Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nope, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! I've started quite a few posts in the past few months, but can't seem to finish them. Maybe this will just be another one added to my file! Life has been good, hectic, but overall good! Ken and I just spent 5 nights in Vegas... so much fun, and although it was stressful leaving my babies for that amount of time, it was also much needed!! I've been running with a pretty short fuse lately, and find myself expecting too much from Jenna. I have to remind myself constantly that she's only four, and she's going to test my boundaries. She's so darn smart, and most of the time she's absolutely adorable. I find it funny how the traits I love to see in her (she's independent and stubborn) are also the traits that drive me the craziest from day to day! Carter is a sweet tempered little man, and his toothy little grin melts my heart every time he flashes it. He's growing like mad, in fact he's a monster... he's wearing sleepers that are 18-24 months, and he weighs about 25lbs! Makes for very tired arms if I have to lug him around for any length of time. Lately he's sporting a very stylish corrective helmet... well actually it sucks, but I ordered a camouflage one, so nobody can see it (when he's sitting in a pile of leaves).... but it gets a lot of stares when we're out in public. Part of the problem with having a big baby that likes to sleep is that he doesn't move around enough at night, in fact no matter how I moved him, propped him, switched him around in the crib, he would end up in exactly the same sleep position, and his head is a tad bit, well... ahem.. flat. No problem if he always has a thick head of hair, but judging from his gene pool, he's likely going to go bald, maybe even at an early age. So we went ahead with the helmet. Poor little man needs to wear it for 23 hours a day for the next five months or so! Luckily he actually doesn't seem to mind it! I'll post pictures someday soon, I promise! I tell myself that with all the things that could have been wrong with my baby, this is minor! Kristen's angelversary is fast approaching, and it's been weighing heavily on me... I don't know what to do this year. I know we'll do a balloon release, and have some sort of cake or cupcakes for her... I'm just not sure if I'm ready to have extended family involved, or if it's something I want to do with just me and the kids (Ken's offshore this year) I have just over aweek to figure it out anyway. Here's piture of my little man from about two months ago, I really need to move some more off my camera, just not tonight! The little girl on the right is his cousin, and on the left is a neighbours baby.