Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tomorrow . . .

Is the day my sweet, will-z bubsy gets his adenoids removed and tubes put in his ears. I know this is done so often but when it is your baby, your heart just crumbles for them to be all better.

My stomach has had butterflies all day and I know tomorrow it will probably be worse. I guess I have a thing about hospitals and hospital like settings. I do not do well.

That is why I am so glad my rock and Will's rock aka Daddy/Lewcious will be there.

I don't do well when I see my little man cry, never have, probably never will. He is a mama's boy through and through and I love that about him.

Wish us luck. I will keep you posted.

Here are a couple of shots that we took when we were in Door County.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My First Memory of Her . . .

I was 3 years old, maybe 4. I later learned it was a little "thing" that she and I did together.

This one time has stuck out in my mind ever since she left.

I was wearing my flowered covered bloomer pajamas, that I must have loved because there are several pictures of me in them. I had long blond hair down to the middle of my back. I looked like that little girl from the Poltergeist movie.

She was as beautiful as ever. Bright red hair, her soft, Dove smelling skin. That's something that I can smell to this day.

I, being her baby was the lucky one that got to go with her on her evening run to 7-11. But this one time she held me close, maybe I was sick, maybe she just wanted to hold me. I can feel her warm, protective arms wrapped around my 3 year old body.

She picked out snacks for my siblings and an ice cold Pepsi for her. She sat me on the counter while she was getting ready to pay. Next to me sat chocolate covered cherries. You know, the ones with the bright red foil.

She handed one to me and said, "For my sweet Boogie girl." Then she put me on her hip and I held on tight to my cherry with my head rested on her shoulder.

I often wonder what Will's first memory of me will be. I hope it is as wonderful as my first memory is.

I love you Will more than air.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

preschool mommys . . .

Will-z is on his third week of preschool and it could not be going better. The first week he ran into the class room. The second week, well there were lots of tears but he eventually stopped. This week I am hoping there will be a happy medium.

Getting to the preschool mommys. I thought by now I would have a play date set for him and some of his friends from school. But the mommys are somewhat anti-social. There is one mom that I talk to but her daughter and Will really do not play together.

So what do you do? Do you make the first move, even if the mom is standing there like she is running late for her hair appointment? I mean arms crossed, they look at you and you say hello but its a total blank stare.

This whole preschool thing is great but I really thought that Will-z and I would be making some friends. So far I am a total fail in that department.

Then to top it off Will-z is going to miss next week because he will be getting his tubes and then his adenoids removed. He only goes once a week, so everyday is precious.

Oh...Well. Just venting about the awkward moments of being a mommy to a preschooler.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gettin' Crafty !

Alicia over at A Beautiful Mess just recently posted about some great fall finds which inspired me to start gettin' crafty!

I went for a Halloween theme although I was really trying to go more fall. But my Micheal's was having a great sale on Halloween ribbon so I stocked up! They actually did not have a lot of "fall" like ribbon. So we might have a Halloween wreath up tell after Thanksgiving.
This project was super easy and I found it quite relaxing, I think its because I just love working with ribbon. I will definitely be making more of these for each season or holiday.
Thanks Alicia...this project added an extra smile to my day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vacation Pictures . . . Yes. There is More !

There was a play area at the resort we stayed at in Door County and Bubsy fell in love with the ball pit!
Lucky for us there were not a lot of kids around germing it up!
What an awesome jumper!

Yes. Even I got coaxed into the non-germy ball pit. Let's hope.

Taking another leap. He seriously had no fear.

Surrounded in a sea of germs...I mean balls.

Guess he found something good. Sorry. Had to throw this one in there. Looks like my kid was the one germing up the ball pit!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Total Randomness . . . because.

Have you noticed that there has been a lack of blogging lately? With summer on its way out I thought it would be easy to get back into blogging.


Here is the randomness at its best...

Will is loving school and adjusting well to it. I am hoping to start taking a yoga class during that time but lately I have been training during that time. BOO!

I am in total need of some me time.

The me time has been lacking because Will got sick over this past weekend and this cold is acting like it wants to stick around. Snot is everywhere, its just plain gross!

I ended up taking him to the pediatrician only to find out that he has another set of ear infections. I think this is his 9th set this year! Yes. That is one every month!

So. We have now seen an ENT doctor and my poor little Will-z bubsy has to get tubes and has to have his adenoids taken out. Major sobs happening hear not only by Will but by me as well. Next week we will have a pre-op appt. and then the following Thursday he will have the surgery. I am just so disheartened because I really thought he would grow out of them like I did but its just not in the cards.

Enough of that, its too upsetting.

Have any of you been watching Teen Mom? I am rooting for all those girls, Maci is such an amazing mom, I don't know how she does it. I feel bad for Catlin, her mom is so un-supportive and so mean! This show is definitely my guilty pleasure.

In other news my sweet hubby, Lew will be turning 30 next week and I am trying to figure out what to get him for this big milestone. Any ideas?

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 13, 2010

He loved it !

As I told you guys last week, Will-z's first day of preschool was last Friday. I made sure to hype it up and make a point that he would be able to play with trains there and he was totally sold on it.

When we got there a friend of his was already there but was having a mini meltdown. His mom gave me a look, like you better keep on going because he is going to set Will-z off.

He was practically dragging me to his class room which I was relieved about. I handed his bag to the teacher and did not say a goodbye, who knows what Will-z would have done if I did.

Drop off = Success!

Picking up I learned that Will-z's friend set all the boys in the class off for a minute or so of whining but then they were all fine.

Us parents were waiting outside the class room and heard them singing a goodbye song, it totally melted us all! Then they send one kid out at a time and Will-z was lucky enough to be the first one out. When he saw me he came running! He had big crocodile tears and said, "I love you mama, I mist you!" Then the tears turned into a smile. Which made all of us moms start to tear up.

The best thing off all is that his teacher used to come to the gym that I managed! She is an awesome lady and such a great teacher, so that makes this transition so much better for me at least.

There might be tears shed every now and again but Will-z is on amazing journey, as is his mommy.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

He's Going to Preschool . . .

He knows how to ride his tricycle.

He can almost count to 20.

He counts backwards from 10.

He is quite the lover of trains (as you all know).

He is very independent but occasionally he will give a snuggle away.

He loves putting things together, building and watching the way wheels turn. Then he will knock it down only to do the same thing over again.

He is strong willed and always determined!

He loves being around other kids and he is always considerate of their feelings.

He is my baby.

He is my sweetness.

He is my funny bubsy for sure. A real comedian.

Tomorrow, I hope is a day filled with fun and laughter, like this picture.

He is true to this picture, always jumping with both feet in. My little adventurer.

I love you Will-Z, as you like to call yourself these days, more than air.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday . . .

Chicago...Door County, Wisconsin...Zoo...Fish Boil...

Did I tell you that Will has his first day of Preschool on Friday? So excited for him but I am totally anxious!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

did i tell you how much i love this store ?

I was recently contacted by CSN stores online to do a review of one of their many products. If you have yet to check it out, you must head there now! They have everything from dining room furniture to toys for our little ones!

You just can't beat them! They rank pretty high on my scale of stores online and I just love that all I have to do is turn on my computer, go to their site and I know I will find what I am looking for. So easy for us busy moms.

So go check them out at CSN!

Stay tuned as I review one of their amazing products!