Sunday, January 31, 2010
I'll try again later ... need to look through the pics and upload them. I will ... soon.
Alex knows most of his ABC's by sight, he has issues with S and Z. He loves "M" for Mommy and "P" for Papa.
Signs he knows: Colors-red, white, black, brown, blue, green, yellow, red, orange. Mommy, daddy, home, work, school, please, sorry, thank you, eat, finished, milk, more, indian, pumpkin, Happy Thanksgiving, spider, dog, cat ... I think there are a few more, but my mind is blank. I'm quizzing him as I'm typing this ... I asked him to sign Merry Christmas, he put his hands on his belly and said "Ho Ho HO!". :)
He just came into the office with his pjs on and a pair of black dress shoes with no socks. He grabbed my cell phone, I took it back and he said (while shaking his head) "No Alex phone, Mommy phone" ... that's right buddy, that's Mommy's phone. :)
Ok ... gotta get his laundry going, kitchen cleaned, and I'm sure lots of other stuff. Daddy is at the Pro Bowl in Miami with 3 of his buddies, so it's Alex and I all day. :)
Saturday, November 21, 2009
The previous owner made it,
Rolling around in the grass ... FUN!
This one is begging for an explaination ...
Uncle Robby is into Karate,
while his wife was in Puerto Rico visting her mom,
he came over to dinner ... and taught Alex how to
"Hands up and kick!"
and this is what it looks like ...
Alex is even saying "Eeeyah!"
He loves his Uncle Robby!
Today is our 11 year Anniversary. It sure doesn't feel like that long. The last two years have especially flown by with Alex around!
I've disappeared on here cause I'm on Facebook ... I've heard from other bloggers that this is the reason they haven't posted much also. I'm not on FB very much, but I try to keep up here and there. I've got new pics posted there that I need to get posted here as well. I need to post before and after pics of our house ... always something going on.
Alex & I have a playdate tomorrow with two of his daycare buddies. It's nice to hang out with other moms and chit chat and share ideas. I'm loving it.
My dad was in the hospital again last week ... heart issues. Not fun, but he's doing ok.
Alex was home sick two days this past week ... I think just a cold/cough with a fever. I always freak out when he has a fever. It scares me. Just read an article in on of my mags that said not to freak out ... I read it a week too late. Luckily his doctor is available by email and knows I'm a first time freak out kinda mom. I'm so thankful I can email her and pick her brain a bit.
Since we're not getting any younger ... and we want more kids ... we're aiming to start trying after my half marathon in February, we'll see how that goes. I'd like Alex to have a brother and/or sister to grow up with. My cousin in Missouri just had healthy twin boys ... maybe we'll be that lucky too. :)
Ok ... reality is calling ...
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Robby went to the hospital on Wednesday night, but we didn't find out till Thursday because he's stubborn and told his wife not to tell us. He didn't want to worry us since we were all so focused on dad. He has cellulitis (sp?) ... an infection in his skin? He's on IV antibiotics and resting at the hospital until atleast Sunday (tomorrow). His leg is very hot to the touch, so they're watching it carefully.
I'm headed out for a 7 mile run with our training group. I'm exhausted. It's been a rough week emotionally with dad in the hospital, and now Robby. Santiago has done a great job with the house and Alex and that sure does help. I haven't been home most nights till after Alex is in bed and I hate that. Ok ... time to go!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Dad is still in recovery, and will be there for another hour. Then he's suppose to be going to CVICU. Last time we were there was when Robby had his heart attack in November 2007. I don't want to go back there, but its for very different reasons. Dr says he'll be there for 3-4 days then to a regular room for a few days. Then, to our surprise, he's going to a rehab hospital. We'll have to get more info on that as the days go on.
Thanks so much for all of the prayers and thoughts sent our way, I really appreciate it. Mom and I spent the day together in the waiting room, talking, reading and stressing. Aunt Kathleen stopped by and chatted with us a bit, that was a nice break. I think tomorrow is back to the real world for me, I think mom might take off another day. I'll update as I can.
Oh, and I've been working on the pictures from Puerto Rico, hopefully I can get them finished soon and posted ...
Monday, August 17, 2009
I'm running in the morning with Jenny & Alex, taking Alex to daycare, then spending the day at the hospital with my mom waiting for dad to come out of his operation. Alex has been sick/teething?? He seems ok, happy, active and such, but I'm worried about sending him to daycare. Things in my family aren't right and that's adding lots more stress. My heart aches, my head is throbbing, my stomach is not right ... my brain is going a million miles a minute. Can I just fast forward through tomorrow? Please? I wish things were different in my life right now. I'm overwhelmed.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
We have a busy day ahead of us ... when I get back from my run, we're going to Alex's open house at his daycare so we can meet his new teachers. He's moving up to the toddler class. It'll be interesting. No more cribs to sleep in, no more tables to hold them ... it's on to mats on the floor for nap time and a small table with chairs. I think they potty train them in this class too. Alex has started telling us when he goes in his diaper, so it's time I guess. I thought you didn't potty train till 3? Shrug. We're learning as we go.
Gotta run .. yes, I know I need to post pics of Puerto Rico .... hopefully this weekend I'll find some time. My brother-in-law, Aldo, is on his way here from Texas to stay with us for a bit, so lots to do before he gets here. Joy joy.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
We had a good weekend. Alex and I went to the La Leche Meeting on Saturday, it was nice to catch up with everyone. They helped me figure out how to wear Alex in my ring sling. I'm bringing it with us on our trip to Puerto Rico, hopefully it'll help at the airport.
Alex is having a melt down because I won't let him have my Garmin (running watch) ... write more soon.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Jenny, Alex and I went for a walk in the morning, got ready for work/school ... got in the van and noticed the area between the front seats was all messed up. I called Santiago, no, he wasn't in the van ... then it hit me. Someone got into my van and stole my camera. UGH. I was early, having a great day ... called the police ... went to the neighbors (some of whom I hadn't met) ... doesn't look like anyone else was hit. They didn't get much, but it's just so frustrating. Items stolen: digital camera & case, car charger for my phone, $5 gift card to Target, mini flash light and Santiago's pocket knife. Well, that's all I can remember anyways. I'm thinking I'll notice more stuff as I look for it, ya know? Luckily I had just cleaned out the van a few weeks ago, so there really wasn't much to take. I'm really mad about my camera though. It was a Christmas gift from Santiago a few years ago and we're going on vacation soon, so we'll have to get a new one, that's not in the budget!
They had to be pretty bold though. It looks like they got in from the passenger side door, because the bionoculars weren't taken that were in the drivers door, and they couldn't have reached the glove box from the drivers door either. The inside light switch wasn't touched, so when they opened the door, all the inside lights came on. I really felt safe here. I'm just so upset.
When I got home last night, I went around to more neighbors ... was nice meeting them. All said the same thing though, "It's a safe area, nothing has ever happened to me" ... yeah, well, guess what. It did to me. Santiago loves me ... before I got home, he moved stuff around in the garage so the van can fit in there now. Makes me feel better. A little bit.
Alex slept all night, YAY! Jenny and I went running this morning, did 1.6 miles with an average pace while running of 14:15. Off to a good start! My mouse isn't working right now, so it's a pain to post pictures right now, but I will try again tonight or this weekend.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Jenny and I did 1.98 miles with an average while running of 14:38 this morning ... OMG. I feel so totally fantastic! I'm so happy to be running again. We haven't run together since ... April? Jenny sprained her ankle at work and wasn't allowed to run for what seems like forever. We were group leaders for a newbies only running group at Fleet Feet that ended in May at the 'Run for the Pineapple 5k' ... The results show I finished in 50:42, but they didn't have a starting time, so I think it was closer to 49! Yeah, I know, a minute really doesn't matter to most, but it does to me. :) The group we "trained" ran ahead of me, I am so very proud of them! Way to go ladies!
Jenny and I will be pace group leaders (PGL) again (3rd year) for the upcoming Galloway training group at Fleet Feet in Stuart. We're aiming for the Martin County Half Marathon in October and the Palm Beach Half Marathon in December. Bucky is training to do the full in Palm Beach. I think Jenny/Bucky are talking about doing the full marathon in Tampa at Gasparilla in February ... if so, I'll do the 15k on Saturday and cheer her/them on for the full on Sunday. Then in July we're going up to visit April to do the Peachtree Road Race. That's the long range plan anyways!
Although my weight has stayed at a steady high, ugh ... I'm glad it hasn't crept up higher in the last month of non-activity. My eating hasn't been great and stress has been pretty high. I'm hoping today is a day to get back on track and start feeling great again. I've really missed running. I never thought I'd say that, but I do.
Wonder if I can talk Jenny into running tomorrow? I'm gonna try. :) Alex just woke up .. have a great day!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I'm just so frustrated. Had to call FPL *again* to reschedule the power being put in our name. Had to cancel the A/C repair people. Tell the painters they can't start working this weekend. Tell my brother he can't start on the alarm system this weekend. I had my heart set on April 8th.
Santiago has to go to IRS tomorrow in person to request papers that they keep rejecting for the closing. He'll be mad when he finally leaves there I'm sure. Especially since it's tax time. Such a brave guy.
We're hoping the closing will be sometime next week.
My parents are leaving tomorrow for Texas to visit my brother and family. Wish I was going. blah.
Yeah, I'm cranky and probably shouldn't post when I'm in this mood .... I'm ready to start working on the house ... we're going to rent ours out ... so we are going to have to move faster than planned. Just so much going on. Alex is on spring break next week ... and with my parents out of town, hubby and I are each taking off two days from work, Jenny is thankfully watching him on Monday (her day off) ... just so much going on! And so much more to do and do and do ... yes, the end result will be worth it, that's the only thing keeping me somewhat sane.
Blah ... Babbling isn't helping ... time for bed.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Quick house update - The closing is set for April 8th, which is next Wednesday ... we're really so excited! We are slowly getting plans in order ... have boxes, but haven't packed a thing yet! Eeeks. I'm in trouble already! And just in case you care ... I'm not the decorator type! This is stressful. Picking out verticals? Colors for all rooms? Too much stress.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
3rd folder, 1st picture with the color BROWN.
Another one taken with my camera phone ... January 16, 2009 ... Alex in a good mood heading to daycare. The boo boo on his nose is, sadly, from my nail. :( Bad mommy.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Now it's time to get all of our paperwork in order ... last 2 years tax returns, last 3 paystubs, last 3 months bank statements, first born's lock of hair ... you get the picture.
Santiago is working another double today, and I have a homeowners association meeting after work, so it'll be a lil crazy around here. My parents are getting Alex from daycare and doing dinner/bath, so that'll be a huge help.
We're meeting with the mortgage guy tomorrow afternoon at my office, so I have to have everything in order and ready ... whew ... lots to do.
We're hoping to close around April 8th ... not sure everyone can move that fast though. Alex's daycare is closed the following week, so we are already taking off work ... maybe we can work on the house a little with Alex in tow ... not sure how well of a plan that is! I've already contacted a home inspector, he'll be at the house on Monday. The mortgage guy is taking care of the appraisal. My uncle is a surveyor, guess I need to find out if I need that done.
Lots on my mind ... and I'm late for work .... we're so very excited. A real house! Yes!!!!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
After work yesterday, I met my brother, Robby, and his wife, Rita, at the house to show them and see what they thought. Robby is in corrections now, but use to work for a security alarm firm, so I wanted to see how much he thought it would cost to get an alarm system installed. Not that I don't think it's a safe area, but since it's a split plan, Alex's room is waaaaaay across the house from ours. I just want some peace of mind, ya know? Plus he's real handy, so I wanted his thoughts on some projects.
These pictures are from my camera phone, so the quality isn't the best, but gives you an idea ...