Monday, July 26, 2010


It's always hard to see the weekend go...

I was especially looking forward to this weekend after a long week spent in the house helping Owen recover from his dental work. He was pretty much back to his old self by Friday, thank goodness.

Friday even we headed to our friends' for a BBQ. Owen had fun playing with their little boys and we enjoyed adult conversation!

Saturday was a particularly exciting day for me. It was my sis in law Becky's due date! She's expecting her third baby and they don't know what they're having. With one son and daughter already, this one is a surprise. Since she's had both of her children on her due date, I was expecting "the call" all day... but it didn't come! It's Monday now and she's still pregnant. I'm keeping my phone nearby today! I just can't wait to meet my new little niece or nephew!

Saturday also included a pancake breakfast, some grocery shopping with my boys (I saved half of my bill with coupons and sales!) and a little shopping at Kohl's. I scored this cute cardigan on sale. Figured it would look cute with a brown top, jeans, and these flats I got at Famous Footwear for $5 after coupon.

Saturday night we had the McPhats over for pizza. After a Starbucks run we put the kids down and watched TV. So fun, so relaxing!

Sunday was the usual. We shopped at Target where I picked up this adorable Paul Frank swimsuit for Owen on clearance for $3 something, picked up some lunch, and put the boys down. I started watching the first season of Glee. Not sure what I think of the show yet! After church we came home and crashed.
This week will hopefully include a trip to Gilbert to meet the new baby, some time with my Dad and Lynn, some playdates, and a trip to the mall. It will be nice to be busy again!

I'm looking forward to next weekend already. On Saturday I'm getting my hair cut for the first time since Christmas Eve. I'm also getting it colored. Not sure how yet. Any suggestions?

Happy Monday!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Can I combine a football onesie with a leopard print background? :p

O loves to build "towers"
He loves me :)

Love his gummy smile!
Check out those lashes!
The shirt is gonna be funny until he's old enough to actually be a chick magnet. Then, not so much.

He is such a happy, smiley boy!

Do you think they look anything alike?


*Please excuse his messy face, he had just eaten a banana :)

My poor little sweet Owen smacked his mouth last week and chipped his front two teeth pretty bad. I have no idea how it happened, I just woke up Tuesday morning to Owen and his chipped tooth'ed smile. Must've happened after bedtime.

Right away I got him into a pediatric dentist. The dentist said that the one tooth that seemed to get the brunt of the impact has an exposed "pulp" and would need a "pulpotomy" (essentially a root canal), and for the other tooth, we would need to watch and wait. The procedure was scheduled for the following Tuesday. Well, during the week I noticed his other front tooth started turning gray, indicating that it was damaged and would need a pulpotomy as well. Before his procedure this past Tuesday the doctor agreed and ended up doing a pulpotomy on both front teeth, as well as caps put on to protect the teeth. He did say both front teeth were feeling loose, and there was no guarantee that the teeth wouldn't abscess and need to be pulled. Ryan and I elected to watch, wait, and pray that there wouldn't need to be any further intervention. The good news is, this is just an issue with baby teeth, and his permanent teeth should come in just fine with no problems.

It's been hard the past few days as Owen has recovered. His lip swelled up really bad, probably due to biting it when his upper lip was numbed. We had to ditch the pacifier cold turkey so he wouldn't loosen the teeth further, which makes naps and bedtime a challenge since he slept with the paci. We're hoping that a few weeks with no paci will help firm up his front teeth and allow them to heal.

Today he seems like he's back to his old self. We've got a busy day, which is welcomed since we've been hanging out at home this week.

Pray for O, for Ryan and I to have wisdom, and for no more intervention for his teeth!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Aren't these cute photos of Austin? Of course, they're taken by the fabulous Tara D Photography, aka my sis in law.

These shots were taken at about 8 weeks or so. Yes, I know, he's about 3 months now, I thought I had posted this awhile back but I just saw it sitting in my drafts! Whoops!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Scored big time on my trip to Albertsons tonight! I don't normally shop there but they had a few great deals.

I got:

6 boxes of whole grain Barilla pasta - used 3 $1/2 coupons here
6 cans Libby's vegetables - used 6 'free' coupons *no longer available
4 packs Rayovac batteries - used 4 $1/1 coupons here
2 cans Ortega diced green chiles, used $1/2 coupon (Smart Source 6/27)
Colgate toothpaste used .75/1 coupon (Smart Source 6/27)

Only spent $6.35! Saved $35. It was totally worth the impatient glares from the people in line behind me. Yikes.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy 27th birthday to my favorite guy in the world!


This weekend we enjoyed these chubby cheeks
And this cheesy grin
Also, Ryan and I got to go on a date to dinner and a Dbacks game!

On Saturday we took the boys to the mall. Owen absolutely loves the carousel.

AJ just slept through the whole thing.
O loves to play in the kiddie play area too. We're working with him to be gentle with the other kids around. He often tries to get their attention in not so gentle ways.
He's fearless!

Fourth of July was fun. We hung out at home for a good part of the day, then headed to church. We planned to go to fireworks and do a picnic, but ended up picking up dinner and going home. Next year will be a better year to attempt the crowds and noise!