Monday, June 30, 2008

How did that happen?

My baby turned 18mos old yesterday!! As of today she is officially closer to age 2 than to 1! So hard to believe, but guess it has to happen!! We just got back from her 18mos appt. Teagan got 2 shots and had to have her blood drawn( check lead levels and for anemia). She didnt flinch, whimper or cry while they were drawing her blood...she just sat there and watched them intently while the two nurses did their work. A little different story for the shots though, as soon as I laid her down, she knew it was coming.....but only cried for a minute or two.

Here are her stats:
24lbs 10oz
32 inches tall

Grow baby grow!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

I had to share this......

The funniest thing happened this morning! Teagan followed Mason into the bathroom when he had to pee. She then started to copy him...I about died laughing! He pulled up his shirt, down his pants and proceeded to do his business....she pulled up her shirt and tried to take off her diaper! I sprinted to get my camera..but by the time I got back, Mason had finished and wouldnt keep up the pose. I did get pics of Teagan though!! (who wants to be the one to explain to her that she doesnt have a penis?)

Here she is (still holding up her shirt)getting some toilet paper

Here she is watching the toilet paper go down,down,down....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Maybe we should have named her Ariel

I am beginning to think that Teagan is part fish. The girl is a maniac when it comes to the pool. I cannot even begin to describe how crazy she is when it comes to swimming. Other mom's were in awe of her lack of fear, her ability to go under the water, and her sheer enthusiasm. Today she was actually trying to swim to me. I put her on the steps and she would lunge out to me, going under the water as if she were swimming to me, she would kick and fight her way to me, then i grab her lift her up and she was all smiles....asking to do it over and over again. I really wish I could show everyone but there is no way I will ever get pictures or video because I am having to keep my eye on her every second, literally. We would be in the baby pool, then up she goes, runs over to the big pool....ready to dive in. I did at least get her stop when she would run over and sit on the edge until mommy got into the pool......the girl wears me out!!!!! It is pretty wonderful though to see her so excited/passionate about an activity.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

only one trick up my sleeve

As I posted previously, I am taking a photoshop class on tuesday nights. I really had no idea how to do anything with the program before the first class last week. I always wanted to learn how to make the black and white photos with just a touch of color..well we learned that first I am jumping for joy and using that trick on every picture I can!!! I have 3 more classes ahead of me, so yes...I will do other things but this is my favorite right now! (we did learn a few other things in the first class but honestly I cant remember what...LOL)

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Loving my photoshop class!
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Family Vacation!

We took a short vacation over the weekend! Tons of fun for the kids! We went with friends to Table Rock Lake in Branson, MO...had a great place with lots of space and lots to do for everyone!!! Too bad it was so short, next time I think we will do at least one more day!
Here are a few pics!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Not sure I am ready for this....

Taking Mason and Teagan to summer program at Parents Day out today. Mason will do fine (since he has been attending the school for the past 2 yrs) but I have never left Teagan anywhere (well once at a friends house for a WHOLE hour)..this is a 5hr day for the kids! Teagan is officially the youngest child enrolled...The thought of 5 hours to myself sounds heavenly but at the same time I am terrified that Teagan will be crying the entire time. I am also afraid to go very far incase the school needs me to come get her... well guess we wont know until we try. Hoping this will be a good warm up for her, I am considering enrolling her 1 day a week in the fall, plus I am doing MOPS (mothers of preschoolers), 2x a month she would have to be in childcare for 2.5 hrs. Wish us luck!(Mommy and Teagan)

Update: Teagan and mommy both survived the day!!!! Looking forward to next week now!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Photo editing

I received a copy of photoshop elements 6 for Mother's Day, problem is, I have no idea how to use it. I also have Lightroom by adobe (another editing program to compliment PS)...I am going to be taking a class in the next few weeks. I cannot wait. I cannot believe the difference that you can make in photos. Here is an example. The top photo is the original. The latter photo is an example of me just messing around with one element.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Too much of a good thing...

We have been incredibly busy this week. Mason has been attending VBS (vacation bible school) every morning from 9-12, then we hurry home, gobble some lunch and run up to the pool for swim lessons at 12:30. He also has Tae Kwon Do on Tues and Thurs nights and we have been going to watch Alexis play softball a few evenings. Today after dropping Mason off at VBS, Teagan and I headed to Walmart for some much needed supplies (we were down to 1 diaper in the house). I was leisurely strolling through the store because we never go to Walmart (it is clear across town). I enjoy seeing ALL the stuff there. We had only made it partway through the store when the youth director from church called stating that Mason was crying and they needed me to come get him....I grabbed the cart and ran up to check out, it was going to take at least 20 min to get back over there. Somehow I managed to spend about $100 and didnt even get diapers or a new pair of shoes for Teagan (both the reason for the trip). I finally got over there and Mason was standing at the door waiting for me. He had stopped crying but had his "quivering" voice when speaking to me. He said "I just missed you mom." Of course that melted my heart but I knew that this poor boy must just be exhausted from all the activity over the past 4 days. We headed home, he and Teagan both were down for a nap by 11am. I woke him up a little after 12 to head up to swim lessons..and though he was still a little tired, he did really really well. Tomorrow is Friday, thank goodness...Last day of VBS and swim lessons...the boy will be able to get more rest next week.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Private is the way to go....

Mason had his 1st private swim lesson today.....WHOA, it was awesome!! 30 minutes of 1 on 1 swimtime! The swim instructor had him swimming from the steps all the way over to the other side of the pool...a good 10-15( i am horrible at estimating length!) feet all on his own!!! this is just after 1 lesson!! I think he got more out of this session than he has out of the 6 weeks of the other lessons. The other lessons are ok, but they dont challenge him to see what he can really do. His private instructor was challenging him every step of the way.....if he swam 3 ft by himself, she moved it to 6ft the next time. I was quite impressed.Cannot wait to see what the end of the week brings!!!
BTW~ Teagan and I hung out in the pool while Mason was having his lesson.....she was doing great too!! Gotta love waterbabies!!! wahoo!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Farmfest = funfest!

Jeff's company purchased tickets to a family charity event. It was held at the local petting zoo. It was an evening filled with tons of fun!!! The kids had a blast!! Here are a few pics