Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sweet Natalie...Growing So Fast

This morning Josh and I were eating breakfast and I had left Natalie back in her bedroom on the floor playing. Usually she won't stay in her room, well make that any room, by herself. She doesn't like to be alone. But we were almost done eating and she still hadn't started crying so I went back to check out what she was up to and sure enough she was being naughty!! She isn't even crawling yet, but she knows how to scoot herself around, and this is what I found...

Babies grow up way to fast. Natalie turned 6 months about a week ago and she has changed so much! She is turning into such a sweet little girl. She is so full of life and already has the cutest personality. She is so smiley and giggly all the time. It is fun to have her in our family!

Her and Josh are becoming good friends. Josh is sweet with her and will share his toys with her (for the most part) but there is one thing he isn't so good about sharing and that is his cup! She loves to drink out of his cup and he will let her have sips but he won't let her hold it which she LOVES to do. So I went out and got Natalie her own cup. Now that she is sitting up by herself Josh loves to sit right next to her. He is a good big brother!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bye Bye Paci!

I am finally rid of the blasted pacifier! I don't know what it is with those things, but to Josh it was like crack. He NEEDED that darn thing in his mouth at all times. He wouldn't even be sucking on it. It would just be sitting in his mouth or hanging half way out of his mouth but it HAD to be in his mouth! Anyways I got sick of him always freaking out when it wasn't in his mouth and he didn't know where it was so we went cold turkey...bye bye paci! Actually, the baby turtles at the zoo needed them so they took them!
We went to the zoo this past friday and had a great time! I really like the Cleveland Zoo. It puts the Idaho Falls Zoo to shame! But we loved the Idaho Falls Zoo while we were there. Josh was very fascinated with the bears at the zoo but his all time favorite this time were the turtles, which are actually in a section of the zoo that is open all year long called The Rainforest. He went nuts over the turtles and wanted to stand and watch them all day! It was a good thing we did the zoo first and then the rainforest because I don't think we would of got to the zoo had we done the rainforest first!
Anyways, I am so glad that we are done with this whole pacifier business. I swear we were keeping NUK in business with how many we were buying here towards the end. Josh would rip holes in them every other day it seemed like. Although we have rid our house of them, Josh has not forgot about them. Everyday he asks about his paci and then says baby turtle in the same sentence. So he knows that the baby turtle has his pacifiers. So yes, we are having withdrawals over here...but we are done! Next on the list is potty training...any ideas??

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fives about me!

Top 5 Movies

The Bourne Series
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Notebook
The Family Man

5 Things To Do Today Or Tomorrow

Go to the Cleveland Cavaliers Game!
Fold laundry (boooo...)
Make dinner
Give my kids baths
Get the mail

5 Things In My Purse

Burp Cloth
Teething Tablets

5 Goals

To be a good mom.
To learn how to be a great cook. (Mark always appreciates a great home cooked dinner...lets just say I'm working on it!)
To work out. (Being a junk food junkie + Having had 2 kids = Out of shape!)
To get caught up with my kids scrapbooks.
To make the most of each day and to find joy in the journey!

5 Random Things About Me

I always clean the kitchen before I start cooking.
I must have the beds made every morning before I can get anything else done.
I love reality televison shows.
The thing I miss most about pre-children life is laying out by the pool with a good magazine!
I always enjoy a nice crunchy pickle.