Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Well, since my last post, we've been getting much more sleep! Ava finally just got used to her "big girl bed" and takes her 2 hour nap and sleeps though the night, THANK GOD! I was getting really concerned that we weren't going to sleep well again, but I was wrong:) Just when you think it's getting really bad, things turn around, kids!
Anyways, I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. Galen's parents are coming down with his older brother Colin (Jessie and Jason can't come, they're doing Thanksgiving with her family). We're all going to my parent's house for dinner tomorrow night with my sister's family too. My parents just got back from a month long trip in Asia, so it will be nice to spend some quality time with them, especially my Dad, who's leaving again in a week for another long trip...I swear he's retired!
So, here are some pics of Ava I took the other night before we went out to dinner. I think she looks pretty festive in her little fall dress, hopefully she can put a smile on your faces:)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Well, Galen and I are extremely tired today as Ava has decided she doesn't like to sleep anymore. She has always pretty much been a great sleeper, we just have to read her a book and put her in her crib and say good-night and she's out. 3 hour naps and 12 hour nights, it was great...until this weekend.
We went to our cabin this weekend, and while we were there, Ava climbed out of her porta-crib during her nap, and wouldn't go back to sleep. Then she did it again that night, and the only thing we could do was put her in bed with us (which is my least favorite thing in the world...I love my daughter and husband dearly, but when I sleep I don't like any disturbances, nothing touching me, nothing).
So...we get home from the cabin and I'm thinking it's just a porta-crib thing, nope. Sunday night she climbs out of her crib 10 minutes after I put her in it...then I put her back in and she fell asleep after I sat with her for 45 minutes, then around midnight she comes waltzing into our bedroom wanting to sleep with us again, augh!! We knew it was about time for her to get a big girl bed, so we've done that, and she's still coming out and wanting to sleep with us. It's actually gotten worse, now she wants us to stay with her until she falls asleep and if she wakes up and we're not there, she freaks and runs out of her room. So...she hasn't had a nap or a good night's sleep since Thursday. Meaning I haven't had time to myself or a good night's sleep since then either. I'm about to go NUTS!!!
It just makes me so excited to be having another bundle of joy to do this all over again...hehehe.
I have a parenting book that I need to fish out and read today, I've been meaning to do this for the past few days but have been too exhausted to do anything...if any mom's out there have been through this and have any ideas, please let me know. I'm just about ready to lock her in her room and let her scream for a few least that way I can get some sleep:)

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's a BOY!

Hello friends, hope everyone is having a nice Monday. We got my ultrasound today and found out we're having a BOY! I'm so excited, it was so unexpected. I don't know why I had it in my head that it was a girl, maybe to not be disappointed if it wasn't a boy...but it is!
Baby is happy and healthy and was moving all over the place. We're still due April 11. I'm so excited and Galen is ecstatic! I've been feeling him move for the past couple of weeks is pretty early to feel that I think, but since I already know what it feels like, it must be why. Galen felt him kick for the first time on Sunday, I think he's really excited now. That's all for now!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Hate to get all political and all...but GO OBAMA!!! So excited for some change around here:)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ava's Halloween

Halloween was nice and uneventful this year. We just went to my sister's house and trick-or-treated with the kids for a half hour or so...Both Jake and Ava hated their costumes, but it was fun to see them get their candy, they were so excited. Galen and I didn't get much sleep that night as I think Ava ate a little too much sugar and was up most of the night, we all got about a total of 3 hours of sleep!
Here's Jadyn, so proud of all of the candy! She was the Little Mermaid. She likes to put on that costume and run around dancing and singing..."look at this stuff, isn't it neat, wouldn't you think my collections complete..."

Our little goblins. Ava is the bunny and Jadyn is a mermaid with Uggs on:)