Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sleep Deprived

Oh will I ever get a good nights sleep again? Little Bear is teething and feverish and screaming for something close to three hours a night. I think I had 3 hours of sleep. This is reminiscent of last August and September!
Bad mommy that I am, is deciding whether or not Benedryl at bedtime would be such a bad thing this evening.

Monday, August 28, 2006


Our internet has been down for 4 days. So frustrating! I've just dropped Little Bear off at school and I'm using the computers at work for my own personal means before I head off on my last day of freedom. I start back to work tomorrow. I'm actually looking forward to being back on some sort of schedule. I've decided its hard for me when left to my own devices, to get anything done.
Hopefully our interent connection will be working soon! Kiddo has been walking up a storm, but has also been a PILL the past few days. I believe he is teething, cutting his molars. I just wish that he would stop waking up 3 times a night. I'm utterly exhausted. One night of uninterruppted sleep is all that I ask!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I so throughly enjoyed my pampering day to myself. I had a facial and a pedicure. Little Bear spent the day with his teachers and friends at school. When I went to pick him up this afternoon I did feel like the worst mother ever. Apparently my son was suffering from a severe case of Monkey Butt when I dropped him off today. I had NO idea, partly because he won't be still long enough for me to look at him while I'm cleaning him off during a change. I let him stand up and bang on the wall and I do the best wiping job I can. On his daily report home in big bold letters, was "Bottom VERY VERY red." Now I just feel horrible because I didn't notice. I don't think I'll be getting the worst mother in the world award this time, only because I am positive I'll do worse things in the future to screw up my kid!

Actions Shots Galore

I've finally taken some decent shots of Little Bear in action. He is so damn quick, that when I try to take a picture he is back on his bottom. I've also included pictures of our last evening out with Daddy before he left for CO.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Alone again....

Mike is off again. Colorado Springs this week. Little Bear and I are making the best of the situation. He'll be spending time at school, while I spend my last week before school starts organizing my life and treating myself to some well deserved ME time. Yeah me! I'm going for my facial and pedi at the Red Door Salon on Wednesday. I can't wait to feel pretty and pampered. I've come to the realization that I've gotten stuck in the "Mommy Rut" regarding my appearance. I've been living in sweatpant shorts and t-shirts all summer long. Yesterday, when LB and I went to his little friends birthday party I actually put on make up and jewerly and something other than sweats on. I had to beat my hubby off with a stick! Maybe I should start taking better care of myself on a regular basis.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Play time with Poppa Bear

Little Bear loves his daddy. He was so excited to roll around and rough house with someone other than ME. Geez, I always feel like chopped liver when Mike gets home.

Computer Glitches

I can't stand being a slave to my electronic world, but then when it doesn't work, I lose my mind a bit! We've been having "issues" with this piece of crap! I'm hoping we fix it soon so I can post more of Little Bear.
On another note, Mike just got back from Hawaii. Yes I said Hawaii. Lucky Bastard. Granted it was for work and he didn't have ANY FUN. I've got some cute pictures of Poppa Bear and Little Bear playing. Mike is home for 2 days and leaves again tomorrow. At least he's home by Friday. I shouldn't complain. It's not like Military Families who don't see their spouses for months on end. We're off to a birthday party for one of Little Bears friends from school. Should be fun!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Why is it that my kitchen cabinet is so much more entertaining than the toys Little Bear owns?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Birthday Fun

Little Bear's birthday was a success. Everyone had a great time, including the birthday boy! He especially loved his first piece of cake. Red frosting stains everything. Including foreheads the next morning.

Friday, August 11, 2006

The big day has arrived!

My Little Bear turns 1 tomorrow! I can't believe it is here. It seems like only yesterday that I was big, fat and pregnant, wilting in the heat and humidity, yelling at Mike, because I could, waiting for LB to arrive. He isn't my infant any more. He is a toddler now!
I can't believe I have 30+ family and friends arriving tomorrow to help us celebrate. Where am I going to put all these people? It's not like I have tons of space. In the end I'm sure it will be lovely. I'll have to post pictures of my cutie guys party tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Action shots

Trying to take a picture of Little Bear in action has proven to be quite difficult. I just want ONE damn good picture of him walking! Everytime I try to get it, he falls! So here are my lame attepts. I think I need a better digital.

Monday, August 07, 2006

I missed it

Apparently, my little ray of sunshine decided to take his first 3 wobbily steps at daycare. Doesn't he know he is supposed to wait for ME to be there! Hopefully I can get him to do it again this evening.
On another note, Little Bear has a habit of biting just me and Mike. My fear is that he starts chomping his friends at daycare or his teachers, but as of yet he has not. There is another friend of his who does chomp down on EVERYONE. I was just saying the other day that Little Bear hadn't been bit yet... well.. that day has arrived. How awful am I that my first thought was, Good! Maybe he'll not like it and stop biting me. Yeah, no such luck. The first thing he did after hugging me was bit my shoulder.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

First time Post!

Well, I've offically done it. I've started my own blog, after lurking silently for a few months reading other blogs. I thought it might be fun to chronicle my time with my son and any other children Mike and I might have in the future!
Here is the love of my life and reason for surviving motherhood!
I have a feeling little bear and I will have a ton of adventures together!