Monday, July 21, 2014

ManCat Monday With Responsible Scout

Hey Friends! Guess what? I have proved my responsibility and trustworthiness to Mommy and I am allowed to go outside without my leash sometimes!!

At first she just let me out to play with Henry, but then she started letting me out, more. I go out the front door or through the garage and come back through the backdoor.Usually on my own, but Mommy did have to call me once. And once she had to shake the treat bag. I still wasn't ready to come in, but Henry came to her for the treats!

Speaking of which, Henry came in our house the other day!! He ate some food and tried using the litterbox, but Mommy walked in and he is shy. He hid under her bed! But she shook the cat treat bag and he came out. This tme I wanted some, too, so she gave each of us some on the patio.

There is another cat who comes by that we call Mystery Cat. We do not know where he is from. He came at 4am one night and I alerted my daddy. Then, he came one afternoon and I tried to fight him through the door. I don't like him. He is not as friendly as Henry.

Here are some random pictures of me being sillycute





Friday, July 18, 2014

Currently 7-18-14

Watching: Big Brother!!! best season ever!!!

Reading: church stuff

Listening: baby toots and crying

Creating or Cooking: egg salad

Feeling: exhausted and a bit depressed, but hopeful

Planning: day trip to KC today for Tj's pre-op and luau at church tomorrow

Loving: naps

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Colic and Gas

Make for one cranky baby!! And I'm not going to lie....it has been really hard. On top of that, Peanut will not sleep on his own. We have to hold him. He was okay for awhile, but then in the past couple weeks he refuses to be put down except for maybe 30 minutes once a night and he has to be pretty deep asleep already. It is exhausting. But we are getting through. But it has not been easy or pretty.

Last Sunday was my worst day. I took a shower and started crying and could not stop. And I was really wailing, too. My husband called some people from church who came over to talk to me and bring us dinner. TJ stayed home on Monday to take me to the doctor. She was awesome. We upped my medication and she gave us practical advice like taking turns sleeping with Peanut and shared her own experience and assured us it would get better and that nothing is as exhausting as those first weeks with a newborn.

We ended up making a schedule where I would sit up on the couch (or recline) with Peanut on the nights when TJ had to go to work and then take a nap in the afternoon when he got home. It has been working, but now at the end of the week I am exhausted so he offered to take him last night even though he has drill today.

Another friend from church offered to use some healing oils on him so we did that and they seemed to work so I ordered some. That, combined with Gripe water, seems to help his gas and lavender seems to help him relax a bit.

They say that colic peaks at 6 weeks. We are just about there!! Then it is gone by 3 months (the next 6 weeks). I cling to the hope that that is true!! TJ has been a tremendous help as has my friend, Diane, who will come over and hold Peanut and he responds really well to her. Her grandchildren are out of state so I know she just loves helping out with him and it helps me feel better. I also have had a friend from church bringing meals and checking in on me.

It has been really hard, but I am getting through and my beautiful baby boy makes it all worth it.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Currently 7-11-14

Watching: Big Brother!!!

Reading: not a whole lot

Listening: baby toots

Creating or Cooking: nothing

Feeling: tired, anxious

Planning: to got to TJ's unit's family day on Sunday

Loving: little Peanut and supportive hubby

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

2nd Annual 4th of July Party

...in which we try to see how many people we can cram in my livingroom!!



and diningroom....


and yes, you do see a girl sitting there playing a ukelele. It's one of our Mormon missionaries. Every party should have a Mormon missionary playing a ukelele.

Ignore the cranky face, he really did enjoy his first holiday


TJ grilled


The unofficial head count was 34 people including kids. I seriously did not think that many people would show up!! I invited the same amount last year and we had about 10 lol.

We also had a bonus guest. One of the missionaries that I had back in Florida right after I was baptized was passing through on his way to a job and was able to join us for a couple hours.

Most people left before the fireworks. We did not have as many this year, but they were still awesome. We also had glow necklaces and bracelets


It was a good 4th.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Peanut's First Parade

It has been awhile since I attended a parade without riding in it. I took Peanut to see his Daddy in it, but he slept through the whole thing!! First with Uncle D and then with Auntie A



It was a`pretty good parade except for all the people running for office. That sucked

But here is the good stuff



horses were here


and celebrities

Betty White????


Back to the parade


casual marching band and Frank


representing the best elementary school in town


sexy biker dude and his HOG group


and the rest


yes, that is a chihuahua


see you at Christmas!!!