Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Last night I signed up for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I'm really excited. I'll be receiving all my information by Friday, so I'll fill you in on all the details then...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Up Another Pound

I had to take Nico to the doctor on Friday, he's up another pound from when I took him in 2 weeks ago, he weighed 14.9lbs. Elio and Nico have doctor appointments the same day next time, Nico will be 4 months and Elio 2 Years.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

As soon as I start to think we don't have many things planned, I looked at our family calendar and realized we are booked until May! How did that happen? Here's what we have going on:
  • The MacArthur's visiting this weekend
  • 3rd and 4th- Cousin Kellen Coming To Visit And Easter
  • 10th and 11th- Easter With My Family
  • 17th and 18th- Rendezvous And Nico's Baptism
  • 23rd and 24th- Contractor Dinner And A Day In The Park
Plus, I have a lot of MOMS Club events, a couple birthdays and we have a friend and cousin having babies this month! It looks like it going to be an exciting few weeks for us.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

San Diego

Carmel Popcorn, San Diego Zoo, Nico's First Airplane Ride, Tigers, Buca di Beppo, Elephants, Cousins, Zebras, Knot's Berry Farm, Nonna and Nonno, Hippos, Elio's First Amusement Park Ride, Turtles, Grandma, LA, Aunts, Birds, Ice Cream, Train Ride, Monkeys, Fountains, Uncles, Car Ride, Giraffe, Coffee, Balboa Park, Boat Ride, Filippi's Pizza, Safari Hat, Baby Camel, Snoopy, Cookies, Gorilla, Baby Meerkat and more.

As you can see, we did a lot, saw a lot, ate a lot and had a wonderful time in San Diego and LA. We visited with lots of family and were able to go on a few adventures. Our flights went really good, we were complimented on how well our children did on both flights. Marisa and Richard met us down there with all of our luggage. It made the airport so much easier, and we are so thankful they were there to help us out. Wow, it's a bit more of a challenge traveling with two children but so much fun. We can't wait to go back!

I'll be posting pictures soon, we took a ton. I've been really busy trying to get everything put away and my house cleaned since we are having our good friends Melissa, Daniel and Grant come this weekend.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

San Diego

Myself, Kyle, Elio and Nico are all flying to San Diego very soon. I wanted to find out more info on traveling with children so I did a little research on the TSA website. I found some good information but I also found these two things that I thought were funny:
  • NEVER leave babies in an infant carrier while it goes through the X-ray machine.
  • While going though the Metal Detector, do not pass your child to our Security Officer to hold.
Really? Do they have to post these things. Sometimes I wonder about people.

We are excited and nervous for our trip. The thought of flying with two kids under 2 is a little overwhelming, but we know it's going to be tons of fun once we get there.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Nico's 2 Month Check Up

Length: 24 1/2 inches
Weight: 13.8 lbs
Head: 40cm

He's a big boy and in the 90th percentile for everything! The Doctor said he's a healthy happy baby. We couldn't agree more. I can't believe how much he has changed since he's been born and how fast it's gone by. He loves to smile, make cute little noises and he is getting really close to being able to hold his head up. He's starting to be more aware of his surroundings and Dr. Mahon said he made good eye contact.

I took a look at Elio's baby book, he was 14.1lbs and 24 inches long, he was also in the 90th percentile at his 2 month check up. Elio still seems tall compared to other kids his age. If this keeps up we might have some big boys!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Good Night

Last night was AMAZING. Nico slept 9 straight hours, ate, then back to sleep for another 2 hours. We recently started to get both boys down at about 7:15 at night, it makes for an early wake up time of about 6 or 6:30, but at least Kyle and I get some quiet time in the evening. Let's hope this can continue!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our Mini Vacation

Here's what we did during our little vacation to Vacaville.

  • Marisa, Kyle, Elio, Nico and I drove to Vacaville- Both kids slept all the way!
  • Dinner- In & Out Burgers...Yum!
  • Kyle went to his class for Ace Hardware - He was learning how to mix paint.
  • Shopping- I finally was able to do some Christmas and Birthday shopping (i love gift cards!)
  • Went to Sac to meet baby Bennet! Kyle met us after class at Stef and Johns house in Sac. Michela also came over, we ordered in dinner and got to hang out with the babies. They are so cute!
  • Kyle had his last day of class.
  • Marisa, the boys and I all went out to breakfast- Country Waffles, one of my old fav's from Chico.
  • Grocery Shopping- Nugget is such a great store.
  • Took the boys to the park in the Nut Tree Shopping Center- Elio and Nonna took a train ride while we waited for Kyle to get out of class.
  • Kyle came home early!
  • Nonno drove over from Fort Bragg.
  • Uncle Mike and Auntie Raquel came over for dinner- MMM...Spaghetti.
  • Kyle and Elio took a hot tub together- Elio now dunks under water, and he LOVES it!
  • I got to drive to Sac and do a little more shopping...ALL BY MYSELF it was great!
  • Kyle and I had a much needed Date Night- Thai Food and our first IMAX movie. We saw Alice in Wonderland and loved it. I can't even tell you how nice it was to have some alone time.
  • Hot tubing again
  • Took naps
  • Drove to Santa Rosa to have dinner with Uncle Richie and Auntie Corinne.
  • Got home at about 11pm. I could hardly keep my eyes open.

I'm exhausted and have a ton of laundry but overall it was a great trip out of town.

Here are a few pic's:

I brought home my 3D glasses for Elio, he put them on upside down of course.

Monday, March 8, 2010

After four different doctors, being on medication for nearly a month, Nico being on medication for a week, and having horrible pain almost every time after I nurse, I have decided to call it quits. Since the doctors have no idea what is wrong with me and I'm tired of being in pain, I think it's best stop nursing. As much as I would like to continue, I just can't. I'm trying to look on the bright side. I've given Nico a great start, I can have my body back, oh and maybe get a little help from Kyle on the night shift (the weekends of course).