Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Things I've learned this morning

*The man on the phone who tells you to hang up or call the operator (when the phone has been left off the hook) sounds like "the car wash man" :)

*If pulled out unused, the diaper genie bags do go back'll just have sore fingers :(

*Even if you think you've put it high enough, ALWAYS put syrup back into the pantry and Lock it! :o

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fun Family News (Well worth the wait)

Before you get all excited, I should share that I am NOT with child. I actually have gone to the doctor recently to find out what's wrong with me, and why I can't loose weight...because I am NOT pregnant :) Like I've said before...I think that Micah deserves a sibling. I think that he loves being around other children and I think that being a big brother would help him grow a little. But I just don't see us having another baby right now. The economy is so questionable, and Stacy's job isn't always stable. When we bought this house, we knew that it was a starter home. It was perfect for Stacy and me, but with just one addition (Micah), it has majorly shrunk. If we could afford to make an addition to our house, maybe we could fit another child, but again, I don't see that happening any time soon. So in the meantime... We're doing little things here and there to improve the value of our house. This time our fun family news is that we have a brand new kitchen floor. When we bought our house Stacy and and I pulled up all of the carpet other than in Micah's room and the playroom. We then installed our own hardwood. I am allergic to dust mites, so anything to cut down on them helps (they LOVE carpet) I had heard awful stories about people who had wood in their kitchens and things broke (like a dishwasher) therefore their wood floor was ruined. Our laundry room is off our kitchen, therefore we'd have to worry about something malfunctioning in our washing machine. So we kept our vinyl floor. Well we got Very lucky recently because one of the companys that Stacy does work for also does flooring and had JUST enough tile left over to do our kitchen. So for the Low Low price of $1o0 we got enough tile, mortar, and grout for our kitchen. The problem was we had to remove our vinyl first. That was day 1. Day 2 we prepped, cleaned and began cutting the tile. Day 3 Stacy tiled half of the kitchen. You have to stay off of the tile for 24 hours while it dries, then another 24 after it's been grouted....therefore we lost our house for several days (thank you to the Rent's for letting us live with you...Micah can't wait to sleep in Aunt La La's bed again) Anyway...long story short....this was supposed to be a long weekend/ Stacy had no work -job, but it's turned into Stacy's spare time will be finished by this weekend at the latest (the only part that's not finished is the laundry room...hopefully to be completed today) I am so happy with our new floor.
Now, back to the news from the doctor. My thyroid isn't functioning as well as it should and is storing fat rather than breaking it down, and my body isn't breaking down sugars very well. Therefore I have been put on something to help my body break down sugar, and something to speed up my thyroid so that I can burn fat. He says that I won't see quick results, but over time I should see weight loss...We'll see. Not even a point of a pound so far! Now I know that I have Never been skinny, but come on, I'm sure this all has something to do with holding a baby boy in my belly for 9 months! I still love you Micah!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm house is not

5 minutes for me in the shower and this is what I got

* Micah opened a package of Graham Crackers and took a bite out of almost every one, spreading crumbs and crackers ALL over my kitchen

*He found a box of crayons that wasn't put high enough and made beautiful art work on my bathroom wall (my newly painted bathroom)

* He then broke the crayon into small pieces and shoved it down my bath tub drain

Now all of this happened in NO MORE than 5 minutes! You'd think I would have known better by now....At least it wasn't as bad as 2 weeks ago when he got into a Locked cabinet and pulled out the cat shampoo...and used half of the bottle on my poor cat! (and my floor as well) I'm just looking to have someone come to my house for 2 hours a day....Between the hours of 8-10 would be perfect....$5 for 2 hours is what I can afford. Anyone interested? Just think....I could put my gym membership to use on a daily basis, and I could take a shower (longer than 5 minutes) in peace :) I don't know what I'd do without Micah Man :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Vote for Miriam and Micah

I have already shared that Micah and I had our photos taken by Christy Martin a couple of weeks ago...well, she has posted some sneak peeks and is having a contest to see who can get the most votes....Please vote for Miriam and Micah :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monkey Man Micah

We had a wonderful Halloween. The search for the perfect Monkey costume began in early September. It was very hard to find one cute enough. I must admit I was picky. I finally found the Perfect Monkey....The problem is, it was Tom Arma (one of the best baby costume designers) therefore it was priced at $60!! That's seems crazy to me that someone would spend $60 on a costume for one day only! Anyway, I found the same costume on Ebay for a fraction of the price! I was so excited and Micah loved it. (He only talked about being a monkey for 2 months) We actually attended 2 fall festivals this year. On Wednesday we went to Laura's church (Grace Fellowship) and on Friday we went to Hebron. Micah got more than enough candy to share and had a blast! Again, I wish I could post a video....He was a darling little monkey as you will see. Stay tuned for some more fun family news coming soon :)