Monday, September 29, 2008

scary

Heart attack of my life.


So I was letting Olivia play on the floor in her room. Her new favorite game is emptying baskets, and basically making messes. So she was enjoying that in her room, while I was doing dishes in the kitchen. I went and checked on her every 5 or 10 minutes or so. Each time I found her still happily taking everything out of her little toy basket. Until the last time I went to check. I peaked in the room and she wasn't there! Now, she has been crawling around to get to things that she can see, but I've never seen her actually leave a room and start exploring. Anyway, I searched her room, under the crib, etc. She was def no where in her room. So the next closest room is ours. I looked in there quick, figuring she'd just be in the doorway or something, I mean how far could she get in 5 minutes? So then I go down the hall to the next bedroom and I don't see her in there either. At this point I'm actually crying, and my heart is beating a million miles an hour. I go back into my room to search more thoroughly. Sure enough, there is she under the bed playing with who knows what. I guess that's the end of low supervision play for her.




Sheesh. I'm not ready for this.

(Just a cute picture of dinner time. Sometimes I let Olivia feed herself, which I'm pretty impressed how much does actually end up in her mouth... although it's minor compared to what ends up everywhere else!)


Friday, September 19, 2008

Mini Golf

We went and played mini-golf with Aaron's mom and brothers today. It was fun, I didn't do the worst, tied for second to the worst. Aaron of course won, followed closely by his momma. Anyway here are some cute pictures:





Thursday, September 18, 2008

Now Usually I don't do this...

I use this blog to keep my family updated on Olivia, and what's going on in our life. I stay away from things like politics and issues... but some things have been driving me so crazy that I have read on other blogs and things I've heard in mainstream media that I decided to start my own political blog. I have no idea how often I'll update it, but there's one thing I just need to blog about now. So if you want to read that side of me... feel free to check out my new blog choosetheright.wordpress.com.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

okay okay some pictures






(I didn't realize how cluttered my counters are until I looked at this picture! lol... )


Here are just a few pictures of the house. I really didn't want to take any pictures until it was all the way I wanted it, but I thought it'd be fun to have some before pictures I guess. The pool is also now swimable, so it's time for a get-together! Also, not pictured are two bathrooms, and three bedrooms.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Overwhelmed.

Okay a quick update:

Lake of the Ozarks was amazing. So grateful for my mom coming to watch O. She did amazing, of course. Took the bottle no problem, and even slept from 8-5 most all nights! She still doesn't do that for me. But we're working on that. We had a lot of fun on jet skies, boats, and SLEEPING! :-) Great food, as well.

In other news... we're getting settled in our house. There is just so much to do. We had the pool taken care of today. Monday we'll get the light fixtures in. (All thanks to the Dent family actually, lol). Painting is underway... sort of. There are still quite a few boxes to unpack and some furniture to move. We need to do lots of landscaping work. It's just overwhelming. I keep telling myself, one thing at a time. One thing at a time. And we'll get there, eventually.

So that's where we're at. I don't expect I'll be blogging much until we're at least half way done with making this place home.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Once again from the airport...

So Aaron and I are back at our home away from home, the Phoenix Skyharbor Airport. This time we're heading to Lake of the Ozarks Four Seasons Resort, ALL BY OURSELVES! I am totally shrieking out (to quote my new fav blog seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com). My mom flew out last night and will stay with Olivia all weekend. Olivia took a bottle okay for me the other day, and Aaron got her to sleep on Tuesday night, so I'm sure she'll be fine. I guess I just feel guilty for leaving her. There's another couple who also won the trip and are in the airport also, WITH THEIR BABY! I guess I just feel like not as good of a mom as her now. Silly, huh? I just keep telling myself it's okay, and I'm being a good mom by spending this time with my husband and recharging my batteries. But gosh I miss that little face so much already.

Oh and the house is great. A little stressful, but great. Pictures will be posted soon.