Tuesday, November 27, 2007

We've Been Elfed

Our friends keep getting elfed. So we've elfed ourselves as well. Check it out. So funny...


Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Battle of the Bottle

Let me start by saying that stay at home moms deserve a lot more praise, support, and pay!

My first solo weekend is now in the bag. Not only was it my first official Mr Mom weekend with both Lil "E" and Big "E", but it was also extended with the added Friday off to make it a Trifecta!

Lil "E" proved to be quite a spirited fighter in inning one of the "Battle of the Bottle". I was determined to to get him to take it as much as he was determined to not take it in a 45 minute screamfest for 3/4 oz. First round: Lil "E".

I went to the bull pen the second day and brought out the veteran relief feeder Mam-maw. She stood toe to toe and found the weakness in the Lil "E" defense. 4 oz taken. Round 2: Daddy.

Day 3 using the previous days scouting report, I took to the mound for a double header 9AM and 3 PM with a mommy fix in the middle at noon. First meeting was shaky, but after a 40 minute negotiation I walked away 4 oz lighter. Mom gave the boy some QFT (Quality Feed Time) at noon. At 3PM I made the call to the pen again and the old silver fox closed the door on this weekends festivities. Winner: Daddy.

I must say that my Big Bro was correct all along, 2 kids is more than 2 times as hard.

To all the stay at home moms who find themselves down all the time thinking that it's easy for everyone else...That's a bold faced lie! You guys are tougher than any Ironman and don't forget it!

Some pictures that made me smile. Big "E" helping me find the bad lights. Lil "E" Chillin with his Old Man! And man, do I feel old!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Working Mom

I started back to work this past Wednesday, and Ephraim started day care the same day. It was hard to leave him. I was a little anxious about remembering everything at work, so that helped take my mind off of worrying about him.

Work is almost as if I had never left. Day care has been an adjustment...for both of us. Ephraim hasn't really had a problem taking bottles, although we have never consistently given them to him. He has now decided that he only likes his milk in the original packaging...me! So we are now trying to work on taking a bottle again. Scott has found that our little man can be quite stubborn. He is also now waking every three hours to eat during the night again. He had been sleeping about six without waking. He sleeps a lot at day care - swing induced sleep is what we call it.

At home, we got our Christmas tree put up over the weekend. I did not reach my goal of having all my Christmas shopping finished by the time I went back to work, but I have gotten a good bit of it done. And we are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with Scott's parents this year. They just live a few mile away - what a blessing!

Forgive me for not posting pictures this time. I just got up for a feeding and was semi-conscious, so I thought I'd do a few things. But it is after 3am, so I'm going to look at getting back to bed soon. I'll post pictures next time!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

November Already?

Time is flying by. I can't believe Christmas will be here soon! We are going Christmas shopping this weekend with the goal to finish up so that we can enjoy the holidays.

Here are some pictures from the past few weeks...