Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Carter's rough day

Carter had a very rough day today. It started at Starbucks. He was goofing off on a chair and before I knew it he was screaming. I look down and he is in between two chairs with his neck bent back up against the wall. I pull him up hoping he hasn't broken his neck and ask him where he hurt himself. He is pointing to his mouth and saying he hurt his teeth. I make sure everything is alright and then I look at the windowsill where he fell down and I see two teeth marks in the wood. He hit his teeth so hard on that wood windowsill that it left and impression of his front two teeth. I am hoping his front teeth don't turn grey.

A few hours later Bryson was coming in the back door and sure enough Carter was standing behind the door. I am sure you can imagine what happened next. Bryson opened up the door and it swung in and the door knob hit Carter in the eye. It's nice and red and now I am hoping it doesn't turn blue.

Fast forward another hour and the boys put on their swimsuits to play with the slip in slide. Not five minutes later I hear Carter screaming. I run outside and he now has a busted top lip.

I am going back to Starbucks tomorrow, camera in hand to take a picture of the tooth marks so stay tuned for that, and a picture of Carter's eye if it turns blue.

POOR CARTER, I am sure he will be glad when this day is over.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

One Month Old

A month has already come and gone in little Chase's life. I can't believe he is already a month old. As he grows older it's bitter sweet. Sometimes I feel as though I am wishing his infancy away just counting down the months until Joe returns but on the other hand I don't want time to go by so fast because they don't stay this cute forever.

  • You love to be held and I can rarely set you down

  • You smiled for the first time May 15th.

  • Your eyes are still blue and I'm loving it. Though I'm sure they will change shortly.

  • You love your mimi (pacifier).

  • You are starting to make a few sounds other than grunting/fussing.

  • You rarely cry, you just fuss.

  • Since Daddy is gone and Bryson has been sleeping in your room you are still sleeping with me. Maybe tonight is the big night. We shall see. (Bryson was in his own room at 6 weeks and Carter at 2 weeks, so Chase will be in the middle.)

  • Did I mention you love to be held?

  • You had baby acne more than the other two boys, though you still looked pretty cute.

  • You are one pooping machine.

  • You have been a trooper going to all our meetings and appointments preparing for our move to Japan.

  • You had your passport photo taken today.

These are just a few things about you this month.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


My name is Dawn and I have a problem.

Do they have meetings for buying to many pacifiers? I seriously think I have a problem. I walk to the baby department and go straight for the pacifiers and a package always seems to end up in my buggy.

Please tell me I am not the only one. Just look how many (Mimi's) I have, and that's not even counting the one I have lost and the one he is sucking on right now.

Lets be honest do I have a problem???

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Dear Chase

Will you be my friend again?

Love Mommy

Chase and I were not friends last night. He was up at 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 4 something and then up at 6 something. All the kid wanted to do last night was eat. So last night around the 4 something feeding time I said "Chase I love you, but we are not friends right now." I don't even think it bothered him because he just kept on eating and then drifted back off to sleep.

Hopefully tonight he isn't as hungry.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there, especially my own mother.
I am so thankful that she was able to come out here for a week and help me with the boys while I had Chase. I also want to say Happy Mother's Day to my grandmother Gigi and my mother-in-law Denise. Without Gigi I wouldn't have the mother I have today and my wonderful hubby wouldn't be the man he is today without his mother. So thank you to all three of you.

I also am so blessed on this Mother's Day. Do you see why??

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Have you ever washed deli meat?

Well that's what I did tonight for the boys dinner.

Let me rewind....

Boys, what do you want for dinner?

We want turkey and cheese sandwiches.

I get out the bread, turkey, cheese and mayo and start making two sandwiches. The mayo and cheese are now on the bread, when I open the turkey package and get a whiff of a pepper smell. I say "Oh shit!" and Bryson wants to know whats wrong. I tell him I bought the wrong turkey, and then I sat there for a spit second thinking what I could do. I check the fridge for another package of turkey and no such luck so then I decided to do what ANYONE would do right?? I wash the turkey with water to get the pepper off. I then proceed to make two very delicious clean turkey sandwiches.

Eat up boys!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I walked into the hospital expecting another hard long labor and Carter you were anything but hard and long.

They started the pitocin at 6am and less than 6 hours later you were here. There were a few tense moments right before you were born where they lost your heart rate but once you were here you were healthy and perfect.

You are so special and so funny. I have never met a more funny kid than you. I laugh at least once everyday with you. From the way you walk, or the funny faces you make, and even the words that come out of your mouth. You are a character!

Your daddy and I wouldn't trade you for the world. And guess what....you are four now so that means you get to wipe your own butt! (This is something he has been saying for the past year. He would yell for me to wipe his butt and I told him he needed to do it and his answer was always..."I'm not four yet!")

Happy Birthday my Special Boy!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Please tell me why.

Why do I continue to cut coupons?

Alright so I have done the coupon thing twice, actually let me rephrase that. I have cut coupons twice and have taken them to the store twice, and twice I have come home with said coupons.

Why do I continue? I am now sitting on a pocket full of coupons. Do these coupons make my butt look big?

Also I almost got ran over by an old man on a scooter at walmart. We both spotted an empty line at walmart. He gave me the evil eye and stepped on the gas. He rounded the corner on two wheels and squeaked by me.
I ducked my head in shame told Chase not to be disappointed and found an even better line and actually beat him out of Walmart. Eat that old man!!

On other news. Guess who's birthday it is tomorrow??? Our little Carter will be turning four tomorrow. I will post about his adventures tomorrow.

And last but not least, Chase is two weeks today.
I took him to his 2 week check up today at the clinic only to be told that its tomorrow. I told the lady that NO it was in fact today because I wouldn't have made the appointment on another child's birthday. It's their special day and they get to do what ever they want and I know in fact that he wouldn't want to spend it at the doctors office. I walked away pissed and Chase was carried out pissed also. If Mamma is mad then everyone is mad!!

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Mom: Carter, what kind of Cake would you like for your birthday?

Carter: A chocolate cake with yellow cheese on top.