32 boxes and counting...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
32 boxes and counting...
Posted by Emily at 2:15 PM
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I have had lots of comments and suggestions regarding Ben's sleep issues (thanks for all your suggestions!). I thought I would give you an update. Last night for the first time in about 2 months Ben slept through the night!! YEA!!! It was great to get some really good sleep. I didn't wake up to a screaming little guy. He still isn't going to sleep on his own like he used to but you only have to rock him for about 5 minutes and he is out. I think we are on the way to being over this bump in the road of sleep.
Posted by Emily at 3:25 PM
Monday, July 28, 2008
Early this summer, we decided to do our part to "stimulate" the "slow" economy. We used our great government tax check to buy a Wii!!! We had thought long and hard about doing this and finally broke down and did it. It was the best purchase ever. We love our Wii!! It has actually been good for our marriage because it is something we can do together.
Matt and the neighborhood kids playing rock band. They are actually pretty good
Ben melting away the pounds on the Wii Fit
Posted by Emily at 2:13 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
So I am sitting here waiting on a conference call for work (mid year evaluation - I hate evaluations by the way!) and I thought that I would just write some random thoughts and seek some advice.
Do you think babies dream?
So lately Ben has been having some really bad sleep issues. I thought it was just because we had been so busy the last couple of months and really hadn't been on a schedule. But this week we have been at home everyday and trying to stay on a schedule and he is as bad as ever. He woke up in the middle of the night one day this week just screaming. It was like he was asleep but screaming and flailing about. I think he is having nightmares. It has made him afraid to go to sleep. He used to be a great sleeper but now it is just terrible. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
I need some sleep!! Last night he was up 4 times in the night. I had to wake up Matt to help me at 2:30.
Just a cute picture of Ben. Hard to believe that this baby could cause so much havock in our house!!
Posted by Emily at 2:12 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Introducing... Mr & Mrs!
Posted by Emily at 1:46 PM
Monday, July 21, 2008
We had a great time this weekend although it was a little sad. Our friends (really our best friends), are moving so we had a going away party for them. We are so sad to see Brad and LeeAnn move. We are excited for them and the new adventure that they are embarking on but we are really going to miss them.
LeeAnn and I have been friends forever (really since we were like 6 or 7 years old). We have one of those friendships that just stands the test of time. She has always been a great support and sounding board for me. In the past we have been apart but never this far. Brad and Matt have also developed a great friendship since high school. We have been through alot together. There have been lots of wonderful memories made. It has been wonderful having them so close to get to be apart of Ben's life (they were there in the delivery room just 30 minutes after he was born). I hate to think about him not getting to see his "Aunt LeeAnn" and "Uncle Brad" very much. Mobile is only 6 hours away so hopefully we will get to see them lots! This just means lots of trips to the beach.
Saturday night we had a going away cookout at our house for Brad and LeeAnn and some of our other friends. It was lots of fun to just sit around and talk and catch up. We got to spend some time with them before the left. It was great!! Here are some pictures from the party. We love you guys and are going to miss you!!
Ben dancing the night away! He stayed up until 11 pm. He was not ready to stop partying.
Posted by Emily at 10:10 AM
Friday, July 18, 2008
Ok so after a year of resisting it I am giving in. I know I know, I can't believe I am doing it but here it is.... My first attempt at blogging. I have always thought our life was just too boring and all our friends and family were close by so why would I need to blog. But with my brother and sister-in-law moving away and with friends moving and life being so busy I thought I would give it a try. I am still not sure it will be very exciting but at least it will keep everyone up to date on what is going on with us. I need to do a better job of keeping up with what we are doing myself. I promise to update often so check back. So here it is...
Yesterday morning Ben and I went out to play. The sprinklers had just gone off so there was a big puddle in the driveway. Ben loved it and splashed away for 30 minutes. Here are some pictures of the fun he had with puddles.
Posted by Emily at 4:19 PM