Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Jordan, Mommy & Daddy
Walking with his Missie
As we drove off, just a little down the street, we looked back and he was out! He had such a big day and he was such a big boy...I am very proud of how well he did.
Here's a picture of my cute little tiger out trick or treating today! I can't wait to carve his pumpkin and take him out on Halloween.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
This year at the State Fair was no exception. Besides being crowded, we all had such a great time. Jordan LOVED the animals, the sounds, smells, the colors, etc of the fair. He was such a good boy and enjoyed every minute of it.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Of course he had to get a picture with his George.
So my little guy really is a big ham. Today he came and pulled me into the kitchen, he had his chair set up with George on it and told me "cheeese". Then he sat down and smiled and waited for me to get the camera and take the picture.
Don't mind the crazy bed head hair and pajamas...we hadn't gotten ready yet for the day:)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
We had our 20 week ( I am actually 22 weeks) doctor appointment and ultra sound. Everything is looks good and she is still a girl. They measured everything and she comes in at about 16 oz. She has all of her limbs, her heart looks good, her spine looks great and so does everything else they checked. They couldn't get a well enough look to rule out cleft lip, but as far as the ultra sound lady could tell, she looks fine. So I have to go in for another ultra sound next month. Which I don't mind. I really love having ultra sounds and seeing my sweet baby girl move. She definitely is more of a mover than I remember Jordan being at this stage of the pregnancy. I absolutely love feeling her move! I need to figure out how to scan pictures on to the computer so I can show off her cute ultra sound pics. My next appointment is on August 31st, and I can't wait.
Also my little boy is now 2! I really can't believe how fast time goes by. I have gotten teary-eyed the past few days with my little guy growing up...not quite sure if it is just because I am an emotional person to begin with, if it is the mom in me, or the pregnant hormones....or maybe a little bit of all three! I am really excited to experience the next mile stone to age three with him now (it also helps that I will have a new baby girl to take place as being my newborn and baby). He has been so much fun up to now, and continues to be such a sweet and fun boy. I will have to also post pics and more detail of his special day.
Also, Glen and I have decided to go back to school this fall. It has been such a stress and hassle getting everything figured out. Both Glen and I in the past have made some bad decisions with school. Which now is coming back to haunt us in getting our financial aid and school loans. Fortunately, they have decided to give me another chance and grant me financial aid. Which is great and not so great. I was only planning on taking one online class this semester. I will be 6 months pregnant starting school and be due the week of finals. Not sure if I'm up to it, but I will have to be. I have to have at least 2 classes (6 credit hours) to be eligible for student loans and financial aid. Now I will be doing one online course, and one course at the U. I'm not excited to have to walk the hills in the cold 9 months pregnant, but that is what is going to have to be since they don't offer all the courses I need to take online. Unfortunately, Glen was not granted the financial aid we needed, making it even more important that I do school so he can also do school. We can't afford to do school on our own, so this is our only choice. One good thing is that his boss is being great to work with. He is going to cut back hours at work so he can do school, and still be able to keep insurance....which is wonderful and a must for us right now! I am also going to have to check with my professors and make sure they will work with me in case I go into labor early or during finals. Hopefully all will work out.
I am also wondering if I can get any advice. I am a little nervous doing school so far along in pregnancy and having finals at the time of my due date. Has anyone, or if you know anyone, done school pregnant? If so, how did it go, and is there any advice you can give? Also, am I crazy to try and take on a two year old, a pregnancy (possible newborn) and school all at the same time, all when my husband will also be trying to go back to school as well?
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The family in front of a cave dwelling
After we visited the cave dwellings we walked around Manitou Springs. It was a neat little city. There were a few interesting stores. One of them was called Poppy. It was a little hippy store. My brother Zack was in heaven there. Jordan loved the colors and the music in there. This was the sign on the door. In the store, all the mannequins had hair underneath their arms. Very interesting and comical! Personally, I think it takes away from the shirt, what do you think?
Walking around town there we enjoyed an ice cream cone, played at a park, and Jordan was spoiled by his uncles and aunt. He saw a carousel and of course wanted to ride. Each of his aunt and uncle took turns paying for his ride! At first he was a little nervous, and didn't dare move, but after riding several times, he became a pro.Here are some more pictures from Manitou and Manitou Springs.
Later that evening we rode the Cog Rail Road up to Pikes Peak. At the bottom of the summit was 92 degrees when we got there. Once at the top it was 45 degrees, and with the wind chill it made it feel like 32 degrees. The views on the train ride were unbelievably beautiful. They said that at the top, on a clear day, you could see as far as Kansas. It was a little harder to breath up there and I did get a little light headed, but it was great. The top of the summit is 14,100 feet about sea level.
Jordan and I freezing at the top The cog rail road car that took us up View from the top
Here are some more amazing pictures from the Cog Rail Road and Pikes Peak. If ever in the area, I highly recommend going!
Later that night we decided to drive to our next destination. Since Little Ann (van) had acted up on the first day, we had to rearrange a few of our plans. One was were we were going to stay the second night. This is one of those stories that is funny now, but at the time a little creepy and not so funny. We found a little place to stay at, that was in the middle of nowhere, that reminded us all of a movie named "Vacancy".
As we showed up, no one was there. The owner, that was expecting us, had gone into town. Once he returned he had us pay in cash for our room, one of the air conditioners was broken so he mentioned we would be safe sleeping with the window open, and there was just an Erie feel to the place (it didn't help that it was midnight, in the middle of nowhere, and a car full of people with imaginations running wild). I really don't think anyone slept very well that night...well, besides Jordan. He seemed to miss all the fun. Excuse the poor quality of the pictures...in all the fun and excitement I had the camera on the wrong setting! Here's some more pics of the motel.
Overall, the motel wasn't as bad as we thought it was once me all made it alive through the night!
The next morning we went to Royal Gorge...another breathtaking place. While at the Royal Gorge we did a lot of great things. We took a Ariel tram ride across the gorge. This is the tram we rode in.
Jordan thought the best seat was Grandma's feet. He's no fool, he doesn't sit on the hot ground to play in the dirt!
This is the bridge that you can either walk or drive across. We walked. It was neat and scary all at the same time.
At the end of the day, when we got back to the hotel (thank goodness not Vacancy), Jordan was so tired he fell asleep with the snake he got at the Royal Gorge (one of his new favorite toys).
We found a little Mexican restaurant to eat at for lunch. Jordan was such a good little boy and a cutie. Here is a fun picture of him being goofy.
The trip was a lot of fun. The only thing that would have made it the perfect trip, is if Glen would have been able to have gone with. Jordan and I was just spoiled by everyone. Mom & Dad, the boys & Auntie M were wonderful with helping me with Jordan. It was really cute, whenever Jordan wanted anything he would look at them with the sweetest face and do the sign for please. With that he was even able to get everyone into a cold swimming pool to play with him! He had everyone wrapped around his little finger. Jordan also did very well for all the time spent in the car during the trip (all 1500 miles in 5 days).