Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Pintest.  It's kind of become an addiction. It's a silly website where you go and see everyone elses interests and get ideas for things.  Very helpful for first-time-mommy-Jessi who is always intersted in new activities for Josiah.  Also great for ideas for those of us who are house hunting and hoping to be able to decorate sometime soon.  So here are a few of my latest creations, thanks to those mamas on Pinterest who are creative. 

The first one is glo-sticks.  I mean, that should be obvious, who doesn't love a glo stick?  Josiah is LOCO for them.  I got a few and took him to the dark bedroom and he was laughing so hard.  His favorite was when I put it above my lip like a moustache...yay for mommy making being the superstar!!  So then (pinterst idea) I put them into balloons and blew them up and went back into the dark room. Balloons+glo stick+10 month old =endless fun!

So then, as you previously read about Josiah's awesome sleeping patterns, the middle creation fit perfectly for us.  I work night shift so have issues sleeping sometimes, but Josiah is truly my favorite reason for losing sleep.  He's also my favorite nap buddy which makes the lack of sleep better.

And the last is kind of like a spy bottle.  It's just an old spice bottle filled with jewels, fluffy stuff, and glitter, then water.  Easy-shmeezy and great for the car.  Also serves as a wonderful teether.  Not that Josiah has any teeth to think of!

Baby days

I knew having a baby would be good, but I didn't know it would be THIS good.  Josiah is a dream baby, I mean, I don't want to brag, but he is the BEST!  Okay, apart from the fact that he still can't sleep a whole night through, is a picky eater, and doesn't like being in the car seat, this kid is so easy and fun.  He has recently started dancing, and dancing all the time.  I picked him up from his crib this morning, got a little hug, and immediately the dancing started in my arms.  I've given up hope that he will sleep through the night.  For us though, that is normal, the way it's always been, so I guess it doesn't matter.  He goes through spells where he'll sleep really well, then he'll learn a new trick  like rolling over or sitting up from laying down or pulling himself to a stand and we are lost again.  I try and take it all in stride though, repeat to myself "this too, shall pass" as I get up at 3 a.m. and enjoy the extra time with him :). 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Nothing better on a hot summer day than to play in the sprinkler with cousins and go for a ride in his car!

Old friends

We had a mini mama reunion the other day when Bridget was home. It has been years since I've seen some of these girls and now we're all "grown up" and have kids. Trying to get a group photo proved a little difficult with so many little ones, but we managed one in the end!

Blue Lake Park fun

We went to Blue Lake Park and were surprised by a water park! Josiah LOVES, loves, loves water so it was a fantastic day for him! He also loves his car and rode all over the park, including through the fountains. He got nice and wet but loved every minute of it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

So my computer broke a few months smoked and burned to be more exact. Thankfully the nice computer man was able to get my important things off of it, but it is now happier in laptop heaven. That meant bad things for me in the blogging world. You see, I like to blog with my legs kicked up, sitting on the couch or bed, just kind of writing and posting. With two desktop computers in the house, that proved to be a problem. Not only can one computer not post pictures, the other one is a bit slower than I'd like and my patience often ran short. Hence, no blogging.

But I am happy to say that I and our new laptop are back in the blogging world. I have missed it in a weird sort of much as you can miss a blog I guess. But I love writing, I love pictures, and to it is a great way to share both.

My days are mostly filled with Josiah, sleeping, and working. Josiah is a dream baby. He is the love of my loves and fills my heart so greatly. I have some favorite times with him, like when he wakes up at 6:15 and lays on my chest while we watch a bit of Baby Einstein while the rest of the house sleeps. Or when we rub noses. Or he chews on my chin (he's still without teeth!). But one of my most favorites is when he just falls asleep so calmly and peacefully before a nap or at bedtime after nursing. I know, lots of people say it's a bad habit, but it's one I can't break myself of. I love napping with him...he comes and naps with me when I am sleeping after a night shift. I love it all, even the hard stuff because after all...what is there not to love??