Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tonight, as I watched the Biggest Loser I finished Holden's first Halloween costume. Its also the first thing I've ever sewn/made by hand. I actually was kind of fun and didn't take that long... I'm thinking I might like this sewing thing. My mom helped a lot, she helped me with the bobbin and all that jazz, and honestly in the beginning I didn't think I'd make it through. I thought I'd chuck the whole idea and just go buy something. Steve likes it so much he thinks we'll put Holden in it all the time. I'm thinking Thanksgiving would be a good time to test this theory, see what happens when I stroll through airport security with my little monkey.
Besides modeling mommie's latest fad, Holden is doing really well in his swimming lessons. He also is cruising right along and has figured out how to sit down or as we call it "go boom."
I love this picture, he looks like an actual monkey clinging to his G-ma Mary.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Later, we all went to Josh Macy's house and attemped to take a family picture, we will just have to wait and see how that turned out.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Holden is having a lot of firsts these days. His first tooth finally broke through this week and he had his first serving of non-formula food. I think the video speaks for itself. I also think following my physician's advice and waiting until he's 6 months old helped too.
Enjoy the video!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Against manufacturer's wishes we put Holden in a kiddie pool (recommended 1 y+)-- and he loved it! I can't wait until he's 6 months so we can get in the big pool and I don't have to worry about him drowning. Even though I am licensed to revive anyone, I prefer saving strangers...go figure. Happy Summer!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Next weekend we hit the road again, this time in our brand new Crossover/station wagon/SUV/not minivan Freestyle, we purchased from Grandpa Bob. Its very nice and has 3 row seating for when our furry children join us on our travels. So next stop San Antonio, and hopefully Holden will travel as well as he did this past weekend. He will be reunited with his Great Grandmother, whom he met a few weeks ago.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
This blog is great! I love all the entries Tina has shared. With my first blog entry there are so many things I could share… Men's Golf Shower, the Baby Furniture Woes and QA, Mary coming to Dallas to help when Holden, Tina making this all look easy, etc.
I have to start by saying Tina has really taken each change and development of the pregnancy with great optimism and acceptance. Obviously, I'm asked many times how she is doing, and my response has been carefully reduced to the following, Tina is doing well however, she has a high tolerance for pain. I really don't know if she has had a fortunate pregnancy or the later. However, if you know Tina, you know her spirit and what better elixir is there than that!
The support we have received from friends and family has been amazing. The baby showers have been such a supportive experience. Everyone's generosity has been overwhelming. I love the green baby shower theme, the hand-my-downs are great and kid tested. As well your calls and notes of encouragement and well wishes in passing are very much appreciated.
I've picked up the trade of baby furniture assembly. It has been a difficult education. The running stroller, for example, was assembled in some what short order; however, that was only the first half of the job. The second was the QA (Quality and Assurance), which I had to decide if putting a stuffed animal in the stroller would be appropriate for a short run through the neighborhood... Tina wonders what the neighbors are saying… Then there was the baby crib that was assembled three times before the kick plate to lower the sides was assembled correctly. Yes, the whole thing had to be unassembled each time. It is the great mystery revealed that the baby furniture assembly trade is one of precision and blind faith, as the end product is not revealed until the final step is completed correctly.
Looking forward to posting about Holden's arrival!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday Steve had chicken w/ a wine roux sauce, butternut squash risotto and asparagus w/ hollandaise sauce.
Tuesday, I bought salmon stuffed w/ blue crab and baked that for 20 minutes , along side some seared scallops and a salad with citrus vinegrette and french bread crustini.
Wed, Steve has asked to cook his favorite chicken pesto w/ tortellini , mushrooms and sun-drid tomatoes. I will also serve garlic bread and a salad w/ basalmic vinegar.
Thursday we are going out to Mia's a Mexican Restaurant 2 blocks away with our condo neighbors which should be a good time, if not a complaint session about the lousy managment company and our horrible neighbor.
Friday HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE--I am cooking Chilean Sea Bass and some crab cluster legs w/ Steve's favorite butter sauce.
Saturday rounds out the 6th day and we are going out to Cuba Libre with 7 of our closest friends or the friends who RSVP'd.
That rounds out the plan to commemorate the wonderfullness of Steve, 6 days, 6 good meals.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
First of all it was nothing like the movies, we only got to sit on the floor with the pillows and blankets ONCE.
Secondly, we had a Juno in our class, as in a young girl who tried to be funny but wore everyone out with her stupid questions. For example, when discussing the Restricted Food/Items List, she raised her hand and asked about smoking marijuana!!!! Let's just say by the end of class it was all Steve and I could do to not run out of the class screaming. That rounded out the first of TWO classes. That's right in another week we had to return for more discussion on what would be the happiest day of our lives.
This time we only took one blanket and 2 pillows (its nice to know the body pillow has finally come in handy). We arrived fully prepared w/ water, 2 coffees (1 decaf/1reg) 2 bagels and a sugar cookie w/ icing for Holden. We took the seats the farthest away from the annoying girl (apparently so did everyone else because there was a nice shield of empty chairs around her.) This time she brought her mom with her, because her fiance is in Afghanistan. See how much I know about her? She literally talked non-stop the first time we met her. Anyway I digress, we get to see the cringe-worthy birth film and they inteview 3 families about childbirth and post childbirth. We see a loving couple, who is excited, we see a single mom and Steve gets his first view of stretch marks. "Tina, what is that stuff on her stomach?" "Oh those? Yeah, those are stretch marks." "Her stomach looks like an alien, or something...." Oh the joys of pregnancy. Then we see another couple but these people look really awkward and admit that post childbirth has strained their marriage somewhat. They literally look into the camera announce this and uncomfortably face each other and then look away. Can we show delivery again or something a little lighter?
Finally the class is over and we take our book that includes a Birth Plan. Ok, this is one of those things like the father cutting the cord, or catching the baby that has become the latest trend. This birth plan is a list of everything you want done or not done while you are in labor. When did this happen? Don't I have enough to do without telling my nurses and doctor how to do their job?
So I leave you know to work on this "plan," hopefully it won't be too long because apparently that is a faux pas.
Monday, January 5, 2009
So we get ready to see our son, and are left only to wait, again. Finally our doctor arrives and quickly and to the point-ly, he gets to pushing on my tummy. He ooh and ahs and says, "Oh this looks good, no problems, etc etc." "Do we know what we're having?"
I say "a boy?" "Yes, you're still having a boy."
You hear about these horror stories where they tell you the wrong sex and that would stink because we've already picked out a name. In fact we've picked out a name, have been teased and at times harrassed about the name. So we have grown attached to it or at the very least have witty comebacks, now.
Nothing else that day was as eventful as seeing Holden in black and white-we even saw an ear this time. That is until Steve came home and announced that Holden has yet anthor suggested nickname. I say another-- because my sister said she intends to call our son HP the laser jet. Anyhoo-- when Steve was talking about our son's name at work his boss tells him that his nickname could be ... Texas...as in Texas Hold 'em. (get it Hold-en, Hold 'em)
I'll just put that in our birth plan...instead of congratulations..its a boy... they should say
HERE COMES THE FLOP!