Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A glass of red wine a day keeps the age away!

I just watched a segment on Fox News about the benefits of red wine. We all know it can lower your cholesterol and is full of antioxidants but a new study just found that it can slow the aging process. Apparently there is something the in red grapes called Resveritral and it heels chromosomes which then helps keeps you younger, helps fight sickness and infection. I guess scientists are working on getting this Resveritral in pill form. A couple pills equal 1000 bottles of wine and can prolong your life expectancy up to 20 years. Wow. I do love a glass or two of red wine, but now I have a good reason to drink it on a regular I needed one anyway.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It finally got us.

Max, Micah and I all have a miserable cold. We have made it all fall and winter without one so I can't complain but I still really want to. I just feel so bad for the boys. Somehow though, they still seem to have all the energy in the world and I just feel like sleeping all day. Oh well, no rest for the weary.

Always a lesson to learn

You would think after having two babies you would have learned what to and not to do. Apparently my husband is a slow learner. Jason had the boys the other night so I could go shopping with some friends. He thought that Micah may have pooped his pants so instead of lifting his shirt and looking in his diaper, he put his nose down to the diaper and got poop on his nose and lip. Jason almost throws up everytime he has to change a poopy diaper so I can't imagine the horror he went through when he realized he got baby poop on his mouth. I wish I could have been here to laugh at him in person.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Max and Micah's first fight.

Every Sunday we go to Jason's parent's house after church and have dinner and hang out. So this past Sunday we sat down at the table and we put Max in his booster seat and Micah in his and sat them next to each other. Micah decided that he liked Max's spoon so he reached over and grabbed it. Max in a shocked and bewildered way says, "OH NO MICAH, THAT'S MY SPOON" and instantly attempts to grab the spoon from Micah's hands. Little did he know that his brother had a death grip on that spoon and wasn't going to let it go without a fight. Micah is a big boy and let me tell you, it was a true battle. In the end Max was able to retrieve his spoon and Micah cried for about two seconds until we simply gave him a different spoon. We were all laughing so hard. It was cute and I'm sure just a glimpse into the future.

Monday, January 19, 2009

has anyone seen this?

Has anyone seen this? I was actually sent this by my friend Blanca in Spain. I was shocked that I hadn't heard anything about it on tv so I googled it and found out that it is not true but its still fun to look at.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

some pics

I never get tired of seeing how cute it is when the boys fall asleep on thier daddy.
Max has a thing for unrolling the toilet paper. The naughty chair doesn't seem to have an affect. It must be too much fun.

Mr. Micah with his poor little chapped cheeks.

Max gone Jewish.

Happy Birthday Matt

My family patiently awaiting Matt to open his gifts
Aunt Jodi hogging usual.

Me and my niece Jessie.

Matt tearing into some skittles that he got.

On Friday I took the boys to my sister's house for my nephew Matt's 14Th birthday party. I can't believe he is 14 already. It makes me feel old. Max refused to eat anything but cake and then he stayed up until 10:30 that night. It was a good time.

Happy Birthday Matt!

Good Luck Adrian!

Max was the "monster" chasing the girls. They all had a riot.Adrian, his dads and sister and us.

two seconds after this picture was taken, little Isabella here gave Max a kiss and he wiped it off. Classic boy!

Jason and Adrian being goofs.

We went to our friend Adrian's going away party on Thursday. He leaves for the University of Michigan this week to prepare for his upcoming bone marrow transplant. We wish him all the luck in the world and will be praying for him continuously.

It was a really nice party. Max had a riot chasing a couple girls around (its starts already) and Micah had fun getting passed around like a party favor.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Any Suggestions?

The son of one of our vice presidents at work has been fighting Lukemia for 3 years now. He is getting ready to get a bone marrow transplant and will be in isolation. He is having a send off party tomorrow and I want to buy him a book. Poor kid will be bored out of his mind. I have no idea what kind of book to buy a 12 year old boy that can compete with video games. Any suggestions? Also, if everyone could keep Adrian in your prayers. He has a rough road ahead of him. Thanks.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas and Farewell

My mom cries no matter what we give her. She cracks me up.
Jason was excited when he saw this box and thought that Max really got a gun case for Christmas. really, it was new pj's and a fun monkey toy.

My brother trying to scare Max and being a dork

Corey, Tammy, Katie and Micah

The "tough" Marine holding the baby.

Saturday we went to my mom's house to celebrate Christmas with my sister Tammy and my niece and nephew. We were also giving my nephew Corey a send off because he gets shipped off to Japan tomorrow for the Marines. Good luck Corey! You will be in our prayers. Be sure to send us some pictures of beautiful Japan.

My brother and his wife were able to join us but unfortunately Jason and my brother-in-law Greg couldn't. My sister lives in Alpena so we don't get to see them much. Its always great to catch up with. We wish we could do it more often.

Friday, January 9, 2009

A glimpse into the future

I think Micah may be a plumber when he grows up. We can only hope he's as successful as "Joe the plumber"!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Not for the faint of heart

My friend Jeni was coming over today for lunch and I was making myself busy in the kitchen. To make a long story short, I pretty much cut the tip of my finger off. Okay, that is an exaggeration but I cut it bad. There was "meat" showing cut it bad. It was bleeding like crazy. I thought for sure I was going to have to get stitches and a Tetanus shot. Luck would have it that Jeni is a PA who works in the ER and she took a look at it for me. She saved me a hospital bill. Thanks Jeni! Apparently fingers don't really need stitches because they heal well on their own. Also Tetanus lives in soil so I was good with the knife that had just come out of dishwasher. Don't you just feel so stupid when you do things like that? I can say I am thankful for the extra steri-strips I had from my C-section. Hope I didn't Gross anyone out with the bloody paper towel picture.

Babying my Babies

Come on, how could I not baby these boys?

I am very guilty of babying my kids beyond the point of necessity. For example, I got up in the middle of the night every night and gave Max a bottle until he was 14 months old. Yeah, I know, ridiculous. I want to say lesson learned but I could feel myself heading in the same direction with Micah. I guess it hit me when I was reading a Parents Magazine article about mistakes we make as parents. One of the big mistakes was tending to your child at every little whimper or fuss in the middle of the night. I completely did this with Max and I do it now with Micah. So last night I decided I was going to change. Every time Micah woke and fussed I just laid in bed and waited a minute. To my surprise, he not only didn't starve to death, he went right back to sleep. Who knew. Now the next thing to change is putting Micah in his nursery because he is still sleeping in his bassinet at 6 months old. I am just finishing weaning him so I know its time to move him. I think these things are so hard for me because I know I am not having any more kids and its so final. No more babies sleeping next to me in their bassinets. No more bonding through breastfeeding. I don't think it matters how many kids you have, one of them has to be the last one and I think its normal to feel a sadness that these precious little moments are over. Jason made fun of me recently when I switched Micah to a bigger diaper size and came out of the nursery holding his little diaper and said with tears in my eyes, "we will never have this little of diaper in our house again." I think I was hormonal but still. Its fun to watch them grow and discover the world but its hard at the same time. I guess that's why we take a million pictures of our kids. So we can capture all of those great moments that seem to pass so quickly. I am truly blessed to have them!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

An Icy Day

When I got up this morning and looked out the window, all I saw was ice. This meant that our Christmas gathering was cancelled. I was bummed out but we rescheduled for next Saturday. I felt really bad for my mom who got up at 5 a.m. and cooked a bunch of food. The nice thing about today being cancelled was that I got to take a two hour nap. It was awesome.

morning fun

its 3:52 a.m. and this is my son who has been happily up since 2:30. He has just now pooped his pants so I will change him, feed him.....again and hopefully get the munchkin back to sleep. Maybe I can get an hour of sleep before Max gets up at his usual 5:30. We are hosting a family Christmas today and I was hoping to not look like living dead girl but thats okay. Micah is so cute I can't even be upset that he keeps me up half the night.

A Birthday Party

Sarah who will have a little guy of her own in just a few more months
Micah and his new friend

What cookie? I didn't steal a cookie.

The birthday boy awaiting his cake.

Max, Micah our friend Sarah and I went to Lansing yesterday for a birthday party.Our friend's son Caden turned one. Happy Birthday Caden. There was a baby there that was only 10 days older than Micah and it was so cute watching them interact. Max had a blast playing with all of Caden trucks and stealing cookies from the food table. It was fun and the boys were so good.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Kathy!

Grandma and Micah at church last Sunday.
Grandma opening her present from the boys.

Kathy's sad looking birthday cake. It flopped on one side.

Happy Birthday Kathy!

Today is Kathy's birthday. Her and Don came over last night to celebrate. It was a nice relaxing evening. We had spagetti and I actually made a chocolate torte cake from scratch. I'm not great at baking but I gave it a go. It tasted great but it didn't look so pretty. I think you need to be a bit artistic to make a cake look beautiful and I haven't an artistic bone in my body. Sorry Kathy! After dinner we watched The Secret of Roan Inish. Its one of Kathy's favorite movies and the boys got it for her for her birthday present. Don got her a beautiful diamond and ruby cross. Not too bad Don. We hope you had a good evening with us Kathy and we hope you have a great day. We love you!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy new year everyone! We hope everyone has a fantastic year. We wish you health, prosperity and happiness in 2009.