Friday, May 14, 2010


I don't know if it is the pregnancy, but this has been an incredibly looooong week. I am so happy the weekend is finally here. Well, it almost is.

The week itself wasn't too bad. Caden survived being without Grandma for the week. He got some sponge painting done on Tuesday at Kelly's. He may be a Picasso in the making.

Wednesday was nice because after I picked Caden up we went to the office. Ryan decided to check Caden's eyes while we were there. It looks like he is giving me the stink eye in this pic:

He also enjoyed playing with some of Daddy's tools himself:

We decided to have dinner at the Chalice. Caden LOVED it. He ate an entire side dish portion of pasta salad and the majority of his luncheon size grilled cheese. We couldn't believe it! Now remember, this is the little guy who usually shows no interest in dinner. We were happy.

He was lucky enough to have Aunt Alexis take him to his music class on Thursday, too. He was proud to show me his large stamps he got on his arm this week.

He even got to spend quite of bit of quality time with Daddy on Friday. I even sent them on a mission to hit a few rummage sales. I looked for listings that had "wooden swing sets." So far, no luck.

I am hoping the weekend shapes up to be relaxing overall. I look forward to having nothing planned on Saturday. Pam and Dick should get back later that night. We have Adin's baptism on Sunday, so I will have to make his card and put together the fruit salad I am bringing to the brunch. Ryan has a Rotary meeting all day tomorrow, so Caden and I will be bumming around. Our neighborhood is having a rummage sale, so I think we will check that out.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Sick Mother's Day and Grandma and Grandpa Go on a Cruise

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all of you mothers. I was going to post earlier, but I have been a little under the weather. I was fine until Saturday night. I walked on the treadmill (which I have been very good about I am happy to report) and I then went upstairs to plop in front of the TV for awhile. All of a sudden I felt very warm. I went upstairs because I thought I could strip down to cool myself off. By the time I got upstairs I was freezing and had to curl up under the comforter. I just felt crappy. I thought part of it could have been from the rummage sale we had earlier that day. The weather was horrible for it, so we were outside in it for a few hours.

I woke up Mother's Day morning and did feel significantly better. I made pancakes for breakfast, even ate a few myself, and thought all was well. Caden got me a beautiful Seiko watch for Mother's Day. He has such great taste. While we were at church I got very hot again. Ryan was fanning my most of the service. We went home and I slept most of the day. 10-1:45 and then 4-7:15ish. I felt better when I got up at night, but I still didn't really feel up to eating. Needless to say, I don't have any cute Mother's Day pics since I was feeling so horrible.

Yesterday I felt much better, and today I think I am pretty much back to normal. I figure I must have had a little bug or something. At least it was pretty quick.

Pam and Dick are on a cruise. They left Friday morning for Florida and their ship set sail on Saturday. Pam emailed yesterday and said they are having a great time. Since they are gone for the week, Caden obviously isn't with Grandma like he normally is. He spent yesterday with Alexis. They had a great time. Here is a picture she sent to me while they were on a walk. He was looking for fish:

She said right after she took this picture his shoe flew off into the water. Luckily, she was able to chase it down. Everyone was safe...and dry!

Caden will be with Kelly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. He will be with Alexis again this Thursday. That works out very well because she will be able to take him to his music class, which he adores. I am sure he will have a great week. He usually does.

You have a great week, too!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Scary Clouds and Tornado Sirens

Last night Ryan had a meeting in Appleton, so it was just Caden, the pooches, and me. The day had been exceptionally warm and nice. Caden had a nice dinner...who am I kidding? He ate two ravioli, two bites of a PB & J, and around 10 Goldfish. He just isn't diggin' dinner right now. Anyway, back to my story. I had just given him a bath when we were back downstairs in PJ's. I took a look outside and this is the sky I saw:

It was then that I decided I should check the news to see what was coming exactly. There was a major storm that was north of us, but I didn't see much in Oshkosh. About 5 minutes later that changed when we were under a Tornado Warning and the sirens started going off. I grabbed Caden, his drink, Goldfish, and attempted to get all of us (dogs included) in the basement. That was not easy. Persuading the dogs involved quite a few handfuls of Goldfish being pelted down into the basement. Once we were down there Caden had a great time. He was running around like a fool. He then decided to walk on the treadmill for awhile. No, I am not kidding. He walks on it set at .5 mph. I just held his hands while he walked in front of me. He played with remote controls. In his book it was probably one of the best nights he has had. After around 20-25 minutes we went back upstairs and all was calm. Pretty exciting night for a Tuesday!

Monday, May 03, 2010

18 month check-up

Last Friday Caden had his 18 month appointment. He needed shots, so he wasn't too happy about that. His numbers were all good. He is 34 1/4 inches tall. If you were paying attention to his last appointment...yes, that number went down. No, we don't think that the little man shrank. It is the flawed system of put the kid on the table and mark the table above the head and below the foot as quickly as you possibly can. She measured him twice, so he was obviously mismeasured last time. His height is in the 50th percentile. He weighs 23 lbs. 21 ounces. That is the 45 percentile. And his head...I know that is what everyone wants to know about-50 centimeters. The 95 percentile. Overall he is doing very well. She (he saw the nurse practitioner) said the fact that he isn't using a lot of "real words" isn't an issue. She said there are red flags when the kids are not verbalizing at all. We definitely don't have that problem! All is good. Here is a pic of him playing in the waiting room...not realizing that shots awaited him.

Today I had my own appointment to check on the little bitty Ames. She is doing very well. My weight jumped a little more than it should have for one month, but I blame that on Ryan. He has been making awesome kettle corn every night. I told him we will have to cut that back to once a week, or maybe twice. :) As soon as I got home I got my butt on the treadmill. I am not trying to lose weight, I just want to make sure I don't gain too much. It will be that much harder to take off later.

Have a great night!