Monday, March 31, 2008

OMG! They got IN!!

Logan and Billy got into the school we wanted them to go to next year!! WOOHOO!!

We called a couple weeks ago to see when we would find out and they said we wouldn't find out until June 1st. I guess they changed their minds as we got the letter in the mail today. Hooray!!

I'm sooo excited! We really needed good news and this is GREAT news! It means both boys will be in the same school next year AND that Logan will not have to attend the Junior High as his new school goes until 8th grade.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

What we do when Shaun's out on a call....

We take pictures!

Garrett was a little cranky and after this picture he took a nice nap in the Babyhawk carrier.

Ben vacuumed wearing only a diaper.

Then Billy wanted to pose...

and caught the giggles.

Logan wanted to play photographer...

and then of course Billy had to also.

Yes, we really were that bored. LOL
♥♥♥♥ Melissa

Saturday, March 29, 2008

I'm struggling a bit.

As some of you know...I'm struggling with postpartum depression. I am seeing a counselor and am taking medication to get better. In the mean time, please bear with me. I am not myself and my emotions are very close the the surface. I can't seem to keep them in check.

A quote I found this afternoon while looking for some inspiration....

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

It's a good one isn't it!?!
♥♥♥♥ Melissa

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How much bad luck can you have?

Because I think we are nearing the limit....and might be headed for some good luck soon! WOOHOO!!!

In the last 24hrs...

1. Yarmouth messed up the payroll so Shaun's check was delayed by a day. No big deal except I needed to grocery shop yesterday...while he was off and able to help me. Now I get to do it alone. Well of course I won't be alone...I'll have a 5yo, 22 month old, and 2 month old with me.

2. The brakes lines on Shaun's car are gone. So the car now needs more work than it's worth. We're down to one car indefinitely. Of course that also wouldn't be a huge deal...but with gas prices and him traveling to S.Portland 2-3 x's a week that makes our fuel expenses triple.

3. I woke up this morning to find that we have brown water dripping down through our kitchen cabinets....all over the clean dishes...and into the sink. *gag*

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy 2 Months Garrett!

Our baby boy is 2 months old TODAY!!

He had his well baby check-up this morning and passed with flying colors.

Weight: 12lbs 9oz
Length: 22"
Head Circ: 15"

He received two of the four scheduled vaccines and goes back in two weeks to get the other two. I decided to space them out a bit so we don't overload his system.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!


We dyed Easter eggs tonight using a Transformers egg dying kit.
Ben missed out this year, but Billy, Logan and I had fun.
Here's the results....

The Easter Bunny hopped through our living room about an hour ago...





Diaper Laundry

A day and a half of diapers....

Aren't they pretty?!?!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Blue...and Turquoise



Our new favorite diaper!!

It's a beautiful Fluffymail Little Caboose fitted.

During Garrett's tummy time.....
(when he noticed me on the floor he smiled)

....Ben was eating mini oreo's.
(OMG does he look like Billy in this pic or what?!?!)

But Ben wanted to join in the fun....




...and then Garrett got mad...
Photobucket mommy flipped him over...

....and Ben cleaned him up.


Ben and I had our first verbal argument the other day. It was about the sleeper Garrett was wearing.

Ben pointed to the dinosaur on it and said "Giraffe!!" and I said "No, that's a dinosaur". So he pointed to the other two dinosaur's on the sleeper and said the same thing. I could see the frustration growing in his face.

Then he pointed at the playpen and said "Giraffe!!!!" and I said "No Ben, that's a playpen.". He stood up walked over and pointed at the bouncy seat and said "Giraffe!" and I said "Yes!! Yes Ben! There are Giraffe's on the bouncy seat."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Garrett smiles!

He has the biggest goofy grin I've ever seen. When he smiles my heart smiles and laughs at the same time.


6 weeks and 4 days old

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Dyed Prefolds

I dyed some of Garrett's prefolds and they came out really well. I did 4 infant sized (the size he wears on his bum) and two preemie sized (we only use them as doublers) prefolds. I used lime green Dylon brand dye from Joann's.
dyed infant prefold

Friday, March 7, 2008

It's just Dunkin now...they're out of donuts.

Billy was sooo good this morning while we were in Walmart...I decided I'd buy him a donut on the way home. I pull up to the drive through and ordered 1/2 dozen plain glazed donuts and hear "I'm sorry, we are out of donuts. We do have a few muffins left." in the world does Dunkin Donuts run out of donuts?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Two peas in a pod.

When Shaun and I put Ben to bed I had Garrett with me so we laid him in Ben's crib with Ben while we put away Ben's laundry. It was so cute, they just laid there looking at each two peas in a pod.

I just put glue in a library book.

Logan brought home this big hardcover Pirate's book (think coffee table sized book) he checked out of his school library last week. Ben took one look at it...ran over...and ripped an envelope out of it. Oops!! So I just glued it back in. You can't even tell an almost 2yo ripped a very important part out now but you should have seen Logan's face when Ben came up with the envelope in his hand. LOL


I had to get out of the house today so Billy and I took a drive to JoAnn's. I went to get St.Patrick's Day and Easter fabric to make a couple diapers out of for the upcoming holiday's, but didn't find what I was looking for. Instead we found some cute prints and fleece on sale 50% off so Garrett will be wearing lots of new fitted diapers soon. I'll scan in the fabrics as soon as they are out of the wash.

He's spoiling me!

Garrett slept 8 1/2 hours straight last night.
How did I get so lucky??? :-D

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Three 1st for Garrett in less than 24 hours!

#1. He slept throught the night. From 11pm until 7:30am....8 1/2 hours. I woke up at least 5 times to put my hand on his chest and make sure he was still ok.

#2. He sat in the Bumbo seat for the 1st time and loved it!

How do I know he loved it?

#3. He smiled! :-D