Tuesday, July 29, 2008

unfortunately all in a day

There are days when by the time Justin comes home I have reached my max. And then there are days, like today, that max you out just hours after you've climbed out of bed. Today included:
a teething baby (that's a reoccurring one all day)
an ant infestation (I actually just cleaned last night, go figure)
re-cleaning the house
food tantrums from Brody who won't eat
having yogurt smeared on my shirt right after I got dressed
finally getting Brody to sleep and maybe a full minute later
an EARTHQUAKE shakes him awake and freaks me out (I HATE them!)
not being able to get a hold of Justin until an hour after the earthquake had passed
Body waking up and hour and a half early from his nap
Brody climbing out of him crib and falling to the floor before I could get him(a new development)
the dvr recorded extended news coverage instead of one of my shows
another food tantrum
Brody climbing under the table and standing up, bumping his head
spilling water on my ipod.

Ok so individually not that bad, but in a seven hour period, it's a bit much, at least for me. Anywho, we went on a walk in the afternoon and everything seemed to calm down after that. Our last hour before Justin came home was pretty fun, so maybe the day will balance out after all. Hopefully I'm not alone in having totally stressed out-patience exhausting days! Now.. where's the chocolate?!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I need a little help...

So as a preschool teacher I received TONS of candles as gifts, which I have steadily been trying out. However, I haven't really come across a candle that continually gives off a lasting great scent. So, any suggestions of candles I should try? Thanks for the help!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

the big day

Last Thursday was the biggest day of the year for our family, since we celebrate both our anniversary and Brody's birthday. Ok, so the anniversary hasn't actually been celebrated yet (although I did get my present) but we did celebrate Brody's first birthday with a little bbq party with family and friends. Lately it seems that Brody is getting to be a lot more kid and a lot less baby. He working on walking, trying to climb up slides at the park and even thinks he can swim by himself in the pool. I think he sincerely believes he's as big as three year old, except for the tiny little fact that he only one. Brody is such a funny kid, and he if he's ever at your house he'll explore it ALL! He's so fun and I can't believe how fast this year has gone. As a sum up: I LOVE our little guy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

American Idol

Tonight was the big culminating event of the Ashton's holiday celebration, so we headed to downtown LA to have CPK and attend the Idols Live concert. The top ten idols performed: Chikezie, Ramiele, Michael Johns, Kristy Lee Cook, Carly, Brooke, Jason, Syesha, David Archuleta and David Cook. The first two were a little boring but Michael Johns came out singing some Queen, and the whole show took off from there! The concert was really fun and it was great to spend the evening with everyone!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Beach day

On Saturday we went to the beach with Justin's family. It was actually the first time Brody's been at the beach to play rather than for my walks. I didn't know how he'd like the beach, given the pool fiasco, but he absolutely loved it! He loved having the water splash over him and flow back through his toes! He did get a little upset when the water would wash back out, but other than that he had a great time! It's soo fun to watch him experience new things and we were thrilled he enjoyed his day at the beach!

All bundled up to help dry off, it's one of my favorite pictures of him!

Taking Brody in the water.

Brody's practicing boarding on land before he heads into the water.

4th of July

We spent the 4th with Justin's family (my parents were visiting my new niece in Washington) and had quite a day! In the morning we had some amazing cinnamon rolls, and later that afternoon we had an all-American bbq with hot dogs and hamburgers. Afterwards we headed to the park for a big game of whiffle ball. Then after an interesting game of ninja moves taught by Rob, the fireworks finally started. It was a great 4th!

Justin up to bat.

Just setting up camp to stake out an area for the fireworks show.

The most intriguing toy to ever cross Brody: an iphone!
I was a little apprehensive to see how Brody would respond to the fireworks but he was completely enthralled! I don't think he blinked the entire show, so fascinating! Family, bbq, and fireworks, another great 4th! And ps, the band-aide is for a little cut Brody got earlier, just the pit"falls" of trying to walk.

Feelin' pretty cool

Well I finally got on the computer to do a little blogging and found this award given to me by my sister Wendy:

So on the same note, I also award this honor to other entertaining bloggers: Caroline, Holly, Lisa and Paperback writer! Post it up and share the love! Thanks Wendy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Gettin' comfy

Today while feeding Brody he got real squirmy and suddenly busted into a new feeding position. He kept his foot on the tray through the entire feeding. Normally I'm really not comfortable mixing feet and food, but it was too funny. Surprisingly his foot was clean throughout the entire meal, pretty impressive!