Saturday, February 27, 2010

random thoughts

I should really be trying to sleep off this lingering cold, but I feel the need the ramble.

Has anyone seen the adds on TV for this up and coming show?
Can you say, the spirit of Elijah? Seriously! How cool is this?
Malachi 4:5-6 "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

I will definitely be watching this.

Rented and watched this movie with Courtney today.
I loved every minute of it. So cute. I highly recommend it to anyone.

I stayed the night with Courtney while her roommate basked in the rain storms on the Oregon Coast (I hope that you had fun anyway Kelly!). This morning I used expensive shampoo/conditioner. I own cheap stuff. I will bite the bullet and pay for the good stuff from now on. I loved my hair today :)
I also loved waking up to the Seattle skyline. It was so pretty this morning at sunrise...and I totally forgot my camera. smooth.

3 times this week I have spoken to friends regarding labor. All 3 times I have been told that I am crazy for thinking it was "awesome." I do mean it though. I LOVED being in labor. Maybe it was that I had waited so long to finally have a baby, or that I was being waited on hand and foot like a queen, or that I was proving to myself that I was a lot stronger than I ever thought that I could be. I really don't know why. But I am very emotional when I think about how I will never experience it again. I'm sure many women would love to forgo the painful contractions and the vomiting, but I want it again so badly. Because of the complications that come with having babies with NAIT, I will need to have C-Sections from here on out, and that scares me a lot.
However, I know it will all be worth it....and while flipping through my pictures looking for that shot of Sam and I, I found this gem.HA! This makes me laugh so hard! For the record, I am not in any pain. I am just really disgusted at the catheter in my arm. I think the next time I start feeling sad about not experiencing labor again, Ill look at this picture and say "At least I wont look like that!!"

OK, on a lighter note I am very happy. Especially right now. Sam is sleeping in our bed, and there is nothing sweeter than tiny babies in big beds, while Matt is out with the boys watching fights. I spent the night away and when I came home, Sam was ecstatic to see me. It melted my heart. He is such a fun spirit. I am very thankful for him and his daddy who took over parenting duties while I rested peacefully in Seattle.
One more thing. Help me out. I need a bag. Yes, need. Which one do you think is most like "me"? They are reversible which I love but I am having the hardest time deciding between:
This one...That reverses to this:Or this one that goes to...this: (yes, that's an owl!)Or this one. Which is so cute on its own, it doesn't feel the need to morph into another fabric.Whats your pick?

I appreciate the help!
This is Sleepy Mom, sighing off.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dear Grandma Bailey,

We know that you will miss us while you are in Arizona this week so here are tons of pictures of your favorite little guy to help you get through it.

Getting out of the bath tub.Playing in his toy boxes.
Being silly, as always.Teething. Waiting for those top two to finally arrive.Resting on daddy with some spiky hair.
Making funny faces.
Mommy and Sammy.Wearing short sleeves in February!Sam's new shoes making an earlier appearance than expected.Playing in the grass.Soaking up some rays.
Now we know that you wont forget how cute he is while you are visiting sweet new babies like Madelyn (congrats Chad and Steph!) and Mitchell and all the rest of the family. Have a safe trip!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The things I enjoy

I get to watch this show during Sam's breakfast time. Is anyone as obsessed with this as I am? Its the best. I will have all my children watch this show when they are older. There are a few very important lessons learned in each episode.
1. You never get away with it.
2. Drugs are bad.
3. Don't get a tattoo.
4. Pick your friends wisely
5. Don't be stupid.
6. Don't live a life where you have a "street name".

Why and how did I get into this show? The Bachelor. All things unholy. I am so embarrassed to admit that I have watched every single episode this season. I have never seen any of this show until this year. My excuse is, there is NOTHING else on TV on Monday nights. I feel so gross, but GO TENLEY! (shutter)
I now feel the need to talk about something that I find pride in.
Ta da!
(You knew he would come into play at some point in this post.) Sam has been a little sick this week, so we have been spending a lot of time indoors. I thoroughly enjoy when he goes into a Tylenol coma on me. Its a great feeling.
I love my chalkboard wall. My weekly schedule, my to do list, fun little quotes and inspirations and some art created by my neighbor Preston all adorn my office.
I find joy in this guy...
...informing me that it is going to be sunny all week. Now, I am going to go out and enjoy it.

Our Valentines day

Matthew and I celebrated the holiday on Friday so that we could get a baby sitter and dinner reservations.

Matt planned it all out and kept it a secret up until the night of.

First we literally ran into Seattle to see Avatar (finally) and although we had to sit in the very front of the IMAX theater, it was a great movie. Matt cant stop talking about it, and we plan to see it again.
We had dinner afterwards at (you guessed it) our favorite Italian restaurant, Lombardi's where we sat next to a couple that was arguing and fighting about their marriage. So romantic. Dinner was yummy anyway.

Cake from "Simply Desserts" was devoured and we headed back to my parents to pick up Sammy who stayed with Grandma Bailey while we painted the town.

Thanks Matty for a wonderful night, and here is to many more Valentines days together!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Sam.{with extra cheese.}

Monday, February 08, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

This year we watched the big game (not so exciting I might add) over at the Havens house. I will admit that I didn't pay too much attention to the event, but we had so much fun anyway.
Sam had an especially great time. Chase has lots of fun toys, and Sam wanted to try out all of them.
This toy allowed him to practice walking around without help.
At one point he noticed himself in the mirror and he enjoyed checking himself out."Lookin' good."Thanks, Kyle, Rachel, Chase and Woody for letting us tear up your house!

Special Olympics Bowling

Season 09-10 is oficially over. Courtney has been bowling for 5 years now, and every season we have more and more fun.
We have been bowling in the same lane with the same group of people the whole time, and we are all very close. Although we are excited to have some free time on Saturday mornings, both of us are already looking forward to next season!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Thats how we roll

Have you seen that Cottonelle commercial that asks "how do you roll your toilet paper? Under or over?"

I have always wondered why someone would roll it under.
Until this morning.