It’s been almost a month since my last post.
Thanks to those you who let me know that I was missed. And to those of you that didn’t… you know who you are.
I realize I left you guys with my last post being such a bummer that we were getting foreclosed upon. And I started thinking that you guys might be thinking that I’m just sitting here in my foreclosed house all day crying about being foreclosed upon, and too depressed to put my fingers to the keys and write a new post.
Not the case.
Well, that and the fact that we have one computer that we all use for a bazillion different things; Caden’s school, Geric’s work, facebook time, watching TV, playing video games, etc. This leaves me with a window of time (usually after the boys go to bed) to sit down and write… and honestly, I’d rather sit on the couch with my husband and talk or watch TV than stay in my own brain with my crazy thoughts!
Another thing. The internet is a big place, you know? And I started thinking about how my blog was growing and all these people are reading about my kids and how we’re going through foreclosure… and that kinda freaked me out. I had to step back for a sec.
But I’m back now. For now. 🙂
Here’s some picture vomit of what we’ve been up to for the last month, all taken on my blackberry because someone lost the memory card to my camera and I haven’t gone down to buy a new one yet. In the words of my husband, “I’ll give you three guesses as to who lost the memory card.”
Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of baseball. The boys love it. But seriously… lots and lots and lots of baseball.
Jacob was catcher once and literally stayed statuesque like this for the whole inning. The ball would bounce right into his facemask and he wouldn’t even flinch! He actually caught the ball occasionally… when it would bounce into his glove.
Here’s Caden. He was waiting on deck… or in the hole… or whatever they call it. He’s a great hitter!
Elijah turned 10 months! My baby! His month was filled with a lot of firsts…
First time trying a lemon… Oooooo sour, Mommy!
First time standing on his own! And non-stop talking!
First baby wedgie! (Okay maybe not first, but funny as the first time!)
And staying as darned cute as he always is!
My friend, Jessica took some family portraits for us. I’m not showing you all of them because they are probably going to be a post of their own, and some Christmas presents, but here’s one of my favorites! I know Caden and Elijah aren’t looking, but we look real, you know? I like it.
Homeschooling Caden is going really, really well. I like it a lot. It’s been cool to be the one sitting next to him when a light bulb comes on above his head. He’s taken off reading and writing and he’s a wiz at math. (Not the cheesy kind. The smart kind.) Here’s something he wrote on the Magnadoodle the other day.
We also took our first homeschool field trip to the Wild Animal Park…
jean skirts and all. (Just so you know, this was not the only lady in a jean skirt. There were actually groups of females… young and old alike… donning the jean skirt. I don’t get it. Really, I don’t. Someone please explain.)
Caden and I celebrated our birthdays by getting Disneyland passes, so we’ve been there a lot! Caden took his first ride on the Matterhorn, and loved it!
Here’s the family with Tigger (minus me and my mom.)
And here’s Elijah’s first time on the merry go round.
I had a girls night out to celebrate my birthday. Nicci (my bestie) and I met up with Jessica and her friends for dinner, drinks, and Anjelah Johnson, who is seriously HILARIOUS! Don’t believe me? Watch this or this.
We have a loose tooth is da house!!! Oh yah, boi! Toothfairy, stand by.
I kept up with my New Year’s Resolution of swimming at least once a month. 🙂 Here’s Jacob in his trunks at Maw and Pop’s house, practicing his hula hoop skillz.
And finally, Halloween. First we went to the pumpkin patch…
Then we went to the Long Beach Dog Parade to walk my niece in her big event. (She even won an award! We’re so proud of you Harley!)
And finally dressing up as a ninja, The Incredible Hulk, and Buzz Lightyear for some fun of our own.
Oh, and good news! The bank postponed our foreclosure date of sale, and is looking at approving (hopefully) a short sale instead! We put our house on the market and got two offers in less than a week! Boo yah!
Ahhhhh, that was cleansing to get that all out!
Don’t worry… I’ll be back.