Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Today Caden had his first dentist appointment!! He did great! I was very impressed. Last weekend Great Grandma cut his hair w/ clippers. He was in a highchair and Gma would put the hair she cut off on the tray and he would stuff in the bed of a toy truck.

Things are going well w/ us. Well...mostly. Trevor was let go from his job so we are looking around for a new job. We'll be ok though...just have to cut back on our spending.

BTW I updated Caden's shutterfly site. http://cadendayne.shutterfly.com/

Friday, September 12, 2008

w/o the rehash

Well there is so much to catch up on that I haven't been writing b/c I just didn't feel like rehashing it all so I'm just going to jump right in and forget the catch up.

Last night about 2am Caden woke up screaming. This was unusual so I got up right away. I went in to his room and he was curled up in a ball in the middle of his crib butt naked. He took off his PJs and his diaper at some point. Of course this didn't really work out for him when he had to pee. He was laying on top of his blankie so it was soaked. Lately he has gravitated towards one blankie...before I had 2 or 3 I could switch between. When I put him back to bed w/o he was very unhappy. So we had to listen to his cries of grief for 10 mins or so.

Well my days are spent throwing up or thinking I'm going to throw up. BTW I'm pregnant again. 9 weeks I think...I lost count already.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm Back

Well after 3 months our computer is up and working :o) So many things have happened since my last post including big milestones, happy news and sad news. I will write more soon.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Super mom

Laundry day...ick. Laundry is a thankless job but it is sneakier than most thankless jobs (ie dishes). I always relax a little too much when I get caught up on laundry. I never think I'm that far behind until I collect the pile in the bathroom...at the end of the stairs...behind the rocker in Caden's room...in the laundry room...Oh wait...there's a pile in the corner of our bedroom. Once that is done that WOW I've got a lot of laundry to do.

The other indicators that I'm behind I don't seem to pick up on very quickly either. This is classic "Honey...I'm out of t-shirts" this is always in the morning...when I can't do anything about it. Never do I get a warning when there are 2 or 3 t-shirts left...or even the day the last clean one was used.

There are many steps to get behind on too. I could get behind on collecting the laundry or sorting it...or forget to put it in the dryer (then I have to rewash them because they smell mildewy). Then there is the forgotten step that I kick myself for the most. I remember all the steps but forget them in the dryer. I did all the work but now they are a wrinkled heap because I ran to the grocery store while the dryer was going and in the chaos that following a trip to the store (cranky kid, groceries to carry in and put away ect) forgot all about them. Now I have to A) iron them (I don't iron) B) Rewash them(shhh don't tell anyone I do this) C) look bad when I wear them or D) hang it up but then never wear it because it is wrinkled

I'm reading a book called The Confessions of a Super Mom. It is about a woman that in a horrible swiffer accident becomes Super Mom. She had the ability to zap things clean, knows when things will be on sale (and can "feel" when there is a register error), knows when children are in danger, can super eavesdrop on children (she can even hear IMs) and whip children in to obedience with her merciless glare.

If you had a super mom power what would it be? I would be able to snap a wrinkled shirt in the air and the wrinkles would disappear, have the ability to know whats in my fridge at any moment and know what I can make with it. When I pour out ingredient I would be able to see exactly what measurement it is eliminating the need for measuring spoons and cups. Know by just looking at one of my family members if they have met their daily requirement of fruits, veggies, protein...ect. Of course I would love to beable to zap my dishes clean too.

The thing about being a stay at home mom is that I have very little negotiating power over the division of labor (until Caden can start helping more that is). If I was working I could pawn off some of the chores I hate to Trev part of the time and do the ones I like (cooking) but since I'm at home all those chores are mine by default. When it comes down to it I'm not a good house keeper. I have a friend (she knows who she is) that does have a flair for keeping things neat, organized and clean...but with her excluded I think most women don't think they are good house keepers. Even if they are. We tend to look and see the things we are not caught up with instead of all the things we have done or do a good job on.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Two quick videos

If it was only that easy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Home Sweet Home

WE GOT THE HOUSE!! After one offer and 7 counter-offers from us and 7 counter offers from the seller...setting the First Weber Rhinelander record for # of counter-offers...we have an excepted offer :oD

Listing of our house.

Earlier I was playing with Caden and I put a blanket over my head so he could pull it off (we play this game often). I hear him come up to me and feel him grab the blanket and I was expecting him to pull it off ("where's mommy?") but instead he put it over his head too so we were both under the blanket. We had a nice little conversation under there.

Caden: Bee doo da de do!
Me: Really? Bee doo da de do?
Caden: Eshh.
Me: Wow!
Caden: HI!
Me: Hi!

We put our forehead together and our noses together. Then I tickled him. It was so sweet! After that he pretended to wash my hair. He had an empty shampoo bottle and "dumped" it on my head and made a "fshh fshh fshh" noise. He rode around a bit on my back then it was nap time.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Here is a video of Caden drinking out of a glass all by himself for the first time (well...w/o dumping the contents all over). He's being so sweet. After being sick he is cuddlier!

We are still trying to get an offer accepted on the home we're looking at. It's been over a month since our first offer and we've set the record at our real estate office for most counter-offers. I just want to know if it's ours or not. That way I can get excited! So hopefully my next post will be w/ news that we are going to be home owners :oD