We didn't get much lounging time by the water, because James was constantly on the move! I took several more photos of James playing in the sand, walking chest-deep in the water, and crawling all around in the shallows.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Then, on Friday, our good friends (and James' godparents) Tom and Veronica came over to spend the evening watching James so we could enjoy a night away. It was the first time ever that I've spent away from James. Well, let me tell you, it was WONDERFUL! We didn't' go far, just dinner and a hotel close by. But, the "escape" was well worth it. We really enjoyed our free time together and were able to truly relax knowing that James was safe and in good hands. It felt like we were on vacation. And, did I mention that we BOTH got to sleep in? That's a first! Of course, by check out time, I was ready to come home to my darling baby. I love my hubby and all, but I really missed my little boy!
This was me last year on our anniversary and 8 months prego. Man, I was huge! What a difference a year makes!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, Keri had a party to celebrate her citizenship. She planned some great party games, including: Are you Smarter than a Canadian? All of the questions were about US history and our government (which she had to study up on to pass the admittance exam.) Sadly, I am NOT smarter than a Canadian when it comes to US history and our government. But, I digress.... James was a big fan of Keri's flag.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thursday, I finally found and purchased our new patio furniture for the pool/lanai area (after weeks and weeks of searching for the right set/right price!) It has been so nice to sit out by the pool in the evening, kick back with my feet up and enjoy a glass of wine. High.
Late Friday afternoon, Will goes into the garage to do some laundry (yes, I still make him do his own) and walked into a flood zone. Our water heater had kicked the bucket. So, after a phone call to our plumber and a trip to Home Depot for brand new water heater, plus the cost of having a plumber come out first thing saturday morning, we have 80 gallons of hot water at our disposal. Low.
On Saturday, mom stayed home with James so Will and I could go test drive new trucks for him. Will's old (and I mean OLD) truck has really taken a beating over the years and it was past time to be replaced. But, being the frugal one that he is, Will has been driving my old car to and from work and leaving the truck parked in our driveway. Finally, I'd had enough of three cars in the driveway and Will deserves a newer vehicle, so we went looking. He decided on a beautiful (can you call a truck beautiful?) 2008 Nissan Frontier and after getting the salesguy down to our price point, we drove it home later Saturday evening. High.
Poor Will had to say goodbye to his dear old (and I mean OLD!) truck. I snapped this picture as we were dropping it off at the dealership and he was taking few moments to say goodbye. I wanted to drop it off as quickly as possible, just so Will wouldn't come up with yet another reason to keep his truck! Yes, in his hands he is holding the original sticker sheet that was taped to the window when he bought it waayyyy back in 1993. Low (for Will, that is.) Mother's Day rolled around and it was very special to have my mom here with us. Even though the two of us butt heads at every discussion, I feel so lucky to have her in my life and she made my day very special. High.
We went out for a nice brunch, dropped the cars off at the dealership and spent the rest of the day in the pool. Will treated me to a day "off" from the regular mommy duties. He got up with James in the morning and let me sleep in, he changed all of the diapers, prepared all of the bottles, fed all of the meals, handled all of the naptimes and basically took care of James from sun up to sun down. He even cleaned up the entire kitchen after dinner while I just sat and watched some TV on the couch (that was nice!) High.
But, he forget to get me a Mother's Day card for my very first Mother's Day ever. (although I think I remember receiving cards from Misha, Abby and Bob on year's past, go figure!) Low.
All in all, it was a nice way to spend my very first Mother's Day. I'm so thankful to be James' mommy and I know he appreciates and loves me. That wide grin just says it all!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Poor baby is teething on everything! He can still eat like a champ, though! He hasn't been into drinking his formula lately. I'm lucky if I get 12 -15 ounces in him a day. But he does sip water or juice from a straw.
And, he is quite the mover and a shaker! All he wants to do is get down and move around! As you can see, he doesn't have much use for being held. He just wants to get down and crawl around. He is very brave when standing and is working on the no-handed balancing act. Yep, I'm afraid that we will have a walker in just a few short months!
Here is James with his Grandma Dianne (down for a visit). He is keeping her busy around the house and still won't slow down enough to let her hold him for very long. All Grandma wants to do is hug and cuddle, but that's not what Mr. Busy-body has in mind!All that shakin' and a movin' wears him out (and me!) Good thing he is still a good sleeper. Still 12 hours through the night with two naps during the day. However, since dear Grandma has been in town, his sleeping schedule has been off and he is much more demanding from the crib because he knows that dear Grandma will come to his rescue from the bad, no-good bedtime! Errrr!
No matter how much work it will cost me after she leaves to correct the bad sleeping habits, we still love Grandma.
Repeat after me: we still love Grandma, we still love Grandma, we still love Grandma......