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Thursday, July 28, 2011


Does anybody else realize that summer is almost 2/3rds over?! I cannot believe how fast this summer has gone. Before we know it, it’ll be fall.

My little man has kept us on our toes lately. He’s developed quite the persistent personality, convinced that anything he wants will be given if he only says “Peas” first. Trips to Target are getting harder and harder especially down the 1$ isle. Target trips may have to go on my list of things to do when I am alone.

Ben has become more and more of a night owl, often not going to sleep til after 10pm. He’ll lay in his bed, often times for hours, singing and playing until he falls asleep. There are times in which I am out before he is! He insists on sleeping in his truck socks even when it’s cooled down to just 85. Ryan claims he gets his stubbornness from me but I won’t hear anything of it. All bad traits are deferred to Ryan, ha!

He jumps off everything even the highest platform at Gymboree. My bets are next summer, we’ll have a broken arm.


Ben taking a flying leap from his toy slide.

This week in playgroup we painted plates and tiles which was really fun. Within the last couple months our playgroup has almost doubled with new babies being born. It’s fun because I get my baby fix then go home to have a glass of wine and sleep through the night.



Do you see the cars next to Ben on the table? We don’t go ANYWHERE without them and I even have an “emergency car stash” in my purse. Ben is a little boy, through and through!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Expanding Vocabulary

Ben is talking more and more everyday. I’m so glad we didn’t go ahead with ST! It would have been just one more thing for us to add into our schedule and I’m glad we decided to give him extra time.

Ben is probably up to 20+ words these days. Some words he’ll just say out of the blue and Ryan and I will look at each other and say, “did he just say ____?” The other day, we were walking around down town and stopped in front of a store window. There was a cake on display and Ben pointed to the cake and said, “cake.” Now, I have no idea where he learned the word cake! I’m not usually a baker, especially not during the summer months, and when I do bake it’s a cake-from-a-box. I am no competition for Martha Stewart. I had hoped to be one of those mom’s that had fresh cookies waiting for her kids when they came home from school every day but as it goes, Ryan and I would eat them before the kids got home, ha!

I have finally graduated from “Mom” to “Mommy” and it warms my heart to hear him say it- except at 3 o’clock in the morning. Ryan is still holding steady with “Dad”, Sailor (our cat) is still “meow”, and every time we see a train it’s “boose” (caboose). I hope ben will continue to add more and more words until he’s speaking full sentences. We’ll just see!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday night

I can’t think of a more creative header so I typed the only thing that came to mind Smile

I haven’t been in the blogging mood because I’m sure some of you figured out that Jamie had baby Peyton, Thursday morning. The same Jamie that I went to Minnesota with and was only 35 weeks along. Peyton had meconium ileus issues due to her CF and had to be born early. I have to say, not only is Peyton gorgeous but a fighter. The road ahead won’t be easy but it will get better in time.

Ben went through the exact same thing when he was born. At 36-hours-old he also had MI surgery, so I have a *bit* of an idea of what Jamie is going through. It isn’t easy but it will get better.

Now, on to the good news! Ben’s second culture (2 of 3) came back CLEAR of pseudomonas! That means we don’t need to start Cayston again this month! Woohoo! While, I am thankful that it appears the drug helped rid Ben’s lungs of the nasty little bacteria, I am SO thankful we don’t have to go back to 3 treatments a day. Just one more clear culture to say we kicked Mr. Pseudo to the curb!

I will get better with blogging again, I swear! For now I leave you with a picture of our little man who is sitting on top of his favorite car- a jeep! He calls them out when he says them, every time. I’m getting used to hearing “Jeep!” when driving and realizing that he picked out a jeep two streets away!


Monday, July 11, 2011


I’m going to do a quick post because I am exhausted but I just had to say, I had a BLAST in Minnesota with Jen and Jamie. I was nervous before I left but never once did I feel uncomfortable or anxious. Jen’s family was extremely welcoming and I was so excited to finally meet her and Gavin.

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Jen, me and Jamie

My days were full and crazy but extremely fun.

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I will post more later. Right now, I’m enjoying my time back with my little man!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hello and goodbye

I realized I have to do a fourth of July post today because I leave for Minnesota tomorrow!

That’s right, after a year of planning, I’m heading out for Jen’s wedding tomorrow! I’m so looking forward to seeing her but am anxious about leaving Ben for 3 1/2 days, the longest I’ve ever been away from him! I have no doubt my days will be filled and it’ll go by fast.

We had a fun fourth of July this year, the best one in the last couple years. Ryan’s grandma lives out in Rancho Murieta (a small community in the middle of nowhere) and every year they do “big” fireworks, so we headed out there late afternoon.

Since the weather has been scorching lately (low 100’s) we decided to bring Ben’s pool.

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He put of quite the show if you can’t tell from the photos

He loved playing in it and it helped keep everyone cool. Then we went on Ryan’s grandmas golf cart around the community.

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It was all fun and games until the golf cart died! We had a sweaty walk back- not fun!

Overall we had such a blast and we so proud of Ben who was still going strong at 10:30 pm! He was on a firework high!

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