Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I miss Canby

We've been in Silverton for about two months now and while I really like this town, I'm very homesick.

I miss having my mom so close. I miss having my grandma, my dad, and three of my sister-in-laws so close. I miss Fred Meyer. I miss Burgerville. I miss the Wild Hare. I miss flat land. I miss the Logging Road walking path. I miss library story time. Gotta find out when/if Silverton has one, too. I miss the McD's indoor play place. It's a lifesaver when it's rainy/cold/just plain yucky out and Mickey needs some energy released!

Andrew misses Canby, too. He's said that we can now look more closely at houses that need remodeling. And, we've even thought about building a house if we can find the right property. These are things that he was vehemently against before. The man wants a yard of his own!

Even Mickey misses Canby. He's always saying that he wants to go see Bah-Bong (my mom) or Papa Maow (my dad) or Car-ee (Karly) or the Uncle John. He also wants to see the Gran (my granny), Claire and Auntie Kathy. The kid likes family as much as I do! :D

So, come on 30 year home. Show up already!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Last time it was paint...

This time, while Audrey and I were napping and Andrew was golfing, Mickey got into chocolate syrup. All over the couch, the carpet and the rug. The baby and I sacked out at 4ish and Andrew came home at 6:45 and saw Mickey with what looked like a bruise on his head...then he realized that it was chocolate syrup and it was everywhere. He said that he asked Mickey what happened and Mickey burst into tears. Little dude knew he was busted. I woke up at 7:15 to find Andrew in the living room telling me that I didn't want to see it. Oh, was he right! I helped clean for a minute or two but then Audrey woke up and needed feeding. I realized then that Andrew had cleaned for about a half an hour by himself and let me sleep through it all. What a good man I have! Love you, babe! :D

So now, I either have to put Mickey in his room if I want to take a nap or find some way to keep him out of the pantry. He may start going after the fridge, so I'll have to tie that thing shut as well. At least he'll stay in his room if I put him in there but the downside is that he won't be quiet and will probably keep me up and may wake up Audrey. At least it's not an everyday worry. Normally I sleep during his nap but today he napped in the car since we took stuff to the storage unit in Canby. If we still lived in Canby, I could just have my mom or dad come over and play with the little dude. Sigh. Yet another reason I miss being home.

I miss you, Canby!

I love you, Andrew! are a little booger but I love you, too!

Audrey, I'm so glad you aren't getting into stuff...yet.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday, Cody!!!

My little brother, Cody, turned 30 today!

(Cody with his niece, Audrey!)

Happy Birthday, Co-co!!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mini Photo Shoot

One queen sized bed sheet, one laundry basket and one bath mat equals a little photo studio in our bedroom. :D

Thursday, April 9, 2009

It's been 5 days...

...and I can't imagine how I got along without her.

Monday, April 6, 2009

She's Here!!!

Audrey Rose Hettwer has officially joined the family! She was born at 9:28 am on April 4th, weighing 8lbs 1oz and 20 1/2" long.

More to follow! :D

Friday, April 3, 2009

We might be heading into the hospital...

...we'll keep you posted!

One week left and some thoughts on that.

I'm 39 weeks pregnant today. It keeps sneaking up on me. I'm getting excited to meet this little girl. Her room is almost ready (sans new wall paint) and I just need to find a dust ruffle for her crib, get her some pink blankets and buy a few more clothes. I also have a little project ala Ali Edwards paper lantern lights that I need to finish for her.

The other day it just hit me like a ton of bricks that I'm going to have two children. It won't be just me and little dude at home anymore. We're going to have someone else with us all the time. It's been him and I for so long that it just struck me as weird. We've got a pretty good routine worked out and now it's all going to go out the door. It makes me a little nervous now and then...

I hope he adjusts well to his new sister. I hope he doesn't resent her. I hope he doesn't get ignored in favor of a brand new, sweet baby girl. I hope he's as good a big brother as I think he's going to be.

I hope she won't be ignored for her adorable, active big brother. I hope that she's healthy and easy going. I hope that I can give her the kind of attention that she deserves. I hope that she is as happy to be in our family as we are to have her.

I hope I can handle having two children. I hope that I can encourage my kids to love each other and be supportive siblings and not rivals. I hope that this labor and delivery goes well. I hope that my husband can be there when I deliver. I hope he knows how much I need and love him even when I'm wrapped up with our kids. I hope.