Monday night we ate burgers at my parents and went out to the Nampa Ponds to do some fishing. Charlie and I did not fish, we just wanted to enjoy the evening outside - it was gorgeous!
Charlie spent most of the evening in his wagon chilling out and munching down cookies. My dad was eating a cookie and Charlie said very sweetly to him "G-Pa, would you like me to hold your cookie for you?" We all laughed - what a little sneek!
Looking forward to this weekend. Rodger and Anita are coming over for hotdogs tonight and we are planning on fishing again. This time Charlie has his own little Cars fishing pole, so we shall see how that goes!
Nobody gets out of doing work at this house....
In other baby news, look who has joined us:
We noticed the mama bird had been sitting up quite a bit higher in the nest so figured they might have hatched. On Saturday, I saw the mama bird was away so I quick jumped on the ladder to check it out. I was a little afraid mama was going to come back and peck my eyes out so I quickly snapped a few photos and got out of sight. They are very active now and we can see them very easily from the ground. It has definitely been a fun thing to watch and teach Charlie about. I think he is going to be very bummed when they are gone.
Thank-you for all the sweet birthday wishes yesterday! I have the best friends and family :)
Eric also turned 29 last week, but he did not seem to feel the same way about turning 29 as I did at first. This could be because he was convinced he was turning only 28. Once I did the math for him and it sunk in, I think he was a little bummed out - he must have just been in denial.
On a lighter note, check out this cake:
My sweet big brother Jon sent this cake to me all the way from Vegas. It is from a place called Nothing Bundt Cakes and I have to say that this cake is HEAVEN. This cake is seriously the best cake I have ever eaten. I might even go as far as to say this was better than my wedding cake and I never thought that would be possible. Jon had told me how good these cakes were, but I really was not prepared for it to be THAT good. If you ever have the chance to try one, do it! It is a franchise that is growing rapidly so there may just be one coming to your area soon. Or you could just have one shipped like Jon did. (Holly, I saw on their website they are coming soon to Denver, you will have to check it out, I am serious!)
It is also my nephew Roger's birthday today. Happy Birthday to you! We miss you and hope that you had a great day!
I was VERY familiar with these two items from when I was in the hospital before Charlie was born, but I never had to use them at home. The nurse explained that I had to complete a 24-hour urine test and was to bring in the bottle of urine when the 24 hours was up. She was so cute about it because she kept apologizing about having to do it. She kept looking for a bag so that I would not have to carry these out in the open for all to see in the waiting room/parking lot. I just laughed and told her this was just the beginning of the complete invasion of privacy I was about to endure anyway and what did I have to hide at this point, right? I have been putting off the test and still have not done it. I am planning on doing it on Wednesday since I will be home and do not have to work. Don't worry, I won't share how it goes....I have probably already shared too much??? :)
Here is what I made for my mom for Mother's Day:
The basis of the project was taught by Wilna at the Scrap Etc. event that I went to a few weeks ago. The original intent was so put little notes and pictures in the envelopes, but they were the perfect size for gift cards so I decided to go that route. One envelope had a note in it and the other three had gift cards for some things that I thought my mom would enjoy. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. This is definitely something I don't think I would have taken the time to do otherwise, but the idea was so cute and I am happy I finished it. I think my mom liked it too. :)
Happy Mother's Day to you mom! Thanks for always being there for us. I love you.
Here are a few things he said this week that just cracked me up:
- Whenever I fix his hair, apparantly I always tell him he needs to look good for whomever we may be seeing that day. So a few days ago as I was fixing his hair he looked up at me and said "Mom, who do I need to look good for today?"
- He was playing in our closet yesterday as I was getting ready for the day and I saw that he was struggling with getting something off the shelf. I offered him help, but he said "No, don't you know superheroes don't need help?"
- He just got a new pair of crocs for the summer. A few people have commented on how cute they were and he told them "Thanks, I got them at Little Feet Shoe Store. My mom got a good deal on them." No idea how he knew this, must have heard the saleslady and I talking?
- My mom had some birds that kept flying into her window a few weeks ago when Charlie was over at her house. He was a little scared but my mom kept reassuring him he was safe. My mom called me the other day and he asked to talk to her. The first thing he said when he got on the phone was "Birdies! Leave my GiGi alone!"
This age is incredible. Everyday I look at him and cannot believe what a little person he has become.
As for the walk, well, let's just say that we are OUT-OF-SHAPE! Neither of us had a clue exactly how long it was until we got there and found out it was almost 7 miles! I was thinking that was farther than I had walked in a long time, but we were just walking, so how hard could it be? Needless to say, we were both pretty sore by the end and I was absolutely exhausted when I had to go into work that night and work until midnight. We were happy to do it. We may just need to do a little training prior to next year's event :)
Ahhhh...the finish line - a glorious sight!
And the three of us celebrating our victory! St. Als had a booth set up so we got to see some of Charlie's NICU nurses. They were so happy to see him and couldn't believe how big he has gotten. The family that had a little boy in the isolette next to us (that had a pretty similar situation to Charlie, but was bigger) was there and she is pregnant as well. We both agreed that we would not be seeing each other again this time in the NICU. :)
In other news, the May kit for Freehand Scraps is up on the website. I really like the pages I made for the gallery this month. Here is a little peek, you can check out the rest at http://www.freehandscraps.com/