Sunday, October 28, 2012

OK. Clearly I can't even maintain one blog let alone two. So... From now on I'll be blogging over at Based on the comments I've received, I'll be continuing on with all the same kid-craziness sharing I've done here. And, some good news: on my new blog you can just sign-up to receive an email any time I post. No more guess/check!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


The first smile to mommy. He's smiling up a storm, but this is the first one that mommy got!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I know Littlest Man, it's crazy! Honestly though, I was wondering today if there was a point to continuing with this blog now that I've started my new blog. The only comments that I seem to get are from my own mother and grandmother and c'mon.. they kind of have to. It's in some rulebook somewhere that your mom and grandma have to try build your self-esteem. 

So, in making this decision, I thought I'd take a peek at my stats and what do ya know? There are a lot of you out there reading this.  I thought maybe the pageviews were all from the afore mentioned relatives with a couple hundred from Chris' cousin, Cierra, but we've got some people reading in China, Australia, Brazil and winning the race for international page views, Russia with 49 views this week!

It's nice to know that I'm not completely talking to myself here, but I would love to "meet" those of you checking in. If you feel like stepping out of the shadows, leave a comment and say hello. I promise I don't bite :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Something new..

I haven't been posting on here as much I would have liked. Sure, we have a new baby keeping me busy, but I have a little secret..I have another new "baby". I've been working on a new blog for a while now. I'll keep this one for more personal, family stuff, but will continue to share some stuff about the kids on my new site as well.

Check it out:

My new site

Saturday, October 6, 2012

We've been staying pretty busy around here. Chris was out of town most of last week (Translation: I was one tired mama getting up with Keaton alone at night) and we are trying to get our fix of the nice weather before it turns Portland-like again. I've started to work on getting this baby weight off, something that with Carter, took me nine months to even begin to work on. The biggest problem that I'm having is finding time to workout. In one attempt, I figured the boys could ride their bikes or scooters while I carried Keaton or pushed him in a stroller. Fail. I just couldn't get Carter to go fast enough. Heck, I couldn't get him to GO. See what I mean? We ended up persuading him to play in the backyard while daddy worked so that we could move a little faster and burn up some of Coen's energy. We did burn his energy. So much so that he held me up. Oh well.. I'll figure something out. A few days later we went to the pumpkin patch where they had a hay pyramid. Fun for the kids, right? The one thing I really didn't want him to get from me.. my cautiousness

Friday, September 21, 2012

3 weeks

This little man is 3 weeks old today and I still can't get enough of him!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How you know...

The other night was rough. Last night as well, but the night prior was our first rough night with Keaton. He just would not sleep and could not be soothed. I was so tired that I felt like I was up all night. In reality, I knew that Chris was up more than me and I felt horrible. I mean, sure, I would have to take care of the three boys that day which included getting the older two dressed and driven to school at 8 a.m., but he had to complete a full day at the office. I really should have toughened up and let him sleep more.

This is what I thought to myself all day whenever I felt tired.

Then, Chris got home. We got through our nightly routine and got the boys to bed and started to talk about who would get which shift with Keaton that night. That's when he told me that he had felt horribly all day that he didn't do his fair share the night before. As tired as he was, he felt that I was the one who had taken on the brunt of work the night before.

Both of us dead tired from being up with the baby all night feeling badly for not letting the other sleep more. And that, is how you know you have the most amazing partner. May everyone be so blessed!