From your head down to your toes,
You're not much goodness knows.
But you're so precious to me - sweet as can be,
Baby of Mine.
Brenna went to her two week appointment today. She's now 9 lbs 4 oz! She's gained almost a full pound since she was born! Which cracks me up. I felt like all she did was eat - I guess there is some truth to that!
I'm pretty sure he hasn't read this blog yet - but I want to wish my hubby a Happy Birthday (on 8/1!) ! We drive each other crazy at times, but he is the best husband and I couldn't ask for a better father for my kids. Love you!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I just wanted to make a small but somewhat public statement and say I want to re-dedicate my life. I want to find my way back. If you wouldn't mind keeping me in your prayers, I'd appreciate it. :-)
this picture is my favorite. He LOVES to hold Brenna and insists on having a pillow just like mommy. He was too engrossed in The Backyardigans to look at me and say "cheese" and Brenna's outstretched body is clearly a scream for help. You can tell she doesn't trust her big brother just yet. :-)
Riley, Brenna and Grandma Nog
Riley and Kam
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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And to help earn his keep, he's now offering nekkid car washes:
He's going to LOVE these pictures when he gets older!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
1.) I feel that children are now getting this strange sense of entitlement that I don't remember dealing with as a kid. When I think of the term "princess" I think of the Paris Hilton mentality. It makes me sad to think that someone like Paris Hilton could be considered a role model for young girls.
2.) Life is not a fairytale. I don't want my daughter to give herself up waiting for Prince Charming to rescue her. I'd like for HER to be the heroine in her own life. I think Tina Fey put it well when she said:
"I think this is ingenious marketing, but that princess thing sets off an alarm bell for me. [I'm afraid] all that might creep back into our culture. That a girl would aspire to be the Little Mermaid, a beautiful redhead with no legs who waits for her prince! Who literally gives up her voice! What are we doing?"
I worry that my daughter will get more compliments on her looks than on her brains. I worry that she will be discouraged and not show interest in a topic just because, "Girls don't do that" I worry that she'll hide her intelligence just to fit in or impress others. I worry that she will determine her self-worth by her looks, clothing, or social status instead of knowing she is priceless just as she is.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I was the winner of a set of handmade cards from Freckles and Fireflies! The portfolio that the cards came in was so pretty I almost didn't want to open it. The cards inside were even prettier! I can't wait to send one! Freckles and Fireflies is a stationary and gift shop run by Brittany Armstrong. She makes amazing items. Check out her shop by clicking here.
Yesterday I made my 'labor and delivery' playlist to listen to while in the hospital. I came up with some great songs, but only 14 of them! While a 45 minute labor and delivery would be an incredible blessing - I don't see it happening. So I'm looking for suggestions on some new songs. Here's what I have so far...
1.) Baby Mine - Bette Midler
2.) You are my Sunshine - Elizabeth Mitchell - a beautiful version of one of my favorite songs
3.) Stronger Woman - Jewel - I've loved this song since I heard the lyrics "From now on I'm gonna be the kind of woman I'd want my daughter to be"
4.) Free Fallin' - John Meyer - the Tom Petty song sang in John Meyer's mellow way
5.) Because of you - Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson - kind of a sad song, but easy to get lost in. I AM Reba McEntire when this comes on the radio. :-)
6.) Everything - Michael Buble
7.) So Small - Carrie Underwood
8.) Bubbly - Colbie Callait
9.) You're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins - maybe I'll convince myself I'll miss being in labor?
10.) My Wish - Rascal Flats
11.) In My Daughter's Eyes - Martina McBride - I could hardly listen to this song before without getting misty eyed. Now that I'm having a daughter of my own, it's taken on a whole new meaning.
12.) I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross - it makes me laugh to think that if she could choose any theme song for being born, it would be this. A Soul Train lover just like her momma!
13.) Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
14.) Fingerprints of God - Steven Curtis Chapman
So what should I add?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Okay, so she only really suggested one of those things. I'll let you guess which one.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Meet Bessie Higgenbottom, star of the Mighty B on Nickelodeon. I find her to be hilarious.)
With this said, I'm going to try and get some sleep because I'M GOING TO HAVE THIS BABY TOMORROW! Think positive! Go contractions go!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Riley is so hilarious and brilliant, it's a crime for me to not share his talents with everyone. And I'm sure his sister (who is yet to be named. Yep, we're still debating...it's not like she's due in 8 days or anything. We have time.) will be just as fascinating.
That and for the occasions where I DO have something to say, I now have a forum. And really, who doesn't want to know my views on things?
So this is my first post. Dinner needs to be finished. (A modified chicken stir fry, in case you were wondering what's on the Rudd menu).