Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The kid who'll eat anything...

Its been so roasty toasty lately we decided to buy Marshall a kiddie pool to play in. Water, being outside, and being naked are basically his favorite things in the world so the pool is a winning combo.

Since we live by a pond we have a ton of baby frogs in our yard right now. Jerad thought it'd be hilarious to throw a couple in with the baby to see what he'd do. Apparently what he will do is catch one (how? those suckers are FAST!), squeeze it, then pop it in his mouth.

I just about lost my shit.

I may or may not have screamed, and ran in the house threatening to never come out until Jerad delt with it. Freakin sick.

Luckily no babies or frogs were harmed. But.... ewe.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Look who's walking now!

Thursday June 9th, Marshall woke up and decided he was ready to walk. He'd taken a few steps here and there before but was never confident enough to keep going. Well, he went from a few staggering steps to walking over 30 in a row. Crazy. Also so cute. He gets so proud of himself and claps. Adorbs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Mother's Day was very special this year. It was my second Mother's Day, last year Marshall was about 6 days old.

He looks a little different this year:)

All I wanted for a gift was to sleep in, and take it easy which happened. I also got surprised with breakfast in bed:

It was the day after Marshall's first birthday party, so we did a little bit of cleaning up and then went to the park. In the afternoon I took a nap, and then fell asleep on the couch while Jerad was making dinner. I had been So Ridiculously Tired lately that while Jerad was giving Marsh his nighttime bath I decided to take a pregnancy test... just for the heck of it.

And we all know how that turned out:

The positive line turned pink right away, before the control line even showed up. At first I just saw the one line and figured it was negative. Then I noticed it was on the wrong side to be a negative. Even though we hadn't been doing anything to prevent getting pregnant, and had already decided it was time for baby #2... it was still shocking.

Well, it was to me. Once again Jerad wasn't surprised and said he "had a feeling."

I was mostly relived that I had an excuse for being soooo tired! I had been planning on making an appointment with the Dr. to get some bloodwork done and figure out what was wrong with me. Being pregnant was a pleasant surprise and made for a very memorable Mother's Day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marshall turns one!!!

Happy birthday sweet baby!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Poop and progress

Seriously. "I'm tired." "We're busy." "I don't have time." My blogging (or lack thereof) excuses are like a broken record lately!

I really will buckle down and post some good updates... eventually:)

Jerad, Marshall and I got back from a 4 day mini-vacay in San Diego last night. We had a lot of fun!

I'm only telling you this next story because I'm mentioned before that we have never had any sort of poop accident around here. So after dinner and some play time I put on Marshall's nighttime diaper (nighttime = extra stuffing) and left him in his room to play for a bit. I decided to skip pj's because it was pretty warm in his room and thought he'd be more comfortable. Usually he plays with his books and toys for 30 minutes or so, then lays down on his bed and goes right to sleep. I fold laundry or clean the bathroom or do something close by so I can hear if he cries or calls out and go to him, but 98% of the time he plays quietly then goes right to sleep.

15 minutes went by and I'd finished folding laundry and could still hear him thumping around. Another 15 and the bathroom was clean and he was "singing." I checked my emails and facebook for another 20 and could still hear him awake and playing so I decided to go check it out.

I could tell as soon as I opened the door that something was amiss.

Marshall crawled away giggling as soon as I walked in. There was a big spot of something in the middle of his rug. I went over to smell it (how else could I tell what it was?) and Marshall took that as an invitation to rub his hand in it and then proceed to put his hand in his mouth.

Yup, totally poop.


He had some crazy post-vacation blowout and because his cloth diaper was so stuffed it wasn't tight enough around his thigs to contain it, and wasn't wearing pj's so it leaked on to the floor whereever he sat down.

Since I'm so mature, I yelled for Jerad and let him deal with cleaning the baby and the diaper. Somehow with the pets he because the one that delt with poo issues so it only seemed fitting. I cleaned the carpet which was a fun task since I had to go through about 8 boxes before I even found the carpet cleaner. Btw, yet another reason why wood floors are superior... you don't have to repeatedly scrub them to get them clean.

Anyways, after 14 months we finally had to deal with a "gross baby thing" so I thought I'd mention it.

After Marshall was back in bed, we decided it was about time to do a little decorating. Usually I am hanging curtains and pictures before even unpacking the clothes, so its been weird living in the new house for a MONTH and not having done anything yet. Where is that second trimester energy?

We finally moved our dresser upstairs, and hung pictures and lights in the master bedroom. Now it sort of looks like people live there! Seriously, besides Jerad's dad painting 2 of the bedrooms we haven't done a thing. Its hard because I don't want to hang pictures until we finish painting (did I ever mention that the house had 12 different colors inside when we bought it? Now we're down to 10). We don't want to paint until we re-texture the walls from the builder grade texture to more of a skip trowel style. We also are still figuring out which walls we want to beadboard or board and batton. Don't even get me started on the yards. We only want to pay cash for all the renovating, so we're taking it slowly.

It'll come together... eventually... its just frustrating in the meantime because it doesn't really feel like "our" house. Oh well, eventually it will right? I'm sure my body will refuse to go into labor again until we've checked off all of our "to-do" items which means we have 6 months to make some progress.

Friday, June 3, 2011

My new favorite picture

I guess he has a lot on his mind lately...