Sunday, January 30, 2011

Interesting Weekend

Last Friday I surprised Jason with a babysitter when he got off work at noon so we could go eat lunch together.  We ate at Za Zas which is AWESOME!  While we were there, Jason talked about his hard work week and he felt like he needed a break.  We even joked about going away for the weekend.  We got home and a little time passed.  I jokingly told him that Kohen and I were all packed and ready to go on our weekend trip.  To my surprise he said "OK!  Let's go!".  I couldn't believe he was serious!  So, for the next few minutes we talked about where we could drive to that wasn't too far.  We thought about Kansas City, Branson and Dallas.  Our decision was pretty easy because KC had just gotten a foot of snow and we weren't positive that Branson was snow free.  So we chose Dallas.

I was outside loading the car and I heard SCREAMING coming from inside.  I ran in and Jason was coming around the corner holding Kohen.  Jason just shook his head.  This let me know that it wasn't good.  We all sat down on the couch and looked at the back of Kohen's head.  He had a HUGE bump.  It was the biggest bump and the deepest purple you could imagine.  I panicked.   Jason assured me that we didn't need to go to the ER.  Jason put ice on Kohen's head and we waited around to make sure he was ok.  After about 30 minutes, Kohen was back to being himself.  We agreed that it would be ok to still go to Dallas.  We loaded up and left at 6pm.  Kohen was asleep before we pulled out of our neighborhood.  This worried me.  I woke him up twice (we had to make two stops before we left town) to make sure he was ok.  After this I woke him up about every 20 minutes for the next couple of hours.  He had missed his nap earlier that day so I knew he HAD to be exhausted.  Kohen woke up for good around Texarkana.  He was such a good traveler.

We arrived in Dallas a little before midnight.  It was FREEZING!  We booked a room at the Westin hotel that is located in the Galleria Mall.  I've always wanted to stay there!  You should have seen us trying to get our luggage, pack n play, stroller, carry bags and toddler to the front door.  It was so cold.  I was carrying Kohen with a big blanket wrapped around him while pulling a suitcase.  He kept saying "It's Cooollldd outside!".  I was laughing so hard (little did I know, THIS would be one of the highlights of the trip).

After we got to our room we immediately got ready for bed.  This pregnant girl was TIRED!  Jason was tired too from working earlier that day and driving for over 5 hours.  We set up Kohen's crib and sound machine.  We turned out the lights and attempted to get Kohen to sleep.  He kept saying "rock".  He wanted to rock in his rocking chair...  We had to explain to him that there wasn't a rocking chair there.  He kept saying "I want down" and "no".  I got frustrated and passed him to Jason.  Jason tried and tried to get him down.  He gave up and put him in the bed with us.  This lead to Kohen riding us like we were horses in bed.  He was jumping up and down having the time of his life.  Mine and Jason's tempers were beginning to get worse.  I got out of bed at this point and got Kohen out of the bed too.  I propped him on my hip and started moving my hips in a figure 8/rocking motion (I'm glad it was dark and nobody could see me).  I remember looking at the clock.  It was 2:22am.  I told myself, if I could just do this figure 8/rocking thing until at least 2:30am, then SURELY he would be asleep.  8 minutes... I can do this crazy movement for 8 minutes.... Around the 5 minute mark, Kohen laid his head down on my shoulder....  BEFORE 8 minutes, Kohen lifted his head up, pointed to his crib and said "night, night".  I quickly laid him down and headed to the bed.  I had just removed my socks when Kohen stood up screaming.  I got him out of his crib and yelled at Jason "IT'S YOUR TURN!".  Jason, again, got up and tried to console Kohen.  A few minutes later, he brought Kohen to bed with us, again...  I wasn't very happy.  I told him that I was rolling over and covering my belly to protect my unborn child from Kohen's bouncing!  VERY soon after that, Kohen laid down and fell asleep.  Yes, he was laying horizontal and taking up most of the king bed, but at least he was asleep!  It was 3:30 am when we all went to sleep.
The next morning we got up (early), got dressed and headed into the galleria.  We were there about an hour and I looked at Jason and said, "Do you want to go home?".  He said "yes!".  I can't tell you how happy I was to hear him say that!  We had reservations for the next night too, but we called and were able to leave before check out.  We had been there less than 12 hours.  It took us about that long to drive to Dallas and back.

I have to say that I do not regret going.  I got to spend a lot of time in the car with my husband and Kohen was the BEST traveler.  It was so good to talk and laugh.  At one point he was talking about all the decisions he's had to make since he's bought the dental practice, plus buying a new home, plus buying a new car....  He said all these decisions have been hard.  Lots of going back and forth, not knowing for sure if he's making the right decision.  He said "There's only been one decision I've made in my life that was easy.  One decision that I knew without a doubt that it was the right decision from the beginning and that's when I asked you to marry me.".  Seriously, I think that's one of the nicest things he's ever said to me!  I told my mom later about what he said and we both cried! Lol :)

 I love my husband, I love my Kohen and I love my new baby in my tummy.  I'm glad we went to Dallas.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blog Books 3 & 4

I have two more blog books to add to my collection!   I love having Kohen's first two years documented.    

Here are all four....  from birth to his 2nd birthday...

I used a different company for blog book 3 and 4.  I think I like them better.  This time I used From Blog to Print.

 There is even a picture on the back cover :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Quick Post

Kohen is eating a fruit cup.  He keeps putting the cherry halves on his head and says "hat"...

Friday, January 14, 2011

When All Else Fails...

...use food coloring!

Kohen likes mashed potatoes... when I can get him to actually put them in his mouth.  Lately, every time I would make potatoes, he would say no, no, no when I would put them in front of him.  So, last night, I decided to add blue food coloring!

Worked like a charm :)

He gobbled these potatoes up in a heart beat- the carrots....not so much.  I had to bribe him with a cookie for him to eat his carrots.  

(By the way, this was not all he had for dinner... I'm not that mean!)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Ned Perme said it was coming but I didn't believe him...  We went to the Alveraz house the night it was supposed to snow.  This is my family + Sherri eating chicken tortilla soup and waiting on the snow.

Ned was right!  It definitely snowed!  We borrowed some of Sherri and Paul's warm clothes and all piled in their 6 seater ATV and drove over to the Leal's house to play in the snow...

Can you see Kohen?  He LOVED the snow.  He liked to scoot his feet in the snow and say "CHOO CHOO!".

The next morning, we all met up on the golf course.  Hole #10 green has the perfect hill to sled!

Here's Buzz...I mean Kohen :)

Kohen and Madison

Everyone just insisted that I sled and they promised I wouldn't get hurt or hurt the baby in my tummy :)  So this is Kohen and I getting ready to go down the big hill...

Here are my besties.  I am so blessed to have such good friends that all live within the same neighborhood and are all stay at home mommies :)

Sherri and Kohen sled down the big hill probably 10 times!  They even ran into the fence once!

Kohen and Paul.  When Kohen says his prayers at night, Paul is number 4 on the list...right after Dada, Momma and Kitties...

And this picture sums up the most important thing to my friends and I.  Our kids!
(Ashton, Travy, Landon, Tre', Donovan, Chloe, Madison and Kohen.  Not sure where Casen was!)

Sherri and Kohen sledding down the hill again!

Sherri helping Kohen up the hill

Tori, me

The husbands/ dads... minus Jason

Snowball fight!

Friday, January 7, 2011


According to my day-to-day pregnancy journal....my baby's heart is beating today!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I Love Peas

If you know me...you know I HATE peas....but today I love them because my pregnancy book told me that my new baby is the size of a pea today! And just incase you want to know, the amniotic sac is a little bigger than a grape :). Yes, I AM one of those girls who compares fruit, veggies and any other food or object to the size of my growing baby. I don't care if you think it's annoying, I love it. I LOVE reading everyday about what folds of tissue are forming or chest and abdominal cavities forming or if he/she is the size of a grapefruit! I am using the same pregnancy journal that I used during my pregnancy with Kohen. I'm using a different color ink and writing below my old notes. It's nice to be able to compare this pregnancy with my last one. By this time last pregnancy, I had already made a trip to the hospital for an ultrasound for extreme cramping... I'm happy I haven't experienced that this time (knock on wood...). So anyway, my baby is the size of a pea today :)

My other sweet pea has been very busy. He was a Daddy's boy this weekend! I have to admit, it was nice that Kohen let Jason "help" him with things instead of only wanting me. Kohen was so sweet to his Daddy. He gave him hugs constantly for no reason at all, sat in his lap and watched tv or played video games (no, not shooter games...) and played his little heart out with his Daddy. Kohen has even started calling Jason "Daddy" instead of "Da Da". It's so sweet! But my favorite thing that happened this weekend is out of the blue Kohen has started saying, "Jaaaa-suuun". I guess he hears me say "Jason" a lot! LOL and he even says it with the THICKEST southern accent! (Guess he got that from his momma too!). We laugh so hard when he says it...

On another subject.... when we first got our ipads we were both very protective of them and I barely let Kohen touch mine at all. (I think it might have been because the first time he used it he colored with red crayon all over the screen)... anyway.... it's been awhile and Kohen has played with it lots since then. I think I have more apps downloaded for him than for me. I am amazed, now, at how well he can navigate it. I don't have to do anything, I just hand it to him and he'll take it to the coffee table or bar stool and play away! He'll go from app to app playing whatever he pleases! I wanted to get some video of him playing with it.... it's not the best video but maybe you can see how much he loves it. (Plus, I think it's great for fine motor skills!)