Tuesday, January 31, 2012

32 weeks

32 Weeks
Sloane Michelle


We had an appt. today and had an ultrasound. It was so nice to see our little girl again! She is so sweet looking already...I know am a little bias. ;) All is well and she is looking good. 

Size of Baby: According to Baby Center, about the size of a pineapple!  A little over 4 pounds and 17 inches long.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: right on track...I don't look at scale so I have no clue on lbs. 

Maternity Clothes: I am so sick of covering this belly. Last time I lived in my 2 piece swim suit and was living at my in-laws pool. I am so tired of bundling up this belly. I am ready for spring clothes! (hopefully in my "normal" size) 

Gender: It's a GIRL!  Sloane Michelle

Belly Button In/Out: Out

Stretch Marks: I have talked about this before. I don't see any new ones but NONE showed up last time until I came home and went back to my normal size so I am not getting my hopes up.

Movement: Oh ya! She is one crazy girl. I love it so much!!!

Sleep: I don' want to jinx it but Wyatt has been amazing but I am not struggling with sleep. I wake about 3:30 and can't go back to sleep. :( Just wish I could turn my mind off...

What I miss: Being my "normal" size and not have the little aches and pains that come along with pregnancy. 

What I am looking forward to: Getting the room COMPLETELY finished...like all the small things that I think HAVE to be finished. 

Cravings/Aversions:  Still loving Root Beer and haven't been able to get enough fruit lately. 

Symptoms: The Braxton Hicks are getting stronger...also I hate being so tired.

Best Moment This Week: Getting some the artwork hung in her room ;)

And just for a good smile...sometimes when I feel "big" or see other pregnant woman belly's I look back at pictures:
              Sloane Michelle   32 weeks                                                                   The Boys 32 weeks
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Monday, January 30, 2012

What a day!

This morning Wyatt and I ran some errands together. He has really become my little buddy! So fun...we stopped to play at the play area in the mall so he could run out some energy. There was only 1 other little girl in the play place. (not many moms take their kids at 10am on a Monday morning...ha) Wyatt was so tired by the time we got home he went down for his nap early. It was a good thing though because we had a play date scheduled for the early afternoon....
Jane and Wyatt had lots of fun together. They sure do love playing with ALL Wyatt's toys! 

After they left Poppie made a surprise visit. Wyatt was SO excited to see him. They played and Wyatt was wild...as usual. When Poppie left we went outside to wave bye and we didn't come back in for 2 hours. Yup, we enjoyed the weather. It was beautiful! I can't believe it's only January. I did a few things in the yard but mostly just played with Buddy. I keep thinking about all the things that need to be done in the back yard during Spring but then I remember it's only January. We still have time. LOL! Wyatt played ALL OVER THE ENTIRE YARD...to say "such a boy" is an understatement....
He had a great time placing with the dogs...can you spot the boy? Good thing he was wearing yellow...;)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Perfect Timing

Isn't God's timing always perfect...it's so hard to see when you are going through the storm but once it's over you look back and can just say "wow." I really wanted to not just "get through" this pregnancy. I knew I (and Mark) would have fears, concerns, and many other feelings this time. I also knew we would experiences different feelings at different times. I wanted to enjoy being pregnant. I LOVED it last time. Being pregnant was such an easy thing for me....well, that was last time. This time is different for many reasons. There are always 2 sides. I can't wait for baby girl to be here but yet I want my time with Wyatt as an "only" to just slow down. He has really become my little buddy lately. I cry as I type...within weeks he will no longer and EVER again be our only. The tears shed are happy, scared, sad, overwhelmed...all feelings I am sure every mom (and dad) gets as the time gets closer to expand their family. Staying focused on the Lord, remaining in his word, listening (trying anyway) to what he has to say to me every day has been the main thing guiding me through this entire adventure. My mom has really helped me find things to read, sent me verses, devotionals, etc. She recently sent me the "Jesus Calling" app for my phone. It's amazing. It doesn't take the place of my daily devotional (most days;)) but it's a great little read each day. Like I said in the title...it's always perfect timing. It always kinda makes me shiver when I close the app, like really...how did he know I needed that. Ha! 

The past 6 days 3:30am has been my wake up time. Not by choice...I just wake up...then I can't go back to sleep. It's awful! I give myself an hour in bed, laying there...trying to not wake up Mark before I get up and go to the living room couch. I turn on the T.V. and begin watching anything I can find-usually it's the news-I hate the news but it's the only thing on that early. My mind just won't stop. It thinks crazy things. It's so full! I have been trying to use this time to chat with the Lord, just me and him. I have fear and I hate it. I know I am not supposed to be fearful. I don't want to have fear, I don't want to worry about baby girl. I trust the Lord's plan will unfold-his will will be done. I am comforted that I know those things. I believe those things but my mind wanders...
with all that said...
Today Jesus Calling says:
"Relying on your own understanding will weigh you down. Trust in Me absolutely, and I will make your path straight.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." John 14:1
and an old favorite...
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

We are on the home stretch! We will trust in the Lord, enjoy these last days with Buddy being our "only. " We will find joy each day as the Lord's blessings are new every morning! 

Friday, January 27, 2012

5 Question Friday


1. Do you swim in the winter?
When I was younger one of the local high schools had a pool everyone called "the bubble." We would go to swim parties and such there. I don't really swim for exercise (or exercise at all for that matter) so I don't really swim much in Winter. 

2. Do you love or hate winter?
I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I still do enjoy it but now that I have a child it's a little more work than I like. ;) 

3. Do you put makeup/actual clothes on when you know you're going to be home all day with just family?
Nope, and sometimes don't even put on makeup when I am not going to be at home all day. Lately...what you see is what you get. (Good thing I don't really wear a lot of makeup so it's not like I really look much different without it. ) 

4. How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage?
Hmm....really?!?! On my blog? Let's just say I was in college before I ever drank...I was never really a "party person."

5. How many ill calls in a 12 month period do you think are acceptable?
I think I am understanding this question as how many "sick days" should a person get? Well, being SAHM I get ZERO. I don't really know. That's a hard one because everyone has their own situations but then of course you have those wonderful people that ruin it for everyone else because they take advantage or don't follow rules when it comes to taking days off...that's all I got for that one. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY Updates

I have been keeping myself busy around the house the past few weeks. (I know, as if the toddler isn't enough right?!?!) Checking things off my list keeps my mind from thinking about things I shouldn't and keep me from worrying so much. About a year ago I painted our front door. It was green, yup...green. I loved it...for a while. Then I got tired of it, that's me for ya! We have black shutters, black railing, and black outside lights so I decided to paint the door black. It's amazing! I wish I would have done it sooner. I did it during an nap time one afternoon. When Mark got home he said "hey, but I liked the green." I smiled and finished putting dinner on the table. LOL! Nothing more has been said. ;)

 Yes, it was snowing when I took the picture. I was the crazy lady outside in my slippers taking pictures of my own house. The neighbors already know I do crazy things so they probably didn't think anything of it.

Another project I completed was painting our counter-tops. This was a chore. When we moved in they were TERRIBLE yellow.

(told you it was bad...)

About a year after moving in we used counter-top paint kit and painted them a grey color. The only picture I could find of the kitchen was a picture from Wyatt's b-day party. Oh well, you can see I painted the cabinets and the counter-tops...

Then...a few weeks ago I got a wild hair. (This is what happens to an OCD person when they are "nesting.") I found a YouTube video that showed you how to paint your counter-tops using craft paint and a paper towel for under $30. It worked! To finished it though it requires a varnish that was $30 itself so the total came to a little under $50 with the varnish. I didn't need as many paint bottles as the YouTube video said. Mark did the varnish one afternoon while I was gone...



There you have it...faux granite counter-tops! 

That's it for my projects as of now. I have a few going as we speak but they aren't finished. Soon...very soon! ;) 

Monday, January 23, 2012

31 weeks


Yikes, I know. Pictures are getting quite ugly. (and I am not referring to the quality...ha!)

Size of Baby: According to Baby Center, about the size of a jicama...about 3.75 pounds and almost 17 inches long

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Last week during the urgent care visit with Wyatt they had to put me on the scale with him and then just weigh me to get his weight. Things mothers have to do right?!?! I didn't look but the nurse said "that can't be right." I don't know which she was referring to Wyatt being really small or me being really huge. LOL! I will never know...but since Wyatt is 20 months and 23 lbs. I am telling myself it was his weight that baffled her. Ha! 

Maternity Clothes: I can still wear shirts that are bigger normally. I also can wear leggings but I did purchase some maternity leggings and don't think I will ever wear regular ones again. Ha! 

Gender: It's a GIRL!  Sloane Michelle

Belly Button In/Out: same as last week...out 

Movement: She is still moving like CRAZY. I think she is trying to compete with her brother's craziness already. LOL! It's getting pretty painful...down there (sorry TMI)...if you know what I mean. 

Sleep: It's ok...last night actually Wyatt stayed in his own bed ALL night. I only had to pat him about 4 times, then went to the bathroom 4 times so....my feet only hit the floor 8x's. I will let you decide how well I slept. ;( 

What I miss: being able to sit down and get up comfortably while playing with Wyatt

What I am looking forward to: We have a "sprinkle" coming up soon...and finishing the room....

Cravings/Aversions: I love root beer!

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks like CRAZY. Like I said earlier I have been having some pain but nothing out of the ordinary to get worried about, though it's pain I didn't have last time at all which is so weird to me. 

Best Moment This Week: Wyatt rubbing my belly and saying "awwww." SWEETNESS! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

We miss Daddy!

Mark has been at a seminar all weekend. ;( NOT FUN! Since we went to IKEA last weekend he was gone almost every night this week making deliveries. Wyatt has sure missed his daddy! When Mark gets home all Wyatt wants to do is sit on his lap and play. They are crazy wild together and Wyatt loves to play rough with his daddy.

To pass the time this week we spent some time with cousins. It's so fun to see Wyatt play with Cruz. They have a love/hate relationship. Ha! They enjoy playing Cars, Toy Story, and even watching a little Disney channel together. The both are pretty picky eaters but they LOVE their apples....
Snack Time ;)

Yesterday Wyatt and I had a little date to the Disney store. He always has a blast in there! He runs all over, spends time coloring, watching movies, dancing, and of course wanting things. LOL! Yesterday it was a ball...what a boy! A bouncy ball with Mickey inside...did he get it? Well YES! We preordered Lady and the Tramp too! I can't wait. Wyatt loves dogs so I hope he will like the movie. I need another movie in his "likes," we watched Toy Story on repeat yesterday pretty much ALL day. Every time it was over he would say "ahhhh, owwww" until we turn it back on, even if he was in the other room and heard the credits he would stop and ask for it to be started over. LOL! 


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Nursery Update

So...you'll know we are IKEA lovers! Since we travel there once a month we decided to furnish Sloane's ;) room with IKEA furniture. This came after much discussion if we needed 2 cribs in the house or if we would be able to move Wyatt to a toddler bed and get him a new bed. It only took 1 night to realize he wasn't ready for a toddler bed. I guess having to 2 cribs is something I should expect having 2 children under the age of 2...right?!?! After looking, thinking, talking...this is what we found:


The pictures don't do the pieces justice...they are so cute. ;) The room is painted, except for a small spot of trimming around the closet door. We almost have all the artwork ready to hang too! Slowly and surely...it's coming along. I was WAY finished by this time last pregnancy but I guess that's what happens with a second baby. LOL! More pictures coming soon....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Name Reveal....

We haven't really kept the name a secret. If someone asks we tell them. It really wasn't as hard as I thought coming up with and agreeing on a girl name. Wyatt's middle name is Mark so we wanted to have some part of my name in her name. My middle name is Michelle so we worked from that...we came up with...

SLOANE MICHELLE SCHMITZ

There you have it! We have already had/received a few embroidered items. It just makes me even more excited to meet our little baby girl! 

*Just FYI: We didn't choose Sloane after anyone specific. We don't even watch any of the shows that have that name in them. We have always both liked the name. ;) 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

30 weeks-Baby Girl!

Size of Baby: According to Baby Center, about the size of 4 navel oranges...around 16 inches long and 3.3 pounds!  I just still can't wrap my mind around the fact that she's that big!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I got to Dr. tomorrow so we shall see...I know I have gained more than I would have liked but who doesn't. I plan to nurse, eat better than last time, and take lots more walks after this baby so I am not worried. (knock on wood, ha!)

Maternity Clothes: Funny story....Honestly last time I didn't really wear maternity clothes. I think it was because it was mostly warm/hot weather so I just wore dresses. This time it's cold. I hate it. If/when there is a next time and I get to "plan" it I will NOT be doing this winter pregnant thing. I have done summer and winter and I choose winter. It took me a while to finally break down and even buy a pair of maternity pants/jeans. (like 7 1/2 months) I don't know what I have been thinking...they are so comfortable. Life has been so much for enjoyable with comfy clothes other than Mark's t-shirts and sweatpants. (I think he likes that I am not wearing pj's all day every day now too!)

Gender: It's a GIRL!  Name reveal post coming soon.....

Belly Button In/Out: Out, it never went back in after 1st pregnancy. 

Stretch Marks: I have already vented about this...not commenting again. ;( 

Movement: CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY!!! I just can't get over the movement. I don't remember feeling it like this last time and there were even 2 in there?!!? It's really fun, most of the time. She loves my right side (under my ribs) and to stretch out the length of my entire torso. (at least that's what it feels like) I also felt hiccups for the first time and I don't remember feeling them at all last time either. ;) 

Sleep: This one makes me laugh. I have a toddler who doesn't sleep through the night, he has recently had strep/high fever, I pee at least 4 times a night, and well...other than those things I sleep great. 

What I miss: The list is getting longer. No, just kidding but a glass of red wine would be nice. Honestly though I think if I could have one drink I wouldn't touch the rest. It's the "can't have it" thing I think that gets me. LOL! 

What I am looking forward to: Putting the furniture together and having a "sprinkle" thrown for us. 

Cravings/Aversions: Not many specific things...just get hungry faster but then full faster too. Ha! 

Symptoms: The Braxton Hicks have officially started, by the end of day my feet are getting a little puffy and sore...other than that I am alright. ;) 

Best Moment This Week: Purchasing the last piece of furniture for her room. Now, to get it all put together....;/

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday to you!

Right after the holiday season we celebrate some important B-days every year! 
My sister,
*Today is my sister's actual b-day! Love ya Punk #2-hope your having an AMAZING day!

MIL,

BIL, SIL,

and my g-ma all have a b-day with a week's time. Crazy right?!?! We went to dinner earlier in the week to celebrate Mark's family b-days and then my mom cooked a b-day breakfast last weekend when my family was here for my sister. We are so blessed to have such great family! Happy B-day family! We love you!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Urgent Care too?!?!

Life is never dull around the Schmitz household. Saturday was our monthly trip to IKEA and my mom was able to stay with Wyatt. We thought he was on the "uphill" of his strep sickness. He had been on his antibiotics for over 24 hrs. We left early Saturday morning and were back Saturday night. We woke Sunday morning to a rash covering Wyatt's body. ;( After much contemplation we ended up at Urgent Care. By "we" I mean Wyatt and I. Mark couldn't come due to the Expedite STL pick ups. I know there are many women who take their children to the Dr. by themselves but Mark has always made it a point to be at Wyatt and my Dr. appointments. Wyatt cried and screamed...I mean screamed the entire time we were there. It was bad! By this time the rash has covered his body head to toe. We found out he was allergic to the antibiotics he was one. Ahhh....if it's not one thing it's another right?!?!!?

We were able to switch his meds. and the rash isn't spreading anymore. Hopefully he sleeps through the night tonight. The poor boy needs a good night's sleep. I know this weekend could have been way worse. This situation makes me so thankful overall we have a healthy toddler. He made it 20 months without any major sickness. We are praying for quick recovery and that we can get back to normal soon! We have a baby coming in about 8 weeks folks....we have to get moving!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I love Erin Condren

It's been a few months since I started using my Erin Condren "life planner." I love it!

 When I flipped my refrigerator calendar over I realized it doesn't have every month in 2012. Oh no...that's big problem, especially in this family. I quickly turned to the Erin Condren website to see if there were jumbo calendars. What was I thinking?!?!
I placed my order immediately....I can't wait for my jumbo calendar to arrive! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Maw-Maw & 5 Question Friday

Happy Birthday Maw-Maw, my MIL, and Mark's mom!!!! We went out to eat earlier this week with family to celebrate Jan. b-days. Wyatt was not feeling well at the restaurant so I didn't get any pictures. ;(
(Bummer the picture is small? I have no clue?!?!)

Even though Mama M is in Mexico having an amazing getaway with her husband 5 Question Friday will go on...

1. What is the last thing you bought yourself?
-Hmm....a .69 diet coke from the gas station. If that doesn't count then a maternity shirt from Motherhood Maternity. (on sale of course)

2. What is your favorite meal on a cold Winter day?
-My mom's favorite potato soup with cheese and crackers. (but it taste the same unless it's a snow day and we are sitting at my dinner table at home in J-town) Oh, and I can't forget the big glass of cold milk to go with it. ;)

3. Have you started looking for swim suits this year and do you buy a new one every year?
-Yikes, this is a sensitive subject. LOL! Growing up we always got a new suit every year. We spent A LOT of time at the pool and lake so there was no saving them from year to year. Since I have always purchased a new one each year I haven't changed since I got married and probably never will. ;) To be honest I have actually browsed through the suit section at Target (I know, can you believe the are already out?!?!) Pre-baby body I would have already bought about 3 I think. I don't really know how I am even feeling about getting in a suit this year so...I am holding out for now.

4. If you could but any candy what would it be and why?
-This is a tough one. I LOVE CANDY. I HAVE A MAJOR SWEET TOOTH. (good thing my FIL is a dentist, and that I got over him finding cavities 7 years ago) I kind of go through different favorites. Right now, I am loving Jolly Ranchers and Sweet Tarts but I ALWAYS default to Milk Duds or peach rings as my favorite of all time. ;)

5. What are you most passionate about?
I would first say the things like spending time with family, God, and certain priorities. I don't think that's a valid answer or what the question is asking. My answer would be teaching. I love to teach. I knew I wanted to be a teacher in preschool. I never changed my mind. I taught 2 years before staying home with Wyatt. I hope to someday return to the classroom.

BONUS: What is your most favorite thing to "pin" on Pinterest? 
I love this question! I love to "pin." I am really into finding fun crafts that are age appropriate for Wyatt and also b-day party ideas for him. ;)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

1st ER visit ;(

Last night was the night. It was our first visit to the ER with a sick toddler. I am so thankful that it wasn't until almost 20 months that we had to make our first trip but it's still scary. Wyatt hasn't been feeling well since Tuesday afternoon/evening. He woke up from his nap with a fever on Tuesday. I was pretty sure it was teeth. He has (and still doesn't) have ANY other symptoms. We began the usual meds. for fever reduction in a 23 lbs. 20 month old. ;/ Wednesday came and we continued the meds. and he ran a low grade temp. all day while on medicine. He had times where he played and took a great nap. Since we thought it was his teeth and he was on the mend we decided to join Mark's family for a b-day dinner. He was in a pretty good mood but hit a wall not long after we got there. He fell asleep at the restaurant on Mark's lap. We got home and took his temp. 103.7 AHHH!!! Getting him more medicine and making a few phone calls to double check what we were doing was right his fever went down pretty quickly. In the middle of the night he woke again, still to early for any medicine, with a HIGH fever again. When it was finally time to give him another dose it wasn't helping. ;( We loaded up and headed to the ER. NOT FUN AT ALL....the snow started coming down pretty heavy while we were on our way too! He couldn't sleep he would just making a little whiny noise. It was pitiful.
We got to the ER and were checked in. We didn't have to wait long before we were taken to a room. The hospital has a new children's wing so that was nice. He was a terror and wanted nothing to do with getting any vitals or being touched by ANYONE other than Mark or I. His fever was still on the rise so the supplemented with some more medication and it started to fall. The Dr. came in and checked him ALL over...with ALL that said....he had swollen tonsils and blisters on his throat. It wasn't HFM, it was just a virus that will "run it's course."
We were discharged and got home about 6am. ;( Mark and I looked at each other and knew we still made the right decision. It's dangerous for a child to have a 104 fever, it's not good when medication isn't making the fever go down. I am so thankful we had people to call for questions too! For our first ER visit and I think we made out pretty well. We have done nothing but nurse a fever all day. We are pushing fluids as much as possible.
I am ready to have my crazy boy back!! It never fails we have IKEA trip this weekend. We are praying for the next 24 hrs. to be some major healing!

Tomorrow is FINALLY Friday!! Maybe another snow day??? ;)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Days like this...


Days like this...make me smile...a REALLY big smile! It's January 6th and it was 70 degrees. UNBELIEVABLE! To say it was beautiful would be an understatement. We woke up about 7:30 this morning and started getting ready for the day. Mark is still on break so he only had his clinic SIA shift duties this afternoon. Which really consists of pretty much all day (10am-7pm) but since it's still Christmas break he doesn't have the 7am-11am class before his shift. ;) It makes for a fun morning as a family. We had cinnamon rolls and watched a little Super Wy before Mark headed out. It was cute but kind of sad this morning as Mark was in the bedroom putting on his tie Wyatt walked in, waved to him, and said bye-bye. I guess he knows when the tie goes on Daddy is leaving. ;( After Mark left Wyatt and played a little at the house but then I loaded him up and headed to the mall. LOL! We went to a mall we don't frequent much. We enjoyed a bit of shopping, a cookie with sprinkles, and a sunny drive home. Wyatt took a nap when we got home (for 3 hrs.) and I was able to get some major chores finished. I hand washed and dried the Yukon, organized the garage, finished laundry, and prepared all the paperwork for our personal/business taxes meeting next week. Phew, I was busy! It was so nice to be able to get some sunshine. Wyatt finally woke up around 5:30! We headed to pick up Mark at about 6:30 from the clinic and attended a surprise 35th anniversary party for the pastor who married us and his wife. One of his sons, that was Mark's childhood friends that now lived in VA, flew in to surprise his parents. Wyatt started getting fussy about 8:15 so we headed home. What a day...a good day!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Four years ago Mark and I exchanged our vows...
In front of MANY ;) family and friends...
Then we celebrated with the BEST PARTY EVER with all the people that are so dear to us. 

Now 4 years later...we have experienced our ups and downs together...and look forward to many more years to come! 
*Mark and I were able to celebrate our anniversary earlier this week. My mom was up for her weekly visit so we took advantage of having a babysitter and went to dinner (after my Dr. appt) We went to a favorite place of ours...P.F. Changs. ;) Mmmmmm.......

 I tried to have my mom take a quick picture when we got home. Buddy wanted to be held, while eating an apple and not looking at the camera...go figure. LOL!
Happy 4th Anniversary Mr.
I love you!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Day (afternoon)

*I know...it seems these Christmas posts will never end. Ha! I didn't want to cram to many pictures or memories into one post so I am seperating each event. Plus I recently ordered my first blog book so there is lots of pressure to post all the details as I plan to make my "blog book" take place of the family scrapbook I make each year. (maybe...who knows I might still print both, ha!) Anyway, enough blabbing...moving on...


After celebrating Christmas morning at our house we loaded up and headed to Jackson. (This year we were able to celebrate Christmas Day with my dad's side.) Everyone was already at my g-ma's getting ready to eat but when Wyatt entered all stopped...LOL!
Wyatt got to start opening presents BEFORE dinner....that's a first for sure!! Can we say spoiled??? 
He played and played with all his new toys. We all just sat and watched. Ha! We played a gift card game, ate dinner, and enjoyed being together.
 Wyatt loves his Uncle Pete...
We try to get a group photo...the timer has be to used...
(Yes, I am only wearing 1 shoe...don't ask!)

All the grand (and great) children with g-ma...
Such sweet memories!!!

After g-ma's we headed home for the Curtis family Christmas, with my immediate 5+. ;)

 Wyatt continued to be so spoiled...

 My parent's try to do the three gift thing. (representing the 3 wise men) It's a great tradition and something very special. 

Then...out of no where...

Uncle Billy, Aunt Erin, and Uncle Pete bring out Wyatt's gift....
Yes, you see it right! His very own Jeep Power Wheels. We all joke saying we will just vicariously live through Wyatt since we never had one as a kid. Ha! He loves his Jeep so much. He NEVER wants to get out. He can push the pedal but his stearing needs a little works. From the picture though you can tell he has some "Curtis" in him. What 1 yr. old wants to see under the hood?!?!? 
We spent a few days at my parent's house. It was a great time relaxing and being with family! 

Please take note of his Crocs. They are just like his Poppie's and he LOVES them. It's the only pair of shoes he wants to wear. As you can see he even wears them with his pjs. ;)
While we were there we also celebrated with my mom's side of the family. I didn't get any pictures ;( I don't know why...I guess to much action and fun going on. LOL! 


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Morning

When Mark and I got married we decided it was very important to us to celebrate Christmas morning at our home. (where ever that may be at the time) We knew traditions start quickly and this is something we knew we wanted to have as we began a family. 

After getting home from being with family and getting Wyatt to bed Mark and I tried to get a picture...LOL! We had to use the timer...it was pretty funny!

 (not the best picture but it will have to do...)

Santa came!!!!! 


Santa wraps all his paper in bright red paper...remember?!!?!? 

Christmas morning Wyatt didn't wake until 9:30!!! Seriously!??!! He was not feeling well at all by this time either. ;( Cough, runny nose, and a bit grouchy...just in time for Santa) 



 The aftermath...
 Daddy made pancakes...Mickey Mouse ones to be exact. (Thanks to Maw Maw for the fun cookie cutter!)
 This is the best picture I could get on my camera of Wyatt by there tree!
Christmas 2011

And just for fun...
Christmas 2010

After opening, eating breakfast, packing, and cleaning up a bit we loaded the car. We made a stop to visit Ryder before leaving town.

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