Monday, August 10, 2009
Happy Birthday Reece
Last weekend, we celebrated Reece's 6th birthday. Birthdays are a HUGE deal to him (I think he gets that from his momma). I don't really do big parties any more because they wear me out so we headed to my mom's house to party with family. I love my family so much and think it is WRONG that we live 3 hours away. But, that is just the deal for now. My grandparents have been a huge part of my life and have never missed a birthday party, homecoming, sports event, etc... Now, they get to celebrate their great-grandchildren's birthdays! I want them to live forever. You may remember when I surprised my grandfather on his birthday by honoring him at his Church. It was not a pretty sight. I horse-cried as I talked about how much I loved him.
We have a tradition on birthdays to have a 'birthday doughnut' on the morning of their birthday. I am not sure what we will do for Lake because he can't eat doughnuts due to his egg allergy- he had a jelly biscuit this year and loved it. He had sherbet instead of cake at the party. His allergies DRIVE ME NUTS because of his eczema. He is constantly itching. For anyone out there that has an allergy kid, the one thing that has helped his eczema is putting 1/2 cup of bleach in his bath twice a week. It kills the bacteria that causes the itching.
Birthdays for the boys are basically junk-food festivals. I try so hard to get them to eat healthy so we don't keep a lot of junk food in the house. This year Reece begged to go to McDonald's and for a huge tub of cheeze balls from Sam's. You can see from the pictures that the cheeze balls were a hit! I framed one of his pieces of art in one of my frames to go in their new room.
My tummy is getting bigger and bigger and bigger. I am as big at 13 weeks as I was at 20 in my last pregnancies. I feel like I have never done this before and am constantly amazed with the things that come along with pregnancy. For instance, the hair on my legs is growing so fast, I could shave twice a day. Or, when I am ready to puke one minute and psycho-hungry the next. When I am sleepy, it is time to go to bed NOW and I could sleep the whole next day if no one woke me up. I am really cold when I get in bed and wake up sweating... I mean really sweating. That always makes me happy though because it makes me feel like I am incubating my little peanut. I am already nesting and re-decorating/re-organizing everything I can get my hands on. Poor Tim. He has been painting and moving furniture a lot lately. My fingers are already starting to swell and leave a line wear my wedding ring is in the mornings. The whole thing is fascinating. Life, what a GIFT!!!!
I haven't been taking many pictures lately because I still don't ever feel like doing anything except sleeping, puking or eating. Hopefully, I will be back to my normal picture-taking self soon.
Here are two videos from the weekend. The first is when Reece got his Aircraft carrier (I knew it would be a hit!!). When he gets excited, his voice goes into glass-shattering soprano. It is so cute....
The next is some footage Tim took at my mom's house. It is just unedited family time at my parent's house and it makes me so happy. There is nothing exciting in this video except all the people who love me most in this world!! HOME. I love my family.
I really want to move blog sites and hope to make the move soon. Does anybody have any ones that LOVE more than blogger?? Blogger won't let me center, spell check, upload my pictures in the order or place I want to put them anymore. I think I have maxed it out over the last 2 1/2 years. So, time to move on and until then, Angela... will you be my spell checker? :)