Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Guess What?!?!

I got some good news this evening...

Chris' leave got approved!

We are going home!!

It's been long overdue for Chris. He hasn't gotten to go home since he has joined the Marines. 

And, I bet his grandma is going to ecstatic.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Tell me...

If you could eat any one meal every day, what would it be? 

I would choose to eat my grama's breast of chicken. I think it is to die for! I love it. 

Instead of the peas, we usually have corn and mashed potatoes. But since we don't have any more corn, I opted for peas. 

Breast of Chicken

1 lb. of chicken breast
1 can of Cream of Chicken soup
1/4 c. water 
Seasoned turken/chicken stuffing
1/3 c. melted butter
Sliced swiss/american cheese

Put your chicken breast in a baking dish (I cut mine up into bite sized pieces) you don't have to.
Put a slice of cheese on your chicken. Mix your soup and water together in a bowl, then pour over the chicken. Top your soup/water mixture with the stuffing mix. Melt your butter and pour over stuffing mix. 

Bake in over at 350 degrees for 1 and a 1/2 hours.

Sleeping Babies

Last night we started putting Michael to bed in his crib. 

He hasn't slept in his crib yet at night because he was't sleeping through the night completely.  He was still getting up around 3-4 or earlier to eat.

He has been taking his naps in his crib for the last two weeks. He seems to like it, except that he hates to take a nap in his crib. He prefers to sleep in my arms. And as much as I love to hold my babies, I don't think that he needs to always sleep in my arms. It takes only a few minutes for him to fall asleep in my arms. Once I get him to sleep, and start to move him to his crib he wakes up as I lean over his crib to put him down. It doesn't matter how I go to put him down in his bed, he wakes up every time.

My babies share a room, Lyric (2) and Michael (6 months). Lyric is sleeping in her toddler bed, but once we put up the the crib she was constantly climbing into it every morning when she woke up. So, in order to try to persuade her from climbing into the crib we bought a netting to put over the crib. The netting was very loosely fitting. So, I was only putting him down at nap times, while Lyric napped on the sofa or continued to play. I had to figure a way to make it fit more snugly. So until I did that, I only used it for nap time.

Until last night... I sewed on ribbon onto each corner of the netting and then tied it to the crib. I was hoping that having it fit more snugly that Lyric wouldn't try to get into Michael's crib.

Well, it didn't do it's job. I was awakened this morning at 6 O'Clock to Lyric talking and giggling and then Michael responding. I figured that she was probably standing on the side of the crib looking over it talking to Michael. So, I go in to see what they are doing, and guess what I see?

I see Lyric sitting in the crib right above Michael's head. She figured out how to get into the crib even with the ribbon ties making it more snug than it was before. I take her out of the crib and guess what Michael does? He starts screaming. I think that he liked having his big sister in the crib with him talking to her.

I guess if she is only in the crib in the morning after Michael wakes up, that it is alright. I don't think that she is going to hurt him. And, it's not like she is going to be in there for very long. Because once I hear her and Michael are awake. I will be getting up with them.

This is what I thought I would see when I got up this morning. But, instead she was in his bed.

This was taken this evening when Michael woke up from his nap.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Boy, does Lyric like to go outside!

She is constantly wanting to go outside. Even after we just got back in from going outside. 
The thing is though, is she wants to go outside with daddy most of the time. She will go to the sofa and grab his hand and try pulling him off of the sofa to go outside. 

She won't do that with me during the day. It will start right after Chris gets home from work. It is cute to watch. 

While we are outside, she loves to run around and look for birds.

 But especially look for birds. 

Michael doesn't seem to mind the outdoors. He sure doesn't mind the grass, unlike Lyric. 

Summer Bucket List

1. Go on a family picnic at the park

2. Go on a picnic at the beach

3. Build a sandcastle

4. Slumber party in the living room

5. Family photo shoot with fun props

6. Go to the zoo

7. Go to the aquarium

8. Go to a museum or two

9. Make homemade bubbles

10. Make homemade silly putty

11. Make homemade ice cream

12. Make and play balloon ping pong

13. Have a date night with Lyric/Mommy 

14. Have a date night with Lyric/Daddy

15. Go to the petting zoo

16. Have fun and relax!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My Baby Boy

Michael Justin...

My world changed again, on Saturday, December 15, 2012. My second baby make his debut into the world. This labor was 99 percent faster than my labor with Lyric. I woke up about 8 o'clock in the morning with terrible back pain. I wasn't sure if I was actually in labor, so I called the OB/GYN department at the hospital. I was having contractions but not as close as they should be, so, I decided to take a bath and see what happens. I went from having my contractions every ten or so minutes to three to five minutes in a matter of minutes.

We got Lyric to a couple that were going to watch her while me and Chris were at the hospital getting ready to have Michael. Boy, am I glad we didn't have to drop Lyric off somewhere, we just had to walk her across the way to another apartment building. Otherwise I probably would have had Michael on the side of the road or wherever we had to drop Lyric off.

We got to the hospital at about 10:20 in the morning. Chris got a wheelchair as I was unable to walk the distance we needed to go. We got to the check in window and they wanted us to start up paperwork, while I was in active labor. I thought that it was crazy. Then I had to go to the bathroom, so I asked where the bathroom was, I couldn't wait... I get into the bathroom and I realize that I was going to have him then and there. I had locked the door, pulled the cord to get help, and heard the nurses, doctors, and the people from the check-in desk say where's the key. They didn't know where the key was to get into the bathroom to help me. I'm sitting there, panicking, wonder if they were going to get into the bathroom. I hear Chris pounding the door trying to get it open. No such luck. I somehow get up and unlock the door. Next thing I know, I am on the floor saying that I have to push and then Michael was here.

He arrived at 10:50 am
Weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces
Length 20 inches long

His big sister is head over heels in love with her brother. She can't get enough of him. She is always by his side, sitting near him, or playing with him.

He is a pretty happy baby. Loves to laugh, giggle, smile and play. Oh, wait! He loves to eat as well! He is a little oinker! My own little piggy.

He sure is mommy's boy. He loves to lay on my chest and go to sleep. Once I move him to his crib he wakes up the second that I start to lay him down, and if I pick him up, he will go back to sleep in about five minutes. He just loves to be held by his mommy.