"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Pictures

My friend Stacy got her friend to take some pictures of our family with our newest addition. These are some of my favorites.


Cal slept from 9:30pm to 5:15am.
If only he could do this every night.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

I turned 27 yesterday!
A big thanks goes out to my mom. She not only went through 9 months of pregnancy, but I came late. I was due on Thanksgiving, but came on the 1st of Dec. Then, I was a big baby... over 9 pounds. Then on top of all that, I wasn't an easy baby. Anytime I call my mom with a baby or child problem her response is, "that's just like you were." So, as a baby, I wouldn't eat well. I would gag myself and then puke big. (Cal does the same thing) I wouldn't sleep well and didn't want to be snuggled. Also, I hated my carseat. (I once screamed for 2 hours until I finally fell asleep-I believe) So, now with my new mother eyes, I believe birthdays should be a day to remember our mothers. And tell them thank you for carrying use, raising us, and putting up with us. Once again, Thanks mom!

Anyway, back to my birthday. I have the best husband! I had a pretty stinky birthday the 1st year we were together. To the point that I cried. Ever since, he's made it a point to make my birthday a special day. For the next 3 years he took me snowboarding. (even when we moved to Arizona). Then, he flew our friends in from out of town. Last year, he took me on a 2 night get away to Vegas without any kids. (we only had Madi at the time). This year, We got to go buy new garments. (Super wonderful gift!) He also bought be a bicycle and bike trailor. Now we can go out with the kids.

If you don't have one of these & like to ride bikes, I recommend it. We have had tons of fun on it already! And Madi loves it too.

He also bought me the new Mario game for our Wii. Also super fun.
We had german chocolate birthday cake. For anyone who doesn't know, birthday cake is very important to me. My mother did a great job making sure we had delicious cakes growing up, and occassionally they would be in fun shapes. My favorites was a swan shaped cake. It was covered in coconut. DELICIOUS!
All in all it was a great day!