the black family

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

just one of those days!

So, yesterday was just one of those days. I'm sure those of you with two-year-olds will understand. Every thing was a battle or caused a meltdown of some sort. Part of it I'm sure was my own mood and the fact that I was really hurting yesterday (I feel like I did after I had Kate, really sore, it's wierd). Katey has this thing where she loves to put her baby (and herself sometimes) into the carseat that we're storing in our room or into a bouncer seat that is also in our room and buckle either baby or herself in. That's great, except she can't do the bottom part of the buckle on the carseat so she needs help with it because everything has to be perfect and she can't undo the buckle once it's done. She wanted this done over and over and over yesterday and bending over was not on the top of my list of things to do! So we had some issues. I finally just made her take baby out and leave her out. This caused another meltdown. Anyway, that was our day! Oh and then she woke up an hour early from her nap, just when I was about to take a nap myself. She's done that maybe once before. Oh well! Needless to say, I was really really really happy when Jason got home. That seemed to cure her (and me) of her bad mood! I am so thankful for a hubby who loves his daughter and loves to play with her! What a blessing!

Monday, August 25, 2008

umm...can somebody say "brush?"

So this is what happens when we put Katey to bed without putting her hair in a braid, ponytail, bun, etc. Complete chaos in the morning! I bought her some kid detangler spray for wet or dry hair and decided to see what would happen if I didn't put her hair up before bed. It worked great! I'm pretty excited about that!


Well, the last couple of days Katey has gone to calling me "mom." It sounds really wierd coming out of a two-year-old's mouth. She used to, and still does sometimes, call me "mama." It just sounds so grown-up for her to call me "mom." Really precious though!

Friday, August 22, 2008

baby wipes!

So one of Katey's favorite things is playing with baby wipes. She loves to get them and clean her baby. Jason cleaned off baby once with a wipe so now that's the thing to do. Also, we sometimes will clean her feet with a wipe before putting her in bed so now she cleans her own feet AND our feet. She just loves wipes! So today at Target, I bought her the little Kandoo container for toddlers. Now she can have her own special little wipe dispenser. The new rule though is that she has to ask before she gets any wipes so we don't use the whole container in one day! It's nice right now while her likes are fairly inexpensive. We'll enjoy these fleeting times!

nesting syndrome!

So, this pregnancy has been pretty different than the first. Because of that, I was pretty sure we were having a boy, until the ultrasound technician assured us it was a girl (I sure hope she was right, we have nothing boy!). Anyway, some of the differences have been stuff like I was way more sick this time at the beginning (I got the sickest I have ever been in my life one night when we were driving to New Mexico, migraine headache, nausea, it was aweful, and great timing I know, in the car!). The only thing that helped me feel better with the morning (haha, morning! yeah right!) sickness was orange juice (which I was told usually makes your stomach more unsettled...) and mint gum, thank goodness for those two things. Also, I have been WAY more hot this time even though they're birthdays are both in the summer. My sleeping has been way more uncomfortable, etc, etc. Another difference is this thing called nesting syndrome. I'm not sure if that's the technical name for it but that's what I'm calling it. I have this great desire to make things organized and clean (hence the new vacuum maybe???). This is not my normal tendency! I like things to be organized and clean but getting motivated to do it is another thing (as my parents will tell you from growing up, and my husband too). I actually like this symptom of pregnancy though. Somehow I missed it with Katey but I'll take it this time! Our home is becoming cleaner by the day!

Monday, August 11, 2008

ahhh...the weekend!

I love weekends. A lot. And it's always sad when they're over. For some reason they seem to go much quicker than the rest of the week. Weekends are my favorite because Jason doesn't have to go to work so we get to spend two whole days together! We also get to stay up later than usual which we both love! Lately we've been doing a lot of shopping for the new baby. I love shopping! Yesterday we bought a new vacuum after church. For some strange reason this was really exciting to me! Our last vacuum was, shall we and didn't work very well anymore. So I'm really excited to have one that actually picks the dirt up! Pretty exciting, I know!

Friday, August 8, 2008

crazy thunderstorm!

This is monsoon season in Vegas...I didn't know until we moved here that the U.S. even had monsoons...apparently we do! Anyway, yesterday this huge thunderstorm rolled in to our neighborhood. It POURED for a good 15-20 minutes. This is very very unusual for here. Rain was gushing off of everything. It was pretty awesome. Me and Kate watched some of it out our patio window. There was also thunder and lightning. Kate wasn't so sure about the thunder (especially once I put her down for her nap). I called Jason at work just to make sure he wasn't driving or didn't have to drive anytime soon and while I was talking to him I saw lightning strike the ground, or at least it looked that way. It was accompanied by a huge boom so I'm pretty sure that's what I saw. Then later on the news that night they said a mom and her child had been struck by lightning in our area...I'm wondering if that's what I saw? Pretty creepy. This thunderstorm just reminded me of the awesomeness and power of our God. He's the One that commands the rain, thunder and lightning...pretty amazing!

Friday, August 1, 2008


The other day we had the tv on and a McCain commercial came on attacking Obama. When they showed a picture of Obama Katey said, "Obam." No idea how she knows that! I'm not sure if she's putting in her vote or what but I think we have some work to do!