Saturday, August 30, 2008

The man in charge

I just couldn't resist putting these two photos up of him. The black and white one Adam took this morning, not bad daddy!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Running Through the House

Thought you might like to see just what goes on in our house when Ben is getting ready for bed and on his way into the tubby. It has become he and daddies nightly routine for him to go "running through the house naked" while Adam is yelling WooooHooooo!!!!!! naked baby running through the house!!!! over and over again. I'm sure our duplex neighbors are wondering what the nightly yelling is all about :)

Enjoy my crazy crazy men!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Growing up so fast

~Ben had his 9 month well baby yesterday and man is he growing like a weed. He is now 20# 3 oz and 29 3/4 inches long. He has mastered the ability to crawl and is now quickly moving on to the standing shuffle. I know he will be running in no time. He has been making new friend at the CDC on base every Wednesday and so far he is doing good. He was so excited to see me this afternoon when I went to get him that he started to cry. They said he was a little sad today while he was there :( I was told this is all normal until they get used to the surroundings and all the other kids. I know it will help him adjust a little faster going once a week instead of just a random drop off for meetings and functions but it's still going to be hard to leave him next time knowing he was sad.
~Marlins thank you for giving us the cool car. It has become Ben's favorite and we now take our nightly walk with it. The first night he rode in it we walked with the Reinhardts and Ella(she is the little girl I nannied during TPS)she wanted a turn so Adam took Ben out for a minute and let Ella have a go at it. After 2 min or so and Ella having a blast in his car he was not happy. All the sudden he turns bright red, scrunches his face and starts to yell. Adam looked at me and I looked at him and then looked at Ella's parents and we all thought the same thing. Hey chick get out of my car!!!!!! We have a feeling this red hair of his is going to give us a run for the money.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sunday afternoon

Anyone close to me knows I love Sonic. While we were in Palmdale today running our typical Sunday errands we noticed a Sonic being built in front of Walmart Super center off 10th street. I am so jazzed about this and can't wait to get those Cherry Limeades Yummo!!!! We also noticed a Buffalo Wild Wings going up across the street. Now all we need is a Chic Fil A and I will be set :)

I can't believe my baby is 9 months old today! Seriously where has the time gone? It seems like just last week he was only a few weeks old. I watch him everyday and notice that he is not much of a baby anymore :( he has turned into such a funny little dude! At any moment he will look at you smile real big and then laugh as if you just said the funniest joke. Sometimes all I want to do is just squeeze him and make him laugh.

I bought a new book today call "Bringing up boys" It had a poem in it that I fell in love with and so I leave it with you.

That Little Boy of Mine:

Two eyes that shine so bright,
Two lips that kiss goodnite,
Two arms that hold me tight,
That little boy of mine.

No one could ever know how much your coming has
Because I love you so, you're something heaven
has sent.

You're all the world to me.
You climb upon my knee.
To me you'll always be,
That little boy of mine.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

One week

So I actually made it posting for a whole week. It definitely made the week go by better. Ben went to his first birthday party today at "The Jungle Zone" here on base. It's an indoor play area for the kids to play at during the summer months because it gets so hot outside. Ben had fun watching the older kids run around and his buddy David Starr was there. David just turned 1yr last Sunday and is already walking so Ben's very motivated to get moving also.

On the subject of Ben moving we had official crawling movements this afternoon. Adam and I tried our hardest to get decent motion on video but it seemed like every time we would pull out the camera he would just stop and look at us. At least he's figured it out and is now on his way :) Go Ben Go!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008


The longest week of my life is now almost over. I am so glad it's Friday!!!! My day has been pretty low key so far. I took Darla to the vet today to have her ear looked at and she definitely has an ear infection. The vet thinks it's an allergy either to the environment, food or even both. We passed on doing the $200 labs to prove what we already know and I am now trying to increase her Fish Oil consumption. She has quite the regiment for her ear right now with wash, ointment, steroids and then eventually something long term for the allergy. We have to go back in 2 weeks to make sure her eardrum is still in tact and it's healing nicely. hopefully she'll feel better soon, it's so sad to see her these days just laying around the house with her left ear hanging. I know she'll feel better in a few days.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

What a Day!

My Thursday post is coming a little late because it has been a very busy day. Ben had his first day at the CDC and did great. He refused to eat or nap so when I got there at 12:00 to get him I knew he was hungry and tired. We went home so he could eat and boy did he eat. He had a Lg jar of Turkey rice dinner, cheerios, sweet potato puffs and then was asking for more and downed 3 oz of formula. He then went to take a nap and slept for 3 1/2 hrs. Poor guy!

My morning went great! I was super nervous for no reason at all and Beth was a huge help, Thank You. It looks like this is going to be a good year for the EOSC. we saw a lot of new faces and welcomed back a lot of current members. hopefully things will continue to go smoothly. We still have a lot of work to do but once we get everyone processed in the system it will all be downhill.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hump Day

~I don't know why I love Wednesday's. Maybe it's because half of the week is over and the weekend is just around the corner. I had our first squadron coffee last night out near Quartz Hill area at the new commanders house(it is so beautiful out there). We had lots of Sangria, chicken kabobs and fun conversation. I think this is going to be a great year for the wives and a great change for the squadron.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Is it over yet?

It feels like this is going to be the longest week of my life. I have so many things pulling me in so many different directions that at this point I need to just scream. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK! I'm done now :)

Ben is napping so I am going to use this time to get the house picked up and things in order. Maybe i'll get to shower today? Oh yea! I have to be somewhere tonight so I guess I better shower before I go :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

It's still Monday

In my new efforts to blog something each day as a new stress relieving outlet it seems my Monday post is coming in a little late. It has definitely been a Monday here for us. Ben didn't sleep his normal 2.5hr naps X2 today. I know I am a spoiled mommy when it comes to this but he obviously needs his sleep and so do I.

We took our tour of the CDC today and met the ladies who will be watching Ben. they were very sweet and super nice. Ben wanted to get down and play with the two other kids there so I think he will do just fine. I think I have decided to take him there once a week(maybe Wednesdays) so he gets used to going and has that interaction with other kids his age.

I have decided to make the switch to cloth diapers. We have finally started to run out of all the diapers from my shower that Carrie gave me and well I have quickly realized how expensive they are. I have chosen to do the Bum Genius brand since they are AIO(look at me I'm already learning the lingo). I am very excited about the whole thing and think Ben will like them also. I have also heard it makes potty training boys much easier so we will see. I'm sure with the CDC I will have to use disposables but I think I can handle a few days a month of that.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Girls night Out

~Three of us Outlaw wives got together for dinner and some girlie conversation last night. We headed off base to the Lemon Leaf restaurant in Lancaster for some wine and good food. we had such a nice time and realized we need to set one Saturday a month to get together and catch up. It seems all of our lives have gotten so crazy again just a year after TPS graduation between school, work, and volunteer jobs.

thanks Ashlie for setting this up it was great to have a little adult conversation :P

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My new tricks

~ I thought I would try to blog a little something each day since Ben is growing and changing so fast. We have a busy weekend with Birthday parties,David Starr is turning 1 yr old tomorrow and Ben is going to his first Birthday Party.

It is also time to lower his crib, yep our little man has decided to pull himself up or try and stand on his head. This morning Ben was laughing over the monitor so Adam went in to get him and found him bent over with his head against the bumper and his butt in the air. It looked like he was attempting some crazy yoga pose. I think this is a major sign that the time has come to lower the crib :( My baby isn't much of a baby anymore!!

I am amazed each and every day with how fast he is changing. It seems like he is constantly doing new tricks. He's starting to find his groove with music and attempting to dance(this is hysterical to watch) I think he has his daddies rhythm :) He says Dada, Mama, and sometimes will come up with a Nana. he does this after we hang up from talking to his G.G. or my mom. It just melts my heart to hear him say it. He is now waving bye bye and does the sign for all done when he's finished eating. I am so proud of him! We have a very smart kiddo on our hands.

Ben will be starting at the CDC for the first time ever this Thursday. I am absolutely terrified!! In all my craziness I decided to join the board of the OSC(Officers Spouse's Club) and our first coffee of the year is Thursday morning and I have to be there kid free. Ben and I are taking a tour of the facility Monday afternoon to make sure we have everything in order. I am going to be a total wreck and probably not enjoy the coffee much. I know it will be good for Ben and he will do just fine, he's such a happy kid. Please keep us in your prayers as I jump this big hurdle in the mommy world :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Our Weekend

~So Saturday we took a little family trip to Ontario, Ca to go to Babies R Us. Ben has graduated to the next level of car seats and well this is the place to go if you are in the market for one and don't want to order one on line. We had a beautiful 1 1/2 hr drive through the mountains and our little dude slept the entire time. We went straight to Chic-Fil-A (this is mommies favorite place)for some lunch before our big shopping adventure. The store was of course packed like most places on a Saturday afternoon that's doing a lactation seminar so we made our way through the hoards of pregnant women to the car seat section, grabbed a sales clerk and started deciding between two Britax Boulevards. After asking tons of questions and trying them out in the store with Ben in them we made our decision and were off to the check out so we could put the thing to the test. It fits like a charm in the truck and Ben just loves how comfy it is :) I will take a picture of him in it this week and post it so everyone can see what a big boy he is now. Next step......getting turned around to forward facing!

After our little shopping trip Ben had his normal nightly tubby. He has always been a big fan of the bath but it seems the older he gets the more vocal he is and the more he splashes like a crazy man. I think there is nothing sweeter than a baby in the tub having a blast!