Posted by Jess on Jan 23, 2009 in Uncategorized
Wow how time flies when you are having fun. Aiden turned 2 on January 9th and seems to have turned into a new child at times. He is way more demanding, more verbal, and says “no” a lot more and in a much different way. He has grown up in so many ways and is still my baby in others. He still wants me to sing him farashaka before bed and he loves to snuggle. Plus I know he is still my baby because he will still give me a million kisses if I ask for them. He has grown up a lot though because he has no interest in listening at all most of the time which isn’t that much different from before but now he smiles as he ignores what you requested. He still loves the Backyardigan’s but his new loves are soccer and anything to do with pirates. He is obsessed with both. He loves taking about, watching and doing anything that has to do with either. In fact he just brought me a pirate eye patch that I have been requested to wear. Now I have two. One time I made the mistake of showing him how funny I looked with one over both eyes. Now I always get two
He still loves most food but I think he would eat pizza all the time. He would also drink milk 24 hours a day if we would let him. We just got back from his 2 year check up and found out that he is now in the 25th percentile instead of the 10th which he has been in since he was born. I am so excited. His height is now 33 inches and he weighs 26 pounds. Its so exciting to see him growing so much. We can try peanut butter now, we can give him skim milk instead of whole milk, we are supposed to limit his milk to 16oz which we have never done. Its another new milestone in his life and that makes me excited and also sad cause my big boy isn’t my baby anymore.
Aiden is such an amazing little monster (as I like to call him most of the time) and I can’t wait to see what new adventures he has in-store for me now that we get to spend some more mommy Aiden time together.
Posted by Jess on Jan 11, 2009 in Uncategorized
The top 10 reasons why I NEED a Snuggie
10. It comes in 3 colors
9. You can eat snacks in it
8. It has extra large sleeves
7. Its made of super soft fleece
6. My feet are never covered with a blanket and a Snuggie is super large so it will cover them.
5. I need to use the phone, can’t with a blanket. Its too hard to get your arms out.
4. A blanket slips and slides all over and doesn’t stay on.
3. I want to hold Aiden and/or Solo without a blanket getting in my way
2. You can wear it to sporting events
And the #1 reason why I NEED a Snuggie…..
1. It will protect my lap from the burning hot mac laptop.
Posted by Jess on Jan 9, 2009 in Uncategorized
Today was just another day at work. Lots of work to still be done so I am just doing what I can do get as much as I can done before I leave. I hate leaving people stranded and I feel like that is what I am doing.
Onto better things…tomorrow is Aiden’s 2nd birthday and I spent part of this evening looking for a good pirate costume for myself but didn’t find anything good enough to purchase. Now I have to go through my own clothes and figure out what is pirate costumish…that should be fun.
Tomorrow night we are going to decorate the in-laws house (our house is too small for all the people and activities) and then we are up early Saturday to greet everyone at the door for the BIG parrrrrrty
It is going to be so much fun – I can’t wait.
Posted by Jess on Jan 8, 2009 in Jess's Rants
Today was a little better which I hope is a sign of times to come. Don’t want to spend the next 16 days miserable and bring everyone else down. I like everyone too much for that.
I just need to ride the wave and not get down on myself or anyone else.
Now lets hope I can take my own advice
Posted by Jess on Jan 7, 2009 in Uncategorized
I realized today that I only have 17 more days at my current job. Although to some I am sure that would be a wonderful thing, to me it makes me sad. I adore the people I work with and actually like my job. I guess that is the hardest part of this lay off. I wish that I could stay on but with the economy the way it is who knows when I will get another job. Since we don’t know we are going to have to take Aiden out of the day care that we love as well. It makes Steve and I both very upset but it is so expensive we can’t afford it while I’m not working plus it doesn’t make any sense to leave him in while I am home.
No matter what happens at least we all have each other and we have wonderful families whom help us whenever possible and would do anything for us.
Posted by Jess on Jan 6, 2009 in Jess's Rants
So those of you who don’t know yet…I got laid off again. As of January 30th I will be unemployed yet again.
I have been looking for jobs and applying to as many as seem interesting. Luckily there seem to be a large amount of Marketing jobs. Only problem…lots of people are looking for work right now. Hopefully someone will see how amazingly wonderful I am and scoop me up quickly.
Other things going on in our lives…Aiden is wonderful and almost 2. We are having his party on Saturday with a pirate theme and he loves pirates right now. He also loves soccer but figured that might be a bit much for a party…pirate soccer party
Although I have said it before I am going to try really hard to blog as much as possible. It is nice to be able to vent to everyone that reads the blog.
I hope everyone is doing well, had a wonderful holiday and had an awesome new year!