Wednesday, January 17, 2007

We are Moving

This blog will still be here, but I need a combined blog for my boys, so the new site is

Please come over and continue on the journey with us!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Big Brother!!

Yay! Rece is a big brother!! Soon, I will be combining blogs, so give me a chance. The updates might be minimal for a week or so. He was so cute with Carmine. When Carmine was all wrapped up Rece said shoes, so we had to show him that he didn't have shoes on.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Well, Rece had his 2 year check up today. In the last 6 months he has gained about 3 lbs. and 2 1/2 in. He is growing great. Still right around 50th percentile. He is now a big boy and gets weighed and measured on the big scale! We was feeling pretty crummy this morning so he wasn't thrilled about being there. But the doctor was happy with the progress. He does have a croup cough and the beginning signs of an ear infection. The doctor said that they usually wait to give medicine because chances are since he hasn't had ear problems that it won't turn into an ear infection. But, since I am going to go into labor any minute he went ahead and gave us a prescription. So hopefully this whole house will feel better before the baby arrives. And Rece has an opinion on what I am having. He thinks girl. If we ask him what we are having, girl or boy, he says girl everytime. It doesn't even matter what order we say it in. It is cute!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Birthday Party Fun!

We had Rece's birthday party over the weekend and the boy got lots and lots of gifts! My mom(grammy) made his cakes. He seemed to enjoy it, especially when everyone sang to him. The only "game" we had for the kids was laying out bubble wrap and letting the kids go crazy. It didn't really go as planned since the room was carpeted, but the kids didn't care and they went ahead and popped it with their hands. Rece didn't really get into that too much which I didn't expect, but that is why we didn't really do any games. Overall, I think his whole birthday celebration went really well and the party went smoothly.
However, now Rece has croup! Not fun at all. He woke up in the middle of the night Monday with a terrible cough and then threw up all over me and him! So we both got into the bath and he stayed up a little longer. Yesterday he appeared to be getting better, but then today he woke up with a temp. of 101, so we called the doctor but since we have his 2 year check up tomorrow anyway they told me to go ahead and just keep that appointment. So hopefully it will clear up quickly, because it makes me so sad to think that if I have this baby soon, Rece wouldn't be able to come visit in the hospital and then having to bring a newborn home to a sick toddler! YUCK! Plus I am still a little under the weather, but that seems to be clearing up.
And Happy late birthday to Annie (Saturday), she kind of got left out on here since we were so busy this weekend, but we got to spend her birthday with her!!

Monday, January 08, 2007

The Final Christmases

This weekend surrounding his birthday party we celebrated christmas with Averie and Baylor and then my sister and her kids. The top three pictures were with Averie and the bottom 3 with Teri, Becca, Phillip, Claire and Gabriel. Rece, of course, got lots of great things. Thanks everyone!
Rece and Averie yet again got off to a rocky start. I think it was just too much. He went to bed on Friday night with the normal people in his house and he woke up on Saturday morning with 6 house guests! So needless to say Averie was terrified of him the remainder of the day after he smacked her. Actually Rece was more aggressive than normal this weekend. I believe he got Averie, Baylor, Natasha and Gabriel. He just gets so excited but that is just not OK! It was a good weekend and overall he was great. Sorry for the smacks everyone! Someday he will understand that is not appropriate.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Birthday Dinner and Gifts

We went to Outback Steakhouse for Rece's birthday dinner. Mostly because they have a Gluten Free menu for Tony. But YUM! However we learned when we got there that they don't sing for birthdays. Great for an adult's birthday, but not so for a 2 year old. So we had a nice dinner and we sang for him. He just LOVES when people are singing. We even sang twice because now everytime someone sings Happy Birthday he asks for more. Then we came home and opened gifts. He had no interest in this because his slide was still sitting in the middle of the living room, so he went down the slide about 6 times before we finally made him open gifts. He threw a little bit of a fit (as seen in the picture 3) but we eventually got through the 7 gifts we had for him. Well they weren't all from us. A few from people that can't be at his party. He got some books, aquadoodle minimats, his potty, a step stool for the bathroom and ball pit balls that are eventually going with his slide.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy Birthday Little Man!!!!!

Happy Birthday Rece!!
I can't believe how fast these 2 years have gone! I remember SO vividly 2 years ago. Right now I was in the hospital bed with a waiting room full of visitors just waiting for you to make your grand entrance. Little did we know we had another almost 10 hours to go! I know, always at your pace. And just 2 short years later you are in your bedroom "taking a nap" calling out mama. What a difference a couple years make. It is so bittersweet. I love watching you grow and discovering new things and learning every day something that surprises me. You keep me on my toes and keep me guessing every day. But it is so sad to think that you will never be this little again. And it will be all too soon that you won't freely give me kisses and that you aren't calling for mama from your crib. I love staying home with you and I would never do anything differently. Soon you will be a big brother and I know you will be a wonderful big brother. Just know that no matter how much attention the baby gets, it will never take away from the love I have for you. I know you will have your jealous moments, but I also know that you are going to be kissing that baby like crazy and that is something I can't wait to see.
I know you won't remember this birthday but I hope that all the pictures I take of you and all of this writing and scrapbooking that I do will someday mean something to you and you can look back and "remember" it through pictures and words. So far we have had a wonderful day and it is only half way over. Your party will be so much fun, you have so many friends and family coming to see you celebrate. I love you with all of my heart and am so excited to see you explore through the next year!

Rece woke up about about 7:25 this morning and I went in to get him and sang Happy Birthday. Grammy was still here but unfortunately daddy had already left for work. Daddy called later and sang to him. He woke up with 2 balloons in his room and his gift from Grammy was all set up in the living room. So he walked out and got to play with it right away. Later we will be going to dinner and then when we get home he will open gifts from mommy and daddy!

Monday, January 01, 2007


We had a pretty boring New Year's Eve. Rece went to bed at 8 and Tony and I sat and watched the ball drop on TV then went to bed about 10 min. later. And today we had a pretty relaxing day. And of course we had sauerkraut and pork for dinner. Well, Rece didn't really care for the sauerkraut, but he ate plenty of potatoes.

And this was 1 year ago today! Look how big he has gotten!

In less than 1/2 an hour it will be my baby's 2nd birthday! I can't believe it. It doesn't seem possible and it is so bittersweet. Stay tuned for at least a week of birthday posts! We will be going out to dinner tomorrow night and his party is on Saturday.

Sunday, December 31, 2006


Our zoo does a light display every winter and we went to see them yesterday. It was in the 50s here so it was perfect weather. We got to see some animals also. We let him walk around for a little while and in the second picture he was resisting the hand holding at first but as soon as he realized that the only other option was the stroller he cooperated. And in the 3rd picture there was a peacock walking around, but he wasn't too sure of it. And the last picture showed how the night ended. He was pooped!! We had fun and he loved all the lights!

Christmas Morning, Finally!

These pictures just in time for New Year's Eve! These are a couple pictures my brother got on christmas morning. Rece really enjoyed opening gifts but after about 10 he was a little tired and ready to play. It took a while to open, but I really enjoy that.