Friday, June 22, 2012

This week

Andy has been gassy, but has also smiled at me a few times. Here we are hanging out around the house. This is also how we get the mail (while Jay rides his "tractor" to the mailbox). John enjoys taking care of Andy- especially when he sleeps on his chest It has been fun but challenging with 2 kids at home. I still try to do things (especially around the house), and we have fun. This is what happens when Jay helps me cook muffins. He also rearanged all the pots and pans. When I told him to put them all back this is what happened:) He had to hold them in.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Jay started his "chores" today. I finally finished creating his chore chart:) He did most of them (minus the "go potty") and enjoyed putting stickers on the chart.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day

Jay has a message for the grandpas because the cards are going to be late:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Andy at 1 month

I got some good pictures of Andy this afternoon. He loves the swing, eats as often as possible (meaning he eats for 5-10 min and then falls asleep or chills for about 20-30 min and then is hungry again). Other times when I make him eat for longer he will sleep for longer (and takes about 2-  hour and a half to two hour naps per day). He has been doing better at night the last week. He goes to bed between 8-9, feed again at 10 or 11 and then sleeps till 2, then gets up again at 4:30 and 6:30 or 7. (So really if I go to bed late or John takes the 10 or 11 shift then I only have to get up twice!) He has smiled a few times, but not consistently. He has a few gas issues, but once he gets it out he is pretty chill (especially compared to Jay). My favorite thing is when he goes in the swing awake, and I don't hear a peep from him..and 15 min later he is still awake sucking on his hand and chilling. WoW!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summertime fun...

Today we built a zoo. Jay has never actually been to the zoo, so he says "zoo" but mostly refers to it as "the aminals". We used leftover painters tape from the last time we painted. His favorite is still the Monkeys who have a special spot by where he climbs into bed. So far today we have showed everyone to thier cages, gone around and given all the animals food (thanks to the hay bales that came with the Barn my dad made for him), washed the animals with a duster and the baby bathtub (no actual water involved), and the animals (and Jay) had nap time. One of my goals is that after I show him how to play, he will be able to play independently for longer periods of time. We'll see. I got the idea from a set of creative idea cards we got at a garage sale. You can find that set and the specific idea HERE. The cards are worth the $10 if you can't find a site with these ideas on pintrest:) Luckily, I paid .50. Last week we swam with the neighbors. We also had a lot of fun last week playing with bean bags in the fort. And, because I want to post this on my blog and not just on Facebook, Jay playing "baketball"

Monday, June 11, 2012


Jay decided to share his friends with Andy. Isn't it cue when they flail?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Jay got his birthday present from Grandpa and Grandma and mom and dad (from a garage sale). It has a wagon too:)

he looks like?

Andy is 3 1/2 weeks old today!
People keep asking who he looks like? We really aren't sure. Here are some picture of us as kids.
Here is me (Angie) in the hospital when I was little.

And here is a picture of me at 11 days.

Here is John when he was born.

Here is John at at 2 weeks.

Andy: Jay 3 weeks: You can click on the link to other posts to find pictures of Jay and decide who Andy looks like:)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Andy's Rock Star Room

I will go around the room and tell you about Andy's Rock Star Nursery. Curtians were ordered from and are Michael Miller Ta Dot (grey or something), We would like to back it with black lining- but we haven't had time yet. The teal lamp was .50 at a garage sale (and it worked right away and is perfect for nursing in the middle of the night). The trash can was $10 at Target and the color is supposedly "guacamole" but I think it looks pretty lime green. The blanket was made by my sister-in-law Davina and is gray minky (SO SOFT) on one side and Michael Miller Ta Dot Teal fabric on the other side. The pillow was made by my mom and I and we used the Michael Miller Groovy Guitars in Lagoon.
Decals from Simply Said (party-style wall decals), boxes on shelves from Target and Dollar General. Crib was the same one we used for Jay, and crib sheet I bought on Etsy in the same fabric as the pillow mentioned earlier. The crib sheet was $32 on Etsy, but when you think about how much money you save not buying a crib set, and not having the headache of trying to make a sheet it is totally worth it:)
Alumni shoutout (the bear). Jay loved this bear when he was a newborn, because of the black and white colors.
I made these pictures with the intent to put the frames over the crib...
But we decided to leave the shelf that was above the crib there, so we had to split up the pictures.
Basket on top of shelf from Ross, (my pump), and from Dollar General. Frames fom Michaels. Records from the ARC. How I made the HERE.
These pictures I made using photoshop and internet pictures. Frames from Kohls. "A" from Kohls. How I made the pictures in photoshop- tutorial HERE.
I sent my sister some of the leftover fabric and she made these amazing bibs, burp clothes, and diaper holder!!
My sister-in-law Christine found these adorable outfits that match the theme and color perfectly!
My mom and Christine made these adorable mobile peices for the swing (which replace the little birds it came with). They don't match the swing perfectly, but they are so cute!
I attempted to take a picture of baby in his nursery....
But big brother was convinced he needed to be in it.
Still to come (if I ever get time): A mobile that I want to make using drum sticks and guitar picks that might resemble something sort of like this:
I just looked at my "creative spaces" board on pintrest, and I did pretty good coming up with an awesome nursery based on some ideas I found. What is your favorite piece?