But I'll say this Adam Lambert: if I wanted "dramatic" I would go to a play. Thanks.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
But I'll say this Adam Lambert: if I wanted "dramatic" I would go to a play. Thanks.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Both kids did really well on the walk. There was only a little period of time when Wyatt wanted to get out and "walk with Daddy," but it was too crowded. Oh yeah, and I was trying to actually get exercise, and two year old pace isn't exactly heart pumping!
Reese learned to take her hat off, which means I will have to go buy her a new one that velcros under her chin! I can't let her stay in exposed sunlight because I know she'll burn (I say I know because I'm not actually going to let it happen). I have to slather her in sunscreen when we leave the house!
The only problem with the day was the parking situation. We parked in the garage because we thought it was only $1 for parking for Locals. Upon exit, they told us that is only the case at night, when people are at the oceanfront drinking. And then they leave their cars there and get towed, and the city makes a ton of money! Sometimes I just don't get it....
At the beach!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Reese is generally a very happy little girl, but teething is really getting to her! There are times during the day that she is just miserable. I can't wait for the first one to be over!
Her sleeping patterns have improved over the last month, but I definitely need to get her napping in her crib. She's been taking three hour naps in her swing, and I just don't have the energy to put her down in her crib and have her wake up after 45 minutes. I'm getting there though, because I think she could actually nap longer in her room once she gets used to it. Wyatt wakes her up before she's ready to every day!
Brian and I were discussing the differences between the two kids at this age this morning. At eight months, Wyatt was crawling and he was all over the place. He seemed more like a big boy than a baby. At eight months, Reese still seems like a baby! A big baby, but a baby nonetheless. And I wouldn't have it any other way!
Friday, April 24, 2009
She is also moving! She's been trying to crawl for about a week, and she's been able to move around on a circle for awhile. But she finally made the progression to movement the day before yesterday. Of course, she only moves backwards, but I'll take what I can get!
I've been putting her down awake between 7:30 and 8 and she's become a pro at putting herself to sleep. She doesn't even cry. Aaaaaaaaah. That my friends, is a sigh of relief. Because not only is she putting herself to sleep, but she's also sleeping through the night. I've had to go get her every morning this week to feed her before I left for work, and then she goes right back to sleep for her Daddy. Suh-weet!
Now we just have to see how long all of this lasts! Hopefully it lasts through this beautiful weekend so we can all be well rested when we're out enjoying this beautiful weather!
Of course, knowing us, we might just be home watching the Yankees/Red Sox series all weekend!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
After dinner I asked Wyatt, "Do you want to go see a baseball game with Daddy?" He of course answered excitedly, "Yes"! You should have seen his smile...it was awesome. So for the next 20 minutes as I got ready to go and Brittney got Wyatt ready, all he kept saying over & over again was, "Wyatt going to baseball game with Daddy" and "Going to ballgame with Daddy". He was stoked (and so was I). Finally we were ready to go. The diaper backpack was stocked with all the essentials...including Wyatt's baseball glove. He was already wearing his Derek Jeter shirt and Yankees baseball helmet. So with one last "Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy, going to baseball game", Wyatt and I headed out the door and loaded into the car.
I backed out of the driveway, and Wyatt shouted "Going to baseball game with Daddy!" We were on the road for approximately 27 seconds (not an exaggeration) when my phone rang. It was Brittney...Pop-Pop had just called to say that the Tides had announced the field was unplayable and the game was cancelled. WHAT?!? My stomach dropped...what in the world was I going to tell this extremely excited 2 year old little boy? Brittney suggested that I take him for ice cream. So I got off the phone and had to do one of the most difficult things ever...tell Wyatt that we weren't going to the game. I said, "Hey Buddy, I've got bad news, the game has been cancelled. Baseball game went bye-bye." He started to cry and said, "go to baseball game with Daddy." I told him that I was sorry and asked if he wanted to get some ice cream. To which he quickly answered "No, want to go baseball game with Daddy". Tears were now in full effect and I don't mind saying that my heart was breaking each time he cried that he wanted to go to the game with me.
So in a last ditch effort I asked him, "Does Wyatt want to PLAY baseball with Daddy"? I got an excited "Yes". However, the tears quickly returned when I pulled into the driveway. But once I pulled out the tee, bat, ball and bases he was ok. We spent the rest of the night (until after dark) playing baseball, running the bases and playing inside my Jeep.
It stinks that we couldn't go to the game, but it turned out to be a great Guys Night anyway. And I owe you a ballgame little fella!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday morning the kids and I went over to my parents' house while Brian did massive lawn work. Mowing, edging, fertilizing. Unfortunately, we have this massive spot in the front yard where the soil is just bad, and grass isn't growing. Whatever, that's Brian's job. I don't have the first clue about growing grass. Or cutting it. Apparently our new lawn mower is self propelled. That's perfectly fine, but I won't be finding out about it any time soon. I don't do grass.
Wyatt and the hose during happier times.
Mad at the hose for squirting him in the face!
Friday, April 17, 2009
She is so close to crawling, but she doesn't want to be on her stomach long enough to actually try. I'm in no rush for her to be mobile (then I'm outnumbered by moving toddlers), but I do want her to reach her developmental milestones!
Look at those baby blues!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
As I've said before, we don't miss a Yankees game in this house. In addition to the fact that Wyatt's current DVD of choice is his Team Baby baseball video, he also gets to catch an inning of a game before bedtime everynight. This has led to several new words and phrases:
"Come on Swisher!"
"Baby Sissy, I'll be right back. I'm going to play baseball."
He also has activities that he likes to do while he watches the game. Once the game is on, he runs to the playroom and grabs his bat, ball and batting helmet. He puts the helmet on and stands in front of the TV in his batting stance. Once the pitcher releases the ball, he swings. Then he drops the bat and runs in a circle, like he's running the bases. He does this for a bit, then he runs to the playroom and grabs his glove, and then stands with it on watching the game. This kid is nuts!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I didn't like Allison. The entire time she sang, I felt like I was waiting for something. It was like she had no idea what she was singing about. I didn't think she deserved her raves from the judges.
I thought Anoup rocked it with his Bryan Adams song. It really was one of his best performances, and I''m not just saying that because I like him so much.
Adam Lambert makes me want to cry. He's over the top. I like "over the top," but not that over the top. I don't get this fascination people have with him. He's different, but not that different.
Matt Giraud also made me want to cry. Because he picked the "Really, really, really, ever, ever, ever loved a woman" song. I hate that song. Bottom Three!
I'm not going to address Danny Gokey anymore than this word: BORING!
Kris Allen was pretty good. Never heard of the movie. Never heard the song. That's probably a good thing.
Lil Rounds can't pick a song to save her life. Which prompt me to not want to buy her album. It'll probably be another "I'm Sorry for 2004." Way to go Ruben Studdard. Or something like Taylor Hicks' album. Can somebody name a song from that? Anybody?
Reese checking out her new exersaucer toy.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Celery and PB, Celery Dogs, Celery with Cream Cheese and plain celery for dipping in soy sauce or hot sauce
The Wonder Pets birthday cake
Blowing out his candles
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
- So my bottom three was off. But I still picked the right person to go home! Adam Lambert must have quite the following if a quarter of the American public missed his performance and still voted for him.
- The Yankees are 0-2. Against the Orioles. What is happening here? Oh yeah. They stink.
- Reese is in the beginning phases of learning to crawl! She can now spin around in a circle in the "crawling position," but isn't moving anywhere!
- We're getting ready for Wyatt's birthday party this Saturday! I ordered his cake last night, and we're in the process of getting the house ready for about 30 people to come over.
- Where are Reese's teeth? She doesn't have any yet! I'm still feeding her 4 times a day and I have no interest in getting bit, so I'm not that bothered by it, but I feel like she's behind! The Pediatrician didn't say anything about it last week, so I guess he's not concerned!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I'm not going to lie to you. Last night was probably one of the most boring episodes of Idol ever. Usually I enjoy the "Songs from your birth year" episode. This is the episode that brought us Carrie Underwood's fabulous version of Alone. But last night wasn't too spectacular.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Anyway, we're having a small party to celebrate today. We have some balloons and plates. We're going to eat hot dogs for dinner. And of course, the whole family is decked out in our Yankees attire (A-Rod shirts notwithstanding). So far Reese has had two wardrobe changes, with the possibility of 3 more Yankees outfits.
And speaking of my little girl, I am SO proud of her! I didn't want to jinx it, but she is now officially a through-the-night sleeper! I put her down around 8:30 and she sleeps until 5:30 every morning, and then she goes right back to sleep when she's done eating. I, unfortunately, am not that lucky. Well, three days a week I am. But 4 days of waking up early really blows.
Anyway, I'm off to set up for the party, and get organized for the birthday party this weekend!
Playing with Wyatt's glove and baseballs