Thursday, August 27, 2009

SHHHHHHH!!!! The baby's sleeping!

It's about 8 pm on Thursday and I just got TJ down for the evening.. The poor little guy was so tired and fussy. I have to be honest though, I was super nervous to babysit TJ tonight. You see TJ and his family are currently having to crash at a hotel, because their home is currently under construction. You say, "So what, big deal.." Well it is a big deal when the only way you know how to get him to go to sleep is to rock him to sleep in a rocking chair. I have tried and tried without any success the following:

1. Take TJ for a walk in stroller.. (I swear, I don't go fast and yes, Grandma A, I know it is not a roller coaster ride...)
2. I tried rocking him from side to side while standing.. (He especially hates this..)
3. His mom Amy, before she left for the evening said, 'He likes it when I rub his back' (Well let me tell you... I think the key word here is he likes MOMMY to rub his back..)
4. Make sure baby eats all of his bottle so his little belly is nice and full. (Wrong! Have you ever seen a baby with projectile vomit?? I still nightmares on that one.)
5. Grandma A's advice, play with his hair... (Did you know babies can look at you like you are crazy??)
6. Sing a lulla-bye to him. (I think, I can't be sure, but I may not be a good singer..)
7. Give him a bath in the Johnson bath time soap. (LIARS! It doesn't help make him sleepy or stay asleep or whatever else they advertise it to do.. HA! I am onto you Johnson & Johnson!)
8. Parents magazine says, let him 'self' soothe himself to sleep. (ha-ha fun for everyone!!)
9. Try wearing him out.. Show him all the toys, play with toys, read to him and in the end I am the one worn out.. and want to cry now.
And finally the only thing that worked to get TJ to fall sleepy-bye.
10. I put him in his bounce chair thing-a-ma bob, stick the bottle in his mouth and rocked him (GENTLY) and here is the most important part.. I prayed to GOD to please let him fall asleep.
And after 45+ mins of this... he was out..

PLEASE! I beg of the following to the people upstairs, can you PLEASE take the elephants back to the zoo, and the guy to the right of me PLEASE take your dogs out for a walk.. I think they need to go pee, and last but by no means least could the couple who decided to have a fight outside our window move it to the parking lot...

Thank you..

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Challenge #3- These are a Few of My Favorite Movies & Movie Quotes...

I have always adored the book, Pride and Prejudice. It makes you believe in true love and happily every afters..So I knew exactly what movie I was going to pick as my favorite movie.. However, I am very much a c0medy girl. So I did a favorite movie quotes page too...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Workin on a little project....

Sooo, I am currently working on a little project for the hubby. He asked me to paint a picture of the Wrigley Field sign and part of the building. This is what I have so far. I still have a lot to do, but I do like how it is turning out. And the lettering was a lot harder than I thought it would be.. hummm....

and appears to be slightly crooked.. oh well..

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ohhhhh, Back to School

Back to School
Back to School
To prove to Dad that I'm not a fool
I've got my lunch packed up
My boots tied tight
I hope I don't get in a Fight
Back to School
Back to School
-Adam Sandler
Today is the first official day of school for my husband (with the kids that is). Yippee! He is a seventh grade Social Studies teacher. Every year when school starts I wake him up singing this little tune..
Ohhhhhhhh Back to School, Back to School....
Btw, don't you love the avatar I made of my husband going back to school? I found this fun website where you take a picture of someone and turn it into a Simpson avatar. Here is the website:
I want to also Congratulate my husband on receiving
'Employee of the Year'
Yesterday while attending an in school service day, he was presented with 'Employee of the Year' plaque. It is a pretty big deal because it is not just for the Junior High staff, but also the High School staff, Elementary staff, Administration, and a lot of other departments. A couple hundred people...
I am so proud of him....
He is an amazing teacher! I couldn't be prouder of him!
Congratulations Dave!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

TJ Thursdays!

Every Thursday for the last month or so, I have been babysitting this little guy.. Isn't he a cutie?? TJ will be 5 months old on the 15th. He love's bathtime. I have never seen a baby love bathtime time like this.. He is all smiles and giggles when I put in. It's funny how excited I get for Thursdays now...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Scrap Challenge #2 What is your favorite flower?

Gerbera Daisies! Gerbera Daisies! Gerbera Daisies!
Gerbera Daisies are my favorite flower.

I have to admit that this was a difficult challenge for me. I have never really been a flower kind of girl, but every year on our anniversary my husband sends me Gerbera Daisies... I can't help but love them.
(P.s. Thanks Toni for the idea of stickling the letters.. It turned out nicely!)
I am also adding another page to my 'These are a few of my favorite things' album. It is a I am... page. I have been tagged in the last week maybe 10-15 emails wanting to know who I am.. So, I thought why not scrap it???