Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

I'm so thankful and grateful for all the men and women who have served this country, are serving this county and who have died for this country. They deserve way more than what they are given, they give up so much to fight for our freedom and to keep us safe. I truly don't think that we can thank them enough.

Today I slept.. A LOT! We'll just leave it at that.. but it was MUCH needed! Thank you Dean!! We got our ac hooked up in our room so now we won't be waking up in the middle of the night sweating our butts off, haha! Dean's in heaven!

and the biggest news for the day..... ZANE USED THE POTTY!!!!!

Way to go little man!!!! and now let's just pray it conts.. I would LOVE to have him out of diapers!!! I did get called out though.. I've been trying to use the whole Disney thing to my advantage since he asks to go everyday, several times a day... I've been telling him "If you start using the potty like a big boy, we'll take you!" Well.. after he went I asked what he wanted as a treat.. a cookie, m&ms... what does he say? "DISNEY WORLD!" hahaha!! He def remembers.. but I then explained he can't just do it once and go.. he has to be OUT of diapers! So then he chose to go outside and play for a while {and totally put off nap time for an easy 30 min!}


And wrapping up with a picture of Miss Peyton when she's at her sweetest, lol!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cookout fun

Today we headed over to Matt and Julia's for a cookout... and to FINALLY see Miss Kinsley!! YAY!! We had a blast and def glad we decided to go after debating since some little boy needed a nap! Zane had fun swimming in the pool and jumping off the deck.. while mommy enjoyed some time talking to adults for a change, haha! Can't wait till next weekend when we head to the lake with this crew!

Kinsley and Peyton {Peyton is only 5 days older!!}

Saturday, May 28, 2011

And so it begins....

Today we headed out to the First Wakeboard Comp of the summer :) We usually help run everything but this year is starting something new... NOT running them! Dean is still going to help... but the weight is off our shoulders with the contest, which I must admit is nice. We can now miss one here and there just like everyone else... or be LATE like today, lol! The contest started at 10 and we arrived about 2! haha! We slept in a bit today then got everything ready to leave. We took Peyton with us today, but she will not be attending them all seeing that she can't exactly be in the sun and surely doesn't need to be in the heat all day. She spent the day in the Pedersen's RV... Dean and Zane spent it in the lake swimming... and mommy did a little of both :) Dean ended up placing SECOND in his division, and this after not riding for about 7 months at that!! Way to go Dean!!!











Friday, May 27, 2011

Not too much going on...

This week has pretty much FLOWN by just like the last two {Is this now what I have to look forward to!?!? A life on fast forward!?!?}. Monday I some how skipped. Tues I heard nothing but Zane talking about how much he wanted to go back to Disney. Tues night I got a whole 45 MINUTES of sleep... Wed dragged on FOREVER! Thurs was Dean and I's 4 year anniversary. I ventured out to Target for my first trip by myself with two and I'm happy to say that went great! YAY! Then we headed off to St Vincent's to see some of our friends who just had a baby boy {lol, Peyton's 3 weeks old to the day and he's still bigger than her!!} Friday has been spent at home spending time with Zane and Peyton.. Can't wait for the LONG weekend and hope we get to do everything we have planned :) Hope everyone is doing good too!!

Zane trying to give Peyton her paci...

My two precious babies...

Zane decided to let Peyton hold Squirt... this was the first time I've actually seen him "share" his toys with her...

Zane making his Disney reservations with Aunt Kim because apparently mom and dad are NOT listening, lol!! {he talked to her for an easy 15 min about what he wanted to do when he went back... and he was detailed about it too, haha, love that boy and his Disney obsession!}

Just being his silly little self ;)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy 4th Anniversary

Today is Dean and I's 4th anniversary. Seems like we've been married longer than that too! haha! Yesterday marked 10 years since we started dating. I must say I though things were great and couldn't get better when we got married and now I can say that it's only gotten better with time. We've made it through a lot together and it's def help built our relationship that much stronger. I'm so very grateful that God placed Dean in my life when he did. I couldn't picture having a better husband or a better father for Zane and Peyton. Dean does so much... he works so that I can stay home, he helps when he gets home with everything from Zane to dishes, laundry, helping pick up the house... He puts up with my mood swings, lol... made it through TWO pregnancies. I really can't believe how lucky I am. Thank you again Dean for EVERYTHING!!! I love you with all my heart!!


May 26, 2007....





Sunday, May 22, 2011

Back to Reality

Wow has the past two weeks FLOWN! Dean went back to work on Wednesday... I was sad about him returning because I have enjoyed spending the last two weeks with him and so has Zane. Not to mention I was super nervous because I wasn't sure how I was going to handle TWO kids! These past two weeks we've each had one and not had to really deal with both at the same time. On top of that Zane's starting having some major temper tantrums! I can safely say, however, they aren't related to Peyton since they started before her arrival... but I knew that Wed that would have to be corrected {and it was}. Wed and Thurs couldn't have went much smoother! Both kids slept till 10am BOTH mornings!! Zane was warned twice about his attitude before being corrected on the third time.. and has been well behaved since.

Friday however was a different story. Peyton decided after only sleeping about 3 hours {and mommy getting less than that} that at 6:45am it was time to just cry uncontrollably. She woke Zane up at 8:30, which I was NOT thrilled about. So I now had to deal with Zane and his morning routine and Peyton STILL screaming :/ By the time 10:30 rolled around it was "Hello MIGRAINE!" Needless to say that Friday was HORRIBLE! and Peyton got her first {and not last} "cry it out" session in her room while mommy tried to regroup.

Sat morning I woke up with the same migraine I went to bed with so Dean took both kids while I laid down to try and get rid of it. We had plans to drive south and spend some time with my family, but my migraine wasn't budging so we stayed home and I spent majority of the day in bed.

Sunday I woke up with the same migraine but luckily it disappeared by about 1pm! Thank goodness!! It's been a while since I've had one to last that long. By late afternoon we were tired of just sitting at home and decided to just get in the car and drive. We ended up going to St Augustine... we let Zane play on the playground, then headed to get some ice cream and walk around a bit before heading home. Zane has been pushing Disney pretty hard today.. esp tonight! Looks like we'll be getting some passes a little sooner than planned so that we can go back :)

Here are a couple of pics of Zane playing Sunday... and of course one of Miss Peyton...





Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Mommy's little helper :) {I wasn't allowed to even touch the bottle, ha}

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dr Appts

Today was dr appt day... First up.. Peyton! She's doing GREAT! She now weighs 7lbs 14oz!! and is 21 inches!! The dr was very happy with her weigh gain. :) Next up was my appt... I'm down 14lbs!! umm.. YAY! That puts me 13lbs under what I was when I got pregnant, now to just keep that going! Starting our new diet this week and walking on the treadmill since I'm still not fully released for any activities. I did get orders for blood work since my iron levels were low in the hospital :( Knew that was coming though. Zane was a handful to say the least today... do believe it's those terrible twos trying to set in... and def has NOTHING to do with Peyton. He's yet to show ANY negativity toward her {and I PRAY it stays that way!} He's constantly talking to her, if she's upset he tries to fix it, he's become more interested in holding her, and tells her often that he missed her.

My little bratty boy...

Snoozin Miss Peyton... every time we'd put the bow back where it was suppose to be she'd pull it back over her eyes, silly girl!

Monday, May 16, 2011

MOSH Monday

I wanted to fit in one last fun family {weekday} thing before Dean headed back to work and I have heard SO many talk about MOSH that Dean and I decided that's where we'd go. Aunt Kim was off today to so she came with us! :) After getting there and doing everything, I must admit, we won't be back any time soon. NONE of us were impressed... I don't know if there is a right or wrong time to go.. but if there is someone please fill us in because I was SO disappointed!! What makes it stink SO badly too.. the weather was SO SO pretty out today!! We had talked about the zoo but decided to scratch it because it had been so hot and we felt that Peyton and I did NOT need to be in it. After feeling the great weather and walking through MOSH I do believe we were all beyond disappointed.. and what to do about that?!?! a little shopping at TARGET!! lol!! {After a little walk beside the river and watching a train}

Here are a couple of pics from today...







Sunday, May 15, 2011

Busy Weekend

Friday I had plans with a friend for her to come out and visit, but with only having about three hours of sleep we re-scheduled. I ended up sleeping till almost mid day {well waking up to feed Peyton and pump in there too}... Thank you Dean for letting me sleep, I know my time for that is coming to a quick end :( That afternoon my aunts came in for a visit and to see Peyton. We went out to dinner and visited before heading home to try and get some rest.



Saturday morning we were headed to a Family Day function with VW, that we almost scratched thanks to Miss Peyton being up from 12:30 till about 5am! Got to get her back on track! We got up and ready about the time my other 2 aunts and my uncle came in. We went over and visited with them for about an hour before we left to VW and they all went up to visit some other family. We didn't get to VW till about an hour and a half into them starting. They had all kind of fun stuff... we stayed at the bounce house/slide! lol! Zane had a BLAST! We couldn't even talk him into leaving it for a cookie! We did end up leaving about an hour after getting there because Zane was on the verge of a melt down. We ended up making it to the van about the time the bottom fell out of the sky, literally! I'm sad to say that I have NO pics from the event since I had Peyton in my arms and Dean was watching Zane {though I still can't figure out how he took NO pictures!} After that we had planned on going to see some friends who had just had their baby girl on Tues, that we hadn't been able to get a hold of, but upon calling found out they were on their way to Wolfson with her because she wasn't using the bathroom :( Once home we got both babies down for naps, along with mommy! We spent the rest of the afternoon playing inside and just having some fun family time.







Sunday I once again slept late thanks to Dean. I was up from about 4am till almost 7am with Peyton... she and I both slept till 11, got up fed her {well Dean did} and I pumped before we both went back to bed and slept till 2!!! I woke up looked at the clocked and while happy that Dean let me sleep I realized that we were officially late for our cousin Cody's 16th family bday party. :/ {Cody and Peyton now share birthdays!} We started getting everyone ready {Zane was once again missing his nap} and headed out. We got there and the only thing on Zane's little mind was the swimming pool. So after trying to keep him out for about 15 min Dean decided to just go ahead and get him changed and let him go. They swam for a while before Dean made him get out because he was so cold, lol! After swimming came "Happy Cake"! Then we were off to feed the horses and chickens. Zane and his cousins all fed the horse out of their hands. Then it was off to the chickens... were they all were trying to catch and caught the chickens.. it was HILARIOUS!! Zane actually ended up catching one {on his own!} by the tail feathers no less.. walking out with him saying "I GOT HIM!!! I GOT HIM!!!"... that poor chicken will prob NEVER lay another egg!! He did correct his hold and held him under his stomach, where he proceeded to show off that he caught a chicken and kept saying "I like him!" The child then tried kissing him, and all I could see was the chicken latching onto his face, so I told him to go ahead and let the chicken go. After the party we headed home and outside we stayed... Zane played on his 4-wheeler and then Dean and I caved and gave him the bike we were saving for Christmas.. lol, guess I'll have to find another "big" item for him!