Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Our lives in a nutshell!

Last weekend, we went to my nephew's birthday party. It was lots of fun spending time with family! I can't believe he's already one! Dylan LOVED riding in their Mustang Convertible Hot Wheels car! I got some really cute pictures, but I left my camera at her house! I have a disposable camera to use until I get my camera back, so I will have to post all the pictures after they are developed! Boohoo! Maybe it will give me an excuse to get a new camera that I have been eyeing!
Dylan is doing better now! After getting over everything, he threw up on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights. Poor little boy! I am hoping that by getting everything now, he will last throughout the winter without any sickness! (I know, I'll keep wishing!) I think all of his teeth are in, so we won't have to worry about any more until his second molars! Yeah! He had his 18 month check-up last week, too! He weighed 26 lbs. 6 oz, he's 34 inches, and his head circumference is 49 3/4 cm. He is still in the same percentages with his weight at around 50 percent, and his head and height at 90-95 percent! He is looking more and more like a little boy! He seems like he is ready to start potty training. He comes up to me and says, "mommy, potty" and takes me to the bathroom where he lifts up the toilet seat and places his seat on. He has gone twice this way, but with the sicknesses, he hasn't been so eager to go. We'll start trying again soon! He is growing up way too fast!
After I read my friend Katrina's blog, I looked into the Indy Marathon. I know I'm probably crazy, but I figured that I could do the half by the end of October! I am waking up at 6 everyday to run with my friend Bobette. We are already up to 4 miles, and we just started on last Wednesday! (Actually she is more ready for this than I am, but she's helping me out! Thanks!) I am really looking forward to it, since I have always wanted to run one! I'll have to let you know after I run it if I plan on running anymore! Running has actually made me feel more energetic and ready for the day! I guess that exercise really does make you feel better!
Ricky just got promoted at work! Yeah! He is now the Assistant Manager at AT&T in West Lafayette! We are so proud of him! He started this week with more responsibilities! Hopefully it will all work out for him! On a side note, Halo 3 for XBox came out today! There goes our free time together this week! He is looking forward to taking vacation days to sit on the couch and play his game!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


So, after the last post, I had to take Dylan back to the doctor again! He had pink eye in both of his eyes! Poor kid! And I looked in his mouth today and he has his bottom two eye teeth in! They must have popped through while he was sick, because they weren't there last week! I guess we just had one bad week last week! He is doing a TON better this week! He is still a little clingy, but other than that he aok!
Dylan's favorite word seems to be cookie. He says it really clear now. He knows where they are, too! Smart kid! After dinner last night, I gave him a chocolate chip cookie that made his day! I decided to get the camera out since I haven't been taking as many pictures recently! He has such a cute smile!
After the cookie, Dylan got a bath! He was covered in chocolate and sweat from playing outside. He loves to play in the tub! He started taking his cup and pouring it on himself. Then he looks at me like why did you do that, mom? I still can't believe that my little baby is already 18 months old! He is so much fun to play with!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sick days!

Dylan woke up really sick on Tuesday, so I took him to the doctor. I found out that he has a double ear infection on top of a really bad cold. No fun! His ears don't seem to bother him. I feel really bad for him because his nose will not stop running. And then he wakes up with gookie eyes. I have really enjoyed cuddling with him as that's all he wants to do! I haven't gotten much housework done, but I don't mind! Then yesterday, Ricky and I woke up with really bad sore throats. I have had allergies for the past couple of weeks, so I was used to the runny nose. Being sick is not fun. Especially for Ricky who has to work and go to class all day! I am feeling a lot better today! I hope everyone can stay away from this nasty cold! It's not fun at all!


This past Saturday, my mom gave me the opportunity to attend Time Out for Women in Indianapolis. It was so nice to get away with other women and hear reasuring talks about motherhood and love. I really enjoyed the host, Hillary Weeks. She has a beautiful voice. I am looking forward to reading my book, I am a Mother by Jane Clayson Johnson. She was very inspirational and thinks that moms need to take more credibility in being a mother. I had an amazing time, Thanks mom!

Wedding fun

Last weekend, we went to a friend's wedding downtown Indianapolis. It was lots of fun! (Almost wish we found a sitter for Dylan!) The reception was very nice and we had a wonderful time! I had to take about 5 pictures before we got this one! Ricky kept on making silly faces, and I just wanted one cute picture!
Dylan is turning into a girly boy! J/K He just like headbands! Here he is with my sister's headband on his head! What a cute smile!
After the reception, they rented a carriage for all of the guests to ride around the circle downtown! It was really fun and Dylan loved the horsie!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Labor Day

We got to spend the day Monday at Shades State Park with Ricky's family. Too bad Ricky had to work. Such is life! The other Melissa and her kids went with us, too! The kids had so much fun and really enjoyed being outside! We hiked around 2 miles total, but they were all up and down stairs! Good thing Dylan can walk!

We were looking off the cliff at Sugar Creek! Hold on tight!
Lily was such a big girl! She liked to hold Dylan's hand and help him along the trails!
They were so cute!
Melissa's shoes got muddy, so she decided to get them wet! This picture is adorable!
The kids sitting by Sugar Creek!