Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful Me

I am thankful for my mommy, my daddy, and some good ol' rice cereal!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland (Part 2)

Tomorrow doesn't even feel like Thanksgiving. Maybe its because i'm not in school teaching the kiddos about pilgrims and indians the whole month before. Turning butter and making pilgrim hats. Or maybe its because I won't be spending a whole day in the car traveling to Pappy's or eating my mom's awesome cooking. Perhaps its because Jayden and I already semi celebrated Thanksgiving with these wonderful people...

My first flight with Grandpa and Grammy

Great Grandma Mary

Great GranPappy!

Thanks Aunt Karly for thinking of me on your trip to DC and getting this book

I absolutely LOVE my Uncle Jon!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I feel pretty Awesome!

Thanks to my wonderful friend Katie, I now know how to save the big bucks. She showed me this great little website Its a local chicagoland coupon saving website. And just to show you how awesome it is, here is my purchase from Jewel Osco.

9 litters of Sierra Mist, 9 boxes of Swiss Miss, 6 boxes of Green Giant frozen veggies, 4 boxes of jello, 2 boxes of popcorn, 1 Burtoni ravioli, 2 boxes of Barrilla pasta, 1 can of Gerber oatmeal, and 6 packages of Gerber baby food, 2pack scott toilet paper, and 1 box of Swanson chicken broth

All equalling a grand total of......... -$3.82
That means the grocery store actually GAVE me $3.82. I made money buying these groceries! CRAZY HUH?!

So I then stopped by Goodwill on my way home and spent my cash on this...
Toys for my Boy.

Jayden's love...

Jayden loooooves little girls. Which is good because 95% of my friends have little girls. However, there is one little girl he seems to look at a little more than the others. Her name is Brooklyn and she is adorable...

Monday, November 15, 2010


Jayden's first food was a yummy rice cereal and breastmilk combo. I was nervous to see if he was ready to eat. I had originally thought i'd wait till closer to 6 months to begin food. However, the past week he has been very interested in what we're eating and trying to get it for himself. The pediatrician said he needed iron and cereal was a great way to get it. So I mixed a little up today and WOAH was he ready to eat! This boy looooves food. He'd open his mouth up wide and try to grab the spoon to get it in sooner. Here are some pics of my little sweetie's first food.

Baltimore, Maryland (Part 1)

Jayden and I spent the past week in Baltimore, Maryland. Grandpa had a conference so Grammy, Mommy, and Jayden had lots of fun tagging along and sightseeing. Jayden did an awesome job waking up at 3am to fly, sleeping in a different bed, and spending the days outside and visiting family. Here is our weekend in pictures.

Good thing this lil guy is a morning person because we had to be up super early to catch our flight. He did a great job and slept the whole way. Love him!

The first day in the hotel, Jayden found his toes!

We had lunch at Phillips Seafood. If jayden hadn't fallen asleep I would've let him try my crab cake. Harbor Place was celebrating 30 years.

I went to Baltimore several times growing up and there is a picture of a little me in this same location. I never pictured myself coming back with my own son!

View from our hotel of the Harbor.

Jayden enjoyed the gorgeous weather and shopping with mommy. Of course Grammy let him pick out a toy(or two) and he had his eye on this red crab.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Four Months Jayden!

Dear Jayden,

Today is November 8th, 2010 and you are 4 Months Old! You have grown so much this past month. Right now you are rolling back and forth on your play mat. You are a very strong little boy. I’ve known that since last year at this time when I was sick and you kept growing so strong and healthy.

You’ve just recently started rolling over with ease. You can roll from your tummy to your back and from your back to your tummy! You love to move. When you are on your tummy, you scrunch your knees up and move yourself around. I’m getting kinda nervous you are going to crawl early. Yikes! When you are laying down, we can pull you up by your hands into a standing position. You love to stand. Sometimes we can’t get you to sit down. You work so hard to get big and we are so proud of you!

You are starting to enjoy your jumperoo. You like to move and are learning to jump. Mommy is noticing that you favor your left hand when you grab a toy. I think Grammy hopes for another lefty in the family. You are teething now and everything goes in your mouth. You love to chew on your and others fingers. Everyone comments on your strong chomping skills. Your favorite toy to chomp is a little red apple with a worm in the middle.

You are a pretty cute little guy! We get lots of compliments on you but the most common compliment we get is, “He smiles SO much!” And you do. You smile at anyone at any time. It’s very rewarding. I love to see you smile. You laugh easily too. You are anticipating tickles and laugh before we “get” you. You are just too much fun!

You are a very easy baby to take out. You do wonderful at restaurants or friends homes. Thanks for making things so easy on your mom and dad. You love to observe your surroundings. You really like watching Maya run around the room and swish her tail at you.

There is one thing you don’t like… sunlight in your eyes. You must have Daddy’s sensitive eyes because if we are driving and we turn into the sun, you cry until I can shade your eyes.

Sometimes I forget you are still so small because you like to act so big. Today at your 4 month appointment you weighed 14lbs 15oz and were 24inches long. You wear size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothing. You still eat every 3 hours and nap ever 2. Bedtime is at 7 and you wake up at 7. I dream feed you at 10 and you wake up to eat at 3:30.

I love you Jayden. I miss you when I am gone from you. Even if it’s only for an hour. My whole world revolves around you right now. And I love every single second. I cannot thank God enough for you. You are my perfect little boy. I love you.