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30 June, 2010

So Proud...

2 really big things today... 

One - Zavier had his 2 month checkup. It went really well. 

He's 13lbs1oz... which means he's dropped a little on the chart (not that the chart really means anything to begin with), but no worries because he's still gaining weight, and still on the high end (very high end) of it.  I'm assuming its either from him getting sick last week or because he's spacing his feedings out to a little more normal range lol. Or both. Either way, Dr M was happy with his gain and so are we of course. His measurment... honestly I think it was a little off. It went down in the records as 24 and 3/4 inches, but he wasn't quite straightened out when the nurse marked it... and it looked closer to 25 when she put the tape to the paper (like just shy of) so I'm thinking he's probably 25... but oh well lol.  

She listened for a long time to his lungs and they're completely clear and everything looks/sounds good. I was a little worried since he's still getting over what he had. The cough is starting to go away, but hanging on a little. 


We talked about his sleeping arrangements... and the fact that he's rolling and refusing to sleep on his back. She was very reassuring about that. I still don't like it, but like she said... I am right there so that helps. 

Oh.. and he seems to like Dr. M too. Smiled at her a lot and stuff. Was cute. 


Then the shots. 

His first shots. Thankfully I did better than I did w/ Kalila on hers. I bawled when they gave her the first ones lol. 


The nurse knows me well now too lol. I was expecting to have to ask about me holding/nursing him while she did it (as opposed to the holding him down on the table thing that I hate), but she remembered and asked me if I wanted to do it where I was sitting instead. Like Kalila did most times (a few she didn't) he unlatched when she gave him the shots and screamed for a few seconds... He actually turned bright red... kinda like Grandpa when he gets mad lol. I felt bad for him, but... it was literally like 5 seconds worth and then he was fine. The crying had stopped before the band aid was even put on. 


But... I have to share what happened right after that. While she was putting the band aid on he latched back on and nursed a few seconds... great, just what we hoped. But then he unlatched, looked up at me, opened his mouth... and bit down! Opened back up.. and then latched on and nursed a few minutes while we got ready to go. Yeah.. he bit me. Seriously. Got mad and bit me. I was shocked... 

Ok, not sure how to continue after that lol... Those are at the end of the appointment though so we got out and set up his 4 month appointment and I found out how to do the next round of vax's (he got 2 today, and is getting 2 at 3 months instead of having 4 today). Which turns out is extremely easy, we just have to walk in whichever day works out for us.  


He seems to be doing well after the ones he got too. Fell asleep soon after and is pretty calm now.


Now on to the second thing... Kalila's potty training. 


A few days ago someone posted something about this being the perfect time to potty train.. or so says the Farmers Almanac. I saw the link, it really does say that. Kinda funny right? Well that night she used her potty! And then the next morning... I can't remember what that first day was (2 or 3 days ago?) but she's consistantly been using it since... Has only had one accident and it was at night... and she ran to the bathroom when it happened.


So today we got ready to go out and let her go in her training pants (slightly thicker panties). She was a little upset because she wanted her regular panties, but... not sure we're ready for that while out yet. As is these would still get things wet. Packed extra's and a couple dresses for her too lol. 

Well... after the appointment we went for food... I put sandwiches on our menu today knowing that we would probably end up doing this. The appointment and errands (I'm surprised I'm back here right now, unplanned break) meant it most likely happen.. and I was right. So we went to eat and before we left asked her if she needed to go. She said yes, Baba took her to the restroom & she did! 


Seriously proud of her... I know its still gonna take time. But still. Very excited. And so is she...

29 June, 2010

More Pics & A Video

Some of these are just too cute not to share lol. 

First off the video I got earlier...



And some pics afterwards, yes he's trying to stand (with help of course lol)!

A few days back... that outfit is a 9mo size... How crazy is that?!?


And... My favourites...


I missed these completely, ok here's a few more new ones lol.  



I just love those smiles lol... and the brother/sister shots...

28 June, 2010

MPM 28 June - 4 July

Blah... I almost don't want to do this lol. 

Before I go near this weeks schedule, have to share Baba's dinner from the other night. He'd had a rough couple of days and I found out we had pork chops in the freezer... so I made them for him (and then warmed up a halal pizza for myself lol).  Thankfully they seemed to turn out well, you know for having been made by someone who'd never done them before and hadn't planned to either. Blech...  Had to get a pic since I figured noone would believe me lol.


Also got one of Jas & Zavier that night. 


And on to this week... Sorry Baba, no pork :-j Note: Any recipes I don't know off the top of my head (ie made a thousand times lol) I'm getting from the Settlement Cookbook that Grandpa gave me.

Monday 
B- cereal
L- taco's
D-Leftovers
Baba's D- Hamburger Helper
Tuesday
 B-Scrambled eggs & toast
L-Sandwiches
D- Pasta
Wednesday
B-Toad in Hole 
L-Leftovers
D-Cheese Enchilada's w/ Rice & Beans
Thursday
 B-Cereal
L-Leftovers
D-Chicken & Dumplings w/ Green Beans
Friday
B- Baked Eggs a la Columbus
L-Tuna Sandwiches
D-Beans & Rice
Saturday
 B-Cereal
L-Spaghetti
D-Leftovers
Sunday
B-Cereal 

Leaving the rest of the day open because I'm pretty sure we're doing something for the 4th. 

27 June, 2010

Duo Sized Baby

LOL Apparently Zavier is duo sized... He fits in both sizes right now. Found out by accident... washing diapers and most of his covers are in there, put on one of these and it fits on the smallest setting. Size one fits on the largest...  No complaints I have twice the amount of covers for him right now! 

 

26 June, 2010

This is What Happens...

When I need to do dishes...

 

25 June, 2010

Wow That Was Fast!

I love getting mail lol... 

The other day the FG order of diaper covers came in. Size 2 Duo Wraps, velcro this time... I haven't decided if I like them in velcro or snap better. Still nice and I was so excited to see them. Mail, diapers, and free all wrapped together = one happy mama. 

Then right after that I saw that Zavier's Baptism gown shipped... 

Then Baba ok'd another FG order... mostly pocket diapers for Zavier to wear at night but also another pail liner. Trying a few brands we haven't before... Katydid's, Rumparoos, & Rearz. Leaves us w/ about 36 dollars in credit there... and I can't even imagine when/how we'll spend that, but I am very excited about the prospect of more diapers. 

Then I got an email that the last FG order left from before shipped.. Toddler sized prefolds. I can't wait for them to come... as much as I want Kalila to potty train, she is still wearing diapers part time & the ones we have are getting small. And we figure Zavier will prob need the larger size when he moves up lol. 

And today.. much earlier than I expected I opened the door to find this: 

Ok obviously I brought it inside before I took the pictures lol.  And yes I'm goofy and wanted a pic of the box... if you're wondering the phone is so no one can get our address off the pic. Not cool. 

Front

Back




Not sure when we'll get pics of him actually in it yet. Waiting for Baba to let me know if he's called his brother about the date yet... and then I have to call the Church. Which should have been done days ago but yeah... 

Still... Excited :-D

Oh and obviously... We got option C. Which I'm really happy with now that I see it. That really was a bad pic of the collar on the website. I can't really get a good one w/ the plastic and don't want to take that off yet or I'd get a close up of it. Has a sailor knot, which I knew, but it isn't as big as it looked in the other and the collar doesn't go out and past the shoulders like it seemed. Sigh of relief lol. 

 

And Still The Cough...

Kalila did not cough hardly at all yesterday. A couple times towards the night, but that was it... She's acting like she feels a ton better too.

Zavier on the other hand... His cough has me worried. I called Dr M this morning and found out pretty much what I already know... Still too young to give him anything, and no point taking him in since he has no fever, is eating well and all. Suction his nose (if only I can find the stinking thing to do it with). Elevate him... she did give me tips on how to do that, esp with the pack n play. I remember putting Kalila in her bouncer the one time she had a cold this young (well was a bit older, was 3 months old before it happened) but Zavier has decided he hates the thing. Loved it for the first few weeks... was the only way I could get him to sleep anywhere other than on me. Now putting him in it is an easy way to guarantee screaming... lots and lots of screaming. Yesterday he wanted to be held a lot so I put him in his wrap and he did really well in it. Probably going to be doing the same today... so far he's not thrilled with the pack n play solution lol. 

Thankfully he doesn't seem too upset by all this. Still giving us that cute smile. Maybe a little more cuddly than normal, but still seems happy.

24 June, 2010

Pink Shirts and Denim Sunburns

After deciding I'd had enough of freezing my tako off this morning I put on this pink shirt my parents gave me awhile back over my tank. It has long sleeves so should help right? Eh.. not much lol. But Kalila got all excited about it because, well... its pink and because it ties in the front and she likes those. Here's the conversation that followed.

Kalila - You're wearing pink.

Mama - Yes, I have on a pink shirt.

Kalila - I want to wear pink too!

Mama - You are wearing pink. 

Kalila - (looks down and giggles) Oh. Yeah. I am wearing pink. 

Now... a few minutes later I decided I'd had enough of the minus 45 degree weather in here and took her outside while I ate my breakfast. She ran around and had fun while I sat on the swing... after I finished eating I laid down for a few minutes, and the only thing that kept me from falling asleep out there was the fact that she was out there. 

And then I felt my leg burning... Wearing jeans... Leg is covered. Nothing else having a problem, but my leg burning. Grabbed Kalila (who didn't want to come inside) and came back in. Yup... Leg is burnt! In a really weird pattern too. Strange. 


Note: I think I have figured out why Baba keeps it so cold in here now. I think he may be encouraging us to go outside more... Now how this is gonna help me get anything done I don't know.

23 June, 2010

Random Thoughts..

Yeah remember the kids being sick and getting better? Nope... didn't go away. I don't know if they recaught it or what, but it hit a low point last night/this morning. First Zavier threw up... then Kalila did. I started feeling bad yesterday too... and this morning I woke up to find our kitchen floor painted in shit. Kalila got up and had a major accident and then tried to clean part of it up. Yeah that was the worst thing I've ever had to clean... by far. Good news is she hasn't coughed once today and Zavier's sounds better too. So hopefully they'll get over it for real now. And hopefully I won't get any worse or Baba catch it.

I'm craving a Dr. Pepper so bad right now.. and no way to get one. Not happy. 

Does anyone know (and have sources for) if both parents have to consent for surgeries in the US or is it just one & does it have to be a particular one? Someone told me the mom has to do it...  which has me worried all over again. And of course I can't seem to find the info online to see if its true.

On a happy note our Size 2 Duo Wraps should be here today! :-D 

I also got the email that Zavier's Baptismal gown shipped... and we picked up the invites the other day too.

On the other hand... the date is not set. The first one we picked did not work for Ammo Trevor. The second didn't (or didn't exactly) for Aunt Sonia. The week after that (not one we chose) is my family reunion... which we could rush back from, but would be rough. So... we're attempting the week after that now. If someone called/txt'd his brother to ask that is...   


Still not used to my hair... No complaints of course lol, but everytime I pass by a mirror I do a double take... 

Kalila has been coming up with more of those little comments that just make me smile, like telling me she'll "just try it" when I told her she wouldn't like the gravy. Note: I know she does and want her to try things... was just trying to hide the stuff from her at the time since she can't have it right now and it was the first thing to come to mind. Obviously not the right thing to say though lol. 

Sounds like it may be time to restart the washer so I guess I'm off. I'm gonna try to get some more pictures soon but not exactly sure when that'll happen.





22 June, 2010

CYH Giveaway

Ok this one is not mine... but CYH is giving away a $25 giftcard to Target or Macy's. Who couldn't use that? I'm def entering this one lol. 

1 entry for commenting on this blog post of theirs.. 


Tweet and get 2 more entries (add 2 more comments). 


And do a blog post like this one and get 5 more (comment 5 times as well). 


Yes I love these giveaways. I've actually won one from her (a tichel) and loved the item I got. She does quite a few of them too. :-)

Gift Card Giveaway!


Remember all those Swagbucks I've been racking up? I got so excited when I saw the Earth Angel Diaper Company in the gift card section... Most of our Amazon cards were going towards diapers and these had a better "price". I didn't realize you can only use 1 per order though... still really nice to get a discount on your order, but not something we can do right now.  So I decided I'd pass them along to someone who can use them instead!

I've been thinking about doing this for awhile... figured now was as good a time as any. So here are 2 $5 giftcards up for grabs (2 winners, 1 card apiece). The giveaway will run from today until the 4th of July. I suppose it could be a holiday thing lol, but really just seems easier to have it end at the end of a weekend and this one is too soon. 


Manditory entry -  Post a comment with your favourite item from EADC


Extra entries - 


Become a fan of EADC on facebook 


Sign up for Swagbucks (yes shameless request for referrals, but hey it will get you some free items too!) - 5 entries for doing this one, make sure and comment 5 times.


Follow EADC on Twitter 

Tweet about the giveaway (once per day)

Blog post about the giveaway 

Follow my blog.  

Follow EADC's blog


I'll keep it short and not list too many more lol. Esp since its a pretty small giveaway.

Each entry needs to be in a separate comment. Sorry I know some wish there were an easier way, but I can't set anything like that up. I'm using random.org and need separate comments. 

Disclaimer - I am not receiving anything from EADC for doing this. I was not asked to do this or anything. Obviously any referrals to SB could possibly get me a few SB's lol, but I'm not really expecting anything... 







Damn Suicidal Flies

I'm pretty sure I mentioned that there's little things we have to fix up around here... One of them has this unfortunate side effect of way too many bugs having access to our house. The main entrance for them is underneath the back door (in the laundry room). There's about a 1 to 2 inch space under the door. Thankfully Baba & Gido have plans to work on that very soon. But in the meantime it leaves me fighting bugs (esp flies) constantly... annoying but not much of a real problem until a few days ago.

Saturday I went to put up these fly motels... and accidently crushed one with the outside of the thing. I laughed at it, but looking back why didn't it move when I came at it?

I woke up Sunday morning to find a million of them on the glass door in the kitchen. Not by the trashcan or sink or anything like that... Just covering the door. I made sure the flytraps were still set up (they were... but only one fly has gone in there to get stuck.. one did catch a huge spider though! Uggh...) and then got online to find other options. Saw the bag of water trick... Tried putting one up, but it fell and exploded on the floor. Lovely. 

Then Tia Sallie came over and suggested mixing dish soap and water to try and coat their wings. Sounds like it could work... and it did. Better than we thought because they don't try and fly away from us. I can pick the things off with the spray bottle one after another! Of course that's followed by a nasty cleanup of dead fly bodies... But we got them completely gone that night. Very happy.

Yesterday morning we woke up to more... covering that same door all over again. Now the first time part of me wondered if maybe sticky hands tracked something on there that I'd missed... but they were thouroghly cleaned the night before. Spray bottle out... dead flies. More cleanup.

Then today.. AGAIN. 

Seriously something is wrong with those things. I've never seen flies act like this... 

21 June, 2010

Adjusted Recipe

Because it turned out so well I thought I'd share my recipe w/ ya. I'm not going to post the main one... for one thing I might have already on here lol. Found out its really my aunts recipe and not my Nana's like I thought. I'm assuming she wouldn't mind it being on here (hoping not if it already is lol) but still... 

Anyways here's my Dairy Free, Whole Wheat version of the Texas Hot Cocoa Cake!


1/4 lb Earth Balance margarine (or other dairy free version)
1/2 cup liquid shortening
1 cup water
3 tbsp powdered dark chocolate
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup almond milk soured (add 1 tbsp vinegar & let sit a few min)
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp almond extract


Melt margarine, shortening, water and cocoa in saucepan, bring to a boil and stir. Sift sugar & flour in a large bowl. Pour liquid mix over dry, beat until smooth. Add soured almond milk, eggs, baking soda, cinnamon and almond extract . Mix well. Pour into pan and bake at 400 for 35 to 40 min. 


Note: If possible (please please please) we'll go back to using real butter, including in this recipe.. wouldn't be dairy free anymore lol, but it doesn't really have to be for those of you/us who don't have a milk issue.  The almond milk is staying though... its good in cake. 


And as for the liquid shortening... We typically use sunflower oil, but can't find it (still packed somewhere lol) at the moment so we used olive oil. 

I also ended up substituting almond extract for the vanilla in the Wilton's Buttercream recipe. Also turned out very good. 

Now completely off topic, but too cute not to share: 



Yes, he's still got a bit of a cough. This was the first time he did at all today (hasn't much), I think he got choked up when he sneezed lol. Lots of little smiles though... I'm gonna keep trying for one of those big grins that I love.

20 June, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!

Hope everyone's had a wonderful Father's Day! 

Oddly enough I got the idea for Baba's cake while I was planning the one for Kalila's birthday lol (yes I am already starting to plan that somewhat). 


A few days ago I told Tia Sallie about it and we started making plans for them to come over.. She decided to make a cake for Uncle Bud too. 

Not quite Father's Day related (although I joke that its my gift to Baba) she came early to do my hair.


The cake... It didn't turn out quite like I'd planned... for one thing I ended up not doing a chocolate marshmallow fondant, just a marshmallow one. And since it wasn't chocolate I let Baba pick the colour... I like the shade of blue it turned out though lol. I was also gonna do fondant squares w/ buttercream handprints on them... but we had so much trouble with it (Uncle Bud helped and he had trouble too... was finally the one to get it to go on though) that I scrapped that idea and just put the prints on the first layer. As you can see Kalila went nuts w/ her first one and grabbed at the fondant. Then smeared her handprint. Then Zavier took a cue from her and grabbed at it too. I don't know if you can see it in the pic, but I left that part all lumpy from it. Then he wouldn't open his hands back up so we went w/ feet print (yes all hands/feet were washed beforehand lol). Even if it wasn't what I had in mind I loved it, so cute... and with kids you know something was gonna happen lol.   


Tia Sallie did cupcakes... I forgot to get a pic, but just think yellow cake, choc icing. They were good too lol. 

Baba made steak and salad... Gido came over too. And here are a couple more random pics from the night. 





19 June, 2010

NIP Uncovered...

Was planning to write this post at some point soon, just not tonight. But... I found this blog, a post on a completely different subject (that part of me would love to post about... but I'm not sure I can do it w/out getting upset and would get in trouble on top of that) and out of curiousity clicked on her newest post.. and had to share it. 

I'm not going to go into a lot of details. I really don't pay attention to the Kardashians.. but some things you just can't avoid seeing and one of them royally sticking her foot in her mouth (via Twitter) was one of them. I'd heard about it earlier... but this post on it is stinking hilarious.  Link - Kardashian's Call To Cover Up

On a similar subject... and what I'd intended to write to begin with.. Everything is going great in that area here. I do still tend to use a blanket (poor Zavier lol) when we're at Church or around a few certain people. It makes things a lot more complicated especially when no more is really covered than when I nurse uncovered (potentially less if the baby throws it at the wrong time, happened with Kalila), but... still. I have gotten better around a few of them out of necessity. 

But the big thing I just had to share was an NIP experience a week or so ago. We ran to Home Depot w/ Gido to look for something or another (I forget lol). While we were there Zavier got hungry... of course... we'd been out for awhile. Thankfully there was a good place to sit (I can while walking around, but its not easy esp with his size), the patio section. We headed over there (me & Zavier, the others were across the store still lol) and got situated. A few minutes later a lady walked up and said "The best kind of food..." and walked off.  Seriously I think it was the best comment I've ever gotten on the subject. Just made me feel good.

All That Hair...

LOL its so hot lately that Baba decided to get rid of his hair... 

Before pic...


I wish I could say I got an after pic, but I didn't exactly. I wanted one of him sitting/standing like the first... but he decided to take a nap & he and Zavier were just so cute that I tried to get a pic then and accidentally got a video. Our speakers aren't hooked up so I'm hoping it turned out ok lol. 



If you can't tell Zavier was a little tired by that point lol. He slept a bit after this, woke up to eat again and then fell asleep pretty quickly and is still out. He's been sleeping good stretches for awhile now and the past few days I've really noticed him being awake longer and doing more things while he is, playing and stuff... I can't wait to get video's and pics of it now that the good camera is working (ie batteries recharged). 

18 June, 2010

Little Mama

So this morning we got up, had breakfast, goofed around tickling kids and such. Baba went back to sleep (is working major overtime right now so needs it) and Zavier did the same... and Kalila and I headed out while it was still a decent temp out there. 

As soon as we got out there I saw her shirt and started wondering why it was poofing out like this.. didn't make any sense!


Then I realized there was something under there... and she pulled it part way up and I got these pics.


An AIO shirt and wrap/sling? LOL 

We sat in the swing for a bit... and then played soccer and ran around a bit. Thankfully she decided she needed an apple around the time it started warming up too much to be doing all that.

17 June, 2010

What a Day...

We've had a big day around here... 

Zavier is officially paid for lol. I called in the last payment today. Such a relief to not owe anything. 

Tia Sallie came over for a good chunk of the day, just about the whole thing. She watched kids while I worked... although I have to say they've been good about letting me get more done when I'm on my own lately too. Helped me out some too.. and of course we got a chance to talk/catch up. Made plans for the guys Fathers Day this weekend... which I'm really looking forward to. 

Oh and apparently Zavier has a little crush on her. Kalila has one on Uncle Bud too... we've known that for awhile. But today he cried anytime she walked out of site lol. 

I kinda feel bad now because I just realized in all that was going on Kalila & I didn't have the tea party I promised her today... I need to put up clothes I washed earlier but I may stop and do that real quick lol. She was so excited about it.

16 June, 2010

Dairy Free Adventures

Ok I'm gonna be completely honest here.. I'm hoping this doesn't last. I'm giving it a good try because I want Kalila to get better... but we've all been hoping we don't have to continue with it. 

Pretty much the first whole week was just awful. I couldn't get to the store so I was very limited to what I could make for her. The one day we did eat out we managed to find a place that, while they do have allergy information online including things that are dairy free, cooks everything in butter and defeats the purpose. 

I don't know whether to start this next part w/ thankfully or unfortunately lol... No, thankfully it does seem to be helping her so far. We had a few days of no issues all in a row, I can't even remember the last time that happened. But she managed to get sick in the middle of this (Baba thinks its allergies) and yesterday had the nastiness back. Part of me wonders if it means this isn't the issue (but could that part of me be the part that doesn't want to deal with cutting dairy out longterm?) and the other part figures it may just be whatever she caught or her body still adjusting. Not jumping to conclusions. Hoping she's over whatever it is before we start reintroducing things (like Lactaid.. I think that's what Baba wants to start with) to see how much she can handle. If its just straight up milk that's out (like Baba) then we'll be very relieved. Is the most likely right?

Anyways, off of all of that... 

We got to the groc store and picked up a few things we needed to make this easier. Dairy free bread... yes most of them we've found have it in there :-/. Dairy free margarine (blech)... and of course almond milk. I'm actually a bit jealous of the bread... hers is better than mine lol. I'm ok with that though of course.  Baba thinks the milk sounds disgusting... although we both agree it sounds like it'd be really good baked into deserts. Kalila likes it though... had it in her cereal and told me it's sweet. 


And I've been playing w/ recipes and trying new ones. Yesterday we did that chicken and rice I linked on here. Surprisingly good... Kalila didn't even talk while she was eating, just shoveled it in lol. I made chicken adobo for the first time in forever. Thankfully that recipe already is dairy free and I hadn't thought about it before. Today I'm really stepping out on a limb though. Steph's roast recipe... made dairy free. I had to make my own cream of mushroom for it and am on pins and needles over how it will turn out lol. 


Ok, I think I'm over the craziness that was getting that started (is in the crockpot now) while Kalila was running around in a life jacket (she's still wearing it) and Baba was leaving for work. Time to get back to work!

15 June, 2010

6 Weeks

It just doesn't seem possible that Zavier is already 6 weeks old... and I had my last appointment at the Birth Center. 

Not really anything to share from that... typical 6 week visit w/ all the fun stuff that goes along with it. Was nice getting to talk to our midwives and see them again though. Still a bit amazed that I won't be going back in a certain amount of time and won't be seeing them again... for awhile lol. Definitely planning to go back there for future pregnancies.  Also hoping that's not for awhile yet :-D

Oh and even though it wasn't his appointment... We weighed Zavier so I do have to share that. He's now 12 lbs 11oz. I was so tired this morning I misunderstood and thought she said 12 lbs 1 oz and started to worry for a sec that he'd lost some weight, but nope.. still gaining very well lol. 

And similar subject to that, we discussed the milk donation thing. I'm very excited about that... need to find/get together all the parts of my pump so I can get to working on that. 

I'll end this here since this post is still nice and short.. and I really don't have anything else to share right now. 

Pictures

Ok, none of these are mine... and some are pretty old lol. Most of them Tia Sallie sent me yesterday, one Tio Rudy put up a few days before... 

Folklife... Kalila wearing Tia Sallie's glasses.


And then they stuck them on me... Now I remember why I don't wear sunglasses lol.


Tia Banay's graduation... Obviously this is the one Tio Rudy posted... I wish I could get copies of more pics, but at least there's one for yall to see/me to remember with. 


Seriously old pictures here... A year ago at Tia Sallie & Uncle Bud's wedding. 

The day Zavier was born... a little while after we got home.



Other random pics she sent me..



14 June, 2010

MPM 14 June - 20 June


Apologies for switching up styles on these so often. I like the look of the chart, but not that it won't let me link the way I want too and I really need this as simple as possible. Esp since I'm fighting to get on top of this again lol. 

Obviously not doing so well this week... I'm still looking at the screen with a blank look on my face. A few ideas here or there but not finding what I need to make it work. So I'm figuring a half (or not even) done menu goes up for now & I'll keep coming back to it over the next day or two. Sorry. Feel free to toss in any ideas.  Oh and ignore the notes to myself thrown in...

Monday 
  B - Cereal
  L - Leftovers
  D - Not quite Shit on a Shingle (hamburger with tomato sauce & sauce from leftovers on bread) and corn
Tuesday
  B - Scrambled eggs & chorizo (check meat for dairy before cooking)
  L - Spaghetti
  D - Chicken & Rice  
Wednesday
  B -
  L - Leftovers
  D - Thursday
  B
  L - Sandwiches
  DFriday
  B
  L
  DSaturday
  B
  L
  DSunday
  B
  L
  D

10 June, 2010

All Smiles

Neither of these are really new... but they are if that makes any sense. 

Zavier's been giving us smiles for awhile now, but still pretty rare and I could never catch a picture. I finally did last night. I wish I'd caught the big huge grin he gave a few min before, but love this one too.



Got another this morning.. just a little smirk, but still cute.


He's also rolled onto his tummy before, but like I think I mentioned lol.. it took him a lot of work and time to do so. This morning he did it twice in a row fairly quickly. Just flipped right over :-D 

And Kalila peed in the potty this morning too! I've been doing like Grandpa said he did w/ us and taking her in with me and having her sit on her little one when I need to use the restroom. The past couple days she's loved it, but nothing. This morning... as soon as she sat down she yelled out that she needed to go and then did. We were/are so proud lol. Now to keep it up right? 

A few other pics... 

Loving on her brother


One of the kittens from outside lol. 



Baba w/ the kids