Part of my kitchen. Never ending dishes!
We stayed home this weekend because my girlfriend is having a wedding shower. The good thing about this is I can get some things done around the house. This morning Justin was up pretty early as usual (6:30 am like clockwork) and so I took him downstairs and while he was in his walker, I pulled all the stuff out of the tupperware cabinet and purged and organized that. I also went through my big pantry cabinet in which I store all my electric appliances and organized that. Then I went through our pantry and got 18 lbs of food ready to go to Curves for their local food drive. Less stuff to take with us during the move. Phew....
Nothing much going on with the move. There is a rumor that we may be moving earlier than December/January - maybe as early as August but everything is just rumors now - nothing concrete so I'm waiting for some concrete answers. Joe gives his decision next week so that will be nice. After that I believe they will start organizing the pre-commitment trip. Joe is escatic - he's hoping we will have a game room (that's the popular thing in Texas) and he has huge ideas to make it a huge Detroit Tigers room. He's been looking at ebay for things to put in it. He's so funny. Other things - we found out the house across the street that has been for sale for TWO years was listed for $186,000 when it went up. We looked it up this week and it's only listed at $155,000. I can't believe it. I hope we make SOMETHING on this house after 5 years! The Michigan housing market is AWFUL. I can't believe it. Our tax assesment on our property was actually LOWERED this year! Well, it is what it is.This week we took Joey out on his bike. He did pretty well. The helmet I think is just a little big on him. We have to teach him how to stop the bike. Sometimes he peddles and just pushes back and doesn't realize that stops him. Amazing how you forget how hard things are like riding a bike - things we take for granted!
Joey with the first helmet he's ever worn.
Joey and his new bike.
The crocus are coming up!
Justin - his first time in the grass!
Justin seeing how it tastes. I'm bummed I didn't get his reaction on film. He wasn't so excited about it. I wasn't about to tell him not to eat it. Kids have to learn things on their own through their own experiences and eating a little bit of grass isn't harmful!
More grass inspecting.
Well in June I'm shooting two weddings back to back. One is my brother's (he's having a Pagan wedding so it's not traditional - therefore he has no bridesmaids or best men or anything). Then Joe's mom's friend is having a wedding so I'm shooting that. BOTH know I'm not a professional and I've never done a wedding before. I figure what the heck - give it a try! SOOOO - I went out and bought some new TOYS. Check out my new flash bracket! OMG it's AWESOME!!! I paid $119 off ebay for it and it included the flash cord! This is the best kind - the camera rotates - not the flash. Not only that it has a cord that hooks into the camera so I can press a button on the flash bracket and it takes photos - so I don't even have to touch the camera!!!! Look at my pointer finger on my ring finger to see where I can activate the flash. See the following photo to see how it moves. OMG it's the BEST! I also got a cover for my flash so it's more diffused and not so harsh. I'm soooo excited!Vertical view.
Portrait view. Check out how I'm holding the bracket the same way but the camera rotates. It's SWEET!!!!! Doesn't it make me look more professional?
Today I went to a Mom2Mom sale and got a few summer outfits for Justin. We did mostly errands today and hung out as a family and did a LOT of family time - which is great. Our kids are so loving and wonderful.
These photos were taken in Joey's room. Joe and Joey were playing soccer with the beach ball. Justin was hanging out on the ground and watching everything. Every now and then they gave the ball to him to play with.
Here's his soccer ball and froggie.
Joe and Joey wrestling and hugging.
Another of Justin watching the boys.
Hey mom, can I join in the fun?
Check out my new glasses! I LOVE them!! Here's one of Joey and I.
Sasha and I. Another of Joey and I. I LOVE this photo!
Well more of an update on the boys.
Joey - no more #2 on the potty. I hope he gets this down soon. He's been wonderfully sweet. He's starting to ride a big boy bike (see above). WOW!
Justin - at his last dr. wellness visit - he was about 6 1/2 months old and 16.81 lbs (25%) and 26 inches long (26%). This was on 3/19. He loves his walker. We use it downstairs where there is no stairs and he can walk forwards, backwards, sideways and get all over the lower level in it. He even knows how to run over Joey's train tracks in it - which causes a big scene with Joey. Joey will say, "No JUSTIN" and push Justin back away from his train tracks and put the exersaucer in front of him so he can't do it again. It's quite funny. He's eating the biter biscuits quite well but doesn't always do so well on the #3 foods that have chunks so we are working through that. He's finally getting some hair. You can't tell via photos but he has some! Yay!!