Thursday, December 24, 2009

7 months old

Teagan turned 7 months old yesterday! He loves all his fruits and veggies that we've given him so far. He has started to army crawl and in the last few days he's gotten on his hands and knees but cries out in frustration because he doesn't know what to do next! I love this picture of him...especially because he smiled on his own. Usually Ryan and I have to make fools of ourselves to get him to smile for a posed picture. We are excited to be celebrating his first Christmas tomorrow!! It should be interesting to see what he does with all of the wrapping paper!
Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Tree Tradition

I grew up with a fake tree for a couple of reasons....1. My dad has allergies and a real tree would bother them and 2. We always went to Nebraska to vist my grandpa the day after Christmas for a week. Although I do like the look of real trees sometimes I just think it would be easier to have a fake one. I could put it up at my leisure and not have to wait for a good time that works out for all of us. I don't like the cold so trying to get a tree on a semi warm day is kind of hard to do in Northern Illinois. And if you know my husbands desicion making abilities you know how the day might go! :)
With all of this said though I will more than likely always get a real tree and probably it will always be from William's Tree Farm. See 5 years ago I got engaged to the love of my life on that farm while picking out a tree for his (then) house.

This is the tree we picked out! Our first tree together! Every year since then we go get a tree and one new ornament to hang on it!

So to continue on with the tradition we went to the tree farm to get our tree. It was, of course, Teagan's first time to get a tree and just like his mom he wasn't too impressed to have to get all bundled up!

While we were there we added a new tradition to our list and that was to see Santa! My uncle Lee plays Santa at the tree farm so we thought it would be fun to get a picture with him!

I love traditions, especially the kind that remind you of something wonderful and important. This one certainly does!

Christmas Tree 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Day 29

I'm thankful for...realizing my faults and wanting to change for the better!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 28

I'm thankful for...quiet babies on 5 hour car rides home!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 27

I'm thankful family time bowling!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Day 26

I'm thankful for...$5 packs of diapers. We got 12 today on the Black Friday sale!!

(Teagan in his diaper fort after we got home!)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Day 25

I'm thankful for...people who understand me and give me my space when needed!!

Day 24

I'm thankful for...having family close enough to travel and see more than a couple times a year!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 23

I'm thankful for... a healthy boy! So far we've been able to stay away from any illness this fall. I'm praying that we don't catch anything over the holidays being around a lot of family.

Teagan is six months now! We took him to the doctor today for his well check and he is... 18 lbs 8 oz and 28 in long! He has started to eat veggies recently and so far likes sweet potatoes, squash, green beans and after a few days of trying carrots started liking them too! He's sitting up by himself and rolling all over the living room floor. We can't wait to see what new tricks he'll start doing in the next month!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day 22

I'm thankful...that Ryan has the whole week off!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 21

I'm thankful for...a sleeping baby! Teagan has always been a good night time sleeper. He's pretty much slept through the night since he was a little over a month old. His naps on the other hand haven't been so good lately, especially his afternoon nap. Thankfully he took a 2 1/2 hr. nap today though. Maybe it's a start to a new trend!!

Day 20

I'm thankful orderly house! This is what my living room looks like now....

but this is what it has looked like for the past week and a half. For those of you that know me, you know that's it's been driving me crazy to have it so messy and disorganized!

This is why my living room has been a mess...I made 4 baby towels (yes I know only 3 are shown, one has already been given away) and Teagan's stocking for Christmas!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 19

I'm thankful night with my husband...even if it was only dinner and then to Babies R Us and Target!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 18

I'm thankful! I love music! I'm an all genre type of girl. There is always some type of music that goes with how I'm feeling at the moment!

Day 17

I'm thankful for...the ability to be creative and make things for other people. Can you guess what this is going to be?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 16

I'm thankful for...candles that smell like the season! This one is "Baked Apple Pie".

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 15

I'm thankful for...nice warm fires on chilly nights!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 14

I don't have a picture for today b/c I forgot to take one of what I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful for...being able to lead others in Worship. I helped lead worship at church this weekend. I love when it's my time to do this. I get to use the gift God gave me to bring him praise and to help draw others closer to him!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day 13

I'm thankful...that my house is overflowing with baby things!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Day 12

I'm thankful for...friends who give us gift cards to specifically buy Teagan a toy. He loves his new Pal Scout!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Day 11

I'm thankful for...the opportunity to bring a smile to someone this holiday season. A friend of mine arranged for our Mom's Group (and families) to make cards for families staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Madison, WI this Holiday season. These are the cards Ryan and I made.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 10

I'm thankful grandpa, for many reasons, but especially for serving in WWII! Thanks to all the other veterans and those serving now!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 9

I'm thankful for...downtime. I have lots of ways I do downtime...watching tv, reading, being on the computer, or playing my DS are a few of them. It feels nice after a long day to just veg out for a little bit.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 8

I'm thankful for...sales and coupons. I've always been a sale and coupon person, but since I'm not working right now I feel like it's my way of contributing to our finances by saving some money. I usually buy most of our grocery's and household items at Walmart, but I do check the sales at our local grocery store and if I can get something cheaper there I will. When I do go to the grocery store I try to use coupons too. I hate to admit it but I get excited if I can get something on sale plus use a coupon plus have that coupon doubled! I went to the grocery store today and at the bottom of my reciept it said that I've saved $433.00 to date this year using my plus card! I'm going to see if I can beat it next year!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Day 7

I'm thankful for...a 70 degree day in November so we could enjoy the apple orchard!

Day 6

I'm thankful...that I have a piano! I'm not fabulous at the piano, but I did take 8 years of lessons when I was younger. I don't play everyday or even every week but it has proved to be a stress reliever for me. This piano has a fun story at least how I got it was fun. We had been looking for a piano in the newspaper for awhile and hadn't really found a good deal on one that I liked. Then one day I was looking out my front door and there she was. Our neighbor's across the street were having a garage sale and she was just sitting in the drive. She was in our price range and didn't have any major problems with her. So all we had to do was roll her across the street, which was made easy because she came with a piano dolly!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 5

I'm thankful for...books. Since I was little I've always enjoyed reading. I mostly enjoy reading fiction because it's an escape for me. I also enjoy a biography or how to book once in awhile too. I know you can find almost anything on the internet anymore but sometimes I'd rather have the information right in my hands.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day 4

I am thankful...that I'm a stay at home mom and that I get to lay in bed and listen to Teagan sweetly talk when he wakes up in the morning!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 3

I'm thankful Mom's Bible Study! It's nice to be able to get out of the house a least once a week and hangout with other mom's while studying God's Word. It has been a real encouragement to me, knowing that I'm not alone and that other mom's have the same struggles I do.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 2

I'm thankful today! I don't have it on a regular basis but it is what I turn to when I want a warm drink on a chilly fall morning! I'm cold by nature so anything that warms me up is a blessing!

Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm thankful for... Day 1

I've been thinking a lot lately of all the blessings that God has given me and not just the big things but the little everyday things too. We can plan and plan our lives but if we don't take the time to enjoy the moment what is all the planning worth? Each day I thank God for what He has given me but sometimes it's just a general prayer. I need to be more specific and continually be giving up prayers of Thanksgiving through out my day!

On that help me get into the habit of doing this I plan to post one specific thing I'm thankful for each day of November. Hopefully by being accountable to doing it on here I'll get in the habit and do it for a long time to come.

Today I'm thankful for...Family! More specifically Ryan and Teagan! As I've looked back over the last six or so years I can see why God has put Ryan in my life. He has always been there for me and we've been through a lot. Especially our miscarriage and our long road to having Teagan. He never gives up on me and he never lets me give up on myself! He doesn't devalue my feelings even if my heart is breaking for a family that's lost a love one, someone I knew of but wasn't even remotely close to. Instead he holds me close and prays with me for the family. He is a great father and I can't wait to see him in action as Teagan and any other children we might have grow up.
Teagan has been my light! It's so exciting to watch him do something new in what seems like an everyday occurance. He helps me get excited about the little getting his first two teeth in a week's time! His smile light's up any bad or sad day and his laugh is contagious! I'm thankful that God chose me to be his mom and with God's help I get the privilege of helping mold his life to be like God's!

Monday, October 26, 2009

First Tooth

So tonight Ryan was getting Teagan ready for bed and I went in to talk to them. Well, I looked down at Teagan and noticed something white on his bottom gums. I thought it was either spit up or had gotten something in his mouth. I tried to wipe it away and it wouldn't go anywhere. It was hard and pointy. I looked again and turned to Ryan and said "I think he has a tooth." We looked once again and yes he has a tooth!

It's on his right side of his lower gum (right under his tongue in this picture). He hasn't acted like he's been in pain and he really hasn't been fussy except for a little bit today. My sister-in-law is a hygienist and she has told me before that the average baby doesn't get their first tooth until six months. He just turned five months last week so this has been a surprise to me! I definitely wasn't ready for this to happen, but I guess I can't stop him from growing up!

Friday, October 23, 2009

5 Months

Teagan is five months today! He is getting so big! For some reason I can't post a video on here so I took some action shots of his favorite thing to do right now...rolling!

I was looking through pictures the other day and notice that we don't have a lot of pictures with myself and Teagan so we took some and here's the best one ( I think anyway)!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tonight at dinner Teagan was pretty winey and really wanted out of his high chair. He finally realized he wasn't going to get out of it by wineing so he sat there like this...

He looks bored doesn't he! :) I guess he was trying to tell us he was tired of waiting.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cousin Fun

This week I've been watching my niece Addisyn because her babysitter has had sick kids. As you can see Teagan and Addisyn are having a lot of fun!!

Teagan also started sitting up in his swing today and this whole week he's been a rolling machine!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

4 months old!

Teagan is 4 months old today! He sits up pretty good if being supported. Earlier this week he rolled over while I was in the other room (happy and sad moment). He's "talking" more and more, but we haven't got a full fledged laugh out of him yet. We don't know his weight or height yet we go to the doctor tomorrow right before we leave town. I hope the shots don't bother him too bad or it may be a long ride to Indiana!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Z is for...

...zucchini. I usually like zucchini fried or grilled, but I didn't have time tonight so we just steamed it in the microwave.

Y is for...

...yard. Although it looks a lot prettier in the spring...I love our yard! It's so big and I can't wait until Teagan's old enough to run around in it!


Back yard (view from the deck)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

X is for...

xylophone. I was looking for toys to put on Teagan's Christmas list today and I saw this xylophone and thought I better take a picture because not much else starts with X.

Monday, September 14, 2009

W is for...

...wishes. I wish I could be on the beach right now!