Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wonderscope Outing

Today Aaron, Grandma, and I got to enjoy an outing together to Wonderscope, a children's hands-on museum.  We started the afternoon off by checking out Old Shawnee Pizza for lunch.  Of course pizza is one of Aaron's favorite foods.

Then we headed over to the museum for Smithsonian Magazines, "Museum Day" where our admission was free!  Aaron had the BEST time ever and I'm sure I can speak for Grandma when I say we enjoyed it just as much.  It was so fun to watch him explore in the different exhibits.  The museum is an old school building that they have converted over using each classroom as a different exhibit.  It's hard to say which room was Aaron's favorite.  He liked the Raceways, Small Wonders, H2O, Lego, and Farm to Market rooms just about equally!  Grandma took great pics and video throughout our day.  We stayed for a pretty good amount of time and Aaron was out before we even got to the highway on the way home.  

Nanny - you're next!  It's worth the visit even if it's not free next time around.

This is a short video so you can watch as Aaron explores too!

Friday, September 24, 2010

And today we're into...

Mommy's coffee...

He was continuously dipping his fingers into the cup and then licking them.  The good news: a) it wasn't hot anymore, b) it was decaf and c) it was on the floor protector so the clean up was easy.  We don't need to start a coffee addiction this early in life!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Disaster Strikes

This isn't exactly a natural disaster but when left alone, Aaron naturally makes disasters...

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Cry for Help

I know that cry.  It's not an "I'm hungry" cry or "I'm tired cry."  It's not an "angry" cry.  It might be a little "frustrated" cry or even a little "I'm scared" cry.  But mostly, it's an "I'm stuck cry!"  This cry can usually be identified when Aaron has managed to lock himself in the office, the bedroom, or the bathroom by himself in the dark.  It can also be heard when he's gotten himself stuck in an certain position that includes a body part, i.e. a leg or arm, hand or foot, that is wedged somewhere that he cannot get loose.

Today that cry meant, "mom, I'm stuck in Ellie's water dish!"

"And I can't get up!"

Yes, my child is fascinated with Ellie's water.  He can usually be found stomping his feet in it or throwing objects such as cordless phones in it.  Today, however, he decided to become adventurous and SIT in it.  I guess I need to take this boy swimming soon!

Friday, September 17, 2010

17 weeks

So I'm officially 17 weeks along today.  No there is nothing special about the number 17 it just occured to me that time is going quicker than I thought it would.  I'm not complaining!  February is just around the corner.  I had a doctors appointment on Wednesday - very uneventful.  Baby is healthy, heart is loud and clear, and though my BP was up a bit, my doctor is not concerned as I was feeling a little "under the weather" that day.

I scheduled the big sonogram for October 15th...yes, on my birthday!  I go in at 9:00 in the morning and then have a doctor's checkup right afterward.  Any guesses on what it will be?  I have a feeling boy - not really any particular reason but it just seems that way.  My other preggo friends that are due close to me in February are already finding out!  So far one is having a girl and the other finds out next week.  So excited either way.  I can't wait to start calling him/her a real name and start planning for their arrival.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Trouble with my phone videos

If I could ever get my video files to work from my phone I might just be able to post the new things that Aaron is doing these days.  He's doing things like sliding down the big slides at the park on his own and eating food with a spoon by himself.  It's absolutely adorable AND caught on camera.  My phone recently started videoing in a different format than I've used in the past.  I don't know if it did it automatically or if I changed something on accident, but now I cannot use the video files in my editing programs.  Keeping my fingers crossed that I can get it working because he is just too cute.  I'll keep you posted.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fire Casualty

How not to get out of your house

If we can't sell, I guess burning it down works right?  NOT!!!  I did come a little too close to that today though.  Yesterday we had a house showing, so in my effort to clear the counter tops of all unessesary cluter I decided to put the Rice Krispy box, a bag of chips, a vase, and our empty fruit bowl in the oven.  I must have told myself a thousand times to remember to take them out before I turn it on next time.... but....  I didn't account for baby brain.

So today I had a craving for Lambert's Rolls.  Since it's uneconomical to drive 3 hours to Springfield, I got online and found a recipe.  I was quite excited to try this one out.  I had my dough rising and was getting the potatoes ready to roast to go with our baked chicken for dinner.  I turned the oven on 400 degrees to preheat and then left the room to talk on the phone with my mom.  After hanging up I realized something smelled funny.  Aaron was playing in the living room when I walked into the kitchen and realized my OVEN WAS ON FIRE!!!  Seriously.  The flames where coming out of the door.  I grabbed a mit and opened the door only then realizing my stupid mistake.  What to do?  Throw water on it?  Flour?  First - run to the room and wake up my sleeping hubby (who worked three OT night shifts the last few nights).

Throwing open the bedroom door I yell, "the oven's on fire - help!!!"  He rushes to help and tells me in his sleep stupor to throw flour on it, thinking it was a grease fire.  So here I am, in my apron with my jug of flour throwing handfuls onto the ever growing flame.  At this point the bag of chips have denigrated and the Rice Krispy box is indistinguishable.  John can't figure out what is actually burning.  He takes a grill tong and starts clearing out burning debris and putting them in the sink under the faucet which is now running.  I step away as he takes over so I can keep Aaron at bay.  He then sprays it with the sink hose - something I should have thought of in the first place!!

The cold water shatters the glass fruit bowl and by now the fire detectors are blaring and I'm running around opening windows.  We think it's over but the smoke keeps coming.  I go over to the open oven and notice a flame burning UNDERNEATH!  Oven mitts in hand we yank the drawer out and John sprays it down too.  One final check to make sure nothing else is on fire and then it's over with nothing but a HUGE mess to clean up and a smelly house.  It all happened so fast!

Although I was in panic mode I still somehow mangaed to think in the midst of the fire... "this would make a great blog story, better snap a pic."  So here you are...

We were able to save the bread dough by putting it in the fridge - I'll try baking it tomorrow.  No rolls tonight...just a family date to Applebees!

Monday, September 6, 2010

What's new?

"Nobody's updated thier blog lately so I have nothing to read..." says my mom as I talk to her on the phone this morning. : )  I guess I haven't had anything big to add lately.  However, little things add up I suppose so here's what's new...

Aaron has added 2 bottom molars to the two on top that he's been working on.  None of them are fully in but they are occasionally reaking havoc on him and he periodically walks around with his hand on or in his mouth whining,  It does get under my skin sometimes but I know he's hurting and that bugs me more than the whining.  I wish I could take the pain away.  They've all cut through so now they are just growing in.

John's cousin Brian is home on leave from Iraq.  His parents threw him a big welcome home party on Friday night and John, Aaron, and I got to attend.  It was so nice to see him and all the family.  We're hoping to have him over to our house before he has to return.  Glad he made it back safe and praying for another safe return later.

John made Aaron and I a great breakfast yesterday of french toast and bacon.  I slept in until 8:30 which is pretty late for me.  I usually get up with Aaron around 7 but every once in a while John takes morning duty when he has time off of work.  It was really nice to wake up to the smell of maple syrup, bacon, and coffee.

I am now 15 weeks, almost 16 weeks along and am feeling much better these days.  I occasionally reflect on my progress from when I was pregnant with Aaron and marvel at how similar and different this pregnancy is.  My belly is finally looking a little "pregnant" and not quite as chubby although when touched, it's still flabby - not hard!

We took Aaron to Celebration Park yesterday and watched as Aaron climbed every hill he could find.  Who needs playground equipment when you have green mounds to climb!  He did enjoy the kiddie section though - he was able to get up and down all by himself.  He also LOVED the big kid slides.  Daddy took him down a few times and he giggled all the way.

That's what's new in the Farns house - just everyday life.  I love it!