Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Jason

Happy 33rd Birthday Jason, I Love you!!!



I decided to brave the crowds this year and go shopping. I was awake and feeding Noah at 5:00am so I thought why not. I have not done this for years. It was fun, not as crazy as I thought it was going to be and I got some great deals. We had lunch plans with my family for noon, so when I got home from shopping I needed to hurry and get his cake baked and presents wrapped before people showed up. We had lunch at the Red Iguana one of our favorite restaurants ever. It is a little hole in the wall place but the food is awesome.


Then that night we had some friends over for pizza, cake, and games. Every year Jason gives me crap because I have not made him a cake. I finally did this year. It didn't turn out exactly like I had planned but oh well. Maybe next year will be better.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for this year, For starters I am no longer pregnant. That in its self is something to be thankful for :) I have a wonderful family, great friends, I have two beautiful children, a great husband who loves me and puts up with all of my craziness (which right now I am attributing to the lack of sleep), I have a home, a car to drive, and a job. I have to say that I do feel truly blessed in this time of uncertainty.


We were heading home from being at my mom's all day on Thanksgiving, and I remembered that we hadn't taken a picture of the family. This is what we got. Ashton is in a I will not look at the camera phase no matter what we do oh well :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Welcome Noah Alexander


Noah Alexander Kol joined our family November 18, 2008 at 1:57pm he weighed 7lbs 12oz and was 21 inches long.



He was not suppose to arrive for another 3 weeks but he decided that he was ready. I of course was just fine with that. I was so done being pregnant. This labor was so much better then with Ashton. It was much faster and my epidural actually worked, well the second one did any ways.

We had one little scare when I was in labor Noah had a bowel movement while he was inside so they had to have team of people there when he was born to put a tube down his throat and make sure they got all the mecconium out of him. All turned out great Noah was just fine.


Here he is fresh from his bath. I love all his dark hair.


It has been a much easier adjustment bringing Noah home than it was when we brought Ashton home. When you bring the first one home your lives change totally and completely, when you bring a second child home he just seems to blend in. Maybe its because I have felt so much better than I did with Ashton.
It is amazing how much you forget. The first few diapers I changed I felt like such a novice, he is just so small I am use to changing Ashtons diapers.


It has been so much fun watching Ashton interact with Noah. I wasn't sure how he would feel or what he would do with another person in the house. He has been awesome. It is so cute he will come up to him and pat his head and give him a kiss. If he is fussing he will try to give him a Binky. I am so excited to watch these boys grow up together.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashton

I can't believe that my baby it 2. The time has gone by in such a hurry, it seems like just yesterday he we were bringing home this little thing from the hospital and not knowing what we were getting ourselves into. Now we have an awesome little boy and another boy on the way (in 3 weeks !!!!) , our lives are really going to be changed.

We had a party for Ashton yesterday with the family, it was fun we had dinner and opened presents and had cake and ice cream. Ashton did pretty good opening the presents, he actually opened them this year, that is until he opened his present from Uncle Aaron and Leland. They got him a wall-e. Then he wanted nothing to do with any other toy or present, it was actually quite funny.


Ashton with Wall-e, can you tell Ashton had something red to drink? Here we are blowing out the candles on his cake, but he won't let go of Wall-e for a second. Right after this he put his finger in the frosting and was eating it. He kept looking at the adults to see if he was going to get in trouble.
He ate his whole piece of cake and some ice cream. A couple of times he put his face right down into the cake, it was pretty funny.We decided to put together his train set, which he was excited about and had to be right in the middle of it all, but Wall-e was still right in his little hands.Finally he decided to play with something other than Wall-e

Thursday, November 13, 2008

music

I added music to my blog, in case you haven't noticed :) I have decided that it is not to early to start playing christmas music so I have put in some of my favorites at the moment. I guess I better stop playing on the computer and go decided what to make for dinner.

Tired

Ashton has been in a big boy bed since Aug. now, we didn't want to buy another crib for this next baby so we just bought Ashton a toddler bed from IKEA. Overall he adjusted pretty well to the bed. We did have to put him back to bed a couple of times each night in the beginning. He soon adjusted and putting him to bed consisted of stories (some nights) and we would lay him down say goodnight and leave the room, with the door opened (if we closed it he will get up) and that was it and he wouldn't get up till the morning.

Well lately he has been wanting to come into our bed and sleep with us. I was so tired that I let him and that would end in Jason or I down on the couch. Ashton would want to sleep sideways in the bed and that doesn't work wit our queen size bed, plus he is such a restless sleeper I wasn't getting much sleep with him in the bed with me. So I have not put a stop to him coming to our bed. When he gets up we go back to his bed and lay down. Ashton does not like this at all he keeps pointing to our room and crying. It usually takes anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hours to get him to stay in his bed.

I will sit next to him till I think he is asleep then creep put of his room, sometimes this works sometimes it lasts a few mins. Now he is wanting us to lay down next to him. One night last week I actually laid him on the floor and I laid next to him and he fell asleep till morning. We need to get him a bigger bed, so we can actually lay next to him at night that would work much better than the floor I think. Hopefully I can get him back to his awesome sleeping habits in the next month before this baby comes. All I know is that I am tired all the time and I know that it is only going to get worse having a new born in the house.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Jump

Ashton's new favorite thing to do. This was before dad got into the action too, and we had lots more pillows all over the floor.


video

I loved this picture with his Lightenings and Maters. He still loves the toys but he won't watch the movie right now. All he will watch is Wall-e.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

one more project done

Before


I have been wanting to cover my rocking chair so that it will look better in the baby's room. The chair just stood out way to much. I had the hardest time finding fabric that would go in the room. I never would of thought that finding blue and brown fabric would be hard but it was. I found lots of turquoise and brown, but the light blue and brown was just not easy to find.

I found this cute little fabric store near where I take Ashton to daycare so I stopped and found some brown fabric I liked so I bought a fat quarter and took it home to see how it would look. It was a floral print but I didn't think it was to feminine to go in a boys room.

After



I have never done anything like this before and I really didn't know what I was doing. But I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. When Jason got home last night he was shocked, he asked said it looked like a professional did it, now I am not sure about that but I am happy with how it turned out. There are just a few more touches I need to finish and the room will be ready for this little baby.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween


This year Ashton was a monkey. I wasn't sure how he would do wearing his costume because he hates to have things on his head. But he seemed just fine with it. I put him in his costume about 4:00 while grandma was visiting and he stayed in it until I finally took it off about 8:30pm. I did feel a little bad when I took his hat off his poor head was so sweaty so I am sure he was hot. But he sure did make a cute monkey.
Off we go trick or treating


I loved how he was carrying his bucket over his shoulder

He did really well trick or treating. We only went to a couple of houses in our neighborhood. The first house we went to, the guy let Ashton pick what he wanted. So Ashton grabbed the whole basket of candy and handed him his empty pumpkin bucket and turned to walk away. This child sure cracks me up with what he comes up with sometimes.



After going trick or treating we had the Bellamys and the Gibsons over for dinner. Our menu included cockroach puree, roadkill, graveyard delights, and ghosts in the bayou. It was a fun dinner for the adults and the boys got to play.