Thursday, July 31, 2008

My parents kidnapped my son!....well not really

As you know, Noah is up in Canada. He has been there a looooooooooonggg time!! It has been almost a month and I am sure by the time I see him he will be shaving and driving a car--well I exaggerate a little, but you know what I mean. They (dad and noah) should be back by now, but I decided to take some vacation and go to the Fall Fair back home and it didnt make sense to have dad waste the gas to come back and then go back to Canada again in 2 more weeks. So despite missing my little guy like crazy, I decided to let my parents keep him 2 more weeks until I could go pick him up.

In Noah's absence we have been doing a little bit around the house. MJ finally replaced the brown laminate counter top with a pretty nice used one. We replaced the sink and the faucets. This past week I have been priming and painting the bathroom a mossy green color. The last things we need to do is replace the toilet, lay down the new linoleum and put up a surround for the shower. I'm sure it will look really nice when its done.

House hunting: So far, we have found "the one", but the next day when we called to put an offer was sold. We have found some close seconds and are looking at more tonight. I just wish that we could find the right house soon. I hate the in between stuff. I just want to get some renters in our property and us to find a house. Cross your fingers for us.

My birthday was last week. The big 25. I don't feel any older but I do have to say it was a pretty good birthday. MJ really made an effort this year despite not having a lot of money to do it. He bought me some 2 fluffy white shower towels, and 2 matching hand towels, and he had the girls make me a card, and then we had Jim over for a BBQ...and the best part was that I was a little disappointed that I didn' pick up a cake and then up walks MJ with my favorite--DQ Ice Cream Cake.

MJ's birthday is 5 days before me. He is so hard to do anything nice for. It's like he gets all embarrassed that we want to celebrate his birthday. I bought a card for him and had the girls sign it and then I bought him some "Rainbow colored socks--but for boys". I had asked the girls what they wanted to get daddy for his birthday earlier in the week and Abigail says she wanted the rainbow colored socks. So off I went to Target. I found some black dress socks with colored squares on them--rainbow colored socks for boys. LOL The girls were so excited to give it to him.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ice Cream

Tonight was a good night. It was warm today but not too hot...but I wasnt particularly keen on heating up the house making supper. So we decided to take the kids out to McDonalds for supper and then we were going to go out for ice cream (me and MJ had coupons for birthday ice cream).

So off we went to Mickey D's, we ate, the kids played and then we hit the grocery store before going for ice cream.

Fast forward to ice cream. I had my usual and MJ picked one of his favorites, and of course the girls chose blue ice cream. As we were driving home from ice cream, Kendra said, "it smells like ice cream in here". Abigail puts in her two cents and said "No, it smells like Triina".

LOL. I think now I figured out why MJ loves me and keeps me around. I smell like ice cream :-)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Week of Bliss?

Last Thursday dad took Noah up north to Canada. I suppose this is where I am supposed to jump up and down and revel at the quietness of being home alone with just me and michael...but the house seems empty. I miss coming home to him running to the top of the stairs to wait for me to give him hugs and kisses. I love those after work cuddles.

Granted, I do appreciate the "freedom" but I miss my little guy like crazy. Hopefully Nana and Papa are taking lots of pictures and hopefully he doesnt grow up too much in the meantime.

We did have a nice weekend though. We relaxed most of Saturday and finished cleaning up the branch that crashed in our back yard. Sunday was a little more of the same. Michael let me sleep in and he went to church, then later he changed the oil in the vehicles and I started to work on cleaning the shattered glass out of the deck from when our picnic table shattered during the storm. Later that evening I watched a movie I had taped the night before and then we went for a walk. That sums up the weekend.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Well, Noah is way over 1 now. He was 24 pounds on last check up and is right on the 50th percentile for everything. Noah is growing so quickly. By the week of his birthday he was taking his first steps. Now you cant get him to sit still for anything.

Noah is a cuddler. He will for no reason come up and hug you, or pat your back. I am teaching him how to kiss and it is soo sweet.

Teething wise things are going good. He doesnt get too fussy and is wonderful compared to other horror stories I have heard.

He is a good eater and loves fruit and veggies--which makes his momma proud.

He is a talker, although most of the times it is incoherent. He will babble like what he is saying is the most normal thing in the world.

He loves his pool!! He loves any type of water and will spend hours splashing around.

Other things going on with us:
I am finally done with school now and am finally a paralegal.
I have a good job in the insurance defense field and it is pretty interesting.
MJ is doing well in his job and work is steady for him.
We are working on moving up to the Northern Suburbs to be closer to the girls' house so that we will be able to push to get our original parenting time back.