Okay..so I completely get that I am a terrible blogger. I really do understand this fact, and yet I haven't made any great strides to rectify this imperfection. Maybe this upcoming year? Who knows. But I did have to dedicate a post to my Little GB, although he is not really that Little anymore. For goodness sakes my little man is now a 5 year old. I cannot believe that, and yet I have witnessed all of his birthdays and accomplishments and yep...He is five. He was super excited to be 5 because now he is the same age as his BFF Cooper and will be able to go to kindergarten next year. Right now he's in preschool and he loves it!! He is definitely an emerging reader and loves to practice his sight words. Just the other day while riding in the car he counted to 100 and to my surprise needed no help whatsoever!! He wanted another transformer cake/party. We went up to Idaho for the long weekend and my Sister was the best party thrower. She made him an ice cream cake that was almost bigger than he! He had a fantastic birthday and I think the best part of it all for him was being able to boss everyone around for the entire day, because of course HE WAS IN CHARGE!! Here are a few pics of my strapping 5 year old buddy!
Well I did it! I ran my 2nd marathon and had a blast. This time around was completely different. For my first race I was a stickler and didn't miss a training run, in fact I ran extra miles just for fun. By the end of training this time, my motivation factor had depleted and I was just ready to be done and do the race. I think that training in the summer had a lot to do with it. But nonetheless it was an incredible experience. I beat my previous time by 2-3 mintues and was pretty excited about that. My race day came exactly one year to the date that I was put on bedrest before so little S could stay nice and cozy in the shanty. :) ha ha. So that was exciting for me. My brother, Mac came up from California to run the race as well. He is my superhero! He ran three marathons this year! Yay Mac! He is awesome he ran an awesome race!! I had an awesome cheering crowd. We, my little family, my parents and Mac all went up to Logan the night before. Pfeiffer got the kids ready and they along with my parents cheered us on at various spots during the course! It was so fun to see them cheering me on!! I have the best family in the world!! I don't have many pictures this time, but my mom did snag a few with her fancy i-phone. :) When Mac got back to Cali his co-worker gave him the saying from a Dove Chocolate. And in all reality...it is true.
The temps have begun to cool. I see the big yellow school buses traveling along the streets. These are painful reminders that summer is over. Bring on the fall...I guess. My little GB will start "joy" school in a few days and my little S is soon to be 9 months old. Little GB has started playing soccer. He loves it. His coach calls him the Thumbs Up master. Everything Little GB does he turns and gives anyone who is watching a thumbs up! He loves playing soccer and is so excited about playing. He is a very methodical player and won't kick the ball just to kick it, he likes to think about where he is going to kick it. His dad thinks that he's going to grow up to be an Engineer. My Pennsylvania bestie told me that I am surrounding myself by Engineers. And I do believe she is right.
Little S is still well little. How little you ask? Well, let's just say that she can still sport her 0-3 month clothes, especially the tops just fine. :)Although I am not sure how she retains her girlish figure. She eats everything that isn't tied down almost! She gets really annoyed if she sees someone eating and she is not, even if she just barely had her own meal. She is still sporting 0 teeth but has mastered the roll over maneuver. She has figured out that she can get to certain things beyond her reach if she rolls. Ahh! Mobility!!
As for me, I am preparing for my 2nd marathon that is coming up in a couple of weeks. I am ready to be done training at this point. My brother is flying up from Cali to run it with me. I am super excited to run it with him!! Yay. Hopefully we'll get some good pics that I can post.
Okay, so I really do not have any idea of where the time has gone. I thought that once school was out and I was home every day that I would have all of this extra time...well that idea was false! So far we have had a very busy summer. I ran the Ragnar Relay race with some friends back in June, we went to Idaho for a week, stayed up in Park City for the weekend and now it is near the end of July. Sheesh..This summer is going by super fast. Little S is doing awesome. Her dr. called her petite. Not sure where she got that from. But she is 7 1/2 months and she is in the 50th percentile in height but barely, and I mean just barely on the charts for weight. But she is awesome! Little GB is sure enjoying his summer. He has had plenty of Cooper (his best friend/cousin) time and will be enjoying more Cooper time next week. His hair is turning blonde again and his skin brown. :) We got him a little pool and he loves swimming in it and any other pool. Enjoy some pics of our summer so far! Little GB, Little S and Cooper! Jack and Little S Jack and Little GB
Syd and Little GB
Auntie Syd with her favorite "niece and nephew." :)
I know that I am a little behind on my posts, but instead of doing many posts, I’ll just do one quick post with lots of pictures. It is official! I am a college graduate. Whew! I know…people who go to school as long as I have are usually called doctors but it is all good. Little S is growing and growing. She has been on solids (well, can you really say that baby food is solid?) She likes the orange family of veggies much better than green. Next month is fruits. She is a hefty 11 lbs 9 oz and 24 inches long. Both she and Little GB were sick for about a week but have bounced back rather nicely. Little GB is still my little awesome guy. I think he is getting really excited for summer and all of the adventures that it will bring. Pfeiffer is currently over in Asia on a two week stint and will be home at the end of the week. I’m trying to get motivated to get my house deep/spring cleaned. After my 2 ½ week long subbing gig ended I subbed about 2 days a week. With school winding down I think I will be done for the school year. Whew…it seems like I have been in the school system all year. But all is well here! And as promised...here are pics! Enjoy! PS...My little S is going bald, it's a little sad but she is still cute. One of Pfeiffer's MANY nicknames for her currently is Baldi-locks. hee hee. :)
Okay...sorry for the delay in posting. I have been super busy and my blog has taken a back seat. This post will not be very long as I am now substituting full time for a teacher in my school. (more to come on that later). But I wanted to post some pics so you all could see how fast my Little S and Little GB have grown. My Oh My! Little S is now 4 months and we go tomorrow for her 4 month check up. She is precious to me and I am so lucky to have her. Little GB is still honing his BEST BIG BROTHER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD role and using as many band-aids as he can. He's awesome. Here are the pics...Enjoy!
So my post is a few weeks late but with my resuming student teaching I have been quite busy. I am excited to report that my Little S has started to pack on the pounds. My family took a poll to see who would be the closest with her weight at her 2 month check up. She hit the scales at a whopping 7 lbs 7 oz and measuring 20 1/2 inches long! Woo Hoo! Her Dad was actually the closes with a guess of 7 lbs 2 oz. She is officially out of preemie clothes! I took Little S to the doctor yesterday for her RSV shot and hit the scales at 8 lbs 3 oz and measured 21 1/2 inches long. Whew! I officially have an 8 lb baby...and it only took about 2 1/2 months. :) Overall Little S is doing awesome. She still barfs a lot, but she is sleeping rather well. On most nights I can get 5 hours straight so I guess she is sleeping throughout the night and has been since Feb. 5th. Woo Hoo. She is not yet smiling consistently, I think they are still a bit random. She is staying awake more during the day and still LOVES to cuddle! Here are a few pics of my little lady!
I must say I have a pretty amazing life. I am blessed to be the mother of two incredible children who inspire me to be a better person every day! I have an awesome husband who supports me in all that I do. I am currently a stay at home mom who does a little substitute teaching on the side. I have a great life!