Spring Ready & Refrigerators

Friday, April 4, 2014

We are dying for warm weather over here.  Look at that baby, trying to soak up the smallest amount of sunshine. He's never even felt grass before. This summer will be full of exploring for him! We walked around Home Depot yesterday checking out plants and fertilizer and patio furniture, while it was 35 degrees and snowing outside.
While walking around, we received many compliments on Cash. The associate who mixed our paint even told us we better have more babies because he's so cute. (This was after she guessed that Cash was 15 months old...) Then there was this older man who worked there that really took to him. He went and got him a mini Home Depot apron and wrote his name on it. When Cash started to fuss he said, "Of course he's crying, it's probably been 20 minutes since he ate last! He's a refrigerator with a head!" Oh my gosh. 

Cutest little refrigerator I've ever seen....

10 Months!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I never thought I would have a ten month old. So crazy. Cash is getting really good at standing up and walking along furniture. He'll get brave and try standing with "no hands"! He only lasts a few seconds and then plops down on his butt. He is definitely getting close though.
His vocabulary includes "dada" and "uh oh", he has said "mama" a handful of times but has been refusing lately. I'm convinced he calls Jake and I both dada. But more often than not, he just grunts and growls while crawling around. He's such a little animal:)

I'm guessing 28 lbs, 30" tall.
Eats most foods. His current favorite is a toss up between banana and pineapple.
Still not sleeping through the night, but we are trying to wean that middle of the night feeding. His pediatrician assured me that he does NOT need to be eating then. I hope he starts sleeping through the night by his first birthday. Fingers crossed!

What's up with Cash?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Yet another installment of 'What's up with Cash?'
He is all over the place these days.

One of his favorite things to do is empty drawers, cupboards, you name it. We have three small baskets in the entry way that he likes to tear apart. And try on a hat or two. I really should move them because I pick that stuff up But he finds so much joy in making a mess that I will continue to pick it up 100 times a day.

His Papa and Grammy came over last weekend and he sure got a kick out of that Papa. I just love these photos.

Cash is growing his appetite these days. He even opens the pantry and picks out his breakfast:)

Such a big boy that he is wearing his skeleton pjs LONG before October!

He Crawls!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Our little chunky money is finally MOBILE. We honestly thought this day would never come. I kept anticipating it and asking other mothers when their babies started to crawl and I was always met with the reply, "Just enjoy the immobility while you can. Soon he will be into everything."
This is very true but I'm finding he's more fun now that he's moving. He is very high energy, never sitting still and he dislikes sleeping very much! 

So, at 9 months and 12 days old, Cash became a crawler.
(9 month update coming soon)

9 Months!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Our little love is 9 month old! (10 months tomorrow actually!) Here are some of his deets:
He is a little wild man lately. He started crawling about 2 weeks ago and loves emptying drawers. He constantly says "ugh" and makes animal-like noises while crawling around. This kid will eat anything. His recent favorites are Ritz crackers, black beans and french toast.

Weight: 27.5 lbs (99th %)
Height: 30 Inches (92nd %)

His pediatrician giggles at how big he is. She also stated how refreshing it was to see such a happy, friendly boy:)

V Day 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Since getting married, Valentine's Day has never been a huge priority. We use to make a big deal about it when we were dating and Jake even proposed on Valentine's Day 2009. This year I really gave the day zero thought, other than the heart themed puppy chow I wanted to make (and didn't). I woke up thinking 'it's mom's birthday' (Yup, she's a V day baby) and nothing regarding the day of love.
Jake was home with Cash while I had to work. When I saw a text from Jake before 9:00 I immediately thought it was a complaint informing me that Cash was probably being a fuss-butt. (Teething sucks....) 
But instead he wished me a happy Valentine's Day and told me he loved me. 
'That's right, it's Valentine's Day!'
After work I grabbed a card and our laid back holiday ended up being a comfort food and movie kind of night with my boys:)

// My littlest Valentine//

Saying goodbye to last week

Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's been a difficult week. 
Our house is for sale and there is one family that has looked at it twice. Per their Realtor, they are very ours and two others. They are supposedly making a decision by this weekend, but here it is, Saturday night and no news. We had another showing scheduled for today so I busted my butt cleaning the house while trying to occupy a whiny, clingy baby. Jake was snow blowing the driveway and fixing a broken closet door at 11:00 last night after he got out of work. All to prepare for today. Come to find out, the potential buyers did a drive by days ago and decided there weren't enough trees on the property. Thanks for the heads up.
I'm starting a new job at the hospital. Two twelve hour night shifts a week. I've been psyching myself out for this. It will be worth it. I won't be completely exhausted (sleep deprivation is the highest form of torture for me). Monday, my supervisor called to go over the training schedule. All of the correspondence thus far failed to mention the 40 hours a week for 5 weeks training schedule. Cue tears. That's bad news for this mama who has a hard time being away from her baby. Not to mention, no childcare. Thank God for my mom who is always there when I need her and a husband who writes his own schedule. (If you think of it, please pray that my family makes it through the next 5 weeks happy and healthy.)
Our oven broke...about 8 months ago. We've been surviving with a stove top and a crockpot. We found a good deal so got a new one this week, ya know, since we are trying to sell our house and all, but it doesn't work. Our wiring is wack. Cue an electrician. And we scratched the kitchen floor bringing it in. 
Our washer broke this week. Like, began leaking and wreaking. The inside was completely fried. Had to buy one of those too.
Cash has been sick for one week now. He's snotty and congested and has a bark of a cough. Sleeping has been rough, although we've kept his head elevated and tried to keep him as comfortable as possible. After a trip to the pediatrician, it is indeed just a virus and must pass on its own. Sigh. 
Have I mentioned that this is the worst winter so far that I can remember? Forget the Polar Vortex, I'm talking apocalyptic conditions. I've left the house twice in a week. I got stuck pulling up to our mailbox and my car sat there till Jake got home at 10 pm. Don't bother sending me any mail because I won't get it till Spring. The next day my dad got stuck in our driveway for 2 hours. (In my car. Add snow tires to the list of things I need.) Jake came home early to help dig the car out then gave our drive a good blow. The very next night he pulls in about 10:30 pm and gets his full size truck stuck, while in 4 wheel drive. The drift was so high he couldn't get his door open so he had to climb out the window. We.Need.To.Move.South.

I've vented about our hellish week in hopes of now leaving it all behind and starting fresh. I'm vowing to dress in a more positive demeanor so my boys don't have to deal with crabby patty anymore:)

//Getting ready to leave the house for only the 2nd time this week!//


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