Friday, November 13, 2009

Night out with Mommy and Daddy!

So yesterday I got a call from my mom (aka Nana) that Sean had called and asked her if she could watch the kids for the evening. I was in the dark, like usual when it comes to Sean and his plans. Anyway, after talking to Sean about what he had planned, we had come to a decision that we were going to see the movie "Where the Wild Things Are" at 8:15 pm. Except, it did not seem right to go without Aiden. So we both thought that it would be fun to take him with us. To make it more fun, I thought that when Nana got to the house to watch Kieren, I would surprise Aiden with the exciting news! But my night had to go perfect without him suspecting.


The first clue that I evaded: When I was taking a shower around 6 pm to freshen up, he comes in and asks "Mommy why are you taking a shower, where are you going?" I said, "nowhere, I am just getting clean to get comfy and cozy for the evening." PHEW!! That seemed to pass as an excuse since Aiden left it at that. Second clue that I evaded: "Mommy why are you putting on make-up?" "So I can look pretty when I go to bed." "But mommy, you're already the most gorgeous girl in the world...no need for you to put on make-up." (okay, so I made up the last part....LOL!!) Anyway, after running into some sticky situations and getting him bathed and ready to go (I put him in his pajamas, since I thought it would be fun and cozy to go see a movie at night like that) without any suspecting on his part, we made made it to the time when Nana arrived. He of course had no idea that she was coming over, and he was soooooo excited to see her. But then the unveiling of the surprise unfolded, and here is how it went:


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Aiden's progress in school and Kieren's shoe fetish ;-)

I had my first parent teacher conference with Aiden's teacher today. She said that he has a short attention span when it comes to things he doesn't want to do, and very long one when he is interested. DUH!!! Don't we all ;) She says he is doing well, and that he seems to be very interested in music. However, he does not participate in the singing and dancing. I told her that it's because he is very aware of people watching him, and gets very self-conscience (very much like his daddy). She was very impressed that he knows how to keep a steady rhythm with the drums. She told me that when she asked him if his daddy plays drums, he said "No, he plays trumpet." Then another little boy said, "My daddy plays Super Mario Brohters." Ahhhh!! Gotta love kids at this age....hahahaha!!

Aiden's first day of school picture





Lately, Kieren has been having a thing with his Daddy's shoes. Yet every time he gets his foot in one, he starts praying to "Allah." For those of you who do not know what that means, just imagine him on his knees lifting his hands above his head and slamming them on the floor. All while he is chanting (AKA screaming) at the top of his lungs.....LOL!! So anyway, this is a daily, sometimes multi-daily, routine.

Kieren and his two left feet





Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hard times are common in Mommy-hood!

So this week has been a rough one. I tried to keep consistent with my sit-ups, and was punished
for doing so. In the middle of my exercise I had a sharp unbearable pain that caused me to get stuck laying on the floor for over 15 minutes. I could not move!! When I finally rolled myself into position to get up, Kieren started crying. I could not and would not go pick him up, so I just prayed that he would go back to sleep. Thank God he did :) I iced it and put heat on it, alternating every 15-20 minutes. Needless to say, it did not work and I could not lift my left arm above my shoulders. Let's just say the next morning, with showering, getting ready, and taking Aiden to school and swim (which I was going to bail on swim, until he threw a fit and demanded that he get to swim), was not fun and very painful! I made an appointment to see the doctor, and he prescribed me medication, but did not even offer any other form of treatment. Such as stretching or referring me to a massage therapist. Even after I told him that this was probably something that transpired from my dull ache in my shoulder for over a year now. So I payed $80 for the visit and another $60 to get medication that will help me momentarily, but not in the long run....ugh!! Go Health Care people and Drug companies....YOU WIN!! It has been 3 days since that happened, and I am still very swore :( But I am will figure something out.

Little Kieren has been full of temper tantrums and frustration lately. He is growing out of his morning nap, but there are days where he still needs one. The hard thing is, is that once I figure out he needs one, it is too late. If I put him down later in the morning he does not nap in the afternoon. And since mommy needs her breaks (to clean, do laundry, or just breathe), he has to wait. This however, causes a full morning, and lunch time, of screaming and crying. But on a good note, he is still cute as all heck! I know this is just a phase, and we will get through it with flying colors. Many more phases to come, I'm sure :)




Monday, November 2, 2009

Mommy Coffee Break...

This morning I had a great playdate and coffee break with my old friend Aimee and her family. The kids played really well together, and enjoyed halloween candy after their lunch. Aiden and Aimee's little girl, Holland, are such a pair. They love to play "mommy" and put each other down for naps. The two little guys, Kieren and Wyatt, were just cruising around pooping all morning long...LOL!! Kieren was also caught stealing Wyatt's old sucker out of the trash and having his turn with it...GROSS!! Did I stop him you ask?? Nope :)

Kieren enjoying Wyatt's old used sucker...At least he is not wasteful ;)



The kiddos watching Go Diego Go!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween :)


Kieren as a Dinosaur





I hope everyone had a festive Halloween!! I know we did :) The kids got to do some old school trick or treating, where they scored a mass amount of lute (aka CANDY). We began the night at Nana's with a fabulous home cooked meal, and ended the night with a game of 'dead and bury' and pumpkin cheesecake....YIPPEE! The kids had a blast and so did the adults :)

Aiden (aka policeman) and Gavin (aka UPS man) cheesing it up for the camera

The Halloween Crew: Aiden, Kieren, Anna, and Gavin :)

The Halloween Crew: Aiden, Kieren, Anna, and Gavin