Sunday, December 28, 2008
This next picture (below) is Wendell watching Phil shoveling snow. This was the most recent snow that occurred last night (maybe 1-2 inches this time). I think this month we've gotten enough snow and ice to last us the rest of the winter season. Normally, Phil enjoys shoveling but he says he's had enough. Hopefully if it stays warm then Wendell and I can go out an play soon. We haven't gone for a sled ride in a few weeks due to his cold/cough and the cold temp's.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Santa came to our house the other day to visit. We were sitting eating supper and all of a sudden Buster was barking like crazy... we noticed some dust coming out of our fireplace and we could hear some ruckus on the roof. We just sat and looked at each other wondering, could it be?
Ok, just kidding, we don't have a fireplace but Santa did come to our back door and knocked. Either way it was fun. We have survived 3 family Christmas' and a birthday party over the weekend. There were good moments and frustrating moments.. just like any other year.
I hope that each of you can spend some time reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas and that is about a precious baby being born over 2,000 years ago. I know personally, Jesus, is a best friend to me. He is always listening to me and helping me get through the tough times in my life, he is my mentor and guides me in life. I am never alone in this world, even when Phil's at work and Wendell's napping. I always have a shoulder to cry on. So of course, in honor of my friend. Thanks Jesus, and Happy Birthday!
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The other exciting upcoming event for us is that Wendell will turn 2 next week so we're having a "kid" birthday party on Wednesday, and a "Grandparents" birthday party on Friday, and then his actual birthday is on Sunday. I will take lots of pictures and keep you posted.
We'll be busy the next few weeks so I apologize now if I don't get any new postings soon. Hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Since sledding didn't go so well, along with playing at the park afterwards, we decided to come back to our place. As some of you know, Wendell has a thing for shoes, but most of you probably don't know that he loves girl shoes. Here is the latest of Wendell borrowing boots from his "girl friend" Kate. I guess he prefers the pink ones over his blue ones??
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Ruff, ruff... it's Wendell, dressed in his Halloween costume. We had the joy of surprising my grandparents and a few other people as well. Phil and I also dressed up so when we knocked they didn't know who we were. Since we traveled an hour to see them without calling then they didn't expect us. I don't have any pictures of Phil and me in our costumes but my mom took some.. maybe I'll post them when I get a copy, depending on how dorky we look.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
A = Pushover mom who believes in "compromise" but feels very loving about it
I need a little advice from you.. I've been a "pushover" mom since day one but have realized that I need to start standing my ground. I feel like I've been telling myself that compromise or win-win situations are the best.. but are they the best with a toddler?
Example #2. Wendell, Buster (our dog) and I decide to go for a walk. Wendell would rather push his little lawn mower around but Buster is wanting a walk too (and both can't happen at the same time), so I ask Wendell to get in the stroller and he does but he brings his mower with him. So for 1/2 block he is pushing his lawn mower while I push him in the stroller (later we ditched the mower and put it in the back of the stroller). Pushover mom? I see it as a "survive the walk" tactic.
Example #3. Wendell is outside playing with his car and pushing it around. He decides to go in the neighbors driveway (which is okay) but then decides to go up closer to her house (which he knows he's not supposed to) so I give a warning, "you need to turn around" in such a sweet loving voice, he does not respond, so the second reminder I say "you need to come back, now or we'll go inside" a little more serious... and still no response. The third time, in a very stern/mean voice "come back now or we go inside"... and Mr. Wendell looks toward me with his little grin and comes back like a sweet little angel. Why did it take the 3rd try? My "stern" voice? Now I feel like a mean mom who's out in public yelling at her kid.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I've decided to try "blogging" so I hope you join me! I have no idea what to expect so this should be a fun ride. I'll start by telling you a little about my family. I'm married to a great husband - Phil - since January of 2000. And we have an adorable little boy - Wendell - who was born in December of 2006 (you can do the math to find out how old he is : ) We live in the great state of Iowa, all of us born and raised here. I'm a proud stay at home mom during the day and have a very interesting job at night... I get paid to sleep during the overnight (and yes, I do sleep) at a house with three ladies who have disabilities. I also work a couple of hours in the morning getting them out the door to their day programs and then I go home around 8:30am when Phil goes to work at the local TV station. So I work 2 full time jobs.. and the best is being at home with Wendell. My husband and I like to garden, read, and (for the time being) exercising. We love to cook and try new things so if you have any new, fun and somewhat healthy recipes, we'd love to try them! Enough about me, I'd like to get to know you... hope to hear from you soon! Heather
** Attached is the most recent picture of Wendell being silly, he's wearing Phil's work goggles while eating his pancake for breakfast.