Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gift give away

One of my friends had this on her blog and I thought it was a fun idea! I promise not to be horribly offended if no one is interested in something made by me . . . I don't blame you! I just thought it would be fun to see what happened. And if you are brave enough to comment, I promise to use all my creative juices to come up with something fun!

The first Three people to comment on this post will get something made by me! My choice--but just for you.This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year
4. You will have no clue what it is going to be.
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog. The first 3 people to do so and leave a comment telling me you did, will win a marvelous homemade gift by me! Let the games begin!! Oh, and I have to be able to contact you with mailing information!!! I promise it will be something good!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Here comes the sun

I am so excited to have a sunny day! I am so tired of winter and cannot wait for spring to get here. I am ready for warm weather and getting out of the house! I think Kadin is getting anxious for spring too; being cooped up in our house is driving both of us a little crazy.

Jeremy and I had a wonderful Valentine's day weekend at the beach (thank you a million times over to both sets of parents who made it possible for us to have three days of escape). We went to Lincoln City, an old Sherwood/Theurer vacation staple, but we stayed in a new house Jeremy found for us. It was gorgeous! We got to go shopping at the outlet mall (since we were given so many baby clothes, Jeremy was pretty firm on not letting me buy any more. It was so hard to reisist all the adorable baby dresses!!!), eat at our favorite restaurant Mo's, go to my favorite bookstore in the world, Roberts, and just spend time together. The house we stayed in had bikes to ride, so when the weather got nice we took a spin around the neighborhood (until my thighs started to burn and I remembered how out of shape I am). We also got to soak in the hot tub . . . mmmmmmm.

When we came back, I was ready to go back to the business of being a mommy. It's amazing how a little time away can recharge the batteries and remind me of the good things about being home with the two kids. We've had the normal ups and downs like always, but I have a little bit more "oomph" to ride the roller-coaster again.

This is the house we stayed in: "Siren by the Sea"
This bike made me feel like I should be wearing saddle shoes, it looks like something from a 50's movie. It was hilarious to ride a bike again (I couldn't remember the last time I had).

Sitting on the potty, watching a movie and eating Cheerios. Somehow we will get this figured out!

I put Kylee in the chair on top of some blankets while I went to go fix lunch for Kadin and me. When I turned around, she had put herself to sleep! Why can't that happen all the time?

She is so much more awake and alert now, it is fun to watch her watching everything around her. And I love having a little girl to dress up all frilly and pretty!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Why did we do this again?

Last night was ugly . . . well technically this morning. Kylee decided that her day was going to start at the lovely hour of 2 am. Usually, she wakes up, eats and dozes back off for another 3-4 hours. But this morning, she was wide awake and of course wasn't content to just lay in her crib and be fine by herself. After picking her up and putting her down for 2 hours, I just lay in bed and listened to her start to wind up to a nice loud scream and cried. I was so tired and so frustrated. Thankfully, my great husband saw/heard that I was at the end of my rope, so he took over for me for the next couple hours so I could catch a little more sleep and be able to face the day a sane woman.

Tonight is not gearing up to be a whole lot better; Kylee has been really needy and really cranky for the last 3-4 hours and I am hoping that Jeremy can work his magic again and get her to sleep. As I sit here listening to her squawk downstairs, I wonder why we volunteer to lose sleep, be screamed at (in close range no less), and be drenched in regurgitated liquid. Then I read one of my recently discovered blogs (found through a link from one of the other blogs I read); "The Man on the Inside". It is a quadriplegic man who has just had his first child and is writing about his experiences as a first time father and how he is finding ways to work with and around his disability. He wrote today about holding his son and needing to get the binky back into his son's mouth (he used his mouth to guide it back in). As always, the Lord sent me a perspective check right when I needed it; if he can take on an infant without the use of his arms and legs, then I can stop whining and remember that this time is temporary and the joy that Kylee is bringing and will bring is forever.

I don't know if this makes any sense whatsoever; blame the abbreviated sleep!