Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Such a big boy

Ryan had a bad cough and was weezing for awhile so we whipped out the Nebulizer. What a difference a year has made. He couldn't stand it last year, but apparently he is so grown up that he can hold it to his face all by himself.

Ryan has no problem wearing his helmet, thank goodness! He doesn't seem like the type of kid that wants to be safe. But I think it helps that all the other kids in the neighborhood wear their helmets. Ryan is the one who usually remembers to wear it and brings it to me to put on him. Its good we're getting rain, but I know he wishes he could be outside more!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


My husband warned me that he would be home pretty late tonight. I figured it was going to be a long and possibly rough day so I made plans this evening for baby Ryan and myself to go to Wal-mart and then to the mall to browse Gap and then go to the play area. I figured I could get him all tuckered out and hope that he might fall asleep on the way home or at least go right down to bed when we got home. By 6:45 I am arriving at Gap. At 6:50, Ryan is conked out. We didn't even make it to the play area. You see, I should have known better since he woke up at 5:15 this morning and then later only took an hour long nap. Shame on me... shame, shame.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Belly Pictures

My sister, Chelsea, wanted to see some "fat"pictures.... and no, I'm not blowing out.
(The last time my brother in-law saw me, he asked if I was pushing my tummy out to look bigger.)

It is amazing how fast time goes by... sometimes its a good thing, sometimes its not. I am glad the pregnancy is going by quicker this time but so sad to see my son growing up daily. Once in awhile I will turn to Ryan almost in tears saying how lil Ryan will be off to college and on a mission before we know it. He's just not my baby any more.
The baby girl room is just about finished, so there will be pictures to come soon. Although, there will be no furniture in there until this summer, since lil' Ryan is still using it :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy day to me

I am officially 26, only 8 1/2 years younger than Ryan. Although I don't feel any older it already has been a special day with phone calls from family and friends as well as a couple drop ins. Thanks guys for making me feel so special. I think the best is yet to come when I get to dive into some Aussie cheese fries from Outback. There's a reason why they were #1 on the list for most unhealthy food at a restaurant in America. These french fries are freshly made and smothered with cheddar cheese and crispy bacon. To me this is my chocolate.... this is my other half... I can't live without em' (sorry Ryan, you know I would replace you in a heart beat for food). Now my sister, Tiffany, who has a similar body type as me, doesn't have to wonder why I gain almost twice as much weight than her during our pregnancies... it's the crap I eat. And as long as crap is tasting this good, then I will be eating it til' the day I die :)

According to Men's Health Magazine....

1. The Worst Food in America
Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing

2,900 calories
182 g fat 240 g carbs

Even if you split this "starter" with three friends, you'll have downed a dinner's worth of calories before your entree arrives. Follow this up with a steak, sides, and a dessert and you could easily break the 3,500 calorie barrier.

PS, I will be eating this entire appetizer by myself and I intend on not only finishing it, but still ordering an entree as well. Happy birthday to me.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

25, female and balding

Is it just me, cause we usually nit pick at ourselves more than others, or did anyone else notice my female version of parking lots? You see, I have always had "hair issues". My mom said my younger sis would pull my hair and it would fall out by the handfuls. As I have gotten older, it has thickened up some and I would even venture to say that it is quite healthy... one of the healthier locks of hair out of the five girls in my family. However, I still like to wear my hair back and out of my face which reveals my lack of hair in the front. I can grow more hair on my upper lip than in my front/sides!!!!! (ok, maybe my stache isn't that bad.)

Do they make rogaine (spell check) for women?

ps, My last post was not intended to fish for compliments, more to show you the funny stuff that happens between man and women behind closed doors. I love my husband... including his honesty :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

kicks n giggles

Ryan and I were watching best of the best Super Bowl commercials countdown. The Budweiser Clydesdale's (Very, very large horses) were in a handful of these commercials. Shortly after watching this program I was changing into my PJ's when my oh so sweet husband made the comment, "honey you've turned into a Clydesdale." I commented by saying, "You mean I'm no longer a short, petite mustang?" All we can do is laugh and joke about my largeness. (Now some of you may be thinking I don't look large at all, but if you saw what is hiding beneath my jeans where my butt and thighs are, you would quickly change your mind :)

I've been wanting to take a family picture before baby girl came along. So we thought we would try out my Christmas gift (HD Video Camera, that also takes HD still pictures.) It came with a remote control so that we could take the pic with no help. :) Kind of cool and handy! So here are the best of the few we took.