favorite food?
15. What makes you proud of me?
because you get medals and stuff
16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
Tom on Tom and Jerry
17. What do you and I do together?
play Rock Band
18. How are you and me the same?
We both have a nose and eye balls
19. How are you and me different?
Our face and you have freckles and I dont.
20. How do you know I love you?
You give me Valentines and draw me pictures
21. What do I like most about daddy?
He gives you cards for your birthday and makes money for you at work
22. Where is my favorite place to go?