Monday, January 26, 2009


Colin started going to Kindermusik classes again today. He used to LOVE going, but didn't really seem all that thrilled this time. I just think it was because of how shy he is. Hopefully he will warm up and start having fun soon!

My Boys

I just got back the pictures that were taken a couple of weeks ago. Here is my favorite of the boys. I also posted a 3 month comparison of the boys here

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Brunch w/ the Family

The whole family (minus Megan) went to have brunch at Spoons in downtown McKinney this morning. I was especially excited, b/c since I'm not working Sundays anymore, I was able to attend! It's always good to get everyone together!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Brennan's First Taste of Rice Cereal

Brennan had his first taste of rice cereal today. He LOVED it, and I couldn't shovel it into his mouth fast enough! The rest of the pictures can be found on my smugmug.


I just wanted to say that I LOVED working the night shift last night! I was so much more laid back than the day shift, and I had a lot of fun! I ended up going home at 2:00 am instead of 3:00 am because the ER was super slow...but I totally could have lasted the last hour.

I actually enjoyed it so much that I am considering changing my Tuesday day shift to a Tuesday night shift!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


The portraits of the boys turned out super adorable today! I can't wait to get them back so I can post them and show all of you!

I'm going to be working my very first night shift EVER, tonight. I'm really nervous, but I hope that it goes well because, hey, I'll be working while everyone is sleeping, so I won't be missed...and I won't feel bad about being away from my boys! It's only going t0 be 8 I'll be working from 7 pm to 3 am. I tried to get a little nap in this afternoon...and little it was! I'll update tomorrow or something to let you know how it turned out!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just Because...

Just because he loves me. I met Miguel for lunch today and he was waiting outside the restaurant with these beautiful flowers for me. When I asked him "why?", he responded "just because I love you". He's so sweet!

Busy Busy Day...

I have a super busy day planned today. I don't think I've had one like this in a while...

9:00-11:00 - waiting for tv repair guy
10:45 - eye exam ( I know the 1st 2 overlap...but we'll see what happens)
11:30 - lunch with Miguel
1:45 - take my mom for an MRI
3:15 - Brennan gets his 2 month shots (he was sick at that appt., so we missed them)

Early bedtime for the kids tonight!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No Work for Me

How frustrating...

It took me 2 hours to prepare last night for the boys to go to the sitters house today. I made schedules for both of them, and emergency contact sheet with permission for medical treatment, packed their bag, made Colin's breakfast & lunch, got bottles ready for Brennan, put the car seats in Miguel's car, packed the bouncy seat & the pack 'n play etc.

I mentally prepared myself to leave Brennan, and left for work this morning only to find that my manager made a mistake and never put me on the, they sent me home. Ugh.

Turns out that I wasn't on the schedule for Thursday night either, so I added myself. We'll see what happens.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Off to Work Tomorrow

I'm really nervous about my first day back at work. It's not that I'm nervous about work...even though I haven't been there in practically 4 months...but I'm nervous about leaving Brennan. Colin doesn't worry me anymore, he's a big boy now...but Brennan is so small. I know that I don't really have anything to worry about, but I'm sure I'll call the sitter about 1000 times tomorrow just to check on them.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

3 Month Comparison

Colin - TOP Brennan - BOTTOM

3 Months Old

How can it be that my baby boy is 3 months old already? Where has the time gone? His little personality is growing everyday. He is such a pleasure to be around as he is a very good baby. I LOVE taking pictures of him. Brennan will have his 3 month portraits taken on Thursday, so as soon as I get them back I will post a 3 month comparison of Colin & Brennan. Brennan's reflux has improved sooo much since we've started the Prevacid. It's an expensive prescription each month, but it's so worth it now that he's not in pain anymore. His spitting up and also decreased significantly since starting the Prevacid. His reflux is definitely not as bad as Colin's was.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Dinner at Saltgrass

Patty's friend Michelle arrived today from Florida. We all went out to Saltgrass for dinner. Courtney was able to come too! Yay...and BTW, I didn't order chicken...this time I got a steak sandwich.

Happy Birthday Estrella!

Happy 25th birthday Estrella! I've really enjoyed getting to know you and Jaida and I LOVE my new gym partner!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

2 Times

Two times in one day...

Colin ASKED to go to the potty! I can't believe it. Soon after he sat down, he had pee-ed in the potty! What a big boy he is becomming! 

Ladies & Gentlemen...

We have a sleeper! I didn't want to post about it until I was pretty sure that Brennan was going to stick to his new sleeping schedule.

For the past few weeks since he got sick, his sleeping increased during the night. After he got better, he didn't sleep as much, but we were getting like 6 hours. Well, for about a week now he's been sleeping at least 8! Yay! Finally, I don't look like HELL during the day anymore!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Patty's Here!

Yay! I picked Patty up from the airport yesterday! In case you don't know...Patty is my absolute FAVORITE cousin ever! She still lives in! She's actually here on this visit to try to find a job b/c she wants to move here! I'm so excited! PLease pray that she finds one b/c I think it would be so awesome if she did move to TX! We have a fun & busy week planned and I'm going to enjoy every minute with her since we only see each other usually once a year!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Guess Who Peed in the Potty...

Well, not really in the potty, but all over my bathroom floor...that's right, Brennan! No, just kidding, it was Colin!

We have been trying for a while to start potty training, but it hasn't been going so well. We bought the little potty chair last December when Colin started showing interest. He actually went in the potty a few times...but mommy was pregnant with Brennan, and as my belly started growing, Colin decided that he didn't want to go in the potty anymore.

So here we are, a year later (he's 2 years and 4 months), and we've been trying to entice him to go. We went out and bought a toy from his favorite show (The Little Einsteins). We kept it in the bathroom until he peed in the potty.

I've been asking him everyday for almost a month if he wants to sit on the potty and pee so he can have his toy. He's always told me no until tonight! So, I stripped him down, sat him on the potty, and we waited, and waited...and. waited. some. more. Did I mention that we waited? Finally, after 15 minutes of waiting in the bathroom with Colin, I decided to go put my pajamas on. I was gone for 1 minute and on my way back into the bathroom I heard Colin saying "poop on the floor mommy".  Man, I was hoping that there wasn't poop on the floor. I got back in and realized that it wasn't poop, but pee on the floor. Colin had tried to pee in the potty! There was a little in the potty, but most of it was on the floor. I guess the thing goes crazy when pee-ing? 

Anyway, Miguel and I are so proud of Colin. We praised him, gave him hugs, kisses....and of course, that new toy! Let's hope that he keeps it up!

Two Things

I'm taking Anita's lead...

Two Names You Go By: Kristen, Mommy
Two Things You Are Wearing Right now: t-shirt, capris
Two Things You Want Very badly At the Moment: to lose weight and a new lens for my camera
Two People Who Will Fill This Out (and post a comment here to tell us..) Casey & that's about it
Two things you did last night:ate at Chipotle & had coffee & Coffee 'N Cream with Miguel
Two things you ate yesterday: Red Robin burger and Chipotle burrito
Things you're doing tomorrow: picking my cousin Patty up from the airport (she's flying in from NY to visit me for a week) and going shopping!
Two longest car rides: NY to TX, NY to Canada
Two favorite Holidays: Christmas Thanksgiving
Two favorite vacation spots: Mexico & Puerto Rico
Two favorite beverages:
Diet Coke & any coffee drink

Worst Mother of ME :-(

I've been meaning to post this for a few days, but was embarrassed, so I held off...but here I go.

I give myself the 'Worst Mother of 2008' award. Award? Maybe, not, but I get it anyway...

On December 31...the last day in 2008, mind you, I decided to pay bills. I filled out all of my checks, put them in envelopes, stamped them, and then ran out to my mailbox to put them in. Colin wanted to come outside with me...but soon realized that it was pretty cold. So, as I ran to the mailbox (which is only at the end of my driveway), Colin went back into the house, closed the door...and, get this...LOCKED IT! Yes, you read correctly, Colin locked my front door. Don't ask me how, but once he locked it, he couldn't unlock it to let me back in. 

So, here I am in 40 degree weather, no jacket on, only in a pair of socks, a t-shirt, and pajama pants, while my 2 year old has free reign of the house while my 11 week old was sleeping happily in his bouncy seat. I didn't have my phone with me either. My hair was a wreck, and I don't even think I had brushed my teeth yet. 

I ran to my neighbors (and friend) house. She gave me a jacket to wear and let me borrow her cell phone so I could call Miguel. I ran back to my house, tried to talk Colin into unlocking the door, but he just didn't understand. He started crying, and I started to freak out. Miguel was on his way...but it would still take him like 20 minutes to get home. I ran to the back of the house to look through my back window, where I was able to see both kids. Colin calmed down. I ran through a puddle in my backyard, so not only was I only in socks, but now they were dirty, wet, socks. I was so cold!

Miguel finally made it home...I think he raced here, and let us in. I've now decided that I'm going to carry my keys and my phone with me at all times...even to the mailbox. 

Do you think I won the 'award'? I do.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year's Eve

Hello everyone! First I would like to say "Happy New Year" to all!

Miguel's mom offered to watch the boys so we could go out. Yay! Last night Miguel's brother Danny, his girlfriend Rossilyn, Miguel and I went to Houlihan's in Addison for dinner. It was my first time there, and I really enjoyed it! Great suggestion Danny!

After dinner we went over to The Londoner to have some drinks and finish out the evening. The handed out favors...noise makers, crowns, hats etc. We had a champagne toast right at midnight. We had a great time!

I was a little nervous about the drive home...not because of us, but because of all of the idiots on the road that 'thought' they could drive. Miguel drove nice and slow, and praise God we made it home safe!

I hope this new year brings many laughs, few sorrows and is prosperous for all! God bless!