Friday, February 20, 2009

Too Cute for Words

Prepare for a picture overload--I haven't updated for a while...we are all doing well though! Skyler has been out of town for the last two weeks. Boo! The only good thing about him traveling is at least his firm allows him to come home for the weekends. Otherwise I would have been Valentine-less! But we had a wonderful Valentine's Day mostly because my sister was in town and watched our boys for us! It was nice to have a night out with the husb.

Ethan continues to learn and grow. He's too smart for his own good if you ask me. The other night Skyler was trying to get him to eat his vegetables at dinner and Ethan said, "Daddy be nice!" hahahahaha! So so funny! Teig is almost 4 months old! I can't even believe it. Actually, I can, because he is huge! He treats every meal as though it's his last and drinks for dear life!!! I sure love my little boys even though I feel hugely outnumbered!

The Valentine cookies I made for Sky and the girls I visit teach

The more appropriate cookies I made for Skyler:

Sky was doing some work and Teigan managed to find himself in this position and he loved it!!

He also liked when Sky held him high

Our little hand sucker--Ethan never did this

Sooo tired! Sleeping babies are just presh!

First bath together! Teig's face is like "No mom! Don't let him hold me!"

Copying Aunt Kristen. His pajamas are size 4T. 4T!! He's only 2! Thanks Grandma Black--he loves his SD pj's!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I am a shopaholic. There. I said it. Isn't that the first step when fighting an addiction? To admit you have a problem? I don't think me admitting it is going to help anything though. And I think if there were some sort of shopaholic anonymous meeting--Skyler would sign me up in a heartbeat. He'd have to tell me there was some sort of huge sale going on at some warehouse to get me there though......

I mean, so what if I like to shop? And what if I really can't help myself? You know in movies and T.V. shows when an object is lit up and you can hear angels singing in the background? I see that everytime I'm at a department store. A handbag or some fantastic shoes are literally lit up and I can hear angels some sort of higher power is forcing me to buy them. Unfortunately Skyler doesn't hear anything and he doesn't believe that I do either. Maybe, just maybe it is a figment of my imagination but I would never ever admit that. It's the only excuse I have for some of my finer purchases. Even though Skyler tries to reassure me that I won't, in fact, "just die without them." I'm not quite convinced--and I'd rather not take my chances...

Plus, I'm like the thriftiest shopper ever. Let's say (hypothetically, of course) I see a Dooney and Bourke purse marked down from $400 $110.00. It's like a no-brainer for me. I HAVE to get it because I'm SAVING about $300.00! And because it's totally the best deal of the century. Too bad Skyler doesn't see it my way. He doesn't see it as saving money. He sees it like it's still $110.00 for a purse and don't you have a million of them stashed away at the top of your closet anyway? Oh well. We've only been married for 3 years. There's still plenty of time for him to understand my point of view.

And so what if I "accidentally-on-purpose" forget to tell Skyler about some of my major purchases. Does he really need to know that I practically bought out all of Kirkland's (home decor) inventory at their going out of business sale? And so what if I "accidentally-on-purpose" forget to leave some of my purchases in the car to smuggle in at a later time when the coast is clear? And is it really a big deal if I "accidentally-on-purpose" fabricate (just slightly) the cost of my fantastic new shoes just so Skyler doesn't have a heart attack? I really am only looking out for my husband's well being. And who cares that I bought the most adorable skirt from Express and when my husband asks, "Is that skirt new?" I reply, "What, this old thing?" :-)

I think I have officially bought all of my birthday, christmas, anniversary and valentine's presents for the next ten years of my life....because that's another of my famous lines. "It can be my birthday present!" Nevermind that my birthday is in November and I'm buying stuff in January.

Skyler is learning as my poor dad has learned, it's easier for me to ask for forgiveness than permission! :-)

And FYI, I didn't buy the Dooney purse. Hypothetically, of course.

Monday, February 2, 2009

We have a 3 Month Old!

Has it really been 3 months?? Teigan is the most easy going baby and we just love him! He has been sleeping almost through the entire night since he was 2 months old--which definitely makes my life so much easier. I joke with Skyler that Teigan is being so good on purpose because he knows there's a little girl waiting to come to our family! :-)

Teigan rolled over from his back to stomach a couple of times today! He wasn't very happy once he realized what he did, and since he can't roll himself back I had to rescue him. He's also giving us tons of smiles--especially when he hears Daddy's voice. Of course, I think he just gets more handsome everyday. He doesn't see the doctor again until he's 4 months old, so no updates there. He are his pictures though!

2 months (I changed his stuffed animal because Grandpa Black got him this adorable dog for Christmas):

And 3 Months:

I can't believe how fast they grow!!! I'm already missing his newborn stage--in fact, I sort of miss pregnancy in general....there will be more though!! :-)