Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Crazy Days

Things are officially crazy in our house!! We are busy and stressed. But L continues to be the light to get us thru, he is a true joy!!
We are slowly working on potty training. I wish I had 3 solid days at home I believe that if I just put him in big boy underwear and went to the potty often with prompting he would train. He LOVES his big boy underwear and has successfully asked and done to the potty (#1 and #2) several times. I'm hoping to accomplish this during the summer.
Isn't her cute in his Thomas undies!? Do you see my mess of a house in the background?! Ugh!

I've started school, its going OK. I am not finding the work itself difficult at all. Its intro statistics. I took the course during my undergrad. Its more the 8 hrs a week I am gone for class/lab and the time required for studying/doing assignments. So far I am handling it OK.

My mom is a saint and when she had L Sunday while Les & I both worked she came and cleaned my house. We have managed to keep it up so far! Its a struggle. Les has been more helpful. Its his 3rd of 4 12 hr shifts today, so he is tired and cranky.
I am prayerful that all this work and strain will be rewarded in my future with a job that suits our family better! And one that I can really make a difference in!

We are still thinking of #2. Although we have A LOT going on right now, I feel like its time. We are hoping to add to the family in the next year or two. We are committed to a young family right now and would like L and his sibling to be about 3 years apart!

Our biggest struggle right now is financially. And this makes NO sense. We both have good jobs (we are both registered nurses) and make good money. We didn't buy a house out of our means. However I am making less then I did when we first got married and we tend to (out of habit) spend a lot on eating out and other luxuries that we are trying to cut back on. I need to work on a budget, we had never had to live on a budget before. Anyone have any tips for me? I am the financial one in the house, and i have a lot going on already!

This is the face L makes when we pray, or when I tell him to close his eyes and go to sleep! Its hilarious! He is a lot of fun right now. Talking a lot, he has about 80-100 words, he is finally starting to put 2 words together a bit more consistently and even said a 3 words sentence the other day! "Daddy help me!" hahaha Les was tickling him and he yelled this between fits of laughter! Of course then Les and I were both in hysterics. It was very dramatic!
I think he is working on his 2nd year molars. He still has his guk (pacifier) and I know I need to work on getting rid of it. I'm not ready for that just yet, maybe once some of my current challanges are behind me!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A little time away...

In my pre baby days I always said that Les and I would make time for date nights and vacations just the two of us even after we had children. I believed ( and still do) that a strong, loving, healthy marriage is what a family needs to be based upon. I am the first to admit that in day to day life and the chaos that comes along with it we are not always able to make this a priority as we should. We often take things out on eachother, take eachother for granted and just let things slide. We both still love eachother, and while we do have date nights once every 4-6 weeks its not what we thought it would be, before this little man came along...

He STILL likes to lounge on the nursing pillow in the morning. I prop him up on the bed with a cup of milk and he watches cartoons while I do my hair!

Anyways....a few months ago some friends invited us on an adult couples trip to Vegas. Neither of the other 2 couples going have children. I really debated on this. I KNEW in my head we should do it, and Les REALLY wanted to go. It was a bit of a stretch money wise and my heart did not want to leave Logan AT ALL. But Les persisted and I will admit I "gave in".

We arranged for my mom & sister to take care of L and booked the trip! I was a ball of nerves before we left!

But once we were there I was fine. I am SO glad we did it! We really needed it. It was great to relax and enjoy eachother and our friends. I missed L like crazy and I had some serious mama guilt about spending our time & money on a trip that wasn't family oriented (I feel strongly that we should focus on our family). But I am very happy with did it! Here are a few photos...

Here we are all dressed up, we went to a DELICIOUS restaurant (Fiamma Tattoria) in MGM and then dancing at studio 54!

Here I am I cut my hair short again and I am really happy with it!

We spent most days at the pool. And one day the boys went golfing and the girls had a spa day, it was AMAZING!!

We even saw a few famous people!! I saw Tom Calichio (Top Chef judge) at our hotel and said "HI TOm, I love your show!" I'm such a nerd! LOL

And then we saw Sugar Shane Mosely leaving the adidas store!! Its a bad shot, but it was him in the black track suit!! His guards are carrying his bags!

He is a boxer he lost this past Saturday to the Filipino fighter, Manny Paquiao, we wished we had seen him but no such luck!

And then at the airport I saw Nelly! Not the best pic, but here is what I got!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Photo Book

Click here to view this photo book larger

Here is Logan's 1st year book. I wish I could tell you my plan to stay caught up with his second year book worked, but I am so behind! I am very happy with how it turned out!!