Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

I am having the BEST Mother's Day. Austin got up with Kai when she woke up in the morning, so I could sleep in and he made me breakfast in bed and told me to stay in the bedroom until he said I could come downstairs. Then Tyler came and got me and said I could come down now and I saw my presents! We have been paying layaway on some VERY nice pots and pans from Kitchen Kraft for 2 years now and finally paid them off and Austin had them waiting for me to open. I love them and I will love cooking in them for my family. I also got the most adorable apron from my mother-in-law (Christie), and Tyler and Kai got matching aprons as well. They are so cute and Tyler's loves to help me cook, so it's just perfect. I also got a jogging stroller (which I have had for a couple weeks now, I could not wait to open that), and I have been jogging every day with the girls. They love to ride in it and its a GREAT workout for me. It's amazing how small my girls are, but pushing them up a hill in that jogger while running is a good burn to buttocks! I used to go jogging at night after they when to bed, so its great for me to go during the day with them and we usually jog to the park and while the girls play I do pull ups on the monkey bars and dips off the bench, and I stretch (people do look at me funny).

So, I have to say its been a great day so far and it's still early. I can't wait to use my new and anxiously awaited pots and pans and apron.

I also have to give a shout out to MY mom because she is just absolutely the BEST mom in the world! I have learned so much from her and she has been the best example for a great mom. I love you Mom and Happy Mother's Day! I am also so lucky to have 3 great Mother-in-laws that have been so wonderful to me and I am grateful for their examples and everything they do for me as well!!

Happy Mother's Day to ALL you Mom's!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Painting..... Before and After

Ok, were finally in the painting stage of our construction project and I took before and after pic's. I was so scared with the colors I chose, but after looking at it for a long time, I think I am happy with it. And tomorrow we get carpet, Yea! It's been so much work and it still seems like there is so much work to be done, but it's slowly coming together. I can't wait for the carpet tomorrow so we can have a movie night on the big projector screen (BTW, its a great media room), and Austin is creating a slide off the edge for the girls and is still working on Tyler's little cubby space. So, its all coming together nicely.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Funny Story!

I have to start by saying that Kai is being a terrible sleeper at night for some reason right now and has been over this last couple weeks. She wakes up at night and just screams soooo loud until I go in her room and all she wants me to do is lay her back down and cover her, then she goes right back to sleep for a little while then does it again. She usually does this 2 to 3 times at night, just enough to be really annoying right after I get back to sleep. So, last night I decided that I have had enough and I was going to just let her cry all night if she had to, I was NOT going in her room and she has to learn to not wake up anymore. So, I turned off the baby monitor and let her scream, and boy did she scream, and for a long time, but eventually she did stop and go back to sleep . Then this morning as Austin was doing his morning routine of tucking his girls into bed and making sure they are covered and ok before he goes to work, he noticed something funny in Kai's crib. So, he came and woke me up and said, "why is Kai's crib filled with stuffed animals and why are you giving her stuffed animals in the night"?. I started laughing and said, you think I did that? Yup, sure enough there was Tyler's chair by her crib and she had gotten up at night when Kai was crying and tried to help her by giving her stuffed animals. When I asked Tyler about it this morning, she said " Kai was just crying, crying, crying, so I tried to make her happy" Oh my... even though this is so funny, I thought it was so sweet of Tyler to try and help her sister in the night, she never even came into our room, she tried to do it by herself. So, I had to take pic's so I could remember this time... you can see Tyler's chair in the 2nd pic by her crib.