Monday, January 28


Two of my boys are another year older! Jeff is having issues with being closer to 30, neither of us can believe that we are 28 this year! Jonathan, oh my baby! He will be six on Wednesday! SIX! I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone. Jo is maturing into quite the young man. Saturday, we took the family and a friend to a KU women's basketball game. It was great! They happened to be playing Texas A&M and so that was double fun! KU lost and so Jo was a little bummed, but he had a blast! Actually, all of us did. I fed Alex pretty quick after the game started and so we both got to enjoy most of it. It was unbelievable - Alex stayed awake for the entire time (except, his eyes finally closed with about 2 minutes left in the game)! At one time, I was holding him close to me. He had been fussing a little bit, I thought he was getting tired, so I took him from A, and held him close and was trying to get him to calm down and dose off to sleep. He just wouldn't though, and then Jeff said, "Sendy, maybe he wants to watch the game." I was thinking, sure, he wants to watch the game. Jeff, he's 2 months old! But I tried it anyway. I couldn't believe it, as soon as I turned him around, he calmed down and we both noticed that he started following where the teams were with the ball. It was hillarious! I handed him over to Jeff so he could watch the game with one of his boys. Meanwhile, Jonathan was watching the game with A. Watching him enjoy the game was entertaining enough for me! He was just as loud as the friends we had in college when we would go to games. He was getting into it with all the other fans and when the guy cheerleaders would yell in their megaphones, he would chant right along with them. It was great! It seemed like A was having a great time too, I'm so glad that she was able to come along, Jo really liked having her there with us. Adie had a fun time as well, but when I left to go feed Alex, she had some separation anxiety. But as soon as we got her some popcorn and water, she settled in to enjoy the game again. She bounced around with Jo some. During the last half at one of the longer time-outs, we ended up on the screen! I didn't see it until right before they moved to someone else, but I'm glad they caught the kids up there. Jo was moving his hands playing along with the band (you really have to see it to get what I'm saying - he moves his hands like he's playing an instrument), Adie was jumping up and down, and little Alex was sitting on Jeff's knee wiggling. It really was cute. I hope I never forget that night!
Tomorrow night, we are going to sing the birthday song to both boys (Wednesdays are too hectic) and then give Jo his birthday present. We've had it for a while and I'm so excited that we finally get to give it to him! I can't wait to see his face when he sees his very first guitar! Santa gave him a keyboard and he's really had a lot of fun with it. He is so musical, I'm glad that we've been able to find some nice, affordable instruments for him! I think that he would like to have a nice collection of several instruments! (He sounds like my dad - I'll have to tell that story another time ha!)
Well, I think I've run out of time. I thought I'd get on and type as fast as I could before Alex wakes up to eat, again! And I think I hear him now.

Well, hope you are all having a nice 2008 so far!

Friday, January 11

Crazy city driving!

Thank you all for the sweet comments on Alex's pictures! He is getting bigger and I cannot wait until we go in for his next check-up on the 24th this month. It will be cool to see how much he weighs!

Got on to check movie times. We haven't taken the family out in a while and so we are going to go check out the Veggie Tales movie. Sounds like a cute one. ;)

Earlier today Adie, Alex, and I went to get some needed items down in KC. Jeff said that I should blog what happened. ... I had to take I-70 to get there (not an interstate that I like to take). Getting close to the down-town area, I came upon a pretty slow car, so after checking all my spots to make sure it was safe to pass, I proceeded to get into the passing lane. Getting nearly into the lane fully, I glanced in the rear-view again and someone was switching lanes and going super fast. I was already there and couldn't switch so I had to gas it (and could tell that the one behind us was putting on his brakes). As soon as I could get back into the other lane, this person passed and I then realized that it was time to get in the lane for my exit coming up soon (a mile or two). Just as I got into that lane, I saw some construction arrows (there were no warnings of this what-so-ever) and some men running in the lanes! As I drove by, it was clear that they were patching up a hole. There were about 15 cars in the group I was driving in and those men running in and out of the lanes nearly caused a wreck! I could tell that no one really expected to see what we did. Luckily we were all watching, but it sure would have been nice to have a warning of some kind before we got right up to them, and it would have kept them safer! So, moral of the story - be careful driving in big cities! You never know when you'll see people doing crazy things on the interstates!

Saturday, January 5

Good morning!

Right now, it is 7:06 A.M. and I'm sitting here watching the news (something very rare anymore). Alex woke us up at 4:30 and he ate for about 45 minutes. Jeff spent some time with him and then took him back up to bed. Jeff has gone back to sleep and all the children are off in dreamland! Meanwhile, I spent some time doing the laundry. Yesterday, I discovered several clothes for Jo and Adie that I had forgotten about. They both have some hand-me-downs that seem brand new! It was like Christmas for me to open up that box and find all these wonderful winter clothes and Adie was excited about it all too! There is a purple sparkly shirt that she can't wait to wear. She didn't want to go to bed without it! I've got that in the dryer right now, it should be dry soon. There were a couple pairs of jeans for Jo and lots of long sleve shirts - that was so nice to find because he is really growing right now. We've been noticing that his pants are becoming high-waters! And he got a "new" pair of shoes (looked brand new) which I discovered was completely necessary. I had him try them on and that is when I found that his shoes we got this fall for school are completely torn up! He hasn't gone through shoes that fast before and I never thought to check them out and he hadn't been complaining about them. I felt so bad and I told him that he should tell me if his shoes are getting torn up so that I can take care of him. He then said, "Mommy, you do take care of me!" What a guy, so sweet. While doing all of that, I filled up two large trash bags with clothes that we need to pass on to someone and I know that today (given the time) I will fill up at least one more, maybe two! Alex is already growing out of things too. He sure is a big boy!
It is hard to believe that we've already hit 7 weeks! I have to keep thinking about it, to really catch on to how old he is. At one month, he was 9 lbs 5 oz. I can't wait to see how much he weighs at 2 months. I'm thinking probably 11 pounds for sure. He's got chubby cheeks, and three rolls on this thighs! He is beginning to loose his hair, I see strands of it all over the place. The first few weeks were a little tough with getting him off to sleep for naps and night time, but things are awesome now! He cries for just a few minutes at first but he soon drifts off for about an hour each time (and is still sleeping through the night - woohoo!)! His systems are working incredibly well, so many diapers a day! He definitely has some of the same mannerisms as his big bro. He seems just as serious as Jo did as a baby, but he is definitely more relaxed. He started talking to me yesterday and it is so cute! He is very quiet though. He just listens to everything going on. Sometimes, it seems as though he's laughing already. His smiles are huge and so cute. I actually caught one on camera that I need to upload. I'll run down stairs and get that done here in a little bit (if no one wakes up). Something that has really taken Jeff and me by surprise, refuses to take a binki. Only a couple of times has he decided to let one enter his mouth and calm down. Most of the time, he gets more mad and pushes it out with his tongue. I've heard people say that their baby refused the binki but I've never seen it - until now. That will be kind of nice, something we won't really have to think about taking away!
Well, I've been on for about 20 minutes. Precious minutes are flying by. I should get downstairs and switch over the laundry and try to upload that picture. Then, I need to rush and take a shower!
Hopefully soon I can begin to read all of your blogs! We sure hope you are all enjoying a great start to the new year!

Oh, I have yet to get a great shot of all the kids to send to everyone. I hope to find the time soon to get something sent out to the family and all our friends. I had planned on getting something out before Christmas, but I didn't even think about how much of my time would disappear! Now, it's coming back (extremely slowly), and I'll be able to get that done soon.

Until next time...
Love to you all!

Well, it is now mid-day and I am finally able to come down stairs and upload the pictures! Here is the one of Alex smiling so good. And after looking through all the pics, I think I found one that we will be able to send to everyone without spending so much $$ at the studio! Enjoy the smiles!
I like to call him Alexsmile!