Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hart Park

Friday morning our power went out in our house, so we thought we'd go to the park and get rid of some old bread, so here's a few pics of the event...

Emma, Mommy & Michael

Michael going down the slide...

Even Daddy got some slide action!

Emma on the swings...

Michael & Emma

Mommy & baby Peacocks! Sooooo Cute!!!

How amazing is this?!

Daddy & Michael

Emma and the ducks...

This wasn't at Hart Park, but it was too cute not to post!

Michael doesn't really like his daddy much! :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Little Miss Emma

Well, we went to the doctor for her "weigh-in" and the doctor (who was a lot nicer and not as "worried" this time) said that all of her results came back fine. The only thing is that she was a little dehydrated. I'm sure there's a reason for it, but it just seems weird to me that a baby can get dehydrated when all they eat is liquid, but whatever! Emma now weighs 12 lbs 9 oz, where she gained 4 oz in 2 weeks, which is better than the 1 oz in 2 weeks! I explained to the doctor (again!) that she has her mommy's build and that I did the same thing when I was a baby where I didn't gain any weight for awhile, and all of the sudden I started gaining. She finally believed me and said that we would just keep an eye on her and told me some signs to look for just in case. She has a follow-up appointment next month. I'm really not impressed with her new doctor and so far, the only thing I like about it is the decor! But, she needs to be seen...

Monday, June 23, 2008

My Crazy Kids

Ron Putting Michael back to sleep...

Emma sits up on her own!

Michael got "stuck" (thanks for the toy, Aunt Carianne!)

Michael getting ready to play basketball (I guess!)

I don't think Emma quite understands how a pacifier works!

Risky Business

"Just take those old records off the shelf!"

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today is Ron's birthday! He had a golf tournament yesterday and today, but we had dinner over here with the fam this evening. It was fun! Ron said he wanted steak and HE wanted to bbq, so that's what we did. We also had corn on the cob, macaroni salad, fruit w/dip, cake & homemade oreo & homemade butterfinger ice cream! Everything was delicious! Ron's dad got him an easy-up canapy with 4 folding chairs, my parents got him some shorts to golf in, my brother & fam got him a massage, I got him rice crispy treats, and the kids got him a portable DVD player. He also got a card from his mom in which she said she was making him a blanket and would get it when we go visit this summer. So, he made out pretty good. I tried to make this day be a nice one, since it's his last birthday of his 20's!!! :o) Anyway, I just want him to know how much I love him and how much I appreciate all he does for me and for the kids. I love watching him interact with them and feel so blessed to have such a great dad that loves his kids so much! I even love the fact that he remembers to take time out of his schedule to spend time with me! I love you, "bunny"!!! Happy Birthday!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Okay, So Ron took Emma for her 6 month checkup about 3 weeks ago where they said that she was underweight and to feed her more high calorie foods. We had a follow-up appt last Wednesday where she had only gained 1 oz in 2 wks, where she's supposed to be gaining a 1/2 oz everyday. So, the doctor ordered for her to get an Upper GI and a Sweat Chloride test along with some blood work. So, last Thursday we took her get the Upper GI and they said she only refluxed once in 5 minutes, which is normal. Then, today, I took her to get the Sweat Chloride test done, but she wouldn't sweat, so it didn't work. They still got a urine sample and blood work, though. So, I had to call the doctor and let them know that the sweat test didn't work and what to do next. They said that they were going to wait for the blood work results to come in and see if she needs to go through the sweat test again. We go in for a follow-up/weight check next Tuesday. Ahh....the joys of motherhood!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Look-alike Meter

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Look Alike Meters....

I found this cute meter thing through someone elses blog. I thought it was fun, but I don't think it's very accurate! Emma is TOTALLY me 26 years ago and Michael has more of Daddy's features!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hawaii, Here We Come!!!

Yesterday, Ron played in the Mercedes Benz Championship qualifier at Bakersfield Country Club. We debated on whether or not he should play, as money is a little tight right now and we're trying to save for a trip to Washington in August. So we discussed the expense and I told Ron to make a list of all the tournaments he wanted to play in and then prioritize them to the ones he really wanted to play in and then check out the finances. The cool thing about this tourney was that if he won, he would get an all expense paid trip to Hawaii in which I could go to, we'd just have to pay for my plane ticket. So I REALLY wanted him to play 'cause I've never been, but I was afraid we'd pay all that money and for some reason wouldn't win (the guy who won last year didn't have to win by much and Ron is getting really good, even despite not getting to play much). So we bit the bullet and he played. I waited and waited for him to call and when he finally did, he told me that he missed winning by 1 shot. I was disappointed, but glad that he had a good time. Right after work, I met up with him, the kids & my mom at Chili's for her birthday. After that was ice cream at Rosemary's and then home for bath/bed. I walked in the kitchen and saw his crystal trophey on the counter and asked him if that was his 2nd place trophey, and he said "No, it's the 1st place trophey!" He wanted to suprise me, and boy was I! I'm so excited, but, the only thing that stinks is that he will be golfing during the day, so I'll have to do some things by myself. But, he said there will be nice dinners every night and even a sunset dinner cruise! It's supposed to be sometime in January, so I can't wait! It'll be good, 'cause Emma will be 1 already, so I wont have to worry about pumping, or anything, so that'll be nice! Anyway, I'll keep you all posted on details as I get them! Aloha!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!!!

Today is Grandma Pitts' birthday and we just wanted to wish her a Happy Day and let her know how much we appreciate her love and kindness. She is always willing to watch the kids and LOVES to spoil them! It's funny how your opinion changes about what the kids are doing/eating when you become a grandma! We are so grateful to have her in our lives and look forward to having more and more fun adventures with her. WE LOVE YOU!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


For the 3 of you that read my blog, I need some advice! Michael is now sleeping in a toddler bed and has been for about 4-5 months now. He had been doing fine for the longest time, just the occasional get up and open the door, but he knew that if he came out of his room, he'd get in trouble, so most of the time he'd fall asleep in the doorway. Not that big of a deal. But lately, he has been coming out of his room more and more and it's taken over an hour to get him to fall asleep! I have tried EVERYTHING! I've tried being mean and spanking, I've tried being nice and talking to him about how he needs to close his eyes & go to sleep. I've tried NOT talking to him and just watching him walk back to his room, but it's SOOOOOO frustrating, because it's up, down, up, down, up down. Some days he even cries like he's hurt and it makes me feel bad and I want to just stay in there while he falls asleep, but I'm afraid that if I do that every night, it will be worse in the long run, because he will think that I'm going to stay in there every night. I just don't understand why it's so difficult at night for him. He does't have this problem during naps. I have the same routine every night, so he knows the pattern, but doesn't give me a hard time until after prayers/kisses & I get up to leave. I've also tried leaving the night light on (thinking he was scared of the dark), I've tried turning it off, I've tried leaving the door open, and shutting it. Tonight I'm trying soft music, but it doesn't seem to help since it's 9:30 and he's been doing this since 8:15. I've thought about putting him back in a crib, but since he's been out of one for so long, I don't really want to do that to him. Anyway, if anyone has ANY advice, PLEASE let me know!!! I'm going crazy!!!