Monday, June 21, 2010

water boy...(español)

Summer '10 is here!!!
What makes it more fun than to spend it with family by the pool and have some carne asada?
Verano 2010 ha llegado!!!
Y que es mejor que pasarla entre familia, comiendo carne asada y nadando en la alberca?



Yep...my baby is NOT afraid of jumping off.
Scary.
Really scary for me since I've had a near death experience in the water.
He doesn't like floaties, he doesn't like his swimming vest...he has gotten so confident in that water, I can't help but feel reserved about his excitement.

Regardless, I feel confident in the supervision he received.

Sip, mi bebe no le tiene miedo al agua para nada!!!
Me da miedo.
Especialmente porque tuve una experiencia en el agua donde casi me ahogo.
No le gusta nada de salvavidas, y se ha vuelto tan confidente en el agua que me pone nerviosa.

De todos modos, me siento mas calmada de la supervision que recibe.

Learning how to show "2" fingers for his upcoming birthday!
Aprendiendo como decir "2" con los dedos para su cumpleaños que se aproxima!







sisters!!!
hermanas!!!


...pulling his pants up
subiendose los shorts (se le veian las pompillas!)


LOVES the trampoline
le ENCANTA el trampolin (cama elastica)

and it's from one thing to the next, on Moomie's farm....
si no es una cosa, es otra en la granja de Mumi...



LOVE these close-ups....me ENCANTAN estas fotos




"more daddy, more!!!"
"mas, Papa, MAS!"


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What changed his behavior?


Remember how about a month ago, I was pulling my hair out because something had gotten into Andrew that I didn't have the patience to put up with him? 
It could have been a combination of being pregnant and raging hormones and Andrew's fast approaching phase of the Terrible Two's, I don't really know, but I was unbelievably fed up with the kid.
I noticed that he began turning into a noodle every time I tried to pick him up (going completely limp) and that he would fake cry to get attention (he still does that now, but it just makes me laugh)
He also learned how to be sneaky and suck up to me...(yeah, those acts are hilarious as well)
These traits, I assume are hereditary, because there is no way this 22 month old just picked it up from us

:D hehe

Lately, he's been a good kid...
  • He's been potty training EXCELLENT with high-fives as rewards
  • Cleans up his messes that he makes at a meal (or attempts to, anyway)
  • Normally he listens and understands what we're trying to tell him (as much as an almost 2 yr-old can do)
(Have I used my limit for parentheses yet?)

Overall, he's not making me lose my patience as he was about a month ago. So I am thankful for whatever changed in his behavior...


In the mornings, I've been giving him his bowl of cereal while he watches the movie of his choice...and

I came into a room full of cinnamon star puffs all over the floor 
(luckily he likes his cereal without milk...)
Like a good mother, I taught him how to clean up after himself


He then started picking them one by one


and now pushing them into the vacuum until they were ALL cleaned up!

It was 11:oo pm and he was so hyper last night...

pulling his shorts down...


UFC time with daddy
doing an armbar


jumping from his chair onto the bed


thinking about it, going for it!!!


and chickening out at last minute...

eating daddy's favorite snack without him knowing

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ME


19 days left...

15 days left...


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Parties, Chick-fil-A, and prego update

This post took forever to write! Since I have family who speak spanish, I figured it was about time for me to pay a little attention to their needs...here it goes!

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Ian Taylor's 2nd Birthday bash was this past weekend...and it had to be the hottest weekend so far of the year...
Nowadays, I can't even GO outside without instantly having to wipe the sweat off my forehead...so you can imagine how sweaty and uncomfortable I was at 9 months pregnant to be out in the park for 4 hours...
Regardless, the kids had fun.
The cake was yum.
and Ian and Andrew got to fight with each other.
Amigo de Andres, Ian Taylor, cumplio 2 años  y tuvo que caer en el fin de semana mas caluroso de año!!!
En estos dias, no puedo salir afuera sin empaparme de sudor, te puedes imaginar lo tan incomoda que estaba ya con 9 meses de embarazo???
De todos modos, los niños jugaron, se divertieron, el pastel supo rico, y Andres e Ian aprovecharon de unas luchitas.







so nasty and sweaty...
sudoroso y cochino


bouncy house where all the kids piled up on Gary
se amontonaron arriba de Gary


look at that red face!
checate esa carita y cachetes rojos!

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We had a free coupon for a spicy sandwich at Chick-fil-A and decided to go and eat out last Tuesday - Kids Night....
a bizzillion kids, tables full, play area full, but the nice cow decided to pose for us!!!
Fuimos a comer a Chick-fil-A y nos encontramos a la vaca!!!



eating some chicken nuggets...
they are so yum.
comiendo pollito - delicioso

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In pregnancy news:
Noticias del embarazo:

I'm at 36 1/2 weeks - almost full term. The thought of her arriving shortly makes me nervous. Not because of how awful Andrew's birth was, but because she will be a MAJOR change in our lives. Anybody that knows Andrew, knows he's a handful and if it wasn't for Gary, I think I would have to donate him to my cousin Emily.... ha! for the record, she said I could...
Ya en semana numero 36...y el puro pensamiento de que ya mero llegara, me pone nerviosa. No porque el nacimiento de Andres fue horrible, si no porque nuestras vidas estan a punto de cambiar completamente. Todos que conocen a Andres, saben que es un niño lleno de energia y si no fuera por Gary, creo que lo tendria que regalar.

I've got low iron but I'm not exhausted like I have been...pressure's good, swelling not bad (I can still wear my flip flops!), belly looks good...
Mi hierro esta bajo, pero no estoy cansada como antes, la presion se ve bien, no estoy tan hinchada porque todavia puedo usar mi chanclas, y la panza se me ve bien...

Been taking the Gentle Birth formula which is supposed to help me dilate better and have a faster birth, less painful birth. Hope it works!!! Also taking a  natural supplemental shake every morning, thanks to Mom. It's not bad, just a nasty texture. Haven't gained a lot of weight, actually took a test said I was under for my height and pre-preg weight...but we'll live with that :)
Eh estado tomando un extracto de hierbas que se llama Gentle Birth que supuestamente me va a ayudar con el nacimiento (mas rapido y menos doloroso). Espero que funcione! Tambien un licuado suplemental que mi madre me dio. No sabe mal, pero tiene un texture rara. No he aumentado de peso mucho, y tome una prueba en el internet y me dijo que estoy bajo peso...pero vivire bien de todos modos!

My mom decided to host a surprise shower for me on the 29th (more pictures on my facebook)
After my prenatal consult with Betsy, we came into the house with guests gathered all around!!! I felt so blessed to have 1. a genius, surprising mom and 2. that these people ACTUALLY took the time to come and join us and celebrate this little person who insists on forever hiccuping and punching my bladder ninja style...
I got tons of goodies, specially diapers (seriously, my grin is h u g e)
Mi madre decidio sorprenderme con un baby shower el 29 de este mes (hay mas fotos en mi facebook).
Despues de mi cita con Betsy, entre a la casa y me encontre entre muchos invitados!!!
Me siento bendecida de tener un mama asombrosa y de que esta gente estuviera aqui celebrando a esta beba. Ella insiste en darme puñaladas de ninja a mi vejiga y tener hipo eterno - ja!
Me regalaron un monton de pañales (en serio, traigo un sonrisa y es enorme)

coming into the surprise!!!!
entrando a la sorpresa!


playing games...
jugando juegos...


picture time
foto


tyler's own edible arrangement!!!
arreglo de frutas para Tyler


moomie and me...
yo y mumi
notice I'm sans make-up because my gorgeous husband kept this little surprise a well-hidden secret for like 2 or so weeks
i would have instantly known something was up if he would have told me to put 'my face on'...
not like I didn't know something was up as soon as he threw the fuchsia shirt at my face and told me to put it on - ha!
Noten que no traigo maquillaje. Hubiera sabido que algo andaba pasando si mi marido me hubiera dicho, "ponte maquillaje" jaja! Aun asi, note algo raro cuando antes de llegar, me avento la blusa a la cara y me dijo "pontelo!"


moomie, dawna, me and caren
mumi, dawna, yo y caren


why are we both hunched over and have stupid grins on our faces?
...sister love
porque nos estamos jorobando y traemos unas sonrisillas estupidas???
...amor de hermanas


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I was being SERIOUS!!!

Now I've been talking all spring how I'm gonna just chop his hair off...it was a mixed feeling, but I realized it's just hair and he's a boy so it should be ok.

So last night, we got in from a super busy weekend in Dublin.

In-laws came to pick up Andrew for a graduation in Midland on Friday
A prenatal consult with Betsy
A surprise baby shower for Tyler on Saturday {pictures to come}.
An unfinished project now FINISHED!
Cook-out and pool time with family...

So it was super hot this weekend and we come through the door of our beloved duplex, and Andrew's head is all sweaty and hot...and I said, "might as well. Hubby, will you please help me?" and he said "sure!"

We knew he wouldn't hold still and make a mess, so we went outside and stripped him down...

video

He hates hair in his face, as we've found out from previous trims...hehe.

Before:














After:
He looks so strange, yet grown-up. Hopefully he'll be cooler now without hair - and not in a sense of social status - haha!















yes, a haircut even in the playset

...last chunk!

So much hair!!!

R.I.P. Andrew's hair...
you will not be missed