Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gettin' Close to B-day!

I have not posted on here in ages... been rather busy getting ready for the party, which I hope to goodness turns out well. It has not rained in weeks and of course the weatherman is saying thundershowers on Sunday! ha ha well I can't control that!All is well otherwise. My lil guy is growing and my big guy is shrinking! I have Bubba on a diet at the moment, I am micro-managing everything he eats and am so sick of cooking and prepping lil boxes for him to eat its not even funny! But he has managed to lose 13lbs in a month so at least there is progress. The goal is about 30lbs and as a reward he is allowed to TEMPORARILY grow a mustache ( eeew yuk! I know!) he thinks thats terribly funny... me? Not so much. But if it keeps him motivated then I am going with it. My reward - coz lets face it- I am doing all the actual work here, will be a SPA day or something of equal value to me. I try to remember that when I am boxing up food at 11:30pm every night.

As for the Lil guy growing... he is so awesome I can not get over him! Last week I noticed his 2 FRONT TEETH are finally filling the gap between his fangs! So by his first birthday he will have 6 teeth, 4 on top and 2 on the bottom! Occasional I get the pleasure of feeling them bite down, but he has got much better about that already. On that same note, we are not weaning yet, neither of us are ready and we are lucky enough to be able to keep breastfeeding so we are! We rarely nurse in public anymore and as he gets bigger I will limit it more and more but for now we are just going with the flow- so to speak.
His crawling has picked up some serious speed and he pulls himself up to stand on just about anything and his balance is getting better every day so I am sure walking is not too far in our future!
Elijah is obsessed with phones and remotes, but mostly phones because they make noises and light up when he presses them, did you know that at 10 months old he called 911? Seriously he did! He was playing with the home phone and I heard a voice so quickly hung up. 2 minutes later the Sheriffs Department called me asking if everything was OK because they had had a 911 hang up from our house! Embarrassing! But what are the odds he would dial 9.1.1 and hit "talk" in that sequence!? I digress... he loves phones and since Daddy just got a new iphone he has been testing that badboy out and will have to teach his Daddy how to use it by the end of the week!
We are hoping Bubba will get his "old" phone back so Elijah can play with it... Baby's First Blackberry!
In the past couple of weeks he has mastered the art of pressing buttons/ keys on purpose with his pointing finger ( that finger gets a work out let me tell you!)

Pointing is a favorite pastime of his. VIP'ing { Very Important
Pointing} goes on all day and sometimes randomly in the night too.

I have been on a mission to find him a Swing set for his Birthday, I just want a second hand one but its proving to be quiet a challenge! I may have found one today so watch this space!
Of course I am being rather particular about what I want, not just any swing set!

Of course we also just had Fathers Day. Bubbas first OFFICIAL Fathers Day. Here is what we made for him>

Well as the final minutes of June 2009 tick away I better go and prepare food for Bubba for tomorrow. I can't help myself from thinking about this time last year when I was blissfully unaware that in mere days I would be holding my baby, I was convinced he would come in late July. I was preparing for my Mom to arrive , had jus
t got our new car and was cleaning the house- that was probably the last time it got a good cleaning too!! Little did I know I was about to embark on the most incredible, exhausting, emotional, indescribable journey of my life!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Please Turn Over

So apparently not everyone knows what P.T.O means (on the invitations under "place")
= Please Turn Over. Its at our house.
Sorry for the confusion, my husband and Mother-in-Law have told me that its not common knowledge here... been 8 years and I am STILL learning to adapt to America!

Am back from surgery and rearing to go! You can RSVP on here via comment or Facebook, email or the phone number on the invite. Whatever is easier for you!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

the INvites are OUT!

Okie Dokie!
Its all systems go. The party is planned for July 5th - his actual birthday, which is obviously the day after July 4th and on a weekend so I know there will be a few people who can't make it as its a big weekend in general and also one that a lot of people go away for.
We don't have a lot of family in the area with ALL of mine being overseas and Bubba's is scattered around too so its not going to be huge don't worry!

If you need directions coz we live so far away from most of you, please email or call me I will do my best to help you, GoogleMaps is my friend!

There will be "older" kids so bring big siblings along please! Noah and his neighborhood tribe will be thrilled to have some new kids over. I am thinking of doing the sprinkler or something so they can cool off, and will have a few games for them.

Of course Elijah has a little TURTLE pool but I am nervous to put water in it for the party coz of the lil ones and the hazard that could be, for safety, keeping clothes dry and tantrums if the Mama says no... You know what I mean! So it may be a mini ball pit ( there will be a larger one too) . We'll see on the day. Bring swimsuits juuuuust in case.
I do HOPE the weather is not stormy( or killer hot), coz mostly we'll be outside. I will make sure there is plenty of shade and we can all come inside if we need to of course but it will be cramped for sure!

Thats all the info I have for now. I am going for my Thyroid surgery tomorrow ( Fri 12th) so once I have recovered I hope to get into full-steam ahead party-planning-committee mode! You see my Mom always did the most awesome Birthday parties for us and I know I won't live up to that standard its in my blood and I want my guy to have the same wonderful memories that I do of HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAYS . I know he'll never remember his first birthday, but we'll take pics and video etc. Its a CELEBRATION of how far we have come from that first day
he was born, a little early by my clock but RIGHT ON TIME coz the world could not wait another moment to have this lil man out and about! aaah memories! ( click that to see his TOTSITE!)
Recently I have found myself getting overwhelmed with grief by stories/ blogs/ news/ tv shows etc etc of people who have lost their children and have taken this as my opportunity to celebrate how grateful and blessed we are to have this beautiful crazy Elijah of ours! And not take it for granted EVER.

Thank you for being part of our lives!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

testing the blog-waters!

Here we go! I am preparing for Elijah's FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA!
Well, maybe not an extravaganza, but it will hopefully be fun.

Its just under a month away, I cant believe my lil baby is almost one year old, so much has happened and all so quickly... but I don't have time to reminisce now, I've got party planning to do and oh, have surgery too.

Our Theme will be TURTLES and next time I'll delve a little more into why, beside the fact that Turtles are cute and so is my guy!


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