Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sneak Peek

Feb. 25, 2008

Today we saw our baby for the first time, it was awesome.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Feb 25, 2008

This morning before Cory went to work he played with Caleb on our bed.  Caleb laughed so much and was so happy Cory played with Caleb a little longer than he meant to and left for work late.  Oh well, it's tax season.  Sometimes you just have to be a little late in order to see your family.  Later on Caleb and I made blueberry muffins.  They turned out pretty good, but Caleb didn't want to try them.  I think the blueberries looked a little weird.  His favorite part when it comes to making things with Mommy is eating the flour.  He likes the batter too, but the plain flour is his favorite.

It's not as much fun on the paper

Feb 15, 2008

Caleb really wanted to paint this morning, and who am I to deny him? But he forget to mention that he wanted to paint himself and not so much the paper laid before him. After putting the paint on his hands he rubbed them together and put it in his hair. Needless to say bath time followed painting time.

Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2008

To celebrate Valentine's Day Cory and I would usually go out the night before to avoid the crowds. This year we did something different. We didn't want to go out, we wanted to stay in. Cory brought home Red Pepper (yummy) and we just ate dinner together after we put Caleb to bed and then we watched a movie - Sleepless in Seatle.
For gifts, Cory bought me this beautiful Willow Tree figurine, (I cried) and I gave Cory this bed that I refinished.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hang Ten, minus the toes

Feb 8, 2008

Today Caleb figured out how to hang from his bedroom doorknobs... how resourceful!

7 weeks

Feb. 1, 2008

I am officially 7 weeks today.  And boy am I showing or what?  When I was pregnant with Caleb I didn't show until I was 4 months, maybe even a little farther.  But with number two (at least to me) it looks like the secrets out.  What a blessing it is to be pregnant; what a miracle.

Jan. 31, 2008

Cory opted to "not sit" and read TIME magazine as we waited for Dr. Walker to give us the green light to go into the ultrasound room. We saw our baby for the first time today. Well, it didn't really look like a baby to us, but I am only seven weeks.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Battle Scar

Jan. 19, 2008

Last night Caleb had his first "accident."
Every time I go to Caleb's Dr. for shots or an appointment I made, the nurses ask with out fail whether Caleb has had an "accident." I always say "no." with a tinge of pride, like this fact somehow earns me the title of Awesome Good Mommy. Well, now I have to say "Yes, he has had an accident."
Caleb was playing in the entry way of my parents house with their Chocolate Lab. The best way to describe Dutchess is a "Bull in a China closet." She is really sweet and very obedient but she doesn't know her own strength especially when she's excited. Caleb would lay on Dutchess for a few seconds and then get up and run around laughing and then come back to repeat the same thing over and over. Cory stood over the two of them to make sure Caleb didn't get hurt. Well, the dog jumped up as Caleb lay on her and Caleb fell back into an antique table in the entry way and split the back of his head open. At first we just thought he got hurt but soon the blood was visible and we knew it was more serious than a bump. My mom is a nurse (thank goodness we were at her house) and she examined him and said she thought he needed at least two stitches maybe three. Then as were about to go to the ER to wait forever to be seen, my dad said why don't we just put super glue in it. I thought he was joking and so did Cory. But he wasn't. then my mom said that when she worked in the ER surgeons often used super glue to minimize scaring. Cory and I decided well, okay. Super glue it is. Caleb was a champ patient, my mom was in charge of the super glue part, my dad provided light and his professional opinion during the procedure and Cory and I kept Caleb distracted with popcorn and marshmallows. It was a success!

Bedtime Tradtion

Jan. 17, 2008

When Cory was growing up he loved this story read to him before bed. As he grew older he then read it to his sisters Alison and Sara before they went to bed. The book in the picture is the very same book his mom turned the pages and read the words to Cory when he was Caleb's age. And the very same book Cory read to Alison and Sara. Now at Caleb's bedtime Cory reads it to Caleb and the tradition continues.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Spring Cleaning came early

Jan.  11, 2008

Spring Cleaning came early for us this year, due entirely to my motivated husband.  He wanted to put the car IN the garage, what a novel idea!  So Saturday morning was spent organizing the garage into two piles, "Goodwill" and "Keep" After the garage was put back to together Cory took the Goodwill pile (dramatic music plays in the background) to Goodwill.  Wow.  

By the way the spring on our Garage door ended up breaking and so the Car is still not in the garage.  But at least it could be.

Sunshine on my shoulders...

Jan 9, 2008

Today was the first sunny day in a long time so Caleb and I went outside to enjoy it.  We went to the park that is just across the street from our house and even took our jackets off!  Caleb and I got a close look at a bee warming itself in the sun.  Caleb was fascinated with the insect and wanted to touch it but after Mommy stopped his several attempts he settled for a close look instead.  
Personal Story - one day while I was in Jr. High helping my dad with the yard work several bees came near us (which happened to be where some intoxicatingly sweet flowers were also).  I batted  at them and said in disgust, "I hate BEES!"  My Dad then said, "You may not like them but you must respect them, because of the purpose they serve and the power they have."  I later found out that my Dad was allergic to bees so for him the power they possessed was much greater over him then it would ever be for me.  For me it would only hurt.  For my Dad he could get really sick, maybe even die.   I want to teach these kinds of ideals to Caleb.


Jan 5 2008

Cory took his first part  of the CPA exam today and while he was testing my Mom, Caleb and I walked down the San Fransisco Steep Palm Street and went to the Farmer's market (which just happens to be one of my most favorite things to do).  We bought some delicious bread and some strawberries. The strawberries were a big hit with Caleb.  Then we just kept on walking and ended up at the ocean.  It had rained 5 inches the night before and the water covered the beach and lapped at the stairs that lead down to the beach from the pier.  It was an awesome sight.